Library, Extension team up for kids’ block party

The Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Purdue Extension Office of Huntington County will hold a Block Party for Pre-K children ages 3 to 6.

The event will take place Thursday, Nov. 6, and there are two sessions: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The event will begin with a story time for the children while the parents learn about the brain and developmental benefits playing with blocks provides.

University seminar will focus on demographics

Pictured Jim O’Donnell (left) and Troy Irick.
Photos provided.

Huntington University will host a Visiting Executive Seminar on Oct. 24 to discuss the impact of the world's changing demographics.

These seminars, held twice per year, invite business professionals to join students for a discussion on business issues that have a direct personal and economic effect on people's everyday lives. Attendees are invited for breakfast at 8 a.m., followed by the program from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., both in the upper level of Habecker Dining Commons, and concluding with an optional lunch in the lower level of Habecker Dining Commons.

Huntington University to hold preview day for doctoral program on occupational therapy

Huntington University will host a preview day for the doctoral program in occupational therapy on Oct. 27.

The day's activities include breakfast, an introduction by Dr. Ruth Ford, director of occupational therapy, and a tour of the facility located at 1819 Carew St., Fort Wayne.

Invitation-only essay writing and interviews will follow the tour. All other attendees are invited to a question-and-answer session with the program's faculty and staff.

For a detailed schedule, visit

CCC program set at Senior Luncheon

Seniors age 50 and over are invited to attend the monthly Senior Monday Carry-in Luncheon, Nov. 3, at noon, at Salamonie Interpretive Center, Lost Bridge West SRA, Andrews.

Following the meal, a Civilian Conservation Corps program will be presented by Myra Myrtle, president of Friends of Ouabache State Park, and Jody Heaston, Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs volunteer coordinator.

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

Halloween Fun Fest set for Oct. 25 as fund-raiser for humane society

A Halloween Fun Fest is planned for children and adults on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park.

The fund-raiser party is presented by the Huntington County Humane Society and features a bike giveaway, costume contest and games for a small charge per game. Available food includes sand"witches," nachos, hot dogs and cookies.

Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information contact the Humane Shelter at 356-0355.


St. Peter’s to host supper Nov. 8

St. Peter's First Community Church will host a baked steak supper at the church on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In addition to baked steak, baked potatoes, green beans, Jell-O salad, applesauce, rolls, homemade pies and Texas sheet cake will be served.

There are separate fees for adults and children, ages 5 to 12. There is no cost for children under 5.

For tickets, call the church at 356-7728 by Thursday, Nov. 6. Minimal tickets will be available at the door.

The church is located at 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.


American Legion Auxiliary sponsors Americanism Essay Contest for kids

In an effort to encourage youth to think about the importance of being an American, the American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring an Americanism Essay Contest.

Students in grades 3 through 12 are asked to write an essay answering the question, "What Does Freedom Mean to My Family."

This contest is open to any student, including home schoolers and youth in local organizations, such as scouting and 4-H groups. Only one essay will be accepted per student.

Lake City contributes to new HU ag program

Huntington University President Sherilyn Emberton (left) accepts a check in the amount of $2,500 from Lake City Bank Senior Vice President Joe Kessie. The donation supports the university’s Institute for Agriculture Studies.
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Lake City Bank has given Huntington University a $2,500 donation to support the college's new Institute for Agricultural Studies.

"Helping Huntington University launch an agriculture program is just one way Lake City Bank can support the ag industry in Indiana," said Joe Kessie, the bank's senior vice president. "Agriculture is very important to Lake City Bank and is one of the largest loan concentrations we have."

Arts council recognizes quartet from Riverview

Riverview Middle School students (front, from left) Kyler Hoopingarner, Layla Martz, Spencer Atkinson and Keswick Shultz have been honored as Artists of the Month by the LaFontaine Arts Council.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Four Riverview Middle School students have been recognized as Artists of the Month by the LaFontaine Arts Council.

They are Keswick Shultz, choir; Spencer Atkinson, band; Kyler Hoopingarner, communications; and Layla Martz, art.

Erie Railroad Workers breakfast is Saturday

The Erie Railroad Workers will hold their last breakfast buffet of the year on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the local VFW, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., located on West Park Drive, Huntington.

Everybody who comes to one of these breakfasts always leaves with at least one good railroad story.
All are welcome.


HU professor Smith releases newest book on Vietnam Oct. 22

Tim Smith.
Photo provided.

Dr. Tim Smith released his newest book, "Vietnam and the Unravelling of Empire: General Gracey in Asia 1942-1951" in the U.S. on Oct. 22. The book was published in the United Kingdom on Oct. 15.

"Vietnam and the Unravelling of Empire" examines the British management of political violence at the end of the Second World War. In doing so, the book demonstrates the way that the Vietnam War and Indian independence had a devastating effect upon British policy toward Asia.

Bippus Lions Club invites community to Halloween party Oct. 25

The Bippus Lions Club invites the community to a Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bippus Community Building.

There will be games, prizes and food. Every one in costume will win a prize.


SA taking applications for Christmas assistance

The Salvation Army of Huntington County will be taking applications for Christmas assistance for low-income families.

This assistance will include food and gifts either through the adoption program or toy shop program.

Applications are being taken now through Dec 4, on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Families will need to supply identification for all adults living in the household, identification for children and proof of all income and expenses.

Huntington County Extension to hold annual meeting Nov. 3

Huntington County Extension will hold its annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 3.

The meeting has been moved from Heritage Hall to the Community Building at Hier's Park, 547 S. Briant St. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.

A short business meeting will be first on the docket for the annual assembly. The agenda will highlight successes from 2014. Success stories will be shared by Purdue Extension staff followed by a guest speaker.

Norwood district to meet Oct. 22

The Norwood Regional Water and Sewer District will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Andrews Town Hall.

The meeting was rescheduled from its original date.

The district board will discuss implementation of the next phase of the scheduled rate increase.