HNHS students direct one-act plays with holiday overtones Wednesday-Thursday

A trio of Huntington North High School actors practices for the school’s one-act play festival, which will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 28-29. Actors include (from left) Andrea Broxon, Taylor Haneline and Melina Fairchild.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Four short plays, all directed by students and all with eerie overtones, will be offered Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 28 and 29, on the Huntington North High School stage.

The curtain rises at 7 both evenings.

Tyler Miller and Tanner Crawford are directing "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," featuring Alex Herber as Icabod Crane.

Also in the "Sleepy Hollow" cast are Travis Duckett, Andrew Doering, Matt Clancy, Adi Ben-Yehoshua, Abby Branscomb, Brianna Sorenson, Laura Robinson, Chez Morgan, Brianna Crider, Mariah Harold and Julia Murray.

Andrews embarks on park fix-up

The Town of Andrews recently embarked on a mission to clean up and beautify its park, located on Washington Street.

Park Liaison Linda Wright says talks for the project started earlier this year.

"At one of our town meetings, it was noted that the park had been neglected for 15 to 20 years," Wright states.
"We decided to do something about it and restore it so it could be safe for the community to use again."

Wright adds that new swings were installed in the play area as well as new flowerbeds.

VNC earns Hope Award from YMCA

Terra Rowley (left), secretary of the Huntington County Council Against Domestic Violence, congratulates Sue Wilhelm (right), director of the Victory Noll Center, on the center’s recognition by the YWCA of Greater Fort Wayne.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A group of women dedicated to serving the poor has been honored for its efforts to promote peace in its home community of Huntington.

Representatives of the YWCA of Greater Fort Wayne visited Victory Noll on Thursday, Oct 22, to present a Hope Award to the Victory Noll Center. The award is one of four presented by the YWCA annually as part of its observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

"This belongs to the sisters," said Sue Wilhelm, director of the Victory Noll Center, as she accepted the award.

Parkview Home Health and Hospice cancels season flu vaccine clinic due to dwindling vaccine supply

Parkview Home Health and Hospice has canceled its previously announced seasonal flu vaccination clinics, citing a heavy demand that has caused the supply of vaccines to run low.

A seasonal flu vaccination clinic will be held in Huntington on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parkview Home Health and Hospice office, 2806 Theater Ave., Suite A.

Vaccination clinics in Huntington that have been canceled include those on Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 and 24 at Parkview Huntington Hospital.


Central School project shows signs of life

A sign in front of the former Central School building advertising new residential apartments stands in front of the old school on Tuesday, Oct. 20. After delays due to economic conditions, work is slated to begin on the transformation in January.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Dormant since the opening of Flint Springs Elementary School in 2004, the former Central School in downtown Huntington will soon see new life as the building is projected to be turned into apartments for lower-income Seniors by December 2010.

A sign in front of the building advertising the construction of the apartments has been in existence for more than two years, yet the building has appeared the same since the sign went up.

LAC honors four Riverview Middle School artists

LaFontaine Arts Council artists of the month are (front row from left) Joey VanNetten, Natalie Mills, Taylor Bailey and Caleb Hadaway. With them are nominating teachers and arts council Secretary Ann Siegfried.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Four Riverview Middle School students have been honored by the LaFontaine Arts Council as Artists of the Month.
Joseph VanNetten, Taylor Bailey, Natalie Mills and Caleb Hadaway, all eighth-graders, received the recognition.
Hadaway was nominated by art teacher Christine Nicholson for his achievements in visual arts.

"He spends time observing details and shows patience in the execution of his drawings," Nicholson says.

Hadaway is the son of Monica Hadaway, of Andrews, and Dennis Hadaway.

Mills was honored for her achievements in choir.

Historical society seeks Miller Award nominees

The Huntington County Historical Society is accepting nominations for this year's Virginia Miller Award.

The award, given annually, is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the appreciation or study of Huntington County history.

Nominations may be sent to or dropped off at the Huntington County Historical Museum, 315 Court St, Huntington, IN 46750.

The nomination deadline is Nov. 1.


Supper and auction will benefit St. Jude's

Jennifer Allmandinger (left), co-chair of the local ESA Internationl spaghetti supper and auction on Thursday, Oct. 29, and Carmen Oswalt, Ways and Means committee, are shown with some of the items that will be auctioned off during thelive auction.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Beta Chi Chapter of ESA International will host its second annual spaghetti supper and auction for St. Jude's Children Hospital, on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will be held at the Huntington PAL Club.

A silent auction will be held during the meal, with winners announced at 7 p.m. Randy Harvey, from Harvey Auctioneering, will conduct a live auction starting at 6:30 p.m.

Several items have been donated from local businesses and private citizens.

Group offers support to survivors

Life After Loss, a seminar/support group, will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, located at 2901 Guilford St.

The program is designed to assist grieving persons to set realistic expectations as they adjust to life after the loss of a loved one. Each session takes a look at practical ways to cope with various dynamics of grieving.
The November topic is "Getting Through the Annual Reminders of Loss" and the pre-senter is Brooks Fetters.

It is free of charge.

Community choir begins rehearsals tonight, Oct. 26, for 'Messiah' performance

A community choir begins rehearsals tonight, Monday, Oct. 26, for its Dec. 6 performance of Handel's "Messiah."

Anyone interested in being a part of the choir is invited to attend the rehearsal.

Rehearsals will be held at Huntington University's Merillat Center for the Arts from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following Mondays: Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. A dress rehearsal will be held on Dec. 5 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church.


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