Huntington BZA will hear four requests

The Huntington Board of Zoning Appeals will consider four requests when it meets tonight, Monday, Sept. 13.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers on the third floor of the City Building, 300 Cherry St.

The agenda includes:
• A request by Donna Smith for a special exception to be allowed to place a single-wide mobile home at 338 Columbia St. The area is zoned R-2 residential.

HNHS sets homecoming schedule

Huntington North High School announces its schedule of events for Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 16-17.

Thursday, Sept. 16
Powder Puff football - Kick-off is at 6 p.m. at Kriegbaum Field. There is a cost for admission and the public is invited.

Homecoming games will be held between the Powder Puff games and will include corn hole, hot dog eating contest, greased watermelon relay and greased tug-of-war.

Friday, Sept. 17
The homecoming parade starts at 5 p.m., with traveling from the Viking Lane entrance to Huntington City-Township Library.

Eight vendors to serve foods from around world at Harmony Feast on Friday, Sept. 17

Eight vendors will serve foods from seven cultures around the world during Huntington's first Harmony Feast on Friday, Sept. 17.

Those attending can sample taste treats originating in Mexico, Germany, China, Italy and Ireland, as well as American staples and Cajun/Creole specialties.

The evening is the first community event sponsored by the Harmony Initiative Task Force, a group of community leaders dedicated to building awareness of the different backgrounds and life experiences the county's residents bring as they work to make a better future for all.

Free carnival at Warren COC Sept. 18

A free carnival will be held Saturday, Sept. 18. at the Warren Church of Christ parking lot, 302 N. Wayne St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Events include a dunk tank, bounce house, face painting and games. There will also be food.


HU to have roundtable discussion on 14th amendment

Huntington University will observe Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17 with a public roundtable discussion on the 14th Amendment.

The program will be held from 11 a.m. to noon in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Center for the Arts on Huntington University's campus.

Stephan to be guest speaker at next HS meeting

Former basketball coach Dean Stephan (back row, left) is the guest speaker at the Sept. 21 meeting of the Huntington County Historical Society. He’s pictured here with the Lincoln Elementary School team of 1950.
Photo provided.

Dean Stephan, former teacher, coach and principal at Lincoln School, will discuss community sports of the late 1940s and 1950s.

Stephan's presentation will be during the Sept. 21 meeting of the Huntington County Historical Society.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Huntington County Historical Museum, 315 Court St.
Stephan will focus on Horace Mann, Lincoln, Central and Riley schools.

Friends, students and former players are invited to attend and share their stories as well.

Luncheon to feature Upchurch

Dr. Rick Upchurch, director of Huntington University's Excel Adult Degree Programs, will be the featured speaker at the Sept. 22 Leadership Luncheon, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons.

Crafters sought for Oct. 30 bazaar at Mt. Etna UMC

The Mt. Etna United Methodist Women are planning their 2010 Fall Food and Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

They are currently reserving booth spaces for anyone who would like to show and sell his or her handicrafts. Booth spaces are for an 8-foot by 8-foot booth and one table. Some booth spaces do have electricity. Booth spaces, tables and electricity are all on a first-come, first-serve basis upon receipt of registration and booth payment.

All vendor types are welcome. Items not allowed to sell are pies, prepared soups and noodles.

Group hosts blood drive at HU dining commons

Huntington University's Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 15 in the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons.

The Joe Mertz Center hosts four blood drives each year in conjunction with the American Red Cross.

Individuals who are interested in donating blood may register online at or in person in the dining commons at Huntington University.

Walk-ins are also acceptable, but everyone participating must have a photo ID.

The blood drive is open to the public.

Chubinski is newest member of PPG

Dennis Chubinski.
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Podiatrist Dennis J. Chubinski, of Inverness Foot Clinic, is the newest member of the Parkview Physicians' Group.

Chubinski earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Loyola University of Chicago in 1973, and a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from Dr. William Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL, in 1978. He served his post-graduate preceptorship at Wells Community Hospital, Bluffton.

‘Plow Day’ at Sickafoose Farms is Saturday, Sept. 18

Steve and Beth Sickafoose Family Farms, near South Whitley, will host the Fifth Annual Plow Day & Benefit on Saturday, Sept. 18, starting at 9 a.m.

The community event is a fundraiser to help with financial expenses for Emma Hindbaugh and Leah Schwartz and their medical needs.

The hog roast starts at 11 a.m. Amish potato salad, baked beans, chips, drink and dessert will also be served.

HPL to host Teen Game Night Sept. 24

The Huntington City-Township Library will host a free Teen Game Night on Friday, Sept. 24, starting at 3:45 p.m.
The featured game is Pictionary. Food will be served and players have a chance to win prizes.

Space is limited so registration is recommended.
For more information or to signup, call the Children's Department at 356-2900.

The library is located at 200 W. Market St., Huntington.


Lonny Lynn Orchestra to play at Heritage Pointe

The Lonny Lynn Orchestra will perform Sept. 17 at Heritage Pointe, in Warren. Photo provided.
Photo provided.

The Lonny Lynn Orchestra will perform Friday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Applegate Chapel of Heritage Pointe, in Warren.

The free concert is open to the community.

The orchestra, based in Ithaca, NY, plays ballroom dance music from the 1930s and '40s, as well as some country and Latin selections.

It has been entertaining dancers in the Midwest for more than 20 years.


Pizza buffet will benefit Special Olympics

Huntington County Special Olympics will be holding a fundraiser today, Monday, Sept. 13, at the Huntington Pizza Hut.

Pizza Hut will be donating $1 from each adult buffet sold between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Special Olympic parents and athletes will be providing the service for the evening.

The donation and tips will be used for entry fees to bowling, basketball and track competitions held around the state.

Pizza Hut Huntington is located at 101 Frontage Rd., Huntington.


Girls can get advice on nail care at Markle library

Girls in grades four through 12 are invited to a "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" nail care workshop today, Monday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library's Markle branch, 197 E. Morse St. in Markle.

Each participant will learn  proper nail care, how to do their own manicure and have the chance to browse through the library's books on beauty crafts.

The workshop is free, and all materials will be provided.
Refreshments will be served.

Registration is required to attend, and space may be limited.

Swine Boosters will meet Thursday at Hier’s Park

The Huntington County Swine Boosters will meet on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Family Living Building at Hier's Park.

The agenda includes election of officers, selection of 2011 judge, proposed changes to swine project in 4-H Fair book, review of the pork chop tent and other business. 
Anyone with a nomination for a 2011 4-H swine project judge should submit a short biography to the executive committee prior to the Sept. 16 meeting.

9-11 service

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Pastor Patrick Haskins of Huntington Faith Center leads a prayer summit in remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001, at the Huntington County Courthouse on Saturday, Sept. 11

United Way fund-raising kick-off

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Tracey Shafer, chairman of the 2010 Huntington County United Way fund-raising campaign, speaks during the campaign's kick-off meeting on Friday, Sept. 10, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA.

Spc. Chad Clements comes home

Indiana State Police motorcycle officers escort a hearse carrying the body of Spc. Chad Clements down Flaxmill Road on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Clements was killed by a roadside bomb on Aug. 30 while serving in Afghanistan.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

As word spread that the plane carrying Spc. Chad Clements' body back from Afghanistan had been delayed, the people standing along the route the procession would take merely nodded - and stayed where they were.

An extra 45 minutes, they said, was a small price to pay to honor the soldier who had given his life.

"I'm just here to show my respect," said Fort Wayne resident Dean Mossburg as he stood at the edge of Flaxmill Road, holding a large American flag. "It's the least I can do."

Legion Riders, Post 7 bring American Veterans Traveling Tribute to Huntington Sept. 16-19

The Cost of Freedom Memorial is a series of stand-up exhibits created in gold dog tags to record the names of those who have given their lives for American Freedom since Vietnam.
Photo courtesy of Lisa Luhrman

From Sept. 16 through 19, Huntington will play host to the American Veterans Traveling Tribute.

The visit of the memorial (also known as "The Wall") is made possible by the American Legion Riders Chapter 7 and American Legion Post 7.

On Sept. 15, The Wall will be escorted into Huntington from Columbia City.

Organizers are still seeking bikers to help with the escort.

"For riders who are interested, we will be leaving the American Legion Post 7 at 5 p.m.," states Joie Jodrey, veteran and chairperson for The Wall committee.

Walgreens offering flu shots at all stores

Walgreens, which has a store in Huntington, will provide flu shots at all 7,500 stores throughout the nation.

There is a price for the shots.

David Foerman, registered pharmacist at the local Walgreens, 1804 N. Jefferson St., says the store can bill Medicare and Medicaid, as well as some private insurers that cover the shot.

Shots are given by a pharmacist and are available for patients 14 years old and older anytime the pharmacy is open.

Etna Avenue Wesleyan Church to hold hog roast as youth fund-raiser

Etna Avenue Wesleyan Church will host a hog roast on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the church's fellowship hall.

The menu includes pork, green beans, potatoes, desserts and a drink. Carry-out will be available.

There is a cost for tickets, with a discount for youth. Children 3 years and younger are free of charge.

The event is a youth fund-raiser.

The church is located at 1131 Etna Ave.


Love INC to serve dinner at KBC as fund-raiser

Love In the Name of Christ of Huntington County will be serving dinner at the Knight-Bergman Center in Warren on Sunday, Sept. 12 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This year's menu includes: stuffed chicken breast or baked ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, roll and butter, assorted salads and desserts, some of which will be sugar free.

There is a cost per dinner for the event, which is a fund-raiser for the organization.


Junior Leaders to meet this evening, Thursday, Sept. 9

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leader organization will meet Thursday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The main item of business will be the election of officers for the 2011 4-H club year.  Officer positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, health and safety officer, devotions leader, recorder and recreation.

Any 4-H member in grade seven or older who is interested in serving in an elected officer position must complete a Junior Leader Officer Application Form prior to the meeting.

maurices to host humane shelter fashion show

A fashion show to benefit the Huntington Humane Shelter will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. at Hier's Park in Huntington.

Sponsored by maurices, the show is part of a company-wide campaign to raise support for animal shelters and increase pet adoptions. Local models will be used in the event.

Golf outing for shelter

Norwood Golf Course will host a "Florida Scramble" golf outing to benefit the Huntington County Humane Society on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served between noon and 1 p.m. Soft drinks, beer and snacks will be sold throughout the event.

The per-player registration fee includes cart, lunch, green fees, Mulligan's and Skins. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day.

Bye graduates Air Force basic training in Texas

Dustin Bye.
Photo provided.

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Dustin D. Bye graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX.

The airman completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Tammy Popp, of Indianapolis, and David Bye, of Huntington.

Huntington libraries now taking story time registrations

Registration for "Bee Happy - It's Story Time" is underway at both locations of Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Weekly Story Time sessions will be offered to children ages birth to 7 years old at the main library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning on Sept. 14 and 15.  Children ages 2 to 7 are invited to Story Time sessions on Thursdays at the Markle branch library, 197 E. Morse St., beginning on Sept. 16.

62nd reunion

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The Huntington High School Class of 1948 held its 62nd class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the LaFontaine Golf Club. Entertainment was provided by David and Dianna Dean and 25 members were in attendance. They were (first row from left) Donna (Johnston) Winters, Joan (Morrett) Murphy, Barbara (Ziegler) Kaiser, Sally (Lowey) Hendricks, Barbara (Carr) Stoffel, Barbara (Frewer) Bell, Mary E.

HU physics professor Bratt to present findings from his summer project with university’s radio telescope

Huntington University has one of the few operational radio telescopes in the region.

Installed in 2003, the telescope has been invaluable to faculty research, college officials note. Now, Dr. Jonathan Bratt, assistant professor of physics, is testing its potential for undergraduate research.