Community

Roanoke Lions Club donation


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The inter-Faith Church Council has received a $250 donation from the Roanoke Lions Club, to be used for the local Roanoke food pantry. Featured are (from left) Claudia Hauck, of the food pantry, and Lion Charlie Crawford.

U Can Crush Hunger campaign starts

For the sixth year, Community Harvest Food Bank and seven area schools are partnering in a food drive competition to benefit families in northeast Indiana. University of Saint Francis, Indiana Tech, Huntington University, PFW, Manchester University, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Warsaw and Trine University are raising food and funds with a goal of collecting 50,000 pounds of food for the holidays.

Sponsors for the event include Two Men and a Truck, Steel Dynamics, Barrett McNagny LLP, Dickmeyer Boyce Financial Management, Premier Bank, Aalco Distributing and Blaze Pizza.

Final plans for 2020 Veteran’s Day


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The Veteran’s Day committee organizing the 2020 Veteran’s Day parade met to go over final details of the parade on Monday, Oct. 19. Featured are (from left), Post Commander of VFW Post 2689 Cory McClure, Veterans Service Council President Rodney Funk, Executive Director of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Steve Kimmel, Purple Heart Committee chair Gloria Holzinger, Huntington County Chamber of Commerce member Angie Garcia, Senior Vice Commander of VFW Post 2689 Rick Stell and Quartermaster of VFW Post 2689 Curt Vanover. 

Parkview earns recognition

Parkview Health earned national recognition for its efforts to end the wait for lifesaving organ transplants through a partnership with Indiana Donor Network, the state’s federally designated organ recovery organization, and the 2020 Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Organ Donation Campaign.

Statement from Catholic Bishops

The following statement has been issued by the Catholic bishops of the Province of Indianapolis, which is comprised of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the dioceses of Gary, Lafayette, Fort Wayne-South Bend and Evansville.

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The editor reserves the right to edit letters for length, content and readability. Also, per the editor’s judgment, personal attacks, inflammatory statements and legally objectionable material will not be printed.

Harmony Home to host Halloween block party

The Harmony Home, in Huntington, will be holding a Halloween block party fund-raiser on Friday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 10 p.m., at 751 E. Tipton St., Huntington.

Participants will have the opportunity to partake in activities such as karaoke, cemetery corn hole, an adult and child costume contest, a bake sale, a mummy wrap and more at the fund-raiser. Anyone with questions about the block party may call 515-0656.

State ag department names FFA director

Samantha Miller
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The Indiana State Department of Agriculture announced Samantha (Sam) Miller as the new Indiana FFA Director. Miller previously served as the Assistant FFA Director for nearly three years.

“Sam has been a true asset and shining light to the Indiana FFA Association for many years. It was only fitting for her to fulfill this role,” said Bruce Kettler, Indiana State Department of Agriculture director. “She has extensive knowledge and background in FFA and agricultural education. We are excited to see the association thrive under her leadership.”

Soundscapes at Salamonie


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Cassie Kennedy (second from right) shares Indiana animal sounds with participants at the Watershed Soundscapes Hike at Salamonie Lake on Saturday, Oct. 17. 

Tour pays visit to local cemetery

Sarah Kirby, the Huntington City-Township Public Library genealogy librarian, gives a tour through the Markle Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 17. Kirby presented stories about different people buried in the cemetery, as well as what different headstone types and their meanings were and the history of the cemetery grounds.
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The Huntington City-Township Public Library held its second annual Cemetery Tour on Saturday, Oct. 17, this time touring the Markle Cemetery in Markle.

During the hour-long tour, Sarah Kirby, who works in the Keefer Center at the HCTPL, introduced tour participants to different meanings behind certain types of headstones or burial options, as well as history of the cemetery grounds and some of the people buried in the cemetery.

Yarger finishes first in diving class

Broq Yarger, of Huntington, has completed his commercial diving courses, graduating at the top of his class.
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Twenty-five year-old Broq Yarger, of Huntington, has spent much of his life in and around the water. With his parents owning the Pirates Cove Marina at Salamonie Lake for 18 years, he has had plenty of time to gain and cultivate an interest in being on the water and, more specifically, diving.

Because of these experiences in his life, Yarger took on the task of attending commercial diving school at the Commercial Diving Academy Technical Institute in Jacksonville, FL, this year. Yarger started his training at CDA Technical Institute in March.

Huntington U, other schools compete to help food bank

Community Harvest Food Bank is to kick off the sixth annual “U Can Crush Hunger” competition with University of Saint Francis, Indiana Tech, Huntington University, PFW, Manchester University, Ivy Tech and Trine University.

A competition will take place from Oct. 26 to Nov. 12 to help the Community Harvest Food Bank collect food.

Seven area schools, including Huntington University, will enter into the 6th annual “U Can Crush Hunger” competition to raise food and funds for the holidays and winter season.

Fish Fry October 23

Salamonie Church of the Brethren will be hosting a Dan’s Fish Fry fund-raiser on Friday, Oct. 23.

The fund-raiser will be a drive-through carry-out only meal and will run from 4 to 7 p.m., located at 2662W-600S, Huntington.

The meal will include fish, tenderloin, two sides and a cookie.

Fishing at Memorial Park


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Fishing at Memorial Park Fishing at Memorial Park on Saturday, Oct. 17, are Drew and Henley Freds, of Huntington . The fishing day was held from 8 to 10 a.m., the day after the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department held a Trout Stocking day on Friday, Oct. 16. 

Family fishing day


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Fishing at Memorial Park Fishing at Memorial Park on Saturday, Oct. 17, are Nate Tyler and Hendrix Tyler, of Huntington. The fishing day was held from 8 to 10 a.m., the day after the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department held a Trout Stocking day on Friday, Oct. 16. 

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