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Laupp to present ‘Fairy Houses’ Dec. 8 at Salamonie Interpretive Center

Sharon Laupp, a Huntington County master gardener, will present a hands-on workshop called “Fairy Houses,” on Dec. 8 at the Salamonie Interpretive Center.

The program is open to all ages and runs from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will use materials from nature to make a miniature, imaginative world.

A small fee per participant is payable the day of the event. Additional items will be available for purchase.

Advance registration is recommended. Call 468-2127 to make a reservation. Property entrance fees are waived forSecond Saturday participants.

Daniel helps Trine earn accolades

Trine University’s Tau Alpha Omicron (TAO) chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association (ACJA-Lambda Alpha Epsilon) won 29 of 72 possible awards at the organization’s regional con- ference, including an award won by a Huntington resident.

The Trine chapter co-hosted the conference Oct. 18 to 20 in Gurnee, IL, along with a chapter from Minnesota. Students and faculty competed against four other chapters/colleges from throughout the Midwest in four categories: written examinations, handgun competition, crime scene investigation and physical agility.

‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ set for Dec. 7-8 at HNHS auditorium

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will be performed on Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, by the Huntington North Masque and Gavel Drama Club and Huntington Theatre Guild, Act II in the Huntington North auditorium.

On Friday, there will be a performance at 7 p.m.; on Saturday, there will be performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The show will be performed by a diverse cast, ranging in age from 9 to 72 years old.
There is a fee to attend, which is reduced for Senior Citizens and attendees age 18 and under. Children age 5 and under are admitted for free.

Students with integrity


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Catholic School presents monthly Spirit Awards to students from each grade who display Christ-like behavior. Integrity was one of the virtues chosen for the month of October and winners were (front row from left) Harper Garrott, kindergarten; Logan Lewis, first grade; Jedadiah Kline, second grade; Gena Harrell, third grade; and Damen Ball, fourth grade; and (back row from left) Josephine Kline, fifth grade; Augustus Kline, sixth grade; Micah Lenn, seventh grade; and Gary Snyder, eighth grade. Winners were announced on Friday, Nov. 2, during an all-school liturgy at SS.

Backpacks of Hope


Photo by Steve Clark.

Evelyn Lee (left) and Morgan Stout (right) organize backpacks during a packing session for Backpacks of Hope on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Huntington North High School. The session saw volunteers for the Huntington-based group prepare cold-weather gear, toiletries and more to be packed in backpacks, which will be distributed to the destitute and homeless in December. Shelley Septer, the founder of Backpacks of Hope, says the group hopes to hand out 1,000 backpacks this year.

Spooky treats


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Roanoke Elementary School kindergartner Annabell Garcia shows the special treats provided by the school’s kitchen staff in observation of Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The staff created a pumpkin using a tangerine with a celery stem and a ghost using half of a banana and chocolate chips.

Seminary UMC announces several holiday events

Seminary United Meth-odist Church, 285 N. Seminary St., Roanoke, announces several upcoming holiday events.

• Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  – Crafty Corner. Participants can work on their own craft and/or sewing projects with ideas and encouragement. Lunch will be provided with a short devotional. This event is free.

Historical society to hear Williams talk about Roanoke cemetery walk

Nathan Williams
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Nathan Williams will present a talk given as part of a recent Roanoke Cemetery walk on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington County Historical Museum, 315 Court St., Huntington.

Williams’ talk will be given from the point of view of Anthony Revarre, also known as “White Loon,” the son of Kil-so-quah and great-grandson of the Miami Chief Little Turtle.

The talk will involve the late history of the Miami Indians in Jackson Township, the celebration of his mother’s centennial birthday and other matters involving the area in the early 20th century.

Huntington mayor Fetters announces bid for third term

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters has announced he will run for a third term.

Fetters made the announcement Saturday, Nov. 10, in a press release, stating, “While not perfect, Huntington has become a better and more attractive version of itself. The Fetters Administration is ready to answer the call to keep Huntington moving forward for a third term.”

Fetters ran and won the election for Mayor in 2011 and again in 2015. He says since that time, Huntington has made consistent and steady forward progress in all aspects of the city’s well-being and neighborhood prosperity.

Veterans’ musical tribute


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Pianist Stephanie Shultz entertains veterans and residents of Heritage Pointe of Huntington on Friday, Nov. 9. The afternoon’s activities included special recognition of the facility’s 21 veterans of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, USO, Merchant Marines and the National Guard.

List week’s events at HC Senior Center

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

Monday, Nov. 19                                                                                                                                                       • 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, Nov. 20
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

• Birthday Bingo at Senior Center, 1:30 p.m.

2 more Maker Faire events at Cafe of Hope

Café of Hope, in Huntington, is holding two more Maker Faire events on Saturday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Dec. 1. Both events will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Each event will feature local crafts from vendors, direct sales and a craft table where children will be able to make their own crafts. At the Nov. 17 event, there will be a kids cookie walk. Children will be given a bag, then visit all of the vendors, who will be handing out the cookies. At the Dec. 1 event, there will be a complimentary hot chocolate bar.

Recognized for understanding


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Catholic School presents monthly Spirit Awards to students from each grade who display Christ-like behavior. Understanding was one of the virtues chosen for the month of October and winners were (front row from left) Elizabeth Ball, kindergarten; Ben Fettinger, first grade; Addisen Bischoff, second grade; Santiago Gomez-Ramirez, third grade; and Jackson Garrott, fourth grade; and (back row from left) Henry Richert, fifth grade; Violet Thornton, sixth grade; Adam Holzinger, seventh grade; and Braxston Smith, eighth grade. Winners were announced on Friday, Nov.

HNHS set variety show for Nov. 29-30

The Huntington North High School Variety Show will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Nov. 30, in the school’s auditorium at 7 p.m. both days.

The show will feature a variety of students singing, playing instruments, dancing and performing skits. There will also be a group of teachers that puts on a “12 Days of Christmas” comedy routine featuring singing and dancing.

There is a fee to attend the show.

Huntington North is located at 450 MacGahan St., Huntington.

Huntington Lions Club to get annual shipment of Christmas trees Saturday

The Huntington Lions Club will receive its annual shipment of Christmas trees on Saturday, Nov. 17, beginning at 7 a.m. at the clubhouse, located at 1103 W. Park Drive, across from the Sunken Gardens. Local Boy Scout Troop 137 will help unload and set up the trees as part of a community service project. Sales will begin as soon as the trees are unloaded from the truck.

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