Huntington Catholic School to hold open house on Sunday afternoon

To kick off Catholic Schools Week, Huntington Catholic School will have an open house on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Rieder Auditorium.

Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

Announce Senior Center events for coming week

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

Monday, Jan. 27
• 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, Jan. 28
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.
 • 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.

Euchre party fund-raiser to benefit Huntington Catholic

A euchre party to benefit Huntington Catholic School will be held Saturday, Feb. 1, at Gollner Hall at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

Doors will open after Mass at 5 p.m. Players must be at least 18 years old to play cards and are advised to bring their own food and drink.

Admission will be charged.

For more information, contact Tim Godfroy at 224-8571.

Ditzler, Bradley now leading local community foundation

Matt Ditzler (left) and Jo Ellen Bradley
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The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced staff changes for the new year.

Newly appointed Executive Director Matt Ditzler has replaced Michael Howell, now retired, who served the past nine years in that position. Hired in 2012, Ditzler started out as the director of accounting for the foundation, moving up to associate director in 2018. Now, with seven years under his belt, Ditzler says he is ready to take the helm.

Andrews Lions Club Baseball now taking registrations for new season

Registrations for Andrews Lions Club Baseball are currently being accepted.

Youth from inside and outside Huntington County are welcome to register.

The Lions Club is offering four leagues: T-Ball, ages 4 to 7; Coaches Pitch, ages 7 to 8; Little League, ages 9 to 12; and Pony League, ages 13 to 17. The age that should be listed on the registration form is the registrant’s age as of May 1.

Teams in the four leagues will play against teams from the Huntington Police Athletic League. Practices and home games will be held at the Andrews Lions Ball Diamonds.

UMMH board says yes to sponsoring June 26 Final Friday concert in Warren


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The United Methodist Memorial Home Board of Trustees recently approved Heritage Pointe of Warren and Dogwood Glen Golf Course to co-sponsor HeartStone Crossing Band on June 26, at Riverside Park as part of the “Final Fridays Concert Series.”

Rev. James D. Jones, president of the Board of Trustees, said, “We are extremely happy to be part of the Warren community and to be able to sponsor this event.”

Building a bridge

Keirsh Cochran, Huntington University’s chief of police, speaks at “United By Our Differences,” Huntington University’s convocation for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, on Monday, Jan. 20, in the school’s Merillat Centre for the Arts. Cochran spoke about his efforts as a white police officer to connect with the black community, learning about their experiences with law enforcement in an effort to heal relations between the two groups.

HNHS swimmers lose to Norwell

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity swim team suffered a 125-49 defeat to host Norwell on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Mya MacAleese produced the team’s only win on the evening. The freshman topped the 200-yard freestyle, clocking in at 2:19.57. She also put forth a silver effort in the 100-yard butterfly, touching the wall in 1:12.38.

Allie Aschliman was a two-time runner-up for the Lady Vikings. The senior earned her silver placements in the 200-yard individual medley and 500-yard freestyle, swimming the medley in 2:31.56 and the freestyle in 6:04.03.

Robert D. 'Bob' Buroff

Robert D. “Bob” Buroff, 91 of Markle, IN, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Markle Health and Rehabilitation.

Mr. Buroff was a 1947 graduate of Markle High School. He had worked at International Harvester for 34 years. He spent 26 years with the Markle Volunteer Fire Department. He was associated with the Huntington County Fast Pitch Softball for over 30 years as a player, coach and manager. He was a member of Mt. Etna Golf Course.

Betty R. Blinn

Betty Rosella Blinn, 97, of Warren, IN, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at 6:05 p.m. at Heritage Pointe of Warren.

Mrs. Blinn graduated from Jefferson Center High School in Huntington County. She assisted her husband in the real estate business for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Marion and a former member of the Marion Women's Club. She volunteered at the Marion Public Library.

She was born July 14, 1922, in Flat Rock, IL, to Yearsley and Ethel Chaney Holmes. She married Lawrence Blinn on June 22, 1941, and he preceded her in death.  

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