Somerset Duchy will share medieval life Sunday at Huntington library

Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Somerset Duchy of the Adrian Empire will partner to host the library's third annual Medieval Faire on Sunday, Oct. 18, from noon to 5 p.m.

Interacting with visitors will be medieval characters portrayed by members of the medieval re-enactment group, the Somerset Duchy of the Adrian Empire, who have created the content of the festival and who, dressed in period costumes, will present the event with help from library staff members.

Government meetings for week of Oct. 12-19

Monday, Oct. 12
Markle Park Board, 7:30 a.m., Markle Municipal Building, 155 W. Sparks St., Markle.
Huntington County Board of Commissioners, 8:3 a.m., commissioners' room, first floor of Huntington County Courthouse.
Warren Town Council, 6:30 p.m., Warren Assembly Hall, 131 N. Wayne St.
Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Administrative Service Center, 136 N. Warren Rd.
Huntington County Tourism commission, 7 p.m., Visitor Center, 407 N. Jefferson St.

Leadership Academy scholarships available

The Huntington County Leadership Board of Directors and the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will each award a scholarship for someone to attend the 2010 Huntington County Leadership Academy.

The two scholarships will be given to employees of non-profit agencies in Huntington County.

The academy is slated to begin on Jan. 6, 2010, and run every other Wednesday through May 12, 2010. Ed Vessels and Dr. Rick Upchurch will, for the second consecutive year, teach the academy.

New officers

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Tim Gray and Lynn Brown are two of the volunteer board members for the Forks of the Wabash Historic Society. New board members were announced during a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

County BZA agenda set for Wednesday

The Huntington County Plan Commission will meet Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 6:30p.m. in the GAR Room on the second floor of the Courthouse.

The only item on the agenda is a proposed amendment to the Huntington County zoning ordinance regarding wind energy conversion systems.


City plan meet set for Oct. 15

The Huntington City Plan Commission will meet Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the third floor of the City Building, 300 Cherry St.

The only item on the agenda is consideration of an amendment to the city's ordinance regulating signage.


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Dan Akeley (left), executive director of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, presents the Battle of the Businesses traveling trophy to Tammy Fearnow, who coordinated the winning Our Sunday Visitor teams. OSV has been participating in the battle for five years and won the title for the first time this year, placing in the top three of 14 of the 39 events. Participating OSV staff members celebrated their victory on Friday, Oct. 2.

Talking government

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

United States Rep. Mark Souder, who represents Indiana's 3rd Congressional district, talks to Flint Springs Elementary School students about his role in government. Souder spoke to the students on Friday, Oct. 2, and also fielded questions.

Accepting entries for county 4-H theme and design contest for 2010

The Huntington County 4-H Theme and Design Contest is currently accepting entries for the 2010 4-H year.

Members of the 4-H program are encouraged to submit entries in both theme and design categories and may have more than one entry in each category.

All entries must be submitted to the Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office no later than Thursday, Oct. 22, at 4 p.m.

The winning entries will be used in a variety of 4-H promotional materials for the 2010 4-H club year.

Helping out

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Four community organizations benefitted from a Sept. 13 golf tournament at Norwood Golf Club sponsored by the Bippus and Andrews Lions Clubs. The tournament raised $800, which was divided among The Open Door, Parkview Hospice, Love INC and Cancer Services for Huntington County.


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