Sounds of winter at HNHS

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School combined choir performs at the school’s winter band and choir concert on Friday, Dec. 14, in the Huntington North auditorium. Aaron Childress directs the band while accompanist Ann Bostel plays the piano.

Boys and Girls Club hold Christmas party

Photo by Steve Clark.

Traci Moser (left) and her daughter, Bailey Covey, work on a craft at a Christmas party held at the Parkview Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County on Friday, Dec. 14. The party, which was sponsored by Continental Structural Plastics, featured a meal, crafts, games, karaoke and an opportunity to meet Santa Claus. Photo by Steve Clark.

Stitching in time

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Roanoke Elementary School Para-Professional Denise Ellis (third from left) teaches kindergartners how to stitch up their stockings.  Pictured are (from left) Mia Bowman, Kendra Kinstler, Ellis and Tarrah Lee.

Ceres Solutions Co-op to hold annual meeting

The annual meeting of shareholders for Ceres Solutions Cooperative will be held on Thursday, Dec. 20, in Wabash.

Board President and farmer Rob Versprille will welcome members and guests at 2 p.m., and Ceres Solutions CEO Jeff Troike will report on the results of the first business year of the combined regional cooperative.

Generous students

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Catholic School presents monthly Spirit Awards to students from each grade who display Christ-like behavior. Generosity was one of the virtues chosen for the month of December and winners were (front row from left) Ozro Stepler, kindergarten; Lia Stanley, first grade; Scout Stepler, second grade; and Rebecca Brown, third grade; and (back row from left) Jesus Mendoza, fourth grade; Alexandra Craig, fifth grade; Lillian Brumbaugh, sixth grade; Jax Mickley, seventh grade; and Andrew Lamprecht, eighth grade. Winners were announced on Friday, Dec.

Grateful students

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Catholic School presents monthly Spirit Awards to students from each grade who display Christ-like behavior. Gratitude was one of the virtues chosen for the month of December and winners were (front row from left) Mellie Burnard and Jebbie Burnard, both kindergarten; Mallory Barnard, first grade; Emylia Shideler, second grade; and Charlyn Brown, fourth grade; and (back row from left) Jayden Smith, fifth grade; Phoenix Stepler, sixth grade; Ellen Rorick, seventh grade; and Blaise Rupley, eighth grade. Not pictured is Jeremiah Vohs, third grade.

HCS December birthday books

Students at Huntington Catholic School celebrated their December birthdays by donating books to the school library, as is customary at the school. Pictured are (from left) Sam Bergler, kindergarten; Adriana Schenkel, first grade; Evalyn Dolby, second grade; and Jacqui Aguirre, third grade. Not pictured is Lorelai Carroll, preschool. Students presented their books to the school on Friday, Dec. 7, during an all-school liturgy at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

PHH’s Rehab Center closed Monday for move

Monday, Dec. 17, the Rehab and Wellness Center at Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) will close to patients and Adult Fitness Center members. The center was also closed Friday, Dec. 14. The closure allowed all pediatric and adult therapies, cardiac rehab services and the fitness center to temporarily relocate to a portion of the new addition.

Cooperative links at Roanoke Elementary

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Roanoke Elementary School’s Strongest Link for the month of November was for the life skill of cooperation.

Christmas After Hours

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Ronda Smelser (left), human resources director for the City of Huntington, chats with Huntington Firefighter Tim Albertson as they enjoy punch and refreshments in the Common Council Chamber of the City Building on Thursday, Dec. 6. The occasion was the annual Christmas After Hours hosted by Mayor Brooks Fetters.

Preparing snacks

Photo by Steve Clark.

Linda Smith, a reference assistant at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library, chops up a cucumber during a demonstration at the library on Thursday, Dec. 6, about preparing snacks for Christmas parties.

Local company helps Santa aid HM students

Jennifer Barth (left), the director of manufacturing at Metalloid Corporation’s headquarters in Sturgis, MI, folds a coat so that it can be placed in a gift box by Brandt Hiple (middle), a production worker at Metalloid Huntington, on Monday, Dec. 10, at Metalloid Huntington. The company wanted to do something beneficial for the community this holiday season and was encouraged to donate coats, hats and gloves to students in need of winter clothing at Horace Mann Elementary School, in Huntington.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Christmas is going to come a little early for several students at Horace Mann Elementary School.

Metalloid Corporation, in Huntington, has purchased and donated 30 winter coats to the school, along with hats and gloves. With deep roots in the community, the company felt it had a duty to identify a need somewhere in Huntington this holiday season and fill it.

‘All Winter’ concerts at HNHS Dec. 14-15

The Huntington North High School Music Department will present an “All Winter” concert in two performances, on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m. in the HNHS Auditorium (enter Door 28).

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each concert. Admission is charged with all tickets sold at the door.
The jazz band will open the concert, followed by the combined choirs, the percussion ensemble and the combined concert bands.

The finale will have all performers on stage for the “Hallelujah Chorus.”

The TAB seeking Christmas church services for publication

The TAB will print the Christmastime services of area churches in its Dec. 20 issue.

Any church wishing to be included in the list should send its schedule to The TAB no later than 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec.17.

Sending information by email is preferred, to; or deliver it to the TAB office at 1670 Etna Ave., Huntington.

Music with a message

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The band We Arere Leo performs during the “Get Schooled” convocation awareness about teen suicide, bullying and substance abuse, held Friday, Dec. 7, in the auditorium of Huntington North High School. The one-hour high-tech, interactive program featured live music, interactive polling and motivational videos. The performance got students out of their seats and down front to dance and enjoy the concert.