Fourth annual Walk for Hope set for Sept. 20

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (seated) reads a proclamation designating this week, Sept. 8 through Sept. 15, as Suicide Prevention Week in Huntington.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The fourth annual Walk for Hope, an event designed to bring the seriousness of teen suicide to light, will be held Sept. 20, beginning in the Huntington North High School commons.

"The main purpose of the walk is to bring awareness to the issue of suicide in our community," explains Liz Learned, director of the Department of Child Services and a member of the Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force.

Registration opens at 6:30 p.m., with the walk beginning at 7 p.m.

The route for the two-mile walk consists primarily of Cherry and Poplar streets.

Dream trip

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Huntington resident Stan Bippus and his motorcycle pause in front of the sign for Yukon, in northwest Canada, one of the stops on his recently-completed 4,646-mile motorcycle ride to Anchorage, AK. He rode to anchorage via Sturgis, SD, in order to make a stop at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, an annual event that attracts hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists each year. He says going to Sturgis and riding a Harley motorcycle were two of the items on his bucket list. The trip, he says, proves that "old" folks "can still do crazy things as they age."

Roush Fish and Wildlife area hosts dove hunt for 20 veterans and guides

Twenty veterans and their guides participated in a dove hunt for disabled veterans held Sept. 1 at the Roush Lake Fish and Wildlife Area.

The Huntington County Veterans Council and Roush Lake property management staff provided lunch, ammunition and hunting permits for the participants.

The event was organized by the Huntington County Veterans Council and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 Shooting Sports Committee.

Saw Dust Gang meets Saturday

The first meeting of the Wabash Valley Saw Dust Gang's new season is set for Saturday, Sept. 13.

The club meets from September through June on the second Saturday of each month. Meeting times are from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The club covers all types of woodworking, such as routing, dovetail, inlaying, sanding, log cutting, thickness planning, finishing and lathe turning.

For more information contact Richard Johnson at 765-506-3667 or 765-662-1364.


Bowers Jewelers staff attends 2014 retail jewelers show in Minneapolis

Ahna Brooks, of Ofer Mizrahi Diamonds (far left), meets with the Bowers Jewelry delegation at the national Jewelry Buying Show in Minneapolis.
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Gene Bowers, Susie Bowers, Jolene Paolillo and Shonah Landes from Bowers Jewelers recently attended the 2014 Retail Jewelers Organization Fall Buying Show in Minneapolis.

Bowers Jewelers and other jewelers from around the country met to browse upcoming trends, network with other industry leaders and take part in continuing education sessions.

The event, themed "There's No Business Like Show Business," allowed jewelers the opportunity to purchase new items at pre-negotiated prices.

Gardeners sell plants at Forks

Huntington County Master Gardeners will have a fall plant sale on Saturday, Sept. 13, in the pavilion at the Historic Forks of the Wabash. The hours will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

A variety of perennials will be offered. All plants are grown by local master gardeners.


Birthday Book Club

Photo by Joni Knott.

During the all-school liturgy on Friday, Sept. 5, the following Huntington Catholic School students with September birthdays donated books to the Huntington Catholic School Library. They are (from left) Samantha Stetzel, second grade, and Peyton Rosen, seventh grade.

Workshop will focus on managing health conditions, living healthy life

"Living a Healthy Life," a workshop offered by Aging and In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana and the LaFontaine Center, will be held each week for six weeks beginning Oct. 2 at 1 p.m. at the LaFontaine Center.

The workshops are 2 1/2 hours and address chronic conditions including diabetes, arthritis, HIV/AIDS, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia.

New Sotterlee Project presents Renaissance Faire Sept. 13, 14

Caleb Richardson, a volunteer with New Sotterlee Project International, tests a target at the Skill-at-Arms course at the organization’s Flint Creek facility, in Huntington, in preparation for the Flint Creek Renaissance Faire, scheduled for Sept. 13-14
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Flint Creek Renaissance Faire is coming to Huntington County this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14.

The faire will take place on the west side of Huntington, in a field off of Ind.-9 just south of its intersection with U.S.-24 intersection and will feature entertainment in various forms.

HCCF seeks donations in Lilly match challenge

The Huntington County Community Foundation has a chance at landing a $500,000 gift from the Lilly Endowment - if it can raise enough matching funds from the community.

The Lilly Endowment challenge was unexpected, HCCF Executive Director Michael Howell says, and the local foundation's board of directors is currently assessing how best to meet the challenge and allocate the funds.

Providing a picnic

Photo by Steve Clark.

Carol Kirkpatrick (left) is served by Emily Doss at a picnic that Altrusa International of Huntington held for clients of Pathfinder Services in the Hier's Park Poultry Pavilion on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Cub Scouts to learn photography at 2nd Saturday

The monthly Second Saturday program at Salamonie Lake will feature an introduction to photography for Cub Scouts, kids and families on Sept. 13.

The program is at Salamonie Interpretive Center from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The program will cover basic camera features and usage. Participants can bring a camera, but it is not required. Cell phone and digital cameras are acceptable for portions of this program. Scouts may work toward a belt loop requirement.

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

McBride descendants meet at original family farm

The descendants of Don and Mary McBride gathered Aug. 16 at the McBride homestead, south of Zanesville.

Current owner Maurice McBride, of Irma, WI, allowed the 32 guests to tour the house, barn and garage and walk around the pond. The house is in bad repair and may be torn down soon.

David McBride and Polly Edwards Wymer put together the tour, which was led by David McBride. The tour leader also told stories of activities that took place on the farm many years ago.

Ready to grill

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Randy and Peggy Goalgen, of Markle, won the Charbroil gas grill during the Markle Wildcat Festival. Randy Goalgen (left) received the grill from Larry Jenks, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6671, of Markle, which raffled the grill. Mark Schaufelberger of Markle Hardware donated the grill.

Senior luncheon is today at Salamonie

People age 50 and older are invited to the monthly Senior Monday Carry-in Luncheon today, Sept. 8, at Salamonie Interpretive Center, Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

The lunch is at noon. After the meal, Tamara Hemmerlein, assistant director of local history for the Indiana Historical Society, will demonstrate how to preserve family photos, documents and other family historical items.

Attendees should bring their table service, a prepared dish to share and a small donation to help defray costs of the provided main dish.