Trash pick-up

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Volunteers look for trash to pick up along CR 200W on Saturday, Oct. 12, during the annual fall 200W clean-up event. After a call for volunteers produced a large number of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, the work was done in about 90 minutes.

Strass gets pair of new positions with arts

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Katy Strass

Pathfinder Services Inc. and LaFontaine Arts Council, in their collaboration to create the Huntington Arts & Entrepreneurial Center in downtown Huntington, have named Katy Strass to a dual role as director of the Arts Center and future executive director of the LaFontaine Arts Council.

Violins of Hope coming to Trinity United Methodist on Nov. 17

The Violins of Hope program is coming to Trinity United Methodist Church, Huntington, on Sunday, Nov. 17.
The program, narrated by Jane Gerardot, will start at 4 p.m. and run for approximately an hour, including a question-and- answer session at the end of the presentation. The presentation is free and all are welcome.

Lots of hands …

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Boy Scouts from Troop 130, Troop 637 and Troop 122 and Cub Scouts from Pack 3122, Pack 3604, Pack 3117 and Pack 3131 joined with other volunteers for the annual fall clean-up along 200W just outside of Huntington. The event was scheduled to last about four hours, but with all the volunteers it was completed in about 90 minutes, noted Huntington County Commissioner Tom Wall.

New Life benefit auction set for Nov. 21 at CEC

New Life Ministries annual benefit auction will be Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Cottage Event Center, 9524 U.S.-24, in Roanoke.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the bidding will start at 6:30 p.m.

Items included in the auction are Kendra Scott Jewelry, Thirty-One brand bags & LipSense, Komets tickets, a Sweetwater guitar, Indycar Grand Prix tickets, a SweetAviation introductory flight class, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre ticket and a week-long condo stay at a U.S. destination of the bidder’s choice.
Other items up for bid include date night, movie night and dinner packages.

Corll to lead NH Senior Connection on Oct. 29

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Rosella Corll

The community is invited to the New Hope Senior Connection at New Hope Church on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at noon. 

There will be a potluck dinner followed by a program by orator Rosella Corll.  She will entertain with readings and poems she has authored. 

Corll will change costume and props throughout the presentation.

New Hope Church is located at 2001 Engle St., Huntington. For more information, call the church office at 356-0870.

Paper-making workshop at Salamonie Int. Center

Learn plant-based paper-making skills during the two-hour workshop “Paper Making with Plants” at the Salamonie Interpretive Center, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m.

Artist Karen Camden-Welsh will share which plants work best, the process of breaking down fiber and what “deckles and couches” means. Participants will make a small sheet of paper during the workshop.

There is a cost for the workshop.

To register for this event, call 468-2127. Limited space is available.

HCARS sets Oct. 28 meet

The next Huntington County Amateur Radio Society meeting will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Café of Hope on 900 E. State St. in Huntington.  

The public is welcome to attend.  

More information is available on the society’s website,

St. Peter’s next family event Oct. 25

St. Peter’s First Community Church will have its next family gathering event for families with children 18 years and younger on Friday, Oct. 25, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the church.

The families can spend the evening interacting with other families, explore and discover more about God and build community with one another.

St. Peter’s First Community Church is located at 206 Etna Ave., Huntington. Contact Megan Condry at the church at 356-7728 for more information and to make reservations.

‘Operation Life Saver/Rail Safety’ to be topic of next HCSC meet Nov. 13

The next Huntington County Safety Council luncheon will be held Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 11:30 a.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington.

The program is “Operation Life Saver/Rail Safety,” presented by Ed Rahn.

There is a cost for the meal.

Register for the meeting by contacting Jeff White by email at Jeff.white@, by phone at 355-3656 or by fax at 355-3236.

Students learn more about manufacturers on National Manufacturing Day

Huntington North High School student Audrey Ranc participates in a National Manufacturing Day activity on Friday, Oct. 4. Industry representatives visited classrooms to talk about potential careers in manufacturing.
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Students in Huntington County Community School Corporation had the chance to learn more about local employers and jobs within the community on Oct. 4 as part of a day of events focused on National Manufacturing Day.

Industry experts were invited into classrooms to talk about the many careers available locally in manufacturing.

Pathfinder adds pair to marketing and development team

Pictured (from left) Tracy Dishman and Nicole Hahn.
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Pathfinder Services Inc. President and CEO John Niederman recently announced the hiring of Tracy Dishman as chief marketing and development officer and Nicole Hahn as communication and volunteer coordinator for the Pathfinder Marketing and Development Team.

Dishman is an accomplished executive leader with 25 years of experience and a strong portfolio of marketing and business development successes.  Niederman notes she has a passion for the profession, which is evident in her efforts to continuously stay current with ever-changing technology and trends.

Concert time

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Huntington North High School Band Director Michael Petek directs the Huntington North Symphonic Band during a concert put on at Huntington North on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The school’s jazz and symphonic bands along with four HNHS choirs took the stage.

Road repairs to start on U.S.-224 this week

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that road repair is scheduled for U.S.-224 in Huntington County, beginning on or after Tuesday, Oct. 15, weather permitting.

Beginning Tuesday, drivers can expect to see lane restrictions on U.S.-224 between U.S.-24 and C.R.-500N in Huntington County.

The work will improve the driving surface for motorists. Drivers are reminded to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through any construction zone.

State Tri Kappa organization to award several scholarships in spring

The state organization of Tri Kappa will award a variety of scholarships to college students throughout Indiana in the spring.

Each state scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,500.