Many Halloween activities planned

Halloween is upon us.

The TAB has compiled a list of festivities taking place in the county this weekend.

Area trick or treat hours:

• Markle – Friday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. • Huntington – Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m.

• Roanoke – Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 7 p.m.

• Warren – Saturday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m.

• Andrews – Saturday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Other events:

• Drive-thru Trunk-or-Treat; Hier’s Park; today, Oct. 29, 5 to 8 p.m.; hosted by United Way of Huntington County.

Whimsical new store

Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Whimzy, a new small business located in downtown Huntington, held its official opening and ribbon cutting on Saturday, Oct. 24. Featured are (from left) Brooks Fetters, of the Huntington Bicycle Shop, Joe and Rachel Zahm, of Whimzy, Charles Chapman, City Council president, and Steve Kimmel, of the Huntington Chamber of Commerce.

Sunny side of downtown

Photo by Katelynn Farley.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Saturday, Oct. 24, for the Huntington Bicycle Shop, located at 45 Etna Ave., Suite 100, Huntington. Featured are (from left) Joe Zahm, of Whimzy, Jim Lewis, Brooks Fetters, Zen Hess and Nick Hancock, all of the Huntington Bicycle Shop, and Rachel Zahm, of Whimzy. 

Lincoln students honor late teacher

Lincoln Elementary School teacher Lynda Laatsch passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020.

Laatsch taught at HCCSC for 27 years in multiple buildings. In her honor, fifth grade students at Lincoln recently collaborated with accomplished singer and songwriter Steve Seskin to produce the song “More Than a Teacher to Me.”

The opportunity was extended by the Honeywell Center’s Educational Outreach Program, giving Lincoln’s fifth grade students the ability to connect with Seskin, who works with children in various educational capacities.


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Huntington Boys & Girls Club held a dance recital on Saturday, Oct. 23. The theme of the recital was “The Sound of Resilience.” The recital featured multiple age groups of performers, with each group coming out for a combined piece at the end of the show. 

VFW 2689 meeting

The Auxiliary to VFW Post 2689 held their regular meeting on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Post home.

Auxiliary President Mary Whitesell called the meeting to order at 6 p.m. with eight members present. Pro tem Carol Spencer for Chaplin and Dan Whitesell as Guard. The guest for the evening was Fifth District Senior Vice Dot Harting.

Al-Anon meetings

Al-Anon, meant for family members of alcoholics, meets on Wednesday nights, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 1224 N. Jefferson St.

On Friday nights, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., a joint meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous gathers at Trinity United Methodist Church, 30 Guilford St. Newcomers are welcome at both meetings.

Currently, more people are coming to the Friday meeting, while fewer to the Wednesday meeting. Should this trend continue, the Wednesday meeting will be suspended until the end of the pandemic.

Master Gardeners to host ‘Make-it Take-it’ forum Nov. 5

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will host a “Make-it Take-it” forum on Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in First Merchants Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Several presentations will occur while maintaining social distancing guidelines.

Those attending will be able to see demonstrations and take home kits.

Sharon Laupp will show how to make a pinecone wreath with straw flowers. Ann Oden will present snowflake kits for Christmas ornaments.

Fund-raiser for the animals

Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Moon Cats, a band comprised of Northeast Indiana residents, came to the 4-H Heritage Hall on Saturday, Oct. 24, playing 1950s and ‘60s music during a fund-raiser to benefit the Huntington County Humane Shelter. 

New Bowen Center opens

Officials with the Bowen Center cut the ribbon Tuesday, Oct. 20, on a new health clinic in Warsaw, formally moving the 61-year-old Indiana Community Mental Health Center into integrated care.

The first of Bowen Center’s primary care health clinics is located in Warsaw, adjacent to its Mental Health Outpatient Office. The clinic treats children and adults and can provide regular wellness checks, same day sick visits, physicals, vaccinations, treatment planning, systems assessments, specialty referrals and more.

New Life plans food give-away

New Life Ministries will be holding a drive-through food pick-up day on Thursday, Oct. 29, starting at 1 p.m.

Partnering with Farmers to Families, New Life Ministries will have 1,200 boxes of food available for families in need during their drive-through event. Located at 246 E. Franklin St., Huntington, anyone in the community may come pick up a box of food. For larger families, two boxes will be provided.

Each box weighs between 25 and 30 pounds, with food items including pre-cooked meat products, dairy products and more.

Fourth Saturday fun

Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Purdue Extension Huntington office held a Fourth Saturday event on Saturday, Oct. 24, inviting families to the office for pumpkin crafts. 5-year-old Lucy Silka and 7-year-old Rory Silka color fall-themed coloring pages. 

Pumpkin painting

Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Purdue Extension Huntington office held a Fourth Saturday event on Saturday, Oct. 24, inviting families to the office for pumpkin crafts. Ben Petek, 8, of Huntington, and Desmond Petek, 3, of Huntington, paint pumpkins. 

Riverview Middle School honor roll announced

The following is a list of students from Riverview Middle School that are on the ‘All A’s’ Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year.

Eighth Grade

Haiden Bailey, Katelyn Bryant, Annika Carpenter, Seth Gilbert, Javin Gray, Hannah Haupert, Luke Hill, Audrey Hix, Emma Johnson, McKenna Landrum, Marcus Linker, Serenidy Mitchem, Braylyn Pelphrey, Gwyneth Penrod, Logan Richison, Charleigh Rupert, Molly Schindler, Jacelynn Sunderman, Marissa Trout, Maleah Warpup and Mya Wolf

Seventh Grade

Leaf creations

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Mrs. Katelin Herber, a kindergarten teacher at Roanoke Elementary School, had her students participate in making leaf creations after reading “Leaf Man” by Lois Ehlert to her class. Kindergarten students Emilyann Horstman and Cade Havens stand with their leaf creations.