McCain to discuss Wabash and Erie Canal on March 20 at history museum

Dan McCain
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Dan McCain, of Delphi, will present “Delphi: Home of the Wabash and Erie Canal” on Wednesday, March 20, at the Huntington County Historical Museum at 7 p.m.

McCain’s presentation will include the history and building of the historical site, as well as a sidebar on how a staircase made its way from Jean Gernand’s home to the Delphi Canal Center and how volunteers are the backbone of keeping the center a historical destination.

St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church holding Shamrock Luncheon Friday

St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Huntington, is holding a Shamrock Luncheon on Friday, March 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Soups, salads, casseroles and desserts will be served.

There is a fee to attend.

The luncheon will be held in the church’s gymnasium at 605 Polk St., Huntington.

Supporting UB Global

Photo by Steve Clark.

Rich Beaver (third from left), treasurer of the Huntington Rotary Club, presents a check for $11,300 to Michelle Harris (second from left), associate director, UB Global, at the Huntington Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday, March 5, at the LaFontaine Center, in Huntington. Also pictured are (first from left) Jeff Bleijerveld, director, UB Global, and Cindy Krumanaker, president, Huntington Rotary Club. The donated funds will help cover the cost of energy meters that were installed at Mattru Hospital in Sierra Leone.

Dessert carry-in, recipe exchange at Markle library

The Markle Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library will host a dessert carry-in and recipe exchange Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m.

Those who attend are encouraged to bring a dessert and its recipe for an evening of taste-testing other desserts, gathering recipes to take home and chatting about all things baking.

This program is geared towards adults and is free to attend.

The Markle library is located at 155 W. Sparks St., Markle.

Soup supper, bazaar is set for Pleasant Chapel

Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church, in rural Roanoke, will hold a soup supper and bazaar on Saturday, March 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The menu will include chili soup, chicken noodle soup, carrot and celery sticks and ham sandwiches, plus drinks and pies and cakes for dessert.

A freewill offering will be taken.

The church is located at 880E-1100N, Roanoke.

Traffic to be restricted to one lane on Ind.-5 bridge over Wabash River

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that traffic will be restricted to one lane on Ind.-5 over the Wabash River on or after Monday, March 11, weather permitting.

Bridge rehabilitation will take place between Waterworks Road and CR W 100N in Huntington County.

Motorists can expect to see heavy equipment placing a temporary barrier wall, as well as a temporary traffic signal to alternate vehicles over the 16-foot-wide, single-lane bridge.

What shape is this?

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library Director Nancy Disbro (right) holds up a shape for her young audience to identify during a story-time session held Wednesday, March 6. The special time for preschoolers included singing a song and playing at different stations to explore various shapes.

Common council cancels meet for March 12

The Huntington Common Council meeting on Tuesday, March 12, has been canceled due to lack of an agenda.

Body Safety

Sgt. Terry Hall, a retired Indianapolis police officer, asks students at Salamonie School, in Warren, to raise their hands after posing a question to them during his Body Safety program on Wednesday, March 6. 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 several community entities.

30 years of service

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The Mt. Etna Volunteer Fire Department recently honored Matt Tyner for giving 30 years of service to the department. Tyner (left) joined the fire department in 1989 and has served as a fireman, lieutenant and captain over his three decades of service to Lancaster, Jefferson, Wayne and his home township of Polk. He is presented a 30-year coin by Fire Chief Adam Couch.

The art of Katakana

Photo by Steve Clark.

Charlie Burd (right), adult librarian at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library, practices Katakana, a Japanese form of writing, with Norma Waters on Wednesday, March 6, at the library. Another free Katakana class will be offered at the library on March 20, at 5 p.m.

Pathfinder hails Disability Awareness Month

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters recently signed a proclamation as part of the statewide celebration of March as Disability Awareness Month. Pathfinder Services staff and individuals who are served by the organization were on hand for the signing.

Zanesville United Methodist to begin 3 new Bible studies

Zanesville United Methodist Church, 11811 N. Wayne St., in Zanesville, is beginning three new Bible and book studies on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

They run through Sunday, April 7.

“Discipleship and Mission” will be led by Terry Bowman. This six-week study will cover three areas—discipleship, call to ministry and call to life in Christ.

Recorder issues warning on deed copy costs

The Huntington County Recorder’s Office advises citizens to disregard letters received from Local Records Office, which is a company purporting to be from Indianapolis that claims to offer copies of deeds for $89.

Huntington County Recorder Vicki Pearson reports that her office became aware of the letters on March 1.

Pearson states that copies of deeds are available for purchase in the recorder’s office for only $1 per page, for pages 8.5 inches by 14 inches or smaller.

Roush Lake shooting range open with new hours

New hours for the J. Edward Roush Lake shooting range have begun.

The range is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

The state-of-the-art shooting range is located at 1002 E. Division Rd., Huntington.

The range, which accommodates archery, rifle, shotgun and handgun shooting, is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis during business hours and only when certified range safety officers are on duty.