Red Cross announces blood drive opportunities coming up soon

The American Red Cross has announced the following blood donation opportunities in Huntington County:

Huntington
Jan. 5, 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 860 Cherry St.

Jan. 14, 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd.

Warren
Monday, Dec. 30, 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Knight Bergman Center, 132 S. Nancy St.

Wall wins contest


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Marilyn Wall, a resident of the LaFontaine Center, in Huntington, recently won a door-decorating contest held by the center. She received a Walmart gift certificate for her efforts. Richard Books was the contest’s runner-up and also received a gift certificate.

Audrey Hosier wins Scripps Spelling Bee at Flint Springs Elementary

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Audrey Hosier

Audrey Hosier was the champion of the Scripps Spelling Bee at Flint Springs Elementary on Dec. 12. Her winning word was “capable.”

Hosier is the daughter of Wesley and Amanda Hosier. She will represent Flint Springs at the county spelling bee on Feb. 3.

Nahla Graft was the runner-up. She is the daughter of Alisha Ladyga.

Musical chairs on the hardwood

Fifth-graders from Huntington County Community School Corporation elementary schools play a game of musical chairs – with a basketball twist – at halftime of a Huntington University men’s basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The fifth-graders were at HU for the school’s second-annual Integrity Day, which saw the students learn about the values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.

Zay attends insurance council meeting

State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) (right) stands with State Rep. Matt Lehman (R-Berne) at the National Council of Insurance Legislators annual meeting in Austin, TX.
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State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) and other Indiana lawmakers attended the annual meeting of the National Council of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) in Austin, TX, from Dec. 10 to 13.

NCOIL is a legislative organization that brings together policymakers serving on insurance and financial committees and educates them on current insurance issues.

Learning about winter


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Preschool children from Little Hands Big Hearts Daycare, in Wabash, help Interpretive Naturalist Eva Webb build a trash bag “snowman” on Wednesday, Dec. 18, during Salamonie Preschool at the Salamonie Interpretive Center.

Hgtn. trash collection to be delayed by holidays

Advanced Disposal has announced that trash collection in Huntington will be delayed by one day for upcoming holidays.

Trash collection will not occur on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, or New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.

Collection will resume the day after those holidays.

Off to see Christmas lights


Photo by Steve Clark.

Cyclists depart Schenkel Station in Huntington for the Christmas Light Bicycle Ride on Tuesday, Dec. 17. The Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association put on the event, which saw cyclists, as well as runners, trek through the city, admiring Christmas lights.

Donation to Goetz Memorial Park


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Lassus Handy Dandy, in Roanoke, recently donated $1,700 to Drake Goetz Memorial Park. The funds were raised through selling hats and gloves and also via scannable donations. Pictured are (from left) Lisa Southworth, Mikaela Retter, Jean Pasko, Justin Hostler and Alice Kenworthy.

YSB issues warning about coats, car seats

With the weather getting colder, the natural instinct is to bundle up kids with winter coats, hats and gloves. However, when there is an infant or young child in a child restraint, this is a dangerous combination.

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