Local Extension to host staycation workshops

Purdue Extension Huntington County will be hosting staycation workshops Oct. 16 to 19, during the Huntington County Community School Corporation’s fall break for youth in grades 3 to 12.

Youth can register at the Purdue Extension office, 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington, for the following sessions:

• Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16, 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to noon – Fun in the Kitchen. Youth will learn easy, healthy foods they can make while having fun in the kitchen. A fee is charged.

Pizza Hut fund-raiser for SO set for Sept. 24

Huntington County Special Olympics will be hosting a fund-raiser at the Huntington Pizza Hut on Monday, Sept. 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

One dollar from each adult buffet and tips that evening will go to the Huntington County Special Olympics, a not-for-profit organization providing year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  

For more information, contact Keith Harley at 410-1107.  

True cost of operating landfill a grim reality

Workers at the City of Huntington landfill compact trash into a cell at the landfill. The landfill is in the process of closing permanently due to a combination of factors.
Photo provided.

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The Huntington City Landfill, which opened in 1970, won’t be around to see its 50th birthday.

Beset by rising costs, ever-tightening environmental regulations and the consequences of missteps in the past, the landfill is now being permanently closed. Trash pickup and disposal in the City of Huntington will be outsourced to a private company.

LACE accepting grant applications to reduce drug impact effects in county

Local Anti-Drug Coalition Efforts (LACE) is accepting grant applications from organizations seeking funding to reduce the negative impact of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs in Huntington County.

LACE will distribute funds in the categories of Criminal Justice Services, Intervention and Prevention.

The applications are due on Oct. 15. Grant applications and other information may be obtained by contacting Amy Hathaway, LACE coordinator, at Lace@huntington.in.us.

Cleaning it up

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Russell Ainslie (right) paddles a flat boat on the Little River, as students from Huntington North High School (background) tread the water alongside their boat, which served as a collector for trash and debris they removed from the river on Saturday, Sept. 15. A dozen volunteers entered the river at Elmwood Park to work on the project. It was sponsored by the Huntington County SWCD, which received a grant from Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s Watershed Management grant to clean up a 1.5 mile stretch of the river between Elmwood Park and the Forks of the Wabash.

Commissioners to hold executive session Sept. 24 to interview people

The Huntington County Commissioners will hold an executive session Monday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. and also Monday, Oct. 1, at 1 p.m. in the Huntington County Commissioners’ Office, Room 103A, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The purpose of the meetings is to receive information about and interview prospective employees.

Executive sessions are closed to the public.

Local woman sets up MD fund-raiser at Skyzone

Jillena Millington, of Huntington, has set up a fund-raiser for Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy patients on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Skyzone in Fort Wayne.

The event will raise funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a research center for muscular dystrophy. Half of the proceeds will go to muscular dystrophy research and the other half will go to helping children afflicted with the disease, Millington notes.

Nazarene Church holds ‘Freedom Sunday’ svc.

Huntington Church of the Nazarene will observe Freedom Sunday on Sept. 23, in support of anti-human trafficking.
Currently, 40 million people worldwide are slaves in sex exploitation and/or labor. No U.S. state is exempt.

Attendees can learn more in the 10:30 a.m. service.

The church is located at 1555 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

Auction night benefits New Life Ministries

New Life Ministries has announced its Annual Benefit Auction set for Nov. 8, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Cottage Event Center located at 9524 U.S.-24, Roanoke.

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. There will be raffles, door prizes and a wide variety of items available at the auction. Items such as certificates for events, dining and services are donated by churches, businesses and individuals.

Viking netboys dispatch Norwell

Spencer Atkinson, a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team, lays a hit on the ball in action at second doubles during a match against visiting Norwell on Tuesday, Sept. 18. Atkinson and partner Noah Zahn won their match, 6-0, 6-2, to help the Vikings beat the Knights, 4-1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team dispatched visiting Norwell, 4-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

The Vikings, 8-6, 5-1 in Northeast 8 Conference play, swept doubles play. The No. 2 duo of senior Spencer Atkinson and sophomore Noah Zahn beat Ethan Bailey and Carson Liby, 6-0, 6-2. In the first match, senior Clark Kitchen and junior Isaac Eckert logged a 6-4, 6-4 win over Tanner Johnson and Kaden Bussell.


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