Gethsemane food pantry to distribute on Feb. 22

The Gethsemane Ministries food pantry will be open on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The pantry is open to anyone in the community.

Gethsemane Ministries is located at 2239 Hartman St., Huntington.

HU Theatre Company to present ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ in March

Huntington University Theatre Company (HUTC) will present the musical play “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

The production is scheduled for March 8, 9, 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. and March 10 and 17, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. HUTC will also offer two educational matinees on March 9 and 16, at 9:30 a.m.

Farm Bureau district meet March 6

The Indiana Farm Bureau District 4 spring meeting will be Tuesday, March 6, at the Huntington University Dining Commons, 2303 College Ave., Huntington.

Registration will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The program will follow at 7:30 p.m. To make reservations, call Glenda Giggy in Huntington County at 224-9753.

Last eagle watch set for Sunday, Feb. 25, at UWIS

One last eagle watch will be offered Sunday, Feb. 25, through  the Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. Due to winter weather, this has been reduced to a one-day event.

Participants should meet at Salamonie Interpretive Center at 3 p.m., for a brief overview of Indiana’s bald eagles before caravanning to the roost. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars, cameras and spotting scopes.

There will be some walking on paved road. Those who need the available handicapped parking should request it upon registration.

Council on Aging to sponsor first Senior talent show on April 13

Huntington County Council on Aging is giving performers a chance to find their inner superstar and shine in front of their friends and family at the “Step Up To The Mic” first annual Senior talent show.

Those interested in participating in the show may submit their act by the March 16 deadline. Forms are available at the HCCOA office or can be emailed.

The Talent show is April 13, at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, located at Central Christian Church, 500 MacGahan St., Huntington.

LAC to host St. Paddy’s Day Party at K of C site

The LaFontaine Arts Council will present a St. Paddy’s Day Party at the 1014 Club, located at the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, March 17.

The doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

The Irish band Soltre will play from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Irish food, beer and specialty drinks will also be served.

Additional information about the evening can also be found on the LaFontaine Arts Council Facebook page. Further questions can be directed to LAC Executive Director Debbie Dyer at 358-0055.

Markle librarian wants to get to know her people

New Huntington City-Township Public Library Markle Branch Manager Anna Brinegar mans the circulation desk Wednesday, Feb. 14. Brinegar plans to see the library’s circulation improve in 2018 by helping patrons find the materials they need.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

One of Anna Brinegar’s goals when she took the helm as the manager of the Markle Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library is to get to know the people in her “new” town.

The patrons at her “old” job, the adult librarian at the Huntington branch, know her pretty well.

Brinegar was tapped to replace Markle Branch Manager Nick Stephan, who accepted the director’s position at the Garrett Public Library.

Brinegar started her new position on Jan. 29.

Creative origami

The fifth-graders at Roanoke Elementary School recently finished their “radial symmetry origami” projects in Sarah Stine’s art class. Shown are Grace Michel (left) and Breyden Black showing off their finished projects.

ISSMA competitors to preview work tonight

The Huntington North Instrumental Department will present a preview of those students who will be traveling to Indianapolis for the Indiana State School Music Association State Solo & Ensemble Event tonight, Monday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Rotunda.

To qualify for that event, each of the students in this preview received a gold (highest) rating on a Group 1 (highest difficulty) solo or ensemble at the ISSMA District event in late January.

Daddy/Daughter Hair Fair set for March 3 at HCTPL

The Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library will hold a Daddy/Daughter Hair Fair Saturday, March 3, at 3 p.m.

All dads and daughters are invited – as well as moms and sons, and anyone who wants to learn more about styling their young child’s hair. Basic hairstyles – like ponytails, buns and braids – will be covered and practiced, as well as hair care tips for a variety of hair types.

Registration is not required, but those who plan to attend must bring their own hairbrush, as this is a workshop involving participation.

Successful winter show

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Jolene Paolillo (right) and Rob Paolillo from Bowers Jewelers meet with sales rep Aubre Lee Stewart (left) at the RDI Diamonds booth during the 2018 Retail Jewelers Organization Winter Buying Show in Savannah, GA. The Paolillos took advantage of the opportunity to purchase new items, network with other jewelers from across the nation and check out the latest trends.

Edward Jones again a top employer, reports Fortune magazine survey

Financial services firm Edward Jones ranks No. 5 on the 2018 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list in its 19th appearance on the prestigious list, according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine.

The firm is the highest-ranking financial-services firm on the list.

The Huntington County financial advisors are Scott Atkinson, Jim Ditzler, Adam Harris, Chuck Harris, Nicole Johnson, Trent McBride, John Nelson, Jim Scheiber and Jim Warner.

NIPSCO seeks to amend rate increase NIPSCO

As a result of the newly-enacted federal tax reform, NIPSCO submitted a request with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Com- mission (IURC) to lower its previous request to modify natural gas base rates by $26 million.

Psi Iota Xi announces reset story time date

The Psi Iota Xi sorority will host its annual story time at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Monday, March 5, at 6 p.m., rescheduled from its previous date on Jan. 15.

Themed around owls, this session will feature a story and a craft.

Family LifeCare offers grief healing classes

Family LifeCare offers “Understanding Grief” classes, an overview of the grief journey and how to heal.

Myths concerning grief are debunked and practical suggestions for grief healing are offered.

Dates of the sessions are March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Family LifeCare, 705 S. Baldwin, Marion.

Sessions are for adults over the age of 18.

For more information contact Jeff Luttrell, 800-355-2817.

Junior Achievement Bowling fund-raiser

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Stephen Petry, 9, of Huntington, bowls during the Junior Achievement Bowling fund-raiser on Saturday, Feb. 17, at Rainbow Lanes.

Superheroes Bash

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Dylan Morgan, 10, pals around with Spiderman, who dropped by for a visit at the Superheroes Bash at the Andrews Town Hall on Saturday, Feb. 17. The vent was hosted by the Andrews Summer Festival Committee.

Judging rabbits

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Brian Robbins (left), of Frankfort, and Brett Hartman (second left), of Lafayette, watch as Judge Mike Young (right) works at the Huntington County Hare Raisers Association annual rabbit show on Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Huntington County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Two locals earn DePauw dean’s list

Gillian Hughes, of Huntington, and Suzanne Peters, of Roanoke, have been named to the Fall 2017 dean’s list at DePauw University.

The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Sell, Daugherty earn Metro Kiwanis accolades

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis recently recognized two students as Riverview Middle School’s outstanding eighth-graders. Pictured are (from left) Metro Kiwanis President Terry Oden, students Grace Sell and Jacob Daugherty and Jim Bragg, principal of Riverview Middle School.
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The Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club recognized Grace Sell and Jacob Daugherty as Riverview’s outstanding eighth graders on Monday, Jan. 29.

Sell is the daughter of Adam and Lynette Sell. She is involved in basketball, track, leadership, Campus Life, 4-H, church youth group and the Honor Society.

She plans to attend college for pre-med, nursing or marine biology. She hopes she can pursue her passion for basketball and play professionally.

First Federal promotes quartet of employees

Pictured (from left) Eric Todd, Julia Bazur, Sarah O’Leary and Christina Ruckman.
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First Federal Savings Bank has announced the promotions of four employees.

Eric Todd has recently been promoted to vice president, commercial credit. Todd joined the First Federal staff in 2014. He has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Indiana University and extensive experience in credit administration, credit analysis and business banking with over 13 years of financial experience. Additionally he just completed the Graduate School of Banking (Madison, WI) and received an executive leadership certificate through the University of Wisconsin.

Huntington North FFA chapter plans activities for FFA week

Huntington North High School Future Farmers of America chapter has planned several activities to celebrate National FFA week, Feb. 17 to Feb. 24, focusing on a passion for agriculture.

This FFA Week embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than 653,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels.

NIPSCO asks customers to keep meters cleared

As cold temperatures continue, NIPSCO is reminding customers to keep their electric and natural gas meters free of snow and ice. Although meters are designed to withstand winter weather conditions, heavy or hard-packed snow and ice, icicles falling from building eaves or water dripping from a roof and freezing on the meter could create potential safety hazards.

To help prevent these types of problems, customers are urged to follow some basic tips:

HCS to host preschool open house on March 18

Huntington Catholic School offers a preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds and invites prospective parents and students to an open house and registration day Sunday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The open house will be held at Huntington Cath-olic School, 820 Cherry St., in the preschool room.

For more information contact 356-2320 or visit

February Evensong Concert features Gibboney

The February 2018 Evensong Concert features the return of Ted Gibboney to Trinity United Meth-odist’s pipe organ on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m.

Reflecting the season of Lent, he will present Marcel Dupré’s The Stations of the Cross, narrated by Joe Wiley. Admission is free.

Local SWCD sponsoring annual spring tree sale

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District office is sponsoring a spring tree sale. Orders will be taken through March 2, with payment due by March 8. Delivery will be on April 4.

Some of the varieties available this year are:

• Trees: autumn blaze maple, redpointe maple, tulip poplar, red oak, royal raindrops crabapple, Norway spruce, exclamation London plane, blue spruce, white pine and ivory silk lilac.

• Shrubs: coral snap, American cranberry, forsythia, red osier dogwood and diablo ninebark.

Next Visiting Executive Seminar set for April 6

The next Visiting Executive Seminar will be held Friday, April 6, at the Habecker Dining Commons on the campus of Huntington University.

The seminar will be held on Friday, April 6. The morning will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast and the seminar will get under way at 8:45 a.m. The seminar wraps up at noon with an optional lunch to follow in the lower level.

Third House Legislative Session

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (left) makes a point during the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Third House Legislative Session on Saturday, Feb. 10, at he Huntington Branch of the Huntington-City Township Public Library. Listening on are (from second left) Indiana State Sen. Andy Zay, Indiana State Rep. Dan Leonard and Huntington Coutny Commissioners President Larry Buzzard. All four men spoke and answered questions.

U.S. Senate candidate in Huntington

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U.S. Rep Luke Messer (left), a Republican who is running for the United State Senate seat currently held by Democrat Joe Donnelly, stopped by Nick's Kitchen in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Feb. 10, to talk with supporters and others. Messer makes a point while his daughter, Ava (center), and Huntington County Commissioner Tom Wall listen.

HNHS choir to host youth on March 3

Huntington North High School sophomore Erica Ashley practices her solo during a rehearsal by the Viking Volume Wednesday, Feb. 7. The show choir will present a Princess & Superhero Academy for children on March 3.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Children ages 4 to fifth grade are invited to the Princess & Superhero Academy, held Saturday, March 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Huntington North High School.

Hosted by the award-winning show choir, Viking Volume, children will spend the day “training” like a superhero or getting the “royal treatment” as a princess.

Activities include ga-mes, princess makeup and hair, superhero training, a lounge for parents, snacks and learning a dance.