Markle residents invited to take part in town-wide garage sales on May 15

The Markle Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Annual Town wide Community Garage Sale for the town of Markle on Saturday, May 15.

This voluntary event is open to all interested Markle residents. Participants can display their items for sale on their front lawns and driveways from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 15.

Registration forms can be picked up at Tender Gardens, MarkleBank, Markle Library and the Markle Town Hall.

Jon Moore seeks second district school board seat.

Jon Moore.
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Voters in the second district of the Huntington County Community School Corporation's board of trustees have the choice of returning the board's president for a second term or selecting a newcomer to serve on the board.

Kevin Patrick, who has served as the board's president for three years, is up against newcomer Jon A. Moore on the ballot.

Aldridge’s tree preservation plan is a prize-winner

Alicia Aldridge (left), a 2007 Huntington North graduate, was presented with the 2010 Vine & Branch Excellence in Urban Forestry award at Purdue University. Presenting the check is Judson Scott, president of Vine & Branch.
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The 2010 Vine & Branch Excellence in Urban Forestry award has been presented to 2007 Huntington North High School graduate Alicia Aldridge.

She is majoring in Landscape Horticulture and Design, with a double minor in Food and Agribusiness management and Urban Forestry, at Purdue University.

Incumbent trustee Sheila Hines faces a challenger in Jackson Township

Sheila Hines.
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Two candidates are competing for the Jackson Township trustee seat.

Sheila Hines, the incumbent, and Terri Edmiston are both running on the Republican ticket for the party's nomination to the four-year position.

Township trustees must arrange for fire and ambulance service for unincorporated locations; oversee weed control, cemeteries and burials for those who do not have enough funds; keep and maintain a township budget; assess property in his or her township; and provide assistance to the poor if needed.

Blood pressure checks offered at two diners

The staff of Oakbrook Village will be offering free blood pressure checks, free brochures and recording booklets at two locations in Huntington each month.

The checks will be offered on the second Monday of each month at Country Garden Café, located at 874 Cline St., from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

They will also be offered on the second Thursday of each month at Baxter's Restaurant, located at 1901 Etna Ave., from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

For more information, contact Oakbrook Village at 358-0047.

 

VNC to host program on May 4

The program "Catholicism in Early Indiana" will be presented May 4 at Victory Noll Center by Jeff Hoffman, archivist for Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters.

The program will be held at 7 p.m. at Victory Noll Center, located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington. 
Hoffman will examine the history of the Catholic faith in the Hoosier state, beginning with the arrival of French missionaries in the 17th century and continuing into the 20th century.

Area agencies team up to help community

Re/Max Professional Group, Huntington University, Huntington County Purdue Extension Office, North East Indiana Small Business Development Center, Pathfinder Community Connections, and Pathfinder Services are teaming up to help Huntington County and surrounding communities on Saturday, May 8.

"May Day, May Day," will take place at the Awakening Church, 251 Haunstein Road in Huntington from 9 a.m. to noon and is geared at empowering Huntington County and surrounding communities with the resources available at their fingertips.

Terri Edmiston seeks Jackson Township post

Terri Edmiston.
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Two candidates are competing for the Jackson Township trustee seat.

Terri Edmiston and Sheila Hines, the incumbent, are both running on the Republican ticket for the party's nomination to the four-year position.

Township trustees must arrange for fire and ambulance service for unincorporated locations; oversee weed control, cemeteries and burials for those who do not have enough funds; keep and maintain a township budget; assess property in his or her township; and provide assistance to the poor if needed.

In the Renaissance spirit


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Huntington Jaycees members Tom Stouder and Katie Krumanaker don Renaissance garb in front of the Blue Collar Bar, which will host a fundraising event on Friday, April 30, for the Renaissance Faire to be held Memorial Day weekend at the PAL Club. The fish and chips fundraiser will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Other activities during the evening include a pool tournament, dart tournament, costume contest for pirates and wenches and a live band. The Blue Collar Bar is located at 23 E. Washington St. in downtown Huntington.

Larry Brewster seeks Warren Township post

Larry Brewster.
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Larry Brewster and ­Kathy Morton are both seeking the Republican nomination to succeed Robert Morton as Warren Township trustee.

Township trustees must arrange for fire and ambulance service for unincorporated locations; oversee weed control, cemeteries and burials for those who do not have enough funds; keep and maintain a township budget; assess property in his or her township; and provide assistance to the poor if needed.

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