Creative juices flowing

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Rylee Denney does her project during a Club Create session on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library. Youth ages 6 to 16 spent the morning making a magnet out of a jean pocket decorated with fabric trim, gemstones and other items. The youth also got to cook and eat a snack.

Grandmothers Club seeks new members

The Happy Grandmothers Club is accepting new members. The only requirement is to be a grandmother.

The club meets at Parkview Huntington Hospital, on the lower level across from the cafeteria on the fourth Monday of each month at 5 p.m. for supper. A short business meeting is held, followed by a game.

There are yearly dues plus a monthly collection for a Christmas supper in December. Members also pay for their own supper at the cafeteria.

Library additions

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jacob Stetzel (left) and Olivia Godfroy donated books to the Huntington Catholic School library in honor of their January birthdays. The gifts are a tradition at Huntington Catholic. The student who donates the book gets a chance to read it before it is placed in the school library, marked with a label bearing the name of the student who made the donation. Stetzel is in fifth grade at Huntington Catholic, and Godfroy is in sixth grade.

Poling hands off leadership to Zahn at Huntington County Chamber of Commerce dinner

Comedian Craig Tornquist (center), the special guest Monday night, Jan. 19, at the 91st annual Huntington County Chamber of Commerce dinner, does a song-and-dance number with Steve Petry (left), of W.A. Zimmer Co., and Ted Westerhof, of the Bowen Center.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Stefan Poling handed off the leadership role for the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce to Michael Zahn during the chamber’s 91st annual dinner on Monday, Jan. 19, which also served as an occasion to recognize businesses and individuals who are working to better their community.

“My role has been much smaller than others who have served as chairman,” Poling said, noting the many volunteers who have made his job as chair of the chamber board less demanding.

Merciful students

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington Catholic School students were recognized during the Jan. 16 all-school liturgy for displaying the Christ-like quality of mercy. They are (front row, from left) Lucy French, first grade; Violet Thornton, second grade; Jax Mickley, third grade; and Lindsay Godfroy, fourth grade; and (back row, from left) Brock Krumanaker, fourth grade; Lucas Thomas, fifth grade; Nic Mickley, sixth grade; Gracey Linker, seventh grade; and Dylan Hasty, eighth grade.

They don’t give up

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington Catholic School students were recognized during the all-school liturgy on Jan. 16 for showing the Christ-like quality of perseverance. They are (front row, from left) Christian Hudson, kindergarten; Gabriel Null, first grade; Baden Craig, second grade; and Ellen Rorick, third grade; (middle row, from left) Braxston Smith and Eben Dawson, both fourth grade; and (back row, from left) Evan Linker, fifth grade; Chloe Shepperd and Luke Eckert, both sixth grade; Jennifer Betancourt, seventh grade; and Adrien George, eighth grade.

New group’s goal is to conquer clutter

Following through on New Year’s resolutions and home organization is the goal of the NAG (New Attitude Group) meeting tonight, Thursday, Jan. 22, at 5:30 p.m. at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library.

Group members will share their personal obstacles to organizing their homes and tips for conquering the clutter. NAG provides encouragement and accountability as the group works through members’ individual home and organization goals.

RC reminds people that diversity is good for blood donation

In honor of Black History Month this February, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer, eligible donors as diverse as the patients who need their blood donations are encouraged to give blood to ensure a sufficient blood supply.

Webb plays with All-State Orchestra

Aaron Webb, a member of the Huntington North High School Wind Ensemble and Varsity Brass, performed with the 2015 All-State Orchestra in Fort Wayne on Saturday, Jan. 17, as part of the 2015 Indiana Music Educators Association Convention.

Webb was chosen for the honor after competitive auditions held this year across the state. He is a student of Sally Hinkle-Teegarden of Fort Wayne and is principal bassoonist in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra. He plays at HNHS under the direction of Heather Marshall and Matt Walter.

Incoming honoring outgoing

Stefan Poling (left), outgoing chairman of the board of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, receives a plaque for his service from the incoming chairman, Michael Zahn, at the 91st annual chamber dinner on Monday night, Jan. 19, at the Huntington PAL Club.