Getting ready

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By the Book teachers (from left) Stephanie Thompson, Debbie Hersey and Kathie Mower meet in advance of By the Book classes starting on Monday, Aug. 26. These classes, focusing on religious education, are held weekly and offered to all students in the Huntington County Community School Corporation, with a signed permission slip.

State gives Simon family farm Centennial Award

Members of the Simon family celebrate receiving the Hoosier Homestead Farm award Friday, Aug. 9, at the Indiana State Fair. Pictured are (front row from left) Lane Simmons, Maggie Simmons and Worth Simmons;  (second row from left) Lisa Gilbert, Mary Simon, Deborah Simmons, Aaron Simmons and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch; and (back row from left) Director of Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler, Matt Gilbert, Steve Simon and Dwight Simon. The Simon farm is located near Roanoke.
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Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler presented 96 farming families with the Hoosier Homestead Award, setting a new record in the program’s 40-year history. Those honored included the Simon family of rural Roanoke, whose farm, begun in 1919, qualifies it as a Centennial Award farm.

The award was presented Aug. 9 at the Indiana State Fair.

HW holds Women’s Night Out

Healing Waters Ministry, in Mt. Etna, is holding a Women’s Night Out event on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the church at 6 p.m.

The event, which is free and open to anyone in the community, will feature speaker Willa Sprunger, of Berne. Following Sprun-ger’s presentation, refreshments will be served.

Healing Waters Ministry is located at 5811N-606S, Mt. Etna.

Warren Scout Troop 126 to host flag retirement ceremony Aug. 28

Warren Scout Troop 126, with the assistance of Markle and Warren veterans, will hold a flag retirement ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Warren Scout Cabin, located behind Heritage Pointe on Scout Cabin Road.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony. Those attending are asked to bring their own seating.

‘Violins in Vineyard’ Sept. 12

“Violins in the Vineyard,” hosted by the LaFontaine Arts Council and Huntington Sheet Metal, will be held Thursday. Sept. 12, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Two-EE’s Winery, 6808 U.S.-24, Huntington.

The event will feature “The String Shift,” from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, playing contemporary tunes from the ’70s, ’80s and more.

Ticket cost includes an appetizer buffet, two tastings and a voucher for wine purchase.

To purchase tickets call 358-0055, email

Gathering of ex-Memcor is Sept. 14

A gathering for former Memcor E-Systems employees is set for Saturday, Sept. 14, at Moe’s Restaurant, in Huntington, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Reservations are due to Bonnie Blessing by Friday, Sept. 6. Blessing can be reached at 705-7500.

Moe’s Restaurant is located at 2990 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Boone outing donation

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The Doug Boone Memorial Golf Outing held on Aug. 3 at Norwood Golf Course raised $3,000 for Cancer Services for Huntington County. Around 120 golfers took part in the fourth-annual outing. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Derek Boone, Tara Boone and Terri Boone along with Al Sims, representing Cancer Services.

Salamonie Church of Brethren sets golf outings for this Saturday morning

Salamonie Church of the Brethren will hold its annual golf outing on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 8 a.m. at Norwood Golf Course, in Huntington.

Lunch and prizes will follow the outing.

Spots are still available for the outing. Contact Patrick Davis at 356-5929 or Ron Clabaugh at 224-2993 to get a team signed up.

All proceeds will go toward the church’s building fund.

HU spikers stretch win string to 4

The Huntington University volleyball team stretched its win string to four with a tough five-set win over visiting Roosevelt University on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

The Foresters topped the Lakers, 25-22, 23-25, 23-25, 25-20, 15-13 to run their record to 4-1 on the young season.

Brea Metz finished off the big win with back-to-back kills for the final two points of the night.

Paige Eakright topped both teams with 21 kills on the night, while Metz finished with 10 and Jennings Tacosik added nine.

HU men's soccer team opens with win

The Huntington University men’s soccer team scored a goal in each half and goalkeeper Gabe Greenfield stopped all six shots he faced as the visiting Foresters recorded a 2-0 season-opening win over host Siena Heights on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Jake Erlandson converted on a penalty kick just over 10 minutes into the game after Noah Fleming was hauled down in the box to give the Foresters a lead they would not relinquish. They scored again in the 75th minute when Erlandson and Christian Kohen got the ball to Luke Unger, who put it behind the Siena goalie for an insurance tally.


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