HHS class of 1957 to host last outing of year

The Huntington High School class of 1957 will hold its last get together of 2019 next Thursday, Oct. 17, at Moe's Restaurant in Huntington. 

All graduates are invited to attend with their spouses or by themselves. There is no formal program.

Baked steak dinner to benefit Andrews festival

A baked steak dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Andrews Town Hall, 66 N. Main St., Andrews.

The menu includes mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables, a dinner roll, dessert and a drink.

A gift basket from Twisted Sizzors will be raffled off.

There is a cost for the meal. Carry out is available.

Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Andrews Summer Festival.

Free trunk or treat at Superior

The Superior Auto of Huntington has announced it will be holding a Trunk or Treat on Saturday, Oct. 26, from noon to 3:30 p.m.

There will be games, candy, prizes and more. Everyone is invited to attend.

Solid Rock UMC to host Veterans’ Homecoming

Solid Rock United Methodist Church invites all veterans, active duty military and their families and deceased veterans’ families to a Veterans’ Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 10.

The morning service starts at 10 a.m. and then at 5 p.m. a complimentary dinner will be served, followed by an “Armed Forces Tribute” show of appreciation.

Harvest starts

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Sunny weather had many farmers taking advantage to harvest crops last week. Pat Brown, of rural Huntington County, combines beans on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 9.

Who’s going to do it?

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Characters of the Pulse Opera House production of “And Then There Were None” make small talk, just prior to one of them being “offed” by a serial killer. Pictured (from left) are Matt Stephenson as Philip Lombard, Stephanie Westfall as Vera Claythorne, Randy Neuman as Judge Wargrave and Jordan Hersey as Anthony Marston. The performance, on Sunday, Oct. 6, was the final show of the production.

PHH again gets Top 100 community hospital recognition

Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the 100 Great Community Hospitals in 2019.

The list of selected hospitals was announced by Becker’s Healthcare in the September 2019 issue of Becker’s Hospital Review.

This is the fifth consecutive year that PHH has received this recognition.

Beacon Spotlight shines on Helping Paws

More than 5,000 votes from residents of Huntington County determined the winners of Beacon Credit Union’s ninth annual Project Spotlight program.

Beacon Credit Union will be donating $1,750 to three charitable organizations/projects in Huntington County.

The winners for 2019 are:

• First place – Helping Paws Pet Haven Inc. – $1,000.

• Second place – New Life Ministries – $500.

• Bonus Draw – Love INC – $250.

The program received 103 nominations and over 68,000 votes overall for charitable organizations this year.

Blessings in a Backpack Day

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (front center) signs a proclamation designating Thursday, Oct. 10, as Blessings in a Backpack Day in Huntington while Huntington North High School chapter members look on. Watching Fetters put pen to paper are (front row from left) Katie Melcher and Syanna Bonewitz and (back from left) Meg McDonald, Aidan Hosler, Autumn Anderson and Elijah Eckert. Blessings in a Backpack is a nationwide not for profit orgnization that provides weekend meals to children who are on the free and reduced meal program at their schools.

Salamonie Preschool to have pumpkins program on Wednesday

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “Pumpkins” Wednesday, Oct. 16, to learn about the pumpkin plant and make a craft.

The class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

This program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including music, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

Shepherd’s Food Pantry to hold distribution on Thursday, Oct. 17

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews will hold its food distribution on Thursday, Oct. 17, between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon for Andrews/Dallas Township area residents only, at the Lions Clubhouse, located at 365 Leedy Lane at the ball diamonds.  

No appointment is necessary.  The fod is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants need to bring their own container.

If weather conditions are such that schools are closed on distribution day, the pantry will also be closed and re-open when schools are back in session.

Local youth gets Eagle Scout honor recently

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Brant Young

Brant Young, 17, of Troop 135 in Huntington, received his Board of Review Eagle Scout certification on Sept. 3.

A formal ceremony was held at the Knights of Columbus on Oct. 8.

Young is a senior at Huntington North High School. He is a graduate of HYL (Huntington Youth Leadership Academy), member of National Honor Society, and is the senior class president for the graduation class of 2020. He has been a referee for the YMCA for over 7 years.

He is interested in studying business after graduation.

County cattlemen to meet next Thursday

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. 

Topics for discussion include planning for 2020 preview show, cattle barn roof and electrical upgrades and other old and new business.

For additional information, contact the Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office, located at 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington or call 358-4826.

Invite public to Bob Jones music ministry team show at Charity Baptist

The public is invited to attend a special presentation by the Bob Jones University Music Ministry Team at Charity Baptist Church on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m.

The Music Ministry Team will present a program of sacred songs and testimonies. The BJU group consists of staff and students who come from four states. The team is touring through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois this fall.

The church will provide refreshments after the program.

City residents to get a break on flood insurance premiums

 The City of Huntington has reported that it will soon be saving flood insurance policy holders located in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) 15 percent on their annual premiums – which is a direct result of the efforts of the city earning a Community Rating System (CRS) Class 7 rating.

Policyholders not located in the SFHA will continue to receive a 5 percent discount.