Huntington House program gets grant to help fight homelessness

Rosella Stouder (left) and Dawn Zahm-Wilson coordinate and administer the Rapid Rehousing & Homeless Prevention Program (RRHP), which recently received additional funding to continue helping Huntington County residents from becoming homeless. The program is under the umbrella of Community and Family Services.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A resource to Huntington County residents in danger of losing their homes is back up and running, after it got a shot in the arm in the form of grant funding to help prevent homelessness.

The Rapid Rehousing & Homeless Prevention Program (RRHP) is a program of Huntington House and jointly administered under the umbrella of Community and Family Services.

Purple Heart Corridor pledge


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Dave Harris (fourth from left), a board member of Two-EE’s Winery, makes a pledge of $2,000 from the winery for the archway on West Park Drive in Huntington proclaiming the road a “Purple Heart Corridor.” On hand for the announcement at the VFW Post 2689 in Huntington on Wednesday, Oct.

Local orthodontist offering candy buy back of trick-or treaters’ loot


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Angela Becker Orthodontics is holding its 15th annual “Great Candy Buy Back” again this year.  The program is open to the entire community.

Buy back dates are Monday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dr. Becker will pay each trick-or-treater $1 per pound for their sweets, up to a maximum of 10 pounds, and match $1 per pound in a donation to his or her school.

The candy will then be donated to military troops and/or local heroes.

Huntington University launches largest comprehensive campaign

Huntington University President Dr. Sherilyn Emberton takes a whack at the large sign in front of the Huntington Union Building – often called the “HUB” – during a press conference on Thursday, Oct. 17, announcing the university’s highest comprehensive campaign goal ever at $40 million. The HUB’s renovation will be part of the projects funded with the money raised.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Billed as its largest campaign goal ever, Huntington University announced its comprehensive campaign on Thursday, Oct. 17, with $40 million targeted through 2022.

HU President Dr. Sherilyn Emberton’s excitement was palpable as she introduced the event to the staff, students, prospective students and members of the media attending the announcement.

“On a day like today it is amazing to be a Forester,” she said. “I’m so excited, not only for the current Forester family, but many of the alums and others that are here today to participate in this. …

Bethel United Methodist Church trunk or treat on Oct. 27

Bethel United Methodist Church, in Huntington, is holding a trunk or treat on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The event will feature candy and activities and be held rain or shine. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.

The church is located at 629 Riverside Drive, Huntington.

Salamonie Church of the Brethren trunk or treat on Oct. 27

Salamonie Church of the Brethren, in Warren, is holding a trunk-or-treat on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

A soup supper will follow the event in the church’s fellowship hall.

The church is located at 2662W-600S, Warren.

Pumpkin preschool


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Interpretative Naturalist Shelly Reed leads a group of preschoolers and their caregivers in singing a song about pumpkins during the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services’ Salamonie Preschool program on Wednesday, Oct. 17. It was a full house for the popular program, which also included a “pumpkin hike” through the grounds of Salamonie Lake, which were decorated for the occasion.

Mt. Etna United Methodist Church holding fall bazaar on Saturday

Mt. Etna United Methodist Church is holding its annual fall bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will boast over 40 booths carrying a variety of items. Those items include personalized Christmas decorations, Ukrainian Pysanky, Mug Shoz, Color Street nail strips and greeting cards. Homemade baked goods by the United Methodist Women will be sold as well.

Door prizes will be awarded.

Doughnuts and coffee will be available in the morning. A freewill donation lunch will be served in the afternoon by the church’s youth.

Huntington County 4-H Fair Assn. to hold fish fry fund-raiser Oct. 26

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Association is holding a fish fry on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The meal will be served in the fairground’s First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall. The menu will be highlighted by all-you-can-eat fish, chicken and tenderloins. Green beans, applesauce, chips and dessert will be served as well.

The cost for the meal is a freewill donation.

Carryout will be available.

The Huntington County Fairgrounds are located at 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

New deputy in Andrews


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Michael Dean Young (left) gets sworn in as the new deputy marshal for the Andrews Police Department by Andrews Clerk-Treasurer Laura Dillon during the Andrews Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15.

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