Meal ministry donation

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School Class of 1979 Reunion Committee donated $1,519 to the New Life Community Meal Ministry on Thursday, Aug. 15, at Huntington North. The donated funds were contributed by members of Huntington North’s Class of 1979 at the group’s 40th anniversary celebration, held in July.

YMCA offers free exercise classes as part of ‘launch party’ on Aug. 24

Parkview Huntington Family YMCA instructors work through the new GRIT Strength Class to be revealed at the Launch Party on Aug. 24. Pictured are (from left) Marisa Sunderman, Jody Alsman, Deja Marshall and Candy Evans.
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Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is offering a release of “Premium Group” exercise classes to the community during an upcoming launch party on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The classes are choreographed by fitness companies such as Les Mills and Beachbody. Huntington YMCA instructors are trained and certified to teach these classes in a certain format.  The classes are tested and proven successful.

The Huntington YMCA is the only Y in this region that offers these specialized classes.

Huntington North sophomore Grossman wins state fiddle contest

Huntington North High School sophomore Gracie Grossman won first place at the Indiana State Fair Fiddle Contest on Saturday, Aug. 10.
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Gracie Grossman won first place at the Indiana State Fair Fiddle Contest on Saturday, Aug. 10.  

She competed with three tunes – a hoedown, a waltz and a song of choice in the 12 to 17-year-old division of the competition, which is sponsored by Traditional Arts Indiana.

Grossman is a sophomore at Huntington North High School, and has been playing the fiddle for three years.  Throughout the year, she plays bluegrass music with her band, the Rust Belt Drifters, who will be playing at the Pioneer Festival in Huntington on Sept. 28 and 29.  

Taking aim

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Kirsyn Kindler takes aim at the target handle in an attempt to dunk Miller’s Merry Manor employee Rhett Mast in a dunk tank during the MMM Summer Block Party on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Roanoke Fall Festival performers

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The Roanoke Rounders will be performing bluegrass and “old-time” music on Friday night, Sept. 6, from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Main Tent during the Roanoke Fall Festival. Also performing at the festival will be the Wildcat Valley Cloggers, just ahead of the Rounders on Friday night, and Wehr Rock of Elders on Saturday night from 7:30 to 10.

Bendix M.O.V.E. 5K set for Sept. 7 at Homier Park

The 12th annual Bendix Huntington M.O.V.E. 5K is set for Saturday, Sept. 7, at 9 a.m. at Homier Park, 1375 Evergreen Rd., Huntington.

Race day registration is from 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Shirts will be awarded to all pre-registrations prior to Aug. 23, at

Cancer support group starting in Roanoke

A support group for people battling neuroendocrine tumors and carcinoid cancer will meet on Monday, Aug. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 126 High St., Roanoke.

A meet-and-greet session will be held prior to the meeting at 5:30 p.m.

This group is designed for patients to meet and learn more about neuroendocrine tumors and carcinoid cancer, share experiences and get up-to-date information on treatment.

The group, which is patient-led, will address specific topics and invite speakers to future meetings based on the group’s needs.

Common council study finds no downtown parking shortage

The Huntington Common Council listened to the findings of a recently completed downtown parking study at its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Learning about butterflies

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources Interpreter Eva Webb (right) instructs the class of the Salamonie Preschool, held Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services center, in which the youngsters learned about the metamorphosis of butterflies. The kids also sang songs, went on a short hike and got a close-up look at butterflies during the class.

Andrews gets stormwater improvement grant

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, along with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, has announced that 17 rural Hoosier communities receive more than $10.5 million in federal grant funding, including the Town of Andrews.

Andrews was awarded $600,000 for stormwater improvements. This project installs 1,650 linear feet of drainage, nine inlets and seven utility poles along McKeever Street from the intersection with Jackson Street to Loon Creek, to address residential flooding. 


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