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Drive-through flu vaccines

The Huntington County Health Depart-ment will be holding an adults-only drive-through flu vaccination clinic on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic will be held in the parking lot behind the Huntington County Health Department at 1330 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Every year it is impor-tant to get a flu vaccine, but with COVID-19 still impacting the commu-nity, this year it is even more imperative that members of the community receive a flu vaccine to stay healthy and to prevent the healthcare system from being over-run by both the flu and COVID-19.

CROP Walk planned for Oct. 4

On Oct. 4, walkers from various Huntington churches will join others across the country in the 51st CROP (Christian Rural Overseas Program) Hunger Walk.

On Oct. 4, 44 states will host Church World Service sponsored CROP walks with the same goal: a world where every child has enough healthy food every day. Building upon this legacy, CROP Hunger Walkers today are taking steps to not only end hunger for today, but forever. It is their belief that in the next 50 years, hunger will be ended and CROP walks will be a celebration that hunger is no more.

SeniorPak receives grant


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The St. Peter’s First Community Church SeniorPak program in Huntington has been awarded a $3,500 grant. With the grant money, the SeniorPak program was able to purchase a freezer from DeWeese Appliances in Warren, along with insulated bags for delivery of frozen and perishable items. Featured are (from left) DeWeese delivery persons Tony Marion and Santos Villanuvea, Becky and Mike Lyons and Rev. Zen Hess. 

Red Cross blood drives planned

Plasma from whole blood and platelet donations made through the American Red Cross that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now to help ensure coronavirus patients and others who depend on transfusions have needed blood products this fall.

HCTPL roof gets hail damage repair

A construction crew works to dump parts removed from the roof of the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 24. The roof was damaged by hail and crews will be working to repair it over the next three months.
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The Huntington City-Township Public Library is under construction.

The library’s roof is currently being redone as a result of hail storm damage from 2019.

Eric Fry, assistant director of the library, says the roof replacement is completely covered by insurance and is not a cost coming out of taxpayer pockets.

Fry says it will take about three months to completely replace all the damaged metal on the building’s roof, and construction crews will be working tirelessly to have the project completed before winter.

Markle Scouts seek members

Members of Boy Scouts of America Troop 128G and 128B participate in a clean-up project, taking on a challenge given by Senior Patrol Leader Anna Clampitt. The Markle troop rechartered in November 2019 and was the first in Huntington County to offer Boy Scouts of America opportunity to young women.
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The Boyscouts of America Troop 128 in Markle has been breaking new ground in the past year. The troop rechartered in November 2019 and was the first in Huntington County to offer the opportunity to young ladies to join the Boy Scouts of America.

They were presented with a significant challenge in their early formation when COVID-19 shut down their meetings.

Shades on


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Salamonie Elementary School kindergarteners (from left) Piper Long and Sofia Gutierrez wear a pair each of 108 total pairs of sunglasses purchased by Salamonie students for a fund-raiser to help shine a light on the importance of literacy and education for future success. The sunglasses were purchased in conjunction with the school’s College Go Week activities. 

Making progress


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Introducing himself and the Don Strauss Animal Science Education Center at Huntington University on Tuesday, Sept. 22, is Nate Perry, the managing director for the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies at HU. The Tuesday morning tour was the fourth tour that has been given of the education center thus far. 

Extension to host aging series

The Purdue Extension Huntington County will be hosting a virtual Active Aging series on Thursdays in October.

Each event will be held at 9:30 a.m. EST on Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Themes include the following:

• “Nutrition and Active Aging” on Oct. 8. Join to identify various “super foods” that, when combined with a balanced diet, have shown to make a difference in the health of the aging population.

Crestwoods Gallery to host Artist Reception on Oct. 3

Crestwoods Gallery is hosting an Artist Reception on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The show will run through Saturday, Oct. 31.

The showing will feature over 30 artists including Gwen Gutwein, Austin Cartwright and Catherine Blyth. Refreshments will be served.

Social distancing will be observed and masks are advised. For more information, call 672-2080.

The Crestwoods Gallery is available by appointment and offers delivery and installation of art.

Literacy foundation fund-raiser


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Fourth-grade students at Salamonie Elementary school participated in a project to purchase yellow sunglasses through the Dollar General’s Literacy Foundation. Students purchased the glasses in conjunction with Salamonie’s College Go Week activities. Featured are students (top row, from left) Addison Kirby, Morgain Blair, Ashlynn Leist and Josilyn Kelsey and (bottom row, from left)  Wesley Scalf, Emily Goble, Reed Scott and Kaidyn Flohr. 

Peters invited to honors program

Kaitlyn Peters, of Roanoke, is among more than 130 first- and second-year year students invited to join Ohio Wesleyan University’s selective Leland F. and Helen Schubert Honors Program this fall.

To be invited to join the selective program, incoming students are required to have a minimum 3.6 high school GPA when admitted to the university.

Second-year students must have achieved at least a 3.5 GPA while at Ohio Wesleyan.

Turtle tile

Sophia Kemp, a seventh grader at Crestview Middle School, works on her tile at an after-school art club at CMS on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Kemp’s tile featured a turtle drinking a slushie. 

Feuding families


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Students involved in the Huntington North High School Campus Life club gathered together on Monday, Sept. 21, for a game-show themed kick-off club. Ten members were called out of the crowd to participate in a game of Family Feud. 

Plinko puck


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Watching her Plinko puck fall toward the bottom of the board is Huntington North High School Campus Life club member Madi Ptak. The Campus Life club held its kick-off for the school year on Monday, Sept. 21, at The Well in Huntington.  The kick-off event theme was classic game shows. 

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