Ready to service

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Five new reserve officers were sworn in Thursday, Sept. 24, as members of the Huntington Police Department by Huntington Clerk-Treasurer Christi Scher (right). The new officers are (from left) Skyler Beard, Caleb Crago, Cole Lahr, Jason Smith and Ben Spurgeon. The reserves have received 40 hours of basic law enforcement training. Full-time officers Jay Kyle, the assistant chief, and Chris McCutcheon coordinate the reserves program.

High school, middle school students invited to enter VFW's essay contests

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2689, Huntington, and the Ladies Auxiliary are again sponsoring the "Voice of Democracy" scholarship competition for high school students, and the "Patriot's Pen" essay contest for middle school students through Nov. 1.

The two contests are open to qualifying students at all public, private, parochial and home schools in Huntington County.

This year's Voice of Democracy essay topic is "Does America still have heroes?"

All submissions must include a typed copy of the work as well as a recording.

Victory Noll Center will host festival and open house on Sunday afternoon

Victory Noll Center celebrates the season with a fall festival and open house on Sunday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Held on the grounds of Victory Noll, the festival will feature activities for the whole family, including walking the labyrinth, a scavenger hunt and a hayride.

Refreshments will be available with donuts, popcorn and apple cider.

The facilities of Victory Noll Center will also be open for tours, and Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters will be on hand to talk with visitors.

Victory Noll is located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.

Haunted House opens on Oct. 2

Starting Friday, Oct. 2 will be the annual Haunted Hotel, sponsored by the Huntington Jaycees.

It will run from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays; Oct. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31. It will be open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays; Oct. 15, 22 and 29.

The Hotel, 13th Floor, is located at 511 N. Jefferson St. in downtown Huntington.

Visit or call 888-932-1827 for information regarding ticket prices, Hotel details and other inquiries.


HU to host Denver & the Mile High Orchestra on Oct. 2

Denver & the Mile High Orchestra will bring its signature big band style to Huntington University on Oct. 2.

The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The concert is part of the university's 2009 Homecoming celebration, "We Are HU!"

"They are unique since they are the only nationally promoted Christian group perform-ing and recording in a big band style with a distinctly Christian message," said Steve Pozezanac, director of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Noon Kiwanis Club installs officers

Lisa Garrott (left), new president of the Huntington Noon Kiwanis Club, receives the gavel from Happi Stoffel, lieutenant governor of the Wabash Valley District of Kiwanis.
Photo provided.

The Huntington Noon Kiwanis Club installed new officers and board members for 2010 during a meeting on Sept. 24.

New officers are Lisa Garrott, president; Steve Stull, president-elect; Nick Scheer, vice president; Nella Scher, treasurer/secretary; and Ron Tinkle, past president.

New board members are Sandy Seacott, Agnes Baker and Tom Lund. Each will serve a three-year term.


HU to host Band Invitational Concert Oct. 6

Huntington University will host its seventh annual Band Invitational Concert on Oct. 6.

The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the university's Merillat Centre for the Arts in the Zurcher Auditorium.

The Huntington University Wind Ensemble, with Director Dr. Robert Lynn, will share this concert with the Riverview Middle School band, with Director Jim Court, and the Nazarene Church Band, with Conductor Dr. George W. Killian.

Huntington businesses add glamour to Housewalk

This is the official map for the Tri Kappa Housewalk on Sunday, Oct. 4. All four homes are shown.
Map provided.

The four homes featured on the Tri Kappa Housewalk this Sunday, Oct. 4, will get some extra glamour courtesy of several Huntington businesses.

Housewalk guests will also be tempted by sweet treats offered at the Kappa Konfections Shoppe, which will be set up in one of the four homes.

This year's featured homes are those of Jim and Jeni Scheiber, 3170E-900N, Roanoke; Richard and Becky Hawley, 1111 N. Jefferson St.; Don and Jo Patmore, 6636N-300W, Huntington; and Ron and Marcia Rivers, 219 S. Main St., Roanoke.

Local residents have something to dance about

Butch Tracey, of the Happy Feet Round Dance Club, helps teach the moves during a recent round dancing lesson in the Moose Lodge. Tracey says his club will offer lessons in Huntington again, possibly in the winter.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Originally published Sept. 14, 2009.

Several Huntington residents have found something to dance to on Monday evenings.

Happy Feet Round Dance Club, based in New Haven, has offered dance lessons in Huntington's Moose Lodge since late August of this year.

Butch Tracey, instructor, and Mary Harlan, assistant, run the show.

Tracey is from Ossian and has cued since 1971. He began teaching three years prior to that.

Anita R. Stouffer

Anita Rose Stouffer, 80, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, at 3:18 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mrs. Stouffer graduated from Huntington High School in 1946. She was a homemaker and had volunteered at Huntington Memorial Hospital. She attended Calvary United Methodist Church, Bippus.

She was born Jan. 10, 1929, in Wabash County to Nelson W. and Ruby I. Potts Stern. She married Charles J. Stouffer on June 18, 1955, in Huntington. Her husband preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1981.


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