Marching Vikes to put on free show Tuesday, Sept. 20

The Marching Vikes will perform a free exhibition Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at Kriegbaum Field.
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The Huntington North High School Marching Vikes will offer the community a free performance of their 2009 pre-game and competition shows on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. at Kriegbaum Field.

Introductions and the performance will last about 45 minutes.

This year's show, "Time," opens with a custom piece written specifically for the Marching Vikes. It borrows from the tune "Time After Time" and uses a variety of time signatures.

Star Insurance teams win A B.I.G. Day Golf Outing

Christopher Camp tees off at the start of the A B.I.G. Day Golf Outing Wednesday, Sept. 16, at LaFontaine Golf Club.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The LaFontaine Golf Club hosted the A B.I.G. Day Golf Outing on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

The Star Insurance team came in first place by shooting a 52. Dyer Health and Wellness took second with 54 and was also the only team to be awarded a skin, carding an eagle on the par 4 fourth hole. The Schacht-Pfister, Inc. team came in third place by scoring a 55.

The closest to the pin winner on hole 2 was Brent Stanley; on hole 5, Jim Sprinkle; on hole 14, Mat Quickery; and on hole 17, Jay Mertz.

HU students wins T-shirt design contest sponsored by FL youth hostel

"Summer Color," a design by Felicia Pettigrew, won a T-shirt design contest held by Casa Yallaha youth hostel in St. Augustine, FL.

Pettigrew is a 20-year-old Huntington University student from Huntington.

Pettigrew entered four designs: "Bridge Street," "Sitting by the Beach," "Florida Oranges" and "Summer Color."

HU students win award at LA film festival

"Nero Bloom: Private Eye," a film by Huntington University digital media arts film students Jason Eberly and Nathan Hartman, won the Best Student Feature Award at the Cinema City International Film Festival in Los Angeles held Sept. 10-12.

"Nero Bloom" also received recognition as a finalist because it earned a score of 3.5 or higher on a 5-point scale from the judging panel.

B&G Club, parks dept. to celebrate Worldwide Day of Play on Friday

The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County and the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up to celebrate the Worldwide Day of Play on Friday, Sept. 25.

The Worldwide Day of Play is being promoted by the Nickelodeon children's television network to encourage all children to turn off the television and go outside to play.

The local event will take place at Drover Park and the Bendix-Hiner Splash Pad, 1215 Etna Ave., from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. It's free to all youth and families.

VNC to hold five-week course on John's words

One of the most intriguing writers in the Bible will be the subject of the program "Reflections on the Spirituality of John's Gospel," a five-week course beginning Oct. 1 at Victory Noll Center.

John shows how a deep interior life can be accompanied by a very acute awareness of what is going on around us. The simplicity of the fourth Gospel does not render it impersonal, but living and vibrant.

Local citizens' advisory group to meet Sept. 21

The Citizens Advisory Committee of the City of Huntington will meet on Monday, Sept. 21, to receive and consider information regarding the City's Long Term Control Plan.

Additional matters will be discussed as well and another meeting will be held on Oct. 19.

The meetings will be held in Common Council Chambers, third floor of the Huntington City Building, located at 300 Cherry St.


Quilt donation

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Rita McCabe (center), of the Huntington County Extension Homemakers Club, presents two lap robes to Lois Landrum (left) and Vera Stetzel, resisents at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, on Thursday, Sept. 17.

Intent on the target

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Tim Kennerk tosses a pair of balls toward the ladder during a ladderball tournament Wednesday, Sept. 16, in the courtyard at Our Sunday Visitor. The company's employees participated in a ladderball tournament to raise money for the United Way.

Announce winners form Roanoke Fall Festival Ducky Run contest

The Roanoke Kiwanis Club held its annual Ducky Run Sept. 12 at the Roanoke Park as part of the Fall Festival.

Winners included:

$100 cash from Roanoke Kiwanis - Matthew Weigelt;

Savings bond from National City Bank - Lori VanOver;

Savings bond from Bippus State Bank - Celia Bandelier;

Two football tickets, Purdue vs. N. Illinois, from North Star Accounting - Ruth Stoeckley;

$25 cash from J.O. Wolf Tool & Die - Sam Williams;

$20 cash from United REMC - Emma Rommel;

Wing clean-up

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Members of Boy Scout Troop 302, of Roanoke, wash the wing of a plane on display at the Grissom Air Force Base Museum. The Scouts spent a day washing two of the planes as a service project. For more information about joining Boy Scouts, call Kevin Adams at 747-8175 or Dennis Boyer at 672-3635.

Saalmonie to host educational weekend for trappers

Salamonie Reservoir and the Indiana State Trappers Association (ISTA) will sponsor a free trapper education course for all ages at on Oct. 10-11 at the Upper Wabash Interpre-tive Center at 9 a.m. each day.

The program starts on Saturday, Oct.10, with education on trapping issues, ethics and regulations. Lunch will be provided. After lunch, participants will set traps for furbearers on the trap line under the close supervision of the instructor. Traps will be left overnight and checked the next day.

Pressing for cider

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Richard Bowman, of Logansport, shows a group of Seniors the traditional way to make apple cider on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Salamonie Interpretive Center. The activity was part of Salamonie's Senior Fall Festival, which ran from Sept. 14 to 17.

Ricke and Bonham hold lead roles in HU production of 'Proof' Sept. 24-26

The first offering of the Huntington University theater season will feature Joe Ricke, of Huntington, as a mentally unstable genius in "Proof."

Ricke, a professor of English at Taylor University, is joined in the cast by Alicia Bonham, who plays his daughter Catherine. Bonham, of Upland, is a senior theater perform-ance major at HU.

Also in the cast are Phil Black and Bethany Edlund, both junior theater performance majors from Fort Wayne.

And they're off...

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Riders head off from downtown Huntington at the start of the race portion of the sixth annual Huntington On/Off-Road Bike Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 19.