Red Cross will sponsor two local blood drives during National Volunteer Week

April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week, and the American Red Cross of Huntington County will be holding two blood drives during the week.

On Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to noon, a blood drive will be held at Dillman Church, located at 8888S-1100W-90, Warren.

The Markle Church of Christ, 455 E. Morse St., Markle, will host a blood drive on Monday, April 19, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

To schedule a blood donation appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit for more information.

Huntington University Theatre Company to end season with ‘The Mikado’

For its final main stage season production, Huntington University Theatre Company will present Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado."

The show will be performed six times in the Studio Theatre located in the lower level of the Merillat Centre for the Performing Arts, April 15 to 17 and April 23 and 24.

All performances are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 17.

Huntington University senior Matthias Austin and sophomore Sarah Yanovitch play the roles of the destined lovers, Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum.

Post Prom fundraiser set at Wings Etc.

Wings Etc. Restaurant & Pub, Huntington, will host a Huntington North High School Post Prom fundraiser on April 16 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Fifteen percent of food and drink purchases will be donated to the Post Prom Committee. A coupon is required in order to donate.

Coupons are available from staff or volunteers.

The restaurant is located at 317 Hauenstein Rd.


Scott earns BSA honor

DeAnna Scott was presented with the District Award of Merit for the Wabash Valley District on March 6 for her participation with Huntington Boy Scouts.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

DeAnna Scott was honored with the District Award of Merit from Anthony Wayne Area Council for the Wabash Valley District on Saturday, March 6, for her service with Huntington Boy Scout groups.

She has been a Scout leader for several years, working her way up from Tiger Cubs to Boy Scouts. She continues to be involved with the Troop 637 committee. Scott will serve as co-advisor for the upcoming Venture Crew 2637.

Free trees offered at Earth Day

The Huntington County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America is giving away trees again this year.

As part of the Earth Day celebration, trees will be given away on April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or as long as the trees last.

Trees available include American plum, common chokeberry, white pine, silky dogwood, pawpaw, white oak, chestnut oak, Washington hawthorn and hazelnut.

The event is co-sponsored by the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department.

Perfect attendance list for Roanoke

The following students had perfect attendance for the third quarter of the 2009-10 school year at Roanoke Elementary School:

Carlyn Albright, Autumn Anderson, Tristan Askins, Stella Baker, Keegan Bartrom, Carissa Beck, Lindsie Berghoff, Katie Bickel, Kayleigh Blount, Ryan Blount, Mickalea Bowman, Rylee Bowman, Chelsea Boyer, Jack Braden and Jarrett Braden.

INDOT releases traffic advisory for Huntington County

The Indiana Department of Transportation, Fort Wayne District, has announced that Interstate 69 will be restricted in both directions in Huntington County one mile south of Exit 86 (U.S. 224, Markle) until late July.

A temporary runaround for the northbound lane on I-69 over the Wabash River will be utilized with all ramps remaining open. Motorists should drive with caution through this work zone.

Construction began on Wednesday, April 7, but the traffic pattern took effect Monday, April 5.

Dog donation

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Huntington Police Officer Alan Foster (left) accepts a donation from Bob Zahm of Huntington Heating & Cooling for the new police dog. The donation puts the fund over its goal, but donations are still being accepted to fund training and supplies. To donate, contact Foster.

Peabody in North Manchester to host events for residents

Peabody Retirement Community will host two events for residents, patients and community guests.

Taylor University's choral ensemble, "Taylor Sounds," will present musical entertainment in the James Peabody Chapel on Sunday, April 18.

On Thursday, May 6 at 10 a.m., Linda Wallace will be a guest speaker. Wallace is a home economist of Red Gold Corp. and will present in the Peabody's Enrichment Center. Wallace says the company, Madison County's largest employer, was established in 1942 and produces tomato products such as ketchup, juice and sauces.

Parkview Huntington will offer a Spring Health Checkup on April 15

Parkview Huntington Hospital will host its annual Spring Health Checkup on April 15 from 6 to 11 a.m.

Registration will take place in the first-floor mall area, followed by blood tests in the lower-level classrooms.

Blood tests to be offered are blood chemistry 17, which tests for glucose/sugar, electrolytes, cholesterol etc.
An eight to 12-hour fast is recommended, but water is allowed. Diabetics should stay on their therapy schedule.

There is a cost for the tests, which is discounted for Senior Partners.

Tests offered are:


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