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Many Hoosier colleges to waive application fees

Fifteen Indiana colleges, including Huntington University, will waive college application fees during Indiana’s College Application Week, Sept. 23 to Sept. 27, according to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Another 17 colleges have reported free applications year-round.

In memory of Justin Adkins


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Huntington County resident Gretchen Brown (second from right) recently made a donation to the Converse Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) in memory of her boyfriend, Justin Adkins, who perished this past May in a car accident. Adkins was a member of the CVFD’s Somerset Station. The donated funds were raised by Brown, along with her family and friends. Brown also donated food items to the Mt. Etna Volunteer Fire Department, which responded to Adkin’s accident.

Planning for Preview Show on agenda for next Cattlemen’s meeting

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet today, Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Topics for discussion include planning for the 2020 Preview Show and other old and new business.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension Huntington County at 358-4826.

The Huntington County Fairgrounds are located at 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

First Freewill Baptist Church invites the community to revival

The First Freewill Baptist Church will be having a revival Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20 and 21, starting at 6 p.m. each night. 

George Dillman will be leading the revival. There will be various singers scheduled as well.

The church is located at 1805 Salamonie Ave., Huntington.

Lions Club tenderloin, fish supper on Sept. 24

The Bippus Lions Club will have an all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin supper on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Bippus Community Building.

The meal, prepared by Dan’s, includes green beans, applesauce, bread and butter, cookies and drinks.

The community building is located at 9033W-800N, Bippus.

Read-A-Thon finale


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Aiden Tepper (left), a student at Flint Springs Elementary School, gets into character as the Grinch while the school’s principal, Aimee Lunsford, looks on during an assembly marking the conclusion of the school’s Read-A-Thon initiative on Friday, Sept. 13. Lunsford, along with the school’s teachers and students, dressed up as literary characters for the day. The Read-A-Thon saw students read books and raise funds for the school over the course of two weeks. Students ultimately raised $14,625.

Pizza fund-raiser to benefit HC Special Olympics set for Sept. 23

Huntington County Special Olympics will be holding a fund-raiser at the Huntington Pizza Hut on Monday, Sept. 23, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

One dollar from every adult buffet, plus tips, will be donated to the local Special Olympics group. The group is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The Huntington Pizza Hut is located at 101 Frontage Rd.

For more information, contact Keith Hartley at 410-1107.

Basket theme charity auction at Warren UCC Saturday

A basket theme charity auction and spaghetti dinner will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at Warren United Church of Christ, 202 E. 2nd St., Warren. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The meal will be provided by a free will donation.

Basket themes include arts and crafts, sports, beach bash, tailgate party, chocolate lover’s, pet basket, car care, movie night and more.

The fund-raiser proceeds will go to support Warren Food Pantry, Remnant Ministries and local missions.

Youth K-5 can enter handmade scarecrows in Pioneer Fest contest

Youth in grades kindergarten through five are invited to enter a handmade scarecrow in the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Scarecrow Contest. The winner will be announced at the festival on Saturday, Sept. 28. Contestants need not be present to win.
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Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to enter their handmade scarecrows in the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival Scarecrow Contest. A prize will be awarded to the winner.

Rules of the contest are:

• Scarecrows are to be child-made with minimal adult help.

• Scarecrows are not to be bloody or gory in any fashion.

• Scarecrows are not to be political or to reflect political views.

Salamonie Preschool program to focus on spiders

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “S is for Spider” on Oct 1.

Kids can observe spiders and their webs and learn how they are different from insects.

The class will be offered from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

This program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including music, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

Mt. Etna UMC to host fall bazaar

Featuring more than 40 booths with a variety of items, the Mt. Etna United Methodist Church annual fall bazaar will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The bazaar will be held at the corner of Ind.-9 and Ind. 124 in Mt. Etna.

Lunch will be served.

Featuring more than 40 booths with a variety of items, the Mt. Etna United Methodist Church annual fall bazaar will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The bazaar will be held at the corner of Ind.-9 and Ind. 124 in Mt. Etna.

Lunch will be served.

Parkview Huntington asking public for local photos for walls

Ed Beckner, a retired pharmacist from Parkview Huntington Hospital, stands next to a photo of a bench with fall leaves he shot that is on display at the hospital. PHH is issuing another callout for photos taken in Huntington County to add to its collection.
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Ed Beckner can’t get enough of taking photos of the world around him.

“I like capturing real life,” he says. “It’s a challenge. Take sunsets. They’re beautiful, but they’re hard to capture on film and have them look exactly the same as what your eye saw.”

Beckner has a good eye for photo-worthy moments, and some of his photos decorate the walls at Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH). From birds and seasonal landscapes to familiar structures and places, Beckner’s photos are wonderful windows on daily life in Huntington County.

Huntington County Swine Boosters to meet Sept. 24 at Courthouse Annex

The Huntington County Swine Boosters will meet Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex.

Discussion items include the election of officers, the selection of the 2020 judge, proposed changes to the swine project in the 4-H Fair book and a review of the 4-H Fair food tent. 

Anyone with a nomination for the 2020 swine project judge should submit a short biography to the executive committee prior to the meeting.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension Huntington County at 358-4826.

Switchback entertains at Senior Center


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The duo Switchback – comprised of Martin McCormack (left) on acoustic bass guitar and Brian FitzGerald on mandolin – entertain with an eclectic repertoire in a concert at the Huntington County Senior Center on Friday, Sept. 13. Their music ranged from bluegrass to Hoagy Carmichael, with some Irish tunes added to the mix. The concert was part of the Honeywell Foundation’s Senior Outreach program.

Chalk Walk Festival this Saturday at Courthouse

The Huntington Chalk Walk Festival is set for this Saturday, Sept. 21, outside the Huntington County Courthouse from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Registration for the event, which is free, opens at 9 a.m. Chalk art must be completed by 2 p.m. As there will be limited free chalk, participants are advised to bring their own. Organizers request no tempera base wash.

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