Larry L. Noland

Larry Leroy Noland, 55, of Wabash, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at 3:09 p.m. in Fort Wayne.

He was born Sept. 15, 1964, in Duluth, MN, to Clifford L. Noland and Bonnie Rae Brown.

Keeping the Historic Forks clean


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Three local men recently constructed five trash containers and donated them to the Historic Forks of the Wabash, in Huntington. The containers will replace five older containers that served the park area for many years. Pictured are (from left) the men who built the containers, Richard Wymer, Stan Bippus and Jerry Martin.

Aspiring Hoosier teachers can get up to $30K in state scholarships

The Indiana General Assembly created the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship in 2016.

Each year, this program provides up to 200 aspiring Hoosier teachers with scholarships worth up to $30,000.

Recipients will receive $7,500 each year of college in return for committing to teach in Indiana for at least five years after graduating.

To qualify for the scholarship, students have to graduate in the top 20 percent of their high school class or score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT.

Pucker up!


Photo by Steve Clark.

Principal Jami Craft of Roanoke Elementary School kisses “Ben,” a steer owned by school secretary Gayle Melcher, during an assembly marking the conclusion of the school’s Read-A-Thon initiative on Friday, Sept. 27. Craft pledged to smooch a cow if the student body met its Read-A-Thon fund-raising goal. As students surpassed that goal, raising $22,964 for the school, Craft delivered on her promise. The Read-A-Thon saw students read books and raise funds for the school over the course of two weeks.

Annual fall cleanup along 200W needs volunteers to pick up trash

The fall 200W clean-up will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon to pick up trash along 200W (Salamonie Road) between Waterworks and Division roads.
Participants will meet at 7:30 a.m. for instructions at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club, 792N-200W, Huntington.

Volunteers are needed. Gloves, bags and traffic direction will be provided. The event will be held rain or shine.

For more information call 388-4403 or visit “200 West Clean-Up” on Facebook.

Huntington County Honors inducts 2019 class

The best representatives of Huntington County’s past and present are set to be celebrated as Huntington County Honors inducts its 2019 class.

The public ceremony will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. at the Historic Forks of the Wabash. This year’s group includes 10 honorees whose lifetime achievements and works are being recognized.

Forester Homecoming set for this weekend

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Becky Benjamin.

Huntington University will hold its annual Forester Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5.

Now in its 70th year, the two-day celebration of the university and the people connected to it will feature staple events, such as the homecoming parade and the crowning of the homecoming king and queen, along with a bevy of athletic and artistic events.

Arrowhead Award


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival co-chairs Lori Satchwill (left) and Jennifer Scalf (right) presented Judy Johnson with the festival’s Arrowhead Award on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 28, on the Heartland REMC Outdoor Stage for her many years of service to the festival.

Solid Rock sets its fall bazaar for Oct. 19 date

Baked goods will be among the items for sale on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the Solid Rock United Methodist Church, in Warren, holds its annual fall bazaar.

Pottery by Liz Bolinger and Gary Walter’s stained glass will also be for sale at the bazaar.

The church is located at 485 Bennett Drive.

For more information, call 375-3873.

Daas, Young named October Jr. Rotarians

Brant Young (second from left) and Emily Daas (third from left) are the Huntington Rotary Club’s Junior Rotarians for October. With them are Rotary Club sponsors Nicole Johnson (left) and Randy Sizemore.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Emily Daas and Brant Young are the Huntington Rotary Club’s Junior Rotarians for October.

Daas is a senior at Huntington North High School. She is on the 2020 class council and has participated in the Riley Dance Marathon, Freshman Mentor, YCF-Campus Life and Core. She has been a Campus Life middle school leader, varsity tennis member and boy’s tennis manager.

Her future plans involve attending Kelley School of Business at Indiana University to study finance and/or social and economic law and policies.

Daas is the daughter of Jane and Joel Daas.

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