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Lucky


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Storms on Friday, June 29, ripped out this large tree by its roots on the property owned by Charles and Deborah Daugherty at 1544 Poplar St., Huntington, but fortunately it missed falling on the house.

 

Fireworks canceled in Huntington, Roanoke and Warren

Fireworks displays in Huntington, Roanoke and Warren have fallen victim to the weather.

But while it's usually an unexpected downpour that fouls up the fireworks, this year it's the lack of rain.

"We're postponing the city fireworks because of the severe weather conditions and the threat that exists to the lives and property of the people of Huntington," Huntington Fire Marshal Leon Hurlburt said in announcing the decision that was made on Friday, June 29.

 

Aspiring bards


Photo by Andre. B. Laird

Huntington City-Township Public Library announced the winners of its Young Adult Poetry Contest on Monday, June 25. Winners include (from left) Kate Niswander, Aaron Webb, Rachael Berggren and Spencer Sabinske. Not pictured are Emily Bucher, Rachel Nalliah and Cassie Inks.

 

Senior lunch to feature tales of Australian life

People age 50 or older are invited to the Salamonie Interpretive Center on July 2 to listen to interpretive naturalist Kristie Ridgeway share details of her school semester in Australia.

Highlights for Ridgeway included holding a koala bear and seeing flying foxes, which are actually large bats. She will also share other impressions of her trip, including her experience with vegemite and volunteer work.

 

Red Cross announces urgent need for donors

As national blood supplies reach a critical shortage, as reported by American Red Cross, independent blood-provider Indiana Blood Center is calling on its own local volunteers to donate before the Fourth of July holiday. With students out of school, and blood donations falling off as a result, community volunteers are needed more than ever.

 

Lutheran breaks ground on Roanoke office


Photo by Steve Clark.

Leaders from Lutheran Health Network, Lutheran Medical Group, the town of Roanoke and Huntington County broke ground on a new $1.2 million, 7,234-square-foot family medicine physician office on Monday, June 25.

The building, which will be located at 280 Commercial St. in downtown Roanoke, will replace a much smaller structure about a half-mile away.

The new Lutheran Medical Group facility will be more than 80 percent larger than the existing practice and offer modern accommodations. Construction is expected to be completed by early November.

 

Flag retirement


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jakob Miller of Boy Scout Troop 637 places a section of the American flag in a burn container during a flag retirement ceremony on the northwest corner of the courthouse on Saturday, June 23. The troop held the ceremony as a part of Heritage Days.

 

Local Salvation Army says good bye to Sells with open house on June 22


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Salvation Army held an open house on Friday, June 22, for the community to bid farewell to departing captains Tim and Sally Sell.

The Sells, who had been with The Salvation Army in Huntington County since 2007, were transferred to the branch of The Salvation Army in Bismarck, ND.

 

Royalty contestants


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Nineteen Huntington County 4-H members will participate in this year's royalty contest. Winners will be crowned during a program on Friday, July 13, at 1 p.m. in the Huntington North High School auditorium. The program is open to the community. Contestants are (front row from left) Brooke Dennis, Amanda Elliot, Shelby Bradford, Kaitlyn Winters, Abby Blocker and Kathleen Sands; (middle row from left) Jessie Earhart, Rhyan Geiger, Halley Williams, Kayla Brunner, Kayla Floyd, Brooke Lengerich and Casey Richman; and (back row from left) Zachary Shearer, Steven Freck and Kirby Jones.

 

Young gardeners


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Members of the We Win 4-H Club work in the community garden at Huntington North High School on Saturday, June 9. Club members pulled weeds, spread straw and planted plants in the garden. Club leaders are Matt and Angie Tyner.

 

‘Patriotic Pops’ concert to feature Philharmonic

The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will present the Steel Dynamics Foundation Patriotic Pops concert on Sunday, July 1, at 4 p.m. at Foellinger Theatre in Fort Wayne.

The concert, conducted by the Philharmonic's Assistant Conductor Sameer Patel, will feature a series of patriotic songs and family favorites, including "Stars and Stripes Forever," marches from John Phillip Sousa, a salute to the armed forces and the 1812 Overture.

For more information, call 481-0777 or visit www.fwphil.org.

 

 

Check donation from Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center,


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Cade Abbett (second from left) accepts a check from Denise Harrell, activity director at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, on Monday, June 25. The center held a bake sale to help Abbett with medical expenses related to his cancer treatment. Also pictured are Dan Cooke, executive director at Norwood, and employee Nichole Grover.

 

Retired teachers group awards scholarships to Strass, McElhaney


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The Huntington County Retired Teachers awarded Christie Strass and Lindsay McElhaney with scholarships for the 2012-13 school year. The recipients have relatives who are members of the HCRT association.

 

Shows by Attaboy and Jared Mahone set for Huntington County 4-H Fair

Christian recording artists Attaboy will perform a free concert at the Huntington County 4-H Fair on July 22 at 7:45 p.m.

Also performing is Jared Mahone.

The event is sponsored by Huntington University and United REMC.

In five years, Attaboy has performed more than 700 concerts, released three CDs and had two successful radio campaigns, all without the help of a major label.

The group's song "Wait On You" spent nine weeks on Billboard's Christian CHR Top 30 chart and was followed by the single "Unshaken."

 

The winning stack


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Ali Everett, of Huntington, shows off the books she stacked to win the young adult division of the annual book-stacking contest at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. It was the first win for Everett, who says she's participated in the contest a couple of times in the past, and it was also a record. Her stack of books, measuring 43 1/4 inches, beat the previous record holder by a quarter of an inch.

 

Acra earns Indiana Wesleyan dean’s list

Haley Acra, daughter of Gary and Susan Acra of Huntington, was named to the Indiana Wesleyan University dean's list for the 2012 Spring semester.

To be named on this list a student must obtain a 3.50 grade point average on a four-point scale and carry at least 12 credit hours for the semester.

 

 

Gluten-free awareness program at Hier’s Park

A free gluten-free awareness program will be held at the Family Living Building at Hier's Park in Huntington on Saturday, July 7, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event has been coordinated by Kayla Brunner, local Girl Scout, and her troop 20566. It will be an interactive event with snacks.

 

Area GM plant helping Mark-A-Wish with inaugural Walk for Wishes

Make-A-Wish will host its inaugural UAW/GM Fort Wayne Walk for Wishes on Saturday, June 30, at Headwaters Park.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk will kick off at 10 a.m.

Honorary Wish Child Ryan and his family will help start off the walk. Ryan is suffering from leukemia.

At the conclusion of the walk, participants are invited to attend a celebration at the finish line, where they can meet past and present wish families and enjoy food, entertainment and games.

 

Burn ban extended through July 2

The Huntington County Commissioners have extended the ban on burning in Huntington County to Monday, July 2, when it will once again be re-evaluated.

State law provides that the use of fireworks by private individuals cannot be banned from June 29 to July 9, says Huntington Fire Marshal and County Commissioner Leon Hurlburt. However, he says he does have the ability to shut down or delay any public display of fireworks, most notably the annual July 4 show at Huntington North High School sponsored by American Legion Post 7, should he deem conditions unsafe.

 

Blood drive set for Tuesday, June 26, at First Church of Nazarene

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

The blood drive will be held on Tuesday, June 26, from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, 1555 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

To schedule a donation appointment, call 356-1614.

 

 

Making crafts


Photo by Andre. B. Laird

Girl Scouts Madison Houser and Gracie Fields (from left) work on their "swap gifts" with junior leader Cheyanne Geideman on Wednesday, June 20, at the Izaak Walton League. The Girl Scout organization hosted a day camp for girls in Huntington and the surrounding counties.

 

Local Red Cross announces July blood drives

The American Red Cross of Huntington County announces upcoming blood drives in the month of July.

• July 3 - The blood drive will be held at the Huntington Walmart, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donors will receive an American Red Cross water bottle. Visit redcross.org and enter sponsor code "wmarthunt" to schedule a donation appointment.

Walmart is located at 2800 Walmart Drive.

 

Applications being accepted for Paul Memorial Scholarships

Applications are being accepted for the Steve and Peggy Paul Memorial Scholarships.

Application forms are available at the Moose Lodge, 390 Frontage Rd. in Huntington, or by calling 468-2625. Applicants must be a Moose member or the child or grandchild of a Moose member.

Completed applications must be mailed to Tony Schmid at the address listed on the form no later than July 16.
The college scholarships will be awarded in August.

 

Open for the season


Photo by Sarah Johnson.

Katie Wilson of Hometown Fireworks is open for business again this summer. The shop, located at 1214 N. Briant St., Huntington, opened June 15 and will remain open until the weekend after the Fourth of July. The store is now open from noon to 8 p.m. on weekdays and will post extended hours closer to the holiday. Hometown Fireworks has been operating at the Briant Street location for 15 years, and previously worked out of a large tent across from Kriegbaum Field.

 

Craft time


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

SPARK program leaders Trey Meehan (left) and Lindsay McElhaney assist Levi Vanover during a craft session on Monday, June 18, at Memorial Park. The SPARK program, sponsored by the Huntington Parks & Recreation Department, provides activities for youth at area parks.

 

Rocky’s Bargain Center opens


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Rocky's Bargain Center is now open at 200 E. Park Drive, Huntington.

The shop's inventory, which owner Rocky Anders says will be replenished constantly, features a variety of items including home decor, clothing and furniture, both new and used.

Anders stocks the store with items he buys at auction and other outlets, he says. He also purchases the contents of storage units that are being emptied because of unpaid bills.

Anders owned a similar business, Anders' Bargain Barn in Majenica, about 20 years ago.

 

Dog days


Photo by Sarah Johnson.

Elijah Thompson, 7, (right) runs for a hug from Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Huntington City-Township Public Library's Summer Reading Club on Thursday, June 21. Librarian Jan Perkins watches at left. Clifford's visit was the highlight of a Clifford-themed day at the library.

 

Homeschool group to offer homeschool orientation open to anyone interested

The Huntington Area Home Educators (HAHE) will offer a homeschool orientation, open to anyone who is interested in home education, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library on July 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The meeting will provide information regarding homeschool curriculum, current homeschool laws and other important information.

For more information contact Amos and Emily Albright at 356-3491; Jim and Linda Burd at 356-5327 and Scott and Misty Snodderly at 358-8578.

The library is located at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

 

 

4-H animal forms need to be turned in by July 2

All 4-H members who plan to exhibit animals at the Huntington County 4-H Fair must submit animal pre-entry/pen reservation forms no later than Monday, July 2, to the Purdue Extension Huntington County Office.

The pre-entry forms were mailed to all youth enrolled in beef, dairy, starter calf, rabbit, poultry, goat, sheep and swine projects during the third week of June and are necessary to assist the various 4-H Fair livestock superintendents in determining pens and housing assignments for all animals to be exhibited during the annual 4-H Fair.

 

Church to hold benefit rummage sale

St. Peter Lutheran Church, on LaFontaine Street in Huntington, will hold a benefit rummage sale on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, in the school gym. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

Proceeds will support the Genesis Project, a study of reopening the Lutheran day school in Huntington.

 

 

County 4-H groups set this week’s activities

Purdue University Cooperative Extension - Huntington County office announces its calendar for this week:

Tuesday, June 26
• 6:30 p.m. - Silver Streak Saddlers. Saddle Club.
• 6:30 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.
• 6:30 p.m. - Crystal Clovers. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.
• 7 p.m. - Best-n-All and We Raise 'Em. Home of the Suchcickis.

 

Sally Beauty Supply opens store in Huntington


Photo by Andre. B. Laird

Sally Beauty Supply, a retail supplier of professional beauty supplies, is now open in Huntington.

Store Manager Jessica Sidoti says the first official day of business was Wednesday, June 20.

"We are a growing company and thought that even though there are a lot of other salons in Huntington, the area would be a good fit for the store," Sidoti states.

Although the store sells supplies for salon professionals, Sidoti says it is also open to the public.

 

Victory Noll Center to host pair of retreats for female military vets

Victory Noll Center, in conjunction with Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministry and the Huntington County Veterans Service Office, will host a pair of weekend retreats for female military veterans in July and September.

The retreats are open to any female veteran, regardless of age, and from any service period, including those currently in active service.

 

Sharpshooters


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Girl Scouts Kaila Swanson (left) and Lexie Black take aim during an archery lesson on Wednesday, June 20, at the Izaak Walton League. The activity was part of a day camp for Girl Scouts from Huntington as well as surrounding counties. Archery instructors are Dianne Shaw (left) and Theresa Young.

 

Scholarship winner


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Kaitlyn Teusch (center) is the winner of the 2012 National Wild Turkey Federation Scholarship. With her are her parents, April (left) and Matthew Teusch. Kaitlyn Teusch is a 2012 graduate of Huntington North High School.

 

Band promises something different

The Erie Band will present a concert on Wednesday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Hier's Park.

The concert will be conducted by Bill Richey, who will be filling in for director Thaine Campbell.

Richey says the band will premier several selections that are new to its repertoire, including one piece that is "radically different" from any music performed in the band's nearly 100-year history.

The concert is tentatively scheduled to take place on the Hier's Park stage.

If temperatures are too hot, the band may move to a shady spot.

 

Boehmer UM to celebrate 125th year with ice cream social and 5K run/walk


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Boehmer United Methodist Church, located on the Wells-Huntington county line, is celebrating its 125th anniversary with a program, ice cream social and a 5K Run/Walk.

Ron Mazellan, professor of art at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion, will present a program at the church on Friday, July 6, at 7 p.m.

 

Past Canine Capers members invited to join in celebration

The Huntington County 4-H Canine Capers dog club is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

In observance of the achievement, the club will host a celebration at the end of the 4-H dog show on July 7.

The dog show will be held in Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

A display of pictures and activities will be available.

Former members are invited to contribute pictures and stories and can do so by contacting Ron Clabaugh at 437-5357 or Sandy Clabaugh at 224-5835 by June 29.

The event is open to the community.

 

 

Night animals to visit Andrews library

Silly Safaris will present "Creatures of the Night" at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library on Wednesday, June 27, at 12:30 p.m.

A variety of nocturnal animals will be introduced during this interactive live animal show. All ages are invited to attend, but children 9 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult or a sibling who is 13 years or older.

The program will be held on the library lawn, so those attending should bring chairs or blankets. In the event of rain, the program will be moved to the Andrews Lions Community Building.

 

Wheat for baling


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Joe Thompson (left) along with his son Tyson cuts wheat for baling in southern Huntington County on Tuesday afternoon, June 19.

 

McPherren joins board of Independent Alliance Banks

Dr. Ann McPherren has been named to the board of directors of Independent Alliance Banks, the holding company for Grabill Bank and MarkleBank.

McPherren is the senior vice president for strategy and graduate adult programs at Huntington University, where she also serves as professor of business and economics.

 

 

Beals on IWU dean’s list

Jennifer M. Beals, of Warren, was named to the dean's list at Indiana Wesleyan University for the spring 2012 semester.

To be named to the dean's list, students must earn a 3.5 grade point average on a four-point scale and carry 12 credit hours.

Beals is the daughter of Micah and Joanna Beals, of Warren.

 

 

Local ESA members attend state convention in Nashville


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Members of Huntington's Beta Chi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority attended the sorority's Indiana state convention in Nashville.

Local members attending the entire convention were Carmen Oswalt, past president; Wendy Yaste; and Pamela Allmandinger and Jennifer Allmandinger, current co-presidents.

Those attending part of the convention were Sandy Allen, Joan Benson, Anne Malone, Susie Ray, Cindy Yeiter, Mary Dalrymple, Nancy Mackowski and Joyce Stahl.

 

Roanoke library sets teen art classes

The Roanoke Public Library is offering free teen art classes during July.

Classes will be instructed by Karen Baker, library assistant and former art student.

Class dates are:

• July 12 - Duct tape craft, from 10 to 11 a.m. Students can bring their own duct tape.

• July 19 - Tesselations, from 10 to 11 a.m.
Participants will create tessellations from simple basic shapes to more creative designs and make their own picture from a repeated shape.

 

Community and Family Services offering energy education classes

Community and Family Services is offering energy education classes for anyone who has signed up for the Energy Assistance Program.

To schedule an appointment, call the local Community and Family Services office at 356-1098.

 

 

Trinity United Methodist to host Sky children’s event June 25-28

Trinity United Meth-odist Church will host Sky, a children's event, from Monday, June 25 to Thursday, June 28.

Children will participate in Bible learning activities, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into treats, make crafts to take home, and experience Bible adventures.

Children will also search for evidence of God through God Sightings.

The event will conclude with a Fly Away Finale, a celebration designed to get everyone involved in living what they have learned. Family and friends are invited to attend the finale on Thursday, June 28 at 8:15 p.m.

 

FSA nomination deadline is Aug. 1

Farmers have until Aug. 1 to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local Farm Service Agency (FSA) county committees. The county committee nomination period began June 15.

FSA county committees make decisions on commodity price support loans, conservation programs, disaster programs, employing county executive directors and other significant agricultural issues.

 

Cattlemen to discuss 4-H Fair today

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet on Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex Conference Room (first floor in Senior Center).

The agenda items include the food tent at the 4-H Fair. A worker sign-up sheet will be available.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office, located at 354 N. Jefferson St., Suite 202, Huntington or call 358-4826.

 

 

Hoff earns dean’s list honors for spring semester at Trine University

Katy Hoff, of Roanoke, was named to the dean's list at Trine University for the spring 2012 semester.

Hoff is pursuing a degree in human resources.

To be named to the dean's list, students must carry at least 12 credits and have between a 3.5 and 3.749 grade point average based on a four-point scale.

 

 

4 from county make Trine president’s list

Local Huntington County students were recently named to the president's list at Trine University.

They are Brett Steineman and Aaron Wolf, both of Huntington; Andrew Herber, of Roanoke; and Skye Bower, of Warren.

To be named to the president's list, students must earn a grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.75 on a four-point scale and carry at least 15 credits for the semester.

 

 

Leonhardt also among Canterbury graduates

Shana Leonhardt, of Mt. Etna, is a 2012 graduate of Canterbury High School, Fort Wayne.

Leonhardt plans to attend Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, to pursue a career in cancer research.

She is the daughter of Joe Leonhardt, of Huntington County, and the late Tay Leonhardt.

For a full list visit www.canterburyschool.org

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Taking flight at M.A.D. Camp


Photo by Steve Clark.

Abby Denmar chases after Stribor Bencun in a game of dog catcher during M.A.D. Camp at the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington on Monday, June 18.

 

Walgreens hosts ‘fun-raiser’

Helping Paws will hold a Bake Sale and Watering Hole Fun-raiser on Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the Heritage Days Parade.

The event will be held outside of Walgreens on North Jefferson Street.

Helping Paws Pet Haven and Adoption Center is a no-kill feline facility in Huntington.

 

 

VBS at Faith Community will be held June 25-30

Faith Community Church of God will offer vacation Bible school from June 25 to June 30, with sessions from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. each night.

The theme for this year's program is "SonSurf Beach Bash" and will include songs, skits, crafts, stories, games and snacks. Bus transportation will be available.

Parents are asked to join the program each night at 8 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on June 30.

For registration information, call 356-5476.

 

 

Corey Scheiber earns dean’s list status

Corey C. Scheiber, of Huntington, has been named to the Vincennes University dean's list for spring 2012.

Scheiber is studying surveying technology.

The Vincennes University dean's list includes students from the Vincennes campus, Jasper Campus, Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis, military bases and other extended sites.

To qualify for the dean's list, a student must complete at least 12 credit hours and achieve a grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

 

 

Four county students earn degrees from Manchester

Four area students graduated from Manchester College in May.

Ryne P. Hastings, of Andrews and a graduate of Huntington North High School, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in communication studies.

Ashley Nicole Tate, of Bippus and a graduate of Huntington North High School, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in social studies education.

Jesse Matthew Beam, of Roanoke and a graduate of Homestead High School, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology-chemistry.

 

Starke County woman becomes new local 4-H youth Extension educator


Photo by Sarah Johnson.

Julia Miller assumed the position of 4-H youth development Extension educator, previously held by Linda Aldridge, starting the week of June 18.

Miller comes to Huntington from Starke County, where she previously worked at a family business. In her new position, she will oversee all of the 4-H related aspects of the Huntington County Extension Office.

Miller received a bachelor's degree in agronomy from Purdue University and a master's from Purdue as well in youth development and agricultural education.

 

Book fair at city library continues through Friday

The Huntington City-Township Public Library is holding its Scholastic Book Fair through June 22 in the Children's Program Room.

The book fair features books from more than 150 publishers. Offerings will include fiction and non-fiction books for kids up to the age of 18 including popular series, activity and science books and crafts as well as a selection of books for parents and adults.

Everyone will have the opportunity to buy books and in turn help the library obtain books. The book fair will be open Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Announce Heritage Days window contest winners


Photo by Sarah Johnson.

Two Huntington businesses have been named the winners in the 11th annual Heritage Days Window Display Contest using the theme for this year's Heritage Days, "Unlocking the Canal."

"This was a very difficult theme to depict this year," said Phyllis Renz, chairman of the window display contest, "but the businesses and organizations all handled it in very creative ways."

The Historic Forks of the Wabash, Inc., borrowing a window from Vivian Barton, 323 N. Jefferson St., won first place in Category A, the division for home décor and gift shops.

 

Huntington House seeks donations for resident

The Huntington House is seeking donations to assist a resident who is ready to move into her own home.

Items needed include a sofa, TV stand, queen bed frame, queen sheet sets, twin bed and frame, baking dishes, kitchen utensils, microwave, microwave stand, toaster and dresser.

For information, contact Carolyn Ray, Huntington House manager, at 358-0748 or huntingtonhouse576@hotmail.com.

 

 

Abbott earns dean’s list honors at Saint Francis

Jamie Abbott, of Roanoke, has been named to the dean's list at the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, for the spring 2012 session.

Abbott is majoring in theology.

 

 

Kaylor brothers, Platt earn Eagle Scout award


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Nicolas Kaylor, Zackary Kaylor and Joshua Platt, all of Huntington have earned the Eagle Scout Award, the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to Scouts.

All three are members of Troop 129, sponsored by the Salamonie Church of the Brethren and led by Scoutmaster Scott Kaylor.

To earn the award, each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community, church or synagogue-related service project.

 

Open house to honor Sells is today

An open house in honor of Salvation Army Captains Tim and Sally Sell will be held on Thursday, June 21, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Salvation Army, 1424 E. Market St.

The Sells are being transferred to a new post after serving five years in Huntington County.

Capt. Barbara McCauley has been named to serve with The Salvation Army in Huntington.

Her first full day of command will be Thursday, June 28.

 

 

HU names Hendryx interim biz VP


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Huntington University has named Julie Hendryx as the interim vice president for business and finance.

Hendryx came to the university in 2002 as the director of human resources and auxiliary services.

In her new role, she will be responsible for the oversight of university finances, physical plant, auxiliary services, human resources and technology services.

She succeeds Tom Ayers, who is leaving the university after 17 years to become the vice president for administration and business at Kettering University in Flint, MI.

 

Knights of Columbus move into north side digs


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A former restaurant building on Huntington's north side has become the new home of the Knights of Columbus, which for nearly a century was headquartered on Market Street in the city's downtown.

Local Grand Knight Jeff Young says the downtown building no longer met the needs of the organization, which jumped at the chance to acquire the former Coach & Horses building at 2817 Theater Ave.

"The steps were killing us," Young says of the Market Street facility. "That, and the (lack of) parking."
Maintenance of the Market Street building was costly, he says.

 

Several streets in downtown Hgtn. still closed as Heritage Days continues

Several streets in and around downtown Huntington remain closed for the city's Heritage Days celebration.
Through Sunday, a temporary three-way stop sign will be placed at the intersection of Market and Byron streets.

Daily closings are:

Thursday, June 21 - Warren Street, from Court Street to West Park Drive, will be closed all day.

Franklin Street, from the Smith Used Furniture alley to New Life Fellowship Community Food Pantry, will be closed all day.

Market Street, from Guilford Street to Jefferson Street, will be closed after 3 p.m.

 

‘Vaudeville Comes to the Forks of the Wabash’ production fund-raiser is Saturday, June 23


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"Vaudeville Comes to the Forks of the Wabash," an original production directed by Huntington North High School drama teacher Ruth Reed, will take place on Saturday, June 23, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park.

Guests will be entertained by skits, songs, poetry recitations, dance and a magician.

Tickets for the show will be sold only at the door and proceeds will be donated to the Historic Forks of the Wabash Inc.

 

Altrusa awards scholarship


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Chrystal Ricchuiti (left) was awarded the 2012 Altrusa International of Huntington Scholarship for a non-traditional student by Altrusa President, Mary Ruthi. Ricchuiti attends Indiana Tech and is pursuing a degree in business management.

 

Café of Hope will hand out sno-cones for festival

The Café of Hope will be providing free sno-cones to Heritage Days festival visitors.

Sno-cones will be available Thursday, June 21, and Saturday, June 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Heritage Days patrons are invited to use the café's air conditioning and facilities in addition to having a free sno-cone.

Additional days and times may be added later and will be posted on signs around the café and downtown Huntington.
The Café of Hope is located at 900 E. State St., walking distance from Heritage Days.

 

 

Color guard day camp to open July 9

A color guard day camp will be held from July 9 to 12 at St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon each day with an extended 1:30 p.m. end time on Friday, July 12. Camp is open to grades six through nine, and campers will learn flag and dance basics.

Space is limited to 30 youth. Registration must be mailed by June 29 to receive a participant T-shirt. There is a charge for the camp.

The church is located at 648 N. Lafontaine St., Huntington.

 

Acra opens stump removal business


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington County resident David Acra recently started Stump Eliminator, a tree stump removal business.

Acra uses a stump grinder to shred tree stumps into mulch. He usually grinds a stump four to six inches below ground level, going as deep as eight inches in certain circumstances, he notes, which allows homeowners to plant grass or flowers on top of the old tree and not have to mow around it.

"It increases the curb appeal of your house," Acra says of his business.

Acra's fees are determined by his time spent grinding the stump, he notes.

 

Locally-manufactured grill gets ‘Best Buy’ ranking

Onward Manufacturing's Huntington Patriot series grill has been recognized in the June issue of Consumer Reports magazine as a "CR Best Buy."

It was ranked as the best-performing large gas grill.

The large gas grill category is defined as having room for 30 or more burgers.

The award-winning Patriot grill is one of several models manufactured and distributed at Onward's grill production center at 1000 E. Market St., Huntington.

 

Little hosts meeting of Future Leaders

The Future Leaders 4-H Club held its meeting on June 7, at the home of Jennifer Little. The meeting was called to order by Kayla Brunner. Cory Little led the Pledge of Allegiance while Jacob Wood led the 4-H pledge.

Members discussed their projects, including the Love INC community service project. Several members brought clothing donations and 4-H order forms were mentioned.

Members learned that project cards would be handed out at the next meeting. Also, pre-fair judging times and locations were discussed.

 

Flaherty is new staffer at Jody’s Trim-A-Little


Malinda Flaherty.

Jody's Trim-A-Little in Andrews has a new stylist and nail tech, Malinda Flaherty.

Flaherty graduated from Huntington Beauty College as a cosmetologist and has several years of experience working in salons, most recently as a nail tech.

She currently lives in North Manchester but was a resident of Andrews for 14 years.

Flaherty started at the salon on May 5.

To make an appointment with her, call the salon at 786-3110 or stop by at 97 N. Main St., Andrews.

 

 

Korean War vets selling memorials

The Korean War Veterans Association, Indiana Chapter One, is offering family members of veterans the opportunity to honor their loved ones with a memorial brick on the walkway at the Shrine.

The shrine is located on O'Day Road, in Fort Wayne.

For more information, contact Ron Barnhart at 493-7569.

 

 

Huntington North names honor roll students for semester

Huntington North High School has announced the names of students who achieved honor roll status for the second semester of the 2011-12 school year.

Students named to either the All A's or All A's and B's Honor Roll were:

All A's
Grade 9 - Cody Adams, Rachel Anderson, Chandler Bauer, Johnathon Carmichael, Kayleigh Carr, Angelica Carter, Eden Conley, Kristen Dyson, Anastascia Eckert, Hannah Edris, Emily Eherenman and Erica Freise.

 

HU prof shares 2 synagogue findings in article


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After discovering two previously unknown synagogues in Turkey, Huntington University Bible and Religion professor Dr. Mark Fairchild is sharing his findings in the academic journal Biblical Archaeology Review.

Fairchild discovered the synagogues in the areas of Kizkalesi (the ancient city of Korykos) and Çatiören in 2007 while researching in the area. Since then, he has returned to conduct surface surveys and continue his research.

 

Be Arty Crafts opens on Washington Street in Huntington


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Be Arty Crafts, located at 221 E. Washington St, in Huntington, is open for business.

Owner Mary Reed emphasizes that her shop is not like a typical crafts shop.

"My shop is called a take-and-make, where you can come in here and you can paint different projects, like plaster or wood," Reed says. "I have kits available for people to take home and do. It's not like a craft store that you come and then you buy craft items. I think a lot of people are confused about that."

 

Rotary hosts exchange team from Bulgaria


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The Huntington Rotary Club recently hosted a group study exchange team from Bulgaria, District 2482.

This is an international exchange program for young adult professionals to exchange information, both personally and professionally, about themselves and the country they represent. This cultural exchange has a focus on vocation and promotes goodwill and understanding among nations.

The Bulgarian team arrived in the United States on May 19 and returned home on June 17.

 

Eckert, Schoeff earn employee honors at Real Living Ness Bros.


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Real Living Ness Bros. Real Estate & Auction Company recently recognized employees Carol Schoeff and Andy Eckert for their efforts.

Each received an Outstanding Customer Service Award for June.
Schoeff, who works in the Huntington office, has been with the company for 25 years and serves as the auction marketing director.

Schoeff is a member of the Mt. Etna United Methodist Church. She lives in Huntington with husband Terry. The couple has three children and five grandchildren.

 

Parkview Clinic adds evening, Saturday hours

The Parkview Occupational Health Clinic, 2708 Guilford St., has added evening and Saturday hours to provide services related to initial Worker's Compensation treatment and drug screening and breath alcohol testing done randomly, because of reasonable suspicion and post-accident.

The additional hours are Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

Purdue Extension Office lists this week’s 4-H calendar events

Purdue University Cooperative Extension - Huntington County office announces its calendar for this week:

Tuesday, June 19
• 6:10 p.m. - Pets-N-Vets. Huntington Vet Hospital.
• 6:30 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.
• 6:30 p.m. - Silver Streak Saddlers. Saddle Club.
• 7 p.m. - 4-Leaf Clovers. Home of the Lahrs.
• 7 p.m. - Barnyard Brigade. Home of the Stephans.
• 7 p.m. - Fair Board meeting. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

 

New owners give northside station a new look as they discover a neighborly link to the past


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sonny and Jolly Patel are the new owners of the Viking Express at 2090 N. Jefferson St., in Huntington.

The Phillips 66 gas station and convenience store is located at Jefferson Street and Viking Lane, on the north end of Huntington Plaza - just a block away from the Marathon station at Jefferson and MacGahan streets, which the Patels also own.

Sonny Patel says he bought the Marathon station in July 2002, and took ownership of the Viking Express in April of this year.

 

Andrews food pantry plans distribution

The Shepherd's Food Pantry, in Andrews, will hold its next food distribution on Thursday, June 21.

Boxes of food are available for Andrews residents. They will be handed out between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the United Methodist church, 39 W. McKeever St., Andrews.

No appointment is necessary. The food boxes will be given out on a first come, first served basis.

 

 

First Federal promotes two, adds two to staff


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First Federal Savings Bank announces several additions to its staff.

Kristen Bortner has been hired as a full-time teller at the downtown location on Jefferson Street.

Bortner earned a bachelor's degree from Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, in 2010.

She lives in Huntington with her son.

Amy Feighner was recently hired as a mortgage loan lender at the north office on Frontage Road.

She worked at First Federal previously from 1994 to 2001 and has 18 years of banking and mortgage experience.

Feighner resides in Wabash.

 

New owner Coon changes Tasty Pizza to Jimmy Pop’s Pizza Shop


Photo by Sarah Johnson.

The former Tasty Pizza of Huntington has a new owner and a new name.

James Coon assumed ownership of the pizza business on Monday, June 4, after purchasing the equipment from his parents, Berniece and Terry Shenefield, the previous owners of Tasty Pizza.

Coon also changed the business name from Tasty Pizza to Jimmy Pop's Pizza Shop.

 

Clifford to visit HCTPL

Clifford the Big Red Dog will visit the Huntington City-Township Public Library June 21 and 22 in celebration of the library's summer reading club programs and the scholastic book fair.

Kids of all ages are invited to meet Clifford, who will be at the main library at 2 p.m. on Thursday, in the children's department, and at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Markle Branch.

The events will feature Clifford-themed activities and special Clifford the Big Red Dog story times, as well as a chance for kids to have their photo taken with Clifford.

 

Huntington County 4-H Fair Board to meet June 19 at Heritage Hall

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Board will meet for a regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, June 19, at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The board is continuing plans for the 82nd annual Huntington County Fair, July 13-27, 2012.

For more information about the Huntington County 4-H program, contact Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office, County Annex Building, 354 N. Jefferson-Suite 202, Huntington or call 358-4826.

 

 

OSV-published book earns top honor in category in publishing competition

A book published by Our Sunday Visitor, in Huntington, has been awarded first place in its category in the Association of Catholic Publishers Excellence in Publishing competition.

"Lectio Divina: the Mass in Scripture" earned the top spot in the prayer and spirituality category. In the book, author Stephen J. Binz, a Catholic biblical scholar and psychotherapist, explores the biblical foundation for each element of the Mass.

 

Andrews festival to one day; Markle festival cancels this year

Western Days in Andrews has been scaled back to one day this year and the Markle Wildcat Festival has been cancelled.

According to Western Days Chairman Tom Wuensch, the carnival typically booked for the festival was sold-out this year and it was too late to book another one in time for the festival, which usually runs three days.

 

A gift for the library


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Terry Dailey (left), a member of the Roanoke Lions Club, presents Celia Bandelier (right), director of the Roanoke Public Library, with the first of a series of donations the club plans to make to the library. The Roanoke Lions have pledged $500 a year for each of the next five years, for a total of $2,500, to be put toward the library's building fund.

 

Wiley named USAA Scholar

The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Micayla Wiley, of Huntington, has been named an All-American Scholar.

The USAA has established the All-American Scholar At-Large Award Program to offer recognition to students who excel in the academic disciplines. The All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade point average.

Wiley, who will attend Huntington North High School as a freshman in the fall, was nominated for this honor by the USAA. She will appear in the All-American Scholar At-Large Yearbook.

 

Huntington County Right to Life seeking baby photo contest entries

Huntington County Right to Life is calling for entries for the 31st annual People's Choice Baby Photo Contest.

To qualify, babies must have been born during 2010, 2011 or 2012 and must be residents of Huntington County.

Contestant photos must be brought to the Right to Life office, 34 E. Washington, St., Huntington, by Monday, July 16, no later than 6 p.m. Late entries will not be accepted. Submitted photos must be unframed and include only the baby, and cannot be larger than 8-inch by 10-inch.

 

Carroll, Dennis earn Roanoke Chamber of Commerce honors


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The Roanoke Chamber of Commerce has awarded scholarships to Tyler Carroll and Brooke Dennis, both of Roanoke.

Each scholarship recipient will receive a $500 award.
Dennis plans to attend Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, this fall to study toward a career as a veterinarian.

Carroll plans to attend Marian University, Indianapolis, to work toward a degree in nursing.

The Roanoke chamber awards scholarships to high school students who live in Jackson Township.

 

 

Four retained on REMC board


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Four members of the United REMC board of directors were re-elected to serve another term in voting held at the utility's recent annual meeting, on June 9 at the co-op office.

Steven A. Williams was re-elected to represent District 1, which includes Warren and Dallas townships, Huntington County, and the territory served in Chester and Lagro townships, Wabash County and Cleveland Township, Whitley County.

 

Bethel United Methodist to have vacation Bible school June 24-29

Bethel United Methodist Church will have a vacation Bible school program entitled "The pirates who Don Do Anything," from Sunday, June 24 through Friday, June 29.

The school will run from 6-8 p.m. each night, with a special program to be presented on Friday, June 29, at 6 p.m..

Registration for the school will be Sunday, June 24, from 4-6 p.m.

Bethel United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Riverside Drive and Allen Street, in Huntington.

For more information call 356-8391.

 

 

Downtown traffic pattern will change as several streets close for Heritage Days

Several streets in and around downtown Huntington will be closed during Heritage Days.

Closings will begin Monday, June 18, and will become more numerous throughout the week. The final day for the street closings is Sunday, June 24.

Throughout the week, a temporary three-way stop sign will be placed at the intersection of Market and Byron streets.

Daily closings are:

Monday, June 18 - Warren Street, from Court Street to West Park Drive, will be closed after 3 p.m.

 

VBS winners


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Faith Hewson (left) and Julie Baker (right) won free plane rides in a drawing held as part of the vacation Bible school at Evangelical United Methodist Church. Each winner can bring one parent on the flight, which will be provided by pilot Jaime Miller (center) and his wife Sherry Miller. More than 70 students attended the EUM vacation Bible school. The program was directed by Kris Teusch and Adam Drummond with help from 45 adults and youth group students.

 

Fund-raising efforts continue to keep religious education program running

The sponsors of the "By the Book" weekday religious education program say they are encouraged by the response to their appeal for funds from individuals and churches.

More funds are still needed, though, to underwrite next school year's proposed budget of $54,000. The sponsors have announced a three-prong effort in attempt to keep contributions flowing.

First, an anonymous donor will match up to $7,000 of donations given from June 1 through Aug. 31. Checks may be sent to The Associated Churches of Huntington County, PO Box 344, Huntington, IN 46750.

 

Knights hail new home


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (left) reads a proclamation designating June 16 as Knights of Columbus Council 1014 Day in Huntington on Saturday as part of the festivities of the local Knights dedicationg their new hall on Theater Avenue. Bishop Emeritus John D'Arcy (right) is among those gathered for the ceremony.

 

Antique fair at Roanoke


Photo by Steve Clark.

Looking over gloves at a booth at the Ronaoke Antique Fair on Saturday, June 16, in downtown Roanoke are (from left) David James and Debbie Hartman, with booth owner Pam Reed.

 

Going to the dogs (and cats)


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Several of Huntington's credit unions worked together during May to collect donations for the Huntington County Humane Shelter, and delivered those items - including pet food, litter, pet toys and cleaning supplies - to the shelter on Friday, June 8. Animal Control Officer Angie Haneline (left) accepts the items from (from left) Jonathan Morales, of MidWest America Federal Credit Union: Nathan Zeller, of Beacon Credit Union; Kathy Borskey, of the Huntington County Federal Credit Union; and Misty Harrison, of Community Link Federal Credit Union.

 

Sigma Phi Gamma selects Poulson as its 2012 scholarship recipient


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Beta Delta Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority has selected Landon Poulson as its 2012 scholarship recipient.

Poulson, a 2012 graduate of Huntington North High School, will receive a $300 scholarship.

Poulson was a member of the HNHS National Honor Society and received an academic letter. He has been active in FFA and Huntington County Junior Leaders and is a 10-year 4-H member. He has also served as a student tutor, youth mentor, volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County and in other volunteer capacities.

 

Blood drive on July 7

A blood drive in Huntington on July 7 is part of a statewide Fallen Officers Blood Drive organized to pay tribute to a Morgan County officer who died of injuries suffered in the line of duty.

The local blood drive will be held on July 7 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd.

The blood drive was organized by Janice Starnes in honor of her husband, Sgt. Dan R. Starnes, who died on July 10, 2001, of gunshot wounds he suffered during a gun battle with a burglary suspect four weeks earlier.

 

 

Application deadline for IFB’s young farmer award is Aug. 1


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The application deadline for the Indiana Farm Bureau Young Farmer Excellence in Agriculture and Achievement awards is Aug. 1.

The Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award is an opportunity for recognition for young farmers (ages 18-35) who do not derive the majority of their income from an owned agricultural operation but who actively contribute and grow through their involvement in Farm Bureau and agriculture.

Participants will be judged on their involvement in agriculture, leadership ability, involvement and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations.

 

By category


Barb Hancher (left) helps Sandy Schacht decide where to put a Debbie Macomber novel as the two sort books for the upcoming Friends of the Library book sale, which continues through Saturday, June 16. Twenty-five volunteers showed up to help prepare for the sale on Monday, June 11. Coordinator Sue Jepsen estimated that 25,000 volumes were included in the sale. Proceeds will go toward library programming.

 

Frederick’s marks 25 years of creating images


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Twenty-five years ago, Rex Frederick didn't plan on dreams coming true.

Today, he'll tell you they can.

Frederick's Photography will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. Frederick, who worked in the grocery business before starting his own business, had been a hobbyist photographer after purchasing his first 35mm camera in 1980 with his high school graduation money.

 

Special Olympics to collect

Huntington County Special Olympics will hold a roadblock on Saturday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donations will be accepted at the intersections of Jefferson and MacGahan streets, Market and Cherry streets and Jefferson Street and Etna Avenue.

All proceeds will stay in Huntington County to help pay for entry fees and uniforms for Special Olym-pics athletes.

 

 

Cancer Support meeting

The Cancer Support Group will meet on Monday, June 18, at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, in the lower level.

The group will be viewing a DVD titled "Cancer is Curable Now" and discuss the topic "Mandatory Treatment."

Testimonies and health news will be shared. Anyone interested in alternative means is encouraged to attend.

 

 

Entries now being taken for Open Class Adult Exhibit for fair

Entries are now being accepted for the Open Class Adult Exhibit to be held during the Huntington County 4-H Fair in July.

The exhibits, sponsored by the Huntington County Extension Homemakers, are open to any resident of Huntington County (18 years and older) or any member of a Huntington County Extension Homemakers club.

The exhibits are open to amateurs only.  Professionals are defined as those receiving $1,200 or more per year in a specific category.

 

Huntington University president part of economic development forum

Huntington University President G. Blair Dowden participated in a regional forum on long-range economic development hosted by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

The June 5 conference, held in Fort Wayne, is part of the Indiana Vision 2025 effort to develop a roadmap for long-range economic development.

Dowden helped provide insights on how the Indiana Vision 2025 plan can be implemented locally and statewide.

 

Riverview names 4th quarter honor students

Riverview Middle School has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 academic year. Students achieving honor roll are:

Eighth grade
All A's - Callista Barker, Ashley Breeding, Dalton Caley, Alexandra Christian, Izaak Coon, Kaitlyn Drayer, Mackenzie Faurote, Mallory Flora and Bryce Foerman.

Also, Hannah Frankle, Logan Green, Brandon Jackson, Kaitlin Jones, Kylie Kaiser, Austin Kaylor, Abigail Kindler, Elizabeth Manes, Hugh Miller and Abigail Ness.

 

Rydell and Ivey are Lincoln School’s top volunteers

Janetta Rydell and Tim Ivey put in a combined 424 volunteer hours at Lincoln Elementary School during the 2011-12 school year, making them most frequent volunteers at Lincoln last year.

Rydell, who volunteered 292 hours, is a mother of five and a student at Huntington University. She also works as a lunchroom monitor at Lincoln and, after taking her children to school in the morning, she often stays to help out until it's time to report to her lunchtime job.

 

Butterfly workshop June 27 at Victory Noll

The Huntington County Purdue Extension Office and Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters present "Metamorphosis in Your Own Backyard" on June 27 at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Victory Noll.

The workshop will again be held on Aug. 8 at the same times.

This one-hour workshop features a description of the lifecycle of the Monarch butterfly and the Eastern Black Swallowtail butterfly, butterfly facts and myths and information on how to attract butterflies to your yard.

 
 

Decker, Lesperance are Forks of the Wabash ABWA Chapter honorees at Associate Night


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Forks of the Wabash ABWA Chapter announced chapter awards at its Business Associate Night.

Taya Decker was named the 2012 Chapter Woman of the Year.

Decker was nominated by chapter member June Ball.

Each year, chapter women are nominated by their peers based on their chapter involvement, community involvement, professional development and career advancement.

An outside panel of businessmen and women then judges the nomination letters.

Ball was voted by chapter members as this year's Top 10 Candidate.

 

Kids can still sign up for summer theater camp

Registrations are still being accepted for the Huntington University Summer Theater Youth Camp.
The camp opens June 25 and ends on July 14 with two performances of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

The camp is open to students entering kindergarten through high school. They will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. five days a week to rehearse the production and learn theatrical skills.

 

Allison Christman earns honor at Trine University

Huntington resident Allison Christman was named to the president's list at the Trine University School of Professional Studies for the spring 2012 semester.
Christman is a senior accounting major.

To be named to the president's list, students must carry at least 12 credits and hold a grade point average of at least 3.75 on a four-point scale.

 

 

Kaiser wins PHP award


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Amanda Kaiser, of Roanoke, placed first in the 2011-12 Scholarship Program sponsored by Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana Inc. (PHP).

Kaiser, a Huntington North High School graduate, received a one-time scholarship of $3,000. She plans to pursue a pre-pharmacy program at Purdue University.

PHP, a managed-care organization based in Fort Wayne, offers scholarships to high school seniors planning to pursue careers in health-related fields.

 

 

Entomology workshop June 16 at Salamonie Lake

Students who take a June 16 entomology workshop at Salamonie Lake will learn about collecting, identifying and pinning insects.

The workshop is open to adults and children ages 10 and older.

Participation would be a great supplement for kids working on an insect collection for 4-H or scouting, say organizers. Students younger than 12 years old should be accompanied by an adult.

The workshop runs 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Salamonie Interpretive Center and there is a cost per family. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Relay for Life


Photo by Andre. B. Laird

Putting in their laps at the Huntington County Relay for Life event on Saturday afdternoon, June 9, are (from left) Nicki Eckert, Loretta Saunders and Mike Saunders. The event benefits the local American Cancer Society chapter.

 

Crafts at Andrews library


Photo by Andre. B. Laird

Andrews Public Library staffer Dee Kochensparer (right) helps Jessica Key with her craft work during an adult craft session Saturday, June 9, at the library.

 

Safety program


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Dale Schweller (left) pets four canine guests who visited Kids Kampus with Jeff Owens (right), public education coordinator for Koorsen Fire and Security, on Monday, June 4. Owens discussed the "Kasey Program" with the children at Kids Kampus. The program teaches fire safety tips and life-saving skills to students in preschool through sixth grade.

 

Hours expanded at Parkview Occupational Health Clinic

The Parkview Occupational Health Clinic, in Huntington, has expanded its hours.

New hours are Monday through Friday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The clinic is located at 2708 Guilford St. For information, call 359-0000.

 

 

Burnworth, Ambriole added to Lox Inc. staff


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Patty Burnworth and Jessica Ambriole have joined the staff of Lox Inc., at 125 Stadium Drive, Huntington.

Burnworth, a Huntington native, is a nail technician specializing in gels, shellac and pedicures. To schedule an appointment with her, call 388-5257.

Ambriole, of Roanoke, is a hairstylist and nail technician. to schdeule an appointment with her, call 388-5195.

Both Burnworth and Ambriole are graduates of Huntington Beauty College.

They are available by appointment only.

 

 

Local students among 2012 graduates of Canterbury High School

Four Huntington County students graduated from Canterbury High School, Fort Wayne, on June 9.

The local graduates are Alexandra Bowers and Kai Foday, both of Huntington, and Madison Hartman, Michelle Hoover-Ferretti and Logan Rogers, all of Roanoke.

Bowers is the daughter of Matt and Julie Arquette. She has received a Frank O'Bannon Grant from Indiana University, Bloomington.

 

Antiques, art fair, ice cream social June 16 in downtown Roanoke

An antiques and art fair and ice cream social will be held on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Roanoke.

More than 30 antiques dealers and artisans are expected to set up shop on Main Street, which will be closed in the downtown area to accommodate the dealers.

Local organizations will sell ice cream, desserts and drinks. The day will also feature live entertainment as well as an al fresco breakfast and lunch.

 

 

Science experiment


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Pat Karst shows a captive audience of mini 4-H'ers what happens when corn kernels interact with iodine. The Huntington County Purdue Extension Office held its annual mini 4-H Fun Day at Hier's Park on Wednesday, June 6.

 

Voices in harmony


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Members of the Children's Choir of Huntington County sing one their songs, during their summer camp production of "Let's Go to the Movies." The choir sang Christian versions of popular songs including hit movies at New Hope United Brethren Church.

 

Teen Suicide Task Force to host QPR session June 13

Local residents can learn how to save lives during an upcoming training hosted by the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County.

The Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force will host a Question, Persuade and Refer (QPR) training on June 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This free suicide prevention training will be held at the YSB, located at 1344 Maple Drive, in Huntington.

Participants will learn local and state statistics, myths and facts, warning signs and risk factors, local resources and more.

 

Judges ready for challenge of picking top entries in HD parade


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Our Sunday Visitor will be marching in this year's Heritage Days parade as part of its celebration of its 100th year in business.

The national Catholic publishing house, headquartered in Huntington, expects to have more than 100 employees and family members marching in the parade.

 

Huntington County Swine Boosters to discuss swine barn improvements

The Huntington County Swine Boosters will meet on Tuesday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Family Living Building at Hier's Park.

The agenda items include a discussion of improvements to the swine barn. Members should also be prepared to sign up for work shifts at the 4-H Fair food tent.

For more information contact Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office at 354 N. Jefferson St., Ste. 202 or call 358-4826.

 

 

Pancreas transplant gives Huntington man new kind of life


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

For most of his 33 years, Chris Setser had to carefully monitor what he ate in order to keep his blood sugar in balance.

He's been unable to live alone because an unexpected medical emergency would send him into a tailspin.

"Sometimes, I woke up and the EMS would be at my house," he says.

All that changed on Mother's Day, when Setser received a pancreas transplant at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. - something Setser considers almost a miracle cure.

 

Extension Office lists 4-H calendar for this week

Purdue University Cooperative Extension - Huntington County office announces its calendar for this week:

Monday, June 11
• 7 p.m. - Leaders' meeting. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

Tuesday, June 12
• 6 p.m. - Cat workshop. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.
• 6:30 p.m. - Silver Streak Saddlers. Saddle Club.
• 6:30 p.m. - Corn Cob. Roanoke Park pavilion.
• 6:30 p.m. - Canine Capers, Community Building, Hier's Park.

 

Award winners


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Anna Manry (left) and Zach Zehner, who recently completed third grade at Salamonie School, were presented with the school's Brandy Reese Award on the last day of classes for 2011-12. The award recognizes the students for their use of the life skills of responsibility, caring and friendship throughout the year.

 

Red Cross to have several blood drives this month within county

The American Red Cross will hold blood drives in June at various local sites. The blood drive schedule for Huntington County will be:

• Wednesday, June 20, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Knight-Bergman Center in the Main Room, located at 132 W. Nancy St., Warren.

• Wednesday, June 20, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in the lower level, located at 641 N. Main St., Roanoke.

 

VBS set at Huntington Baptist


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The Huntington Baptist Church youth (from left) Paige Shepherd, Anna Albright, Isaac Albright and Hunter Shepherd help announce new dates for Vacation Bible School at the church, which will run June 25-29 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The school will offer games, crafts, snacks, music and Bible study each day with a parents' program at 11:15 a.m. on Friday, June 29, followed by a hot dog lunch and block party. All children ages three through grade six are invited to attend.

 

OakBrook Village celebrates rare perfect score on state survey


Photo by Sarah Johnson.

OakBrook Village is celebrating a perfect score on their state inspection.

The score is referred to as "deficiency free," which means the center received a perfect score on all aspects of the test.

Shane McVoy of OakBrook Village explains that the test is very rigid and extensive.

"The state visits the facility for three days to one week, testing everything from the quality of care down to the temperature of the building," he says.

 

Reunion set for former Campus Life members

Anyone who has been involved in Campus Life in Huntington over the past 30 years is invited to attend the first gathering of the Campus Life Alumni Club on Monday, June 11.

The club will meet at 7:17 p.m. at the Café of Hope, 950 E. State St. in Huntington.

The club will allow those who were a part of Campus Life as students to reconnect with old friends. They will also have a chance to hear about what is happening with the local Campus Life group in 2012.

 

Five Northwest students didn’t miss class all year

Northwest Elementary announced the names of students who achieved perfect attendance for the entire 2011-12 school year.

Those with perfect attendance records are Mikala Holder, Karl Huffman, Hanna Mills, Audra Neal and Kelsey Stout.

 

 

Reading programs under way at two libraries

Summer reading programs for all ages are now under way at the Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Markle Branch Library.

The theme, "Dream Big - Read," is designed to motivate all family members to broaden their reading experiences.
Specific programs are offered at the Huntington library for individual age groups, including:

 

Children’s Choir to join Erie Band in concert

The Erie Band will kick off another summer season of old fashioned band concerts in the park on Tuesday, June 12.

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Hier's Park.
Community members are welcome to bring chairs for the free concert.

The Children's Choir of Huntington County will appear as special guest performers. Long-time band member and newly retired Huntington University professor Chaney Bergdall will perform a euphonium solo as well.

 

Used book sale kicks off Wednesday

The Friends of the Library Used Book Sale preview will be held on Wednesday, June 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive.

This preview is for Friends of the Library members only. New members may join the Friends of the Library at the door. There is a cost for membership.

Members are entitled to receive two free books at the preview sale.

Vintage books will be offered in a silent auction throughout the used book sale; final bids must be in at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 16.

 

MacDowell Music Club celebrates 80 years of sharing the love of music


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For 80 years, members of Huntington's MacDowell Music Club have been getting together to share their love of song.

The club didn't let the 80th anniversary go unnoticed, meeting for a dinner in May at the former St. Peter Lutheran School to celebrate the occasion.

The club was organized on Dec. 21, 1932, holding its first meeting at the Huntington home of violinist Rex Arlington and his wife Melba. Arlington, who died in 1964, taught at both Huntington College and Manchester College. He was also leader of the Rex Arlington Orchestra.

 

Seniors invited to bring a grandchild to share movie on Wild Wednesday

"Dolphin Tale" is the featured movie for the Wild Wednesday session on Wednesday, June 20, at the Huntington 7.

"Dolphin Tale" tells the story of a friendless boy who rescues a dolphin from a crab trap, then fights to get it a prosthetic tail after its own tail is amputated.

Seniors are invited to bring their grandchildren or friends as guests. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Door prizes will be awarded, and free coffee and doughnuts will be available.

 

Time for lunch


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Angie Caley (left foreground) and Rita Odquist, both with Huntington County School Corporation, help Chrissy Canvin (right, foreground) and Jodie Scher select a free sack lunch on Monday, June 4, at Laurie Park. As part of its Summer Food Service program, the school corporation is offering free breakfasts and lunches around Huntington County for children under 18 years, as well as those over 18 who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program or are mentally or physically disabled.

 

Celebrating a milestone


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Danny Thomas, a CMM programmer at PHD, will celebrate his 25th anniversary with the company on June 11. He was hired in as a janitor on June 11, 1987.

 

Kids S.P.A.R.K. program begins


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The S.P.A.R.K. (Summer Park and Recreation for Kids) program began on Monday, June 4, at five locations around Huntington - Memorial, General Slack, Laurie, Drover and Elmwood parks. The program is a six-week summer playground program for area children ages 5-14, operated by the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department. This year's program directors are (front row from left) Alicia Glass, Lindsay McElhaney, Abby Armstrong, Leanne Gehrke, Jessica Ehler and Sarah Stine; and (back row from left) Trey Meehan, Austin Coffey, Adam Rucker, Paul Hernandez and Jared Green.

 

Bluegrass gospel group to perform in Andrews


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The Blanton Family will present an evening of traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel music on Sunday, June 10, at the Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church, in Andrews.

The concert starts at 6 p.m., and there is no admission charge. The community is invited.

The group was founded in 1969 by the late Hade Blanton. It now includes siblings Gary Blanton, Mike Blanton and Sandy Spurgeon and nephew Curtis Oyler.

The church is located at 116 S. Main St., Andrews.

 

 

Travis Gray named to dean’s list at Heidelberg

Travis Gray, of Markle, was named to the dean's list at Heidelberg University for the spring semester.

Gray is a sophomore majoring in criminal justice.

To be named to the dean's list, students must be enrolled full time and meet academic criteria set forth by the university.

Heidelberg University is located in Tiffin, OH.

 

 

VBS to begin June 25 at Huntington Baptist

Huntington Baptist Church will host its vacation Bible school June 25-29, from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

"Amazing Wonders Aviation: Encountering God's Awesome Power" is this year's theme.

The program is geared toward children ages 3 through those who have completed sixth grade.

For more information or to register, call the church at 365-6954.

The church is located at 2435 Waterworks Rd., next to Riverview Middle School.

 

 

Monument City alumni will gather on Saturday

The Polk Township Alumni Association and Monument City School will have their 86th annual alumni banquet on Saturday, June 9.

Registration will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

The banquet will be held at Mt. Etna United Methodist Church, located at 6383W-600S, at the corner of Ind.-124 and Ind.-9.

The banquet will honor classes of 1952 and 1942.

Contact Roma Lawrence White at 358-6453 for more information.

 

 

HNHS graduates 443 seniors in 45th commencement exercise


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

The 443 members of the Huntington North High School Class participated in the school's 45th graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 1.

Those students are: Cody Michael Abbott, Cameron Jay Ables, Sheraden Ashley Adamonis, Emma Lee Ainsworth, Woramet Akarapreedee, Logan Thomas Akers, Christian Gary Michael Albertson, Tonya Marie Sue Albertson, Jessica Thirese Ambriole, Dylan Gene Ankney, Kristie Veronica Arias, Carissa Mae Arnett, Brittany Nichole Arquette, Jessica Lynn Arquette, and Joseph Christopher Arquette.

 

Andrews library offers craft session for adults

Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library will hold a craft day on Saturday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m.

This craft session is for adults, and each participant will decorate a plate with colorful glass. All materials will be provided.

The library's summer reading clubs have begun at the library. This year's theme is "Dream Big... Read!"

There are reading prizes and activities for all ages from birth through adults.

Visit the library website at andrews.lib.in.us or call the library at 786-3574 for more information.

 

Senior Center announces Passport winners


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The Huntington Senior Center announces the winners of the Passport Program, which was held during the Huntington County Council on Aging Senior Expo.

Mayor Brooks Fetters drew the names of the winners on Monday, June 4, at the Senior Center.

They are:

Huntington - Mary Manosky, Sister Loretta Bauer, Susan Marlow, Wanda McLaughlin, Max Beck, Sandra Landrum, Kenneth Parrett and Bonnie Simon.

Lagro - Tina Stout.

Markle - Carl Fulton and Frances Alford.
Roanoke - Marilyn Cline.

 

Roanoke announces 4Q honor roll students

Roanoke Elementary announces its list of students who were named to the honor roll for the fourth grading quarter of the 2011-12 school year.

They are:

Grade Three
All A's - Emma Brewer, Reece Colclesser, Alex Gass, Mitchell Gerber, Alivia Jackson, Evelyn Lee, Meghan Mahoney, Robert Malcolm, Haiden McLeod, Madeline Rubrake, Bryce Thompson and Hanna Whitney.

 

Habitat seeking volunteer help

Huntington County Habitat for Humanity is seeking volunteers to work in its ReStore and to assist in building the next Habitat home.

The ReStore, located at 325 Hauenstein Rd. in Huntington, sells new and salvaged construction materials. Potential volunteers are asked to stop by the store and fill out a volunteer application.

Construction of the next Habitat for Humanity home will begin in July. Volunteers are needed to be a part of the construction team on Tuesdays and Saturdays and to provide lunches for the construction volunteers on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

 

VNC to celebrate summer solstice with Taize service, program June 19

Victory Noll Center will hold open its doors on Tuesday, June 19, for an event "Celebrating the Eve of the Summer Solstice" beginning at 8 p.m.

The evening starts with a special Taize service. The service, used by the community in Taize, France, is based on an ancient style found in the church, with songs, Psalms, a gospel text, silence and prayers or intercession.

 

Club seeks donations of school supplies to fill bags


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Wayne Township Future Farmers 4-H Club is teaming up with Mt. Etna United Methodist Church for an outreach project.

The group is collecting school supplies for UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief), which distributes the supplies for disaster relief worldwide.

 

County humane shelter to hold dog walk with prizes, more June 16

The Huntington County Humane Shelter will hold a dog walk on June 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The one-mile event will be held at Evergreen Park, across from Homier Park.

The day will include prizes, a dog wash, groomers, chances to take pictures with pets, rally demonstration and a canine officer informational talk.

Animals currently available for adoption at the shelter will also be on hand.

There is a fee per owner and dog. The cost includes a light lunch.

For more information, contact Pat Merckx at 519-1804.

 

 

Local NWTF chapter to host ‘Women in Outdoors’ event June 24

The Flint Springs chapter of NWTF will host a "Women in the Outdoors" event on June 24 at Roush Lake Shooting Range in Huntington.

Since 1998 the NWTF Women in the Outdoors program has organized events designed especially for women providing expert instruction and hands-on education. The emphasis is on developing outdoor skills and the importance of wildlife management and the role of conservation.

 

Law firm awards scholarships to three students


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The Huntington County law firm of Bowers, Brewer, Garrett & Wiley, LLP has announced the winners of its 2012 educational scholarships to be Shelby Bradford, Brittany Scher and Steven Freck.

Bradford received the James W. Bowers Scholarship in honor of the late James W. Bowers. She is the daughter of William and Marilyn Bradford, of Warren, and plans to attend Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in the fall to pursue a degree in nursing.

 

United REMC and Operation Round Up boards recognize service


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Fred Schweikhardt (center), a member of both the United REMC and Operation Round Up boards of directors, recognizes Phylian Keefer (left) and Mike Perkins (right) for their years of service to the Operation Round Up program. Keefer and Perkins each served the maximum six years on the board, and are being succeeded by Midge Decker and Andy Marshall. Operation Round Up offers United REMC members an opportunity to round up their monthly electric bills to the next whole dollar.

 

Decades of service at Norwood Health & Rehabilitation Center


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Norwood Health & Rehabilitation Center recently honored its employees with more than 10 years of service.

 

Warren chamber to sponsor new GED program

Beginning this fall, a new GED program sponsored by the Warren Area Chamber of Commerce will provide adults the opportunity to advance their literacy skills, attain a General Education Diploma and provide entrance qualifications for college, military and career certificates.

Classroom instruction is available the first year followed by online instruction the second and third years.

Warren area locations are Heritage Pointe and Warren Library. Other county sites include the Huntington Jail, the Andrews Library and the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

 

Trinity Preschool lists graduates

Trinity Preschool held its graduation program at Trinity United Methodist Church Sunday, May 20, with a celebration at Epworth Hall following.

Students graduating from the preschool program are:

From Penny Allen's five-day class - Ryan Burnworth, Ellie Felver, Julian Haskett, Iana Hirschy, Emma Johnson, James Johnson, Isaac Lahr, Connor Miller, Chloe Quillen and Luke Runyan.

From Linda Grossman's three-day morning class - Luke Beemer, Corbyn Bonbrake, Macie Brockhaus, Preston Campbell, Parker Casto, Lilium Clausen, Luke Helvie and Bailey Tyler.

 

JBG Photgraphy opens in Roanoke


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Jeremy Garner is the owner of JBG Photography, a studio located in downtown Roanoke.

Garner says he has been taking pictures since 2002 and had a home studio in his garage.

He opened the new studio in March and says the location presented itself by chance.

"I used to have carpet in my garage to cover the blemishes," Garner states. "I went to Carroll's Furniture in town to check out what they had and the owner and I struck up a conversation."

 

Extension Office announces 4-H calendar events

Following are the weekly events and activities for 4-H from June 4-10.

Monday, June 4
• 6 p.m. - Bowling, Rainbow Lanes.

Tuesday, June 5
• 10 a.m. - Mini 4-H Workshop, 10 a.m. at Heritage Hall.
• 6:10 p.m. - Pets-N-Vets. Huntington Vet Hospital.
• 6:30 p.m. - Canine Capers. The Community Building.
• 6:30 p.m. - County Wide Horse and Pony. The Saddle Club.
• 7 p.m. - 4-Leaf Clovers. Home of the Lahrs.

 

Community Connections to host series of financial fitness w’shops

Pathfinder Community Connections, the community development division of Pathfinder Services, will host a series of financial fitness workshops in Huntington beginning June 5.

The sessions will be held on four consecutive Tuesdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Pathfinder Community Connections, 2824 Theater Ave., Huntington. Instructors will include staff members from Purdue Extension, Consumer Credit Counseling Services and Pathfinder Community Services.

 

Registration now under way for YSB’s Making a Difference camp

Registration is now open for the Youth Services Bureau's Making a Difference (MAD) camp.

The theme for this year's camp is "Come on a Safari with Us," and will feature information on the rain forests, safari animals and more, with a focus on how campers are part of the big picture. Karen Street will be the camp coordinator.

 

A gift for the library


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Sandra Seacott (left), branch services manager of Teachers Credit Union, presents Roanoke Public Library Board President John Stoeckley with a check for $2,000, a donation supporting the effort to relocate the library to a larger building in downtown Roanoke. The check is from the Teachers Credit Union Foundation, which was established to support positive forces in the communities served by TCU.

 

Little green thumbs at Kids Kampus


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Kids Kampus students broke ground on its garden, located off Ruth Street, in Huntington, on Thursday, May 31. Children and teachers maintain the garden, now in its seventh year, growing various vegetables and plants.

 

First Federal will become commercial bank on June 30

Northeast Indiana Bancorp, the holding company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced that the bank will convert from a federal thrift charter to an Indiana commercial bank charter effective June 30, 2012.

The bank's name will remain First Federal Savings Bank. The bank's charter conversion has already been approved by the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions which, together with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, will jointly supervise the bank following the conversion.

 

Sarrazine to retire from St. Joseph’s this month

Rev. Kenneth Sarrazine will retire this month as pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Roanoke.

His retirement was one of several new appointments for diocesan priests announced May 31 by Bishop Kevin Rhoades, head of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese.
Sarrazine, who also serves as pastor of St. Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church, in Nix Settlement, will take up residence at St. Anne Home and Retirement Community, Fort Wayne.

 

Isolatek invests $8 million in new furnace


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"It really says something about the Hoosier spirit," says U.S. Senator Dan Coats, reflecting on the two-phase investment to install a "coke-less" furnace at the Isolatek International's Huntington facility.

Coats was joined Thursday, May 31, by Huntington city and county officials, as well as State Sen. Jim Banks, State Rep. Dan Leonard and employees from Isolatek and other local industries to congratulate Jakub Tomaszewski, plant manager of Isolatek, and his team on the $8 million-plus investment.

 

Andrews Elementary announces 4Q honor roll

Andrews Elementary School has announced students achieving honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 school year.

Honor roll students are:

Fifth grade
All A's - Tal Ben Yehoshua, Britney Bickel, Holly Hall, Hunter Hill, Hannah Hippensteel, Logan Hippensteel, Kyler Hoopingarner, Cheyenne Karst and Elizabeth Moore.

And, Kayleb Redner, Mia Richison, Olivia Rosen, Cassidy Sandlin, Benjamin Stoffel, Katelin Turner, Trey Williams and Jacob Wood.

 

Glass company representative to speak to Seniors at UWIS lunch

Salamonie Interpretive Center invites people aged 50 or older to lunch on Monday, June 4, at 12:30 p.m.

Cindy Locke, retail manager of The Op Shop, retail division of the Kokomo Opalescent Glass Company, will present the company's beginnings and explain how the glass is made.

Upper Wabash Interpretive Services (UWIS) will provide the meat dish for lunch. Seniors should bring a dish to pass, their own table service and a donation to help defray the cost of the provided meat dish.

 

Next session of Master Gardener public education series is June 7

The next installment of the 2012 public education series sponsored by Huntington County Master Gardeners will be held on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at Hier's Park.  
Master Gardeners Sharon Laupp, Susan Miller, Bobbi Ehler and Susan Derringer will demonstrate various ways to make fairy gardens.

Fairy gardens are miniature gardens, which can be created for indoors or outdoors.  Most fairy gardens are made with small plants and usually contain miniature houses, furniture or accessories.

 

Business of the Month


Photo by Sarah Johnson.

Barlow's Appliances & More was named Business of the Month by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 30. Pictured are (front row from left) Belinda Clancy, Misty Harrison, Barlow's proprietor Jack Barlow, Amy Stansell, and Paula Whiting; and (back row from left) Steve Kimmel, Michelle Crone, Carla Buzzard, JoDeane Knowles, Gene Snowden and Jean Wright.

 

HNHS students get Heartland certificates at recent ceremony

Heartland Career Center held its 2012 Senior Certificate and Honors Program, at the Honeywell Center's Ford Theater, Wabash, on Wednesday, May 23.

Students from Huntington North High School receiving certificates and honors for the 2011-12 school year were as follows:

Joseph Arquette, welding technology, receiving a career excellence award; Brett Davis, automotive service technology; Nickolas Davison, robotics, computer, electronics technology; Bryan Garrett, welding technology; and Julia Grover, law enforcement technology.

 

Central Christian to hold chicken barbecue

Central Christian Church will be hosting a chicken barbeque on Friday, June 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.

Proceeds from the barbeque will help buy new sanctuary equipment. There is a charge for barbeque tickets, and a discount for children 12 and under. Single chicken halves may also be purchased.

Patrons may eat inside or take carry-out. Menu includes half chicken, green beans, choice of salad, roll, drink and strawberry pie.

 

College Park VBS June 4-6

College Park Church is hosting "Super Hero" Vacation Bible School on June 4, 5 and 6, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Registration is free and begins daily at 12:30 p.m.

The program will feature activities, snacks and a theme of God's heroes in the Bible.

VBS is open to all children 4 years old through students who have completed fifth grade. For more information, call 358-7042.

 

 

REMC and DNR team up to help ospreys


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United REMC has teamed up on a project with the Department of Natural Resources and the Army Corps of Engineers that could benefit a bird of prey listed as endangered in Indiana.

Two large nesting platforms were erected recently at separate locations at Roush Lake with the hope of attracting a pair of mating osprey.

 

Northwest names all-year honor roll students

Northwest Elementary announces its list of students who earned honor roll status for the entire 2011-2012 school year.

They are:

Grade Five
All A's - Colin Betterly, Kayla Inderlied, Hannah Johns, Kaden Kaiser, Preston Perlmutter, Alexyea Ward, Macy Wohlford, Eli Wood and Adam Zahn.

 

Roanoke Lions to hear ‘By the Book’ speaker

Kathie Mower, of the "By the Book" weekday religious education program offered in the Huntington County Community Schools, will be the guest speaker for the June 4 meeting of the Roanoke Lions Club.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Roanoke Area Heritage Center and Museum, located at First and Main streets in downtown Roanoke.

The June 18 meeting, also at 7 p.m., will feature Chris Elston, an adult mentor for the Huntington County 4-H robotics team. Visitors are welcome at any meeting.

The Roanoke Lions now have a Facebook page.

 

Northwest Elementary announces 4th quarter perfect attendance kids

Northwest announces the names of students who achieved perfect attendance during the fourth quarter of the 2011-2012 school year.

They are:
Morgan Betterly, Chase Bills, Brenna Bowers, Brenden Buehler, Staysha Burnworth, Brendan Caffee, Denver Caffee, Kortney Campbell, Aden Carson, Campbell Cheney, Matthew Clark, Zane Courter, Jackson Cullum, Sapphire Dangerfield, Kameron Dennis, Reece Douglass, Reid Eckert, Trevor Eller, Rebecca Greene and Reagan Harvey.

 

Tipton House sets free health fair for Seniors

Tipton House, a Senior living community by Assisted Living Concepts, Inc., invites Seniors, caregivers of Seniors and the general community to a free health fair on Thursday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the health fair will feature local healthcare vendors. Some of the vendors will provide the following services for attendees - blood pressure checks, pulse oximeter, weight checks, eyeglass adjustments, safety portfolios and more. Complimentary lunch will be provided along with an opportunity to win door prizes.

 

Lincoln Elementary announces honor roll

Lincoln Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine weeks of the 2011-12 school year.

Honor roll students for the quarter are:

All A's
Third grade - Luke Bent, Isabelle Center, Tyler Dalrymple, Kyla Davis, Quinton Fetrow, Alexander Finch, Makenzie Fishbaugh, Courtney Hale, Savannah Herring, Caleb Jackson, Madisyn Johnson, Matthew Kline, Michael Kline, Megan Landon, Elysha Little, Olivia Lough, Haylee Penn, MaKayla Rodgers, Zackery Sikora, Lacie Stouder, Kya Voght, Logan White and Samantha Wilson.

 

Andrews Elementary lists students named to 4Q honor roll

Andrews Elementary School has announced students achieving honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 school year.

Honor roll students are:

Fifth grade
All A's - Tal Ben Yehoshua, Britney Bickel, Holly Hall, Hunter Hill, Hannah Hippensteel, Logan Hippensteel, Kyler Hoopingarner, Cheyenne Karst and Elizabeth Moore.

And, Kayleb Redner, Mia Richison, Olivia Rosen, Cassidy Sandlin, Benjamin Stoffel, Katelin Turner, Trey Williams and Jacob Wood.

 

Love INC seeks donations of AC units to give away

Love INC is now collecting window air conditioning units to give to clients who show a doctor's recommendation that their health requires them.

Anyone willing to donate a working air conditioning unit should contact Love INC at 356-0933 or drop it off at 715 Byron St., Huntington.

Both new and used units will be accepted as long as they are in working condition.

 

 

Andrews lists perfect attendance students for fourth quarter

Andrews Elementary has announced those students who achieved perfect attendance for the fourth quarter of the 2011-2012 academic year. Students with perfect attendance are:

Aiden Anders, Kyler Anders, Kiersten Arivett, Aidan Beaver, Megan Bell, Nicolas Berlier, Jayden Black, Chloe Camomile and Tiler Carr.

Also, Kayla Cave, Mason Cave, Jennifer Cicatko, Karina Clifford, Brayden Clift, Gabriel Cotton, Gavin Covey, Jacob Diehl and Grace Dill.

 

Roanoke AL Riders will host hog roast June 16

The Roanoke American Legion Riders will hold a fund-raiser on June 16 at Post 160 in Roanoke.

A hog roast and hot dogs will be served starting at 6 p.m. From 8 to 11 p.m., entertainment will be provided by Mountain Dewe Boys.

Tickets are available for pre-sale or at the door that night for an additional charge.

Proceeds support local veteran causes and the American Legion building fund.

For more information or tickets, call 452-7453 or 615-9254.

 

 

SSF art show seeks entries

Entries are being sought for the Salamonie Summer Festival Art Show.

Categories for works by adult artists include all types of paintings, sculpture and 3D art, all kinds of quilting, woodworking, wearable art, needlework, ceramics, all types of drawings, photography and miscellaneous.

A show will also be held featuring artists 15 years and younger. Categories are the same as for the adult show.
The young artists will compete in four age groups and each young artist will receive an award.

 

Northwest names its top students

Northwest Elementary announces the names of its students who were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter grading period of the 2011-12 school year. They are:

Grade Five
All A's - Spencer Atkinson, Riley Bercik, Colin Betterly, Reiley Brown, Chloe Clark, Corbin Cozad, Madison Fruit, John Groves, Mikala Holder, Kayla Inderlied, Timothy Jacobs, Hannah Johns, Kaden Kaiser, Brett Kaylor, Drew Nash, Preston Perlmutter, Emily Walter, Alexyea Ward, Macy Wohlford, Eli Wood, Calvin Wust and Adam Zahn.

 

Engelberth earns master’s from Clemson

Joel R. Engelberth, of Huntington, graduated from Clemson University during a commencement ceremony held on May 11.

Engelberth earned a Master of Science in graphic communications.

The university awarded 2,841 degrees during three ceremonies, as 2,242 students completed requirements for bachelor's degrees, 514 received master's degrees and 85 earned doctorates.

Clemson University is located in Clemson, SC.

 

 

Pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis


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Trinity Preschool students (left to right) Luke Runyan, Iana Hirschy, Isaac Lahr, Julian Haskett and Connor Miller count pop tabs they have been collecting throughout the year. The students collected 94,000 pop tabs. Since 2004, Trinity pre-schoolers have collected 1,602,500 tabs. All proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis. The students celebrated with a trip to the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and Happy Meals from McDonald's.

 

Gethsemane to hold craft, bake sale June 9

Gethsemane Ministries will hold a craft and bake sale at 2239 Hartman St. on Saturday, June 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunch will be available for purchase.

 

 

Boy Scout Troop 130 to hold BBQ fund-raiser

Boy Scout Troop 130 will hold a Nelson's Barbecue fund-raiser on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will be held in the PNC Bank parking lot, located in the Huntington Plaza on North Jefferson Street.

Proceeds from the fund-raiser go towards programs, including summer camp, rafting, canoeing and a high adventure backpacking trip to Isle Royale National Park.

Sponsors for the event include PNC Bank and Duke Energy.

 

 

Huntington Catholic School honors students for their achievements

Huntington Catholic School students were honored for their achievements during the fourth quarter and throughout the 2011-12 school year.

Honors handed out include:

Most improved - Jadyn Stecher, kindergarten; Kyler Wilcoxson, first grade; Lucas Thomas, second grade; Kadija El-Hussein, third grade; Hailee Wilcoxson, fourth grade; Savannah Albertson, fifth grade; Benjamin Blomeke, sixth grade; Joshua Bowers, seventh grade; and Kristopher Dunn, eighth grade.

 

Future Leaders 4-H club holds May 24 meet

The Future Leaders 4-H Club met on May 24.
Kayla Brunner called the meeting to order. The American pledge was led by Jessica Fowler and Sara Hunnicutt led the 4-H pledge.

Fowler also read the minutes of the last meting and Hunnicutt gave the treasurer's report.

The group discussed its Love INC community service project. Donations will be taken at the next meeting.

A form was passed around to order 4-H shirts and the newsletter was shared.

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m., at the home of the Littles.

 

 

Choir camp


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Music camps for the Children's Choir of Huntington County will start Monday, June 4, and include Let's Go to the Movies for students completing second to eighth grades and Mini Music Camp for ages one to eight years. For more information contact Terra Rowley at 468-2705 or terra.rowley@gmail.com. Pictured are students performing at the 2011 choir camp performance: (top row from left) Samantha Roller, Ali Everett; (middle row from left) Haley Allred, Eve Rowley, Tori Kline; (bottom row from left) Sami Leal, Lillian Holzinger and Savannah White.

 

Piecemakers to meet on Thursday at Evangelical

The Piecemakers Quilt Club will meet Thursday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Evangelical United Methodist Church.

The program will be "Antique Quilts and Tools." Visitors are welcome.

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

 

 

Salutatorian gives address of welcome


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Huntington North High School Class of 2012 salutatorian Cassandra Hacker gives the address of welcome during graduation ceremonies on Friday evening, June 1, at North Arena.

 

Class of 2012 graduates


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Jessica Baker, senior class vice president, gives the greeting at the Huntington North Class of 2012 graduation ceremony on Friday evening, June 1.

 

Ben-Yehoshua and Zahm win four-year awards from HCCF


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Adi Ben-Yehoshua, of Huntington, and Stephen Zahm, of Roanoke, as finalists for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship, have been awarded Huntington County Community Foundation Scholarships.

Each will receive $1,500 per year for their four years of undergraduate studies.

 

Dorothy Coll Scholarships go to 3 students


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Kaydee Small, of LaFontaine, and Lauren Johnson and Taylor Allred, both of Huntington, have been awarded 2012 Dorothy M. Coll Scholarships.

Small, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be attending International Business College majoring in the vet tech program. She is the daughter of Kyle and Dawn Small.

 

Trio earn Hohe Saint Francis scholarships


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Jordie Close, of Andrews; Megan Leedy, of Huntington; and Nicole Shaw, of Warren, have been awarded 2012 Dr. John and Marjorie Hohe University of Saint Francis Scholarships.

Close, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be majoring in radiology or nursing. She is the daughter of Kevin and Julie Close.

Leedy, a graduating senior from Huntington North, will be majoring in pre-dentistry. She is the daughter of Thomas and Susan Leedy.

 

6 from Warren receive George and Garnet Bergman awards


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Felicia Burcham, Kelsi Shaw, Landon Poulson, Nicole Smith, Colin McIntire and Shelby Bradford, all of Warren, have been awarded 2012 George and Garnet Bergman Scholarships.

Burcham, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be attending Roosevelt University in Chicago majoring in journalism and public relations. She is the daughter of Paul and Sherry Burcham.

 

Five current, past HNHS grads win Scott Breiner Scholarships


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Alli Harris, Kelsey Smart, Laurisa Richard and Aleesha Gamble, all of Huntington, and Kourtney Johnson, of Andrews, have been awarded 2012 Scott Breiner Scholarships.

Harris, a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School, currently attends Purdue University majoring in social studies education. She is the daughter of Ken and Bev Harris.

 

Pinney receives Reiff Scholarship to study civil engineering at Rose-Hulman


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Joshua Pinney, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2012 Mary Edith Reiff Scholarship.

Pinney, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be attending Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology majoring in civil engineering. He is the son of Cheryl Pinney.

The scholarship was established by Mary Edith Reiff through her will to help outstanding students who are seeking further education.

It is awarded to students who live in Huntington, Andrews or Dallas townships.

 

Fetters is scholarship recipient


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Bronwen Fetters, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2012 Thomas J. Uecker Memorial Scholarship.

Fetters, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be attending Huntington University and majoring in mathematics and English. She is the daughter of Luke and Audrey Fetters.

 

Six students will attend IPFW with assistance from Hohe Scholarships


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Ashley Ambriole and Haley Richman, both of Roanoke, and Abigail Hoffman, Chelsea Hargrove, Foster Chaney, and Shashawna Titus, all of Huntington, have been awarded 2012 Dr. John and Marjorie Hohe Scholarships to attend Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

Ambriole, a 2010 graduate of Huntington North High School, is majoring in business. She is the daughter of Gary and LuAnn Ambriole.

 

Breiner Family Scholarship recipients studying at five different colleges


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Colin McIntire, of Warren; Douglas Baker, Markus Clancy and Rachel Decker, all of Huntington; and Steven Freck, of Marion, have been awarded 2012 James and Nancy Breiner Family Scholarships.

McIntire, a 2011 graduate from Huntington North High School, currently attends Ball State University majoring in computer science. He is the son of Joe and Denise McIntire.

 

Gray, Baker, Buzzard earn Daugherty Scholarships


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Dylan Gray, of Uniondale; Douglas Baker, of Huntington; and Cody Buzzard, of Warren, have been awarded Daugherty Family Scholarships.

Gray, a 2011 graduate of Huntington North High School, currently attends Eckerd College in Florida majoring in psychology and sociology. He is the son of Michael Gray and Chrisalin Droke.

 

Heith Garner award goes to Kaitlyn Campbell


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Kaitlyn Campbell, of Markle, has been awarded the 2012 Heith Garner Scholarship to attend Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

Campbell, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be majoring in accounting. She is the daughter of Mark and Cheryl Campbell.

 

20 area students receive Shuman Family Scholarships

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that 2012 Charles and Wilma Sanger Shuman Family Scholarships have been awarded to Abigail Hoffman, Austin Shoemaker, Casey Johnson, Mariah Meadows, Aaron Wolf, Joanna Hersey, Lauren Johnson, Mark Wiley, Alex Hoffman and Lindsay McElhaney, all of Huntington.

Also, Austin Shaw, Cody Buzzard, Elizabeth Blinn, Elizabeth Bolinger, Kelsi Shaw and Nicole Smith, all of Warren.

And, Phillip Zook and Kaydee Small, both of Lafontaine; Haley Richman, of Roanoke; and Kayleigh Mower, of Markle.

 

Wiley wins Lesh award


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Mark Wiley, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2012 Joseph H. Lesh Scholarship.

Wiley, a graduate of Huntington University, begins his second year attending the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He is the son of Joseph and Debbie Wiley.

 

Matthew Harter wins McCurley award


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Matthew Harter, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2012 Gary W. McCurley Scholarship.

 

Gamble is Manes Scholarhsip recipient


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Aleesha Gamble, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2012 Kenneth W. Manes Memorial Scholarship.

Gamble, a 2011 graduate of Huntington North High School, is currently attending Ball State University in Muncie, where she is majoring in elementary education.

She is the daughter of James and Pamela Gamble.

 

Two earn Breiner Scholarships to USF


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Nicole Shaw, of Warren, and Jordie Close, of Andrews, have been awarded 2012 Breiner Family University of Saint Francis Scholarships.

Shaw, a 2008 graduate of Huntington North High School, is currently enrolled at the University of Saint Francis majoring in nursing with the goal of becoming a family nurse practitioner. She is the daughter of Todd Shaw and Susan Denman.

 

Hersey, Musselman are Repp scholars


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Joanna Hersey, of Huntington, and Allison Musselman, of Roanoke, have been awarded 2012 Carl Repp Scholarships.

Hersey, a home-schooled student who also attended classes at Huntington North High School, is currently a sophomore at Huntington University majoring in biology/pre-med with a minor in philosophy.

She is the daughter of Randall Hersey, Lincoln Park, MI, and Debra Hersey, Huntington.

 

Former Andrews church awards two scholarships


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Ethan Hethcote and Jordie Close, both of Andrews, have been awarded 2012 Andrews First Christian Church Memorial Scholarships.

Hethcote, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be attending the Indiana University Kelley School of Business majoring in International Business. He is the son of Brad and Jennifer Hethcote.

 

Kilander Scholarships go to Poon and Blinn


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Alan Poon, of Huntington, and Elizabeth Blinn, of Warren, have been awarded 2012 Shirley and George Kilander Purdue University Scholarships to attend Purdue University.

Poon, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be majoring in biomedical engineering at Purdue.

He is the son of Lap Yan Poon and May Ming Poon.

Blinn, also a graduating senior from Huntington North, will be majoring in agribusiness management at Purdue. She is the daughter of Bradley and Kathleen Blinn.

 

Cecil scholarship goes to Kayleigh Mower


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Kayleigh Mower, of Markle, has been awarded the 2012 Ephraim "Mike" and Mary Cecil Scholarship.

 

Mason is recipient of Reeves scholarship

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Andrew Mason, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2012 Dave Reeves Athletic Scholarship.

Mason, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be attending Purdue University majoring in agricultural economics. He is the son of Mark and Kathy Mason.

Established in 2004 by Marsha Reeves, the Dave Reeves Athletic Scholarship was created "to celebrate Dave's love for the athletes he worked with over the years and to help a male or female thrower with education costs."

 

Poon earns Rich award


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Alan Poon, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2012 Phillip Rich Memorial Scholarship.

Poon, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be attending Purdue University majoring in biomedical engineering. He is the son of Lap Yan Poon and May Ming Poon.

Established by Marilou Wardrop and friends of Phillip Rich, the scholarship is designed to assist a Huntington North male senior athlete with college expenses.

 

First National Bank names Shaw recipient


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Kelsi Shaw, of Warren, has been awarded the 2012 First National Bank of Huntington Scholarship.

Shaw, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be attending Huntington University majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Michael and Sheri Yoder.

 

Allman scholarship awarded to Decker


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Rachel Decker, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2012 Vincent Allman Scholarship to continue her studies at Manchester College.

Decker, a 2011 graduate of Huntington North High School, is majoring in studio arts. She is the daughter of Philip and Taya Decker.

The family established the Vincent M. Allman Scholarship in memory of their son, Vince Allman. The purpose of the scholarship is to support students who want to pursue a career as an art teacher or in the area of visual art.

 

H.O.P.E. scholarship awarded to Hethcote


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Ethan Hethcote, of Andrews, has been awarded the 2012 Arley Morris H.O.P.E. Scholarship to attend the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Hethcote, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be majoring in international business. He is the son of Brad and Jennifer Hethcote.

 

Sons of Union Veterans honor local Civil War dead


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Frank Shanly, Dave Tilden and Alan Teller (from left), dressed in uniforms of Civil War soldiers, stand at attention during a service on Wednesday, May 30, at Gen. Slack Park in Huntington to honor soldiers from Huntington County who died while fighting in the Civil War. Shanly, of Bluffton, and Tilden, of Huntington, are members of Huntington's Champion Hill Camp 17 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, which sponsors the observance each year on the traditional date of Memorial Day. Teller, of Kokomo, is a member of SUVCW Orlando Somers Camp 1, in Kokomo.

 

Honoring Civil War dead


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Members of the American Legion Post 85 color guard stand at attention as Girl Scouts toss flower petals around a monument to Huntington County's Civil War dead at Gen. Slack Park, in Huntington. Champion Hill Camp 17 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War sponsored the service on Wednesday, May 30, on the traditional date of Memorial Day.

 

Crestview math teacher Groves earns teacher of year for corporation


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Matt Groves, an eighth grade math teacher at Crestview Middle School, has been named teacher of the year for the Huntington County Community School Corporation.

Groves, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, has 11 years of teaching experience, including eight years with HCCSC.
He received the Classroom Innovation Grant in 2011 and was Crestview Middle School's teacher of the year in 2009.

"I am always so excited to see the light bulb moment when students catch on to that idea they never understood before," says Groves.

 

Honoring the fallen


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Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (right) places a wreath on stage to honor deceased veterans during a Memorial Day program Monday evening, May 28, at the First Church of the Nazarene. Wreaths were also placed by Huntington County commissioners Leon Hurlburt and Tom Wall (from left) as well as representatives of area veterans' organizations.

 

Invite businesses to participate in HD window display contest

Huntington businesses are invited to enter the 11th annual Heritage Days window display contest.

Participating businesses are asked to decorate their windows to reflect this year's Heritage Days theme, "Unlocking the Canal." The entry deadline is June 5, and windows must be ready for judging by June 11.

The contest has two divisions - Category A, for stores that sell merchandise that could be used for decorating (including all home decorating and gift shops) and Category B, for businesses that do not have ready access to decorating materials.

 

Crestview Middle School announces honor roll students

Crestview Middle School has announced students achieving honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 school year.

Honor roll students are:

Eighth grade
All A's - Joni Bennett, Madison Canady, Anthony Ditzler, Emma Eckert, Sierra Estep, Alec Goetz, Erika Harz, Alexa Hill and Alex Hosler.

And, Marissa Jamison, Angela Jones, Jamison Kline, Alix Latta, Levi Legg, Kyra Marjamaa, Christopher Martinez, Connor Nash, Richard Newman, Konner Platt and Hannah Ringo.

 

Class of 2012 presents HNHS with ‘worthwhile’ senior gifts


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When the officers for the Huntington North High School Class of 2012 sat down to pick a senior class gift, they knew one thing.

They wanted it to be useful.

"We all decided we wanted to do something worthwhile," Kayla Koch, class president, says. "We didn't want to get something silly that wouldn't be used."

 

Roanoke Elementary School announces honor roll students for fourth quarter

Roanoke Elementary School has announced its honor roll list for the fourth quarter of the 2011-2012 school year. Honor roll students are:

Third grade
All A's-Emma Brewer, Reece Colclesser, Alex Gass, Mitchell Gerber, Alicia Jackson, Evelyn Lee, Meghan Mahoney and Robert Malcolm.

And, Haiden McLeod, Madeline Rubrake, Bryce Thompson and Hanna Whitney.

All A's and B's-Brison Beekley, Katie Bickel, Max Colclesser, Noah Denney, Addison Dennis, Noah Dilley, Grace Gross and Isaiah Jones.

 

Lincoln names perfect attendance students

Lincoln Elementary School has announced the names of its students who achieved perfect attendance for the entire 2011-12 school year.

They are:

Kindergarten - Ella Hall, Natalee Searles and Kayley Williams.

Second grade - Connor Heyde and Masen O'Connor.

Third grade - Kyla Davis, Jamison Heyde, Chayse O'Connor and Caden Searles.

Fourth grade - Carson Nava and Mikayla Williams.

Fifth grade - Madison Lough, Evan Meyer, Zachery Nevil, Kristina Parker, Ethan Stafford and Gabriella Taylor.

 

Announce Heritage Days button sales, special promos for wearers


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Huntington Heritage Days buttons, which entitle the wearer to special deals at Huntington businesses, are now available for purchase.

The pin-on buttons may be purchased at the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce office, 305 Warren St., and the Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau, 407 N. Jefferson St.

The buttons depict an original canal boat from the Huntington area and the 2012 Heritage Days theme, "Unlocking the Canal."

Those wearing the buttons will receive discounts from June 13 to June 24 at several Huntington businesses, including:

 

Local girl graduates as salutatorian from Horizon Christian Academy

Dakota Enyeart, of Huntington, recently graduated as the salutatorian from Horizon Christian Academy in Fort Wayne.

Enyeart had a grade point average of 3.27 and was in a class of 11 at the private school.

She is the daughter of Lori Tindal, of Huntington, and Randy Wymer, of Goshen.

 

 

Huntington Plant Swap on Saturday, June 2, in downtown on Jefferson St.

The Huntington Plant Swap is scheduled for Saturday, June 2.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the round robin swap will begin at 10 a.m.

The swap will be held in downtown Huntington on Jefferson Street, between Washington and Market streets.

Attendees may bring up to 20 garden related items, a friend, and a wagon.

The swap categories are perennials, annuals, herbs, fruits, vegetables, house plants and miscellaneous garden items.

There will also be contests with prizes and demonstrations.
This event is free.

 

Landmark rededication


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Huntington's Sunken Gardens was rededicated on Friday, May 25, after a series of projects were completed. On hand for the ceremony were (from left) Ryan Wall, chairman of the Historic Preservation Board; Bryn Keplinger, Historic Board member; Denise Bard, parks department superintendent; James Glass, director of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology; Cathy Wright, with Indiana Landmarks; Major Brooks Fetters; Peter Kitchen, parks board president and park board members Dave Forst, Robert Allen and Marvin McNew.

 

Pleasant Chapel VBS June 4-8

Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School June 4-8 from 9-11:30 a.m. each day.

Classes are offered for children ages 3 years through sixth grade. This year's theme is "Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God."

The church is located at 1100N-100E in Huntington County.

For more information call Joann Dolby at 672-2611 or Linda Hollenbaugh at 396-2722.

 

 

Kids Kampus holds graduation ceremonies


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Pathfinder Kids Kampus Child Care Center honored graduates of the Creators and Premier Preschool classes on Tuesday, May 22, at the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University.

Creators classroom graduates include Savanah Adamonis, Josephine Fritcha, Karlynn Gilbert, Hailey Hoffman, Braydon Jackson, Morgan Krumanaker, Mason Lusch, Chase Lyons, Preston Mollette, Layla Pullum, Amelia Reust, Azure Roy, Silas Roy, Emma Schemansky and Hunter Uhrick.

 

Deb’s Hair Designs adds Pohler to staff


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Deb's Hair Designs announces the addition of Brittany Pohler to its staff.

Pohler is a 2006 graduate of Huntington North High School and graduated from Masters of Cosmetology College, in Fort Wayne, in 2010.

Since acquiring her cosmetology license, she has worked in Fort Wayne as an apprentice.

She has also completed advanced coloring and haircutting classes and is certified in RockStar Hair Extensions.

 

Sloan named to IU’s dean’s list

Trudy Kay Sloan, of Andrews, earned dean's list honors for the spring 2012 semester at Indiana University-Kokomo.

Dean's list students earned a minimum 3.5 grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0, while carrying at least 12 credit hours throughout the semester.

 

 

Quilt Club to meet next on June 7

The Piecemakers Quilt Club will meet Thursday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Evangelical United Meth- odist Church.

The program will be "Antique Quilts and Tools." Visitors are welcome.

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

 

 

Andrews announces all-year PA

Andrews Elementary School has announced those students who achieved perfect attendance for the entire academic year 2011-2012.

Students with perfect attendance are:

Aidan Beaver, Megan Bell, Nick Berlier, Chloe Camomile, Jacob Diehl, Jordan Hofmann and Megan Karst.

And, Madison Ptak, Jessica Rice, Matthew Schnepp, Velvet Smith, Makenzie Teusch and Daylin Wintrode.

 

 

9 OLVM sisters celebrate milestone service years


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Nine members of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters are celebrating a combined 575 years of service this year.

Sister John Francis Radler is celebrating 75 years as a Victory Noll sister.

Celebrating 70 years are Sister Martha Molohan, Sister Carolyn Issenmann and Sister Mary Magdalen Heim.

Sister Mary Ellen Descourouez, Sister Mary Louise Rowney, Sister Mary Doran and Sister Rose Miller are celebrating 60 years.

Sister Beatrice Haines will celebrate 50 years with OLVM.