Wagon rides

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Cindy Lambert (front) leads a group of festival-goers on a wagon ride on Saturday, Sept. 5, as part of the Zanesville Homespun Day.

Early appearance for Santa

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Santa Claus made an early appearance this year, showing up during the Zanesville Homespun Day Parade, which was held on Saturday, Sept. 5.

Lince dancing

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Lions Club held a car show during Zanesville Homespun Dayon Saturday, Sept. 5. One of the many activities throughout the event was line dancing.

Adult Education offers variety of classes

The Adult Education Office of the Huntington County Community School Corporation will offer a variety of fall classes.

Classes to be offered are Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007, Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2007, Selling eBay, Microsoft Publisher and Family history using the computer.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007 is designed for the first-time spreadsheet computer user.

HU students again 'plunge' into town

Huntington University freshman Matt Bittner (on ladder) replaces ceiling tiles at Life Church in Huntington as Josh Barkley observes during the annual HU Volunteer Plunge on Saturday, Aug. 29. Bittner is a freshman exercise science major from Convoy, OH.
Photo provided.

New students at Huntington University plunged into their college experience by volunteering at several places throughout the Huntington community on Aug. 29.

For 16 years, the university's new students have participated in the Joe Mertz Center's Volunteer Plunge. This year, 25 teams comprised of more than 285 freshmen and transfer students, 28 mentor students and 31 faculty and staff worked on projects from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Salamonie Bird Club sponsoring 'A Day of Birding' on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Huntington Nursery

The Salamonie Bird Club is sponsoring "A Day of Birding," to be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. at the Huntington Nursery and Florist in conjunction with the Huntington Nursery and the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department.

The free event is for both experienced and novice bird-watchers. There will be feeder watching at the nursery and a guided walk along the Lime City Trail.

Members of the Salamonie Bird Club will be available to answer questions.

Participants are asked to bring a chair and sack lunch. Registration is appreciated but not necessary.

UW competition on Oct. 4 adding Fun Walk

This year's United Way 2009 Team Mini-Triathlon is expanding to allow walkers an opportunity to participate by entering a One-Mile Fun Walk, which will be held Sunday, Oct. 4, on the Parkview Huntington Hospital campus.

Parkview Huntington Hospital is the title sponsor for both the triathlon and the fun walk.
Registration for the event begins at noon, with opening ceremonies at 1 p.m. The fun walk begins at 1:30 p.m. The registration fee is discounted if paid before Sept. 21, and those who register by that date are guaranteed a long-sleeve T-shirt.

YMCA to hold 'Quest for Fitness' contest

Parkview Huntington Family YMCA will hold a "Quest for Fitness" contest for YMCA members Sept. 28 through Nov. 20.

The contest is similar to a weight-loss contest, but participants will be rewarded for their efforts, not for results alone.

Points will be given for improvement in the following areas: weight loss, body fat percentage, body mass index, blood pressure, resting heart rate, flexibility and waist measurements.

Carol A. Benson

Carol A. Benson, 69, of Markle, IN, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Benson, a 1959 graduate of Central High School in Fort Wayne, was the previous owner of the Gateway Restaurant in Markle. She had also worked at McJon Photo in Fort Wayne and in food service at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

She was born July 26, 1940, in Allen County to Jake and Alice Kemp Wingert.

Survivors include a son, Michael (Linda) Benson, of Markle; a brother, Bud (Peggy) Kemp, of Coldwater, MI; and two grandchildren, Benjamin Benson and Emelia Benson.

Sally D. Lewellen

Sally Diane Lewellen, 45, of Hartford City, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at 11:45 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Lewellen was a registered nurse and had been employed by the Bluffton Regional Medical Center for 20 years. She was a member of McNatt United Methodist Church. She was a 1982 graduate of Huntington North High School and a graduate of Ball State University.


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