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Local Walmart helps Hoosiers Feeding group

Walmart Store 2311, located in Huntington, has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant totaling $500 to fund processing fees on donated large game and livestock.

“We are very excited about our ‘Meat’ the Need program,” said Debra Treesh, executive director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, “and pleased that Walmart is continually making an investment in our community.”

Love INC Unity Feast set for Aug. 19 at Heritage Hall, Hgtn. Co. Fairgrounds

The ninth annual Love In the Name of Christ Unity Feast will be held Sunday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall, Huntington County Fairgrounds.

The celebration of the unity of local churches through the ministry of Love INC will feature a dinner menu of chicken and noodles or roast pork, with a bake sale and carry-out available, sponsored by area churches.

Tickets may be purchased at the Love INC office or at the door.

Roanoke resident set to attend Troy University

Raeann Dobler, of Roanoke, has completed new student orientation and enrolled at Troy University for the Fall 2018 semester at the Troy Campus.

The fall semester for the Troy Campus starts on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

Troy University is located at Troy, AL.

New sign constructed


Photo by Steve Clark.

Workers from Mossburg Masonry, in Markle, construct a City of Huntington sign along U.S.-24 in Huntington, near Safari Trail, on Thursday, Aug. 9. The brick and limestone sign is situated at Huntington’s western gateway and joins identical signs already constructed at the city’s eastern and southern gateways. Pictured are (from left) Rick McClure and Aaron Mossburg. Not pictured is Kirby Mossburg.

Ivy Tech announces summer dean’s list students

Ivy Tech Community College recently announced the summer 2018 dean’s list for the Fort Wayne campus and the Warsaw site. Included in the list are local students:

Huntington – Bryant Bradler, Eden Conley, Kristopher Henderson, Audra Kimmell, Kami Koch, Lee Anna Mongold, Richard Schock, Danielle Schwartz and Jennifer Woodcox.

Roanoke – Austin Nagel.

Warren – Tonya Dentzer.

The Dean’s List, prepared and published each term, gives recognition to students who:

• Are degree-seeking.

Scott memorial meal to benefit youth bowlers

A chili and hot dog supper in memory of Doug Scott will benefit Huntington County Youth Bowling.

The supper will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25, beginning at 5 p.m. at American Legion Post 85, 1410 S. Jefferson St. Admission is by free will donation.

Scott coached youth bowling for many years at both Rainbow Lanes and Oak Lanes, in Huntington. He also coached boys’ bowling at Huntington North High School, leading the team to the state championship title in the Indiana high school state bowling tournament in 2011.

Schul scholar chosen


Photo provided.

Ann Ambler (left) representing the Schul Scholarship committee, congratulates Kasey Konz, the winner of the 2018 Constance L. Schul Scholarship. The scholarship is given to a student who is pursuing a degree in the health field. Konz will be attending Indiana University this fall majoring in human biology.

New twist on genealogy data set for Aug. 20 at Huntington library branch

A presentation entitled “Rubik’s Cube Genealogy: A New Twist on Your Old Data” aims to share research knowledge with everyone and will take place Monday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Huntington City-Township Public Library’s Indiana Room.

Presented by Elissa Powell, CG, CGL, a professional genealogist and researcher, it will demonstrate a variety of tricks used in advanced levels of research and ways to look at what data genealogy researchers have from different angles.

Andrews Volunteer Fire Department readies for fund-raising mud bog

The Andrews Mud Bog is set for Saturday, Aug. 18, on property at the end of Terrell Street, in Andrews, at noon.

The event is a fund-raiser for the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department.

The sign-in period for individuals wishing to participate in the event will run from 10 a.m. to noon. There is a participation fee. Drivers ages 16 to 17 must have parental consent.

Mintons among 49 Hoosier farmers getting ‘River Friendly’ accolade for 2018

Forty-nine Hoosier farmers, including two from Huntington County, have been announced as “River Friendly” for 2018.

James L. Minton and Gary W. Minton received the award, nominated by the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Shooter response


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of local law enforcement take aim at the “active shooter” – in this case a fellow officer playing the role of a gunman – inside Riverview Middle School during active shooter training Monday, Aug. 6. Pictured are (from left) Maj. Chris Newton, Huntington County Sheriff’s Department; Master Trooper Jamie Hotchkiss, Indiana State Police; and Marshal John Markley, Markle Police Department.

PHF awards grants to five depts.

Fourteen mini-grants, totaling $7,221, have been awarded to five departments at Parkview Huntington Hospital by Parkview Huntington Foundation.

The grants will fund requests addressing patient safety and comfort, educational materials, computer accessories and therapy enhancements. They were approved July 25 by the foundation’s board of directors after consideration of a recommendation by a grant review panel of board members.

Grant funding is drawn from the foundation’s unrestricted Greatest Need Fund, using money contributed during the 2018 Employee Generosity Campaign.

List Senior Center events for week

Here is a listing of events happening in August at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, Aug. 13
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 14
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 15
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Wild Wednesday movie.

New flea market in Huntington has opening day

Diana VanBuskirk (right), along with her assistants Holly Houser (left) and Kristy Moore, run the new Huntington County Flea Market, which had its opening day on Saturday, Aug. 4, in the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The market is planned to be open the first Saturday of each month.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

When Diana VanBuskirk started the Huntington County Auction Group on Facebook, she had in mind that she wanted to help people out. Now, that venture has become tangible with the opening of the new Huntington County Flea Market, which had its opening day on Saturday, Aug. 4.

“I’m excited. I’ve only had two weeks of putting this together, and I’m pretty happy about it,” she says.

Sheets museum annual banquet is Aug. 25

The Sheets Wildlife Museum will hold its annual banquet on Saturday, Aug. 25. The event will take place at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds, 631 E. Taylor St., beginning at 5 p.m.

The banquet will include a social hour, games, raffles, live and silent auctions and a prime rib dinner. There will also be a 10-gun raffle this year. The price of the raffle tickets includes a meal ticket and a chance at each gun.

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