Vaccination clinic

Vet tech students Ashley Holland (left) and Kayleigh Henry draw blood from a Jack Russell-pit bull mix dog owned by Todd Shockley, of Huntington, on Saturday, April 20, at the annual dog vaccination clinic sponsored by Riverside Veterinary Clinic at the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building. The event was a fund-raiser for the Canine Capers 4-H club.

Parks and rec garage sale

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Vendor Anita Lasley (left) talks hats with Jack Hamilton while Denise Couch looks on during the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department Garage Sale on Saturday, April 13, at the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Flagstar Bank opens voting for its community initiative grants

Flagstar Bank has opened voting for the “Flagstar Crafts Community” initiative, where Flagstar will grant $5,000 each to 28 nonprofits in the Fort Wayne region.

Each of the 28 branches recently acquired by Flagstar will provide a grant to an eligible nonprofit for a total of $140,000. Up to two nonprofits are eligible for voting at each branch. Nominees were selected by local branch and regional managers for their alignment with Flagstar’s giving priorities.   

Former local graduates Coast Guard helicopter rescue school

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Former Huntington resident Nathan Park graduated from Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue Swimmer School formally known as Aviation Survival Technician “A” School on Friday, April 5.

The school is six months long and divided into three phases of eight weeks each.

List Senior Center events for next week

Here is a listing of events happening in April at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, April 22
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, April 23
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, April 24
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Archery tag to be featured at HD Kids Zone

Archery tag will be a featured event as part of the Heritage Days Kids Zone. The Heritage Days Kids Zone, formerly located in downtown Huntington, will move to Huntington North High School on Saturday, June 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Teams of five youth each are encouraged to play Archery Tag. The event is organized by Christian Life Tabernacle, who brings the equipment and facilitates the play. Each team playing pays a fee, and it is tournament-style play. Area youth groups and anyone interested in organizing a team of five should contact Richard Fishburn at 358-9100.

New Hope United Brethren invites Seniors to monthly Senior Connection

New Hope United Brethren in Christ on Engle Street in Huntington invites all Seniors to attend the church’s monthly Senior Connection.

The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at noon. This month Senior Connection will be held on Tuesday, April 23 for a potluck dinner. Those participating are asked to  bring a dish to share.

At this meeting there will be a historical presentation by Kevin Bledsoe of the Huntington County Historical Museum on the facts and fun of Huntington County. This presentation is full of pictures and memories of times past.

Mystery book projects

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Roanoke Elementary School fifth-graders Emma Kelsey (left) and Blayne Sparkman show off the projects they created after they read mystery books. Emma did her project on “The Mystery of Blackbeard the Pirate” and Blayne did his project on “The Ninja Detectives.”

Eltzroth earns Salamonie REPS scholarship recently

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Brock Eltzroth (middle), a senior at Huntington North High School, was awarded a scholarship from the Rebels, Educators, Parents at Salamonie (REPS). With Eltzroth are (left) Michelle Holland, president, REPS; and his mother, Angie Eltzroth.

Eltzroth and Spahr earn Salamonie REPS scholarships recently

Brock Spahr (second from left), a senior at Huntington North High School, was awarded a scholarship from the Rebels, Educators, Parents at Salamonie (REPS). With Spahr are (first from left) Joshua Heim, vice president, REPS; and (third and fourth from left) his parents, Monica and Mike Spahr.
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Brock Eltzroth and Brock Spahr, seniors at Huntington North High School, have been awarded scholarships by the Rebels, Educators, Parents at Salamonie group.

The group, known as “REPS,” is Salamonie Elementary School’s parent-teacher organization. To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant was required to be a senior at Huntington North, been a Salamonie student for at least four years and planning a course of post-secondary study.

Eltzroth and Spahr’s scholarships were both for $750.

Heritage Days Parade seeking vintage vehicles

Vintage 1960s cars and trucks are invited to help celebrate Huntington’s 56th Heritage Days by placing their vintage vehicle in the Heritage Days Parade.

The grand finale of the parade will be a collection of 1960s vehicles grouped together for one huge tribute to “The ’60s: Yesterday.”

ACRES acquires Philip and Jean Ross Preserve

ACRES Land Trust recently acquired the Philip and Jean Ross Preserve, the sixth property permanently protected by the local land trust in Huntington.

To date, ACRES protects 7,094 acres in the tristate area with member and donor support, including 372 acres in Huntington, primarily along the Wabash River.

“Phil and I are conservationists,” said Jean Ross, of Huntington, sharing her motivations and those of her late husband, Phil, for permanently protecting through ACRES their 23 acres of Huntington County land on the Wabash River.

All systems Go

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County Clerk Shelley Septer (left) gets instruction from Voter Registration and Election Deputy Pam Fowler (second from left) on how to test out the voting machines Friday, April 12, at the Huntington County Courthouse. Democratic Election Board member Linda Beatty also tries out one of the machines, in preparation for the primary election on May 7.

Right to Life to hold Mother’s Day carnation sale

Huntington County Right to Life will hold its 41st annual Mother’s Day Carnation Sale on May 10, 11 and 12.

Long-stemmed carnations, corsages and vases will be sold Friday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Right to Life office only, 34 E. Washington St. and on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the RTL office.

Long-stemmed carnations and vases will be sold on Saturday, May 11, at The Trading Post, Huntington Plaza near the old JCPenney and Johnson’s School of Dance on North Jefferson Street

Gordon wins Business as Mission scholarship

Emma Gordon
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Emma Gordon, of Huntington, a 2017 Huntington North High School graduate, was awarded the Business as Mission Scholarship, valued at $3,500.

This scholarship is given to students who plan to utilize their business skills in the workforce as motivators to help people reach Christ.