Pflieger to share collection of historical photos taken in Huntngotn County

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The Huntington County Historical Society will hold a special open meeting and program on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.

The program will feature historical photos of Huntington County, from 1875 to 1980, including photos from Rickert Studio.

Alan Pflieger will present the program. He is a member of the society as well as a professional photographer.

The meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be served afterwards.

For more information contact the society at 356-7264.


Government meetings Sept. 14-21

Monday, Sept. 14
Markle Park Board, 7:30 a.m., Markle Municipal Building, 155 W. Sparks St.

Huntington County Board of Commissioners, 8:30 am., commissioners' room, first floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Andrews Town Council, 6 p.m., Andrews Town Hall, 66 N. Main St., Andrews.

Warren Town Council, 6:30 p.m., Warren Assembly Hall, 131 N. Wayne St., Warren.

Huntington County Community School Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Administrative Service Center, 1360 N. Warren Rd.

Swine Boosters to meet Thursday

The Huntington County Swine Boosters will meet on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. in the Family Living Building at Hier's Park.

The discussion items include election of officers, selection of the 2010 judge, proposed changes to swine project in the 4-H Fair book, review of fair's pork chop tent and other old and new business.

Anyone with a nomination for a 2010 4-H swine project judge should submit a short bi-ography to the Executive Committee prior to the Sept. 17 meeting.

On a hunt

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Joey Gamrat as Tom Sawyer, Kayla Smith as Becky Thatcher and Jordon Stanley as Huckleberry Finn (from left) check the map in a scene from "Tom Sawyer," now on stage at the Pulse Opera House in Warren. Final performances are Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 17-19. All shows begin at 8 p.m. Lobby doors open at 7 p.m. and theater doors open at 7:30 p.m. For online reservations, visit

Roanoke home has made area couple into historic caretakers

When Ron and Marcia Rivers moved into their home near downtown Roanoke in 2005, they not only became the owners of a house - they became the latest in a line of caretakers of a piece of history.

And each of those caretakers over the past 115 years has made sure to pass down two keepsakes with the house - a picture of the house just after it was built in 1894, and a photograph of a little girl who was one of the home's original occupants.

4-H fair association to hold annual meeting

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Association will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The board will hear final committee reports from the 2009 4-H Fair program, approve the 2010 Huntington County 4-H Fair dates and elect board members and officers for the coming year.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension - Huntington County office, located at 354 N Jefferson Street, Suite 202, Courthouse Annex call 358-4826 or e-mail


HCTPL, Markle branch offer Fall Story Time

Fall Story Time sessions begin at Huntington and Markle libraries on Sept. 15.

Weekly Story Time sessions will be offered to children from birth to 7 years at the Main Library in Huntington on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, starting Sept. 15 and 16.

Children ages 2 to 7 years are invited to Story Time sessions on Thursdays at the Markle Branch Library beginning on Sept. 17.

Story Time introduces the child to children's literature and provides a group experience for the young child, while encouraging listening skills and the development of lifelong reading interests.

St. Peter Lutheran to offer computer classes

St. Peter Lutheran Church will again offer computing classes for adults in its school building at 605 Polk St.
The fall classes will begin the week of Sept. 14 and will end Nov. 19. Spring classes will be held in March and April of 2010.
Beginning computer users as well as those wishing to return are welcome.
The times for the classes are currently set for Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Thursday mornings or afternoons. The weekly classes last about an hour and a half.

New members sought for re-established area branch of League of Women Voters

After a number of years without a local unit, the League of Women Voters is reforming in the Fort Wayne area.

Women and men interested in joining are invited to a meeting on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the main branch of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne.

Top judge speaks

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Indiana Randall T. Shepard speaks to members of the Huntington Kiwanis, Rotary and Optimist Clubs on Thursday, Sept. 10, at Huntington University. Shepard discussed how cooperation between various Indiana government departments has allowed the state to move forward to make the judiciary process simpler in everything from traffic tickets to accessing court information.


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