Main steet revival

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, Huntington Countywide Department of Community Development Director Nate Schacht and downtown business owner Teresa Plasterer (from left) cut a ribbon on Jefferson Street in front of The New Huntington Theater signifying the acceptance of Huntington's downtown business district into the Indiana Main Street program. Local organizers say the program can offer financial assistance to downtown property owners who follow design guidelines in improving their facades.


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Mayor Steve Updike (right) announced Monday, Nov. 9, as Heidi Blocker Day in Huntington. Blocker (second from left) spearheaded a benefit fundraiser for Valerie Stout (second from right), which raised approximately $6,000. Also on hand were Blocker's parents, Beth and Dave Blocker.

Poe graduates from Air Force basic training

Air Force Airman Jared A. Poe, of Huntington, recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX.

The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies; Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Poe is the son of Abby Woods, of Tampa, FL.

Non-profit agencies in county can apply for Tourism Promotion Grant through HCVCB

Non-profit agencies in Huntington County may apply for a Tourism Promotion Grant through the Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau.

Tourism Promotion Grant is a matching grant for up to $1,100. It is available to non-profit organizations in Huntington County for the promotion and encouragement of events that will encourage overnight visits.

The application deadline for this round of grant money is Nov. 30 for events occurring between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2010.

First statewide 'TEA Party' set for Warsaw this Saturday, Nov. 21

More than a dozen Indiana organizations will converge in Warsaw on Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Lakeview Middle School Gymnasium, 848 E. Smith St. in Warsaw, for their first statewide "TEA Party" rally, dubbed "Judgment Day - Hoosiers Making a Difference in 2010."

The event is expected to draw a capacity crowd to the Lakeview gymnasium. The public is invited to the event, with an expected kick-off at noon and will continue until 3 p.m. There is a contribution fee.

New contractor hired for Andrews Park project

Paul Brinson, of Zahm Excavating of Huntington, works to level part of the lawn in front of the Andrews Park pavilion on Thursday, Nov. 12. The Andrews Park committee recently approved the project, which is part of a beautification endeavor at the park.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Andrews Town Council, on behalf of the Andrews Park Committee, awarded a contract to Zahm Excavating for the removal of a concrete slab at the Andrews Park at the council's meeting on Monday, Nov. 9.

In addition to the park contract, the council also re-authorized the use of credit cards by town employees.

Employees have been barred from using credit cards since the council's meeting on July 29, after Councilman Ray Tackett felt that the credit cards should be kept at the clerk-treasurer's office instead of with the employees who frequently use the cards.

Foresters to hold holiday baseball camp

The Huntington University baseball team will host the 2009 Holiday Baseball Camp on Dec. 29-30 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Merillat Complex for Physical Education and Recreation.

The team invites boys ages 8-14 to participate. To attend the camp, participants need to complete a registration form and submit it along with payment. Previous attendees and families with two or more children in the camp will receive discount for each child. Children of Huntington University faculty and staff will also be given a discount.

Huntington County Baseball to hold spaghetti fund-raiser

A spaghetti dinner on Dec. 4 will be a fundraiser for Huntington County Baseball.

The dinner will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Huntington North, prior to the Lady Vikings' home basketball against Marion.

The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, breadsticks, cookies and a drink.

Proceeds from the event will go toward covering the increasing costs for player insurance, which is carried on all players, and toward continued improvements in the facilities and equipment needed for league operations.

Trinity to hold Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 26

Jean Hayden, food chairman; Jim Wilson, general chairman; and David Ballinger, pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church (from left) are pictured with some of the food items that will be served during this year’s community Thanksgiving dinner.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Trinity United Methodist Church will again provide free Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This is the 24th consecutive year the church has sponsored this community dinner.

Individuals who are shut-ins or usually receive Meals on Wheels may call the church of-fice about delivery. It is important to call for deliveries as soon as possible.

Carry-out will also be available to those who wish to take their meals home.

Carroll benefit to be held on Nov. 20

A benefit hog roast for the Doug Carroll family will be held Friday, Nov. 20, at the Bip-pus Community Building from.

The event, to be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., will raise funds to assist with medical expenses from a stay in the intensive-care unit and back surgery.

There is a free-will donation with carryout available.

Donations may also be sent to Calvary United Methodist Church, PO Box 65, Bippus, IN 46713. Note "Carroll Family Benefit" on the check.



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