Bernita 'Bea' Schmalzried

Bernita “Bea” Schmalzried, 94, of West LaFayette, IN, and formerly of Huntington County, IN, died Thursday, Aug. 15, at St. Anthony Nursing Center in Lafayette.

Erie Band at Hier’s Park on Sunday

The Summer Concert Series with the Erie Band will conclude on Sunday, Aug. 25, at Hier’s Park at 7 p.m.

This final session will feature the Erie Jazz Group.

Hier’s Park is located at 547 S. Briant St., Huntington.

For more information, call Huntington Parks and Recreation at 358-2323 ext. 2502.

HCARS to meet next Monday, Aug. 26

The Huntington County Amateur Radio Society meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Café of Hope, 900 E. State St., Huntington.

The public is welcome to attend this meeting. Members who have been amateur radio operators for years are willing to help new people get started.

More information about HCARS is available online at

Yoga in the Park set to return

Yoga in the Park, a collaboration between Huntington Parks and Re-
creation and The Powers of One Yoga and Fitness Studio, will be returning this fall.

The program will meet every Wednesday in September from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the large pavilion at Memorial Park.

There is a one-time fee for the program, which covers the cost of all four classes for the month.

Participants must register prior to the start of classes. To register, call Huntington Parks and Recreation at 358-2323 ext. 2502 or visit the department at 634 Webster St.

‘Syd’s’ donation

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Ardella Moriarity (left), presents a check for $250 to Larry Banister, post commander of American Legion Post 85, on Wednesday, Aug. 14.  The donation represents the proceeds from the book, “Syd,” authored by Moriarity about the life of military veteran Syd Poriss.

Roanoke’s fifth annual Princess Party set for Aug. 24 at Zent Commons

Roanoke’s fifth annual Princess Party will be held Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at Zent Commons, on the corner of Main and First streets in downtown Roanoke.

Girls ages 2 to 12 can decorate a crown, have their nails and face painted. There will be special guest appearances by local pageant titleholders. Attire is a favorite party dress.

Admittance is free and there is no cost for the party.

Salamonie Lake to host OH for disc golf course

Salamonie Lake will host an open house on Saturday, Aug. 24, celebrating the park’s newest feature: a nine-hole, par-three disc golf course.

The open house will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. People who register during those hours and play at least one hole will be entered for a prize, the winner of which will be drawn at 4 p.m.

The new disc golf course is located next to Pear Grove shelter in Lost Bridge West SRA. Registration is free.

The disc golf course is open now for people to play and will remain open year-round, from dawn to dusk.

Star Party set at Evergreen Park on Friday evening

The Huntington Parks and Recreation Department will hold a Star Party at Evergreen Park on the evening of Aug. 23, weather permitting. The program will begin at sundown at 9 p.m.

Held in partnership with the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society, several telescopes will be provided to give attendees an opportunity to view the stars, with members of the Astronomical Society providing assistance.

Local Boy Scouts take high adventure trip to New Hampshire

Local Boy Scout Troop 130 pauses from their adventure to take a group photo at the Mt. Garfield summit in New Hampshire. Pictured are (front row from left) Eric Bruce, Owen Follis, Jackson LeMar, Bailey Bruner, Ethan Meyer and Jared Cartwright; and (back row from left) Brad Gordon, Logan Murray, Jacob Bruce, Breckin Hammel, Jacob Worsham, Brendan Brinkman, Isaac Gordon and Jeff Cartwright. Not pictured are Mike Cook and Jeff Webb.
Photo provided.

During the week of July 14 to 20, scouts and adult leaders from Troop 130, of Huntington, ventured to the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire for their annual high adventure trip.

Participants included Brendan Brinkman, Bailey Bruner, Jared Cartwright, Owen Follis, Isaac Gordon, Breckin Hammel, Jackson LeMar, Ethan Meyer, Logan Murray and Jacob Worsham. Adult leaders included Eric Bruce, Jacob Bruce, Jeff Cartwright, Mike Cook, Brad Gordon and Jeff Webb.

SWCD to hold yearly work group meet

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Natural Resource Conservation Service will hold its yearly local work group meeting to review resource concerns and complete the ranking form for the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) for Huntington County.  

The meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 11:30 a.m.  

The meeting will be held at the district office located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington, and is open to the public.


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