Showing their initiative

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Students at Roanoke Elementary School were recently recognized for demonstrating the lifeskill of initiative. They are (front row from left) Damon Husband, Calin Steele, Isabella Arellano, Joshua Herber, Isaiah Smith, Wesley Pape, Cohen Sorg and Olivia Landrigan; (middle row from left) Brina Smith, Tayteum McCoart, Mason Tran, Trista McClellan, Kendyll Sorg, Katelyn Burkhart, Brody Ingle and Mylee Scheer; and (back row from left) Brayden Mayer, Braylon Beekman, Hayden Quickery, Wyitt Stine, Ellie Kiefer, Lillie Felton and Layla Wigmore.

Tree-shopping entertainment

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Members of the Community Choirs of Huntington County, under the direction of Denise Gilliland, entertain shoppers at the Huntington Lions Club Christmas tree sale prior to the Christmas lighting ceremonies at Memorial Park on Sunday, Dec. 1. The children are singing in front of a Swedish candle that was made by Mike Rowley. Pictured are (front row from left) Lucy Lopshire, Blaire Smith and Claire Richert; and (back row from left) Janelle Ighile, Andrew Lopshire, Xoie Shepherd, Elliott Smith, Ellison Smith and Stephen Ball.

Kids to learn about winter at Salamonie Preschool

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “The Wonders of Winter” on Wednesday, Dec. 18, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

The program will give attendees the opportunity to hike, collect nature items and make a craft. Salamonie Preschool programs are designed to enhance preschoolers’ basic education, including music, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

Trinity announces next free lunch date is Dec. 7

Trinity Church has announced that Saturday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Jan. 4, are the next free lunch dates for the church.

Times on both dates are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no cost for the meal and all are welcome.

The church is located at 530 Guilford St., on the corner of Market and Guilford streets, in Huntington. Enter Door No. 2 off Guilford Street to attend the free lunch.

Hosler, Landrum are December Junior Rotarians

Aidan Hosler (second from left) and Daphnee Landrum (third from left) are the Huntington Rotary Club’s Junior Rotarians for December. With them are club sponsors Bill Miller (left) and Chris Sands.
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Aidan Hosler and Daphnee Landrum are the Huntington Rotary Club’s Junior Rotarians of the Month for December.

Hosler is a member of class council and participates in Blessings in a Backpack, soccer, football, basketball, baseball, 4-H, youth group, Youth for Christ, Campus Life and is on the Student Athletic Board. He also has an internship in the athletic director’s office at Huntington North High School and works at Jimmy John’s.

Let’s go Stonewalls!

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The Roanoke Cheer Squad gets everyone fired up to start the school’s monthly meeting on Friday, Nov. 22. The Cheer Squad has been practicing after school to get ready for the basketball games when they start up.

Upcoming variety show to highlight wealth of talented HNHS students

One of the numerous groups planning to perform at this year’s Huntington North High School Variety Show “Star Search” pose for their skit, titled “Airplane Troubles.” Pictured are (from left) Skylar Symons, Alayna Smith, Katharina Dvorak, Megan Stinefield and Grace Bradford. The show is set for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. each night in the Huntington North Auditorium.
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Huntington North High School’s wealth of talented students will be showcased this weekend as the 2019 HNHS Variety Show, themed “Star Search,” raises the curtain Dec. 5, 6 and 7 in the high school auditorium.

Christmas at Forks returns for 15th year

The 15th annual Christmas at the Forks returns to the Historic Forks of the Wabash on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8. The public is invited to attend on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. No admission is charged.

This community goodwill event raises funds to benefit the School Tours Program and other activities at the Forks. Volunteers are currently enlisting sponsors and decorators for the event.

Novae Corp. acquires MO trailer company

Novae Corp. has finalized the acquisition of Trailerman Trailers, Inc. of Louisiana, MO. Financial terms of this private transaction are not disclosed.

Headquartered in Markle, Novae Corp. is a leading North American manufacturer of utility, dump, equipment and enclosed trailers marketed under the brands of Sure-Trac, H&H Trailers and CAM Superline. Novae Corp. operates 11 manufacturing facilities in Northeast Indiana, Western Iowa and Eastern Pennsylvania and distributes all three brands through a network of independent dealers throughout North America.

Huntington University surpasses $100K goal on third annual Day of Giving recently

Huntington University hosted its third annual Day of Giving on Nov. 21 and raised $101,527.97, surpassing the school’s goal of $100,000.

All gifts to the university on Nov. 21 went to the Forester Fund, which directly provides student scholarships for current and future students.

“With 100 percent of each gift directly benefiting students, I am so grateful for the Forester Family and their commitment to support fellow Foresters through HU’s student scholarship program,” said Marcy Hawkins, director of the Forester Fund.  

Huntington County farmer receives gift for Open Door soup kitchen in Huntington

Celebrating a $2,500 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Communities program to the Open Door soup kitchen in Huntington are (front row from left) Andrew Lopshire, Sue Christman, Deb Osterholt, Jerry Osterholt and Cindy Johnson; and (back row from left) Tony Little, John Buhler, Mike Bracht and Annette Little.
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Jerry Osterholt, a farmer from Huntington County, recently received an America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation for the Open Door soup kitchen in Huntington.

As part of their mission the Open Door will use the funds to purchase food and supplies to prepare and deliver meals to those in need in the community.

Beards raise money for meals

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The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department presents a donation of $500 to the New Life Meal Ministry after a fund-raiser allowed deputies to grow out their beards for the month of November. Each HCSD member paid $20 for the privilege. Celebrating the donation on Wednesday, Nov.

Business of the month

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Continental Structural Plastics, in Huntington, has been named business of the month for December by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors.

Fighting breast cancer

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Members of Huntington Firefighters Association Local 680 presented a check for over $1,200 to Mark Swing (fifth from left), president of Cancer Services for Huntington County, on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Huntington Fire Station 3. The firefighters raised the donated funds through the sale of breast cancer awareness T-shirts during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Retirement open house set for outgoing foundation director Howell

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Michael Howell

Michael Howell has announced his retirement as the executive director of the Huntington County Community Foundation at the end of 2019.

A retirement open house is planned to take place at the Historic Forks of the Wabash on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a special recognition time held at 6 p.m.

Visitors can feel free to bring a written memory to give to Howell. Light hors d’oeuvres will be available.