Observing Memorial Day

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Members of Markle Boy Scout Troop 128, along with members of Huntington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 and Auxiliary and a local youth volunteer, placed flags on graves of veterans at Markle Cemetery on Saturday, May 27. Pictured are (front row, from left) Brenda Jenks, Post 2689 auxiliary; James Ormiston, youth volunteer; scouts Chris Bowman and David Pence; and Larry Jenks, Post 2689.

Red Cross looking for donors

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three steps people can take to help save lives:

• Schedule — Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcross blood. org or call 800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) to make an appointment.

• Prepare — Get a good night’s sleep, eat a nutritious meal and drink extra fluids.

• Give – The donation process start to finish takes about an hour. The actual donation only takes about 10 minutes.

Scott, Henline complete LDS seminary program

Joshua Scott (left) and Jenna Henline earned graduation certificates from the seminary program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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Joshua Scott and Jenna Henline, both 2017 Huntington North High School graduates, graduated from the seminary program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 4.

Over their four years of high school, the two also studied the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon and history of the Latter-day Saint faith in daily classes held before school in the church’s Huntington chapel.

Rowley attends Alabama Space Camp

Craig Rowley, of Huntington, recently attended Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, in Huntsville, AL.

The week-long educational program promotes science, technology, engineering and math, while training students and adults with hands-on activities and missions based on teamwork, leadership and problem solving.

Rowley spent the week training with a team that flew a simulated space mission to Mars. The crew participated in experiments and successfully completed an extra-vehicular activity (EVA), or spacewalk.

Healing Waters sets Praise Night

A Praise Night will be held Saturday, June 24, beginning at 5 p.m. at Healing Waters Ministries.

Everyone is welcome to join in to sing and enjoy fellowship and food.

The church is at 5811W-606S, just off Ind.-124E in Mt. Etna.

Local Master Gardeners to host public forum Thursday, June 29

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will hold a public forum on Thursday, June 29, at 7 p.m. in the iAB financial bank Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Dr. Collin Hobbs, assistant biology professor with Huntington University, will be the presenter. Hobbs is a trained plant ecologist and botanist. He plans to share information about succulents, native plant ID and botany, the Thornhill Nature Preserve and other gardening topics.

Reservations should be made by calling the Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office at 358-4826.

Huntington Alert to present ‘What to Do With This Old House’ on June 28

Huntington Alert will present “What to Do with This Old House” on Wednesday, June 28, at 6:30 p.m. in the Indiana Room of the Huntington City-Township Public Library’s Huntington branch.

The workshop will include discussion of renovations of an older home, rules on what can and can’t be done and the cost of proper repairs. Anyone who is renovating an older home, as well as those who just want to learn, are invited to attend.

For more information, contact the Indiana Room at the Huntington library or visit

HNHS announces honor rolls for second semester

Huntington North High School has announced its honor rolls for the second semester of the 2016-17 school year, recognizing students who achieved all A’s as well as those who earned all A’s and B’s.

Honor roll students are:

All A’s

Courthouse lawn event for literacy celebration

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The Huntington County Literacy Coalition will celebrate 30 years of free tutoring services by inviting the community to a celebration on Saturday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Huntington County Courthouse lawn.

The Erie Band will play from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children can enjoy Dr. Seuss stories from 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. There will be free books for children, free anniversary cake and hot dogs and drinks available for purchase.

Entries for open class adult exhibit being taken

Entries are now being accepted for the open class adult exhibit to be held during the Huntington County 4-H Fair in July.

The exhibits, sponsored by the Huntington County Extension Homemakers, are open to any resident of Huntington County 18 years and older or any member of a Huntington County Extension Homemakers club.

The exhibits are open to amateurs only. Professionals are defined as those receiving $1,200 or more per year in a specific category.

Each exhibitor may enter one item per division. All items must have been completed after Aug. 1, 2016.

Norwood to have annual meeting

The annual meeting of the Norwood Community Association will be held on Monday, June 19, at 7 p.m. at Faith Community Church of God, 3615 N. Norwood Rd., Huntington.

The association’s board of directors is finalizing proposed updates to the association bylaws, which must be amended to include state code.

After amendments to the bylaws are finalized, the board will complete updates to the covenants.

HARTA ride will showcase city’s trail system

Chris Bucher (left), from Trailhouse Village Bicycles in Winona Lake, and Jim Lewis, HARTA president, display the bicycle that will be provided to the winner of the adult division. Walmart is donating a $50 gift card to the winner of the youth/children division that can be used for a bicycle purchase.
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Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association will host its third annual Heritage Days Bicycle Poker Ride on Sunday, June 18, at 2 p.m. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and is open to all ages.

There will be two divisions, one for child-ren/youth and one for adults. This event is free, but bicycle helmets are required.

Klepper earns dean’s list accolades for spring semester at St. Mary’s

Emily Klepper, of Huntington, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester of 2017 at Saint Mary’s College, in Notre Dame.

To earn academic honors at Saint Mary’s, a student must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.6 on a 4.0 scale, have at least 12 graded credit hours, have no incompletes and have no grades lower than a C.

Klepper will be a sophomore this fall at Saint Mary’s. She plans to spend the fall semester studying in France.

Photo contest focus is old architecture

The Indiana Room of the Huntington City-Township Public Library is holding a photo contest that focuses on old architecture.

Older photographs of buildings in Huntington are on display near the fireplace at the library’s Huntington Branch.

Participants in the contest are invited to replicate a photo of their choice, showing the building in its current setting. They may also take another photo of the same subject to enter as an artistic interpretation.

Entries must be turned in by July 15, after which the Indiana Room will select winners.

Youth Services Bureau again helping with ‘Tools for Life’ supply program

Youth Services Bureau staff member Bethany Brunner (left) and volunteer Emily Mead show some of the school supplies they are collecting for the agency’s Tools for Life program.
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The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County will once again be assisting with school supplies through the “Tools for Life” school supply program. This is the 22nd year for the program.

“Last year we provided 581 students with school supplies,” stated Jan Williams, YSB executive director.

The program is open to anyone who is in need of assistance with school supplies.

First Free Will Baptist Church tent revival starts tonight, June 15

The First Free Will Baptist Church, 1805 Salamonie Ave., Huntington, will hold a tent revival starting tonight, Thursday, June 15, and continuing through June 18.

Sessions begin at 6:30 p.m. each night.

Mickey King will lead the services.

Bus service will be available to those who need transportation. Those needing a ride should call 402-9155 or call 366-5265 and leave a message.

Huntington County Cattlemen to meet on June 21 at a nnex

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet on Wednesday, June 21, at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex Conference Room.

The agenda items include the food tent at the 4-H Fair. Other old and new business will be discussed.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office, 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington or call 358-4826.

Birdhouses will shine at Salamonie Fest art show

The Salamonie Summer Festival is currently accepting entries for this year’s art show.

Local artists are invited to submit works in all mediums.

This year’s show features a new “Create a Birdhouse” contest that challenges artists of all ages to create and decorate a birdhouse of their choice.

Works of art and birdhouses are due to the old fire station in Warren, at 112 E. 2nd St., by June 29 between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Groups team up to provide puzzles to McKenzie’s Hope advocacy center

Jessica Broyles (left), executive director of McKenzie’s Hope, receives a supply of children’s puzzles from Chris Walker, manager of the Indiana Dream Center Thrift Store, on Monday, June 12. About 300 puzzles were provided by the Indiana Box Company.
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The Indiana Box Company and the Indiana Dream Center recently combined efforts to make a donation of puzzles to the Huntington County Child Advocacy Center, Inc.

Chris Walker, manager of the Indiana Dream Center Thrift Store, coordinated the donation with one of her volunteers, Blaine Sommers, who is employed at the Indiana Box Company.

Skywarn team monitoring weather during upcoming Heritage Days fest

During all Huntington Heritage Days events in downtown Huntington, the Huntington County Emergency Management Agency’s Skywarn team will be constantly monitoring the weather.

If a severe weather event occurs and the downtown area needs to be evacuated, the Skywarn team will sound the siren at the LaFontaine Center. While this does not necessarily mean that there is a tornado, it does mean that shelter should be sought.

Well Armed Woman starts new chapter at Hillside Shooting Sports, Roanoke

The Well Armed Woman is starting a new shooting chapter for women at Hillside Shooting Sports, in Roanoke.

The first meeting is tonight, Thursday, June 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Hillside Shooting Sports is at 7870 N. Mayne Rd., Roanoke.

Car wash fund-raiser for HCS after HD Parade

Students of Huntington Catholic School gather in preparation for their car wash fund-raiser on Saturday, June 17. Pictured are (front row, from left) Genevieve Harrell, Addisen Bischoff and Karsen Bischoff; and (back row, from left) Lillian Holzinger, Lindsay Godfroy, Noah Kenny, Olivia Godfroy and Adam Holzinger.
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Huntington Catholic School’s Home and School Association will hold a car wash on Saturday, June 17, immediately following the Heritage Days Parade until 3 p.m.

The car wash will be held in the parking lot of St. Mary Catholic Church, 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Free-will donations will be accepted. The event will help raise money for student activities throughout the school year, including the Santa Shop, Mother/Son Bowling, Book Fair, Fall Festival and Father/Daughter Dance.

Cancer Services to hold root beer fund-raiser on Monday

Cancer Services for Huntington County is holding its annual B-K Root Beer Stand Fund-raiser on Monday, June 19.

The Huntington eatery, located at 1218 S. Jefferson St., will donate $1 from every order that day to Cancer Services. Cookies will also be available for purchase.

Cancer Services assists Huntington County residents with the costs of cancer. The nonprofit helps defray the mileage costs of traveling for cancer treatments as well as the prescription costs of cancer medications not covered by insurance.

Library has pair of creative events for teens

Two upcoming events at the Huntington City-Township Public Library are designed to let teenagers exercise their creativity.

Teens are invited to come try their hand at making their own taco recipes at the Huntington Branch’s Build a Better Taco workshop Saturday, June 24, at 2 p.m. All ingredients are provided. The tacos will be eaten after they are made.

On Monday, June 26, teens can also visit the Markle Branch at noon and the Huntington Library at 3 p.m. for a rock painting workshop.

Trinity UMC Vacation Bible School using VeggieTown theme

Children ages 4 through fourth grade can visit VeggieTown at the Trinity United Methodist Church’s vacation Bible school Monday, June 26, through Thursday, June 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each evening.

VeggieTown is filled with Bible-learning experiences to see, hear, touch and even taste. Bible Point crafts, team-building games, cool Bible songs and treats are just a few of the VeggieTown Values activities that help faith flow into real life.

On Thursday, June 29, a family cookout is planned with entertainment by the magic of Jim Baron, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Andrews library to host 2 block parties

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library will host two block party events, presented by Huntington County’s Purdue Extension office.

Families can play and build with blocks on Saturday, June 17, at 10:30 a.m. or on Tuesday, June 20, at 2 p.m.

The block party features five stations of block play, each with a different type of blocks. The events are open to children ages 2 and up and their families, who will  learn how play helps children learn.

Blood drive on July 3 will honor fallen officers

The community is invited to honor fallen police officers by giving blood at an American Red Cross Fallen Officer Blood Drive on July 3 at Evangelical United Methodist Church, in Huntington, from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The church is located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

In its 11th year, this statewide campaign pays tribute to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice and raises awareness of the need for blood.

Five local residents earn Trine president’s list accolades recently

Five local students from Trine University’s main campus in Angola have been named to the president’s list for the spring 2017 semester.

Area students who earned president’s list recognition included:

• Kole Hale, of Warren, a biology major.

• Abigail Kindler, of Huntington, an exercise science major.

• Houston Lehman, of Huntington, a design engineering technology major.

• Scott McClellan, of Huntington, a mechanical engineering major.

• Mathew Neely, of Huntington, an exercise science-PT interest major.

Making the right choice

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Jane Hite (left), of Huntington, helps Bill Finley, of Markle, decide on what kinds of dahlia tubers to purchase from her booth on opening day of the Huntington Farmers Market, Wednesday, June 7. The market will be open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays through the summer months, located in its new downtown location in the parking lot at Cherry and Washington streets.

More Indiana families may be eligible for WIC under new rules

More Indiana families may be eligible for nutrition benefits through the Indiana Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program under revised federal poverty guidelines that recently took effect.