Carson speaks at HU lecture

Author and professor of religion Dr. Donald A. Carson will examine "Niebuhr's ‘Christ and Culture' at Fifty" on March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

This presentation is part of the Huntington University Forester Lecture Series.

Carson is a research professor of the New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, and the author of "Christ and Culture Revisited."

Activities planned by Huntington County 4-H groups

Purdue Extension - Huntington County office announces the 4-H calendar of events for the week of March 22

Monday, March 22
6 p.m. - Canine Capers, Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.
6:30 p.m. - Champion Achievers, Christ the King Church.
6:30 p.m. - Wayne Township Future Farmers, Banquo Church.
7 p.m. - Tractor Club, Wertenberger Tire.

April 24 car show at Huntington University will help buy a van for volunteers

The Huntington University Student Senate will host a Benefit Car Show on April 24 from 3 to 7 p.m. on the university campus to raise $20,000 to purchase a new mini-van for the Joe Mertz Center.

Jaycees plan Easter egg hunt at Memorial Park

Jessie May (left) and Jenni Gaither, members of Job’s Daughters, stuff plastic Easter eggs for the Huntington Jaycees’ 2010 Easter egg hunt. The event will be held 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, at Memorial Park.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

The Huntington Jaycees will hold their annual Easter egg hunt on March 27 at Memorial Park.

The traditional activity will have several new twists: each age group will hunt at a different time; parents of only the youngest children will be allowed to pick up eggs; and more prizes will be given out.

The Jaycees will hide 10,000 eggs and expect 1,000 children to participate.

The youngest children, from birth through 3 years, will begin the hunt from 9 to 9:15 a.m. on the park's tennis court.

Faith Chapel youth group sets community egg hunt

The youth group of Faith Chapel United Methodist Church, Goblesville, will sponsor a community Easter egg hunt on March 27 at 10 a.m. at the church.

The event is open to children age 1 through fifth grade.
In addition to the hunt, prizes and snacks will be given out and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance.


Date set for Huntington University seminar

Huntington University's Visiting Executive Seminar will examine the effects of electronic communication and social media on higher education and human interaction. The seminar will take place from 8:45 a.m. to noon March 26 in the Habecker Dining Commons.

The seminar, led by Jim O'Donnell, associate professor of business and executive-in-residence, and Dr. G. Blair Dowden, president of the university, brings together business leaders and Huntington University business students to discuss important issues in today's business world.

History lesson at G.A.R room

Photo by Andre Laird.

Gib Young, dressed as an early naval commander, talks to a small group in the G.A.R. room at the Huntington County Courthouse on Wednesday, March 17. Young's talk included a history of the G.A.R. - the Grand Army of the Republic - and its importance to Huntington County culture

Welcome back DAR

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington County Commissioners Tom Wall (left) and Jerry Helvie welcome members of the Samuel Huntington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution back to the Courthouse on March 17. A room in the courthouse was set aside for the DAR when the courthouse was built and the organization regularly met there until seven years ago, when it was forced to find other quarters because of the ongoing renovation work at the courthouse. The DAR Room, now renovated, is currently used as a training room for courthouse employees. The DAR will also hold its future meetings there.

Gallery to show HU students’ art

The artwork created this year by Huntington University's visual arts students will be on display March 27 through April 9 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The 20th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit will be judged by Grace Benedict O'Brien, artist and continuing instructor in the department of art and design at Purdue University.

Friends to host fundraiser for Roanoke Library

The Friends of the Roanoke Library is seeking donations of items that can be included in a benefit auction to be held April 24 as part of a 100th anniversary celebration for the Roanoke Public Library.

Items already donated include a P. Buckley Moss print, best-selling books autographed by their authors, gifts from local merchants, and gift baskets appealing to a wide range of ages. A list of items donated so far is available online at

To donate items, call the library at 672-2989 or Friends President Sheryl Hart at 672-8978.

Teeth check

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Dr. Jennifer Goff (right) checks the teeth of Andrews Elementary School student Jacob Smyth during the Huntington County Wellness Fourth Grade Health Fair on Tuesday, March 16, at the Huntington University Fieldhouse. The event was sponsored by Huntington County Wellness, Parkview Huntington Hospital, Parkview Family YMCA and Huntington University, and included all of the county's fourth grade students.

Warren Area Chamber fund-raiser will offer samples of beer and wine

The Warren Area Chamber of Commerce will host "A Taste of Spring," a wine and ale tasting fund-raiser, on May 1 in the clubhouse of Dogwood Glen.

The event will feature a variety of wines from Satek Winery, of Fremont, and brews from Mad Anthony Brewery, of Fort Wayne. A selection of hors d'ouevres will be served.

A silent auction will be held throughout the evening.

Ticket information will be announced at a later date.


Crafting the wares at Historic Forks of the Wabash

Photo by Andre Laird.

Janice Bolin, volunteer at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, works on a craft on Wednesday, March 17. Volunteers gathered to make items for the gift shop at the Forks, which will be open in April.

Ecolab to present at safety council meeting

Kyle Kadinger, from Ecolab, will present an overview of "Behavioral Based Safety" during the April 14 meeting of the Huntington County Safety Council.

The session begins at 11:30 a.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons on the Huntington University campus.

To register, contact Holly Sale at 355-3203 or The registration deadline is April 9.


Deadlines near for 4-H award trips, enrollment

The Huntington County Extension Office reminds all 4-H members and their families of the following upcoming 4-H deadlines:

- March 31 - 4-H Award Trip Applications.
There are a variety of 4-H award trips open to 4-H youth who are in grades seven and older.

High school aged youth are encouraged to apply for the 4-H science workshops, held at Purdue University June 9-11 and the State 4-H Junior Leaders Conference in Indianapolis from June 15-18.

Youth in grades seven and eight are eligible to apply for 4-H round-up at Purdue from June 21-23.