Topic at Geneaology Society meeting to focus on Civil War

The Huntington Genealogy Society meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 5, will feature Ron Darrah.

Darrah's topic will be "Brother vs. Brother: Family History and the Civil War."

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

The public is welcome to attend.


Hand-hewn Huntington history

Photo by Joni Knott.

Huntington County Historical Museum Director Teresa Daniels shows off the museum's newest permanent display on Wednesday, Oct. 29. The large hand-hewn timber was a part of the Wabash and Erie Canal at Burke's Lock, which was located at the corner of Warren Street and West Park Drive in Huntington. Daniels says the timber has likely been underground since around 1835, years before Huntington itself was established.

In the game

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Larry Elliott (left), past president of the Roanoke Lions Club, presents a check from the club to Salvation Army Capt. Barbara McCauley. The gift will help fund the Salvation Army basketball program, which will begin in November. The program is open to boys and girls in middle school and high school. Registrations are still being accepted and the basketball draft will be held on Nov. 15.

Fine day for a harvest

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A farmer in Bippus takes advantage of the lovely fall day on Saturday, Oct. 25, to combine soybeans. Corn and soybean harvest is in full swing in the county.

Ag Plus donates $10K to HU’s new Institute for Agriculture Studies

Jeff Mize, CEO of Ag Plus (left), presents a check for $10,000 to Huntington University President Dr. Sherilyn Emberton. The donation will benefit the university’s new Institute for Agricultural Studies.
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Ag Plus Inc., of South Whitley, has donated $10,000 to Huntington University's new Institute for Agricultural Studies.

"Ag Plus has a strong commitment to youth in agriculture and we appreciate the opportunity to participate in discussions regarding the development of this new program," says Jeff Mize, CEO of Ag Plus and member of HU's Agriculture Task Force.

"We see a need for Huntington University's unique brand of education. Big universities aren't for everyone.

Markle Rehab’s Bonnie Peeper among those earning top honors

Bonnie Peeper.
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American Senior Communities recently honored key employees with the coveted "Quest for Excellence Award."

Among those receiving top awards was Bonnie Peeper, a housekeeper at Markle Health & Rehabilitation.

The Quest for Excellence Award honors one special employee from each of the 65 communities operated statewide by American Senior Communities. The employee must have consistently demonstrated a commitment to excellence, dedication to his or her job, a positive attitude and a "whatever it takes" passion for customer service.

Sonrise to hold craft, bake sale

The Sonrise Roanoke Craft and Bake Sale will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pictures with Santa and lunch will also be available.

The church, formerly Monson Chapel, is located at 12220 Lower Huntington Rd., behind GM.


Master Gardeners' craft program is Wednesday

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will hold the last meeting of its public education series of the year on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park.

The title is "Make it and Take It." Master gardeners Kay Lilie and Liz Snively will demonstrate how to decorate clay pots; Susan Miller will present bowling ball yard art; Dick Wymer will show how to make suet for feeding birds; and Paula Kuiper-Moore and Susan Miller will illustrate making stars out of paint stirrers and pine cones.

Halloween Happening

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jennifer (left) and Jason McCoy spin cotton candy for the trick-or-treaters at Northview Church of Christ. Northview, Quality Inn and TCU teamed up to sponsor Halloween Happenings on Saturday, afternoon, Nov. 1. Children trick-or-treated from decorated cars a the church parking lot, had a hotdog lunch, trick-or-treated at Wal-mart and trick-or-treated at the hotel in rooms decorated by area businesses. A hay wagon sponosred by TCU shuttled the trick-or-treaters and their families from place to place.

Stripes at the Scarecrow Festival

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Ganon Speed (right) has green stripes applied to his hair by Janet Dilts, owner of At The Corner beauty salon, during the Scarecrow Festival in Warren on Friday evening, Oct. 31, inside the Knight-Bergman Center.

Mascot talk

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Andrews Lions Club mascot talks with Madison Ptak after the Halloween Parade down the main street of Andrews on Friday evening, Oct. 31. The parade was sponosred by the Andrews Lions Club, and club members handed out treats inside the Andrews Municipal Building after the parade.

Fish prep

Photo by Steve Clark.

Norman Kochensparger prepares fish for the St. Peter Lutheran Church fish fry on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Snowflake purchase

Photo by Steve Clark.

Diana Wike (right) pays for a purchase at the booth of JoEllen Maranda during the St. Mary's Snowflake Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 1, at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

November business of the Month

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County Habit for Humanity and ReStore have been named the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for November. Celebrating the honor at Habitat and ReStore's new combined location at 250 Commerce Drive are (front row, from left to right) Terry Miller, Sandy Drabenstot, Sam Schaadt, Jean Wright, Heather Green, Margo Crawford and Terry Sappington; and (back row, from left to right) Jo Deane Knowles, Steve Godfroy, Kristina Alvarado, Amy Mattox, Les Graham, Steve Kimmel and Jay Lahr.

Getting smart about credit

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Cody Brooks, business relationship banker at iAB financial bank, talks to Huntington North High School upperclassmen about the fundamentals of credit on Thursday, Oct. 30, in the HNHS auditorium. The presentation was part of iAB's "Get Smart About Credit" program sponsored by the American Bankers Association. The sessions educate young adults on such topics as paying for college, protecting identity and knowing credit scores.