Bippus Lions holding fish, loin supper on April 9

The Bippus Lions Club will hold a fish and tenderloin supper on Tuesday, April 9, at the Bippus Community Building, in Bippus, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

It will be an all-you-can-eat meal. The fish will be prepared by Dan’s Fish Fry. Sides include bread and butter, green beans, applesauce and cookies. Drinks will be served as well.

There is a fee to attend, which is reduced for children ages 6 to 10.

Make and take


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Kids from the local Parkview Boys & Girls Club who visited the Professional Piddlers’ workshop recently show off some of the birdhouses the woodworkers made that they decorated. They later got to take the birdhouses home. Pictured are (front row from left) Lucie Bennett, Logan Noland, Miranda Ervin, Christian Bennett and Club Youth Development Professional Rachel Long; and (back row from left) Professional Piddlers members Jerry Martin, Ron Weiss and Richard Wymer; and Club Program Director Desiree Frederick.

Churches partnering for community sunrise service

Several local churches are partnering together to offer an Easter sunrise service on April 21 at 7 a.m. that is open to the public in Sunken Gardens at Memorial Park, in Huntington.

Trinity United Meth-odist members will sing hymns; Amos Rawley, pastor of New Hope United Brethren, will preach the gospel; Zen Hess, pastor of St. Peter’s First Community Church, will serve communion.

The service will happen rain or shine, notes Andrew Rensberger, community engagement/volunteer coordinator for the city.

List Senior Center events for week of April 8-12

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

Monday, April 8
• 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, April 9
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, April 10
• 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.

Bendix announces expansion to sixth Huntington location

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC announced on Monday, April 1, it is expanding its long-standing Huntington footprint with the addition of a sixth location.

The new site will be a 409,000-square-foot facility, which will enable strategic alignment of Bendix’s manufacturing operations and expanded opportunities to support the company’s escalating commercial vehicle aftermarket business.

VFW, sheriff’s dept. to host benefit for ex-local

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, in Huntington, and the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department are partnering to hold a benefit for Huntington native Dalton Emley. Emley sustained injuries in a car accident in January that left him paralyzed from the waist down. The benefit will be held Saturday, April 27, at Post 2689 from 4:30 p.m. to midnight. Pictured are (front row from left) Gloria Holzinger, Emley’s grandmother; Jim Kneller, president, VFW Auxiliary Indiana Fifth District; Daisha Barnes, Emley’s mother; Emley; Karen Wehr, lead vocalist, Wehr Rock of Elders, which will be performing at the benefit; Chuck Kuschel, commander, Post 2689; and Alan McCurdy, guitarist, Wehr Rock of Elders; and (back row from left) James Helvie, guitarist, Bob Manginelli, drummer and Mike Bartholomew, bassist, all Wehr Rock of Elders; and Steve Garwood, cook, Post 2689.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 is hosting a benefit for a Huntington native who was injured in a car accident earlier this year.

Dalton Emley will be the recipient of the event’s proceeds. The 21-year-old sustained injuries in a January car collision that left him paralyzed from the waist down.

Born and raised in Huntington, Emley now resides in Westfield. He is a VFW auxiliary member.

County third-graders to celebrate Ag Day

Huntington County Ag Day is Tuesday, April 9.

Third-grade students from public, private and home schools in Huntington County will participate in this event at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Farmers and agricultural professionals volunteer their time and talents to make this program a success.

The Huntington County Extension Office coordinates an Ag Day event each spring to educate third grade students about agriculture. There are 12 learning stations on topics involving animal agriculture, crops, soils and machinery.

Community-wide effort to have Christmas wreath back this year

Huntington Sheet Metal is rebuilding the framework for the former Wolf & Dessauer Christmas wreath that now hangs in Sunken Gardens. It remained dark in 2018 due to its poor condition, but it will be relit for Christmas 2019.
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The iconic “Merry Christmas” wreath is set to come down from its perch above Sunken Gardens in early April, but a community-wide effort will have it sparkling again in time for Christmas 2019.

“The reason it has to come down now is so the work can get started to have it ready for the lighting ceremony on Sunday night, Dec. 1,” says Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters.

Senior luncheon


Photo by Steve Clark.

Ellen Mock (left), of the Honeywell Foundation, in Wabash, speaks about the organization’s programming this year to attendees of the Salamonie Senior Luncheon at the Salamonie Interpretive Center, in rural Andrews, on Monday, April 1. The Salamonie Senior Luncheon is held the first Monday of every month and features lunch and a speaker.

Lincoln Elementary announces 3Q perfect attendance

Lincoln Elementary has announced the following students who have achieved perfect attendance for the third quarter of the 2018-19 school year.

Kindergarten
Bray’lee Bartrum, McKinley Carpenter, Zakory Craig, Keagen DeLaGrange, Jazmyn Johnson, Oaklee Jones and Diana Murillo.

First Grade
Gracie Briggs, Leilani Burton, Jordan Cutshall, Piper Fields, Jonah Fields, Brycan Hathaway, Ethan Johnson, Aurie Martin, Lyric Murphy, Layne Myers, Bryson Oden, Samuel Rieger, McKinleigh Smith and Zachary VanLandingham.

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