Donation for the archway

Members of American Legion Post 7 present a donation of $1,500 to the Purple Heart Gateway Committee to help fund the construction of an archway on West Park Drive, now known as the “Purple Heart Corridor.” Celebrating the occasion are (front row from left) Gloria Holzinger, Purple Heart Gateway Committee; Stan Klosowski, commander of Post 7; and Randy Richardson, second vice president of Post 7;  (second row from left) Brooks Fetters, Steve Yoder and John Block, of the Purple Heart Gateway Committee; and Rodney Funk, Veteran Council president; and (third row from left) Rick Stell,

Local D-Day veteran says best memories are humorous ones

Paul Strevy, of Huntington, holds a framed collection of the medals he received as a result of his service in the United States Army during World War II. He was stationed in Great Britain, France, Belgium and Germany.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Not even out of his teens, Paul “Gene” Strevy found himself in the middle of World War II. But even in the midst of war, his best memories are of some of the more humorous moments he found himself in while serving three years in the U.S. Army.

Now 94, Strevy, a native of Andrews, remembers vividly his time – with a bit of perceived fondness – for the more humanistic duties he performed, once he got out of boot camp after he was drafted to serve. It was 1943 and he was 18 at the time.

Strevy says his main job in the army was a “sailjer.”

Pomp and Plenty viewers to be transported back to ‘80s this year

Members of Viking Volume, the all-female show choir at Huntington North High School, practice choreography on Oct. 22 for the upcoming Pomp and Plenty performances set for Nov. 23 and 24. While Pomp and Plenty has traditionally been a Varsity Singers show, it will also feature Viking Volume this year. The title of the show is “Just Push Play: An ’80s Mixtape.”
Photo by Steve Clark.

Attendees of this year’s Pomp and Plenty will be transported back to the 1980s.

The Huntington North High School show choir groups Varsity Singers and Viking Volume will be putting on a show titled “Just Push Play: An ’80s Mixtape.”

True to its title, the show will boast a wide range of tunes from the decade, says Aaron Childress, Huntington North’s director of choirs.

“We’ve really tried to span and run the gamut with all the different styles and genres of music,” he says, listing rock and roll, pop and heavy metal as examples.

Stuff-A-Truck moving to Huntington North; to get boost from Pathfinder

With a change from past sponsor Kroger, this year’s annual Stuff-A-Truck event will be held at Huntington North High School with a boost from Pathfinder Services Inc.

Kelley Miller, the food pantry coordinator for Love In the Name of Christ, says the Pathfinder organization approved a grant request to begin funding for the annual food drive.

Board of Public Works to meet on Tuesday

The Board of Public Works and Safety of the City of Huntington will hold an executive session on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the mayor’s conference room at the Huntington City Building at 3:30 p.m.

The session has been called for discussion of strategy with respect to initiation of litigation or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing.

The Huntington City Building is located at 300 Cherry St., Huntington. The mayor’s conference room is located on the third floor.

Winterizing Lake Clare Fitness Park

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Bill Lucker, a member of the Professional Piddlers Association, takes down a rope on one of the river crossing obstacles at the Lake Clare Fitness Park on Nov. 6. With winter weather not far off, the Piddlers removed all of the ropes and nets at the park. Huntington Township Trustee EJ Carroll will take down climbing ropes, but will leave up one rope swing and the rope climb on the kids course.

Andrews library friends host holiday craft w’shop

The Friends of the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library are hosting a holiday tags and bags craft workshop at the library on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m.

Participants will create a variety of holiday gift tags by upcycling Christmas cards and will learn to make gift bags from wrapping paper.

Next Wild Wednesday movie is ‘New in Town’

The next Wild Wednesday movie for Seniors will be “New in Town,” to be shown Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Huntington 7 Theater, 350 Hauenstein Rd., Huntington.

Theater doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the movie starts at 9 a.m. Admission this month will be two choices from a list of food items: soup, macaroni and cheese or crackers. The donations will go to Love In the Name of Christ.

There will be snack bar discounts available, free doughnuts, juice, coffee and door prizes will be given away.

Former local now a captain in FWFD

Newly-sworn-in Fort Wayne Fire Department Captain Chad Bauer (left) is congratulated by Assistant Chief and Fort Wayne Fire Marshal Jim Murua following his recent promotion. Bauer, a 15-year veteran of FWFD, is a Huntington native.
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Huntington native Chad K. Bauer was recently promoted to captain with the Fort Wayne Fire Department.

Bauer is a 15-year veteran of the department and is on the FWFD Hazmat team. He has served on the Safety Committee, Journeymens Committee and had been a union steward. 

GriefShare to discuss holidays

GriefShare will be holding a Surviving the Holidays seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at College Park Church, in Huntington, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The seminar will help participants who are grieving a loved one prepare for the holidays and discover hope for the future.

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College Park Church is located at 1945 College Ave., Huntington.


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