North Central Co-op, Land O’Lakes give HU ag program push forward

Mark Tullis (left), president and CEO of North Central Co-op, presents a donation for Huntington University’s new Institute for Agricultural Studies to Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, HU president.
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North Central Co-op Inc., of Wabash, and Land O’Lakes Inc. of Arden Hills, MN, have given $10,000 toward Huntington University’s new Institute for Agricultural Studies.

North Central Co-Op is a member of Land O’Lakes, the second largest cooperative in the United States.

“We are pleased to support and partner with Huntington University and be part of promoting agricultural studies in communities and leaders in agriculture for the future,” says Mark Tullis, president and CEO of North Central Co-op Inc.

YSB Safe Place program gets state accolade

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County’s Safe Place program has been awarded the Indiana Safe Place program of the year award.

The award was presented to the agency for “excelling in quality program implementation in the areas of outreach, youth served, community support and involvement and program evaluation. The agency selected surpasses the implementation standards of National Safe Place Network, provides consistent quality services to young people and is a respected and well-known program in the service area.”

HELP offering scholarships to disabled students

Huntington County HELP is offering a minimum of five scholarships in the amount of up to $1,500 each to students who are majoring in fields of study that promote service to individuals with disabilities.

Among those fields of study considered are speech and hearing, special education, physical and occupational therapy, nursing, medicine, counseling and social work, as well as other areas of study in the medical and mental health areas.

Eagle watches Feb. 14-15 at UWIS

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources offers eagle watches on Feb. 14 and 15 through DNR’s Upper Wabash Interpretive Services.

Participants will meet at Salamonie Interpretive Center at 3 p.m. on both days, listen to a brief overview of Indiana’s bald eagles and then caravan to the roost.

Pop tab competition benefits Shrine hospital

Hickory Creek at Huntington Administrator Brandon Kastner (left) and Hickory Creek at Huntington resident and longtime pop tab donator Judy Stanzione (right) show off their facility’s pop tab collection on Friday, Dec. 12. The pop tabs collected by Hickory Creek at Huntington are donated to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Cincinnati, OH.
Photo by Joni Knott.

A friendly pop tab collection competition between Hickory Creek at Huntington and 16 other non-profit nursing homes benefits the Shriners Hospital for Children in Cincinnati, OH, on an annual basis.

“Each of the regional nursing facilities competes with one another to gather the most pop tabs,”  says Hickory Creek at Huntington Administrator Brandon Kastner. “Then, Hickory Creek Healthcare Foundation donates all of them to the Shriners children’s hospital.”

Crestwoods wrapping up 50th year celebration

Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery Owner Ann Shive shows off a portion of the store’s wide selection of frame options on Tuesday, Dec. 2. Along with framing, Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery offers a variety of other services and means of art care and also features displays and shows.
Photo by Joni Knott.

Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery is wrapping up the celebration of its 50th year in business this December.

Throughout 2014, the frame shop and gallery has observed the occasion through the production of various art shows and exhibits.

“In an average year, we usually have about 10 shows,” says Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery Owner Ann Shive. “We are not exactly certain of the date that it opened 50 years ago, so, what we’ve had a different art show every month to celebrate.”

Children’s choir to hold auditions on Jan. 12

Children are invited to audition for the Children’s Choir of Huntington County during open auditions for Winter 2015, held on Monday, Jan. 12, from 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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

Students auditioning are invited to sit in on a Children’s Choir rehearsal from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

For more information call 468-2705.

Shoe Sensation raises funds for local group

Shoe Sensation, in Huntington, will present McKenzie’s Hope with $177.86 in donations collected from its customers during a drive held in early December to assist the agency.

McKenzie’s Hope is a child-focused center dedicated to investigating child abuse, coordinating a unified response to child abuse reports and providing community education promoting the prevention of and appropriate response to child abuse.

Lilly matching grant beneficiaries

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Several Huntington County organizations are the beneficiaries of a Lilly matching grant totaling up to $250,000. Representing the organizations who gathered at the Huntington County Community Foundation on Monday, Dec.

Working hard

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Workers erect the steel frame of the new Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County building on Monday, Dec. 15. Other workers prepared the floors of the complex for pouring concrete.