Cindy Gamrat explains TEA Party mission

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Cindy Gamrat, an organizer of the Huntington TEA Party, explains the organization's mission during a TEA Party meeting Friday, Feb. 12, at Life Church. Candidates for local and state offices were invited to address those in attendance.

Huntington County BZA has full agenda for Feb. 23 meeting

Three special exceptions and two variances are being requested during the Tuesday, Feb. 23, Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting.

The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the GAR Room in the courthouse, room 207.

Neal Bales is requesting an exception to allow a manufactured home type II on property zoned agricultural, located at 1340 E. Tipton St.

He is also requesting a variance from development standards to allow two homes on one parcel of ground on property zoned agricultural at the same location.

Krieg moves Meet and Greet to Feb. 27

The Committee to Elect Andrew Krieg for County Recorder has announced that the Meet and Greet originally scheduled for Feb. 20 has been delayed one week due to a scheduling conflict Krieg encountered.

The event is now set for Saturday, Feb. 27.

It will be held at Coffee D'Vine, 44 Vine St. in Huntington, from 7 to 9 p.m.


Crestview band members earn awards at solo, ensemble contest

The Crestview Middle School band members participated in the annual Solo and Ensemble Contest held at Eastbrook High School on Saturday, Jan. 30.

The following students scored a Gold rating in division five (seventh grade): Elizabeth Leach, flute; Madison Phillips, clarinet; Hannah Edris, alto saxophone; Alex Finney, trumpet, Lauren Sands, French horn; Austin Kennedy, trombone; Madison Gick, bells; and Erica Freise, snare drum.

Graham Sereno achieved a Silver rating on his trumpet solo.

Winter Carnival set at Bethel Assembly of God

Bethel Assembly of God will hold its seventh annual Winter Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 2 to 4 p.m.

The event, designed for children 3 to 13 years, will be held inside and will feature games, prizes, a moonwalk, cotton candy and popcorn.

There is no cost for the carnival.

For more information, contact the church office at 356-8363.

The church is located at 1640 E. Taylor St.


Varsity Singers, concert choir to offer preview of contest shows

The Huntington North High School Varsity Singers and Varsity Concert Choir are making their final preparations for the 2010 competition season.

The groups will present a preview of their competition shows on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Huntington North High School auditorium.

The 77-voice concert choir will present three selections of contemporary 21st century choral compositions, "Water Night" by Eric Whitacre, "Daemon Irrepit Callidus" by Gyorgy Orban and "Loch Lomond" by Jonathan Quick.

Brown Mackie College, Fort Wayne offers scholarship workshop

Brown Mackie College, Fort Wayne, wants to help high school students prepare a winning scholarship application by hosting a Scholarship Workshop at the school on Saturday, Feb. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The workshop, according to officials, will provide area high school students with the information they need to navigate through the college scholarship application form.

In addition, participants will learn the truth about scholarships, where to find them, spotting scams and more.

Story time sessions begin the week of Feb. 22 at Huntington and Markle libraries

Story Time sessions begin the week of Feb. 22 at both locations of the Huntington City-Township/-Markle Public Library.

The weekly story time sessions are open to children from birth through 7 years at the main library in Huntington.

Those sessions are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, beginning Feb. 23 and 24.

Children ages 2 through 7 may attend story time sessions at the Markle branch library, which are held on Thursdays beginning on Feb. 25.

Derby winners

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Winners in Cub Scout Pack 3135's Pinewood Derby were (from left) Luke Eckert, second place; Russell Teusch, third place; and Levi Teusch, first place. The contest was held Saturday, Feb. 13, in the St. Mary Catholic Church auditorium, Huntington. All registered Cub Scouts, regardless of pack placing, are eligible to race in the Wabash Valley District Pinewood Derby, to be held March 13 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bluffton. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. For information, contact Steve Higgins at 710-5637 or

YMCA to host free Family Night

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA will hold a free family night on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The pool and gymnasium will be open for use. Family-centered activities throughout the evening will include family water polo, family dodgeball and family quest.

Refreshments will be served.

Family Night is the kick-off event for the YMCA Partners with Youth campaign.

Pre-registration is required by calling the YMCA at 359-9622.



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