Celebrating a century

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Hayden Miller (seated) watches as Sara Fields, a staff member at OakBrook Village, lights his birthday candles during a party on Thursday, Oct. 2, with Miller's family members and fellow residents at OakBrook. Miller turned 100 years old and was presented with 100 cupcakes, seen on the table behind him, spelling out "100."

Huntington, Markle libraries set pumpkin contests

The Huntington City-Township Public Library invites pumpkin decorators of all ages to enter its annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest.

The contest is open to individuals, families, groups, and clubs of all kinds.

Between Oct. 17 and Oct. 21, decorated pumpkins may be brought to either branch of Huntington City-Township Public Library.

The HCTPL Main Library is located at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, and the HCTPL Markle Branch Library is located at 197 E. Morse St., Markle.

Miles for Myeloma reaches 10th year, raises $2.5 million for research

Huntington resident Arlene Scheer (right) meets with Dr. Rafat Abonour during a Miles for Myeloma event.
Photo provided.

A bicycling event that raises money for cancer research, part of the legacy of a local man who died in 2007, has celebrated its 10th year.

The 10th Miles for Myeloma was held Oct. 3, 4 and 5, as Dr. Rafat Abonour and his colleagues, friends and patients rode from Indianapolis to Spencer and Terre Haute before returning to Indianapolis.

Huntington resident Tom Scheer was instrumental in founding the event, which raises funds for research into multiple myeloma - the cancer that took Scheer's life - at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Society.

Hog roast at Warren Boys & Girls Club is Oct. 10

The Warren Boys & Girls Club will host its fourth annual hog roast fund-raiser on Friday, Oct. 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The dinner will be held in the fellowship hall of the Warren United Church of Christ, 202 E. Second St., in Warren.

The menu includes pulled pork, hot dogs, baked beans, sauerkraut, applesauce, chips, cookies and a drink. Carry-outs are available, and tickets will be available at the door.

Funds raised will help purchase items for the Warren club, including books, supplies and gym equipment.

Trinity United Methodist to have free lunch Nov. 1

Trinity United Methodist Church invites the public to a free lunch, to be held on Saturday Nov. 1, at the church.
Serving time is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The church is located at the corner of Market and Guilford streets in Huntington.


Johnson receives her broker associate license

Doreen Johnson.
Photo provided.

Lifelong Huntington resident Doreen Johnson has received her broker associate license for real estate.

Johnson has been in real estate for more than 12 years and works for Century 21 Bradley. She specializes in residential listings and sales, new builds and relocations.

She and her team members have received the President's Award, Centurion Team Award, Quality Service Pinnacle Team Award and 10+ Million Dollar Team Producers Award. She serves all of Huntington County along with Allen, Wells, Wabash and Grant counties.

Local club to sponsor fall crop

The Paper Artisans will host a fall crop event on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park, in Huntington.

The cost of admission includes snacks, beverages and lunch, which will be a "make your own" baked potato bar.
There will be demonstrations, and make it/take it sessions for an additional fee.

For more information contact Nancy Poulson at 356-6999, email, or Sharon McCoart, 356-1833, email


Fall colors program at Salamonie

Learn why fall colors are orange, red, brown and yellow, and where animals go when weather turns cold at Salamonie Lake's "Colors of Autumn" program on Oct. 11.

The event is part of an ongoing monthly educational program at Salamonie Lake called Second Saturday.

"Colors of Autumn" runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center.

Registration is requested. To register, or for more information, call 468-2127.

Upper Wabash Interpretive Services is at 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews.


Wild Wednesday Senior movie is ‘The Book Thief’

"The Book Thief" is the featured movie at the next Wild Wednesday, on Oct. 15 at Huntington 7 theater. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Mathew joins hospice

Dr. John Mathew has joined SouthernCare Hospice as associate medical director for Huntington and the surrounding area.

Mathew is board certified in geriatrics and internal medicine and is board eligible for hospice and palliative care.

Mathew has more than 30 years of experience in the medical field.


Solid Rock UMC in Warren invites area veterans to Veterans’ Homecoming Nov. 9

Solid Rock United Methodist Church in Warren is inviting the area's veterans and their families to the Veterans' Homecoming Celebration church Service on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m.

A complimentary dinner will also be held at 5:30 p.m. with entertainment to follow.

Solid Rock Church of Warren is located at 485 Bennett Drive, Warren (across from Heritage Pointe). Reservations should be made to 375-3873.


Respect Life Month

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (seated) signs a proclamation on Wednesday, Oct. 1, designating October as "Respect Life Month." Joining him are (from left) Tanner Johnson, his daughter Blakeley and wife Rena Johnson, all of Huntington. The proclamation recognizes concern for life including that of the unborn, the mentally ill, the mentally handicapped, the physically handicapped, the aged, the incurably ill and the "unwanted."

Info session for those thinking academies

The staff of Congressman Marlin Stutzman will hold several informational sessions for students who are interested in attending a military academy.

Sessions will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Fort Wayne Public Library Room C, in Fort Wayne; Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Stutzman's office in Bluffton; and Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Warsaw Public Library, in Warsaw. All sessions are from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Students can ask questions, receive or turn in applications or double check to see if all necessary materials have been turned in.

Health dept. to hold flu shot clinic on Oct. 29

The Huntington County Health Department will hold a flu shot clinic at the Warren Pharmacy on Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The new 2014 quadrivalent flu shots will be available for a fee for those ages 2 and older.

Patients with Medicaid or Medicare must present a currently active Medicaid or Medicare card for a zero copay.

The Health Department can bill some privately insured patients or they may send their bill in to their insurance plan for reimbursement.

Residents of neighboring counties are welcome.

Reclaimed Inc. offers vintage and reclaimed items

Tyler Seabolt and Derek Miller opened Reclaimed Inc. in downtown Huntington on Wednesday, Oct. 1, gathering with family members and Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters for a grand opening celebration.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A shop featuring vintage merchandise is now open in downtown Huntington.

Tyler Seabolt and Derek Miller held a grand opening celebration for Rclaimed Inc. on Wednesday, Oct. 1.

Seabolt, a Huntington resident, and Miller, of Lagro, started out selling items on eBay several years ago, Seabolt says.

"This was kind of the next step," he adds.

The shop deals in vintage items, a few antiques and some "reclaimed" furniture.

"We like the '40s through the '70s," Seabolt says. "But we do have antiques, technically, stuff that's older."