Young to give program on GAR Room

Huntington County history buff Gib Young will present a free program on Wednesday, March 17, at 4 p.m. in the G.A.R. Room on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

G.A.R. stands for Grand Army of the Republic, which was a fraternal organization of Union veterans of the Civil War.
It was not uncommon for county courthouses to set aside rooms for their G.A.R. organizations. The G.A.R. was dissolved after the death of its last member in 1956.

Young is a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, a successor to the G.A.R.

Huntington County Community Foundation opens Pyle Grant applications

The Huntington County Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Stephanie A. Pyle "Spirit of the Community" Fund grant.

The grant will be awarded to not-for-profit charitable purposes that will keep Pyle's passion for community service alive in Huntington County.

Not-for-profit organizations and applicants with a not-for-profit as a fiscal agent may apply for the grant.

Applications must be received at the HCCF office by April 12. Awards will be announced after May 6.

Bellamy to present program on French influence in local history at historical museum open meet

Cindy (left) and Randy Bellamy are dressed in pre-Revolutionary War era garb. Randy Bellamy, who portrays a French trader, will speak at a Huntington County Historical Society program on March 16 about the French influence in Huntington County.
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On Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m., the Huntington Historical Museum will hold an open meeting.

Randy Bellamy, dressed as a pre-Revolutionary War era French fur trader, will present a program on French influence in Huntington County.

Bellamy and his friends have been French re-enactors for 17 years, traveling to festivals in Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio.

Upcoming programs include Joe Krom presenting, "William Wells at the Forks of the Wabash," on May 18.
The museum is located at 315 Court St.


Huntington University announces new bachelor’s degree in marketing to start this coming autumn

Huntington University is offering a new Bachelor of Science in marketing degree beginning this fall.

The marketing degree will be offered through the university's business and economics department. Classes will focus on the principles of marketing, salesmanship, market research, consumer behavior, business communication, financial management and advertising and promotion. Enrollment is currently under way.

Senate, House hopefuls to debate in March 26 Huntington TEA Party event

Candidates seeking their parties' nominations to the United States Senate and House of Representatives will take part in a debate on Friday, March 26, sponsored by the Huntington TEA Party.

Senate candidates who have agreed to participate are Richard Behney, John Hostettler, Don Bates Jr. and Marlin Stutzman. All are seeking the Republican nomination to the seat being vacated by Evan Bayh.

Extension office announces 4-H calendar of events for March 15-18

Purdue Extension Cooperative Extension - Huntington County Office announces it 4-H calendar of events for the week of Monday, March 15.

They are:

Monday, March 15
6 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.

7 p.m. - Tractor Club meets at Koenig Equipment.

Tuesday, March 16
6 p.m. - Shotgun, Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

6 p.m. - Rifle and Muzzleloader clubs will meet at Warren Sportsman's Club.

6 p.m. - Radio Control Driving. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

Gately will sign books, lead retreat at Victory Noll Center

Edwina Gately

Internationally-known speaker, writer, advocate, poet and mother Edwina Gateley will bring her message to Victory Noll Center with a pair of events in April.

On Friday, April 23, Gateley will be on hand for a gathering and book-signing of her new book, "In God's Womb: A Spiritual Memoir." On Saturday, April 24, she will lead a day-long retreat, "In God's Womb: Your Soul Journey With God."

Shaping the future

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Mike Gibson, a State Farm agent from Roanoke, speaks during the Huntington County Regional Vision 2020 meeting on Tuesday, March 9, at Huntington University's Habecker Dining Commons. Community leaders present were split into five groups for each of the Northeast Indiana Foundation's pillars - Quality of Place, 21st Century Talent, Infrastructure, Competitive Business Climate and Entrepreneurship. The purpose of the meeting was to develop a vision aimed at shaping the vitality of the regional economy.

Incumbent Assessor Boone files to retain her position in future

Terri Boone.
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Terri Boone, the incumbent Huntington County Assessor, has announced that she is a candidate for the Republican nomination to retain that office.

Boone says she has 30 years of experience in the assessor's office, is a level 1 and 2 certified assessor appraiser and is working on her level 3 certification.

The county assessor's office absorbed the duties of the Huntington Township assessor's office and some duties of township trustees in July 2008. Boone says she cut the staff from 10 to seven, saving $100,000 per year.

Warren church sends pastor into retirement

Gerald Moreland (right) and his wife Ruth celebrate Moreland’s retirement on Jan. 10 from the Warren Church of Christ after a 45-year career as a pastor in Ohio, Markle and Warren. He is now a chaplain for Heritage Pointe.
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On Jan. 10, a secret operation - codenamed "G-ment" - was conducted at the Warren Church of Christ to celebrate the 45-year career of the church's pastor, Gerald Moreland.

The event, short for "Gerald's retirement," was planned by numerous people, including his wife Ruth. The couple's four children - Rachel, Angela, Sarah and Luke - along with four guests spoke of Moreland during his last service, which drew an estimated 280 people. That is almost double the average Sunday attendance of 150.

When Moreland first went to Warren six years ago, he says the number was 50.


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