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Warning from ‘Mr. Bac’


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

As 4-H Youth Development Educator Rae Ann O’Neill (at top right) talks, 4-H Junior Leader Zachary Rice (at left) and “Mr. Bac” (short for Bacteria) illustrate the benefits of washing your hands to kids in the mini 4-H day camp held Thursday, June 14, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Kids also learned about first aid, fire safety, different 4-H projects they might like and other topics during the daylong camp.

‘Power Lab’ coming to Trinity United Methodist

A summer youth event called Power Lab will be hosted at Trinity United Methodist Church from Monday, June 25, to Thursday, June 28.

Power Lab is for youth from 4 years old to fourth grade and will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day.

At Power Lab, kids will participate in Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play teamwork-building games and discover scientific crafts, aimed at reminding them to trust God, say church officials.

Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.

Salamonie Lake celebrates Christmas in July, Smokey’s birthday

Celebrate Christmas in July and Smokey Bear’s birthday with games, food, a parade, live music, campsite decorating and more at Salamonie Lake on July 28 and 29.

On Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., participants can chow down on pancakes and sausage prepared by the Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. Donations will be accepted.

Swan St. Lincoln reunion announced

The seventh Swan Street Lincoln Grade School reunion will be held Saturday, July 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the new Lincoln School Building, 2037 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

The reunion is for everyone who went to Lincoln School when it was located on Swan Street.

Those attending the reunion are urged to bring pictures and any items they may have to share from their years at Lincoln. A pitch-in lunch featuring Kentucky Fried Chicken will be served. Bring crock-pot food; there are plenty of plug-ins but no kitchen. Table service will be provided.

Relay for Life donation


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The JJ’s Convenience Stores and JJ Java participated in the recent Huntington County Relay for Life as a Spirit Team. They presented a check to Vickie and Mark Kiefer, event chairs for $1,975. Pictured are (from left) Tracey Carter, JJ’s manager at West Park Drive; Barb Rupley, JJ’s manager at Guilford St.; Megan Reckelhoff and Nick Stanley, JJ’s owners; Heather Bowers, JJ’s top fund-raiser; Courtney Randall, JJ’s manager at Old 24; and the Kiefers.

HU’s Hernandez is new president of CELEA

Shoshannah Hernandez
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Huntington University has announced that Shoshannah Hernandez, director of the Institute for TESOL Studies/Associate Director of Global Studies, has been elected president for the Christian English Language Educators Association (CELEA).

CELEA is an association for individuals who have a common interest in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and who share a common belief in Jesus Christ. The association has enabled Hernandez to find fellowship within her field and see a greater vision for Christians in TESOL.

Learning how to float


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Xavier Slee, 3, of Huntington, gets a little help from swimming instructor Marissa Koons during a swimming lesson Wednesday, June 13, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Xavier is the son of Greg and Katie Slee.

Video visit with clean water group in Africa postponed to June 28

A video visit with the head of an organization that helps provide wells and clean water in Africa has been postponed.

Lancaster Elementary School first-grade teacher Jeanne Paff says Georgie Badiel is unable to attend a planned Skype session initially set for June 20. The Skype session has been changed to Thursday, June 28, at 6 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington. The public is invited to attend the session.

HNHS announces 2nd semester honor roll

Huntington North High School has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the second semester of the 2017-18 school year.

All A’s
Grade 9
Julia Baker, Barrett Barscz, Emily Crist, Cole Davidson, Grace Driscoll, Melody Glassburn, Adalyn Harvey, Dylinn Hertel, Ashley Higgins, Vivian Hill, Lindsey Hunt, Joseph Kibellus, Grace Lacey, Evelyn Lee, Maddison Levy, Ian Lindsey, Miranda Lippe, Anna Manry and Brinleigh Myers.

Day camp fun

Ava Goodpasture, 8, plays with a “geo board” during the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA summer day camp for kindergarten through sixth graders Wednesday, June 13. Kids at the camp get the opportunity to play, swim and make crafts while school is not in session.

Plat book answers questions of who owns what

Who owns Huntington County?

Thousands of people have a piece of it, and they are listed in the new plat book published by the Huntington County Soil & Water Conservation District with Mapping Solutions.

The 2018 book is available for purchase at the county SWCD office, located at 2040 Riverfork Drive in Huntington.

For more information contact their office at 356-6816 extension 3.  

Library to host pub-style trivia night at the Berg

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will host a night of pub-style trivia at the Berg Ale Haus Monday, June 25, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Teams of two and up to six adults are welcome, and will compete against other teams on a variety of topics in the traditional style of pub trivia - questions asked in a series of rounds with varying point values. Prizes will be awarded to the top three placing teams at the end of the night.

Top bookmark artist


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Izabella Nieman, winner of the Huntington City-Township Public Library’s annual bookmark design contest, shows off her prize. Winners received a candy bar and 25 copies of their bookmark design. The theme for this year’s design contest was “Find Your Beat,“ which corresponds with the library’s summer reading program. Winners not pictured are Kara Hobbs, Keturah Ellenberger, Zoey Njeri and Markle branch winner Anna Clampitt.

Luers Class of 2018 graduates


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Huntington County students celebrate their graduation from Bishop Luers High School, in Fort Wayne, on May 25. They are (from left) Garrett Scheiber, Rees Zay, Gabrielle Linker, Ben Blomeke and Isiah Fettinger.

Local woman graduates from Florida Gulf Coast

Kelsey Smart, of Huntington, recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a DPT from the Marieb College of Health & Human Services.

The university is located in Fort Myers, FL.

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