Donation for New Life Ministry

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A check for $1,000 was presented by Randy Crago (far left), president of the Busted Knuckles Auto Club, to Bob Burnsworth of New Life Ministries, on Saturday, Sept. 19. Looking on is Club Treasurer Jenny Shafer, (second from right), and Club Vice President Phil Shafer (far right). 

Donation made to Dream Center

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Randy Crago (left), president of the Busted Knuckles Auto Club, presents a check for $1,000 to Rev. Donnie Foster (second from left) of the Dream Center’s men’s house, while Club Treasurer Jenny Shafer (second from right) and Club Vice President Phil Shafer (far right) look on. The donated money came from the club’s second annual car show held at Huntington Chevrolet in September. 

Back open for business

Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Checking in materials at the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 19, is Patron Services Clerk Karen Carpenter. The HCTPL is back to being open during regular business hours for the public after shutting down down for two weeks due to COVID-19 exposure within the staff. 

Food bank locations around the area

The following locations may be contacted by anyone in need, or by those willing to help:

Salvation Army, 1424 E. Market St., Huntington, 356-3485, offers food assistance one time per month.

The Indiana Dream Center, 501 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, 366-3641, offers free bread products, available two to three times weekly.

Horace Mann fund-raiser

Horace Mann Elementary School students (from left) Tytus Ladyga, Caleb Kendall, Major Southerland, Olive Gearhart and Paisley Kilkenny, display a portion of money raised during the school’s Jar Wars.
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Horace Mann Elementary School conducted its third annual Jar Wars fund-raiser last week, with the proceeds being donated to United Way of Huntington County. In all, $1,238.14 was raised for United Way throughout the week.

As the name would indicate, Jar Wars features assigned teams consisting of grades and classrooms battling to raise the most amount of money through accumulating cash and coins in large jars.

Learning to skate

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Roanoke Elementary School first grader Rhett Buzzard gets some assitance from physical education teacher Ashley Hoppus during a skating day in class. 

Changes for Santa at the Center event

On Monday, Nov. 16, the Knight Bergman Center Board of Directors decided to cancel the ‘Santa at the Center’ portion of Winter WarrenLand festivities that are slated for Friday, Nov. 27.

That being said, Santa will still be arriving in the downtown area at 6 p.m. to light the town’s Christmas tree and to greet and speak with children of all ages.

Christmas in the Village has been canceled

The 2020 Christmas in the Village, in downtown Roanoke, has been cancelled this year due to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s new restrictions for events of 50 people or more.

According to a social media post made by Discover Roanoke, the hope is “to host this special event and much anticipated evening in Roanoke next year and many years to come”.

Additional information for other Roanoke events may be found at discover

Local foundation named 1 of 10 grant recipients

In collaboration with Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI), the Lilly Scholars Network (LSN) has selected 10 organizations around the state to receive the inaugural round of Lead Forward Community Grants (LFCG), which pair charitable organizations with a Lilly Endowment Community Scholar (or multiple scholars) in their Indiana communities. Organizations could apply for up to $2,500 in funding and scholars were encouraged to be part of the application process and to lead subsequent work on the projects.

Knights of Columbus roadblock coming up

Knights of Columbus member Bruce Van Gilder, dressed as Santa Claus, collects money during the 2019 Pitch-In at the intersection of North Jefferson and MacGahan streets.
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The Knights of Columbus, Huntington Council No. 1014, will hold the 2020 Pitch-In roadblock on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.

Intersections covered will be North Jefferson and MacGahan Street, Market Street and the Downtown Mall, and South Jefferson and Etna Avenue. Hours will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition, there will be a mail campaign.

Free packing material available at pharmacy

The Warren Pharmacy has packing materials available for free.

Bubble wrap, bags of air, brown wrapping paper, Styrofoam peanuts and empty small and medium sized boxes are available.

Some small and medium Styrofoam and insulated boxes are available as well, with ice packs.

Call the pharmacy for more information at 375-2135.

Ribbon cutting for animal science center

Present for the ribbon cutting ceremony at Huntington University’s Don Strauss Animal Science Center on Monday, Nov. 16, were (from left) 2018 HU graduate Madison Riggle, University President Dr. Sherilyn Emberton,  Bruce Kettler, director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture,  Marty Songer, executive director of AVIS Foundation, Inc, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, president and chief executive officer of Lake City Bank David Findlay, chief executive officer of MPS Egg Farms Bob Krouse and managing director of the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies Nate Perry.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Huntington University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Don Strauss Animal Science Center on Monday, Nov. 16, hosting a select number of community members, family members of Don Strauss, Huntington University staff, donors and officials at the ceremony.

HCCSC celebrates Veterans Day 2020 a little differently

A day looked forward to each year, Veterans Day and its celebrations took on a different style within the Huntington County Community School Corporation in 2020, as honorary programs were altered for safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.


The majority of HCCSC’s schools opted for video presentations rather than hosting in-person programs, as Andrews Elementary, Flint Springs Elementary, Horace Mann Elementary, Roanoke Elementary, Riverview Middle School and Huntington North High School all created celebration videos.

‘Co-Parenting for Successful Kids’ class in December

Helping Indiana families cope with separation, divorce, and child custody issues is the goal of Co-Parenting for Successful Kids, the research-based education class provided by Purdue Extension.

On-site classes are offered at locations throughout Indiana. Two two-hour sessions include videos, handouts, and educational presentations. Participants receive feedback, from a trained Extension Educator, on personalized activities.

Roanoke’s Jingle Bell Rock

Members of the Fleetwood Band, (from left) Jim Amstutz, Barry Fleetwood, Pam Fleetwood and Christine Smith, will play at the Cottage Event Center on Friday, Dec. 18.
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Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center has announced a new holiday show.

The event, called Jingle Bell Rock, will be headlined by renowned Rockabilly guitarist Kenny Taylor. Also on the bill is acoustic Oldies group, The Fleetwood Band.

Jingle Bell Rock is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 18, and is a fund-raiser for the SW Allen County Food Bank.