Sweet treat

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Ellen Jackson, of Huntington, helps herself to some watermelon at the Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Summer Family and Friends Celebration on Thursday, Aug. 7. The afternoon event included a meal of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs with all the trimmings along with ice cream for dessert.

RCIA starts Sept. 3 at SS. Peter, Paul church

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or is considering joining the Catholic Church is invited to take part in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) beginning Sept. 3 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Huntington.

Impact Institute invites public to pair of open houses for Hgtn. County Adult Education Classrooms

Impact Institute invites the public to two open houses for Huntington County Adult Education Classrooms.

The first will be held Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the former St. Paul Lutheran School, 605 Polk St., Huntington. The day class open house will be from noon to 1 p.m. and the evening class open house is from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The second location is Solid Rock United Methodist Church, 485 Bennett St., Warren. An afternoon open house will be held from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information email or call 765-271-7949.


Local re-enactor to appear at library main branch on Monday, Aug. 25

Local re-enactor Randy Bellamy will appear at the Huntington City-Township Public Library's main library branch as a 17th-century French courier du bois on Monday, Aug. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

Bellamy, who has been a re-enactor for 23 years, often portrays his courier du bois, or Great Lakes fur trader and trapper, character at local and regional historical events such as the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival in Huntington, and the Five Medals Gathering in New Paris.

Locals raise top OH steer

A steer raised by three Huntington men was named reserve grand champion steer at the 2014 Ohio State Fair.

The crossbred steer, which weighed 1,323 pounds, was raised by Phil Shafer, Eric Richardson and Jack Alford, of Huntington. It was exhibited by Brooke Egbert of Auglaize County, OH.

The steer was sold by Goettemoeller Show Cattle and sold through the 2014 Sale of Champions for a record price of $50,000.


Update on CR 900N project Sept. 8 at church

An open house to offer updates on the widening project for County Road 900N and Lafayette Center Road will be held on Monday, Sept. 8, at Cornerstone Alliance Church, 5833E-900N, Roanoke.

The open house is designed for anyone living along the road as well as anyone else interested in the project.
The road, which connects U.S.-24 in Huntington County to I-469 in Allen County, will be widened and an overpass will be built to carry vehicles over the railroad tracks.

Young Vikes

Photo by Steve Clark.

Chad Daugherty, principal of Huntington North High School, addresses incoming freshmen in the school's auditorium during Freshman Orientation Day on Friday, Aug. 8.


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The Roanoke American Legion Post 160 Auxiliary donated toys and more than 70 super hero capes for patients at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent, in Indianapolis. The donation was presented during the auxiliary's state convention.

Forgiven to present southern gospel music concert Aug. 17 at FC Nazarene

Jeremy Dickerson, Debbie Baker and Cloid Baker (from left) make up Forgiven, which will perform Sunday, Aug. 17, at the First Church of the Nazarene, Huntington.
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Forgiven will present a concert of southern gospel music on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 6 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene.

The members of the trio have a rich heritage in gospel music, having traveled with the Gaithers and the Weatherfords before starting their own group.

A free will offering will be taken.

The church is located at 1555 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.


Mixing passions results in The North End Boutique

Karima Davis stands in the center of The North End Boutique, the new retail destination and boutique hotel in downtown Roanoke.
Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

When you mix a passion for clothing, and "all things Italian" with a love of small towns and top it off with Karima Davis, the result is The North End - a unique boutique with an upstairs hotel now open in downtown Roanoke.

"I just have had a passion for clothing and a passion for all things Italian from food to... leather goods from Italy, to fabrics from Italy," says Davis.

The North End is a luxury clothing boutique providing elegant dresses, evening wear and upscale casual clothing, accessories and jewelry.

New officers

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The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 7 has elected new officers. They are (from left) Barb Wieging, first vice president; Cynthia Sailors, secretary/treasurer; Sally Gamble, president; Jody Cormany, sergeant-at-arms; Beth Tomasek, parliamentarian; and Rita Roberts, chaplain. Not pictured are Tracy Jessop, historian, and Linda Hysong, second vice president. Auxiliary members who pay their dues by Sept. 30 are eligible for an early bird drawing.

Local 4-H fair board to meet Aug. 19 at Hier’s Park

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Board will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at Heritage Hall in Hier's Park.

The board will be reviewing the 2014 Huntington County 4-H Fair. There will be reports from the 4-H superintendents, fair board committee chairpersons and others attending this evaluation meeting.

For more information about the Huntington County 4-H program, contact Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office, County Annex Building, 354 N. Jefferson St., Suite 202, Huntington or call 358-4826.


HU, local groups team up for ministry conference

Huntington University has partnered with community organizations to orchestrate its first collaborative youth ministry conference. The conference aims to aid in developing relations and unity between area ministry leaders.

Equip2:6 is the first partnership between several organizations, including HU. Partners include representatives from Emmanuel Community Church, Youth for Christ, NACCAP (the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Local team will be in Making Strides walk

A group from Huntington will walk in the Making Stride Breast Cancer walk in Fort Wayne on Saturday, Oct. 11, at 9 a.m.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship. This will be the third year that the team will walk.

The group started walking three years ago when a co-worker started her fourth battle against breast cancer. Norma Lewis lost her fight against cancer last year. The team will walk in memory of Lewis and also walk in honor of three survivors.

County’s law enforcement issues warning to drive sober or go to jail

The Huntington County Sheriff's Department, Huntington Police Department and Warren Police Department have a very direct message for motorists: drive sober or get pulled over.

On Aug. 11 officers announced zero tolerance for anyone attempting to drive while impaired.

"Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be immediately arrested and taken to jail," said Huntington Police Chief EJ Carroll. "Officers will be working overtime to identify and apprehend those who disregard our message."