Mass at St. Felix Catholic Center hails beatification Mass for Casey

Rev. Solanus Casey is shown in front of the St. Felix Friary, in Huntington, his home for 10 years.

Rev. Tony Steinacker, pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, will celebrate Mass on Saturday, Nov. 18, at St. Felix Catholic Center, in Huntington.

The Mass begins at 1 p.m. and will be preceded by recitation of the rosary at 12:30 p.m.

The Mass is being held on the same day as a beatification Mass for Rev. Solanus Casey in Detroit, MI, which will be concelebrated by Bishop Kevin Rhoades, head of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese.

Honoring veterans in song


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Riverview Middle School Choir performs during the school’s Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 10. The students honored the veterans with music by both the choir and the band, and individual students spoke to their peers about members of their families who have served their country.

Gospel rules at open mic

The First Free Will Baptist Church, in Huntington, will hold an open mic night on Saturday, Nov. 18.

Food will be served starting at 5 p.m. and the singing will start at 6 p.m. Anyone who sings gospel music is welcome to join in.

The church is at 1805 Salamonie Ave.

Projects inspired by history


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Roanoke Elementary School fifth-graders read historical fiction books in October and later made projects about their books. Alivia Hernandez (left) created a project inspired by the book “Flying Free: Corey’s Underground Railroad Diary” while Miles Leach crafted a project inspired by the book “I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937.”

Salamonie Interpretive Center to host gift-making session for kids on Dec. 9

Kids can make holiday gifts during Second Saturday at Salamonie Lake on Dec. 9.

The program runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center. Children can use materials from nature to make gifts. Parents and guardians of children ages 6 to 12 are not required to remain with their kids.

Advance registration is required by calling 468-2127.

Second Saturday is a monthly educational series of programs at Salamonie Lake.

A fee per participant is payable day of the event. Standard gate fees apply.

Teacher grants


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Ten teachers at Riverview Middle School were awarded grants from CF Industries. Celebrating the grants are (front, from left) teachers Meghan McElhaney, Marta Waldfogel, Lisa Nightingale and Mike Beaver, with Brad Gordon, of CF Industries; (middle row, from left) teachers Diane Miller, Brandi Cross and Anne Helmich; and (back, from left) teachers Sam Ryan, Les Hoffman and Blake Childs. The grants totaled $1,294.

A memento of service


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Julie Priest-Young (right), social services director at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, hands a scrolled certificate to resident Dwight Hinds to commemorate his service in the United States Army Infantry, as activities director Kay Ray (left) looks on. Hinds was stationed in Omaha Beach. Eight veterans were recognized during the program, which included a color guard ceremony, flag retirement ceremony and remarks by Mayor Brooks Fetters and State Sen. Andy Zay.

Monument unveiled


Photo by Steve Clark.

Gary Minton (right), grand marshal of the Huntington Veterans Day Parade, and Ray Eckert unveil a monument dedicated to Vietnam War veterans during a Veterans Day program at the Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park on Saturday, Nov. 11. The monument accompanies a statue of Thomas Aquinas Parker, a Navy corpsman from Huntington County who died in the Vietnam War and whose body was never recovered.

Vietnam plaque revealed


Photo by Steve Clark.

Gary Minton (left), grand marshal of the Huntington Veterans Day Parade, and Richard “Gomer” Endsley (right) unveil a plaque commemorating Huntington County’s Vietnam War fatalities during a Veterans Day program at the Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park on Saturday, Nov. 11. Watching the unveiling are Vietnam War veterans and family members.

Korean plaque revealed


Photo by Steve Clark.

Leslie Ackermann and Mel Ring (third and fourth from left, respectively) remove the cover from a new plaque commemorating Huntington County’s Korean War fatalities during the Huntington Veterans Day Program at the Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park on Saturday, Nov. 11. Watching the unveiling are (first from left) Marilyn Hayes, whose uncle, Carl McVoy, was listed on the plaque; (second from left) Tim Eckert, Huntington County veterans service officer; and Steve Kimmel, executive director of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.

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