Blessings in a Backpack gets a boost


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Juergens Hardware donated $500 to the Blessings in a Backpack program, which provides nutrition to Huntington County elementary students on weekends. Celebrating the occasion on Dec. 9 are (from left) Dan Juergens, of Juergens Hardware; and Sharon Pulver, Syanna Bonewitz, Katie Melcher and Autumn Anderson, all of Blessings in a Backpack; and Brandon Juergens, of Juergens Hardware.

Christmas gifts


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The Roanoke Lassus Handy store recently donated 434 sock caps and pairs of gloves to Roanoke Elementary School, so every student at the school can receive one of each. The clothing was delivered by the Roanoke Lions Club. Shown with the clothes are (from left) Lions members Diana Bernard and James Vachon, Lassus Handy Dandy Manager Lisa Southward, Lassus employee Mikaela Retter and Lions member Charlie Crawford.

Commish to have pair of executive sessions next Monday, Dec. 23

The Huntington County Board of Commissioners announces two executive sessions to take place on Monday, Dec. 23.

Both sessions will take place in the Commissioners’ Office, Room 103A, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The first session, at 9:45 a.m., is in respect to receiving information about and interviewing prospective employees. The second session will be held at 1:30 p.m. and will see the board discuss records classified as confidential by state or federal statute.

Executive sessions are closed to the public.

Huntington Metro Kiwanis holds annual Christmas party on Dec. 9

Teresa Rody, interpretive naturalist manager with the Salamonie Lake State Recreation Area, introduces a great horned owl at the Huntington Metro Kiwanis annual Christmas party on Dec. 9.
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Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club held its annual Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 9, hosted for some special young children.

The evening’s festivities began with Metro Kiwanis members greeting and visiting with the children. The children were then treated to a special prepared dinner by Santa’s little helpers.

O’Donnell to review 2019 economy and discuss 2020 forecast at HU b-fast

Jim O’Donnell
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The Huntington University Foundation will host the third breakfast in its 2019-2020 Breakfast Series on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Breakfast begins at 7:45 a.m. in the upper Habecker Dining Commons and will conclude by 9 a.m.

The focus of the breakfast will be a presentation from Jim O’Donnell, who will provide his economic forecast and a review of the 2019 economy. O’Donnell is a familiar face at Foundation breakfasts as the executive-in-residence emeritus at Huntington University, annually providing a review of the economy.

Huntington library to hold special event to celebrate renovation end

The Huntington City-Township Public Library is holding a special event, “Night at the Library,” to celebrate the completion of the library’s renovation on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This free event is open to attendees 21 and over. Chapman’s Brewing Company – Huntington Taproom will be on-site with beer samples to try.

Announce happenings at Huntington County Senior Center for Dec. 23-27

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

Monday, Dec. 23
• 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, Dec. 24
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 25
• Senior Center and HAT Transportation closed.
Thursday, Dec. 26
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Bingo, 1:30 p.m.

Christmas shopping


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The Smith family fills out their Christmas list at the Love In the Name of Christ Christmas Gift Shop on Friday, Dec. 13. Pictured are (from left) Terry Smith, his daughter Bailey Smith, 18 months, Amanda Smith and Gift Shop Volunteer Diann Parker.

Warren Town Council reschedules December meeting for tonight, Dec. 19

The Warren Town Council has rescheduled its December meeting to tonight, Thursday, Dec. 19, at 5 p.m. in the Council meeting room of Assembly Hall, 131 N. Wayne St. 

The Dec. 18 meeting was canceled.

Salamonie Lake announces pair of eagle watching dates in Feb.

Salamonie Lake, in rural Andrews, is giving people a chance to see bald eagles in the wild with two eagle watches on Feb. 8 and 15, 2020.

Participants will meet at Salamonie Interpretive Center at 3 p.m. on both days, listen to a brief overview of Indiana’s bald eagles, then caravan to the largest documented bald eagle roost in Indiana.

Participants should dress for the weather, bring binoculars, cameras and spotting scopes. A shared visual aid will also be available onsite.

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