Community

Presenting the colors

Several members of Boy Scout Troop 130, of Huntington, presented the colors for the Pacers game on Feb. 11 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, in Indianapolis. Scouts are (from left) Logan Murray, Jared Cartwright, Jacob Worsham, Braden Wine, Issac Gordan, Jackson LeMar and Noah Bruce. Adult leaders (back, from left) are Jeff Cartwright and Eric Bruce.

HCCSC to meet in executive session

The Huntington County Community School Corporation’s board of trustees will meet in executive session on Monday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Horace Mann Education Center.

The purpose of the meeting is in respect to an individual over whom the governing body has jurisdiction, with the subject being to receive information concerning the individual’s alleged misconduct.

Master gardeners discuss bee-keeping

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will hold a public forum on Wednesday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library’s Huntington Branch Conference Room.

Dan Juergens, a local business owner, will present a program on beekeeping.  Juergens started raising bees two years ago. He will share tips with individuals in the community interested in establishing beehives.

The Huntington branch is located at 255 W. Park Drive, in Huntington.  To make a reservation call the Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office at 358-4826.

‘Paws to Read’ returns to HCTPL

The Huntington and Markle libraries will kick off this spring’s Paws to Read sessions in March.

The Huntington library will have sessions each Saturday morning, where children who are learning to read can practice, judgment free, with a registered therapy dog.

The Markle library’s sessions will be March 11 and 18, as well as April 1 and 22.

All sessions at both libraries require registration; call the Youth Services desk in Huntington at 356-0824 or the Information Desk at Markle at 758-3332 to register a child.

Workshop teaches INSPIRE website

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will host a workshop for those using the INSPIRE website Thursday, March 9, at 2 p.m. at its Huntington branch.

All Indiana residents have access to INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Online Library.

INSPIRE is a collection of online academic and other information resources, full-text magazine and journal articles, websites, pamphlets, images, almanacs, full-text historic newspapers, multimedia, library catalogs and more.

Huntington. library to host Daddy/Daughter Hair Fair

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will hold a Daddy/Daughter Hair Fair on Saturday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at its Huntington branch.

All dads and daughters are invited, as well as moms and sons and anyone else who wants to learn more about styling their young child’s hair.

Basic hairstyles including ponytails, buns and braids will be covered and practiced. Hair care tips will be offered for a variety of hair types.

Registration is not required, but those who plan to attend must bring their own hairbrush as this is a workshop involving participation.

10 from county earn writing competition honors

Ten Huntington County students at Canterbury Middle and High School, in Fort Wayne, earned awards in the Scholastic Writing competition for northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio.

Those earning Gold Keys and advancing to the national competition were:

• Shafer Garrett, a senior from Huntington, for a personal essay/memoir, “My Community.” Garrett also won a Silver Key for a short story, “Dream-Trak.”

Good Citizen


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Alice Stickler(left) , Good Citizen chairman for the Samuel Huntington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, presents the chapter’s 2016-17 Good Citizen Award to Bethany JoAnn Brunner (center). With them is Brunner’s mother, Sarah Brunner.

Huntington County Extension Office announces 4-H events

This week’s Huntington County 4-H activities include:

Monday, Feb. 20

Presidents Day; office closed.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Canine Capers 4-H Club, 6 p.m., First Federal Community Building, Huntington County Fairgrounds.

T-Bone and Pork Chop 4-H clubs, 6:30 p.m., Salamonie Elementary School gym.

Fair Board, 7 p.m., Huntington County Courthouse Annex.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Champion Achievers 4-H Club, 6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s First Community Church.

Two locals earn dean’s list at University of Kentucky

Two students from Huntington County were among a record number of students who earned a spot on the University of Kentucky dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester.

Erin Leigh Rethlake, of Huntington, a junior studying special education-moderate/severe disabilities and Kevin Frebel, of Roanoke, a freshman studying pre-mechanical engineering, were recognized for their outstanding performance.

Annual Huntington County 4-H Benefit Auction set for Saturday

Supporters of the Huntington County 4-H program can enjoy a pork chop dinner, bid on a variety of products and services donated by local businesses and bid on the chance to sponsor livestock shows and other events taking place during this summer’s Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Scaffolding taken down


Photo by Steve Clark.

Sam Campbell (left), of Quality Masonry Company, hands a section of scaffolding down to coworker Aaron Conley at the Jefferson Street entrance to the Huntington County Courthouse, in Huntington, on Thursday, Feb. 16. Up for nearly two years, the scaffolding was finally taken down as courthouse repairs, which focused on the reinforcement of decorative brackets and other structural issues, have finished.

Pathfinder selling fund-raiser booklets

Pathfinder Services is selling Carson’s Community Days coupon booklets as a fund-raiser for the non-profit agency.

The booklets include discounts and coupons that can be used at any Carson’s store in the United States Feb. 23 through Feb. 27. Some coupons can also be used online.

All proceeds from the sale of the coupon books go to Pathfinder Services.

HNHS students sweep regional SkillsUSA contest

Huntington North High School precision machining students celebrate their awards at the Regional SkillsUSA competition in competition held Saturday, Feb. 11, at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast. Pictured (from left) are Ben Bentz, Jayson Bailey, Jayson Mote, Jarrett Rennaker, Corbin Landrum, Michael Okuly and Blake West.
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Huntington North High School precision machining students swept the Regional SkillsUSA com- petition on Saturday, Feb. 11, at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast.

Seven HNHS students who earned top placings in the regional event will advance to the state SkillsUSA competition on April 21 and 22.
Competition results are:

Precision Machining Competition — first place, Jayson Mote; second place, Ben Bentz; third place, Michael Okuly; and fifth place, Jarrett Rennaker.

Radio group to meet Feb. 27 at Cafe of Hope

The Huntington County Amateur Radio Society will meet on Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Café of Hope, on East State Street, in Huntington.

The meeting is open to the public, especially those interested in becoming an amateur radio operator or learning more about the hobby.

Friends


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Adriana Geiger (left) and Aaron Foster, first-graders at Roanoke Elementary School, make friendship bracelets during a class Valentine’s Day party on Tuesday, Feb. 14. During the party, students moved from table to table to take part in different activities.

Warren students participate in cancer fund-raiser

Willy Macedo (front) was named 2017 Big Man on Campus in a Trine University fund-raiser for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer. Additional participants were (back, from left) Cody Reer, Adam Miller,  Jeff Bowman, Warren resident and third place finisher Braydon Poulson, O’Shea Owens, Warren resident and second place finisher Cam Buzzard and Victor Riedman.
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Cameron Buzzard and Braydon Poulson, both of Warren, were among the eight male students at Trine University, in Angola, who took part in the 17th annual Big Man On Campus event at the university.

The event included a pageant that took place on Feb. 10, at the end of a week of activities sponsored by Trine University’s chapter of Theta Phi Alpha sorority. It raised more than $11,000 for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, more than twice the amount raised last year.

Circus essay winners


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The Huntington County Shrine Club held a dinner at Nick’s Country Café on Feb. 15 to honor the three grand prize winners from its circus essay contest. The Shrine Club treated all Huntington County third-graders to a trip to the Shrine Circus in Fort Wayne in January, then invited the students to write essays describing what they enjoyed about the circus. The best essay from each class was sent to the Shrine Club, which selected the three grand prize winners.

HU Foundation to host economic update during March 8 breakfast

The Huntington University Foundation breakfast on March 8 will provide an economic update for Huntington County and its surrounding counties.

Mark Wickersham, executive director of Huntington County Economic Development, will present an overview of economic development and facilitate a more comprehensive discussion led by Mayor Brooks Fetters and County Commissioner Tom Wall.

Fetters will touch on the Regional Cities Initiative and Wall will expand on county economic development.

Foundation seeks nominations for health award

Members of the community are invited to nominate individuals, groups or organizations for the Dr. R.B. Peare and Dr. John B. Kay Excellence in Health Care award.

The honor will recognize significant and lasting contributions to the advancement of health care in Huntington County. The award is named in memory of two Huntington physicians who were instrumental in advancing health services locally and in establishing the current Parkview Huntington Hospital.

The award will be presented during the sixth annual Parkview Huntington Community Gala on April 29.

Blood drives scheduled during Red Cross Month

During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to join in its lifesaving mission by giving blood.

Since 1943, every U.S. president has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world.

Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and bring hope to people facing emergencies.

Donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed to help those relying on blood products.

Making snow


Photo by Steve Clark.

Brothers Lucas (left) and Graison Sexton enjoying mixing up some “Antarctic snow” made of ivory soap, toilet paper and water for penguin figurines at Penguin Play, a youth event at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 18.

STEAM-a-thon activity


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Lincoln Elementary School student Isaac Stratton creates a design of plastic gears on Friday evening, Feb. 17, as activities from Science Central wrapped up Lincoln's week-long STEAM-a-thon, an event of science, technology, engineering, arts and math designed to create awareness of the school's fund-raising drive in place of raising funds by selling candy, cookie dough or wrapping paper.

Daddy-daughter dance -- first night


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Jeffrey Couch (left) and his niece, Korinne Hendricks, share a dance on Friday evening, Feb. 17, at the first of three nights of daddy-daughter dances sponsored by the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department and held at the iAB financial bank Heritage Hall. The theme of the dances was "Masquerade Ball," and participants -- girls and their fathers, uncles, grandfathers and other significant men in their lives -- danced to a deejay, enjoyed refreshments and had their pictures taken in a photo booth.

Metro Kiwanis recognize pair of HCS eighth-graders recently

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis Outstanding Eighth Graders from Huntington Catholic School are Seth Scheiber and Grace Bryant.  Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Jim Dinius, past Kiwanis lieutenant governor; Scheiber, Bryant and Derek Boone, principal at Huntington Catholic.
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The Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized two of Huntington Catholic School’s outstanding eighth-graders on Monday, Jan. 30.

Grace Bryant and Seth Scheiber were selected for the honor by the Huntington Catholic’s eighth grade staff for their accomplishments and scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship, character-building activities, faith, extra-curricular achievement and leadership.

Derek Boone, principal of Huntington Catholic, introduced Bryant, daughter of Mark and Sherry Bryant, and Scheiber, son of Bill and Susan Scheiber.

Pair from Huntington County earn fall semester dean’s list at DePauw

Samantha Witt, a senior from Huntington, and Suzanne Peters, a sophomore from Roanoke, have been named to the dean ‘s list at DePauw University for the fall semester of 2016.

The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Rotary seeks applicants for leadership camp

The Rotary Club of Huntington is searching for candidates to attend its 31st annual District 6540 Rotary Youth Leadership Award Camp at Camp Tecumseh YMCA Outdoor Center, in Brookston.
The camp will take place from April 21 through 23, 2017.

Cindy Krumanaker, lo-cal committee chair, said that participants will be selected from among students in their sophomore or junior years in high school who have exhibited leadership abilities in school, church, extracurricular or community activities.

Thomas Brown wins Huntington University history award


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Thomas Brown, a Huntington University senior from Muncie, has been awarded the university’s 2017 S.G. Whittle Johnston Memorial Award in History.

The award, presented Feb. 6 by the HU History and Political Science Department, recognizes a junior or senior history major who submits the most outstanding work of original scholarship.

Boxcar Children take up residence at Warren’s Pulse beginning on Feb. 24

The Boxcar Children in the Pulse Opera House play of the same name are (from left) Ean McIntosh as Henry, Brenner Newsom as Benny, Hannah DuBois as Jessie and Ava DuBois as Violet.
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The Depression-era tales of “The Boxcar Children” come to the stage of the Pulse Opera House, in Warren, Feb. 24 through March 12.

The play follows the Alden children, orphaned and in danger of being sent to different foster homes, as they run away and make their home in an abandoned railroad boxcar. Pursued by authorities and a mysterious stranger, the children discover the rewards and perils of life on the run, as well as the joy of keeping family together.

Lions fish fry is Friday

The Roanoke Lions Club is hosting an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday, Feb. 17, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 160.
The American Legion is located 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke.

Presale tickets are available at a discount.

Tickets will also be available at the door.                         

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