Homecoming pep rally

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington North hgih School Dance Teams performs during the HNHS Homecoming pep rally on Friday morning, Sept. 18.

Homecoming court

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School will select a Homecoming king and queen this week, with the royal representatives to be crowned during the football game on Friday, Sept. 18. Seniors vying for the titles of king and queen are (front row from left) Jesse Matheny, Paige Stephens, Meagan Piedmont, Lisa Daronatsy, Megan Bucher and Mitch Vezeau. Not pictured is king candidate Wes Carroll. The remainder of the court is made up of (back row from left) Peyton Pike, sophomore; Gracie Winkler and Alex Herber, juniors; and Karlie Crago and Thomas Trout, freshmen.

Life Long Learning to host career fair at HNHS for both students and adults

The Life Long Learning Committee of Huntington County will host a Career Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 22, with hopes of starting high school students on the right foot and getting Huntington adults back on their feet.

The committee's president, Steve Schenkel, says members of the community and his group discussed ways to promote careers after high school graduation. This led to the idea to have representatives from different fields get together in one place, along with schools that can provide the necessary education for each field.

Some rural residents could get new addresses

Some rural Huntington County residents may soon have new addresses if a proposal by the Huntington County Surveyor's Office is passed.

The Indianapolis-based Schneider Corporation has submitted a bid to review property addresses within the Huntington County Geographic Information System (GIS) and all other county departments.

The proposal is the final phase of work on updating and correcting the GIS that was begun earlier this year.

Sixth Huntington On/Off-Road Bike Challenge this weekend

The sixth annual Huntington On/Off-Road Bicycle Challenge will be held this weekend, Sept. 19 and 20, and will include a two-day 140-mile race, which is shown here from last year.
Photo provided.

The Sixth Annual Huntington On/Off-Road Bicycle Challenge, hosted by the Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau and 3 Rivers Velo Sport, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20, on more than 175 miles of roadways in Huntington County.

The event features three different events on four distinct courses.

A competitive race, sanctioned by USA Cycling, consists of two 70-mile courses that run both on and off-road.
One course will be used on Day 1, and the other will be featured on Day 2.

HU enrollment reaches a record 1,250 students

Huntington University has achieved a record-breaking overall enrollment of 1,250 stu-dents for the fall 2009 semester.

"Having a growing enrollment in the midst of a difficult economy is an incredible blessing," says Dr. G. Blair Dowden, president. "We appreciate that our students continue to see the value in pursuing a high-quality, Christ-centered education."

Flu, pneumonia shots offered throughout the county by Parkview Home Health & Hospice

Parkview Home Health & Hospice will host a series of flu and pneumonia vaccination clinics during September, October and November at locations throughout Huntington County.

The initiative is made possible with support from Parkview Hospital's Community Health Improvement program. The vaccination is available for people nine years of age and older. There is a fee, which must be paid at the time the vaccine is administered. The fee may be covered by Medicare or Medicaid.

Agriculture executive is leadership luncheon speaker

Beth Archer.
Photo provided.

The Huntington University Center for Leadership will host a leadership luncheon Sept. 24 open to business and community leaders.

Flu shots available at Senior Center Sept. 22

Huntington County Council on Aging and Parkview Home Health and Hospice will sponsor flu shots in September.

The shots are open to the public and they especially encourage seniors to participate in this program.

Medicaid and Medicare cards will be processed at the time of the shot so bring them; if Medicaid or Medicare is non-applicable, participants will be charged. If participants also need a pneumonia shot, it will have an additional cost.

Dropping in

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Local Eagle Scout heading up food drive

Justin Miller.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Eagle Scout Justin Miller, of Huntington, is heading up a countywide canned food drive, which will run through Sept. 23.

Miller, a member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church, attended a senior high camp this past summer with other youth group members from the church.

During the camp they learned about hunger, poverty and homelessness. The session inspired the youth to put into action what they learned.

They set a goal to collect 5,000 canned food items and other non-perishables, now through Sept. 23. The youth have named the outreach effort "Canstock '09."

HNHS homecoming is this Friday

Students at Huntington North High School are gearing up to celebrate Homecoming on Friday, Sept. 18.

Festivities begin with the Homecoming Games on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Kriegbaum practice field. The games start at 6 p.m., and the public is welcome to attend.

A powder puff football game is set for Thursday, Sept. 17, at Kriegbaum Field. Kick-off is at 6 p.m., and there is an admission charge.

Salamonie Senior Fall Fest is Sept. 14-17

The 2009 Salamonie Senior Fall Fest will be held this week, Sept. 14-17, in the Modern Campground at Lost Bridge West.

This four-day event is designed for mature adults.
Monday features the monthly Seniors' Carry-In luncheon at 12:30 p.m. with Arwin Provonsha speaking about Indiana fireflies, hands-on fly tying instruction at 3 p.m. and an Open Sew.

County BZA to hear pair of new requests

The Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals will consider two new requests and revisit a previously-granted zoning exception during its meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22.

The board will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the G.A.R. Room on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Tom Farms LLC is requesting a special exception to allow placement of a 140-foot antenna tower on property at 4561W-1200N-35, South Whitley.

JB Towers LLC is requesting a special exception to allow placement of a wireless communications tower on property located on McKeever Road, Andrews.

Vessels, Upchurch to teach Leadership students

Ed Vessels and Dr. Rick Upchurch will teach the Huntington County Leadership Academy for the second consecutive year.

The academy is currently registering students for the 2010 session, which begins in January.