Food drive collection Oct. 10 at Huntington Wal-Mart store

Huntington University, STAR 88.3 and the Associated Churches of Allen County are sponsoring a "Share the Love" food drive through Oct. 10.

A collection will be held at the Wal-Mart store in Huntington on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food donations made at the Huntington location will be given to food banks in the community.

Those making a donation can enter a drawing to win four "meet and greet" passes to meet the Newsboys at the "Reach" event Oct. 18 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne.


HU inducts 13 into communications honor society

Advisor Heather Barkley (front row, left) poses with the new members of Lambda Pi Eta, a communication studies honor society.
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Heath Pearson, of Huntington, is one of 13 new members inducted into the Lambda Pi Eta chapter at Huntington University.

Pearson is a junior majoring in communication studies. Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association.
The induction ceremony was held Sept. 19 at Habecker Dining Commons.

Fast pace

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

On Sunday, Oct. 4, participants in the 5K leg of the triathlon get off to a hot start. The event, which benefits United Way, was sponsored by Parkview Huntington Hospital. The swimming portion of the race was held at the Parkview Huntington YMCA.

Attaboy single makes Christian charts

Attaboy includes (from left) Jeff Edgel, Amos Caley and Chris Brumbaugh. The band’s single “Wait on You” is on the Billboard Top 30 for Christian Contemporary Hit Radio.
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"Wait on You," a single by the Huntington-based band Attaboy is on the Billboard Top 30 for Christian Contemporary Hit Radio.

The song was at No. 28 the week of Oct. 5, after four weeks on the chart. Its highest position to date, reached in its first week, was No. 27.

The single was released to Christian radio stations nationwide in June.

Top guns

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The "NOS" team of (from left) Austin Hale, Triston Smeltzer, Cole Ray, Tre Clemons and Charles Dydasco went undefeated to capture the Fall 2009 Middle School Dodgeball Tournament held on Sept. 26 at the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County. The next season starts Feb. 19.

Trash schedule changes for Columbus Day

The Huntington Street Department will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 12.

Trash routes normally covered on Mondays will be covered instead on Tuesday, Oct. 13, along with Tuesday's regular trash route.

All items for pickup should be placed out by 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13.


State, national corn husking contests to be held Oct. 17-18 at area location

The 2009 Indiana and National Corn Husking contests will be held Oct. 17 and 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., near North Manchester.

Contest classes are divided into male and female age groups and time limits vary from 10 to 30 minutes.
Contestants husk corn from one row and throw the ears of corn into a horse drawn wagon, after which the corn is weighed.

Concessions will also be available.

The contests will take place on Ind.-114, one mile east of North Mancheser.

Mini geldings

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Jerry Patterson and Haley Thomas hold their donkey entries, during one of the halter class divisions, on Saturday, Oct. 2. The Huntington County Mule and Donkey Show was held at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Sr. Elaine Sullilvan, O.L.V.M.

Sr. Elaine Sullivan, O.L.V.M., 100, of Victory Noll, Huntington, IN. died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at 3:40 p.m. at Holy Family Health Care Center at Victory Noll.

Sister Sullivan entered the Congregation of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters on Sept. 2, 1931, and made first vows on Sept. 8, 1934. She served in missions in New Mexico, California, Texas, Indiana, Ohio and Arizona. She retired from ministry in Espanola, New Mexico in 1999 and returned to Victory Noll.

She was born in Independence, KS, on April 15, 1909, to Charles and Catherine Wickens Sullivan.

Dydasco dazzles on gridiron as Crestview eighth-graders batter Belllmont

Charleston Dydasco scored four touchdowns as the Crestview Middle School eighth grade football team toppled Bellmont 50-16 on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Three of Dydasco's scores were rushing, and one was a pass from quarterback Skyler Veilleiux. Dydasco also had an extra point, and had six carries for a total of 166 yards.

Veilleiux also had a touchdown, and completed a two-point conversion pass to Jerin Taylor. Mark Hoover and Kyle Jolas each had one touchdown, and Jolas had four extra points.


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