Invite area cyclists to blessing of the bikes

Area motorcyclists are invited to attend the fourth annual Blessing of the Bikes, which will take place Saturday, May 8, at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Rev. John Pfister will conduct the ceremony, which is expected to last about 15 minutes.

 

Warren RoadRunners sponsor meal at KBC

The Warren RoadRunners, a Warren Church of Christ ministry, will be sponsoring an all-you-can-eat fish and chicken dinner on Sunday, May 2, at the Knight-Bergman Center in Warren.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with payments accepted at the door. Proceeds go to The Warren RoadRunners Bus Ministry.

Right to Life to sell carnations May 7-9

Deanna Mills (left) and Rose Wall organize carnations to be sold during Mother’s Day weekend as a fundraiser for Huntington County Right to Life.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington County Right to Life will hold its 32nd annual Mother's Day carnation sale May 7, 8 and 9.

Long-stemmed carnations, corsages and vases will be sold Friday, May 7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Right to Life office, 34 E. Washington St.

Youth baseball gets underway this Saturday

Youth

Huntington's youth baseball season gets under- way Saturday, May 1, with a joint Huntington County Baseball-Huntington PAL parade and baseball games all day long at both ballparks.

The parade starts at 9 a.m., leaving Viking Lane at Huntington North High School and traveling down Jefferson Street through downtown Huntington. The Huntington County Baseball teams, which will lead the parade, will take Evergreen Road to Homier Park. The PAL teams, bringing up the rear, will head out Riverside Drive to the PAL Club.

Quarterback club golf outing on Sunday, May 16

The seventh annual Huntington Quarterback Club Golf Outing at Norwood Golf Club will be held on Sunday, May 16, and sponsorships and scramble team registrations are being accepted.

Flights will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Registration for the first flight will begin at 6:45 a.m. the day of the event, with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. Registration for the second flight will begin at noon, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Tournament sponsorships can be purchased for the scoreboard, as well as tee or green sponsor.

History honor


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Stephen Edinger (third from left) and Timothy LaBarbera (fourth from left) received the Jack P. Barlow Sr. History Book Prize at Huntington University. With them are (from left) Paul Michelson, distinguished professor of history; Dwight Brautigam, professor of history; Edinger and LaBarbera; Tim Smith, assistant professor of history; and Jeff Webb, professor of history.

HU’s history department presents awards

Jandra Sutton (fourth from left) received the S. G. Whittle Johnston Memorial Award in History at Huntington University.
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The Huntington University History Department faculty honored four students April 15 with the S. G. Whittle Johnston Memorial Award in History and the Jack P. Barlow Sr. History Book Prize.

This year's winner of the S.G. Whittle Johnston Memorial Award is Jandra Sutton, a senior history major from Auburn, for her entry, "Wavell: The Soldier Viceroy of India." The runner-up for the award is Vince Moore, a junior history major from Noblesville, with his entry titled, "Thomas More the Martyr."

Hoosier state ranks fourth in 2010 Census participation

As of Wednesday, April 21, the state of Indiana is ranked fourth in the nation for 2010 Census mail participation - the percentage of forms that have been mailed back by households that received them.

But Huntington County as a whole is still three percent behind 2000's final rate.

According to the 2010 Census website, the county was sitting on an approximately 81 percent return rate in 2000; currently, 78 percent of the forms mailed out in Huntignton County have been returned.

Arts group seeking volunteers for studio clean-up

Ann Siegfried (left) and Debbie Dyer, of the Huntington Arts Initiative, clean demolition debris from a building at Market and Warren streets that will eventually become space for community arts activities.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The first in a series of work days at the future site of a community art gallery came and went on Thursday, April 22, with no volunteers.

The only workers who showed up were members of The Huntington Arts Initiative, a non-profit group that is restoring a building at Market and Warren streets to serve as home of a variety of arts-related activities and events.

There's still time, though, says Ann Siegfried, an Arts Initiative organizer.

Parkview Huntington’s Green Team celebrates 40th Earth Day with KK and crayon recycling

Kids Kampus children celebrated Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, by donating used crayons to Parkview Huntington Hospital.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Parkview Huntington Hospital's Green Team celebrated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, by organizing a crayon recycling event with children from Pathfinder Kids Kampus in Huntington.

The children collected broken and well-used crayons, which they delivered to Parkview Huntington Hospital on Earth Day.

Parkview Huntington Hospital employees also collected crayons. The crayons were placed in a cart and weighed at the hospital's dock, and will be sent to an organization that recycles crayons into other usable products.

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