Harlem Ambassadors to perform Oct. 14

The Harlem Ambassadors will be brining their hoop artistry and laughs to the Huntington North High School Arena on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m., thanks to the efforts of the Huntington Lions Club.
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The Harlem Ambassadors will bring their professional basketball show to Huntington on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The traveling team will face a local team made up of former Huntington University and Huntington North High School basketball standouts, along with several local business persons, in a game beginning at 7 p.m. in the Huntington North High School gym.

The game is sponsored by the Huntington Lions Club, and all proceeds will be used for youth projects sponsored by the Lions Club.

Landfill project moving forward

The Common Council of the City of Huntington and the Board of Public Works and Safety held a special joint meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17 in the council room in the City Building.

The two panels acted on the lease of an amount of land in the city landfill to Nature's Fuel, a company that is known as a "Waste To Energy" facility that converts solid waste into bio-oil, says City Landfill Director Ann Tompkins.

County BZA to review tower request

The Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals reviewed an application for a communications tower and received an update on a biodiesel permit granted one year ago at the BZA's meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Tom Farms, LLC, requested a special exemption to allow placement of a 140-foot communications tower at 4561W-1200N-35, South Whitley. The BZA approved his request, and the tower will be used for GPS in farm equiptment.

Sale for a cause

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Melissa Ivey (left), of Community Link Federal Credit Union, helps Sheryl Rea with her purchase on Friday, Sept. 25. Employees donated items for a sidewalk sale, with the proceeds to benefit the United Way campaign.

Seeking shoebox of gifts for needy children

Franklin Graham's Samaritan Purse Organization sponsors the Operation Christmas Child Program that collects gift-wrapped shoeboxes for needy children around the world.

Each year they ask churches, youth groups, 4-H Clubs, Scout Troops, families or individuals to get out their shoeboxes and fill them to send to a child in a poor country. These boxes can be filled with small toys, crayons, colored pencils, paper, toothbrush and paste, brush and comb, soap bar and wash rag, or anything else unbreakable or able to be mailed that can fit into it.

Benefit for family of Tena Johnson on Oct. 10 to include golf, auction

A benefit for the family of the late Tena Johnson will be held Saturday, Oct. 10.

Activities will include a golf tournament at Norwood Golf Club and a hog roast and benefit auction in downtown Andrews.

Johnson died in a car crash on Sept. 2, leaving a 12-year-old daughter as well as an adult daughter behind. She lived in Andrews and worked at Miller's Pub in Andrews.

Paper Artisans will sponsor 'Crop and Shop' event Oct. 24 at Hier's Park

The Paper Artisans Extension Homemaker Club will sponsor a "Crop and Shop" on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 .m. at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The cost of the event includes a baked potato bar lunch. Drinks and snacks will also be provided during the day. The registration deadline is Oct. 16.

A garage sale of paper crafting supplies will take place during the day. Several vendors will also be in attendance. Those who wish to just shop may do so at no charge.

For additional information, call Sharon McCoart at 356-1833.


Some Lincoln students qualify for free tutoring to help them catch up

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, a Learning Fair was held at Lincoln Elementary to inform Lincoln parents about the free tutoring being offered to their students.

Based on the ISTEP+ (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress - Plus) scores, Lincoln has failed to meet AYP (Adequate Yearly Progress) for the past four years. Because of this, Lincoln is to offer free tutoring to eligible students, or a Supplemental Educational Service (SES).

Geders offers chiropractic services in return for 'Coats for Kids'

Dr. Stephen Geders and staff are partnering with The Salvation Army to give the gift of warmth by sponsoring Coats for Kids from Monday, Oct. 5 through Friday, Oct. 9.

Geders will donate his time and services for this cause.
By bringing in a new coat, new patients will receive a case history, orthopedic and neurological exam, and a written report of the findings. Existing patients may also help support this effort by donating a new coat and receive a credit on their account.

Ready to service

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Five new reserve officers were sworn in Thursday, Sept. 24, as members of the Huntington Police Department by Huntington Clerk-Treasurer Christi Scher (right). The new officers are (from left) Skyler Beard, Caleb Crago, Cole Lahr, Jason Smith and Ben Spurgeon. The reserves have received 40 hours of basic law enforcement training. Full-time officers Jay Kyle, the assistant chief, and Chris McCutcheon coordinate the reserves program.


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