Mayoral candidates to square off in forum Oct. 10 at Victory Noll

Three candidates for Huntington city mayor will be featured in a forum hosted by Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the O’Donnell Room on the Victory Noll campus, located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.

The forum will include Republican candidate Larry Buzzard and independent candidates Johnnie Hiles and Richard Strick. Candidates will answer questions on issues concerning Huntington and will be given opportunities to present their vision for the city.

Saint Anne Victory Noll administrator returns to what she likes

Tracy Schultz was away from working at faith-based St. Anne Communities for a while to take a job as an administrator at a for-profit care facility, but she has returned to what she loved doing, this time landing in Huntington.

Schultz was the Fort Wayne campus’ residential director for about 10 years before she took the opportunity, then decided it wasn’t for her.

Returning to Saint Anne Communities, she became the new administrator at Saint Anne Victory Noll on April 23, bringing 13 years of experience to a new venue.

Local YMCA preschool to host pizza buffet night next Monday, Oct. 7

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA Preschool is hosting a pizza buffet night at the Huntington Pizza Hut on Monday, Oct. 7.

Pizza Hut will donate a portion from each adult buffet purchased between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

All tips will also be donated to the YMCA Preschool. Parents and YMCA Preschool staff will be providing service during the evening.

For more information contact Karen Teusch, YMCA preschool coordinator, at 359-9622.

St. Peter Lutheran Church Ladies sponsoring annual baked potato bar

St. Peter Lutheran Church Ladies are sponsoring their annual baked potato bar on Sunday, Oct. 6, for missions.

The dinner will be held in the gym of the education building located at 605 Polk St., with serving time from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The potato bar is open to the public.

This year the project’s proceeds will go to the Dream Center in Huntington.

Humane shelter seeks volunteers for next clean-up day on Oct. 6

The Huntington County Humane Shelter is seeking volunteers to help with its next clean-up day, Sunday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This clean-up day is the continuation of a clean-up day held earlier this summer. Participants should come prepared to be part of a paint crew, cleaning crew, lawn/flower/weed crew, skilled crew or muscle crew.

Smith sworn in


Photo by Steve Clark.

Austin Smith (third from left), gets sworn in as a deputy with the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department by Huntington County Circuit Court Judge Davin Smith (first from left) on Monday, Sept. 30, in the Circuit Court Courtroom at the Huntington County Courthouse. Holding the Bible for Smith is his girlfriend, Josie Goetz. Also pictured is Smith’s mother, Paula Bartoo.

Final Friday finale


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Heartstone Crossing plays classic rock on Friday night at the Knight Bergman Center in Warren as part of the Final Friday Outdoor Concert Series on Friday night, Sept. 27. The last concert of the season had to be moved indoors from  Riverside Park due to the rain.

Announce govt. meetings for next two weeks

The following are the governmental meetings listed for the time period from Monday, Oct. 7, to Friday, Oct. 18:

Tuesday, Oct. 8
5:30 p.m. - Andrews Board of Zoning Appeals, Andrews Town Hall.
7 p.m. - Huntington Common Council, City Building, Second Floor.

Wednesday, Oct. 9
6:30 p.m. - Huntington County Plan Commission, GAR Room, Courthouse.

Andrews Lions Club, Bethesda FBC to host pulled pork dinner on Oct. 12

The Andrews Lions Club and the Bethesda Freewill Baptist Church will host a pulled pork dinner on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church, 116 S. Main St., in Andrews.

The meal includes pulled pork sandwich, cole slaw, potato chips, drink and cookie. Hot dogs will also be available.

The meal is a free-will donation.

Carry-outs will be available.

Proceeds from the dinner will be used for community projects that each group supports.

There will also be a bake sale and bottles of pop and Beanie Babies will also be for sale.

List Senior Center events for next week

Here is a listing of events happening in October at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, Oct. 7
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 8
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 9
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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