Roanoke library to run film about Mr. Rogers

The Roanoke Public Library will screen the movie “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” on Leap Day, Saturday, Feb. 29, at 1 p.m.

The movie stars Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, the host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

The screening is free to attend. Snacks will be provided.

The library is located at 314 N. Main St.

Flag education program winners

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Lincoln Elementary School students (front row from left) Kory Boxell and Kayde Moore recently received certificates for winning a fourth grade flag education program contest sponsored by American Legion Post 7 in Huntington. The post also presented a check to the fourth grade classes, represented by  (back row from left) Lori Kline, Rebecca Livingston and Nikka Palmer.

Measuring up

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Rabbit Judge Mike Young (left) goes over the fine points of an English Lop rabbit, as its owner, Emma Fey, 11, of Bluffton, looks on. The annual Huntington County Hare Raisers Association Rabbit Show was held Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The popular event served as a fund-raiser for the 4-H rabbit project and the Janell Marie Saunders Scholarship.

The Copper Still opens

Photo by Steve Clark.

The owners of The Copper Still, a bar specializing in fine wine and bourbon in Roanoke, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of their business on Friday, Feb. 7.

SWCD hosting steering meetings on Feb. 27

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting steering committee meetings for the Lower Salamonie River Watershed and Upper Wabash River Watershed projects on Thursday, Feb. 27.

The Lower Salamonie River Watershed 319 steering committee meeting will begin at 9 a.m. The Upper Wabash River Watershed Management Plan meeting will follow at 10 a.m. Both meetings will be held at the Huntington County SWCD office, 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

Red Cross announces pair of blood drives in county in next two weeks

The American Red Cross has announced the following blood donation opportunities in Huntington County.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Huntington University, 2303 College Ave.

Thursday, Feb. 27, 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Knight Bergman Center, 132 S. Nancy St.

Donors can make an appointment to give using the Red Cross Blood Donor app, visiting RedCross, calling 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Roanoke Lions to host dinner

The Roanoke Lions Club will hold an all-you-can-eat fish dinner on Friday, Feb. 14, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Post 160.

The menu includes fish, choice of potato, two sides and a drink. A freewill donation dessert table will also be available.

There is a cost for the meal, with discounts for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children under 5.

The Legion post is located at 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke.

Chicken noodle luncheon for Goetz Memorial Park

A chicken noodle luncheon to benefit the Drake Goetz Memorial Park will be held Sunday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 160, 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke.

The meal will be served for a freewill donation.

Making a pizza

Photo by Steve Clark.

Hazel Skeens, a preschooler from Trinity United Methodist Church, creates a pizza at Z-Place Pizza, in Huntington, on Friday, Feb. 7. Skeens and other preschoolers from the Huntington church got the opportunity to visit Z-Place, learn about the pizza-making process and ultimately consume their creations.

Local woman Poulson earns spot on Wright State University dean’s list

Jordyn Poulson, of Huntington, has achieved a place on the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester at Wright State University.

Poulson was honored for earning a grade point average of 3.50 while in the College of Education and Human Services.

Poulson is a sports science-BSED major at the university, located in Dayton, OH.

Huntington County Humane Society to host annual dinner, silent auction

The Huntington County Humane Society will hold its annual dinner and silent auction fund-raiser on Tuesday, March 10, at 5:30 p.m. at Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University.

Silent auction bidding will start at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Fort Wayne Obedience Training Club.
The society is seeking donations for the silent auction.

There will also be opportunities to join the society’s new sponsorship program.

Vactoring the lines

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

As Huntington city utility employees work on flushing the sewer line at the intersection of Engle and Sunnydale on Monday, Feb. 10, Gary Hunt (left) and Brian Sills confer with a team waiting to use cameras to inspect the line to make sure it is in good working order. Superintendent of City Utilities Pat Maher says the city began the project in 2018 to “vactor” sewer lines throughout the city. He said the northwest and northeast quadrants of Huntington have been completed, and now crews are moving throughout the southwest portion of the city.

PHH now offering the latest 3D mammography technology here

Kelli Lesh, mammography technologist at Parkview Huntington Hospital, navigates some of the features of the hospital’s new 3D mammography system. The new technology – which produces clearer, more detailed images than the previous 2D mammography – can lead to earlier diagnosis of breast cancer.
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Getting an annual mammogram should be an essential part of routine health check-ups for women 40 and over, says Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH). Now, the hospital is offering the latest technology, 3D mammography, close to home to make that task easier.

Strick to give State of City address

Huntington Mayor Richard Strick will deliver a State of the City address on Friday, Feb. 28, at Pathfinder Services, in Huntington, at 7:30 a.m.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce is putting on the event and will provide coffee to attendees.

Strick will discuss his administration’s plans for 2020. A question-and-answer session will follow.

The event is open to the public and free to attend. Reservations are required, though, and can be made by emailing or calling 356-5300.

Valentine’s Day craft

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Phylis Brumbaugh, a Huntington resident and Andrews native, works on decorating a plate with a Valentine’s Day theme on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library. The library’s next craft day will be March 14 at 10 a.m. and will feature a wooden shadow box craft.