Salvation Army sign-up for Christmas underway

The Salvation Army of Huntington County has announced that the sign-up period for its Christmas assistance program will be closing soon.

Sign-ups will be accepted on  Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Salvation Army is located at 1424 E. Market St., Huntington.

The phone number is 356-3485.

Markle TC to discuss storage issues at mtg.

The Markle Town Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 5 p.m. at the Markle Town Hall, 197 E. Morse St., Markle.

The purpose of the meeting is to decide how to proceed with the building at 480 N. Clark St.

There will also be discussion on the different options for providing storage for the town’s equipment.

Pose like a turkey


Photo by Steve Clark.

Eva Webb, an interpretive naturalist with Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, strikes a turkey pose during a Salamonie Preschool session on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Salamonie Interpretive Center, in Andrews. With Thanksgiving approaching, preschoolers learned all about turkeys.

Eager helpers


Photo provided.

Children at St. Peter’s First Community Church, in Huntington, show their enthusiasm after helping carry food forward for offering during the church’s annual Ingathering service, held earlier this month. The food will be used in the church’s SeniorPak program, in which volunteers deliver groceries every other Tuesday to Seniors in the community who qualify for the program.

Pomp and Plenty


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North Varsity Singers perform Saturday night, Nov. 22, during one of the group's annual Pomp and Plenty fund-raiser shows over the weekend. The Viking Volume performed in the extravaganza as well.

Christmas village display

Kim Thiele (left) and Kim Nedberg participate in a scavenger hunt involving the Christmas village at the Brooks Family Christmas Village display at the Warren United Church of Christ as part of the Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees in Warren on Friday night, Nov. 22.

Christmas music


Photo by Steve Clark.

Singer Tab Beechler performs at Riverside Park on Friday night, Nov. 22, as part of the Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees in Warren.

Soup for the Arts


Photo by Steve Clark.

Cheryl DeWeese (left) serves up a bottle of water to Christa Pearson at the Soup for the Arts put on by the Warren Creative Arts Outreach at the Knight Bergman Center on Friday, Nov. 22, during the Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees in Warren.

Colclesser starts hot as Lady Vikes down Northfield

Huntington North guard Leah Campbell guns one from downtown in the Lady Vikings 42-20 win over visiting Northfield on Saturday night, Nov. 23.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Reece Coclesser scored seven of her game-high 10 points in the opening frame as the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team topped visiting Northfield, 42-20 on Saturday night, Nov. 23.

The Lady Vikings, 5-1, held a 9-4 lead at the end of the first frame and led 25-10 at halftime. They were up 31-14 heading into the final stanza.

Grace Sell added nine points and Leah Campbell had eight for HNHS.

HU has chances but comes up short to Madonna

Huntington University guard Peyton West lines up a jumper over a Madonna defender on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Platt Arena. West tallied 20 but HU lost, 86-85.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men’s basketball team had several chances to win at the end but couldn’t put anything in the bank and wound up losing an 86-85 heartbreaker to visiting ninth-ranked Madonna on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 23.

After Dwight Burton put Madonna up by one with 52 seconds left, Konner Platt hit a shot in the paint and got fouled, but the senior missed the mark on his free throw and HU trailed with 37 seconds left. Ten seconds later Caleb Middlesworth missed a shot but HU got the ball back with five seconds left on the clock, only to lose the ball as time expired.

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