Announce winners at sixth annual Great Pumpkin Hunt

The sixth annual Great Pumpkin Hunt was held on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at Hier's Park.

The festival kicked off with a coloring contest where costumed children colored pictures of pumpkins, scarecrows and more.

The coloring contest winners were: birth-3 years, Tailor Raber, Jaydon Stephan and Kris-topher Boyer; ages 4-7, Ashlynn Stobber, Courtney Okuly and Kendra Sandlin; ages 8 and older, Stacey Cox, Troy Elston and Brittany Cline.
The best in show winner in the coloring contest was Tasia Drabenstot.

PHP announces scholarship chances

Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana Inc., (PHP), a locally managed care organization, is providing scholarship opportunities for high school seniors planning to pursue a career in a health-related field.

PHP will award a one-time scholarship of $3,000 to the first place winner; a one-time scholarship of $2,000 to the second place winner; and third place will receive a one-time scholarship of $1,000.

Historical society schedules appraisals and awards

Teresa and Ed Plasterer of Plasterer’s Antiques and Things will offer appraisals during the Huntington County Historical Society’s special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Historical Museum, 315 Court St.
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The Huntington County Historical Society will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Historical Museum, located at 315 Court St.

Teresa and Ed Plasterer of Plasterer's Antiques and Things will offer free appraisals for all members. Non-members will be charged a small fee for appraisals. The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served at the close of the meeting.

tobyMac's Winter Wonder Slam tour will make a stop at HU on Dec. 3

Huntington University and Trinity Communications will present multi-Grammy and Dove award-winning artist tobyMac in concert at the university's Fieldhouse on Dec. 3.
The Fieldhouse is located in the Merillat Complex for Physical Education & Recreation.

tobyMac will appear as part of his Winter Wonder Slam tour. The Huntington University concert also will include Stephanie Smith, B.Reith and Attaboy.

Sheets Museum offers discounted admission with donation of food for Love INC

The Sheets Wildlife and Learning Center is stepping up to help less fortunate families.

With the donation of a canned good, the museum is offering a reduction off of ticket prices for each item donated this holiday season.

Through this program, the Sheets Museum is providing Love INC with donated canned goods for families' Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The museum is a unique collection of nearly 200 species of wild animals and fish from around the world.

Geders has lead role in HU's 'Beauty and Beast'

The Huntington University Department of Theatre Arts will present "Beauty and the Beast" Nov. 12-21, with a cast that includes a baker's dozen of Huntington residents.

"Audiences will be delighted and spellbound by the story of Belle and her less-than-charming captor," says Jay Duffer, director and assistant professor of theater arts.

Katie Geders, a Huntington University senior from Huntington, holds the lead role of Belle. Geders is majoring in elementary and special education, with a minor in theater performance.

Salamonie School announces its honor roll list for the first quarter

Salamonie School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

All A's
Eighth Grade

Thomas Bolinger, Cameron Buzzard, Jonathon Goulding, Kole Hale, Tatum Johnson, Kennan Mooberry, Braydon Poulson, Connor Sabinske, Harlie Summers and Alissa Weight.

Seventh Grade
Shelbie Goulding, Walter Hacker, Danielle Kem, Mariana Lane, Megan Pressler, Walker Spahr and Amanda Tolen.

Sixth Grade
Olivia Bolinger, Alexandra Christian, Kaitlin Jones, Nicholas Kimmel, Olivia Newsome and Spencer Sharpe.

Church Women United to celebrate World Community Day Friday

Church Women United of Huntington County will celebrate World Community Day on Friday, Nov. 6, at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The celebration starts at 9 a.m. with a continental breakfast.

This year's theme is "Piecing Earth Together" and the program will be led by the women of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Participating churches are reminded to bring their donations for Tools of Hope-Blanket Fund and UNICEF.

The community is invited to attend and reservations are not required.

For more information call Johanna Lang at 356-0976.


Roanoke residents, business owners invited to commnet on proposed design guidelines

An open meeting will be hosted Thursday, Nov. 5, to seek input from the community on draft building design guidelines for Roanoke's commercial districts.

The proposed guidelines have been put together by a group of community and business leaders to maintain the look and charm of the historic downtown commercial district. That committee will host the meeting at 7 p.m. at the Seminary United Methodist Church.

Board of Works to hold special meeting Friday at 8 a.m..

The Board of Public Works & Safety for the City of Huntington will hold a special meeting on Friday, Nov. 6, at 8 a.m.

The meeting will be held in the Mayor's Conference Room, on the third floor of the Huntington City Building.

Personnel matters and any other matter brought before the board will be discussed.

The Huntington City Building is located at 300 Cherry St.


Veterans of Foreign Wars recognize three locals for contributions

Andrews Town Marshal Van Juillerat (fourth from left) and Riverview Middle School teacher Steve Park (fifth from left) were honored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 on Oct. 28.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 in Huntington recognized three local leaders for their contributions to the community during a ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the post.

The VFW acknowledged Steve Park, middle school teacher at Riverview, with the Teacher of the Year award; and Van Juillerat, Andrews Town Marshal, with the Police Officer of the Year award.

Gregory Shearer, of the Huntington Fire Department, was selected to receive the Fireman of the Year award, but was unable to attend the ceremony.

Kennedy to discuss arts journey

Karen Kennedy.
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The 6-year-old girl knew from the moment she saw a production of "Pippin" at the Wagon Wheel Theater in Warsaw that she wanted a career singing and performing onstage.

Her dream accompanied her throughout her high school and college years and became reality when she began her career in Chicago.

Huntington native Karen Altenhof Kennedy will discuss her journey and the importance of the arts in schools today when she speaks as the Advocate for the Arts as this year's "Fashions for the Arts," sponsored by the LaFontaine Arts Council.

Giving gifts

David Tucker (right), chairman of the 2009 Roanoke Fall Festival, presents a check to Roanoke Park Board members (from left) Randy Porter, Bob Worden and Barry Knuckles. The Roanoke Fall Festival committee donated $1,500 to the park board. The committee also made donations to the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department, Boy Scout Troop 302 and Huntington County Emergency Management in appreciation for their assistance with the Fall Festival. Photo provided.

PHH ED offers tips for those who might have flu


One of the most confusing aspects of the current flu season is determining when to seek treatment and where to go.

In order to help members of the community better understand the symptoms and need for treatment, the Emergency Department (ED) staff at Parkview Huntington Hospital is offering some guidelines.

HU breakfast series to focus on student-athletes, coaches, athletic director

Lori Culler.
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The Huntington University Foundation will continue its breakfast series on Nov. 11 with a presentation by the university's athletic director, Lori Culler, as well as Forester coaches and student-athletes.

The athletic department staff members will discuss their respective programs and introduce the student-athletes. The Huntington University Foresters compete in 14 intercollegiate sports for men and women. In the past 11 years, Huntington has produced 64 NAIA All-America honors and 158 All-America Scholar Athlete honors.