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Sign of spring


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Debra Stallsmith, a member of Parkview Huntington Hospital's housekeeping department, helps Riley Fritcha and Jessica Birkle plant spring flowers during an Earth Day visit by hospital employees at Pathfinder Kids Kampus. The PHH employees spoke to the children about the importance of recycling and showed them crafts made out of recycled materials. They also planted flowers that each child could take home.

 

Huntington Genealogy Society to hear about Indianapolis Metroplex at May 1 meeting at local library

The Huntington Genealogy Society will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, May 1, at 7 p.m., in the Indiana Room at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

This month's speaker, Ron Darrah, will give a presentation titled "Researching the Indianapolis Metroplex."

The public is invited to attend.

 

 

More sandbags


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (left) shovels sand into a bag held by John R. Eddingfield on Wednesday, April 24, in the show arena at Hier's Park. The sandbags were being filled for use by area residents who were in danger of being flooded after a second round of rain hit the area early this week. Anyone who picked up sandbags to use at their homes or businesses either over the weekend or during the week does not need to return them, says Max Kaylor, head of the Huntington Response Team.

 

Pathfinder recognizes tax prep vols


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Pathfinder Community Connections honored the 26 volunteers who participated in its free tax preparation program during an appreciation dinner on April 22 in the Habecker Dining Commons on the Huntington University campus.

The volunteers donated 1,170 hours to prepare 1,051 tax returns for 296 families free of charge, said Beth Stevens, family self sufficiency coordinator for Pathfinder Community Connections. The families received refunds totaling more than $1.5 million, including $529,977 in earned income tax credits.

 

Extension lists 4-H calendar for upcoming week

Purdue University Cooperative Extension - Huntington County office announces its upcoming calendar:

Monday, April 29

• 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Junior Leader fund-raiser. Pizza Hut.

• 6 p.m. - Bowling. Rainbow Lanes.

• 6 p.m. - Archery. Community Building, Hier's Park.

• 7 p.m. - T-Bone. Salamonie School gym.

Tuesday, April 30
• 6 p.m. - Rifle. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

• 6:30 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.

Wednesday, May 1

 

Just in case


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Volunteer Allan Wilson adds a sandbag to a pile being assembled in the show arena at Hier's Park on Wednesday, April 24. Wilson was among a group of teens who volunteered through the Youth Services Bureau. Volunteers, mainly from the Huntington Response team, filled thousands of sandbags for residents to use during flooding last weekend and returned on Wednesday to fill more sandbags in case the second round of rain caused more flooding. Anyone who used sandbags does not need to return them.

 

Swan Street Lincoln to have reunion

Anyone who attended Lincoln School while it was located on Swan Street, in Huntington, is invited to attend a reunion on Saturday, June 1, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

Those attending are asked to bring pictures and any other items from their years at Lincoln.

They should also bring desserts and snacks. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed. Bottled water and table service will be provided.

 

 

Huntington University students to perform final recital of year May 8

The Huntington University Department of Music will present the final All-Area Music Student Recital of the 2012-13 academic year on May 8 at 4 p.m.

The recital will take place in the Longaker Recital Hall inside the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The recital will feature a variety of music majors and minors in vocal and instrumental solo or chamber music performances.

The recital is free and open to the public.

 

 

Pulse Opera House singers to present ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ in May


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The Pulse Opera House, in Warren, will present "Some Enchanted Eve- ning" in May.

The Pulse Opera House has assembled a cast of singers including Brittany Davis, of Hartford City; Barry Jamison and Debi Sackett, both of Warren; Amanda Shull, of Wabash; and Ralph Tuttle, of Fort Wayne. They will be accompanied by Sue Nunemaker, of Huntington, and Karen and Elwood Karchner, of Warren.

The evening will include popular selections from "South Pacific," "The Sound of Music," "Flower Drum Song," "Carousel," "Cinderella," "The King and I" and "Oklahoma."

 

Students earn cookies


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Chrystle Shake, assistant manager of Subway in Roanoke, waits for second-grader Aric Hosler to pick out his cookies after Shake brought in the treats for Roanoke Elementary School students in second grade who passed a level in the Math Magician computer game. Students who passed five levels received a coupon for a free meal.

 

Crafty Scouts


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Rebecca White and Claire Eckert, members of Girl Scout Troop 20299 at Huntington Catholic School, put together a project for the school’s Run for the Rams benefit dinner and auction, which will be held May 11 at the PAL Club. Several Girl Scout troops have donated projects and Girl Scout cookie baskets for the event. For more information about Girl Scouts, call Belinda Cotton at 419-210-4190.

 

Car, bike show set for May 11

Maurices in Huntington will be hosting a car and bike show on May 11, starting at 11 a.m. at Central Christian Church.

The event is a fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society.

Registration runs from 11 a.m. to noon and awards will be presented at 4 p.m.

Awards include Top 20, Best of Car & Bike, Club Participation and Maurices Choice.

There will also be a silent auction, games for youth, music and food provided by Big Ed's Dogs, of Muncie.

 

Grants for DNR field trips available

Educators interested in students, grades K-12, on field trips to an Indiana state park or reservoir in the 2013-2014 school year can receive financial help through a new program of the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation.

The "Discovering the Outdoors Field Trip Grant Program" is for public, private, parochial or home-school educators.

The fund was established in memory of Tom Huck, a long-time DNR employee who was an ardent supporter of outdoor experiences for children.

 

Fairchild, Ditzler earn Northwest scholarships


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Malina Fairchild and Marie Ditzler, both seniors at Huntington North High School, have each been awarded a $500 scholarship by the Northwest Elementary School PTO.

Fairchild, the daughter of Mark and Darlene Fairchild, attended Northwest Elementary School for five years.

At HNHS, she participated in Jazz Band, Pep Band, track and field, tennis, Art Club, Camera Club and Drama Club. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has worked on the school office and served as a math tutor.

Fairchild plans to study linguistics at Huntington University.

 

Red Cross board


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The new board of directors of the Huntington County Chapter of the American Red Cross includes (front row from left) Secretary Jodi Kilty, Nancy Poulson, Program Specialist Vickie Ellis and (back row from left) Chairman Tim Allen, Scott Amburgey, Brandon Taylor and Vice Chairman Michael Howell.

 

Plant a seed and watch it grow


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

At Salamonie Reservoir's Interpretive Center, Master Gardener Gary Hiatt (left) helps preschool visitors (center) Ceaten Brubaker and Charlie Close plant seeds at the front of the building. The seed planting was part of the Interpretive Center's preschool program, "Green and Growing." During the session, Huntington's Master Gardeners taught students how to plant seeds and recognize wildflowers.

 

Lancaster alum b’quet is May 18

The Lancaster High School (Huntington County) Alumni Banquet for all graduates, former students and teachers will be held on May 18 at the Lancaster Elementary School gymnasium.

Registration will begin at 5 p.m. and the banquet will begin at 6 p.m. Fellowship and entertainment will follow at 7 p.m. Entertainment will be "Oldies but Goodies."

Honored classes will be 1933, 1943, 1953 and 1963.

Advance reservations are required for the event, and there is a charge per person attending.

 

Andrews scholarships to Geideman, Miller


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Cheyanne Geideman and Kalvin Miller have been selected as the recipients of Andrews Elementary School's Jason Harlan and Brandon Wilburn Memorial Scholarships.

The scholarship is sponsored by the Andrews PTO to recognize students who previously attended Andrews Elementary. Each winner will receive a one-time $500 scholarship.

Both Geideman and Miller are seniors at Huntington North High School.

Geideman, the daughter of Mona and Scott Geideman, plans to pursue a psychology degree from Purdue University.

 

Teens on the Town group to travel to Putt Putt Golf in Fort Wayne May 4

Teens on the Town, a Pathfinder Community Supports program, will be going to Putt Putt Golf and Games in Fort Wayne on, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Teens on the Town program focuses on teens with intellectual disabilities, ages 13 through high school graduation, who are currently attending special needs programs at the middle and high school level.
Supervision and assistance is provided for all participants as needed.

 

New president


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kathy Zeissig (left), outgoing president of the Huntington County Extension Homemakers, hands off the gavel to Nancy Poulson (center), incoming president, in the presence of Cricket Brown, state president of the Indiana Homemakers Extension Association, on Tuesday, April 23, at Evangelical United Methodist Church, in Huntington. The new officers were installed during the organization's annual Achievement Day.

 

Volunteers honored


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Volunteers in the Associated Churches of Huntington County's By The Book program were recognized for their work at the association's appreciation program on Tuesday, April 23, at St. Peter's First Community Church, in Huntington. Honorees are (front row from left) Debra Waldron, Janet Finton, Nancy Beaver and (back row from left) Jodi Scheiber, Karen Humbarger, Cindy Lund, Barb Ables and Billy Ables. Not pictured are Dale Boreland, Mindi Herstad, Kathy Hollowell, Jason Little and Rachela Worsham.

 

Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive is May 3-4

Monsignor Dillon Council of the Knights of Columbus, Huntington, will conduct its Tootsie Roll Drive on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members will be stationed at the intersections of MacGahn and North Jefferson streets, downtown, North Jefferson and Market streets and South Jefferson Street and Etna Avenue.
Donations will also be accepted at Owen's Supermarket on Friday, May 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

ABWA sets drive for members

Forks of the Wabash Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) will hold its annual membership drive on Thursday, May 9, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Café of Hope, located at Life Church, 950 E. State St., Huntington.

Refreshments will be served and one guest will win a door prize.

Reservations are requested but are not required. To make a reservation, call Dianne Shaw at 358-7646.

 

 

Roth to be honored at open house

A retirement open house for Paul Roth, retiring principal of Roanoke Elementary School, will be held on May 28 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Roanoke Elementary School gym.

The community is invited to join the celebration of Roth's 31 years as principal of Roanoke Elementary.

 

 

Lesson on shapes


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Aide Mary Jane Pratt (left) and Ava Leist practice recognizing shapes during Huntington Catholic School's kindergarten orientation session on Thursday, April 25. Leist and other children visited the school to get a feel for what they will learn in kindergarten.

 

Burson, Hacker named to education honor society

Two local residents were inducted into Huntington University's Omega Psi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi.

Ashley Burson and Anne Hacker were two of 15 students inducted during a ceremony on April 16.

Burson is a senior elementary education major from Roanoke.
Hacker is a sophomore elementary and special education major from Huntington.

Kappa Delta Pi is the international honor society in education. Education majors who are at least second semester sophomores and whose overall grade point average is at least a 3.5 are eligible for membership in Kappa Delta Pi.

 

Learning about food


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Students from Son Grown preschool take a tour of the Owen's North deli counter as part of a field trip to the store. The preschool took the trip during their study of food and nutrition.

 

Historical Society to lead festival bus tours

The Huntington County Historical Society will hold during Huntington Heritage Days.

The tours will be conducted on Saturday, June 22. Three tours will be offered at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. The tours will include the historic railroads, local businesses and other items of interest in that area.

There will be a charge for the tours. More information is available at the museum.

The Huntington County Historical Museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is 356-7264.

 

 

Jr. Leaders to hold benefit

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leaders will be working at Pizza Hut in Huntington on Monday, April 29, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a fund-raiser event.

They will be serving as hosts and waiters along with bussing tables, serving drinks and assisting with the salad bar.  Money raised from the event will be used for community service projects throughout the year, including Adopt-a-Family in December and making Valentine's Day cards and care packs.

 

Four HNHS seniors earn scholarships from Roanoke PTO


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The Roanoke Elementary School PTO has awarded scholarships to Morgan Goetz, Olivia Ely, Noah Reed and Michael Winans.

All four are seniors at Huntington North High School.

Goetz is a member of Varsity Singers, Campus Life, Catch Phrase Club and National Honor Society. She serves as manager for the girls' cross country team. She is the daughter of Ronald and Julie Goetz.

Goetz plans to study accounting at Anderson University this fall.

 

Bubble time


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Renee Peterson, a Brownie Girl Scout from Huntington Catholic School Girl Scout Troop 20299, uses a homemade bubble solution and bubble wand to blow bubbles while working on her home scientist badge. Registrations for 2013-14 are now being accepted. To find a troop, call Belinda Cotton at 419-210-4190.

 

Skater girls


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Girl Scouts from Huntington and Wabash counties hosted a "girls only" skate at West Park Skate on March 27. More than 100 girls attended, including (from left) Ella Mettler, Alivia Shockley, Allie Campbell, Jade Lewis and an unidentified guest. Registrations are currently being accepted for Camp Holenbucket, the Girl Scout summer camp in Huntington, and girls don't have to be currently registered with a troop to participate. For more information about the camp, call Sara Schnepp at 356-4356.

 

Making a donation


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Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (right) purchases two Buddy Poppies from Susie Draper, Lady Auxiliary Buddy Poppy chairman. The "sale" was made during a Buddy Proclamation ceremony, held on Wednesday, April 24, at the VFW Post 2689. Also pictured are (from left) Tim Black, junior vice commander; Mike Harrell, Buddy Poppy chairman and Rick Stell, senior vice commander.

 

ABWA to host seminar

Forks of the Wabash Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) will present a seminar on "Strengthening Professional Communication skills" on Wednesday, May 15, from noon to 3 p.m.

The seminar will be held at Habecker Dining Commons on the Huntington University campus.

The seminar will be presented by Elizabeth Nulf MacDonald, corporate communication coach and founder of The Verbal Edge.

Lunch is included in the cost of the seminar.

For information about the seminar, call Dianne Shaw at 358-7646 or Jean Wright at 356-7425.

 

Korean War vets to meet

The next monthly meeting of the Korean War Veterans Association, Indiana Chapter One, is May 11 at 10 a.m.

The meeting will be held at the Eagles Lodge 248, in Fort Wayne.

Lunch will be served following the meeting.

The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on May 25 on Parnell Street in Fort Wayne, starting at 11 a.m.

The chapter will also hold a program on May 27 at its Memorial Shrine on O'Day Road in Fort Wayne. The public is invited.

The Eagles Lodge is located at 4940 Bluffton Rd., Fort Wayne.

 

 

Starter Calf ID Day


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Mark Mason (left), superintdent of starter calves, and Eric Mason tag the ear of a calf at Starter Calf ID Day Saturday, April 27, at Hier's Park.

 

Huntington University names first woman president to succeed Dowden


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Huntington University has its first woman president, Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, who was named today to succeed Dr. Blair Dowden. She comes to HU from East Texas Baptist University, in Marshall, TX, where she was provost and VP for academic affairs.

 

Native American reading


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Kayla Godfroy Nelson (left), a member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, presents a donation of books from the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to Susan Taylor, representing the Forks of the Wabash Historic park. The books include fiction and non-fiction volumes, all dealing with the history of the Miami, and include both children's and adult's books. They will be used in the Juanita Young Library, which is being housed at the Historic Forks Interpretive Center.

 

Union Center banquet May 18

The annual West Union Center alumni banquet will be held on May 18 at Union Church. Social hour will begin at 4 p.m. and a catered dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.
The classes of 1933, 1943, 1953 and 1963 will be honored.
Reservations are required by May 8.

Those who did not receive an invitation should call 356-7873 to make a reservation.

All former students and teachers of Union High School and their guests are welcome to attend the event.

 

 

HCED thanks several business for investment


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In what has become an annual event, the Huntington County Economic Development organization invited representatives of eight local businesses to lunch to thank them for their investment in Huntington County over the previous year.

Mark Wickersham, HCED's executive director, also expressed his appreciation to the many local representatives who have created a welcoming atmosphere in Huntington County for business development.

 

HNHS newspaper, ‘The Campus,’ is Hoosier Star finalist in annual contest

The 2012-2013 Huntington North High School newspaper, "The Campus," has been named a Hoosier Star finalist in the annual competition sponsored by the Indiana High School Press Association (IHSPA).

The award is broken down by school enrollment. The newspaper qualified in Division II, which includes schools with 1,000 to 2,000 students.

The Campus received a "superior" rating overall, with "superior" and "excellent" ratings for each category, receiving special distinctions in content/coverage and editing.

 

Kids Kampus pair attends conference in Indianapolis recently

Sheila Crawford and Sheila Allison, lead teachers at Pathfinder Kids Kampus Child Care Center in Huntington, attended the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children conference in Indianapolis.

"Some of the classes we took focused on discipline using strategies based upon Dr. Becky A. Bailey's "Conscious Discipline," Crawford says. "We heard from Dr. William J. DeMeo on the brain development in children. We gained ideas on enhancing children's play, simple science, and transforming simple items into learning activities."

 

Local marathoner ‘very fortunate’; was leaving site at time of bombing

Justin Glancy, of Huntington, may have competed in the Boston Marathon on April 15, but he found out about the terror attack like everyone else.

"I was very fortunate," he says.

 

Andrews 101st alumni banquet set for May 4

The Andrews High School 101st annual alumni banquet will be held on Saturday, May 4, at Andrews Elementary School.

Social time will start at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

The classes of 1943, 1953 and 1963 will be honored and the Class of 1963 will be in charge of the evening.

Reservations are required and must be made by April 30 by calling Sharon Ruppert, secretary at 786-3253 or Judy Quinn at 786-3136.

There is a cost for the meal, which must be paid in advance.

 

Kirk, Janelle Wade to be guest speakers at Bethel Assembly on April 27-28

Bethel Assembly of God will host special services with guest speakers Kirk and Janelle Wade on Saturday night, April 27, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 28, at 10 a.m.

The Wades have ministered many times at Bethel Assembly.

There will be nursery and pre-school care on Saturday evening and children ministries are available on Sunday morning.

Sunday School is also available at 9 a.m.

For more information, call the church at 356-8363.

Bethel Assembly of God is located at 1640 E. Taylor St.

 

 

Little River in Huntington just misses hitting record levels late last week

The Little River in Huntington didn't quite reach record levels last week, but it was close.

The river crested at 19.83 feet on Friday, April 19, at 11:30 p.m., according to statistics from the National Weather Service's Northern Indiana office.

The Little River reached its highest point on record - 20 feet - on Jan. 4, 1950. The 19.83-foot crest reached last week is the fourth highest on record.

Flood stage on the Little River is 15 feet.

The Little River was at just 5.48 feet on Thursday, April 18, at 1:15 p.m. and began rising from there.

 

Fire depts. in county to help RC raise funds

All fire departments in Huntington County will assist the American Red Cross with a fund-raiser on Saturday, April 27.

Donations will be accepted at various intersections in the county and at Walmart in Huntington.

 

 

Red Cross announces its May blood drives

The Red Cross of Huntington County announces three upcoming blood drives in the month of May.

• May 9 - From 12:30 to 3 p.m., Miller's Merry Manor in Huntington, will host a blood drive. The facility is located at 1500 Grant St.

• May 13 - Evangelical United Methodist Church will host a blood drive from 1 to 6:30 p.m., in the main room. The church is located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

• May 15 - From 2:30 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at Lancaster Elementary School in the gymnasium. This is a "Pint Size Heroes" blood drive.

 

Hartle and Clark are Huntington University Peer Award recipients

The Huntington University Peer Award recipients for April are Sandy Hartle, digital media arts assistant, and Dr. Lance Clark, professor of digital media arts film and communications.

The Peer Award, which began in 2003, recognizes the outstanding efforts of Huntington University faculty and staff members. Award winners are chosen and recognized each month by their peers.

Hartle was recognized by Amy Johnson, mailing services coordinator, because of her hard work in the DMA department.

 

Area businesses fund books for local youth

Contributions from several area businesses have funded the distribution of two books on moral values to local children by The Ambassador Company.

"The Way to Go" and "My Favorite Book" will be given to youth in first grade through 10 years old at the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County, Huntington City-Township Public Library; Boys & Girls Club of Huntington, Huntington Catholic School and Northwest Elementary School.

 

‘Springtime in Village’ garage sales to be held on Sat., May 18

Roanoke's annual "Springtime in the Village" town-wide garage sales will be held on Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The sales will be located on Main Street in Roanoke.

In addition to the garage sales, several vendors will have handcrafted goods and other items for sale.

There will be a registration fee that will support the Roanoke Public Library and Volunteer Fire Department. Those who register will see their location on a map of the participating garage sales and on a list of garage sales published prior to the event.

 

Community Connections to host financial wellness workshop series

Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, will host a workshop series focused on overall financial wellness with an emphasis on building and improving credit scores.

Classes begin Wednesday, May 1, in Huntington. The workshop series consists of five different two and a half hour sessions, and are open to anyone in the community interested in improving their financial situation.

 

Hillcrest Church to host AYCE t’loin meal May 4

Hillcrest Church of the Nazarene will host a semi-annual "All You Can Eat" Tenderloin Supper on Saturday, May 4, from 4-7 p.m.

Huggy Bear tenderloins will be served.

Tickets are available at the door, and children 4 and under are free.

Carry-outs will be available.

The dinner will be held at the Hillcrest Family Life Center inside the Nazarene Church, located at 402 E. 1st St., Warren.

For more information contact Rev. Mark Davis at 228-0934.

 

 

Outstanding achievement


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Bill Zahm, (left) sales manager of Zahm Trailer Sales, accepts the 2012 Outstanding Sales Achievement Award from Steve Dodson, of Cornelius Manufacturing Inc., manufacturer of Corn Pro trailers. This is Zahm Trailer Sales' second Outstanding Achievement Award.

 

A day of service


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Samuel Poling (right), a Riverview Middle School student from Huntington, recently served as a page in the Indiana Senate for State Sen. Jim Banks (left). Pages spend a day at the Statehouse, touring the historic building, observing debates from the chamber floor and interacting with their state senators.

 

McFarland opens Joy’s Serenity massage studio in Huntington


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Joy's Serenity, owned and operated by Joy McFarland, is now open in Huntington.

McFarland is a certified massage therapist with 12 years of experience.

She is able to perform Swedish, hot stone, deep tissue, geriatric, pregnancy, aromatherapy, Epsom salt glow, sport and cupping therapy massage.

Currently, all new clients will receive their first hour-long massage at a reduced hourly rate.

All services include complimentary hot towels, Clear My Head oil and pain relieving creams.

 

Statehouse service


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Corinne Zay (right), a Bishop Luers High School student from Huntington, recently served as a page in the Indiana Senate for State Sen. Jim Banks (left). Pages spend a day at the Statehouse, touring the historic building, observing debates from the chamber floor and interacting with their state senators.

 

4-H starter calf ID day reschedules to Saturday, April 27

The Huntington County 4-H Starter Calf ID Day has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 27, at the cattle barns at Hier's Park.

Huntington County 4-H members planning to exhibit beef and dairy starter calves must bring their animals for weighing, identification and ear-tagging between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The 4-H Starter Calf ID day was originally scheduled for Saturday, April 20, and was postponed due to high water and a power outage at Hier's Park.

 

Piecemakers meet May 2 at Evangelical UM Church

The next meeting of the Piecemakers Quilt Club is Thursday, May 2, at 6:30 p.m., at Evangelical United Methodist Church.

Visitors are welcome.

The church is located at 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

 

 

Bible study open to all

New Foundations Ministries is conducting a Community Bible Study at the Café of Hope, on Thursday evening, April 25, at 7 p.m.

The Bible study is open to anyone who is interested in attending.

For more information, contact Tracy Enyeart at 225-0244.
The Café of Hope is located at 900 E. State St., Huntington.

 

 

Churches plan joint worship

Area churches will team up to present a "Night of Worship" on Wednesday, May 1, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The event will be held in the Merillat Centre for the Arts auditorium at Huntington University.

There is no cost to attend. Non-perishable items will be collected to be donated to Love INC. Suggested donations include canned goods and hygiene items.

For more information visit htownnightofwor ship.wordpress.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/htownnightofworship.

 

 

Forks to host fish fry May 4

The Historic Forks of the Wabash will be holding a Dan's Fish Fry-catered event on Saturday, May 4, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

The menu includes fish and tenderloin, baked beans, coleslaw or applesauce, bread and spreads, lemonade, iced tea, coffee and ice cream.

A silent auction will be conducted in the entrance hall and winners will be announced at 6:30 p.m.

There is a cost per person, with a discount if tickets are purchased in advance and for children. Children 5 years and under are free of charge.

Take-outs will be available.

 

Luncheon is May 5 at KBC

The Knight-Bergman Center Board of Directors is sponsoring a fund-raising luncheon on Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Baked steak or ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, slaw and desserts will be served.
Children under 5 are free.

Proceeds raised will be used for upkeep and operation of the Knight-Bergman Center. The Knight-Bergman Center has several needs for renovation and updating of the entire building.

 

 

Patrick and Smith claim top spots in HNHS Class of 2013


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kayla Patrick and Rebecca Smith both say they've worked hard.

The hard work paid off.

Patrick and Smith are at the very top of the Huntington North High School Class of 2013.

"I'm always just trying to do my best in whatever I do," says Patrick, who earned valedictorian honors with a four-year grade point average of 11.32. "I worked, not necessarily for that, but to make myself the best I could be."

It took "a lot, a lot of time and hard work," says Smith, who was named salutatorian with a GPA of 11.2941.

 

Wiley earns HNHS Teacher of Year honor


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Debbie Wiley, who has taught at Huntington North High School for nearly 40 years, was named the HNHS teacher of the year for 2013 on Tuesday, April 23.

Huntington North Principal Chad Daugherty, who announced Wiley's selection, told her fellow teachers that Wiley was already teacher at HNHS when he did his student teaching there - and always offered him fresh-baked cookies.

Wiley teaches in the family and consumer sciences department.

 

HNHS salutatorian


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Elaine Willour (right), guidance counselor at Huntington North High School, announces that Rebecca Smith (left) has earned the title of 2013 salutatorian. The announcement was made Tuesday, April 23, at the school.

 

Geideman grabs top 2 honors at Arts Express


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Huntington North High School senior Cheyanne Geideman captured the People's Choice Award and Superintendent's Award at the Huntington County Community Schools' 2013 Arts Express exhibit.

The exhibit, held March 23 at Crestview Middle School, featured the works of more than 1,500 students in kindergarten through high school. Visitors were invited to vote for their favorite.

"Hundreds voted on this and there were a lot of top vote getters, but Cheyanne's was far above the rest in votes," says HNHS art teacher Jerry L. Wright.

 

Roanoke Lions, Legion clean up local cemetery


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Members of the Roanoke Lions Club and the Roanoke American Legion spent their day on Saturday, April 6, cleaning up the Roanoke Cemetery.

The cemetery, which is located south of Roanoke on Roanoke Road, is under the care of the Jackson Township trustee.

 

Birthday club


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During the month of a Huntington Catholic School student's birthday, the student's parents may send in donations for the purchase of a new library book. When the book comes in, a label is placed in the front of the book with the student's name on it. That student gets to read the book first and then it is placed in the library for other students to check out. April recipients are (from left) Gracey Linker, Kyler Wilcoxson, Jillian Melcher, Marin Melcher and Sean Reust.

 

HNHS spring musical travels back to 1959


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Varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukeboxes are all the rage as Huntington North High School travels back to 1959 for its spring musical.

"Happy Days," a musical based on the TV series of the same name that ran from 1974 to 1984, will be presented Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 25, 26 and 27, on the HNHS stage. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. and tickets will be sold at the door.

 

Girls get invite to GS event May 18

All Huntington County girls in kindergarten through high school are invited to attend "My Promise My Faith" on May 18 at the Huntington Catholic School Middle Building.

The day is sponsored by Girl Scouts of Huntington County.

Participating girls will explore their own faith, meet new friends and learn about the Girl Scout law. They will also receive a free T-shirt and a "My Promise My Faith" pin and booklet.

 

St. Peter Church group gets an early jump on ‘Make It Shine Week’


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A group from St. Peter Lutheran Church got an early start on the city-wide "Make It Shine Week."

Friends and members of the church, equipped with garden gloves, rakes, a boat and fishing waders, visited Memorial Park on Sunday, April 14, to clean up trash around and in the park's large pond.

Participants were Ron and Marcia Brown; Justin, Shay, Dylan and Molli Miller; Janette Crider; Paul and Susan Kellam; Norman Kochensparger; Dave and Joan Kendall; Jeff Derr; Dick Winkelman; George and Judy Juergens; and Jim Hoch.

 

St. Paul’s to hold tenderloin supper

St. Paul's County Line Church will hold its annual all-you-can-eat tenderloin supper on Saturday, April 27, from 4 to 7 p.m.

The supper will also include two side dishes, desserts and drinks. Carry out will be available.

There is a cost for tickets, with discount for children 6 to 12 years. Children 5 and under are free of charge.
For more information call the church at 786-3365.

The church is located at 3995N-1000W, Andrews.

 

 

Cancer group fund-raiser at Wings, Etc.

The American Cancer Society will hold a "Pink1der Fund-raiser" on Thursday, April 25, at Wings, Etc.

Fifteen percent of the food or soft drink purchase total for any bill will be donated to the cancer society, as long as the purchaser presents a fund-raiser coupon.

Wings, Etc. in Huntington is located at 317 Hauenstein Rd., Huntington.

 

 

Statehouse page


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Janessa Dodson (right), a Huntington Catholic School student from Huntington, recently served as a page in the Indiana Senate for State Sen. Jim Banks (left). Pages spend a day at the Statehouse, touring the historic building, observing debates from the chamber floor and interacting with their state senators.

 

Sheep group to meet on April 25

The Huntington County Sheep Producers will meet on Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the Family Living Building at Hier's Park, Huntington.

The agenda includes discussion of Sheep ID Day on May 4, the 2013 4-H fair sheep show and fund-raising opportunities.

All 4-H sheep members and interested producers are invited to attend.

For more information, call the Huntington County office of Purdue Extension at 358-4826.

 

 

Casual attire at BSB on Fridays results in community benefit


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Since 2006, Bippus State Bank has cumulatively raised $10,000 in community donations.

Every Friday, the bank's employees donate $2 and are allowed to wear jeans to work. The money is then put towards a community organization such as Love INC or The Salvation Army.

The donations were started by Dawn Downs, bank employee.

Downs says, "Our BSB team is fantastic. We get to wear jeans to work, and in-turn are helping our community. We love it."

The donated funds are dispersed in Huntington County at different times throughout the year.

 

Reust Lawn Care now offering garden bed redefining, creation


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Reust Lawn Care now offers flower and garden bed redefining and creation.

Business owner Aaron Reust has added new equipment to his fleet, a Turf Tec Edger, which allows him to work on the beds.

The business, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointments may be made by calling 358-6985 or emailing aaronrreust @gmail.com.

 

 

Five generations


The birth of Nolan James Blomeke on Dec. 21, 2012, completed five generations in his father's family. The family photo includes (seated from left) Steven James Blomeke, holding his son, and Sally Fisher, the baby's great-great-grandmother; and (standing from left) Nancy Fisher Fellinger, the baby's great-grandmother; and Kathy Fellinger Blomeke, the baby's grandmother.

 

Candlelight vigil


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A candlelight vigil is held on Tuesday, April 16, outside the Huntington County Courthouse to stop child abuse and neglect. The vigil was the first held in Huntington County. The event was hosted by Huntington County Department of Child Services, the Child Protection Team and the Youth Services Bureau.

 

Cooperation spirit awards


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Each month during the school year, a spirit award is given to Huntington Catholic School students who display Christ-like behavior.

 

Helping Paws seeks emergency assistance after flooding washes out fund-raiser

The heavy rains April 18 and 19 that flooded Huntington's south side also washed away the funds needed to care for the nearly 300 cats being sheltered by Helping Paws.

The waters flooded Hier's Park and its Family Living Building, where Helping Paws was all set up for a fund-raising garage sale that was to have been held on Friday, April 19.

The garage sale had to be canceled and many of the items set out for the sale were ruined, says Betsy Bilyew, a volunteer with the no-kill cat shelter.

 

High school students can learn more about military academies on Saturday

U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman announced Academy Day on Saturday, April 27.

During the day, students will have the opportunity to learn about the application process for the United States service academies.

High school students interested in applying for nominations to the Air Force, Merchant Marines, West Point, Naval and Coast Guard Academies are encouraged to attend.

Representatives from Stutzman's office and the academies will speak with students and answer questions at the Air National Guard Base, 3004 Ferguson Rd., Fort Wayne.

 

HU Foundation celebrates 75 years of commitment to advancement of education

Seventy-five years ago, the Huntington University Foundation was established to promote the educational and financial interests of the college.

In celebrating that milestone, the foundation is also celebrating all that has been accomplished through the support of the community.

"The 75th anniversary of the foundation is unique and exciting because we have the opportunity to lift up the university, the Huntington community and the people and events that have helped each other succeed and grow together since 1938," says Ed Vessels, president of the foundation since 2012.

 

Local Huntington University students listed among ‘Who’s Who’ among US scholars

Four Huntington County residents are among the 20 Huntington University students named to the 2013 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."

The local students are Samantha Brown, Austin Coffey and Gaynel Nave, all of Huntington, and Jamon Hammel, of Andrews.

Brown is studying psychology. Coffey is majoring in accounting and Nave is a biology major. Hammel has a double major, accounting and business management.

 

Support group to meet

The next monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's caregiver support group is May 8 at 10:30 a.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

The group provides help to those who care for Alzheimer's patients.

Participants in support groups receive emotional support, practical assistance in coping with the problems they face and the latest in information regarding research.

All meetings are confidential and free of charge.

For additional information on the support group, contact the Helpline, 24 hours a day, at 800-272-3900.

 

Fish fry is Friday at St. Mary’s

The Rosary Sodality of St. Mary Catholic Church will sponsor a fish, chicken and tenderloin supper on Friday, April 26, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The meal will be served in the school cafeteria adjoining the church at 903 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The fish, chicken and tenderloins will be prepared by Dan's Fish Fry. The meal will also include cheesy potatoes or chips, applesauce or coleslaw, homemade desserts and drinks.

A bake sale and 50.50 drawing will also be held during the evening. Carry-outs will be available.

 

 

Women’s Day Away is May 4 at Victory Noll Center

Victory Noll Center is offering the "Intergenerational Women's Day Away," a program allowing women 14 years or older to become aware of their personal gifts and perhaps discover something new about themselves.

The program will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 4.

Women are encouraged to gather with mothers, grandmothers, daughters, nieces, aunts, sisters or just friends for a Women's Day Away.

This year's program will explore stories of women who have made a difference and discover how individuals have made a difference in each other's lives.

 

HU’s symphonic and jazz bands plan free performance April 30

The Huntington University Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble will present a free concert on April 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts on campus.

The symphonic band, under the direction of Dr. Robert Lynn, will perform pieces that will include their feature piece, "Othello" by Alfred Reed (an exciting romantic work based on the Shakespeare play); a known piece, "Raiders March" by John Williams (the main theme from the Indiana Jones movies); and an old classic/standard/warhorse "English Folk Song Suite" by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

 

Kayla Patrick is awarded Comcast scholarship


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Kayla Patrick, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2013 Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship.

The award was presented April 15 at the Indiana Statehouse by Karen Pence, wife of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

The award recognizes high school seniors for their outstanding leadership skills, high academic performance and participation in community service projects. Pence was one of 49 Hoosier students to receive the $1,000 award.

Since 2001, Comcast has awarded approximately $19 million in scholarship funds to 19,000 students across the nation.

 

 

Paying respect


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Members of the Huntington American Legion Post 85 participate in the 25th annual flag raising ceremony on Saturday, April 13. The group paid respect to fallen comrades and members who had passed away in the last year.

 

Sondheim revue opens Thursday on HU stage

The Huntington University Theatre Company will present "Side by Side by Sondheim," a musical revue, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 25, 26 and 27, in the Studio Theater of the university's Merillat Centre for the Arts.
Shows are at 7:30 p.m. each night, with an additional performance at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

 

St. Peter’s First hosts Prophets


Modern Day Proph- ets will share their ministry at St. Peter's First Community Church on Sunday, April 28.

The group, made up of six students from Olivet Nazarene University, will address those attending the 9:30 a.m. worship service.

The church is located at 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.

The public is welcome to attend.

 

Huntington resident Hersey interns in Kosovo

Huntington resident Joy Hersey, a senior at Huntington University, traveled to Pristina, Kosovo, last fall as part of her PRIME internship through HU.

Hersey is a missions major, and the PRIME (Practical Research and Immersion for Ministry Effectiveness) program prepares students to enter the field of ministry after graduation.

Hersey is a former dance student at Fort Wayne Ballet and, while in Kosovo, taught two dance classes for children ages 7 to 11. Fort Wayne Ballet donated 50 leotards, 40 pairs of shoes and ballet posters for the class of 20 girls.

 

Hands-on learning


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Third-graders from Salamonie School stretch their arms into an enclosure to pet a young heifer during Ag Day on Tuesday, April 16, at Hier's Park. Students are (from left) Chandler Starr, Aaron Miller, Jarrod Sprinkle, Jayce Hosler and Austin Sullivan. About 450 students from throughout Huntington County attended the annual event, sponsored by the Huntington County office of Purdue Extension, to learn about agriculture in Huntington County.

 

Area 4-H organizations plan events

Purdue University Cooperative Extension - Huntington County office announces upcoming events for the local 4-H program:

Monday, April 22
• 6 p.m. - Archery. Community Building, Hier's Park.

Tuesday, April 23
• 6 p.m. - Rifle Club. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

• 6:30 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.

• 6:30 p.m. - Silver Streak Saddlers. Home of the Zahms.

• 7 p.m. - Barnyard Brigade. Home of the Stephans.

Wednesday, April 24 • 6 p.m. - Bowling. Rainbow Lanes.

 

SWCD promotes stewardship of natural resources


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The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating its 58th year of Stewardship Week April 28 to May 5.

The 2013 Stewardship Week is themed, "Where does your water shed?"

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District was formed 63 years ago to assist people in Huntington County with information about protecting natural resources, conservation programs, technical assistance and incentive/cost share programs.

 

Cattlemen’s group meets Tuesday at Heritage Hall

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The group will review the 2013 Preview Show and plan for the food booth at the 2013 4-H Fair.
For more information, contact Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office, 354 N. Jefferson St., Suite 202, Huntington or call 358-4826.

 

Bracelets raise awareness


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Lancaster Elementary School third-graders (front to back) Bailey Landrum, Alexandra Malott and Kenadie Working peruse handmade bracelets made by the school's fifth grade students. The bracelets were sold Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15, 16 and 17, to benefit Autism Awareness. Students Jonathan Sizemore and Colton Eckert (back from left) were present at the sale to help raise awareness for the cause.

 

Self-discipline spirit awards


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Each month during the school year, a spirit award is given to Huntington Catholic School students who display Christ-like behavior. Honored this month for self-discipline are (front row, from left) Gavin DeLaGrange, sixth grade; Adam Holzinger, first grade; Samantha Stetzel, kindergarten; Evan Linker, third grade; Augustus Kline, kindergarten; and Evan Wilcoxson, third grade; and (back row, from left) Olivia Jablonski, sixth grade; Ben Blomeke, seventh grade; Gracey Linker, fifth grade; Owen Woolard, second grade; Jessica Hartmus, fourth grade; and Andrew Albertson, eighth grade.

 

Quilt show


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

More than 50 quilts and quilted items were on display during the two-day quilt show at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park sponsored by the Piecemakers Quilt Club. Looking at the quilts on the first day of the show, Saturday, April 20, are (from left Dorothy Bush and her daughter-in-law, Peggy Bush.

 

Earth Day event


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Pam Kessie, of Saving Grace Vintage in South Whitley, demonstrates how to use chalk paint and wax to give a new look to worn-out furniture during an Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 20, at the Huntington ReStore. The celebration included entertainment and a free lunch.

 

Spring Family Festival


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alexia Blackstone tosses a ball toward a target at the Bowen Center booth at the Huntington County Spring Family Festival on Saturday, April 20, at the Habecker Dining Commons on the Huntington University campus. The event, coordinated by social work students from Huntington University, offered games for children, information about area social service agencies, food and entertainment. The event was to have been held at Hier's Park but was moved to Habecker because of flooding at the park.

 

HU Spring Work Day


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

HU students (from front) Hannah Fox, Kelsey McCow and Jordan VanEngen apply paint to an interior wall at the new location of The Well, 2060 Old U.S.-24 during HU's annual Spring Work Day on Saturday, April 20. HU students spent their morning accomplishing community service projects in a variety of locations. The church, which currently meets at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, plans to move into the new location sometime in June.

 

Mayor declares ‘Make It Shine Week’ in Huntington


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Taking a page from a predecessor, Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters is calling for an effort to make the city "shine."

Fetters has declared the week of April 29 as "Make It Shine Week" in Huntington. He's looking for volunteers to help with cleanup efforts in the downtown area and in the city parks. For city residents who are cleaning up their own properties, the City Landfill will offer extended hours that week.

 

Huntington County Sheriff Stoffel warns residents about fake IRS e-mail scam

An e-mail purporting to be from the IRS is actually an attempt by scammers to gain access to the recipient's financial information, Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel says.

"It's happening right here in Huntington County," Stoffel warns.

He says he's received phone calls from residents who provided some of the requested information but became concerned as the requests for information became more specific.

 

Fire station project


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Huntington Fire Chief Tim Albertson (right) speaks with Jay Coplen, store manager of Sherwin-Williams in Huntington, on Monday, April 15, about paint for the Condit Street Fire Station, which is currently being refurbished to house the Huntington Fire Department's administrative offices as well as three truck bays and housing for on-duty firefighters. Albertson says the project could be completed by mid-June.

 

Local man serving as tap coordinator for MU play, ‘Nunsense’

The musical comedy "Nunsense" will be performed April 26-28 at Manchester University, North Manchester.
Levi Smith, a first-year student from Huntington, is serving as tap choreographer for the show.

"Nunsense" follows the Little Sisters of Hoboken as they put on a show to raise money to bury sisters who died as a result of convent kitchen botulism.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Tickets are available at the door.

 

 

Sandlin wins Huntington Catholic Primary Building spelling contest


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Kendra Sandlin is the winner of the Huntington Catholic School Primary Building spelling bee.

Sandlin, a third-grader, correctly spelled the word "vanished" in the 16th round to win the contest on March 28.

The runner-up is Seth Scheiber, a fourth-grader, who misspelled the word "thorough."

Students competed in their classrooms to win the right to take part in the Primary Building competition.

 

Habitat’s new home


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Huntington County's Habitat for Humanity office moved into their new home Monday, April 15, keeping (from left) Jean Wright, executive director; Margo Crawford, volunteer coordinator and Mary Jane Shearer, office manager busy unpacking boxes. The new office location is 1175 Etna Ave., Suite D, Huntington.

 

Do-it-yourselfers


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Tina Stouder (left) and April Reed lead a workshop on making homemade fabric softener on Saturday, April 13. The Salvation Army hosted the workshop for area residents.

 

Construction projects affecting driving in county

Two ongoing construction projects are affecting traffic on state highways in Huntington County.

Jefferson Street (U.S.-224) is closed in both directions at the railroad tracks near the courthouse so that two railroad crossings can be rebuilt.

The Indiana Department of Transportation says the crossings are being rebuilt to improve the driving surface for motorists. The work is expected to be complete by Friday, April 19, weather permitting.

 

Choir to mark 20 years with concert on Saturday


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The Children's Choir of Huntington County will present a 20th anniversary celebration concert on Saturday, April 20, at 6:30 p.m. at College Park Church.

The Treble Choir and Concert Choir will perform selections from a variety of musical styles including a medley from the Broadway musical "Les Miserables" and a song from the movie "The Hunger Games."

Both choirs will combine to perform a piece commissioned in honor of the choir's 20th anniversary. The commissioned work is titled "This Is My Song" and was composed for the choir by Ruth Dwyer and Martin Ellis.

 

Community Connections, others to host Money Smart Fair April 20

Pathfinder Community Connections and other Huntington businesses will host a Money Smart Fair on April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Community Building at Hier's Park, Huntington.

The sessions will offer tips for saving money and building a successful financial future.

Businesses with booths at the Money Smart Fair will include Community Link Credit Union, Edward Jones, FinancialHope Counseling and Education, Huntington Area Transportation, Lake City Bank, Midwest America Federal Credit Union, Wells Fargo Bank and Pathfinder Community Connections.

 

Burson and Stine earn recognition at art show

Two students from Huntington received outstanding achievement awards in the 23rd annual Juried Student Art Exhibit at Huntington University.

Lindsey Burson, of Roanoke, earned the award in the painting category for her piece titled "Wanderlust #2." Burson is a junior majoring in studio art.

Sarah Stine, of Huntington, was recognized in the illustration category for a piece titled "Depths of My Heart." Stine is a senior majoring in art education.

The best of show award went to Joel Dirnberger, a senior from Minneapolis, MN.

 

Salamonie Summer Festival group to hold fish fry Friday

The Salamonie Summer Festival Committee will sponsor a fish fry on Friday, April 19, at the Knight-Bergman Center from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available for presale at DeWeese, iAB financial bank, PNC Bank and The Corner Salon. Carry-out will be available and tickets will be sold at the door.

Children ages 5 and under are free.

The Knight-Bergman Center is located at 132 S. Nancy St., Warren.

 

 

Andrews to welcome its newest students

Andrews Elementary will hold an orientation session for 2013-14 kindergartners on Thursday, April 25, from 6-8 p.m.

Any child living in the Andrews school district, who will turn 5 before Aug. 1, 2013, is eligible to attend.

To submit a student's name and receive a formal invitation, call the school at 786-3021.

 

 

Victory at History Bowl


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The Riverview History Bowl Team (from left) Lane Whitted, Brendan Henry, Colton Jagger, Josh Rakoczy, Cassiday Moriarity, teacher Les Hoffman and Alex Ranc traveled to the Eugene and Marilyn Click Indiana History Center in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 13, to participate in the fourth annual History Bowl. Riverview finished with the four-peat victory.

 

RTL to sell carnations on Mother’s Day weekend

Huntington County Right to Life will hold its 35th annual Mother's Day Carnation Sale on May 10, 11 and 12.

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

On Saturday, sales will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Right to Life office, JCPenney, Huggy Bear on Etna Avenue, Family Dollar, Kmart, Subway on North Jefferson and from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Walgreens.

 

First Federal reports dip in net income

Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced net income of $547,000 (44 cents per diluted common share) for the first quarter of 2013, which ended March 31.

That's down from the net income of $694,000 (56 cents per diluted common share) for the first quarter of 2012.

The current three months earnings equate to an annualized return on average assets (ROA) of .82 percent and a return on average equity (ROE) of 7.79 percent, compared to an ROA of 1.07 percent and an ROE of 10.51percent for the same quarter of 2012.

 

Habitat, ReStore to celebrate Earth Day Saturday


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington County Habitat for Humanity and the Huntington ReStore will team up to host an event on Saturday, April 20, in observance of Earth Day.

From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. various activities will be held inside and outside the ReStore building.

 

Robotics team ends season

Team T.H.R.U.S.T. 1501, the Huntington County 4-H Robotics team, saw its season come to an end at the Crossroads Regional at the Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute that ran April 4 through 6.

The team went 6-4 in the random qualification schedule, seeding 15th. Drafted by the second-seeded team to play with them, T.H.R.U.S.T. went down in quarterfinals, bringing the season to an end, as well as hopes of making it to St. Louis, MO, for the world championship.

 

 

Trinity UM Preschool celebrating 25 years


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Trinity United Methodist Preschool is celebrating 25 years of serving young minds in Huntington.

In celebration of the milestone, the preschool staff will host an open house on Sunday, April 28, at 10 a.m.

The classroom will be open and pictures and scrapbooks from past years will be on display. Refreshments will be served in the church's Ball Lounge.

 

Rees Zay is statehouse page


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Rees Zay (right), a Huntington Catholic School student from Huntington, recently served as a page in the Indiana Senate for State Sen. Jim Banks (left). Pages spend a day at the Statehouse, touring the historic building, observing debates from the chamber floor and interacting with their state senators.

 

Local Walgreens Pharmacy to host drug drop-off on April 26


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Walgreens in Huntington will be collecting unused or expired medication for safe disposal on Friday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pharmacy Manager Robin Baker says the event is an attempt to take old drugs out of circulation.

"Residents can bring in all the medication they didn't use and we will take care of it for them," she says.

She adds that the initiative is a combined effort.

"The drug disposal day is sponsored by the Huntington County Prescription Abuse Task Force, which is chaired by our coroner, Phil Zahm," Baker states.

 

ISP warns people to be aware of meth sites

The Indiana State Police is asking people to be aware of the possibility of coming across hazardous materials while walking, jogging and bike riding this spring.

The potential exists that some people may come across trash left behind by those who have manufactured methamphetamine (meth).

The Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section wants to remind citizens that this trash may contain chemicals that are toxic, flammable, corrosive and acidic. The combination of these chemicals could cause an explosion, fire or burns if they come into direct contact with the skin.

 

Local students present papers at HU Academic Research Forum

The 2013 Academic Research Forum was held on April 10 at Huntington University.

The purpose of the forum is to highlight and celebrate student learning and scholarship.

Department chairs nominated students from their departments to present at the forum.

Local presenters included:

• Alex Hoffman, a senior computer science, accounting and philosophy major from Huntington, presented on "Mythical Creatures and the Problems They Cause for the Philosophy of Language" from the area of Philosophy.

 

Safety council to hold program about personal safety on May 8

The Huntington County Safety Council will hold a personal safety program at Huntington University's Habecker Dining Commons on Wednesday, May 8, at 11:30 a.m.

The program will teach situational awareness, knowing your environment, having a plan and what to do when all else fails.

It will be presented by Doug Ungemach, Park- view Huntington Hospital Safety Coordinator.

A lunch of roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, California blend with cheese, tossed salad, pineapple upside down cake and assorted rolls will be served.

 

Creating snow


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Dr. Ruth Nalliah of Huntington University demonstrates how to make snow during a chemistry presentation on Friday, April 12. The demonstration was part of the chemistry and physics portion of Science Discovery Day at the university. One hundred and ten third grade students from West Noble Elementary School in Ligonier visited the campus to learn about science.

 

Miller earns Phi Beta Kappa status

Karissa Miller of Huntington has been named a top student and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, at Butler University.

Miller is a biology major.

She was nominated for the top student recognition program for her outstanding character, scholarship and leadership.

She is also one of 33 students inducted into Butler University's chapter of national honor society Phi Beta Kappa.

Students are considered for this honor based on their grade point average in liberal arts studies, typically ranking in the top 10 percent of arts and sciences majors.

 

 

HU to highlight works of 5 visual arts seniors at gallery

Huntington University will highlight the works of five graduating visual arts seniors during an exhibit April 29 through May 9 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

An artist reception will be held on May 4 at 6 p.m.
Graphic design seniors exhibiting are:

• Dom Corsoe, of Williamstown, NJ.

• Joel Dirnberger, of Minneapolis, MN.

• Juan Lopez, of Fort Wayne.

• Rebekah Randale, of Fairfield, OH.

• Sherayah Steiner, of Roann.

 

Kevin King is house page


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Kevin King (left), an eighth-grader at Riverview Middle School, in Huntington, recently served as an Indiana House of Representatives page for Rep. Dan Leonard (right). Pages are able to work alongside legislators, legislative assistants and interns. On session days, pages experience how a bill becomes a law as they watch legislators on the house floor debate issues. Students also have the chance to tour the statehouse, see where the governor works and observe floor sessions of the house, senate and Supreme Court chambers.

 

St. Paul’s to host annual all-you-can-eat supper

St. Paul's County Line Church will host its annual all-you-can-eat tenderloin supper on Saturday, April 27, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church.

The menu consists of hand-breaded and grilled tenderloins, two side dishes, desserts and drinks.

There is a cost per adult, with a discount for children 6-12. Children 5 and younger are free of charge.

 

 

HU awards five Horizon Leadership Scholarships

Huntington University has awarded five Horizon Leadership Scholarships as part of its program to create a more racially and ethnically diverse campus.

Incoming freshmen who will receive the scholarships are Itzel Barron, of Fort Wayne; Edwin Chow, of Campbell, CA; Christiana Hicks, of Fort Wayne; Olivia Knispel, of Churubusco; and Samantha Wingo, of Marion.

The scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, room and board for up to 10 semesters.

 

 

Zach Lippe is senate page


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Zach Lippe (right), a Riverview Middle School student from Huntington, recently served as a page in the Indiana Senate for State Sen. Jim Banks (left). Pages spend a day at the Statehouse, touring the historic building, observing debates from the chamber floor and interacting with their state senators.

 

Tea will feature gift basket drawings


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St. Peter's First Community Church will host Ladies' Tea Breakfast and gift basket drawing on Saturday, April 27, at 9 a.m.

Donations during the basket drawings will be made to support Huntington Kids Club (HKC). More than 40 baskets were won at last year's event.

There is a cost for tickets, which will be sold in advance only. Ticketrs must be purchased by Sunday, April 21.

Call the church for more information or to make reservations at 356-7728.

 

 

Family Fest is Saturday

The Huntington County Spring Family Festival will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The free festival features food, entertainment and information about services provided by area social service agencies.

During the festival, parents will be invited to complete a survey about the festival and their awareness of social service agencies in Huntington County.

Free T-shirts and grocery tote bags will be available to those completing the surveys while supplies last.

 

 

Amateur radio group to meet on Monday

The next Huntington County Amateur Radio Society meeting will be held Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

The meeting will be held in the lower level, in classroom 3.

The public is welcome to attend.

 

 

Warren alumni reunion will be held on May 11

Warren High School will hold its alumni banquet on May 11 at the Knight-Bergman Center, in Warren.

The social hour starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.

The classes of 1953 and 1963 will be recognized as well as all graduates through 1943.

The Salamonie Valley Museum will be open during the afternoon and evening.

Reservations for the event are required and can be made by calling Wendell Bradford at 375-3333 or Jim Howell at 375-3048 or via email at howellj@citznet.com.

All former students, teachers and friends are invited to attend.

 

Middle, high school students invited to enter original poetry in contest

Students in grades 6-12 are invited to participate in Huntington City-Township Public Library's annual Young Adult Poetry Contest by entering an original poem.

Poems may be in any form of the poet's choice, including haiku, limerick, ballad and free verse, and must be the original work of the submitter.

Illustrations are optional but encouraged.

All submissions must be in good taste.

Poems will be judged by the following criteria: understanding of the concept of a poem, creativity, legibility, originality and adherence to contest rules.

 

United Way thanks many at campaign celebration


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

The United Way of Huntington County held a Community Thank You Celebration at the Forks of the Wabash on Wednesday, April 10.

At the celebration, 2012 Campaign Chair Mike Pogorelc recognized 34 organizations as recipients of awards of excellence, meaning 80 percent or more of the organization's employees gave at least one hour of pay to the United Way.

Pogorelc also reported that 23 organizations reported a 20 percent increase in donations from the previous year's campaign.

The campaign raised a total of $655,000, he said.

 

Huntington’s community garden breaks ground on a new season


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington's community garden is ready to begin a new season.

A ceremonial groundbreaking utilizing a horse-drawn plow was held April 10 at the garden, located at Jefferson Street and U.S.-24 near the Huntington North High School gym.

Community members are invited to get involved by attending a "tilling party" at the garden on Wednesday, April 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those who have a tiller are invited to bring it along.

 

Huntington County Chamber seeking people to help shape upcoming festival

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce is beginning its search for the people who will help shape this summer's Heritage Days celebration in Huntington.

Although the festival is more than two months away - the official dates are June 19-23 - participants are being sought for events including The Marketplace and the bed race.

 

Rieder to hail 50th year of ordination


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Rev. Ron Rieder will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination as a priest on Sunday, April 21, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Rieder, who was ordained on April 20, 1963, in Marathon, WI, has served as pastor of the church in Huntington for 29 years.

The celebration will begin with Mass at 3 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 860 Cherry St. After Mass, a reception and light lunch will be held in Rieder Auditorium, located in the school building adjacent to the church.

 

Hacker earns YSB’s Ronald E. Mitchell Award


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Det. Capt. Chad Hacker, of the Huntington Police Department, has been recognized by the Huntington County Child Protection Team for his work to protect children in Huntington County from abuse and neglect.

Hacker was presented with the team's Ronald E. Mitchell Award on Thursday, April 11. The award is named in honor of a former director of the Huntington County Department of Welfare.

 

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is May 2


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters will host a Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on May 2 at 7:30 a..m. in Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University.

Fetters signed a proclamation on April 10, designating May 2 as City of Huntington Day of Prayer.

There is a cost per person for the breakfast and reservations are required.

Seating is limited to the first 100 people who respond. Reservations will be accepted through April 29 or until all seats are filled.

 

Local library has national library week activities

Huntington City-Township Public Library invites the community to celebrate National Library Week with events for all ages to be held at both the Huntington and Markle library locations during the week of April 14.

Those events include:

 

Industrial technology awards


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The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce has presented vocational student awards in the area of industrial technology to Huntington North High School seniors (front row, from left) Austin Garde, computer aided design; Kyle Platt, Project Lead The Way; Hermond Bolinger, transportation; and Grant Page, manufacturing. With them are (back row, from left) Lee Pasko, chair of the chamber board; Huntington North Principal Chad Daugherty; Tricia Miller, of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems; and Stefan Bolding, chair-elect of the chamber board.

 

Construction awards


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The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce has presented vocational awards in the area of construction to Huntington North High School seniors (front row, from left) Lea Gamble, construction; Dylan Williams, vocational automotive; Britney Thornsbury, I.C.E.; and Roger Jones, machine trades. With them are (back row, from left) Lee Pasko, chair of the chamber board; Ed Crouse, of Transwheel Corp.; Lisa Guhl, of Schneider Electric/Square D company; and Stefan Poling, chair-elect of the chamber board.

 

Family and consumer science awards


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The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce on Monday, April 8, presented vocational student awards in the area of family and consumer science to Huntington North High School seniors (front row, from left) Susanna Vining, early childhood education; Brandi Denman and Erica Carroll, family and consumer science; and Sarah Johnson, health services.

 

Business awards


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The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce has presented vocational student awards in the area of business to Huntington North High School students (front row, from left) Allyson Baldridge, business and accounting, and Kayla Patrick, information technology. With them are representatives of the businesses that sponsored the awards, including (back row, from left) Eric Fawcett, of Bippus State Bank; Randy Sizemore, of First Federal Savings Bank; and Joe Wiley, of Bowers Brewer Garrett & Wiley. The awards were presented on April 8.

 

Quilt show at Forks of Wabash April 20-21

The annual quilt show will be held at Historic Forks of the Wabash, on April 20 and 21.

Show times are Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cash prizes will be handed out to youth ages 12-18 and adults 18 and older in three divisions, hand quilted quilts, machine quilted and miscellaneous (wall hangings, table runners, purses etc.).

The event will feature three local quilt artists, Arlene Switzer, on Saturday, at 10:30 a.m.; Karen Eltzroth, at 2 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m., a tribute in memory of Susan Urshel.

 

Helping out


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sara Brown (left), food pantry director at Love INC, and Jennifer Fisher (right), a board member of the Sheets Wildlife Museum, unpack donations of personal hygiene products donated by museum visitors. The Sheets Museum conducted a "Giving Back Campaign" the first week of April, asking visitors to the museum to donate personal hygiene items that will be made available through Love INC to those in need. Personal hygiene items can't be purchased with food stamps, Brown says, and donations of those items are always welcome at Love INC.

 

First Federal announces staff addition and two promotions


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First Federal announces a staff addition and promotions.

Jaime Howell was hired in late February for a full-time teller position at the Fort Wayne location on Maysville Road. She has previous customer service and cash handling experience. Howell is a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne.

Lisa Jaynes was promoted to the head teller position at the south office in Huntington. Jaynes has been with First Federal since June of 2010 and has over 30 years of banking experience.

 

Heritage Days Little Miss, Junior Miss pageants seeking participants

Huntington County girls ages 5 through 12 are invited to take part in the Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant this summer.

The pageant will be held on Wednesday, June 19, at 7 p.m.
A mandatory orientation session for contestants will be held on Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary School. Girls must complete an application form during the orientation session and should be prepared for group photographs.

Appointments for individual pictures will be made on April 30 or May 2, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day, at Frederick's Photography.

 

Northwest kindergarten orientation on April 23

Northwest Elementary School will hold its kindergarten orientation on Tuesday, April 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Orientation is open to children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2013.

Parents must bring their child's immunization records and original birth certificate.

The orientation is open to students being registered only.

For more information contact the school at 344-1455.

 

 

Auxiliary donations


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jean Watson (second from left), president of the American Legion Post 85 Auxiliary, presents donations to (from left) Desiree Frederick, program director of the Boys & Girls Club; Carolyn Ray, manager of Huntington House; and Sharon Kay, retired clinic director of the Huntington County Free Clinic. The gifts were made as a part of the auxiliary's public service activities using money collected through a variety of fund-raisers, Watson says. The donations may be used for any of the organizations' needs.

 

Women invited to tea at Victory Noll Center

Victory Noll Center will present an opportunity for women and girls of all ages to experience a "Spring Break" with a Women's Tea hosted by the Women at The Well on Sunday, April 21.

The program will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at Victory Noll Center, located at 1900 W. Park Drive in Huntington.
There is no cost for the event, but there is a suggested donation.

Participants will have a chance to interact with other women in a time of sharing and renewal.

Register for the program by calling 356-0628, ext. 174, or by email at victorynollcenter@olvm.org.

 

Applebee’s meals to help shelter

The Huntington House homeless shelter will hold a "Dining to Donate" fund-raiser on Wednesday, April 17, at Applebee's in Huntington.

Diners who present a coupon, which is available in today's edition of The TAB, will have 15 percent of their bill donated to Huntington House. The fund-raiser will take place all day on April 17.

Applebee's is located at 346 Hauenstein Rd., Huntington.

 

 

Candlelight vigil on Tuesday to draw attention to child abuse and neglect

In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Indiana Department of Child Services will host a statewide candlelight ceremony on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m.

The Huntington County candlelight vigil will be held on the Huntington County Courthouse lawn, located at 201 N. Jefferson St.

 

Boxell accepted into Phi Sigma Theta at IU

Shelby Boxell, of Warren, recently earned membership into Phi Sigma Theta Sorority.

Boxell, a student at Indiana University, was recognized for her high academic achievement.

She is the daughter of Chod and Claudia Boxell, of Warren.

 

 

Flint Springs honorees


These students at Flint Springs Elementary School were honored during March for exhibiting the life skill of "no put downs." They are (front row, from left) Eli Oswald, Jayden Tyree, Ethan Hicks, Aubrey Wiegmann, Izayah Bolinger, Aiden Wilson and Andrew Helmich; (middle row, from left) Lily Asher, Arianna Saunders, Kayla Gottfried and Kali Larocque; and (back row, from left) Zeke Hall, Eades Bullock, Kadence Blackburn, Drew Thomas, Angelia Lopez, Alyssa Icenogle, Tatum Taylor, Koen Bullock, Carol Muench, Ella Stroud and Adam Blackburn.

 

HU to showcase graduate counseling program during visit day on April 22

Huntington University's graduate counseling program will host a visit day on April 22 from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The visit day will begin at the graduate programs office, located at 302 Lake St. in Huntington.

The Master of Arts degree in counseling offers students educational experiences in and out of the classroom.

 

Gospel group to present free concert in Warren

On Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m., gospel singing group Men of Mercy will be in concert at Heritage Pointe, in Warren.

The public is invited to the concert.

There is no cost to attend.

Heritage Pointe is located at 801 Huntington Ave., Warren.

 

 

Tri Kappa buffet is tonight

Tri Kappa Sorority will host a fund-raiser Monday, April 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pizza Hut in Huntington.

Tri Kappa memebrs will serve as wait staff. A portion of the price of each buffet and all tips will go to Tri Kappa.

 

 

Wheeler on board of Pathfinder Services


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Pathfinder Services announces that Rosa M. Wheeler, Community Development officer for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., has joined its board.

Wheeler will also serve on the Pathfinder Community Connections Housing Committee and the Universal Housing Board.

She has been managing Government and Community Relations and Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) activities for 37 Wells Fargo locations in Indiana and Ohio.

 

Bible Baptist to host Spring Parenting Seminar

Bible Baptist Church, Huntington, will hold a Spring Parenting Seminar on Sunday, April 21, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Speakers for the afternoon will include a mother, a school principal and a college professor.

Sue White, a mother of five, will discuss "Purposeful Parenting: Nourishing Your Kid's Faith." White holds a master of science degree in recreational administration.

Steve Arthur will speak on "The Nuts and Bolts of Discipline." Arthur has served as an elementary school counselor for nine years and as an elementary school principal for 17 years.

 

HNHS German Klub to host bratwurst dinner

Huntington North High School's German Klub will be hosting a bratwurst dinner, on Wednesday, April 17, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the school cafeteria.

Along with the meal, there will be a dessert bar for freewill donations.

A wide variety of vendors will also be on hand and a percentage of sales will be donated to the club.

Vendors include Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Premier Jewelry and Celebrating Homes. There will also be a raffle with products from each of the vendors.

Tickets are available from any German student, high school main office or at the door.

 

Crossroad cuts ribbon


Photo by Steve Clark.

Crossroad Counseling held a ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate its grand opening in Huntington on Tuesday, April 9. Present for the event are (from left) Mike Stone, of the Crossroad Child & Family Services Board of Directors; Kathy Fruchey, also of the board; Randy Rider, chief executive officer, Crossroad Child & Family Services; Steve Kimmel, executive director, Huntington County Chamber of Commerce; Steve Hollingsworth, of the Crossroad board; and Rev. Larry Holderbaum of New Hope Church in Bippus.

 

HU nursing professor to discuss evidence-based teaching strategies

Dr. Diana Shenefield, assistant professor of nursing at Huntington University, will speak on "The Scholarship of Teaching" on Wednesday, April 24, at 4 p.m. in Hiner Hall of the Science Hall on campus.

Shenefield will discuss evidence-based teaching strategies to improve critical thinking as summarized in her doctoral dissertation research with Capella University this past fall.

Shenefield, who has been teaching at HU since 2009, holds a Ph.D. in nursing education from Capella University and a master's in nursing administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.

 

Mayoral invitation


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jack Oberholtzer (left), president of the Associated Churches of Huntington County, presents Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters with an invitation to the association's Appreciation Program on Tuesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. With them are (from left) Kathie Mower and Stephanie Thompson, teachers in the Associated Churches' By The Book weekday religious education program. The program is open to the community and will be held at St. Peter's First Community Church, 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.

 

Clicks and clacks


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Corinne Karon (left) and Barbora Burden demonstrate a tap dance for Crestview Middle School students on Wednesday, April 10. Karon and Burden are members of Tap Team Two and presented their "Hoofing in America" program as part of the LaFontaine Arts Council's Arts in Education program. The dancers explained how dances originating in Ireland and Africa were combined to become the uniquely American art form of "hoofing."

 

The winner


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Eli Parker is the winner of the Pulse Opera House Reading Program. The 7-year-old read five Ramona Quimby books and won the drawing for two season tickets to the Pulse Opera House, a pizza from Tasty Pizza, a book bag and four Cubs tickets. Shown during the prize presentation are (from left) Deanna Albertson, school show coordinator for the Pulse; Cynthia Smyth-Wartzok, the Pulse's artistic director; McKenzie Parker, who filled the role of Ramona Quimby in the recent Pulse Opera House production; Parker; and Kay Stine, children's librarian at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

 

The winner


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Eli Parker is the winner of the Pulse Opera House Reading Program. The 7-year-old read five Ramona Quimby books and won the drawing for two season tickets to the Pulse Opera House, a pizza from Tasty Pizza, a book bag and four Cubs tickets. Shown during the prize presentation are (from left) Deanna Albertson, school show coordinator for the Pulse; Cynthia Smyth-Wartzok, the Pulse's artistic director; McKenzie Parker, who filled the role of Ramona Quimby in the recent Pulse Opera House production; Parker; and Kay Stine, children's librarian at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

 

Chicken sale set at Salamonie

Nelson's Chicken and Pit-Tatoes will be available at Salamonie School on Thursday, April 18, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The sale, which takes place near the school gymnasium, is sponsored by Salamonie PROS (Parents Reaching Out at Salamonie). Proceeds will be used to fund scholarships and various school needs such as playground equipment and classroom supplies.

 

 

Wharton to perform in Roanoke


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Christian singer-songwriter Don Wharton will bring his music ministry to the Cottage Event Center, Roanoke, on Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m.

Proceeds from the show benefit the Roanoke Food Pantry.

A former baseball and basketball player, Wharton coached baseball at Concordia College, in Ann Arbor, MI, for three years. He began his music ministry full time in 1979 and often incorporates humor with a Christian, family values-oriented message.

 

Extension announces weekly 4-H activities

The Huntington County office of Purdue Extension has announced this week's 4-H activities.

They include:

Monday, April 15
• 6 p.m. - Archery. Community Building, Hier's Park.

• 6:30 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.

Tuesday, April 16
• 6:30 p.m. - Corn Cob. Faith Lutheran Church.

• 7 p.m. - Future Leaders. Home of the Littles.

• Ag Day, Huntington County third-graders. Hier's Park.

 

Spring program set at German School

"A Celebration of Spring" musical program will be presented at the Old German School on Sunday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m.,

The program will include traditional music by the Sharp Creek Singers. Memories of the Old German settlement will be shared.

The program is open to the public and there is no charge.
The school is located on the Huntington-Wabash County Line Road, three miles north of U.S.-24, at 3995N-1000W.

 

 

SWCD sale

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District has bluebird houses for sale at the district office.
There is a limit of two houses per customer.

The office is located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.
For more information call 356-6816 extension 3.

 

 

‘Here Comes the Boom’ is Wild Wednesday movie choice

The Huntington County Council on Aging will present "Here Comes the Boom" as this month's Wild Wednesday movie at the Huntington 7.

The movie will be shown on April 17, with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. Free coffee and doughnuts are served. Door prizes will be given out.

Kevin James and Salma Hayek star in this story of a high school biology teacher who takes up mixed martial arts fighting in an effort to rise money to fund extracurricular activities at his cash-strapped school.

 

Wickersham presents program at Alpha Chi National Convention

Andrew Wickersham, a junior history major from Huntington, was one of five Huntington University students to present programs at the Alpha Chi National Convention April 4-6 in Nashville.

All five were members of the Indiana Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi Honor Society at HU.

 

LaFontaine Arts Council honors Crestview trio


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Three Crestview Middle School students have been recognized by the LaFontaine Arts Council as artists of the month for April.

They are Justin Biehold, Elania Fuentes and Sydnee Gradeless.

Biehold was nominated by Crestview art teacher Stefanie Gaza for his achievements in art.

He is the son of Jacinda and Gary Beihold, of Roanoke.
Fuentes, an eighth-grader from Huntington, was nominated by choir teacher William Richey for her achievements in choir. She is a three-year participant in Circle the State with Song and is also a band member.

 

Brubaker is new coordinator at Star of Hope

Dennis Brubaker has been named coordinator of Star of Hope Cemetery.

Brubaker succeeds Don Sunderman in that role. Sunderman, with the assistance of his wife Eleanor, served the cemetery for nearly 50 years until his death last October.

Brubaker is now the contact person for lot sales and will also serve as the contact at the time of burials. He can be reached at 358-6845.

 

FFBT has purchase deal with Bank of Indiana

First Farmers Bank and Trust will purchase a significant portion of assets and the assumption of deposit liabilities of Bank of Indiana, N.A., according to an agreement announced April 9 by First Farmers Financial Corporation and Indiana Bank Corp.

The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close by the third quarter of 2013.
First Farmers Bank and Trust is based in Converse and operates a banking location in Huntington as well as 23 other locations in Indiana and Illinois.

 

Purdue Extension offers advice to gardeners looking to grow vegetables this spring

Home gardeners seeking advice on growing plants and vegetables can find assistance from Purdue Extension.

The spring of 2013 is certainly different from the previous year.

Folks are now at least beginning to plan their gardening activities with warmer April weather.

In Huntington County, both Purdue Extension staff and volunteers are providing gardening education to the public.

Master Gardener volunteers from Huntington County are hosting workshops on gardening topics. Public sessions in 2013 have included growing herbs and landscaping properties.

 

Chamber award


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Huntington North High School senior Allyson Baldridge (front row, left) is the winner of a $300 scholarship from the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. With her are (from left) Lee Pasko, chair of the chamber board; Tracey Shafer, superintendent of the Huntington County Community Schools; and Chad Daugherty, HNHS principal.

 

Scholarship winner


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Huntington North High School senior Erica Carroll (front row, left) is the winner of a $300 scholarship from the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. With her are (from left) Lee Pasko, chair of the chamber board; Tracey Shafer, superintendent of the Huntington County Community Schools; and Chad Daugherty, HNHS principal.

 

Chamber scholarship


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Huntington North High School senior Britney Thornsbury (front row, left) is the winner of a $300 scholarship from the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. With her are (from left) Lee Pasko, chair of the chamber board; Tracey Shafer, superintendent of the Huntington County Community Schools; and Chad Daugherty, HNHS principal.

 

Single stick


Photo by Steve Clark.

New Sotterlee Project member Caleb Richardson (left) faces fellow member Nate Wilson in single stick competition at the King's Cup on Saturday, April 13, at the Izaak Walton League in Huntington. The King's Cup is a quarterly event that includes competitions such as musket and pistol shooting, blade competitions and artillery shooting.

 

Entries now being taken for 50th annual Heritage Days Parade

Entries are now being accepted for the 50th annual Heritage Days Parade.

The parade will be held on Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m. in downtown Huntington and the entry deadline is June 3. Only 140 entries will be accepted.

The parade theme is "Steamin' Into Huntington." Parade entries may be judged in any of 11 categories, including best theme float.

 

Sorry!


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Mary Rittenhouse (left) moves a life-sized Sorry! game piece, played by Kaylee Levy, several spaces during the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington's life-sized board game activity on Friday, April 5.

 

Salamonie kindergarten orientation set for Wednesday evening, April 17

Salamonie Elementary School will hold its kindergarten orientation on Wednesday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Orientation is open to children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2013.

Parents must bring their child's immunization records and original birth certificate.

The orientation is open only to students being registered. Siblings should not attend.

For more information, contact the school at 375-3434.

 

 

PALS awards scholarships to Smith, Richison


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The Parents at Lancaster School (PALS) organization has awarded scholarships to Rebecca Smith and Caleb Richison.

The organization gives two $500 scholarships each year to former students who have attended at least four years at Lancaster.

Smith is the daughter of Jon and Krystal Smith, of Warren.

Richison is the son of Brad and Anna Richison, of Huntington.

Smith is involved in Mt. Etna Youth Group, 4-H, freshman mentoring, FFA, high school volleyball and softball, Knight-Bergman Center basketball and Warren softball.

 

Rev. Todd Wilson to be guest speaker at Trinity UMC April 28


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Rev. Todd Wilson will be the guest speaker at Trinity United Methodist Church on April 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Wilson's topic will be "Biblical End-Time Prophecy" and how it affects lives today and in the days to come.

Wilson is a Huntington native and 1989 graduate of Huntington North High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Huntington University in 1993 and his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1998.

 

Announce Americanism coloring contest winners


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Roanoke American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160 recently announced the winners of its Americanism coloring contest for kindergarten through second grade students.

Austin Amick, Graci Shopoff and Allison Church were named winners of the contest.

Each student participating was given a picture of a decorated veteran holding an American flag. More than 80 students participated in the coloring program and every entry has been on display at Post 160 for the past month.

Each winner received a gift card and every participant got a patriotic bookmark.

 

iAB partnering with Cetera for services

Cetera Financial Institutions, formerly known as PrimeVest, has announced an agreement to provide comprehensive wealth management solutions, tools and support to iAB financial bank of Fort Wayne.

Through the agreement, iAB financial bank's clients will have access to a broad range of investments, insurance and wealth management solutions provided by registered financial advisors serving iAB financial bank's 17 branch offices throughout northeast Indiana. Joseph Byers will manage the program and recruit qualified advisors to expand his staff.

 

Acra earns fall dean’s list at IWU

Huntington resident Haley Marie Acra was named to the Indiana Wesleyan University dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.

To be named to the dean's list, students must obtain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Acra, a junior, is the daughter of Gary and Susan Acra, of rural Huntington.

 

 

Eagles host day-long benefit for Burnworth family


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles 823 in Huntington hosted a benefit for the Burnworth family on Saturday, April 6, at their establishment in Huntington.

In January, Londa Burnworth lost her mother, Melva Denman, followed by her husband, Bob Burnworth.

Eagles Trustee Bill Denman wanted to do something to help the family.

"We decided with them having the expense of two funerals, back-to-back, we knew they didn't have much money, so we wanted to throw a benefit for them," he says.

 

DNR offering free hunter education courses throughout state

Indiana Conservation Officers are encouraging hunters to be safe this spring when taking to the woods.

Indiana Hunter Education is a good place to begin and is required in order to purchase a license for anyone born after Dec. 31, 1986.

A person unable to complete Hunter Education may purchase up to 3 Apprentice Licenses in his or her lifetime, which allows them to hunt with the assistance of a licensed hunter at least age 18.

 

HNHS Class of 1988 sets 25-year reunion June 22

The Huntington North High School Class of 1988 will hold its 25th anniversary reunion on June 22.

The reunion will be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, in Huntington, from 6 p.m. to midnight.

For more information, contact Damien Mason at damien@damienmason.com or Neil Warner at neilwarner@frontier.com or cindyk@firstfederalhuntington.com.

The group also has a Facebook page, HNHS Class of '88.

The Knights of Columbus is located at 2817 Theater Ave., Huntington.

 

 

Beacon passes $1 billion in assets

Beacon Credit Union recently announced that it exceeded $1 billion in assets, a major milestone in the growth of the credit union.

The credit union will celebrate the milestone on Monday, April 15, with food and fun in its branches for members and employees.

Beacon Credit Union, which surpassed the $1 billion mark in assets in January 2013, is the fifth largest credit union in the state of Indiana, according to statistics kept by the Indiana Credit Union League.

 

Central Christian Church to honor military members at May 19 service

Central Christian Church will hold a special service on May 19 at 10 a.m. to honor military personnel and their families, both living and deceased.

Members of all branches of the military, including the National Guard, are encouraged to come in uniform for this patriotic service.

If the member of the armed force is deceased, families are invited to attend in their honor.

A form may be filled out with the name, dates of service, branch of service and rank of the military member that will be attending, and returned to the church office by May 6.

 

Cancer Support Group meets April 15

The Cancer Support Group will meet Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in the lower level.

The group will view the DVD "Dude, where do you get your protein?"

There will be testimonies and health news shared.

Anyone interested in alternative means to health is encouraged to attend.

 

 

Collins joins staff of Jody’s Trim A Little


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kristan Collins has joined the staff of Jody's Trim A Little as a hairstylist.

Collins is entering her third year in the business, having graduated from Huntington Beauty College in 2011.

Her services include cuts, color, highlighting, lowlighting, perms, updos, manicures, pedicures and shellacking.

She works by appointment only, but notes, "I'm pretty flexible with my schedule."

To make an appointment with Collins, call 786-3110.

Jody's Trim A Little is located at 97 N. Main St., Andrews.

 

 

Salamonie Interpretive Center returns to normal hours

With winter having ended, the Salamonie Interpretive Center at Salamonie Lake has resumed normal business hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

The center is in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area in Huntington County. It offers a wildlife viewing area, live native animal displays and a model of the Salamonie Lake. The center also offers programs about the area's natural and cultural heritage for the public, community groups, schools, scouts and more.

 

Warren UCC to showcase new fellowship hall at April 20 supper

Warren United Church of Christ will host its annual spaghetti supper on April 20 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

The supper will be held in the church's new fellowship hall.

The meal includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti with homemade meat sauce, garlic bread, salad or applesauce, drink and homemade pies and cakes.

Carry out and delivery within town limits will also be available and can be arranged by calling 375-2012.

 

Roanoke High School alumni invited to May 18 banquet

The annual alumni banquet of Roanoke High School will be held on May 18 in the Roanoke Elementary School gymnasium.
Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. and a catered dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

The classes of 1933, 1943, 1953 and 1963 will be honored during the evening.

Entertainment will be provided by Joe Thomas on keyboard.
Reservations are required.

Those who are on the invitation list should make a reservation by responding to that mailing.

 

Local Special Olympics to have breakfast fund-raiser in Warren

Huntington County Special Olympics will sponsor a breakfast fund-raiser on Saturday, April 13, at the Warren United Church of Christ.

Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, coffee and milk.

Free will donations at the breakfast will help to defray the costs of nearly 25 Huntington County Special Olympic athletes and unified partners attending the Special Olympics Indiana Summer Games in Terre Haute June 7-9.

 

Dubuc on dean’s list

Casey A. Dubuc, of Bippus, has been named to the dean's list at the University of Northwestern Ohio.

Dubuc was named to the dean's list for the February 2013 session in the College of Applied Technologies.

To be named to the dean's list, full time students must receive a grade point average of 3.5 or better.

Dubuc is a 2010 graduate of Huntington North High School.

 

 

Reception to honor Kline

St. Peter's First Community Church will host a potluck and reception on Sunday, April 21, to honor retiring secretary Joanna Kline.

Friends are invited to stop in at 12:30 p.m. for cake, dessert and punch and to visit with Kline.

The church is located at 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.

 

 

HCS to hold kindergarten orientation on April 25

Huntington Catholic School will hold its kindergarten orientation on April 25 at the Primary Building, starting with registration at 12:45 p.m.

The orientation starts at 1 p.m.

Students must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2013, in order to enroll. A copy of the child's birth certificate, immunization records and baptism certificate is required at registration along with the registration fee.

For more information or an invitation. call the school at 356-2320.

The Primary Building is located at 820 Cherry St., Huntington.

 

 

Academic group honors Huntington’s Jonathon Burd

Jonathon Burd, of Huntington, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars(NSHSS).

Burd is an Amare Discere Home School student.

The society recognizes top scholars and invites only students who have achieved superior academic excellence.

 

 

Reber’s Repair adds second location in Warren


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Cory Reber, owner of Reber's Repair, in Huntington, announces the recent acquisition and renaming of Ackley Automotive, in Warren.

Reber says the first official day of the new Reber's location in Warren was March 18.

"The previous owner, Mike Ackley, was retiring and the business was up for sale," Reber says. "We thought it would be a good opportunity for us."

He adds that he hopes to continue the great service that Ackley provided the Warren community and has even added a new service.

 

Comedian to bring laughs to CCC on April 21

Christian comedian and singer Greg Strange will perform at Central Christian Church on April 21 at 6 p.m.

Strange, from Nashville, TN, will be in Huntington as part of his 2013 tour.

His "Greg Strange Ministries" celebrated its 20th year in 2011. He has performed more than 3,000 concerts, recorded 12 CDs and has had two Top 10 radio singles.

The performance in the church sanctuary is free and open to the public. It is geared to all ages and will include a time of praise and worship, funny songs, stories and a message from God's word.

 

‘Friends of Library’ to host book sale on April 20

The Friends of the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library will hold a book sale at the library on Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Members of the Friends group will receive two free books and may preview the sale and make purchases on Thursday, April 18, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Memberships may be purchased during library hours or at the sale.

The Saturday sale is open to the public and will include a variety of fiction, nonfiction and vintage books.

For more information, call the library at 786-3574 or visit the library website at andrews.lib.in.us.

 

Andrews Library to organize recipe sharing club

A Recipe Club is being organized at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library.

The club will hold its first meeting, an appetizer exchange, on Tuesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. at the library.

Those attending should bring samples of their favorite appetizers, along with the recipe, to share with the group. Copies of the recipe will be made at the library and given to everyone in attendance. Beverages will be supplied by the library.

The Recipe Club will meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., with a different cooking theme for each meeting.

 

Solid Rock to raise funds April 16 at East of Chicago

The Solid Rock United Methodist Church Men's Fellowship will host a fund-raiser at East of Chicago in Warren on Tuesday, April 16, from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the event, including all tips, will be used for local missions projects.

There is a cost for adults and includes the buffet, drink and tax.

Children's meals will be available at a reduced price.

 

 

Lake City donates to Pathfinder’s financial fitness program


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Pathfinder Community Connections, the Community Development division of Pathfinder Services, received a $450 donation from Lake City Bank to be used for its financial fitness program.

Paula Whiting, assistant vice-president for Lake City Bank in Huntington, presented the check to Natalie Fisher, home buyer education coordinator for Pathfinder Community Connections, at the Pathfinder North Campus in Huntington.

The donation allows for Pathfinder Community Connections to continue offering financial fitness workshops to potential homeowners.

 

Extension Homemakers Achievment Day April 23

The Huntington County Extension Homemakers Achievement Day and Cultural Arts Exhibit is April 23 at Evangelical United Methodist Church.

Cultural Arts can be entered starting at 3 p.m., with registration at 3:30 p.m. and the program starting at 4 p.m.

IEHA State President Cricket Brown will be in attendance to install new officers and entertainment will be provided by Joe Thomas.

Dinner will be served at 5:15 p.m. and there is a cost per person.

 

Altrusa taking scholarship applications

Altrusa International of Huntington, a service club for professional women, is accepting applications for a $500 scholarship.

Eligible applicants are non-traditional female students who have chosen to return to school at the post-secondary level in order to obtain the education needed to pursue their career goals.

The applications are available at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, EXCEL office at Huntington University and Indiana Tech in Huntington.

The application deadline is April 30.

 

 

Silly putty


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Noah Lopez (left) and Alex McGuin (right) keep busy making silly putty on Thursday afternoon, April 4, while Deidre Gray pours liquid starch into a cup, which helped the mixture reach the correct consistency. The project was part of a science experiment at the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington.

 

Game day


Photo by Steve Clark.

LeAnn Felton (right) makes her selection while playing Apples to Apples Junior with Coral Towe (center) and Crystal Crider during Game Day on Thursday, April 4, at Huntington City-Township Public Library. The game was part of the library's "More Fun Than Florida" week.

 

Local Salvation Army to host outreach event

The Salvation Army of Huntington County will host an outreach event on April 13 at 9:30 a.m.

A workshop will be offered on how to make homemade laundry soap and fabric softener.

"Many people are trying to find ways to save money. Laundry is one of those areas we can save in," said Captain Barbara McCauley of Huntington County Corps. "The cost of laundry soap, fabric softener and dryer sheets have raised so much over the last few years, we wanted to help cut the costs of this expense."

 

Local anti-drug coalition group announces its meeting schedule

The Huntington County Local Anti-Drug Coalition Effort (LACE) announces its meeting schedule for 2012.

Meeting dates are Tuesday, April 16, May 21, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15 and Nov. 19. All meetings are on Mondays at noon at the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County.

The meetings are open to the public.

LACE is comprised of community representatives from law enforcement, Probation, Huntington County Community Schools, mental health, concerned parents, local government and social service.

 

Swinging for spring


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Layla Cowan swings away during the first 60-degree day in Huntington since October 2012. Cowan, her mom and her brother spent time at the Memorial Park playground on Thursday, April 4.

 

Vectren reminds customers of colder March temps

Even though spring is officially underway, Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) wants to remind customers that their April natural gas bill, which reflects March energy consumption, will likely be higher than normal due to March weather that was 25 percent colder than normal and 200 percent colder than March 2012 based on heating degree day data.

January and February were nine and one percent warmer than normal, respectively.

 

YMCA adds new equipment in response to membership growth


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Parkview Huntington YMCA members and guests who haven't visited in a while will be surprised when they return.
On Thursday, April 4, the ‘Y' installed 22 pieces of equipment to better serve its members.

Todd Latta, fitness director, says the Y saw the need to invest in the new equipment.

"We have seen a tremendous increase in memberships this year," Latta states. "We usually have an increase in January, but the increase is across the board this year."
Latta adds that one of the reasons for the increase is an initiative that the Y has been working on.

 

Permanent drug drop-off sites doing job well taking target drugs off street

In 2011 LACE awarded the Huntington County Solid Waste District with a grant to purchase five permanent drug drop-off boxes for residents to dispose of unwanted pharmaceutical waste.

The drop boxes were put outside law enforcement offices in Huntington (city building and county jail), Markle, Warren, Andrews and Roanoke to increase program accessibility to Huntington County residents.

 

Local Extension office reveals 4-H schedule for week of April 8

Purdue University Cooperative Extension - Huntington County office announces its upcoming calendar:

Monday, April 8

• 6 p.m. - Archery. Community Building, Hier's Park.

• 7 p.m. - Leaders meeting. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

Tuesday, April 9

• 6 p.m. - Rifle. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

• 6:30 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.

• 6:30 p.m. - Silver Streak Saddlers. Home of the Zahms.

• 7 p.m. - 4-Leaf Clovers. Home of the Lahrs.

 

Tickets on sale for Warren’s A Taste of Spring


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual A Taste of Spring wine and ale tasting event Saturday, May 4, in Warren.

The event is a fund-raiser with proceeds to benefit the downtown park project.

To be held at Dogwood Glen Golf Course from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., the event features wines from Satek Winery, of Fremont; beers and ales from Five Star Distributing, of Columbia City; and oils and vinegars from the Olive Twist, of Fort Wayne.

There will also be items to be bid on in a silent auction, drawings for prizes and food samplings from Kim's Katered Affair.

 

A little bit of history


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Dwight Ericcson reads a brief history on Chief Richardville to a small group on Wednesday, April 3, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Ericcson's talk was part of the monthly meeting of the Huntington County Genealogical Society.

 

Tight seal


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

(From left) Iyzah and Nouah Ellenberger work together to place strips of duct tape on a sheet of paper on Tuesday, April 2, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. The library held a youth program that taught them how to make wallets from duct tape.

 

Chamber of Commerce to host several upcoming events

Huntington County Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming events in the month of April and May.

They are:

•  Chamber After Hours - Wednesday, April 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Lake City Bank. Reservations can be made by calling the chamber at 356-5300 or via e-mail at skimmel@huntington chamber.com.

The bank is located at 1501 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

• An HR group meeting will be held on Friday, April 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Victory Noll Center.

 

Razor joins Century 21


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Brenda Wintrode, Broker at Century 21 Property Shoppe Real Estate office, has announced the addition of new agent Lynne (Wust) Razor.

Razor, a Huntington native, successfully completed the Real Estate Salesperson Course and passed Indiana Real Estate Commission State Testing to receive her license.

She has lived everywhere from Texas to Honduras but has always considered Huntington her home.

 

Salamonie IC to offer preschooler classes

Preschool-age children are invited to Salamonie Preschool's "Green and Growing" class on April 24.

The class will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and again from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, in Andrews.

Salamonie Preschool programs are designed to enhance the preschooler's basic education.

Activities include learning the alphabet, crafts, interaction with other children and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

 

New business offers computer, device repair


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

A new business offering computer and device repair has moved into downtown Huntington.

TGK, which stands for Technology Games Knowledge, is located at 311 N. Jefferson St.

The business, comprised of four Microsoft certified individuals, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Preston Reinier says he has 12 years of experience working with and rebuilding computers and Jared Rakoczy, networking technician, has three years of experience.

 

Chocolate Jazz Foundation to present jazz performer Wells at April 14 show


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The Chocolate Jazz Foundation will present David Wells in concert on April 14, starting at 6 p.m.

The concert will be held at Sonrise Roanoke Church and Monson Chapel United Methodist Church, in Roanoke.

Wells is the CEO and founder of Chocolate Jazz Foundation and has a two-hour syndicated radio show called, "Chocolate Jazz Radio."

The foundation is a non-profit organization that serves as a fund-raising source for other non-profits by conducting fund-raisers.

For more information call 410-7532.

 

Waiting for a bite


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Mason Harman waits for a bite from a fish on Thursday afternoon, April 4, as he stands on a pier at the pond at Memorial Park. He spent the afternoon fishing with his mom and little brother.

 

HNHS seniors learn to serve


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Sierra Dinius (far left), senior at Huntington North High School, observes while Brenda Whitaker, server at Nick's Kitchen in downtown Huntington, takes orders from her seated classmates (clockwise from left) Morgan Flora, Lauren Daas and Joshua Meehan. The students visited the restaurant on Wednesday afternoon, April 3, to learn how to wait on customers. Seniors will wait tables on Friday, April 12, at Nick's Kitchen to raise money for post prom.

 

Dunnemans to present gospel concert at HP

Reg and Gretchen Dunneman will present a program of gospel music on April 25, starting at 7 p.m., at Heritage Pointe, in Warren.

The event will be held in the 2A Activity Room.

The Dunnemans, of Binghamton, NY, sing their own blend of gospel music, including southern gospel, traditional, hymn, classical, contemporary, country and bluegrass Christian styles.

They average over 350 concerts each year and have also produced several recordings, which will be available for sale at the concert.

 

Checking out the food


Photo by Steve Clark.

Volunteer Wenona Perkins checks out food before it's served at a benefit for the family of Bob Burnworth hosted by the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 823 at their establishment in Huntington on Saturday, April 6.

 

Kayla Patrick earns 2013 Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship


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Kayla Patrick, a member of the Huntington North High School Class of 2013, is this year's recipient of the four-year, full-tuition Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Huntington County.

The scholarship, award-ed through the Huntington County Community Foundation, gives Patrick full tuition to Purdue University, as well as an annual $900 stipend for required books and equipment.

She will pursue an undergraduate degree in either mechanical or aerospace engineering.

Patrick is the daughter of Kevin and Cynthia Patrick, of Huntington.

 

Parkview Health CEO Packnett to be keynote speaker at HU graduation


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Parkview Health President and CEO Mike Packnett will be the keynote speaker at Huntington University's 115th commencement on May 18.

Huntington will honor graduates in the fieldhouse of the Merillat Complex at 2:30 p.m. The graduate hooding ceremony will take place at College Park Church in Huntington at 11 a.m. The university will award master's, bachelor's and associate degrees to 323 graduates. The university will also award four honorary doctorate degrees.

 

United Way community thanks celebration is Wednesday, April 10

The United Way of Huntington County will host its annual community thank you celebration on Wednesday, April 10, at noon.

The event will be held at the Historic Forks of the Wabash.

During the celebration, the United Way will recognize individuals who were instrumental to the 2012 campaign's success.

The campaign mascot, a 2007 Honda Metropolitan scooter, will be raffled off at the conclusion of the event.

Lunch will be provided by United Way partner agencies.

 

 

Temporary lane closure on Ind. 5 across dam


Photo by Steve Clark.

A temporary lane closure of Ind.-5 across the J. Edward Roush Lake dam, in Huntington, started April 1. The closure will continue into July or August.

The Army Corps of Engineers Roush Lake Natural Resources Project Manager Matthew Palmer said that one lane will be shut down with traffic minimally disrupted. However, some delays to cross the dam are expected. The Corps is asking the community to be prepared for delays and have patience traveling while the traffic patterns across the dam are temporarily changed.

 

Alzheimer’s support group to meet on April 10

The Alzheimer's Association support group will meet on Wednesday, April 10, at 10:30 a.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

The group is open to anyone who helps care for an Alzheimer's patient. Participants receive emotional support, practical assistance in coping with the problems they face and the latest information regarding research.
All meetings are confidential and free of charge.

For more information, contact the Alzheimer's Association Helpline, 24 hours a day, at 800-272-3900.

 

 

Ski jumps


Student teacher Derek Morin (left) of Flint Springs Elementary School shows Garrett King how to perform a "ski" jump on the trampoline. Sophie Hart (left of King) and Brooklyn Miller patiently wait their turn. The students were participating in the schools' health fair, which took place on Thursday morning, March 28.

 

D&R Wallcovering in business for 25 years


Photo by Steve Clark.

D & R Wallcovering, in Huntington, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The owners, Dan and Rite Gallegos, say the business began when they noticed a boom in the wallpapering business.

"We were always doing wallpapering and painting for family and friends and for ourselves," says Rita. "He was in college and got hired in doing wallpapering. He was in the office and he kept hearing all these residential calls coming in."

So many people wanted wallpapering done that it convinced Dan and Rita, in March 1988, to open up their own business.

 

Short, Freck earns Optimist honors for month


The Huntington Optimist Club announces the middle school recipients of its youth appreciation award for April to be Riverview Middle School students Alexandra Short and Andrew Freck.

Short is the daughter of Alan and Michelle Short, of Huntington.

Her extracurricular activities include Academic Super Bowl, cross country, track, swimming, student leaders, Campus Life, Notre Dame - Engineering Day, Future City, Riverview TV (executive director), Pulse Opera House play and community service.

Freck is the son of Greg and Melissa Freck, of Marion.

 

Junior Rotarians


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Junior Rotarians for the month of April are Huntington North High School seniors Kayla Patrick (second from left) and Noah Reed. The students were chosen by the Rotary Club of Huntington. Also pictured are their Rotarian sponsors, Rose Wall and Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters.

 

Blood drive Sunday at SS. Peter and Paul

The American Red Cross of Huntington County announces an upcoming blood drive.

On Sunday, April 7, from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., a blood drive will be held at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in the auditorium.

The church is located at 860 Cherry St., Huntington.

 

 

Grand prize winner


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Ethan Boyer, 9, of Fort Wayne, won the grand prize Easter basket sponsored by Markle Health & Rehabilitation at the Markle Easter Egg Hunt at Markle Park recently.  Boyer is a grandson of Tom Highlen, of Markle, who treated his grandsons to the event.

 

Bippus Lions to host supper April 9

The Bippus Lions Club will host a fish and tenderloin supper on Tuesday, April 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Bippus Community Building.

The all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloins will be served with green beans, coleslaw or applesauce, bread and butter and dessert.

The fish will be prepared by Dan's Fish Fry.

There is a cost for tickets with a discount for children 6 to 10 years old.

 

 

St. Peter’s FCC to host breakfast on April 13

On Saturday, April 13, from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., St. Peter's First Community Church will host an all-you-can-eat pancakes and whole hog sausage breakfast.

A bake sale will also be held during the breakfast.
There is a cost per person, with a discount for children 5 to 12 years. Children 0 to 4 are free of charge.

For more information, contact the church at 356-7728.
The church is located at 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.

Attendees are asked to use the William Street entrance.

 

 

Colorful lines


Photo provided.

Roanoke Elementary School fourth-grader Cassidy Smith works on her masterpiece on Thursday, March 28. Cindy Callison's class painted common objects in the style of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian, who used vertical and horizontal lines and primary colors.

 

Gone to market


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Mackenzie Foust (left) purchases a good from Regan Cornett at a store set up in Jeanne Paff's first grade classroom at Lancaster Elementary School. The first graders spent four weeks studying the economy learning about jobs, purchasing, product production, scarcity, price changes, advertising and budgeting. The unit culminated with this market place activity on Friday, March 22.

 

Donation to PAL


Photo provided.

Terri Edmiston (right) presents a check to Chad Hacker, vice president of the Police Athletic League (PAL) board at the March meeting of the Metro Kiwanis Club. The check will support PAL football and baseball programs.

 

Questa Scholars Program can help close the gap on college expenses

Applications for financial assistance to close the gap on college expenses are now available via the Questa Scholars Program.

This year marks the third year that Huntington University Foundation along with business leaders in Huntington County has partnered with Questa Foundation to sponsor the Questa Scholars Program.

The Questa Scholars Program is designed to ease the financial burden of a college education for high school seniors and college freshmen that meet the qualifications of the program.

 

Indiana Michigan Power to conduct aerial surveys of high voltage lines

Indiana Michigan Power will conduct aerial inspections of its high voltage lines during April.

The inspections will take place throughout Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, with flights over northeast Indiana set for April 12-18.

The Bell Jet Ranger helicopter is burgundy and white with silver stripes. It will fly 50 to 100 feet above the lines at a speed of 40 to 45 mph, covering about 350 miles a day. Flights will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

 

 

Local SWCD sponsors fish sale

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District office is sponsoring a spring fish sale with orders due by April 30 with payment.

Some of the varieties available are:
Bluegill, Hybrid Blue- gill, Channel Catfish, Fathead Minnows, Albino Catfish, Koi and Grass Carp. Water Lilies and Aquatic Plants are also available.

For an order form visit the District Office located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington or visit www.huntingtonswcd.org.

Fish order forms are due by April 30 with payment and the pick up date on May 7 from 9 a.m. to noon.

 

Strass earns dean’s list honors at MU

Huntington resident Haley Strass was recently named to the dean's list at Miami University, in southwestern Ohio.

Students who rank in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within each division for the first semester 2012-2013 are named to the dean's list.

 

 

Purdue names local graduates

Purdue University announces the list of students from Huntington County who earned degrees at the end of the Fall 2012 semester.

They are:

Huntington - Christine Brown, Marcus Crist, Nicole Fordyce, Montgomery Smart, Kayla Whitacre, Heath Yarger and Adam Cuttriss.

Roanoke - Arissa Doran, Brian Herber, Michael McNair, Lauren May, Kelley Dickmeyer and Spencer Peaks.

Zanesville - Casey Carroll.

 

 

Local Sigma Phi Gamma chapter to host fund-raising luncheon April 7 at KBC

The Beta Delta Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority will host a luncheon on Sunday, April 7, at the Knight-Bergman Center, in Warren.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The menu includes baked steak, ham, potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw or applesauce, Jell-O, salads, desserts and drinks.

Proceeds from the event will go back to the community.

 

 

Forks of the Wabash garage sale set for April 13


TAB file photo.

The Historic Forks of the Wabash is seeking donations from the public for its second annual fund-raising garage sale to be held Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Proceeds from the sale will go toward the purchase of mats for the log house.

Donations of clothing and any other miscellaneous items may be dropped off on Friday, April 12, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Forks of the Wabash museum addition.

For more information, call the Forks office at 356-1903.

 

Planning post-prom


Photo by Steve Clark.

Michelle Flora (left), a member of the parent committee for the Huntington North High School Post-Prom Party, solicits opinions from other parents at a meeting in the Huntington North cafeteria on Tuesday, March 26, on ways to fund the party. The committee is hosting a fund-raiser at Nick's Kitchen, in Huntington, on Friday, April 12, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m, where one dollar from every meal and all tips will go toward funding the party. Prom is May 11, with the post-prom set for the early morning hours of May 12.

 

Huntington library to feature several youth events for spring break

The Huntington City-Township Public Library announces upcoming events.

They are:

• April 1-5 - Kids and teens in grades four through 12 are invited to participate in "More Fun than Florida" events during Spring Break.

• April 2 - At 3 p.m. youth can participate in a "Make a duct tape wallet" workshop. All supplies will be provided. Registration is necessary and space is limited. Call the Children's Department at 356-2900 to register.

 

HCCF Cycle I deadline is April 15

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that the Cycle I deadline for area nonprofits to apply for Make a Difference grants is April 15, 2013, at 5 p.m.

The Cycle II deadline is Oct. 15, 2013.

The grant program funds charitable projects that will create a positive impact on Huntington County and its residents in the areas of arts and culture, health and human services, recreation, community development and education.

Over $900,000 in Make a Difference grants have been awarded since 1997.

 

Lincoln announces honor roll students for 3Q

Lincoln Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2012-13 school year.

Students earning all A's are:

Third grade - Ariah Adkins, Blake Baker, Jonas Bent, Dane Blackburn, Holden Finley, Cruz Fuentes, Jason Kendall, Andrew Miller, Harrison Niswander and Viktoria Russell.

Fourth grade - Isabelle Center, Tyler Dalrymple, Makenzie Fishbaugh, Courtney Hale, Caleb Jackson, Madisyn Johnson, Matthew Kline, Michael Kline, Megan Landon, Josee Lewis, MaKayla Rodgers, Caden Searles and Lacie Stouder.

 

Business of the month


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce has selected McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home as its Business of the Month for April. Holding the banner are (from left) Morris Hart, former owner and currently a funeral director; Gloria Hart; Christi Scher; owner and funeral director Michael McElhaney; and Barb Young, all on the funeral home staff; and Chamber Ambassadors Terry Miller and Sue Rumple. Also pictured are (back row, from left) Chamber Ambassador Nicole Johnson and Chamber Executive Director Steve Kimmel. The business was founded in Bippus in 1870 as M.B.

 

Lincoln Elementary recognizes students for 3Q perfect attendance

Lincoln Elementary School has recognized students who achieved perfect attendance for the third quarter of the 2012-13 school year.

They are:

Kindergarten - Atticus Adkins, Christopher Crider, Caden Douglas, Corbin Douglas, Ella McDaniel, Broderick McIntyre, Justin Myers, Patience Napier and Bailey Tyler.

First grade - Kyra Bair, Jaymes Hall, Connor Hoff, Tyler Lough, Owen McNally, Kaylee Morris, Mia Nava, Jordan Shake, Allie Smallwood, Kealey Teusch and Colton Wiley.

 

Local Red Cross partnering with Crossroad Connections for emergency outreach needs


Photo by Steve Clark.

Vickie Ellis, program specialist for the Huntington County Chapter of the American Red Cross, learned an important lesson in the aftermath of the January fire at Carriage Place Apartments, in Huntington.

"It's very difficult for one organization - it's virtually impossible - to meet the needs of what individuals, when they have lost everything, are going to need," she says.

 

Andrews Elementary School announces its honor roll students for third quarter

Andrews Elementary School announces the list of its students named to the honor roll for the third grading quarter.

They are:

Grade Five
All A's - Hannah Brown, Kendyl Coles, Samantha Diehl, Bayleigh Double, Claire Ludlow, Meg McDonald, Haileigh Nissley, Madison Reust, Nick Scheiber, Ryan Shipbaugh, Morgan Sibert, Hunter Smith, Sierra Stout, Wilson Whicker and Bailey Zook.

 

Program on Community Garden to be feature of Seniors Lunch

The public is invited to the April 1 Seniors Lunch at Salamonie Interpretive Center, which will include a program on the Huntington Community Garden.

Stan Bippus, founder of the community garden project, will explain how the garden operates. The garden, also known as the Helping Hands garden, is maintained by volunteers, including Huntington North High School students, Huntington University students and numerous others.

The program kicks off with the meal at noon. The meat dish will be provided by Upper Wabash Interpretive Services (UWIS).

 

Dedicated friends


Photo by André B. Laird.

On Thursday, March 28, Jen and Steve Mason (center) were presented with a Friends of Youth award by the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County. The Masons have spent countless hours sharing their personal story on the impact of drinking and driving throughout the state. Also on hand for the presentation were YSB Board of Directors President Leon Hurlburt (left) and Jan Williams, executive director.

 

Annual meet for Lancaster Cemetery

The Lancaster Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting on April 11, at the Salamonie Church of the Brethren at 7 p.m.

Financial updates and other information will be given.
Anyone owning spaces at the cemetery or having questions regarding the cemetery is invited to attend.

The church is located at Ind.-124, just south of the cemetery.

 

 

‘A Time of Restoration’ is April 18-20

Mission House, in Huntington, will host "A Time of Restoration" with speakers Mike and Elizabeth Shreve April 18- 20.

Mike Shreve has been involved in prophetic power evangelism since 1971, ministering in 10 nations. He is the author of 11 books and the vice president of United Christian Church and Ministerial Association.

Elizabeth Shreve has a teaching ministry as well.
Service times are Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. with Mike Shreve as the speaker; and Saturday at 11 a.m. with Elizabeth Shreve speaking.

The church is located at 569 Etna Ave., Huntington.

 

Metro Kiwanis recognizes Scher and Warner as outstanding eighth-graders


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The Metro Kiwanis Club has recognized Lindsey Scher and Matthew Warner as outstanding eighth-graders from Huntington Catholic School.

Scher has participated in basketball, volleyball, soccer and gymnastics.

Warner has participated in basketball.

Both were selected by their teachers for their hard work and achievements in the classroom and for their involvement with helping other students.

Involvement outside the classroom, in their church and community were also recognized in the award.

 

ReStore adds Sappington to staff


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Terry "T" Sappington is the new manager of Huntington County Habitat for Humanity's ReStore.

Sappington joined the ReStore, which sells donated new and used home items and construction materials, in mid-March.

Sappington comes to the ReStore with a background in both construction and retail sales - he worked as an electrical contractor in California for more than 35 years and was a department manager at Lowe's in Fort Wayne for six years.

 

HU lecture will feature actor as G.K. Chesterton

Dr. John "Chuck" Chalberg, actor and professor of American history at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN, will portray G. K. Chesterson in the Forester Lecture on April 11.

The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University.

A graduate of Brainerd Junior College and Regis College, Chalberg holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Minnesota.

 

Sands recognized for servitude


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Marsha Sands (left) is honored with the Dorothy Scheiber "Heart of a Servant" award during Love INC's annual business meeting on Wednesday, March 27. Joey Spiegel, executive director of Love INC, presented her with the award at the conclusion of the meeting, citing Sands' willingness to help and cheerful demeanor as two of many reasons Sands was chosen to receive the award.

 

Ecolab donations garner award


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Ecolab employees Mike Worthington (left) and Hattie Meekin (center) accept the Dorothy Scheiber "Heart of a Servant" award at the Love INC annual business meeting on Wednesday, March 27. Joey Spiegel, executive director of Love INC, presented the award to the company, thanking them for their many monetary donations to the organization.

 

Boys & Girls Club hosts annual Kick Butts Day on March 20

The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County hosted its annual Kick Butts Day on March 20.

The event is organized by the youth led advocacy group, Voice, to fight the tobacco industry.

Youth involved in Voice are working to expose marketing practices used by big tobacco companies. Kick Butts Day is a national day of youth activism against these companies as other young people are informed of the dangers of tobacco in a fun way.

 

HU’s Doughty to provide update on broadcast-fusion media and sports management program at breakfast

Dr. Del Doughty, interim senior vice president for academic affairs at Huntington University, will provide an update on broadcast-fusion media and sports management programs during the monthly HU Foundation Breakfast on Wednesday, April 10.

Doughty will be joined by professors and students from those programs.

The breakfast is open to the public. It will begin at 7:45 a.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons and conclude by 9 a.m.

There is a cost for the breakfast and first-time attendees eat free courtesy of Bailey-Love Mortuary.

 

2 doctorate students to present at HU

Two doctorate students from the University of East Anglia will present their research on "Refugee or Enemy: Immigration and the British Empire" during the Centre for Non-Western Studies event on April 2, at Huntington University.

The event, jointly hosted by the Centre for Non-Western Studies and the Library Focus on Excellence Series, will begin at 7 p.m. in the RichLyn Library conference room.

 

HU’s Joe Mertz Center to host blood drive April 17 at Habecker

Huntington University's Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service will host a blood drive on April 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons on campus.

The Joe Mertz Center hosts four blood drives each year in conjunction with the American Red Cross.

Individuals who donate have the opportunity to enter in a drawing for a $25 gift certificate and an iPod Touch.

 

Salamonie names third quarter honor students

Salamonie Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2012-13 school year.

Students earning all A's are:

Fifth grade - Hailey Alford, Grace Ann Asher, Emelia Benson, William Castillo, Natalie Danals, Engelica Dickson, Alivia Harmon, Kolson Herstad, Olivia Markley, Kaitlyn Martin, Sydney Smekens, Corbin Snow and Paige Starr.

 

Crestview Middle School students earn honors for academic achievements

Crestview Middle School has announced students achieving honor roll for the third quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Eighth grade
All A's - Julia Bailey, Ian Bostel, Kaitlyn Burkhart, Ariene Butler, Mackenzi Cannici, Aubrie Eckert, Dan Eherenman, Jacob Ely, Kenzie Estep, Rebecca Everidge, Jacob Garlits, Tyler Gates, Emma Helmich, Jenna Henline and Alyssa Hewson.

 

Ericsson to present program on Richardville

The Huntington County Genealogy Society will meet on April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, in the Indiana Room.

Dr. Dwight Ericsson will be the guest speaker. His topic will be "Jean Baptiste Richardville of the Miami Nation of the Forks of the Wabash."

Ericsson is retired from the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University.

The meeting is open to the public.

 

 

Quarterly awards


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Russ Degitz, principal of Lancaster Elementary, hosts an all-school assembly to recognize honor roll, perfect attendance and life skill award recipients for the third quarter. Degitz read all students' names and encouraged them to keep up the great work, then invited the student body to stay and watch a 40-minute movie and enjoy a popcorn snack as a reward for accomplishing 30 days of school-wide good behavior.

 

HU seeks films for Fandana

Huntington University is seeking submissions for its second annual Fandana Film Festival on Aug. 2-3.

Filmmakers can submit works for the film festival in the categories of narrative, documentary, animation in addition to a special one just for high school students.

Awards include a "Best of Category" "Best of Fest." Cash prizes will be handed out. The winners will also have their films shown on the main stage Jumbotron during the Fandana Festival weekend.

 

Roanoke Chamber has scholarships for seniors from Jackson Township

The Roanoke Chamber of Commerce announces that applications are now available for graduating students to apply for a $500 scholarship.

The chamber established the $500 scholarship for high school students who live in Jackson Township in Huntington County.

To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must be a high school senior and live in Jackson Township of Huntington County.

Applications can be picked up at Bippus State Bank branches or downloaded from www.discoverroanoke.org.

 

Extension announces weekly activities for Huntington County’s 4-H organizations

Purdue University Cooperative Extension - Huntington County office announces its upcoming calendar:

Monday, April 1
• 4 p.m. - 4-H enrollment, geranium orders, trip applications due. Extension Office.

Wednesday, April 3
• 6 p.m. - Golden Eagles. Community Building, Hier's Park.

Sunday, April 7
• 2 p.m. - Pistol club. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

Monday, April 8
• 6 p.m. - Archery. Community Building, Hier's Park.

• 7 p.m. - Leaders' meeting. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

 

HU to showcase works from digital media arts students in Wilson Gallery

Three Huntington University students from Huntington will be among the graduating digital media arts students displaying their works April 15-23 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery of HU's Merillat Cenre for the Arts.

An artist reception will be held on April 20 at 6 p.m.
Animation projects will be displayed by Aaron Bullen and Joel Lofgren, both of Huntington.

Anthony Redmond, also of Huntington, will exhibit a film.
The exhibit will feature films, animations and other projects from 23 graduating seniors.

 

Students perform April 17

The Huntington University Department of Music presents an All-Area Music Student Recital at 4 p.m. April 17. The recital will take place in the Longaker Recital Hall inside the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The recital will feature a variety of music majors and minors in vocal and instrumental solo or chamber music performances.

The recital is free and open to the public.

 

 

Rittenhouse, Stanley are among recital performers

The annual Longaker Honors Recital at Huntington University will showcase eight of the university's top musicians on April 19.

The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Each musician was chosen in a rigorous audition process. The performance includes one pianist, one violinist, one flutist and six vocalists.

The recital will include two performers from Huntington.
They are:

 

Turkey hunting class offered at Salamonie, Roush

A three-session class on how to hunt wild turkey will be offered in the Upper Wabash area in April.

The first two sessions will be at Salamonie Interpretive Center, April 9 and 10, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The third will be at the J.E. Roush Fish & Wildlife Area shooting range on April 16, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Participants are asked to attend all three sessions.

Session one will cover the general introduction, pretest, history of wild turkey hunting in Indiana, introduction to basic gear,and offer a taste of wild turkey meat.