HNHS show choirs to host fish fry fund-raiser

The Huntington North High School Show Choirs will hold a fish fry fund-raiser on Friday, Aug. 2, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.

The meal includes all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloins, green beans, applesauce and drinks. Bake sale items will also be available for purchase. Carry out will be available as well.

Presale tickets are available at a discount. The presale ends July 21, but tickets will also be available at the door. Cash or checks made out to HNHS Show Choirs will be accepted.

Karst on Hanover dean’s list

Emily Virginia Karst, of Huntington, has been named to the Hanover College dean’s list for the winter-spring term of 2019.

The distinction is only given to students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Schul Scholarship winner

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Carlene Peters (left), representing the Schul Scholarship Committee, congratulates Karmen Koch (center) as the 2019 Constance L. Schul Scholarship recipient. Betty Sands, treasurer of the Huntington Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa, is also pictured. The Schul Scholarship is given to a student who is pursuing a degree in the health field. Koch is a student at Butler University, majoring in pharmacy.

Shining light campers

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of the Community Choirs of Huntington County’s summer camp sing “Shine a Little Light” during a rehearsal for a recital concert on Friday, July 12. Pictured are (from left) “Acrylics Choir” singers Anna Clampitt, Isabelle Harlan and Anna Kalhoefer. The camp, which had the theme “Color My World,” was held at New Hope United Brethren Church, in Huntington.

‘Walk with a Doc’

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Cardinal Family Medicine hosted “Walk with a Doc” on Saturday, July 13, at Yeoman Park. Dr. Matt Pflieger and Dr. Janelle Pflieger met with the public for a brief talk on the importance of walking, then the group went out for a walk. Above, (from left) Dr. Matt Pflieger walks with Hadley, Jillian and Ezra Parsons.

List events occurring at Senior Center the week of July 22 to July 26

Here is a listing of events happening in July at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, July 22
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, July 23
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, July 24
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Nice guys

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Alex Finney (left) plays Nicely-Nicely Johnson while Steve Sharkey plays Benny Southstreet in the Pulse Opera House’s production of “Guys and Dolls.” The show continues July 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28. Friday and Saturday shows start at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows start at 4 p.m. Tickets and reservations are available online at or by leaving a message at 375-7017.

Space art

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library hosted a painting session on Saturday morning, July 13, with the theme tying in to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Painting are (clockwise from left) Amie Hollowell, Karrie Rife, Phylis Brumbaugh, Ashly Kochensparger, presenter Dee Kochensparger, Jackie Lindsey and Linda Curry.

Butterfly workshop at garden

The next Saturdays in the Garden session at Helping Hands Community Garden, in Huntington, will be a butterfly workshop on Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to noon.

There is a fee to participate in the event. To register, contact Becky Arnett at or 358-4826.

Upcoming Saturdays in the Garden sessions will be held Aug. 24, Sept. 28 and Oct. 26.

Harvest hours in the Community Garden are Mondays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and the four Saturdays of the month, 10 a.m. to noon.

New local SA head glad for established set-up

The sign in front of the Huntington Salvation Army location welcomes Maj. Normalene Daniels, who began her new assignment on June 25. Daniels says she hopes to improve on the already-solid foundation that was laid by previous Salvation Army officers.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

It’s the first time that Maj. Normalene Daniels has landed in a new assignment that she didn’t have to “clean up.”

The Salvation Army officer started her new deployment at the Huntington branch on June 25 and in the past 26 years she’s been an officer, she has always been assigned to a new place that had a lot of remedial work to do. Not so in Huntington, she says.

Two from county among Questa Ed graduates

Two Huntington County residents are among the Questa Education Foundation’s 2019 spring graduating class.

Katelynn Farley graduated from Huntington University with a degree in journalism.

Kaitlyn Oswalt graduated from Huntington University with a degree in nursing.

They are part of the Questa Scholars class of 70 students from Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, Steuben and Whitley counties. These students have received their associate’s or bachelor’s degrees in various fields.

County health dept. offers two back-to-school vaccination clinics

The Huntington County Health Department is offering two back-to-school vaccination clinics on Saturday, July 27, and Saturday, Aug. 24.
Both clinics will be held at the Huntington County Health Department from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The department is located at 1330 S. Jefferson St., Door 3, Huntington.

For more information, call the department at 358-4831 ext. 1.

Tri Kappa again returning money to community

As a result of fund-raising projects including the Red Stocking Follies, House Walk, flower sales and nut sales, Tri Kappa-Chi Chapter of Huntington is once again able to generate and return money back to the community.

Five generations

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The family of Charles Klenke (seated at left) celebrates five generations with the recent birth of Darrian Simmons on Feb. 18, 2019. Klenke, of Fort Wayne, is the great-great grandfather to baby Darrian, seated on mother Chelsea Kinzie’s lap; standing behind them are (from left) great-grandmother Dianne Diehl and grandmother Dawn Anders, all of Huntington.

Mt. Etna Masons to host 12th car show

The Mt. Etna Masonic Lodge will hold its 12th annual car show on Saturday, Aug. 3, at its lodge in Mt. Etna.

The show will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration to begin at 9 a.m. Judged classes include cars, trucks, motorcycles and rat rods, with trophies to be given for each of the top three finishers in each class, as well as special awards.

Activities include door prizes, music, games and contests. Food will be available on the grounds.