Huntington Plan Commission to review sign ordinance tonight

The Huntington Plan Commission will meet Thursday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers of the City Building, 300 Cherry St.

The agenda includes a review of a city sign ordinance, which was rejected March 9 by the Huntington Common Council.

Commission members will also review proposed changes to the city's subdivision ordinance.

 

 

6 Huntington University theater arts majors to perform on March 27

Six Huntington University senior theater majors will perform March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The evening will include songs from "Sweeney Todd" and "Once Upon A Mattress" along with scene selections from "Summer and Smoke," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Richard III" and "The Cherry Orchard," among many others. Jon Huffman will pres-
ent his original short play, "On God and Suicide."

Auditor Berry to speak at Huntington County Lincoln Day dinner

Indiana Auditor Tim Berry will be the featured speaker at the Huntington County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner.

The event will be held on Friday, March 26, at 6 p.m. at the LaFontaine Center.

Berry is in his first term as state auditor. He previously served as state treasurer and Allen County treasurer. He is on pace to return 12 percent of his budget appropriation for fiscal year 2010 back to the state general fund. He has focused his efforts on cost-saving initiatives to better serve Hoosier taxpayers.

Sgt. Terry Hall returns to town Huntington to discuss sexual predators Monday

Sgt. Terry Hall, a retired Indianapolis police officer, will present his program on sexual predators during a community meeting on Monday, March 22.

The program will be held in the Crestview Middle School auditera from 7 to 8 p.m.

Hall is an expert on child safety. He will also speak to students in kindergarten through fifth grade at area schools about body safety.

On March 23, Terry will address students at Salamonie in the morning and students at Lancaster Elementary in the afternoon.

Stoffel is a candidate for Republican nod as Huntington County Sheriff

Terry Stoffel.
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Terry Stoffel has announced that he is a candidate in the May primary for the Republican nomination as Huntington County Sheriff.

"For as long as I can recall, my interest has been about this community and the people that reside here," says Stoffel, a lifelong Huntington County resident.

Four Huntington University athletes earn Chi Alpha honor squad

Four Huntington University student-athletes have been selected for induction into the Chi Alpha Sigma honor society.

This national college athlete honor society recognizes student-athletes who excel in athletics and academics.

Membership in Chi Alpha Sigma is given to those who display excellent character and citizenship, an outstanding scholarship of a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or higher, an earned varsity letter and a junior or senior academic standing.

Optimist Club gives Youth Appreciation Award to Crestview students Caleb Stoffel and Erin Rethlake

The Huntington Optimist Club presented its Youth Appreciation Award to Caleb Stoffel (second from left) and Erin Rethlake (third from left).
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The Huntington Optimist Club has presented its Youth Appreciation Awards to Erin Rethlake and Caleb Stoffel, both eighth grade students at Crestview Middle School.

Rethlake is a straight A student who is also involved in band, volleyball, basketball, track and softball. She is the daughter of Troy and Melinda Rethlake.

Stoffel is also a straight A student and is involved in cross country, basketball and track. He is the son of Michael and Annette Stoffel.

Knights, parishioners honor lolcal Catholic priests

Local Catholic priests were honored during a dinner March 6 sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Dillon Council 1014 in Huntington.
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The Knights of Columbus Msgr. Dillon Council 1014 hosted a dinner honoring Huntington County priests on March 6 in observance of the "Year of the Priest" as declared by Pope Benedict XVI.

The event was held in Rieder Auditorium at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Huntington and was attended by 150 members of the Knights; parishioners at SS Peter and Paul, St. Mary, St. Joseph and St. Catherine of Alexandria; and other guests.

Larry E. Bassett

Larry E. Bassett, 77, of Roanoke, IN, died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Bassett retired in 1990 from White Auto Corp and was a bus driver for Fort Wayne Community Schools from 1992 to 2002. He was a member of Monson Chapel United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and the American Legion Post 160 in Roanoke.

While serving in the Navy, he attended the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School and served aboard the USS Gilbert Islands, CVE-107 and with the SeaBees MCB 1.

Nine-running inning, MIlls' shutout lead HU to victory

A nine-run second inning and shutout pitching by Ty Mills carried the Huntington University baseball team to a 10-0 win over West Virginia Tech on Tuesday, March 16, in the Foresters' Florida trip.

HU, 6-6, used nine hits and three WVT errors to get their nine runs. HU led off the inning with four consecutive singles and took advantage of two passed balls to score three runs. Several errors, five more hits and a wild pitch later, HU had a 9-0 lead.

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