Groundbreaking for new Roanoke Elementary is set for Oct. 29

Huntington County Community School Corporation will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Roanoke Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 29, at 9:30 a.m.

The ceremony will take place in the west parking lot of the current Roanoke Elementary, at 423 W. Vine St., Roanoke.

Schenkel in Haiti as part of IWU program

Katherine Schenkel, of Huntington, studying nursing as a member of the class of 2019, will spend the fall 2018 semester in Haiti as part of Indiana Wesleyan University’s Study Abroad program.

Indiana Wesleyan University’s Study Abroad program allows students to earn credits that will count towards their degree, while given the opportunity to be fully immersed in a broad range of cultural and professional activities.

Correction on program

Due to a change in information, the program at the New Hope Church Senior Connection on Oct. 23 will not feature the Huntington Historical Museum.

Instead, Rosemarie Felts will speak on her life in Germany and her memories of events that led her to America.

The potluck luncheon begins at noon. Call 356-0870 for more information.

New Hope Church is located at 2001 Engle St., Huntington.

City Prevention Task Force to host community dialogue on addictions

The City of Huntington Prevention Task Force has planned an upcoming community dialogue entitled “Addictions Treatment,” to take place on Monday, Oct. 22. The dialogue will be held at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  

Maker’s Faire


Photo by Steve Clark.

Tami Little (third from left) speaks to Kara Price and Julie Price (first and second from left, respectively) about the CBD oil products offered by HempWorx at the Café of Hope Maker’s Faire on Saturday, Oct. 13. Little also sold handmade wooden signs at the event, which featured a variety of vendors selling creative handmade items.

Andrews Town Council passes 2019 budget at its recent meeting

The Andrews Town Council passed the town’s 2019 budget at its meeting on Monday, Oct. 8.

The town’s budget will be $1,260,653. Of that amount, tax caps total $202,384. The budget passed unanimously.

Clerk-Treasurer Laura Dillon explained the town’s Title VI/Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance Plan to council. She noted that a state compliance auditor had directed the town to begin implementing a series of ADA compliance documents. The board requested that Dillon prepare those documents for the next council meeting, on Monday, Oct. 22.

HU student earns spot on national board for Christians in social work

Rebekah Rose, a social work major at Huntington University, plays a game with a youngster. She has been selected to serve on a national board as a student representative for the North American Association of Christians in Social Work.

Rebekah Rose, a 2019 social work major at Huntington University, has been selected to serve on a national board as a student representative for the North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW).

Rose, from Franklin, is the first Huntington student to be selected for this position.

NACSW is an organization devoted to helping those in the social work field that identify as Christians. The NACSW strives to have a continual impact on the social work profession as a whole, as well as creating a presence within the faith community.  

PHH therapist has tips for arthritis victims

With cold weather just around the corner, some people who cope with arthritis pain are steeling themselves for winter aches and pains. They are looking for practical ways to minimize pain during the winter months.

Ashley Wilson, an occupational therapist with Parkview Huntington Hospital’s Rehab and Wellness Center, frequently hears patients say that they are able to predict a change in weather based on the way their joints feel.

Halloween Block Party at several northside sites

A Halloween Block Party will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at several northside area organizations and businesses.

The “Hotel Halloween” will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Rodeway Inn, 2820 Hotel Ave., Huntington. Children in costume are invited to come for candy and goodies. Additional parking is available in the Huntington 7 Theater parking lot adjacent to the hotel.

Dancing for show


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington North High School student Hunter Lee (left) and his partner, Lindsey Skiles (right) count through the steps as they and their fellow Varsity Singers rehearse a song and dance number for the upcoming show choir season Thursday, Oct. 11. The singers’ 2018 Pomp & Plenty concert will be held Saturday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. in the newly renovated HNHS Auditorium. There will be no dinner this year. Tickets can be purchased ahead of the show by calling 402-3628.

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