HNHS graduate on Ivy Tech third place team at computer competition

A team of three School of Information Technology students from Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne, including a Huntington North High School graduate, placed third at the 26th annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) Midwestern regional collegiate programming competition on Oct. 4, in Lisle, IL.

First Presbyterian Church sets its Trunk or Treats

First Presbyterian Church in Huntington will have its Trunk of Treats event on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the John Street parking lot.

The event will be held inside the church if there is inclement weather.

First Presbyterian Chu-rch is located at 50 E. Tipton St., Huntington.

Celebrating Indiana Extension Homemakers

Members of the Huntington County Homemakers Extension Board flank Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (seated), as he prepares to sign a proclamation naming Oct. 20 through Oct. 26 as Indiana Extension Homemakers Week in the City of Huntington. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Carla Rice, Stephanie Jerabek, Rita McCabe and Nancy Vickery.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Indiana Extension Homemakers Week is Oct. 20 to 26, celebrating the 106th year of the state organization, founded to bring educational lessons from research-based programs at Purdue University to rural women across the state.

The goal was, and still is, to improve the quality of life of rural women and their families, note Extension Homemaker officials.

Race relations expert at HU for Forester Lecture

Daryl Davis
Photo provided.

Huntington University will be welcoming Daryl Davis as the speaker for the next Forester Lecture, entitled “Klan-Destine Relationships,” on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in Zurcher Auditorium at the Merillat Center for the Arts.

Davis is a nationally acclaimed race relations expert and internationally known musician, actor and author. His work involves applying a wealth of knowledge and experience in transcending racial and cultural barriers, acquired through study and time spent in 51 countries, to the racial issues currently facing the United States.

Eagle on Canvas workshop at SIC on Nov. 17

Just in time for the arrival of Upper Wabash wintering eagles, an Eagle on Canvas workshop will be held at Salamonie’s interpretive center on Nov. 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  

During this two-hour workshop, participants will create a painting with instruction from artist Erica Tyson. Participants will take their work of art home.

There is a cost for the workshop, payable day of event. Call to register, 468-2127. Limited space is available.

Chevy store to have one stop trunk or treat event

Huntington Chevrolet Office Manager Katrina Andrews (left) and Sales Representative Camarie Young show off one of the trunks Young decorated that will be part of the dealership’s multi-business trunk or treat event on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington Chevrolet has come up with a one-stop-shop for trick or treaters and their families, with a multi-trunk trunk or treat event on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The dealership, located at 239 Hauenstein Rd., will serve as host for businesses interested in decorating the back end of a vehicle and using it to hand out candy and other goodies.

Leaf program at Salamonie Preschool on Nov. 5

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “L is Looking for Leaves,” on Nov. 5.

The class will be offered from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews. The children will learn about fall leaves and make a craft.

This program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including music, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

List events at Huntington County Senior Center for upcoming week

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

Monday, Oct. 28
• 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. 29
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 30
• 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.

Christ UMC invites parents to coffee break

Christ United Methodist Church in Roanoke is inviting all moms and dads to stop by for coffee and hot chocolate on Thursday, Oct. 31, while their children are trick or treating.

There is no charge for the coffee and hot chocolate that is available during trick or treat hours, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The church is at 148 W. Third St., Roanoke.

Dixie L. Pettit

Dixie L. Pettit, 69, of Fort Wayne, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Fort Wayne.

Ms. Pettit had worked as a custodian at the Huntington YMCA. She was a speaker and advocate for People’s First and was a volunteer for activities at Byron Health Center and Miller’s Merry Manor.

She was born Sept. 23, 1950, in Huntington to Gilbert and Anna J. Pequignot Pettit.

Survivors include three sisters and one brother.

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