Helping Hands Community Garden announces several upcoming events

The Helping Hands Community Garden has announced some upcoming events for the public.

Saturday, June 22, will be Yoga in the Garden, with two classes at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The classes are for beginners and seasoned yoga enthusiasts alike. A fee is charged for the class, with discounts for children 12 and under.

On June 24, Purdue Extension will host a stir-fry cooking class. Participants will learn how to make a stir-fry meal using fresh vegetables from the garden, find out how to grow their own stir-fry garden and make a stir-fry freezer meal to take home.

State library group awards grant locally

The Indiana State Library Foundation awarded $10,000 in grant money this past January to Indiana libraries looking to make purchases that would improve services to patrons, and the Indiana Room of the Huntington City-Township Public Library was one of 10 recipients to receive support from the grant.

The Indiana Room was awarded $1,000, and genealogy librarian Sarah Kirby has used those dollars, matched by another $500 of library funds, to purchase archival storage boxes for the Indiana Room’s vast paper newspaper collection.

The 5th Parlour opens new spa room

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.
Emily Horne

The 5th Parlour Salon, located at 5 E. Market St. in downtown Huntington, has added not only a new spa room for its clients, but also enhanced the talents of one of its stylists to provide the special spa services.

Emily Horne, a native of Huntington and a 2016 Huntington North High School graduate, has obtained her cosmetology license at the Redken Elite School. She now has a license as an esthetician, adding to her cosmetology skills.

She explains that as an esthetician, she works in providing a beauty culture.

Canoe float down Salamonie River set for July 21 afternoon

The public is invited to canoe a scenic Wabash County section of Salamonie River on Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m. The float will last approximately two hours.

Those interested in canoeing should bring their own canoe and gear or may sign up to borrow a canoe (limited availability) and personal floatation device at time of advance registration.

Participants will learn basic paddling strokes and water safety tips.

Kenneth Jiang to perform at next Trinity UMC Evensong concert

Trinity United Methodist Church’s Evensong Concert Series continues on Sunday, June 23, with a performance by pianist Kenneth Xiaoling Jiang at 4 p.m.

Jiang will perform Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Jiang started playing piano at the age of 4. He began teaching piano at the age of 14 and has developed a dynamic, accelerated piano method he calls “Piano UnLimited.” He attended the Julliard School in New York City and later received a Bachelor of Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music.

Huntington Baptist Church sets vacation Bible school for June 24-28

Huntington Baptist Church is holding a vacation Bible school program from June 24 to 28, from 9 a.m. to noon each session.

The program’s title is “In the Wild,” with a motto of “Zoom in, focus on Jesus.” Children age 5 through sixth grade are welcome to attend.

The program will conclude with a parents’ program on June 28 at 11:15 a.m., followed by a block party with food and activities.

To register, visit For more information, call 356-6954.

Roanoke Lions aid library

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The Roanoke Lions Club donated $300 to the Roanoke Public Library’s summer reading program. Pictured are Jerry Anderson (left), member, Roanoke Lions Club, and Karen Baker, library assistant, Roanoke Public Library.

Warren Farmers Market held Saturday mornings on 1st Street

The Warren Farmers Market is held on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon at Jeff’s Farm Market, 627 E. 1st St., in Warren.

Each week, the market features farm fresh produce, homemade baked goods, Amish fried pies, cured ham and bacon and Indiana maple syrup.

Vendors are always welcome; there is no charge for space.

Updated information is available on the market’s Facebook page, Warren Farmers Market.  

Heritage of Warren Quilt Show set for July 5-6 at Salamonie fest

The annual Heritage of Warren Quilt Show will be July 5 to 6 during the Salamonie Summer Festival. It will be in the Fults Recreation Room at Heritage Pointe of Warren.

Exhibits will include quilts that are antique, machine quilted, home décor and wearables. Also, there may be entries for hand crochet and knitted items.

Entries are now being received. All must be clean and smoke-free. Entries must be submitted no later than June 28.

For more information, contact Ruth Herring at 375-3329 or rjher

Merric Bower one of 4,800 graduates from University of Iowa in May

Merric Bower, a University of Iowa student from Roanoke, was one of more than 4,800 UI undergraduate, graduate and professional students to participate in graduation ceremonies in May.

The UI's spring 2019 graduates had an average cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.16 on a 4.0 scale. In addition, 16 percent of the graduating class graduated with multiple majors and 355 undergraduates graduated with honors.

Blasting water

Photo by Steve Clark.

Bentlee Pressler mans a water cannon at the Terry R. Abbett Splash Park, in Huntington, on Tuesday, June 11. Children and their adults beat the summer heat at the popular splash park, located within Drover Park at 1215 Etna Ave. on Huntington’s south side.

Announce street closings for Heritage Days events

Various streets in Huntington will be closed as part of Heritage Days festivities.

Starting Monday, June 17, at 3 p.m., Cherry Street will be closed from West Park Drive to West State Street. The closure will remain in effect through Sunday, June 23.

Also starting Monday, June 17, at 3 p.m., Market Street will be closed from Cherry Street to Poplar Street. The closure will remain in effect through Sunday, June 23.

Northeastern REMC trust awards grant to Hoosiers Feeding Hungry

The Northeastern RE-MC Community Trust/-Operation Round Up recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant to be used to serve residents in need within their service area.

These funds will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry pay processing fees for large game and livestock donations within Allen, Huntington, Kosciusko, Noble, Wabash and Whitley counties. The processed meat will then be given to area hunger-relief agencies.

Lincoln reunion set for July 13

The eighth Swan Street Lincoln Grade School reunion will be held Saturday, July 13, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the new Lincoln Elementary School building, 2037 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

The reunion is for everyone who went to Lincoln School on Swan Street, in Huntington. Bring pictures and any items to share from the years at Lincoln.


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Sam Bergler, 6, of Huntington, checks out the front seat of the Huntington Fire Department Fire 1 Rescue Truck, assisted by Assistant Fire Chief Keith Paterson, at the annual Touch-a_Truck in downtown Huntington. The youth is the son of Tom and Sara Bergler. In addition to having a variety vehicles at the event for the public to go through, the City of Huntington also served hot dogs and bottled water free of charge.