Community

5 from BGC to attend inauguration

Five representatives of the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County will attend the presidential inauguration in Washington, DC, on Friday, Jan. 20, thanks to tickets supplied by U.S. Rep. Jim Banks.

Those attending will be Ashley Allen, director of operations; Desiree Frederick, program director; Tosha Davis, the club’s 2016 Youth of the Year and a current freshman at the University of Southern Indiana; and club members Kristina Parker and Gabbriella Minick, both students at Huntington North High School.

Trusty Falcons


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These Flint Springs Elementary School students were recently recognized for their outstanding work in showing trustworthiness.

Local ABWA chapter offers four scholarships through Bufton fund

The Forks of the Wabash Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) is offering four scholarships worth $2,000, funded through the Stephen Bufton Memorial Educational Fund to deserving area female students.

Each year, local chapters of ABWA provide Stephen Bufton Memorial Scholarships to female students who will be attending accredited U.S. colleges, universities and community or vocational schools.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States; residents of Huntington County; attending college in August 2017; and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

School board meetings now streaming live

Rob Myers, senior technology specialist at Huntington County Community School Corporation, mans the controls, literally behind the curtain of the boardroom, as he oversees the live online streaming production of the Board of School Trustees meeting on Monday, Jan. 9.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

After a few run-throughs last year proved successful, the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees meetings can now be viewed live online via streaming media.

The meetings are streamed through the Livestream platform, which can be linked either through the HCCSC website, www.hccsc.k12.in.us, or via the school corporation’s Facebook page.

Kickoff meeting


Photo by Steve Clark.

Charles Grey (right), of Team THRUST 1501, tosses a ball in the air that is like the ones that will have to be conveyed during competitions by the robot he and his teammates will be building. Grey, along with team mentor Steve Jackson (left), led one of three small-group sessions during Team THRUST 1501’s kickoff meeting on Saturday, Jan. 7, in Huntington University’s Dowden Science Hall. The team spent the day brainstorming ideas for its latest robot.

Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 Miss Warren Pageant

Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 Miss Warren Pageant.

The pageant will be held on Sunday, March 12, at 3 p.m. at the Warren Church of Christ.

The registration deadline is Feb. 25, and contestants will be asked to attend a get-acquainted social on March 5.

Three titles will be awarded. They include Princess Warren, for those ages 5 through 8; Junior Miss Warren, ages 9 through 13; and Miss Warren, ages 14 through 18.

Big game snack ideas next topic at cooking class

Big Game Day snack ideas will be the theme of the next DEE-Licious cooking class at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 5:30 p.m.

The program will feature snack ideas and tips from the library’s resident cook, Dee Kochensparger. Participants can sample some favorites and share recipe ideas.

Stories, Discovery Crew back at HCTPL

Story Time and Discovery Crew return in February to the Huntington City-Township Public Library’s Huntington and Markle branches.

Boone interim head at Hgtn. Catholic

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.
Derek Boone

As Huntington Catholic School gets ready to find a permanent principal for its school, a familiar face has returned to take the helm in an interim capacity.

Derek Boone, who taught at HCS five years ago as the physical education teacher and athletic director, came back in the principal’s role on Jan. 5. Boone had left to become the principal at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in South Bend. He says coming back to Huntington was an easy decision.

Shepherd’s Pantry to distribute

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry, in Andrews, will hold a food distribution on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon at 67 N. Snowden St., in Andrews.  

No appointment is necessary. Food is available on a first come, first served basis. 

Purdue Extension to offer childcare training

Purdue Extension will offer a training for childcare and preschool providers on Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Purdue Extension educators from northeast Indiana will present workshops from the “I am Moving I am Learning” curriculum. These research-based programs will allow participants to earn four hours of education towards their Paths to Quality certification.

Programs focus on school readiness, increasing activity and movement, child development and healthy eating.

HCCSC schools get ‘B’ grade from state

The Indiana Department of Education continues to release information about the performance of the state’s schools, announcing last week the letter grades it has given each school corporation and the graduation rates of each high school.

The Huntington County Community School Corporation received a grade of B for 2016.

Monarch specialist


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Flint Springs Elementary School fifth grader Gloria Friesen speaks authoritatively to the Huntington County School Corporation Board of School Trustees during the board’s Jan. 9 meeting about the school’s recent monarch butterfly project. The students in teacher John Stoffel’s class cultivated monarch cocoons and caterpillars, studied the butterflies’ habits and made a monarch “way station” as part of the project.

Next Salamonie Senior Lunch set for Feb. 6

The next Salamonie Senior Luncheon will be held on Monday, Feb. 6.

The featured speakers will be avid winter campers John and Boo Salb. They will share some of their experiences and show some equipment needed for cold weather tent camping.

The program begins with a carry-in meal at noon at the Salamonie Interpretive Center. A main dish of lasagna will be provided. Guests are asked to bring a side dish to share and their own table service. A small donation will be accepted.

Students earn recognition for academic achievement at HNHS

Huntington North High School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the first semester of the 2016-17 school year.

They are:

All A’s
Grade 9 – Hailey Alford, Autumn Anderson, Grace Asher, Elizabeth Bercik, Logan Bolding, Alyssa Brinkman, Nathaniel Burns, Maitlyn Christman, Emily Daas, Grace Dimond, Ashley Dorsett, Bayleigh Double, Kodi Douglass, Aleah Eckert, Elijah Eckert, Chloe Feltner, Ashlynn Foster, Jordan Hofmann, Allison Jennings, Brandon Kem, Hannah Lehman, Clara Lesperance, Karissa Marley and Layla Martz.

HCS names perfect att. for second quarter

Huntington Catholic School has honored students who achieved perfect attendance during the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year.

They are:

Kindergarten – Ethan Fowerbaugh, Evalyn Dolby and Rilynne Lewis.

First grade – Steven Ball, Rebecca Barnard, Claire Fettinger and Genevieve Harrell.

Second grade – Zariah Tinoco and Xaver Tinoco.

Fourth grade – Lillian Brumbaugh, Penelope Harrell, Augustus Kline, Grant Rosen, Samantha Stetzel, Justin Teusch and Garrett Thomas.

Fifth grade – Adam Holzinger, Jax Mickley and Ellen Rorick.

Robin, Kevin Lipp retire from Rivergreen complex

Biggs Property Management, Decatur, has announced the retirement of Robin and Kevin Lipp from the Rivergreen Apartments, located at 1405 Garfield St., in Huntington.

The husband and wife team served as property manager and maintenance technician for 10 years.

Robin Lipp runs her own business, The Grand Sweet Shop, and will continue the venture.

Three celebrate anniversaries at PHD

PHD employees celebrating service anniversaries are (from left) Steve Esterhai, Bill Bannister and Troy Weinley.
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PHD, Inc. in Huntington has recognized several employees on their service anniversaries up in January.

Steve Esterhai will have 30 years of service with PHD on Jan. 19. He is a senior planner/expeditor at the Huntington facility.

Bill Bannister will have 40 years of service with PHD on Jan. 12. He is a fixture/designer supervisor at the Huntington facility.

Troy Weinley will have 30 years of service with PHD on Jan. 14. He is a quality supervisor in the Huntington facility.

UW accepting grant applications

The United Way of Huntington County is now accepting applications from all 501(c)(3) organizations that serve Huntington County and who have a role to play in enhancing the life for all in Huntington County in the areas of educational, health and wellness and financial stability.

This is an annual, open and competitive process where funds are allocated toward one or more of the areas. Each organization must be able to demonstrate how it plans to connect in the goals that were established by the community through ongoing conversation.

Gethsemane Food Pantry to distribute

The Gethsemane Ministry Food Pantry will have a food give-away Thursday, Jan. 19, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Those wishing to receive food must bring a photo ID.

The church is located at 2231 Hartman St., in Huntington.

ADTPL begins new reading program

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library is inviting families to warm up this winter by reading together during the “Make Tracks and Read!” program, which runs through Feb. 25.

Families record the amount of time they spend reading, individually or together. Reading aloud to each other counts double.

Every hour spent reading earns the family a mini prize and a ticket for a chance to win one of the grand prize baskets. Prize tickets can also be earned by attending library programs and enjoying other family activities.

4-H calendar set for week of Jan. 16

The Huntington County office of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service has announced this week’s 4-H activities.

They include:

Monday, Jan. 16

Office closed.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Canine Capers 4-H Club, 6 p.m., Community Building, Huntington County Fairgrounds.
4-Leaf Clovers 4-H Club, 7p.m., Lahr home.
Fair Board, 7 p.m., Huntington County Courthouse Annex.
T-Bone and Pork Chop 4-H clubs, 6:30 p.m., Salamonie School gym.

Thursday, Jan. 19

Y to hold beer tasting fund-raiser

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA will host a “Raise A Glass” beer tasting fund-raiser on Jan. 28, to benefit its programs and services in the community.

The event will feature 12 different locally-crafted beers produced by members of the Huntington Beer Collective, some of them available to the public for the first time.

Registration for the event will feature tastings of a dozen different brews, including ales, India pale ales, stouts, porters and more.

Science series to begin at Extension

A six-session “Science Investigators” series will begin March 28, at the Huntington County office of Purdue Extension.

The series is open to current 4-H members as well as non-members in grades six through eight. They will take part in hands-on activities, challenges and opportunities to have fun with science.

Sessions will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Extension office, located in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex, 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington. The fee includes all supplies and materials.

Huntington-based Shuttleworth celebrating 55 years in business

Jim Shuttleworth
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Huntington-based Shuttleworth LLC, a manufacturer of product handling solutions, is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year.

Shuttleworth has grown from a small machinery company to an internationally recognized supplier of integrated conveyor systems.

The company opened its doors in 1962 when founder Jim Shuttleworth purchased the machinery portion of the company owned by his father, Charles Shuttleworth, and moved the operations to Huntington.

Lincoln Elem. honors perfect attendance students

Lincoln Elementary School has honored students who achieved perfect attendance during the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year.

They are:

Kindergarten – Adison Allen, Lillian Bowers, Blake Buckland, Jaxton Buzzard, Cheyanne Carpenter, Keegan Cohen, Delaney Finley, Ezra Haupert, Madilyn Hicks, Ryleigh Jones, Damien Jordan, Khourtnee Lucas, Rylan Powell, Bryden Ricker and Ava Wiley.

First grade – Shawn Borgman, Kory Boxell, Ethan McCoart Mandrell and Kyler Stallings.

Riverview MS announces 2Q honor roll students

Riverview Middle Sch-ool has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year.

They are:

All A’s

Eighth grade – Jordan Asher, Julia Baker, Barrett Barscz, Kennady Chapin, Lillian Clanin, Julian Fletcher, Adalyn Harvey, Joseph Kibellus, Sara Lacey, Miranda Lippe, Garrett Palmer, Maggie Park, Audrey Rice, Beverly Rowley, Matthew Schn-epp, Myla Tackett, Hudson Winters and Zach Zehner.

Winner bees


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The winner of the recent Northwest Elementary School 2017 Spelling Bee is Macyn Hostetler (left). Caleb Skiles (right) finished second.

Flint Springs announces second quarter honor roll

Flint Springs Elementary School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year.

They are:

All A’s
Third grade – Claire Beeks, Gavin Crago, Ella Dunnuck, Kendall Foerman, Jozaphine Nieman, Miley Osborne and Landen Pearson.

Fourth grade – Preston Campbell, Gabby Betterly, Brookelynn Buzzard, Emma Daugherty, Caleb Kauffman, Marissa LeMar, Serenidy Mitchem, Izabella Nieman, Elijah Oswald, Jason Teusch, Madalynn Wellman and Aubrey Wiegmann.

Salamonie recognizes students for excellent grades

Salamonie School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year.

They are:

All A’s
Fifth grade – Rehgyn Brooks, Asher Chipchosky, Jay Clampitt, Tessa Maul, Lonna Patrick, Ava Poulson, Brooklyn Scalf and Blake Sheward.

Fourth grade – Jackson Barlow, Brenna Cady, Evan Clabaugh, Cole Eltzroth, Javin Gray, Lily Hall, Kayda Newman, Braylyn Pelphrey, Jonah Renkenberger, Molly Schindler, Lola Smith and Maleah Warpup.

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