Tripping the splash fantastic


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Genavive Weinley, 9 months, giggles as her grandmother, Patty Eckart, of Huntington, introduces her to the water jets at the Terry R. Abbett Splash Park on Thursday, July 12. The popular splash park is located within Drover Park at 1215 Etna Ave. on Huntington’s southwest side.

‘Car Art and More’ now open at Crestwoods

“Car Art and More” opened July 14 at Crestwoods Gallery in Roanoke with an artist reception on July 21, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This show features Kelly Bremer and Larry Hampton car art along with artists Austin Cartwright, Elizabeth Wamsley, Tim Brumbeloe and Justin Johnson.

The exhibition will run through Aug. 11.

The next showing will be Alan Larkin’s new paintings, with an opening to be announced.
Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery is located at 314 N. Main St., Roanoke.

Non-livestock project judging to be in county 4-H fair spotlight

Non-livestock project judging will be in the spotlight for much of this week at the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

The week begins on Tuesday, July 17, with fashion revue judging at Lincoln Elementary School. Judging is set to start at 9 a.m.

After that round of critiques, consumer clothing judging will begin at 11 a.m. at the school.

Many hands making light work


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of Pathfinders Services volunteer their time at the Helping Hands Community Garden on Wednesday, July 11, to pick off the flower and seed pods from parsley and cilantro plants. Removing them helps the plants to continue to grow. Various produce is available to be picked from the garden, including cucumbers, peppers, squash and onions. Hours are Mondays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Storm sewer project work to close State Street in Huntington for time

State Street in Huntington will be closed between Briant Street and Condit Street beginning today, Monday, July 16.

This closure is to allow for sewer improvements as part of the Long Term Control Plan CSO 008 Storm Sewer Separation Project.

Once in place, the closure is expected to last approximately one week. Access to local businesses will always be maintained.

A detour will be established and will use Briant Street, Franklin Street and Condit Street. Appropriate detour signage will be installed to guide traffic.

First Farmers to repurchase some stock

First Farmers Financial Corp. (OTCQX:FFMR), announced that at its July 10 board meeting, the board of directors approved a plan to repurchase up to $1 million in the corporation’s outstanding common stock on the open market.

Chess club


Photo by Steve Clark.

Mike Slosson (right) gives Fred Hartley (left) and Roger Waggoner (partially hidden) pointers about chess during the Adult Chess Club at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Saturday, July 7. The club is open to high-school aged players and up of all ability levels. It meets on the first Saturday of every month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the third Monday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Next radio society meet set for Monday, July 23

The next Huntington County Amateur Radio Society meeting will be held Monday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Café of Hope, 900 E. State St., Huntington.

The public is welcome to attend.

Norwood on dean’s list at Findlay

Brody Norwood, of Roanoke, has been named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at the University of Findlay.

To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

The university is located in Findlay, OH.

Several miles of 1-69 in Huntington County to be resurfaced starting July 16

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that Interstate 69 in Allen, Huntington and Wells counties is scheduled to be resurfaced on or after today, Monday, July 16, weather permitting.

The resurface work will take place during overnight hours between mile marker 285 in Huntington County and mile marker 295 in Allen County.

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