Zion UMC hosting sausage fund-raiser

Zion United Methodist Church, 6276 N. Old Fort Wayne Rd., is having a whole hog sausage sale fund-raiser.

A box of 20 1/4-pound patties, as well as a 16-ounce jar of Sechler’s Pickles (12 varieties) will be available to order.

To order, call 519-2463 or 672-2759. Delivery is available. Pick-up is Oct. 20 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Proceeds of the sale will be used for church utilities.

Red Cross seeking blood drive hosts this winter to help prevent shortages

The American Red Cross is seeking blood drive hosts this winter to help prevent blood shortages and potential delays in medical care.

Blood shortages are not uncommon during the winter months, but by hosting a drive in December, January or February, individuals and groups can help ensure patient needs are met all winter long.

How to make good soup

Photo by Steve Clark.

Dee Kochensparger, of the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library, discusses the ingredients she uses to make some of her favorite soups during her “DEE-licious Cooking” program at the library on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Kochensparger conducts the program each month, sharing recipes she likes with attendees.

A peek inside a pumpkin

Photo by Steve Clark.

Cassie Bradberry, an education major at Huntington University, displays the contents of a pumpkin to students at Horace Mann Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 11. Bradberry and other HU education majors, along with prospective HU students considering careers in education, visited the elementary school and educated students about pumpkins with fun projects.

Huntington Catholic Compassionate students

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Students at Huntington Catholic School were honored during an all-school liturgy on Friday, Oct. 5, for demonstrating compassion. Pictured are (front row from left) Declan Dolby, first grade; Elin Mickley, second grade; Cale Stetzel, third grade; Grace Reust, fourth grade; and Ava Snyder, fifth grade; and (back row from left) Kylee Nevius, sixth grade; Katie Brown, seventh grade; and Tyler Teusch, eighth grade.

Check from Kiwanis

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Metro Kiwanis Club of Huntington presented the Huntington Theatre Guild: Act II with a check for $100 at its meeting Monday night, Oct. 8. On hand for the presentation are (from left) Emily Albertson and Deanna Albertson from the theatre guild, Kiwanis President Terry Oden, and Rhonda Landrum, Jordan Hofmann and Sean Albertson, all from the theatre guild.

Body safety

Photo by Steve Clark.

Sgt. Terry Hall (right), a retired Indianapolis police officer, asks students at Andrews Elementary School to raise their hands after posing a question to them during his Body Safety program on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Hall informed the students about how they can protect themselves from predators and what the dangers of social media usage are. He also sought to instill the students with a sense of empowerment. The program was funded by the Ecolab Foundation and supported by 15 community entities.

Pathfinder to host annual dinner on Nov. 8

Pathfinder Services Inc. will hold its annual dinner on Nov. 8 at the Police Athletic League Club in Huntington.

Doors will open for a reception at 5 p.m. with dinner and the program beginning at 6 p.m. The theme for this year’s dinner is “Enabling Prosperity.” The public is invited to attend as the organization celebrates.

Memorial Park to get DNR stock of rainbow trout

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources will stock 300 rainbow trout measuring 12 to 14 inches long in ponds at Shoaff Park in Fort Wayne and Memorial Park in Huntington for two family fishing events set for Saturday, Oct. 20.  

The purpose of the stocking program is to offer a way for families and new anglers to experience fishing.

Both fishing events are scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. No trout fishing will be allowed before the events.

Second Sat. at Salamonie on Nov. 10

Second Saturday at Salamonie Lake will focus on “Paddle, Walk or Slide to Monument City,” on Nov. 10.

The program runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. This is an opportunity to hike and learn about the history of the area before Salamonie Lake was built. Meet at the Interpretive Center at 1 p.m.
A small fee per participant is payable day of the event. Property entrance fee does not apply to Second Saturday participants.

Advance registration is encouraged by calling 468-2127. Campsite reservations can be made at or by calling 866-622-6746.

Showing off the facility

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Tiffanney Drummond (second from left), career and technical education director of the Huntington County Learning Center, leads a group through the welding shop, one of several stops on a tour of the facility and the classes it provides during an open house marking the center’s two years in operation. The event was held Thursday, Oct. 11.

Forks seeking help for tours, park interpreting

The Historic Forks of the Wabash is actively seeking new individuals to volunteer with guiding and interpreting at the park.

Guides and interpreters alike are members of the local community or students and faculty from the university. Over the years, the number of volunteers has steadily declined. Many volunteers are aging and no longer able to help in the capacity they once were.

Andrews library to host Halloween fest Oct. 29

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library will host its annual Harvest Festival on Monday, Oct. 29, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

This drop-in event is geared toward toddlers through fifth-graders and their families. Activities will include cookie decorating, apple bobbing and several crafts, such as a fall-themed look-and-find bottle and mini-pumpkin decorating.

Registration is not required and all supplies are provided. Costumes are welcome, but not required. Children ages 9 and under must be accompanied by a caregiver or by a sibling who is at least 13 years old.

Shepherd’s Pantry sets distribution event for this Thursday, Oct. 18

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews will hold its next food distribution event on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon for Andrews/Dallas Township area residents only at the Lions Clubhouse,  located at 365 Leedy Lane.

No appointment is necessary; it is a first-come, first-served event. Residents need to bring their own container.

Huntington County SWCD, Corps of Engineers have no-till drill available to some landowners

The Huntington County Soil & Water Conservation District and the United States Army Corp of Engineers located at the Salamonie Dam have a no-till drill available to landowners in the Lower Salamonie River Watershed area.  

For more information about using the drill, contact the Huntington SWCD at 356-6816 ext. 3.