A home run

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington’s rich baseball history at all levels was represented on the Parkview Hospital float during the Heritage Days parade on Saturday, June 27.

A welcome to tourists

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Mayor Steve Updike serves the first piece of cake to Sheriff Kent Farthing Friday, June 26, at the Huntington Visitor and Convention Bureau. The ceremony celebrated the opening of this year’s tourism season. The public is invited to stop by the bureau to pick up free Huntington County and Indiana travel information.

Car show

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Kyle Duckett (left) and his mother, Tammy Duckett, get a close look at a Camaro on Friday, June 26, during a car show held in downtown Huntington. The car show was part of the Heritage Days celebration.

Downhill all the way

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Autumn Elston makes her way down the giant slide on Saturday, June 27. The Huntington Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Heritage Days children’s activities.

Heritage Days 5K

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Participants in the Heritage Days 5K Run make their way down Jefferson Street on Saturday, June 27. The race, sponsored by the Huntington North High School Men in Black Running Club, was held before the annual parade.

Works of art

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Nancy Mercier and Juanita Buzzard (from left) take a look at some of the quilts on display during the Heritage Days Quilt Show on Friday, June 26, at Hier’s Park. Sponsored by the Piecemakers Quilt Club, the show featured judged, mystery, “paint chip” and antique quilts.

Using some muscle

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Four year-old Natalee Vollmar uses all her energy to move her weighted tractor down the course, on Saturday, June 27, during the Kiddie Tractor Pull. The activity was part of Heritage Days and sponsored by Town & Country Homes Inc.

Downtown entertainment

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Members of “Only Son” play on Saturday, June 27, during Heritage Days festivities. Entertainment was sponsored by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.

Sweet treats

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Cindy Stout (right) and husband Gary serve Rhonda Landrum one of their cheesecake cupcakes on Sunday, June 28, during JeFFFest. The event, held in downtown Huntington, featured numerous activities, an auction and live entertainment.

Curiosity may be bad for the cat, but not for the brain

Huntington resident David Beaty works on his computer at the Huntington City-Township Library. The library is launching a program geared toward helping seniors increase their brain power through a variety of activities and creative experiences.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Originally published June 15.

It was once believed that as a person gets older, he or she loses brain power and is unable to retain as much information as before.

Kathy Holst, director of the Huntington City-Township Library, says recent research has shown that to be false.

"A lot of earlier research was usually done on diseased brains," Holst states. "However, with the advancement of technology, we are now able to study healthy, functioning brains, which has resulted in a lot of new findings."


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