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Warren Farmers' Market opens


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sandra Eichhorn (right) eyes the vegetables on display at the Warren Farmers' Market on Saturday, June 29, outside the Daugherty Company, 534 E. First St., in Warren. The market, which also features product vendors in addition to produce, will be held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. through the growing season.

 

Antiqology adds soda and ice cream with move to new downtown location


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Antiqology opened its doors at a new location on Friday, June 21.

The owners, Adam and Rebecca Hanson, had originally opened their antique store at 528 N. Jefferson St., in Huntington. Now they are located just down the street, at 401 N. Jefferson St.

The move came about after the duo won Huntington County Visitor Bureau's business plan contest this spring. With the win, the store moved to its new location, which it will use rent-free for one year.

 

Freedom on Main


A trio from the Heartland Chorale performs as the Andrews sisters at Roanoke's 2012 Freedom on Main celebration. The Heartland singers and the Heartland Big Band Jazz Orchestra will return for this year's celebration, an outdoor event to be held on Main Street in downtown Roanoke on Wednesday, July 3. Gates open at 5 p.m. with rock music by Endgame starting at 6 p.m. and the Heartland concert at 8 p.m. For ticket information, stop in at The Emporium, 151 N. Main St., Roanoke; visit www.heartlandchorale.org ; or call 866-745-7013.

 

Clear Creek Class of 1963 will hold 50-year reunion July 6 at LaFontaine

The class of 1963 of Clear Creek High School will hold its 50-year reunion on July 6 at the LaFontaine Golf Club, in Huntington.

Class members will also meet for breakfast at Moe's Restaurant on Sunday. July 7, at 10 a.m.

For information, contact reunion coordinator Nelda Burkhart Yavorsky at nelday@aol.com.

 

 

HU thespians will visit Narnia to kick off 2013-14 stage season

The Huntington University Theater Company has announced four major productions for its 2013-14 season.

The season opens with "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," based on the book by C.S. Lewis. Performances are Sept. 26, 27, 28 and Oct. 5 at the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" will be performed Nov. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23. The story follows a headstrong young bride who attempts to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law.

 

Fulfilling wishes


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Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) donated more $300 worth of items off the Boys & Girls Club wish list. On hand for the donation are (back row, from left) Tara Sharp, CSP employee; Boys & Girls Club members Dominik Gunsolus and Jesse Gunsolus; Rita Stroh and Saundra Parker, CSP employees; (second row, from left) Boys & Girls Club members Gabe Law, Amelia Reust, Eli Garber, Brayden Jackson and Kaitlyn Neal; and (front row, from left) Sonya Jackson and Alison Lopez, club members.

 

Top sailboat racer to speak at Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County will be welcoming Dick Tillman to participate in Olympic Day 2013 on Friday, June 28.

He will be speaking at the opening ceremony at 9 a.m. and will then spend some time meeting with club members.

Youth will then participate in track and field events at 2 p.m. at Crestview Middle School.

Tillman began racing sailboats on Lake Wawasee in northern Indiana when he was 7 years old. Now, nearly 70 years later, he is still racing sailboats.

 

Antique tractor and engine show at Warren

The Warren Area Antique Tractor Club Inc. is holding the 21st annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show on July 4 to July 7 at The Daugherty Companies, in Warren.

The feature tractor for 2013 is Allis Chalmers.

A parade will start downtown on Friday, July 5, at 6 p.m., followed by a performance by bluegrass band Cumberland Gap at 9 p.m.

 

Teens visit zoo


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Jacob Vonesh (front) and (back, from left) Gabe Law, Michael Paff, Ben Whitman and Ryan Thomas visit the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo as part of the Pathfinder Community Supports Summer Teen program.

 

Food Swap at 509 Community July 27

On July 27, Northeast Indiana Food Swap will hold its first event in Huntington at the 509 Community.

The Food Swap offers participants an opportunity to trade homemade, homegrown or foraged food.

There is no cost but registration is required.

For more information, visit www.foodswapnetwork.com or www.indyfoodswappers.com.

 

 

Trio of county residents earn Trine University degrees at May 4 ceremony

Trine University held its commencement ceremonies on May 4 in Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium.

Among the graduates were Roanoke residents James Fisher and Cassie Haynes and Morgin Stell, of Huntington.
Fisher earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting.

Haynes graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in psychology.

Stell earned a Bachelor of Science in design engineering technology.

 

Huntington County winery now open to public


Photo by Steve Clark.

Two EE's Winery near Roanoke has opened its doors to the public, as of May 25.

The winery had its origins in a basement, where co-owner Eric Harris was introduced to winemaking by Dennis Hart, the father of his counterpart, Emily Hart.

Harris says his interest in wine making quickly grew from "a hobby to an obsession" that he finally decided to make into a business.

Harris is a certified winemaker, earning the title from the University of California Davis in 2010.

The winery is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

Addiction therapy group starts meetings June 25

A therapy group for adults who are addicted to alcohol, prescription drugs or street drugs began meeting on Tuesday, June 25, at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

The Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Therapy Group will meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for six to eight weeks. Other locations and times are available.

 

HAHE to hold home school orientation July 9 at Huntington City-Township Public Library

The Huntington Area Home Educators (HAHE) will hold a home school orientation session at the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Tuesday, July 9, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

This meeting will inform about home schooling, curriculum, current home school laws and more.

For more information contact Emily Albright at 356-3491 or Albright@on lyinternet.net.

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

 

 

Huntington Parks Dept. to hold swim lessons at Northview Inn


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The Huntington Parks and Recreation Department will host a summer session for swim lessons at Northview Inn and Suites beginning July 29.

Lessons are open to children ages 4 and up and classes for beginner and intermediate swimmers will be offered.

Classes will meet Monday through Friday, July 29 to Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9. There will be a beginner class from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and an intermediate class from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Children in the beginner class will learn bobs, floating and will start to work on strokes and kicks.

 

4 area World War II vets get B-17 ride gift


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Four area World War II veterans enjoyed a ride on a B-17 bomber that visited the Huntington Municipal Airport as part of Huntington's Heritage Days festival.

Wilbert L. "Curly" Seibold, Robert L. Randol, Dean A. Gressley and Don E. Baer were treated to the flight on Friday, June 21, through the efforts of Mayor Brooks Fetters, the Huntington County Veterans Service Office, Huntington County Veterans Council and two private donors.

Seibold and Randol are both former prisoners of war.

 

Trio of local representatives on NEIRP study trip to Cincinnati,OH


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Three Huntington County representatives were among more than 50 area leaders to take part in the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership study trip to Cincinnati, OH, June 5-6.

Local participants were Leon Hurlburt, Huntington County commissioner; Darlene Stanley, president of Johnson Junction; and Mark Wickersham, executive director of the Huntington County Economic Development Corporation.
The visitors spent the time learning from leaders in the Cincinnati area who have collaborated to improve the economy of the Cincinnati and northern Kentucky region.

 

Allmandinger is Member of Year


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Huntington's Beta Chi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International won several chapter and individual awards during the 2013 ESA Convention, held June 6 in Indianapolis.

Those attending the convention were Wendy Yaste, president; Carmen Oswalt, education director; and Pam and Jennifer Allmandinger, outgoing co-presidents. Jeni Allmandinger carried the chapter flag for the opening and closing ceremonies at the convention.

 

Bracht earns IU dean’s list accolade

Garrett Bracht, of Huntington, was named to the Indiana University School of Public Health dean's list for the spring semester of 2013.

To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must complete at least 12 graded credit hours in a single semester, earning at least a 3.80 GPA.

 

 

Closing for July Fourth

The Huntington County Senior Center and Huntington Area Transportation (HAT) will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

For more information call the center at 359-4410.

 

 

Five generations


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The birth of Orlando Jack William Donaldson on Feb. 20, 2013, completed five generations of his father's family, who gathered for this photo on June 21 at the Masonic Temple, in Huntington. The baby is held by his great-great-grandmother, Ireta Rahn, of Huntington, with his grandmother, Melanie Rahn Donaldson Shockome, also of Huntington, seated at right. Also pictured are (back row, from left) Edwin Rahn, of Ossian, the baby's great-grandfather, and David Donaldson, of Fort Wayne, the baby's father.

 

Huntington House seeks GS items for fund-raiser

The Huntington House is seeking donations of items to be sold in a yard sale in August.

The sale will be held Aug. 22-24 to raise money to replace 16 windows at the shelter. The total cost of the project is $8,000, and the organization has so far raised $2,000.
Items for the sale can be dropped off at Huntington House, 576 William St., Huntington.

Cash donations may be mailed to Huntington House, 576 William St., Huntington, IN 46750.

 

 

Clifford visits library


Photo by Steve Clark.

Dallas Knight cozies up to Clifford the Big Red Dog during the famed canine's visit to the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Thursday, June 20.

 

Area students earn Saint Francis dean’s list honors

The University of Saint Francis recently announced the names of its students named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester.

Among them were several Huntington County students.
They were:

Huntington - Lauren Chanley, Kelly Ditzler, Paul Hernandez, Alexandra Meyer and Heather Paynter.

Roanoke - Stephanie Goebbert.

Warren - Paige Huff.

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

 

 

Antique appraisal


Photo by Steve Clark.

Chris Scheerer (center) and Tim Scheerer (right), of Scheerer McCulloch Auctioneers & Real Estate, appraise a piece brought to them by Linda Beck at the Markle Antique Appraisal Fair, held at Markle Health & Rehabilitation Center in Markle on Thursday, June 20.

 

Closer look


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Evelyn Curry, who attends Early Head Start at Kids Kampus, feeds "Gabe the Goat" from the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Zoomobile. The visit was made possible via a donation from Psi Iota Xi sorority. Psi Iota Xi donated the funds to provide the opportunity for children involved in Early Head Start at Pathfinder Kids Kampus to learn about animals, petting and feeding Gabe along with "Sherman the Armadillo," who will visit the campus in July.

 

Pathfinder division taking home repair apps

Pathfinder Community Connections NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center, the community development division of Pathfinder Services, is now accepting applications from homeowners who might qualify for home repair as part of the Communities for a Lifetime Project.

Qualifying households could receive up to $25,000 in home rehabilitation/repair.

Initial application requirements are:

• The house must be located in or adjacent to the historic Drover Town neighborhood in Huntington.

 

Pick Me Primitives & Antiques opens doors


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Pick Me Primitives & Antiques opened their doors to Huntington residents on June 20.

Rich and Jenny Tilden say they offer unique items in their store, as antiquing has been a lifetime hobby of Jenny Tilden's.

She says the idea to open the store "just came to us" and they hope the store will bring people to Huntington and help all local businesses.

In addition to selling, the couple will also purchase antiques from those wishing to sell.

In the future, she says she hopes to add consignment to her list of services.

 

Good Grains finds bigger store space


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Good Grains Bakery has been open for just under one year and was in "dire need" for bigger space when owner Melissa Paul was approached about moving into her new - and bigger - location.

Paul says she was inspired to open the bakery, which is entirely gluten-free, after her family's quality of life improved when they made the decision to exclude gluten from their diets.

Gluten-free baked goods contain no wheat, rye, barley or any byproducts of those ingredients, she says.

The bakery offers breads, muffins, cookies, pies, cakes and pizza crust, among other things.

 

Historic Forks earns HD window contest category


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Historic Forks of the Wabash has been named the Category B winner of the Heritage Days Window Display Contest.

The winning display is located in a window at 232 N. Jefferson St. loaned by Vivian Barton. It features silhouettes of Miami dancers awaiting the arrival of the train carrying their big drum.

Windows in the contest reflected the 2013 Heritage Days theme, "Steamin' Into Huntington."

 

4-H pre-entry/pen reservation forms due July 1

The Huntington County Extension Office reminds all 4-H members who plan to exhibit animals at the 83rd Annual Huntington County 4-H Fair that animal pre-entry/pen reservation forms are due no later than Monday, July 1, to the Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office. 

These pre-entry forms were mailed to all youth enrolled in beef, dairy, starter calf, rabbit, poultry, goat, sheep and swine projects during the second week of June and are necessary to assist the various 4-H Fair

 

Hiner receives scholarship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jaclyn Hiner (right), a 2013 graduate of Huntington North High School, is presented with a check for $500 by Cameron Hoy, president of the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce (RCC), on Thursday, June 20, at Two EE's Winery, in Roanoke. Hiner was one of two 2013 RCC scholarship winners, which are awarded to graduating high school seniors from Roanoke pursuing higher education.

 

Dinius receives scholarship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Sierra Dinius (right), a 2013 graduate of Huntington North High School, is presented with a check for $500 by Cameron Hoy, president of the Roanoke Chamber of Commerce (RCC), on Thursday, June 20, at Two EE's Winery, in Roanoke. Dinius was one of two 2013 RCC scholarship winners, which are awarded to graduating high school seniors from Roanoke pursuing higher education.

 

Local Red Cross announces several July blood drives

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

They include:

• Wednesday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walmart. Donors will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win two tickets to Cedar Point for 2013 and receive an American Red Cross baseball hat while supplies last.
Walmart is located at 2800 Walmart Drive, in Huntington.

 

Community foundation awards grant to Family Centered Services

The Huntington County Community Foundation has awarded $700 to Family Centered Services, in Bluffton.

The grant will be used to purchase children's books for participants in the Healthy Families program in Huntington.

Healthy Families promotes supportive environments that optimize child growth and development and encourage resilient, healthy families.

 

 

First Brethren Church to host Kingdom Rock children’s event

First Brethren Church will host Kingdom Rock, a children's event, from July 8-12, from 5:30-8 p.m. each day.

Children will learn about the Bible, sing songs, play teamwork-building games, make and eat treats and experience Bible stories while collecting "Bible Memory Buddies."

Each session will conclude with a Fanfare Finale and family members are invited to join daily at 7:40 p.m.

The sessions are open to children ages 2 to 12.

For more information contact 356-5769 or first brethren@onlyinternet.net.

 

 

Local resident Korporal is National College grad

Huntington resident Heather Korporal was among the graduates at National College's 2013 graduation ceremony on May 23, at the Allen County Public Library.

Korporal graduated with an associate's degree.

 

 

Cameron attends NEIP trip


Karen J. Cameron, executive vice president of iAB financial bank, joined more than 50 area leaders from northeast Indiana on a trip to Cincinnati, OH, to learn how leaders in that area have collaborated to improve the economy of the Cincinnati/northern Kentucky region.

The trip was organized by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership through its Vision 2020 initiative.

iAB financial bank is headquartered in Fort Wayne and has local branches in Huntington, Markle and Warren.

 

 

iAB awards scholarships

iAB financial bank and the Fort Wayne Community Foundation have announced 11 recipients of the iAB financial bank Employee Scholarships.

Scholarships are based on academic achievement, character, leadership ability and community service.

 

HCCF check for Pathfinder


Kelsey Drumm (left) presents a check for $1,000 from the Huntington County Community Foundation (HCCF) to Loretta Mottram (right), senior director of business development for Pathfinder Services, with help from Jason Meyer, the organization's marketing manager, at Pathfinder, in Huntington, on Monday, June 17. Drumm won an HCCF contest that gave her the opportunity to award $1,000 to any of the foundation's permanent funds and chose Pathfinder.

 

Farmer’s Market on July 6

Central Christian Church, in Huntington, will be hosting a farmers' market on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to noon, beginning July 6 and ending Aug. 31.

Anyone is invited to sell fresh, whole produce that they may have in excess to families of the community. No canned or baked goods will be allowed to be sold.

There is no fee for vendors, but they must provide their own canopy, table and chairs. No electricity will be available.

 

Hultz attends summer camp at Camp Riley June 16-21

Rachel Hultz, 16, of Warren, is attending summer camp at Camp Riley, Indianapolis, June 16-21.

Camp Riley, an extension of Riley Hospital for Children, is open to children ages 8 to 18 with physical disabilities.

 

 

Freedom on Main features 2 FW groups


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The Heartland Chamber Chorale and Heartland Jazz Orchestra will provide an evening of patriotic music during the annual Freedom on Main celebration on Wednesday, July 3, in downtown Roanoke.

The chorale, organized in 1997 and based in Fort Wayne, features director Robert Nance and 26 professional singers from northeast Indiana. Its concert of patriotic and American music begins at 8 p.m.

Pre-concert entertainment will be provided by End Game, a rock and roll band.

 

IAB earns Five Star honor at banking conference


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iAB financial bank was recognized recently as a Five Star Member of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA) at the IBA Mega Conference, in downtown Indianapolis.

The bank earned the award in recognition of its commitment to the IBA in the areas of political awareness, issues advocacy, life-long learning, volunteerism and Preferred Service Provider utilization.

 

Humane shelter Spay/Neuter Day changes date to July 2

The Huntington County Humane Shelter announces a change in the date of its Spay/Neuter Day.

The event will be held on July 2.

The shelter is teaming up with H.O.P.E. For Animals as part of a community outreach program.

There is a cost to spay or neuter a pet. Animals should be brought to the shelter on the morning of the surgery.

Pets will be available for pickup from the shelter on July 3, starting at 9 a.m.

H.O.P.E. will provide transportation for animals to and from its facility.

 

Seminary United Methodist to start Sunday Nights on the Square series

Seminary United Methodist Church, in Roanoke, will begin a Sunday nights on the Square (SOS) series on Sunday, June 23, at 7 p.m. on the square in downtown Roanoke.

Additional sessions will be held every other Sunday night.

Those attending are encouraged to bring questions about the Bible, church or any other religious topic.

Participants should bring their own chairs.

 

 

Korporal grads from National

Huntington resident Heather Korporal was among the graduates at National College's 2013 graduation ceremony on May 23, at the Allen County Public Library.

Korporal graduated with an associate's degree.

 

 

YMCA uses LACE grant for youth message

The Parkview Huntington YMCA is using a grant from LACE (Local Anti-drug Coalition Efforts) in several of its programs to make youth aware of the harmful effects of tobacco and drug use.
The programs - Boost Camp, Power Club, summer day camp and Wellness Through Sports - are a collaborative effort of the YMCA, LACE and the Huntington Health and Wellness Coalition.

The LACE grant funded the purchase of educational materials that are distributed to youth during the programs.

 

Gold Wings to be on display at Hier’s Park after the Heritage Days Parade

The Gold Wing Riders Chapter T-2 will be on display at Hier's Park on Saturday, June 22, following the Heritage Days Parade.

The chapter will also participate in the parade and invites fellow Gold Wing motorcycle owners to participate.
There are approximately 30 chapters in Indiana.

The chapter, founded in 1997, participates in breakfast rides and dinner rides as well as campouts.

Meetings are held locally on the first Tuesday of each month, at Moe's (formerly Ugaldi's), starting at 7 p.m.

 

Getting ready for school


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Carolyn Rogers sorts through clothing at Covered With Love in preparation for Love INC's Back-to-School shopping event. The shopping event will be held Aug. 1, 2 and 3 at Covered With Love, adjacent to Love INC at 715 Byron St. Those planning to attend must register no later than July 24 by stopping by the Love INC office or calling 356-0933. Students entering kindergarten through 12th grade can obtain clothing, a backpack and school supplies at no charge at the shopping event. The event is sponsored by Love INC in partnership with local churches and the Youth Services Bureau.

 

They’re growing


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Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church, in Andrews, broke ground on April 14 for a new sanctuary. Ready with their shovels are (from left) Deacon Cecil Thornsberry; Deacon Phillip Hamilton; Rev. Bobby Adkins and Rev. Rolla Blair, both retired pastors; Rev. Matthew Snodderly, pastor; Deacon Dean Harris; and Deacon Karl Shockome. Construction of the 50-foot by 74-foot sanctuary began on May 15, and the building is expected to be ready for use this summer.

 

Straight shooter


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Chase Waldron (left) was the grand prize winner at the annual Youth Fun Shoot held on June 9 at the Roush Fish and Wildlife Area shooting range. Waldron received a Harrington & Richardson .44-caliber Magnum rifle donated by Jeff Ott (right), owner of Precision Arms of Indiana, in Columbia City. The Youth Fun Shoot was sponsored by the Flint Springs Chapter of the Wild Turkey Federation, Whitetails Unlimited and Ducks Unlimited.

 

Bendix to open own on-site health center

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems plans to open an on-site health care complex at its Huntington plant in September.

The health center will be operated in partnership with Marathon Health Inc. It will offer primary care, health assessments, health coaching and disease management to Bendix employees, their spouses and their children.

On-site clinicians can either serve as employee primary care physicians or coordinate with employees' current doctors.

 

ABWA honors three at Education Night

American Business Women's Association's (ABWA) Forks of the Wabash Huntington Chapter recently hosted an afternoon seminar featuring Elizabeth Nulf MacDonald, corporate communication coach and founder of The Cutting Edge. She spoke on strengthening professional communication skills.

Later in the evening, the 30th annual Business Associate Event and Education Night was held, with speaker Catherine Wilcox, J.D., senior vice president, institutional official corporate counsel at Parkview Health.

The 2013 recipient of a $2,000 scholarship was Whitney Maranda, of Huntington

 

Several from Hgtn. County earn Manchester dean’s list honors

Manchester University announces the names of student from Huntington County qualifying for the spring semester dean's list.

They are:

Alex Herber, of Roanoke, a junior accounting major and a graduate of Huntington North High School.

Rachel Decker, of Huntington, a sophomore art and English major and a graduate of Huntington North High School.

Taylor Harris, of Huntington, who graduated magna cum laude with a degree in athletic training this past May, and is a graduate of Huntington North High School.

 

Scholarship recipients


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Barb Carroll, owner of Carroll's Flooring, in Roanoke (front center) presented two checks to Susanna Vining (left) and Olivia Ely (right) on Monday, June 17. The $500 scholarships were from the Scott Carroll Memorial Scholarship Fund, named in honor of Barb Carroll's late husband and co-owner of Carroll's Flooring. Also pictured are family members (back row, from left) Norma Carroll, Ryan Carroll, Tyler Carroll and Kim Bruemleve.

 

St. Peter’s CC seeking craft vendors

St. Peter's Community Church is seeking craft vendors for the Dog Days of Summer Art and Craft Sale.

The event will be held on Aug. 24.

Booth space is available for rent inside the church's fellowship hall.

Interested vendors can visit the church's website, www.spfcc.org for more information and to download a vendor contract or call the church office at 356-7728.

Proceeds from the event benefit the church's Samaritan Fund, used for local outreach.

 

 

Seeking nominations for FSA county committees

Nominations are being sought for people willing to serve on Farm Service Agency county committees.

Committee members serve three-year terms and make decisions on disaster and conservation programs, emergency programs, commodity price support loan programs and other agricultural issues.

To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and live in the local administrative area.

 

Local students named to dean’s list at Huntington University

Huntington University has announced the students that were named to the dean's list for the spring semester of the 2012-13 school year.

Honorees must achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.50 on a four-point scale.

The following Huntington County students were recognized:

Liz Bolinger, of Warren, a junior psychology major.

Abby Bruckschen, of Huntington, a senior psychology major.

Aaron Bullen, of Huntington, a senior animation major.

Devin Dale, of Andrews, a sophomore history education major.

 

Work in progress


Photo by Steve Clark.

On William Street, in Huntington, on Friday, June 14, work continues on a project to install new sewer lines in town that will help keep raw sewage from flowing into area streams and rivers. The project will extend to Jefferson Street and is projected to last a year.

 

Splish splash he was getting a bath


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Newman, a rescued golden retriever mix, is bathed by his owner, Jean Jennings (left), and Huntington County Humane Society volunteers Clint Stockert (center) and Jean Wilson during the Waggin' Tails Doggie Trails Dog Walk and Wash on Saturday, June 15, at Evergreen Park.

 

32nd annual ‘People’s Choice’ RTL baby photo contest set for 4-H fair

The 32nd annual "People's Choice" baby photo contest booth will be at the 4-H fair, in the Commercial Tent, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 20, to Wednesday, July 24.

Unframed photos of babies only, no larger than 8x10, should be brought to the Right to Life office for entry no later than July 15 at 6 p.m.

Babies entered must have been born during 2011, 2012 or 2013 and must be a resident of Huntington County.

 

Christi Vohs joins staff of Lox in Huntington


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Christi Vohs has joined the staff of Lox Inc.

Vohs has 15 years of experience as an esthetician and eight years as a hairstylist. She specializes in facials, facial peels, waxing, haircolor and haircuts. She is available by appointment only.

To make an appointment with Vohs, call 388-5195.

Lox Inc. is located at 125 Stadium Drive, Huntington.

 

 

HPL sets open mic for teens

Huntington City-Township Public Library invites teens in grades six to 12 to get vocal and show off their talents at the library's Open Mic Night & Coffeehouse Experience, to be held July 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the main library in Huntington.

Teens may read a poem, sing a song, play an instrument, tell a joke, act out a skit or display one of their many talents, within the bounds of what library personnel consider to be good taste. Performers need to stop by the library to have their material approved by July 1.

 

‘City of Ember’ on screen at HPL today

Huntington City-Township Public Library invites movie lovers of all ages to a free showing of "The City of Ember," a science fiction/fantasy film based on the young adult novel by Jeanne DuPrau, today, Thursday, June 20 at 3 p.m.

Patrons are encouraged to bring their own snack or beverage, and a bean bag chair or other comfortable seating if they wish.

Registration is requested - but not required - by calling the main library at 356-0824.

 

Local Tri Kappa sorority rewards 5 seniors


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Huntington's Tri Kappa sorority recently awarded four general scholarships and the Laura Blackburn Memorial Scholarship to Huntington North High School seniors.

General scholarship recipients were Zach Shearer, Josie Eckert, Olivia Ely and Lauren Daas. Each received a $500 scholarship.

The $1,000 Laura Blackburn Memorial Scholarship went to Ana Wenning.

Shearer plans to attend Ivy Tech or Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne to pursue a degree in business managment/ entrepreneurship.

 

Cancer Support Group meets today, June 17

The Cancer Support Group will meet Monday, June 17, at the Trinity United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. in the lower level.

The group will be showing the second part of the movie "Forks Over Knives," a documentary featuring Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell Esselsstyn.

There will also be testimonies and health news shared.

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

 

 

Sweet tweet


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Kaylee Dennis (front) practices reeling in a fishing pole with the help of her mother, Ashley Dennis, while her father, Nick Dennis, watches over them. The Dennis family attended a Fishing Fun preschool program that was held at Salamonie Reservoir's Interpretive Center on Wednesday, June 12. Attendees not only attempted casting their poles, but also learned about fish.

 

Sweet tweet


Hannah Nissley has been named champion tweeter by the Huntington City-Township Public Library. As part of the library's Teen Tech Week, students in grades six through 12 were invited to tweet the plot of "Little Red Riding Hood" in 140 characters. Nissley won the contest with this tweet: "There was a girl who wore a red hood. She went to her grandma's There was a wolf. He tried to eat her. Woodsman killed him."

 

Prepping for historic tours


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Lowell Richardson prepares for the Huntington County Historical Museum's bus tours that will be offered during Heritage Days. This year's tours will cover the eastern part of Huntington and focus on the Erie Railroad. Three tours are scheduled on Saturday, June 22, at 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. and will board at the museum located at 315 Court St., Huntington.

 

Andrews pantry open on June 20

The Shepherd's Food Pantry in Andrews will hold its next food distribution on Thursday, June 20.

Boxes of food will be available for Andrews-area residents from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Old Union Building, behind the Andrews Town Hall, 67 N. Snowden St.

No appointment is necessary; boxes will be distributed on a first come-first serve basis.

 

 

Ind.-105 to close

Replacement of a culvers is scheduled to close Ind.-105, between CR 500S and CR 250S, beginning today, June 17, through Wednesday, June 19, weather permitting.

Beginning Wednesday, July 19, construction will slow traffic on, but not close, Ind.-105 at the Salamonie River bridge.

 

 

Cherry, Phillips earn Parkview Hospital Guild scholarships


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The Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild has awarded scholarships to Laura Cherry, a student at Indiana Wesleyan University, and Megan Phillips, a recent graduate of Bishop Luers High School.

Cherry is studying nursing at IWU, where she just completed her freshman year. She is a volunteer at the VA Medical Center. She graduated from Huntington North High School, where she was a member of the National Honor Society, earned an academic letter and was in the top 25 of her class for three years.

 

Champion stackers


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sisters Emily Horne (left) and Abby Horne won the 2013 book stacking competition at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Abby won first place with a 43-inch-tall stack of books, and Emily placed second with a stack of books measuring 42.75 inches tall. The contest, held as part of National Library Week, required participants to put one hand behind their backs and stack as many books as possible in three minutes.

 

Lunch on June 22

Christ the King Episcopal Church will host its annual Lunch on the Lawn during the Heritage Days parade on Saturday, June 22.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, Coney dogs and pop may be purchased.

Bottled water will be given away, and the church will be open for those who need to cool off.

The church is located at 1224 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

 

 

ThEatery re-opens in downtown Huntington as Italian bistro


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Owners Joel Froomkin and Rich Najuch have reopened ThEatery in downtown Huntington as an Italian bistro.
Chef Jim Houser says the establishment re-opened for business on May 28.

"I approached Rich and Joel about re-opening the restaurant," Houser says. "I saw how it worked with the Supper Club and was one of the people instrumental in convincing them to re-open."

He adds that Huntington lacks a classical Italian bistro and ThEatery fills that void.

 

Salamonie all year perfect attendance

Salamonie School announces the names of its students who achieved perfect attendance for the entire 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Grace Asher, Austin Brown, Alyssa Lee, Kate Leichty, Kalel Maul, Peyton Miller and Caden Moore.

Also, Brodee Swaidner, Brooke Swaidner, Gage Tomlinson, Lauren Trickle, Hudson Winters, Alyzabith Womack, Caedin Womack and Allen Yohe.

 

 

Janessa Updike earns degree from Kansas St.

Janessa Updike, of Huntington, has graduated from Kansas State University.

She was awarded a Bachelor of Science in agriculture.

 

 

Construction closes Ind.-5 at Clear Creek

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that Ind.-5 at CR 500N, between U.S.-24 and Ind.-16, north of Huntington, is closed to accommodate replacement of a small structure over Clear Creek.

The detour is U.S.-24 to Ind.-9 to Ind.-114 to Ind.-5.

The road is expected to re-open in late July, weather permitting.

The contract for the project was awarded to Brooks Construction, based on the low bid of $599,000.

 

 

Generous donor


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McGuin's Clean Cut Lawn Maintenance recently donated $5,000 to the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA for the purchase of a new piece of weightlifting equipment. A banner was hung to recognize the company. On hand for the presentation were (from left) Scott Craft, summer day camp director; Todd Latta, fitness director; Tim McGuin; and Ryan Lemon, YMCA CEO.

 

10 from county receive Manchester degrees

Ten Huntington County residents received degrees from Manchester University during a May 19 commencement ceremony.

Seth D. Brunner, of Huntington, received a Bachelor of Science in athletic training. He graduated from Huntington North High School.

Cory M. Feltner, of Huntington, received a Bachelor of Science in computer science with a minor in business. He graduated from Huntington North High School.

Annie R. Harrell, of Huntington, received a Bachelor of Science in psychology. She graduated from Huntington North High School.

 

Scholastic Book Fair at Hgtn. library June 17-21

Huntington City-Township Public Library will host a Scholastic Book Fair from June 17-21 in the Children's Program Room.

The book fair will be open Monday to Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Friday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The fair offers books from over 150 publishers. Offerings will include fiction and non-fiction books for kids ages birth to 18 years, including popular series, activity and science books, and crafts, as well as a selection of books for parents and adults.

 

Droege earns award in Honeywell art show

The Honeywell Center in Wabash has announced winners of the 2013 Clark Gallery themed art competition.

The sixth annual competition, sponsored by Nancy J's Fabrics and Heaven on Earth, features "Quilts" as its theme and accepted art in any medium that represented that subject. Artwork for the competition is on display now through July 10.

Cherie Droege, of Roanoke, was a local award winner.
In all, 43 artists entered 78 pieces for the competition, of which judge Ejenobo Oke selected 42 pieces to go on exhibit.

 

Andrews Recipe Club to explore casseroles

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library invites the public to share great food and recipes at the Recipe Club.

The next meeting will be held at the library on Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m.

The month's theme is casseroles.

Attendees are asked to bring a copy of their favorite casserole recipe and a sample to share.

Drinks and copies of the recipes will be provided by the library.

 

HNHS announces second semester honor rolls

Huntington North High School has announced its honor rolls for the second semester of the 2012-13 school year.

Honor roll students are:

All A's
Freshmen - Joni Bennett, Emily Bucher, Dalton Caley, Madison Canady, Alexandra Christian, Anthony John Ditzler, Rebecca Dohrman, Emma Eckert and Sierra Estep.
Also, Mackenzie Faurote, Mallory Flora, Alexa Hill, Marissa Jamison, Taylor Johnson, Kylie Kaiser, Alix Latta, Katherine Leeper, Elizabeth Manes and Kyra Marjamaa.

 

No worries


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Eight of Huntington University's 2013 graduates are the first to earn degrees while taking advantage of the Questa Scholars loan forgiveness program. They include (from left) Erin Yoder, of Leo; Megan Storch, of Fort Wayne; Marc Levy, executive director of the Questa Foundation; and Tianna Clark and Christopher Fox, both of Fort Wayne. Not pictured are students Jerod Hevel, of New Haven; Austin Schenkel Kara Sipe, both of Fort Wayne; and Jacob Willinger, of Grabill.

 

Retreat at VNC on July 13

Victory Noll Center will host a retreat program on July 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Cosmic Consciousness and Christian Commitment" will examine how the universe, Earth and Christian stories are inter-related and integrated.

Program presenter will be Sister Mary Ellen Sheehan. She is a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Congregation, in Monroe, MI, and holds a doctorate in theology from Catholic University of Louvain, in Belgium.

 

Kids Kampus holding Summer Kamp

Pathfinder Kids Kampus is holding a Summer Kamp for children ages 5-12 now through Aug. 12. The session includes fun and educational activities, meals and snacks. It takes place at Kids Kampus from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus has openings in its free Early Head Start program for children ages 18 months to 3 years. The program includes preparation for preschool and kindergarten as well as two to three home visits each month to help parents work on their child's development and family goals.

 

Crestview names fourth quarter PA

Crestview Middle School announces the names of its students who achieved perfect attendance during the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 school year.

They are:

Colin Betterly, Shaelyn Bills, Julia Crist, Jessica Henline, Manola Huerta, Keegan Johnson, Brett Kaylor, Isabella Kryder, Joshua McQueen, Colt Myers, Elizabeth Nalliah, Katelynn Olinger, Brianna Purvis, Erika Vinson, Macy Wohlford and Adam Zahn.

 

Swine Boosters to meet today, June 17

The Huntington County Swine Boosters will meet on Monday June 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park.

The agenda items include a discussion of improvements to the swine barn and wash rack. 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, 354 N. Jefferson, Suite 202, Huntington or call 358-4826.

 

 

Local law enforcement to be part of ‘Click It’ campaign

Three Huntington County law enforcement agencies handed out 179 seat belt tickets during the 17-day Click It or Ticket campaign, Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel has announced.

In addition, police issued four child restraint citations during the period.

Click It or Ticket is a national seat belt enforcement campaign held annually over the Memorial Day period. Local law enforcement agencies participating in the campaign were the Huntington County Sheriff's Department, Huntington Police Department and Warren Police Department.

 

Supporting one of their own


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Pathfinder Services employee Prudence Shumm (center, holding picture) was presented with a check and framed picture on Wednesday, June 12, by Pathfinder Services. The check, in the amount of $3,063, was raised via a chili contest and silent auction to assist Shumm with cancer treatment. An avid dog lover, Shumm was also presented with a mural created by a fellow Pathfinder employee. Also pictured are (from left) Pathfinder co-workers and clients Nicki Eckert, Jim Crago, Joslin Collins, Jameson Peters, Kim Wood and Martina Young.

 

Big Red Dog to visit Huntington, Markle libraries

Clifford the Big Red Dog will visit Huntington City-Township Public Library on Thursday, June 20, at 2 p.m.

He will be on hand to celebrate the Summer Reading Club programs and the Scholastic Book Fair.

Children of all ages are invited to visit the library and meet Clifford, who will appear in the Children's Department.

He will also visit the Markle Branch of the library on Friday, June 21, at 2 p.m.

 

Burkhardt joins staff of O’Daniel Auto Mart


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Josh "Tex" Burkhardt, of Huntington, has joined O'Daniel Auto Mart, in Fort Wayne, as a sales associate.

Burkhardt previously sold vehicles in Huntington for six years and officially started at O'Daniel on Monday, June 10.

He is authorized to assist customers in the purchase of new Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, Porsche and Audi vehicles, as well as any of the 300 pre-owned vehicles on the lot.

To contact Burkhardt, call O'Daniel Auto Mart at 435-5340. He can also be reached on his cell at 388-1408 or via e-mail at jburkhardt@odanielauto. com.

 

 

YSB offers car seat inspection session on June 29

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County will host a car seat clinic on June 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Hier's Park show arena.

Certified car seat technicians will be on hand to inspect car seats and provide installation tips.

To participate, parents and caregivers must bring their child's car seat and the child to ensure the most accurate inspection.

A limited number of car seats will be given away on the day of the event, which will be held regardless of weather conditions.

 

Whippoorwill Festival


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

A group of Miami Indians, including (back row from left) Jerry Anderson, Tim Lawhead and Jim Byler, bang a drum and chant during the Whippoorwill Moon Gathering on Saturday, June 15, at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park in Huntington. The celebration of Native American culture was sponsored by the Miami Indian Alliance and the Huntington Historical Society.

 

On target


Photo by Steve Clark.

Lane Wright (left) guns a bean bag at a target of cans while Rene Hopkins looks on at the Warren Baseball/Softball Carnival on Saturday, June 15, at Tower Park.

 

Admiring the work


Photo by Steve Clark.

Perry Collins (left) and Barbara Petek admire a creation for sale at the Roanoke Antiques and Art Fair on Saturday, June 15, in downtown Roanoke.

 

"Touch a Truck" event gives Huntington residents close up view of city vehicles


Photo by Steve Clark.

Braxton Okuly sits behind the wheel of a Huntington City Police Department patrol car on Saturday, June 15, during the "Touch a Truck" event, in Huntington, which gave residents the opportunity to view service vehicles up close and personal. The event was sponsored by Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters and city services departments. Photo by Steve Clark.

 

HNHS class of 2013 takes its place in the world


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Friends and family members filled the Huntington North High School gym on Friday, June 7, as the 381 members of the HNHS class of 2013 participated in the school's 46th graduation ceremony.

Members of the class of 2013 are:

Cassandra Marie Abbott, David Michael Acra, Brandan Agnew, Christopher James Akeley, Troy Allen Akeley, Zachary Aaron Allen, Jacob James Ambriole, Victoria Paige Applegate, Leanna Yvonne Arellano and Candyse Raye Arivett.

 

Local pair moves on to national JA tourney


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A two-man team from Huntington North High School placed third in a regional Junior Achievement tournament, qualifying the pair to move on to the national competition.
HNHS students Taylor Boxell and Jason Ervin placed 20th out of 34 teams in the national tournament.

Economics classes from Huntington North, taught by Kyle Daugherty, competed in the regional "J.A. Titan" competition this spring. The students run their own businesses and competed against 92 other schools in northeast Indiana.

 

They are survivors


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Numerous Huntington County cancer survivors take part in the Survivors' Lap during the Relay for Life event held Saturday, June 8, and Sunday, June 9. The event, held at Kriegbaum Field, featured musical entertainment, games and a luminaria to honor those who had passed away.

 

Band seeks sponsors for trailer

The Huntington North Band Parent Organization is offering sponsorship spots on the Marching Band trailer.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at the gold, silver and bronze levels and includes business name and logo and two years of sponsorship.

For questions on how to become a sponsor send e-mails to hnhsbandparent@gmail.com or contact Carl Johnson, BPO secretary at 579-1810.

All sponsors are subject to approval of the HNHS BPO.

 

 

Lincoln awards 2 Heith Garner Scholarships


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Lincoln Elementary School recently awarded two Huntington North High School graduates the Heith Garner Memorial Scholarship.

This year's recipients are Belle Kreider and Lizzie Parker, both former students at Lincoln School. Both plan to attend Huntington University in the fall.

Kreider, the daughter of Jody Kreider and the late David Kreider, plans to pursue a career in youth ministry.

At HNHS, she participated in peer tutoring, was an office helper and was active with The Campus newspaper. She also serves as a youth minister at The Awakening Community Church.

 

Salamonie announces fourth quarter honor roll

Salamonie Elementary School announces the list of its students named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 school year.

They are:

Fifth grade
All A's - Hailey Alford, Emelia Benson, William Castillo, Eliza Francka, Alivia Harmon, Michael Kelly, Zeck Myers, Jagger Nine, Sydney Smekens and Corbin Snow.

 

Wickersham, McIntyre garner academic honors at Huntington

Huntington University recently named two local students as winners of awards for their academic achievements.

Senior Andrew Wickersham was awarded the S.G. Whittle Johnston Memorial Award.

Senior Josh McIntyre received the Jack P. Barlow Sr. History Book Prize.

Wickersham is a senior history major from Huntington. The title of his paper is "Weimar Bavaria: Radicals and Reactionaries," which he wrote under the direction of Dr. Paul Michelson for his course "Modern Totalitarianism: Stalin and Hitler."

Wickersham received a plaque and a cash award of $1,000.

 

Annual SSF flower show includes awards

The annual flower show will be held during the Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren.

Entries are sought for the theme category of "Hometown Memories."

Awards will be given to best of show, and first and second places.

Youth and adults will participate in the same class.

All entries must be turned in by June 21.

For more information call 375-2436.

Entry forms are available at the Warren Town Hall clerk treasurer's office.

 

 

Roanoke teacher gets top spot for HCCSC


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Diana Sowers, a fifth grade teacher at Roanoke Elementary School, has been named 2013 teacher of the year by the Huntington County Community School Corporation.

Sowers has 27 years of teaching experience, all with the Huntington County Community Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Education from Indiana University, Fort Wayne.

Sowers was named Roanoke School's teacher of the year in both 2008 and 2013. She was also named American Legion Educator of the Year in 2008 and American Legion Auxiliary Educator of the Year in 2009.

 

Free yoga class


Photo by Steve Clark.

Instructor Kim Stanley (foreground) leads a free community yoga class that was offered at The Powers of One Yoga & Fitness Studio, in Roanoke, on Friday, June 7, as part of the town's First Friday Street Fair. Pictured with Stanley are (from left) Diane Mazzola, Hank Mazzola and Michelle Stanley. The studio plans to offer another free community yoga class during Roanoke's next First Friday Street Fair in July.

 

Scher on IU dean’s list

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Physical Education and Tourism Management recently named Brittany Scher to its dean's list for the spring 2013 semester.

The Huntington resident has made the dean's list both semesters in her freshman year.

 

 

Three named to Anderson dean’s list

Anderson University recently announced the names of its students named to the dean's list for the spring semester of the 2012-13 academic year.

Among them were Huntington students Carly J. Becker, Kaitlin M. Layman and Kayleigh Mower.

Criteria for being named on the dean's list includes earning a semester grade point average of at least 3.5 on a four-point scale.

 

 

Goetz and Lawson are on dean’s list at Trine

Trine University recently announced its list of students named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester.

Among them were Huntington students Zachary Goetz and Levi Lawson.

Goetz is a sophomore majoring in arts and sciences foundations.

Lawson is a freshman majoring in sport management.

Criteria for being named to the dean's list include earning a semester grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.749 on a four-point scale and carrying a minimum of 15 credits.

 

 

HCTPL and Markle branch announce programs

The Huntington City-Township Public Library announces programs to be offered this summer at the main library and Markle branch.

They include:

Summer Reading
Program

This summer's overall theme is "Dig Into Reading!" The program is further divided into age groups with each having its own theme, format and requirements for earning prizes. Patrons of all ages can come into the library and participate in summer reading programs.

 

New Life Fellowship to kick off VBS with party

New Life Fellowship will hold vacation Bible school June 24-28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night.

"Face Your Fears at Colossal Coaster World" will include Bible stories about Paul, crafts, music and games.

To kick off the VBS, the church is hosting a Community Block Party on June 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will feature games, prizes, rides and a jump house and is open to the community.

The week-long vacation Bible school will end with a cookout for youth and their families.

 

Lancaster releases 4Q honor roll list

Lancaster Elementary School announces the names of its students who made its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 school year.

They are:

All A's
Fifth grade - Merrill Ballinger, Alyssa Brinkman, Cameron Foust, Cale Gray, Thom Greving, Brandon Kem, Tyler Kline, Morgan Richison, Andrea Sands, Kali Snyder, Justin Szelis and Samuel Williams.

 

Canady named to propane group board

The Indiana Propane Gas Association (IPGA) announced its new officers and board members, who were elected in Indianapolis on April 16.

Among the board members was Gina Canady, of Bolinger's Propane in Warren.

Canady's term started on June 1.

 

 

Plasterer’s opens again in Huntington

Plasterer's Antiques & Things has re-opened its doors.

The store, which originally opened in 2004, re-opened on April 11.

It is open on Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The store's focus is antique furniture, but storeowner Teresa Plasterer says the shop has added a new line of handmade rustic goods, such as burlap, jewelry and a wedding line.

She says the store closed as the economy slowed in recent years, but things have recovered and she has been "pleasantly surprised" with the business return so far.

 

Crestview Middle School announces fourth quarter honor roll

Crestview Middle School announces the names of its students who were named to the fourth quarter honor roll list for the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Eighth grade
All A's - Connor Adkins, Julia Bailey, Ian Bostel, Kaitlyn Burkhart, Ariene Butler, Mackenzi Cannici, Aubrie Eckert, Dane Eherenman, Kenzie Estep, Rebecca Everidge, Noah Gass, Tyler Gates, Emma Helmich, Jenna Henline, Alyssa Hewson, Hunter Hollowell, Tereasa House, Rachel Hultz, Katie Hunt and Tabitha Jaggers.

 

Kingreys acquire Bowman’s Towing & Recovery


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Ryan and Jenny Kingrey acquired Bowman's Towing & Recovery on Jan. 1, 2013.

They offer 24/7 towing service and roadside assistance for services such as fuel delivery, tire change and lockouts.
For services, call 344-3700.

The business also has a Facebook page that can be found by searching for the business name at the site.

 

 

 

Academic achievement honored at Andrews

Andrews Elementary School announces the names of its students who were named to fourth quarter honor roll list for the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Fifth grade
All A's - Jayden Bolinger, Hannah Brown, Kendall Coles, Samantha Diehl, Bayleigh Double, JonBenet Hedrick, AJ Landrum, Meg McDonald, Haileigh Nissley, Madison Reust, Nicholas Scheiber, Ryan Shipbaugh, Morgan Sibert, Sierra Stout and Wilson Whicker.

 

American Legion Post 85 to host fund-raiser for Rakoczy-Keyser

American Legion Post 85 in Huntington will host a fund-raiser to benefit Annie Rakoczy-Keyser.

The benefit will be held on Saturday, June 15, at noon.

Nelson's Chicken will be served until 4 p.m.

An auction will be held at 2 p.m. At 7 p.m., the band Live Wire will perform.

Throughout the day, a bake sale will also be held.

The event is open to the public.

 

 

Perfect attendance earns recognition at Lincoln

Lincoln Elementary announces the names of its students who achieved perfect attendance during the fourth nine-week period of the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:
Kindergarten - Jaiden Asher, Caden Douglas, Victoria Eckert, Elise Felver, Ava Garrison, Luke Helvie, Makenzie Jones, Kaydince Kalhoefer, Korbin Kalhoefer, Eaden Marn, Broderick McIntyre, Justin Myers, Addison Poteet, Azure Roy, Silas Roy, Miyah Sandoval, Gavin Schultz, Jalen Smith and Brooklynn Vogleman.

 

MMM to host July 11 picnic

Miller's Merry Manor in Huntington will host its annual July Celebration Picnic on July 11, starting at 11:30 a.m., at Hier's Park.

The event, for Seniors, will include entertainment and opportunities to win door prizes.

Reservations are required and can be made starting July 1 by calling 359-4410.

Hier's Park is located at 547 S. Briant St., Huntington.

 

 

Salamonie names AY PA students

Salamonie School announces the names of its students who achieved perfect attendance for the entire 2012-2013 school year.

They are:
Grace Asher, Austin Brown, Alyssa Lee, Kate Leichty, Kalel Maul, Peyton Miller and Caden Moore.

Also, Brodee Swaidner, Brooke Swaidner, Gage Tomlinson, Lauren Trickle, Hudson Winters, Alyzabith Womack, Caedin Womack and Allen Yohe.

 

 

Whippoorwill Moon Gathering set for Saturday at Forks of Wabash

The Whippoorwill Moon Gathering will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park, in Huntington.

Sponsored by the Miami Indian Alliance for Miami Indians and the Huntington History Society, there will be a variety of arts and crafts demonstrators, quality vendors, traditional dancers and Native American cuisine.

This celebration of Native American culture is free to the public and all are welcome.

The park is located at 3011 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

 

 

Huntington Catholic School names AY PA students

Huntington Catholic School announces its students that achieved perfect attendance for the entire 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Nolan Williams, Isaac Zay, Kyler Wilcoxson, Lucas Thomas, Sloane Williams, Peyton Rosen, Hailee Wilcoxson, Olivia Jablonski, Gavin Rosen and John Hipskind.

 

 

Crestview names students with perfect attendance for entire year of school

Crestview Middle School announces the names of its students who achieved perfect attendance for the entire 2012-2013 school year.

They are:
Sixth grade - Colin Betterly, Shaelyn Bills, Jessica Henline, Manola Huerta, Keegan Johnson, Isabella Kryder and Brianna Purvis .

Seventh grade - Brianna Bates, Jacob Foster, Sydney Kyle, Mariah Marshall and Emma Melcher.

Eighth grade - Ariene Butler and Carley Sturm.

 

 

Two jazz groups to perform at this year’s JeFFFest


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Eric Clancy Jazz, of Fort Wayne, and local group Lime City Jazz will provide music for this year's JeFFFest.

The event is sponsored by the LaFontaine Arts Council and Four Corners Custom Framing.

It is held each year in downtown Huntington, on Jefferson Street, at the close of Huntington's Heritage Days celebration.

This year the festival will be held on Sunday, June 23, beginning at 6 p.m.

Eric Clancy Jazz is making its fifth appearance at JeFFFest.

 

Eating al fresco


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Peter Beckman (left) and Clarissa Herrberg dine at the Rusty Dog Irish Pub, in Huntington, in the restaurant's new outdoor dining area on Tuesday, June 4. The area is open Tuesday through Saturday beginning at 5 p.m., weather permitting.

 

Delgado graduates from Rice

Roanoke resident Estevan Delgado graduated from Rice University on May 11.

Delgado earned a Bachelor of Arts in ecology and evolutionary biology.

 

 

Roth honored for pro bono legal work

The Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana honored six Fort Wayne law firms and 44 individual attorneys at its annual volunteer attorney awards ceremony on May 31.

Listed among the individual attorneys was Mathew Roth, from DeLaney, Hartburg, Roth and Garrott, of Huntington.

Roth was named attorney of the year for accepting four VLP cases and donating 52 pro bono hours.

 

 

Pleasant Chapel VBS to open June 17

The Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church will have a vacation Bible school from June 17 to June 21.

The school will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. with classes for children ages 3 to sixth grade.

The theme is "Everywhere Fun Fair - Where God's World Comes Together."

Pleasant Chapel is located at 1100N-100E, Huntington.

 

 

Lincoln honors students who got to school every day for the entire year

Lincoln Elementary School has announced the names of its students who achieved perfect attendance for the entire 2012-2013 school year.

Students who didn't miss a day all year are:

Kindergarten - Caden Douglas.

Second grade - Danielle Eckert, Gaven Hunnicutt and Kailyn Slone.

Third grade - Jamison Heyde, Chayse O'Connor and Masen O'Connor.

Fourth grade - Trista Eckert and Matthew Kline.

Fifth grade - Gabbriella Minick, Carson Nava, Mitchell Parker, Jonathon Smith, Victoria Taylor and Hannah Witta.

 

 

Body Art Contest will be a part of Warren’s Salamonie Summer Festival

The Salamonie Summer Festival will host a Body Art Contest.
Contestants will enter their favorite tattoo, which will be photographed by a professional photographer.

All photos will be displayed, and monetary voting will decide a winner.

Awards will go to the three entrants that receive the most votes.

Entry forms must be submitted by June 28, and contestants must follow all contest rules.

For more information, contact Treva Flemming 375-2436.

Entry forms may be picked up at the Warren Town Hall in the clerk treasurer's office.

 

 

Story time


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Kay Stine, librarian at the Huntington City-Township Public Library (right), reads a story to a group of area youth and their family on Saturday, June 8. The library hosted a Father's Day-themed event, which included a make-it, take-it craft session.

 

Lancaster Elementary School students recognized for making honor roll all four quarters of the year

Lancaster Elementary School announces the names of its students who made its honor rolls for the entire 2012-13 school year.
They are:

All A's
Fifth grade - Merrill Ballinger, Alyssa Brinkman, Brandon Kem, Morgan Richison, Kali Snyder and Justin Szelis.

Fourth grade - Emma Bradford, Grace Bradford, Makayla Braun, Kennady Chapin, Breckin Hammel, Madelyn Husband and Megan Stinefield.

 

Youth Fun Shoot instruction


Photo by Steve Clark.

Volunteer Instructor Greg Heiney (left) helps Luke Schwehn load a shotgun at the seventh annual Youth Fun Shoot held at Roush Lake Shooting Range, in Huntington, on Sunday, June 9.

 

Groundbreaking


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

On Wednesday, June 5, Huntington County Habitat for Humanity held a ground-breaking ceremony in preparation for its next build. Pictured are representatives from Habitat, major sponsors and the prospective homeowners, (from left) Connie Abbott, Utech; Adam Fusselman, Bippus State Bank; Kyle Hamilton, Our Sunday Visitor; Sandy Seacott, Teachers' Credit Union; Joe Burgess, president of Habitat for Humanity; homeowner Jamie McFarland and her children Kyle, Megan and Kelsey Cox and Monique Dennis and Rosa Wheeler, both of Wells Fargo Bank.

 

Free Diabetic Clinic fund-raiser on Saturday

Gems & Jams 2013, a fund-raiser for the Free Diabetic Clinic, in Huntington, will be held on Saturday, June 15, at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The event begins with an auction and meal at 2 p.m. Bands, including Joni Killian & Co., will perform beginning at 6 p.m.

Meal tickets are available in advance at Barlow's Appliances & More and at Huntington Nursery & Florist.
Tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event, beginning at 1 p.m.

Those who attend just the session with the bands are asked to make a donation.

 

Wagner new head of Hgtn. Co. Free Clinic


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Rosemary Wagner, RN, is the new director of the Huntington County Free Clinic.

Wagner succeeds Sharon Kay, who retired this spring after working with the clinic since its founding in 2004.

Wagner currently lives in Wabash but is a former Huntington resident. She is a graduate of the former Lutheran College of Health Professions, Fort Wayne.

She most recently served as a regional consultant for a long-term care company.

 

 

Helping those in need


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

On Tuesday, June 4, Post members, Sons of the Legion and the SPC Chad Clements Memorial of American Legion Post 85 donated food supplies to the survivors affected by the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. The post is still accepting donations of non-perishable items or money. From left are Gerry Lane, Post 85 finance; Jerry Johnson, Sons adjutant; Danielle Clements, SPC Clements Memorial Fund; Dave Baker, Post 85 commander and Robert Johnson, SOL finance officer.

 

HU contributes 8,440 volunteer hours to communities

Huntington University students, faculty and staff contributed more than 8,440 volunteer hours this year in the greater Huntington and Fort Wayne communities.

"We do everything from more than hundreds of hours served on missions trips to those who have donated an hour of their time for the blood drive," said Grace McBrayer, director of HU's volunteer service and outreach ministry. "And we know we are beyond what we have recorded in numbers of volunteers and the amount of hours served."

 

Committed to community


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Kyle Hamilton (second, from left) of Our Sunday Visitor, presents a check for $45,000 to Jean Wright of Huntington County Habitat for Humanity, during a ground-breaking ceremony on Wednesday, June 5. The funds will go toward Habitat's next build, a home for Jamie McFarland (third, from right) and her children.

 

Roanoke Antiques and Art Fair is Saturday


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The Roanoke Antiques and Art Fair will return to the town's downtown area on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The street will be closed to accommodate more than 30 antiques dealers.

Visitors will also be able to purchase ice cream, desserts and drinks or dine al fresco for breakfast and lunch.

The day also features live entertainment starting at noon by the Roanoke Rounders, bringing bluegrass and old-time music to the streets of Roanoke.

 

CS holding root beer stand fund-raiser

Cancer Services for Huntington County will be holding its sixth annual B-K Root Beer Stand Fund-Raiser on Monday, June 17.

B-K is donating $1 for each order that day to Cancer Services.

This year, the event will also include a cookie bake sale.

Funds from Cancer Services are used to help those battling cancer in Huntington County, with mileage costs for traveling back and forth to treatment and prescription costs for cancer medication not covered by insurance.

 

 

Apps being taken 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. 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 17.
The college scholarships will be awarded in August.

 

Fresh produce


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington's own farmers' market opened for its inaugural season on Wednesday, June 5, in downtown Huntington. Vendors (from left) Mitch and Jackie Hobbs assist Mary Campbell with purchasing fresh produce. The farmers' market will be open every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the parking lot located on the corner of Warren and Market streets.

 

Local Red Cross announces 2 blood drives in Huntington

The American Red Cross of Huntington County announces two local upcoming blood drives.

On June 17, from 2 to 7 p.m., a blood drive will be held at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, in the main room. This is the Fallen Officer blood drive.

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

A blood drive will be held at the Knight-Bergman Center, in Warren on June 20, from 2 to 6 p.m., in the main room.
The center is located at 132 S. Nancy St., Warren.

 

‘Yankee Lady’ to visit Huntington June 21-23


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"Yankee Lady," the Yankee Air Museum's (YAM) meticulously restored World War II B-17, will be on display at the Huntington Municipal Airport, June 21 to 23.

The Willow Run, Ypsilanti, MI, based, four-engine heavy bomber will take part in Huntington Heritage Days opening on June 19.

The last time the aircraft, a Boeing B-17, visited the airport was in 2009.

 

Building hope


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Kerri Johnson and Monique Dennis (from left), both from Wells Fargo Bank, present a check for $15,000 to Jean Wright of Huntington County Habitat for Humanity (third from left). The presentation was made during a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday, June 5, to mark the start of construction of a Habitat home for Jamie McFarland (fourth from left) and her children (from left) Megan, Kelsey and Kyle Cox.

 

Chance to ‘Touch a Truck’

On Saturday, June 15, area residents will have the opportunity to view city service vehicles up close and personal.

"Touch a Truck" will be held on the corner of Franklin and Jefferson streets, in the parking lot, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Free hot dogs and bottled water will be provided by Owen's North and Walmart.

The event is sponsored by Mayor Brooks Fetters, the Huntington Fire Department, City Services Department, Huntington City Police Department and Water and Water Pollution Control departments.

 

 

Incentives for Salamonie River Watershed area

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District has funding available through a Clean Water Indiana Grant for landowners who have property in the Salamonie River Watershed area.

Landowners can receive an incentive payment for installation of conservation practices.

This incentive is being offered to landowners to install various conservation practices that will help reduce nutrients and sediments from entering our rivers and streams.

 

Enrollment open at KK

Pathfinder Kids Kampus is accepting enrollment for summer and fall programs and will be offering the following programs this summer and fall:

• Summer Kamp is a program designed for children ages 5 to 12 to have fun and educational learning all summer long and will take place Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m, through Aug. 12.

• Fall Preschool is a program designed for children ages 3, 4, and 5 years. Two, three and five-day preschool classes are available and will begin on Sept. 3.

 

Erie Band concert on June 12 at HNHS will feature patriotic music

The Huntington Erie Community Band will open its 98th season on Wednesday, June 12, with a concert in the auditorium at Huntington North High School at 7:30 p.m.
The band has not played a concert there since the celebration of its 75th season.

Entrance to the school should be made via the fieldhouse/auditorium entrance on the east side of the school.

In honor of Flag Day, the concert will feature patriotic music and other examples of musical Americana.

Thaine Campbell will lead the band.

 

 

Coolman’s offers computer sales, service at affordable pricing


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Trying to fill what he sees as a need in the area and do so at affordable prices, Robert Coolman recently opened Coolman's Computer Service in Warren.

When Coolman was looking for a job after a 15-year stint with a company in Bluffton, his sister-in-law suggested Warren as a place to set up a computer business because there wasn't one in town, and Coolman decided to take the suggestion, he says.

The business is located at 223 N. Wayne St., next to D&D Bikes.

Coolman's sells and services laptops and desktops, always with an eye toward affordability, he notes.

 

Tellef completes supervisor course


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Paul Tellef, real estate broker and auctioneer, has completed a 15-hour Supervisory Appraiser Training course.
This course is required by the Indiana Real Estate Appraiser Licensure and Certification Board for those appraisers who intend to have trainee appraisers working with them.

Tellef is a certified resident real estate appraiser and also holds licenses to act as a broker or auctioneer.

He currently specializes in residential real estate appraisals and has served Huntington County for over 30 years.

 

 

Books for Head Start


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Each member of the Psi Iota Xi Sorority - Phi Chapter recently brought books to their meeting to be donated to Pathfinder Kids Kampus Early Head Start program.  The program provides free childcare from ages 0-3 years of age for low -income families. Enjoying the books are (from left) teacher Nondus Christman, Mallori Miller, Karli Miller, Cayden Saunders, Peyton Schumaker, Scarlett Moreno, Lyza West, Jacob Miller and teacher Amanda Curry. Christman and Curry are also Psi Iota Xi members.

 

Warner joins Terry Reckard CPA in Huntington


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Randy Warner has accepted a position as a Certified Public Accountant at Terry Reckard CPA in Huntington.

Warner, a Huntington native, is a graduate of Huntington North High School and Indiana University. He worked for Ernst & Young in Indianapolis from 1991 to 1998 and Ernst & Young in Fort Wayne from 1998 to 2013 before coming to Huntington.

 

Track and field record board donation


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Frederick's Photography in Huntington has donated four record boards for use at Crestview Middle School. The boards will be used to display track and field records. On hand for the donation are (from left) Kevin Shipbaugh, lab manager, Frederick's Photography; Chuck Werth, principal, Crestview Middle School; Brad Ludlow, assistant principal and athletic director, Crestview Middle School; and Rex Frederick, owner, Frederick's Photography.

 

Gargiulo graduates from Olivet

Huntington native Matthew Gargiulo graduated from Olivet Nazarene University (ONU), in Bourbonnais, IL, on May 4.

Gargiulo earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education.

 

Hunting, fishing license sales will shut down for the day on June 15

The computer system that the state uses to sell Indiana hunting and fishing licenses will shut down from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, for maintenance.

People will be unable to buy hunting or fishing licenses on this day. The shutdown affects all forms of license sales, including authorized license retailers and online purchasing through the DNR website.

Anyone in need of a license for that day is encouraged to buy one in advance.

 

Doing some planting


Photo by Steve Clark.

Heather Heath (left), an inmate at the Huntington County Jail, does some planting with Nichele Powell of Life Church in a garden located in the jail's courtyard on Thursday, June 6. The garden is looked after by female inmates and the resulting vegetables are used as part of the meals prepared at the jail.

 

Huntington Catholic students named LAC Artists of the Month


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The LaFontaine Arts Council (LAC) honored three Huntington Catholic eighth graders as Artists of the Month in May.

Joshua Bowers, son of Jill Bowers and Scott Bowers of Huntington, was nominated by Jan Tharp, his art teacher. According to Tharp, "Josh is very creative and excellent at problem solving and going the extra mile. He is dedicated and strives to set high standards in his art work."

Bowers plans to attend Bishop Luers next year.

 

Bethesda to hold fund-raiser

Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church, in Andrews, will host a Pizza Hut fund-raiser today, June 10, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

All tips earned and donations will go to the Ladies Auxiliary Building Fund.

The Huntington Pizza Hut is located at 101 Frontage Rd., Huntington.

 

 

Time for play


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Aliyah Tolley (right) takes a snowcone from Shoshannah McKinney, of Huntington University, while HU's Dave Solloway prepares another, at the wrap-up party for Operation Backyard, in which several church youth groups performed volunteer work in several Huntington parks on Wednesday, June 5. After the work came time for play, with several activities, a barbecue and a band at Hier's Park, and several Huntington University employees were there to help out.

 

Achievers


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Lincoln Elementary School has presented its annual awards to outstanding students in the arts and physical fitness. Recipients for 2013 are fifth-graders (front row, from left) Allison Jennings, for music; Mikayla Williams, for physical education; and Riley Dolby, for art. With them are teachers (from left) Marilyn Rumple, music; Pam Hesting, physical education; and Amy Vickery, art.

 

Kids Kampus holds graduation ceremonies

Pathfinder Kids Kampus Child Care Center honored graduates of the Creators (3, 4, 5-year old room), and Premier Preschool classes on Tuesday, June 4, at the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University.

Graduates were:

Creators - Lily Andrews, Jessie Bilyeu, Jessica Birkle, Leighla Bruner, Melody Bruner, Kaedyn Gilbert, Kailynn Grodrian, McKenzie Laird, Elijah Larkey-Schnitz, Annabella Moore, Hayden Newsome, Miley Osborne, Estelle Pasko and Carson Scheiber.

 

Victory Noll to offer two programs

Victory Noll Center is offering two extended programs that will study Christian spirituality.

"Foundations of Christian Spirituality," is a year-long reflective study of the Wisdom Tradition over the centuries. In the second program, "Spiritual Direction Program and Practicum," participants will engage in a two-year formation to prepare them to become spiritual directors.

 

Proposed school sets meeting

Hope Christian School will host an informational meeting on June 27, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., for those who are interested in learning more about the school, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.

The informational meeting will take place at Café of Hope, 900 E. State St., Huntington.

Light refreshments will be served.

For more information, visit www.huntingtonhopechristian.com or Facebook to stay up to date on the latest news.

 

 

Wickersham, Hurlburt, Stanley take part in regional exchange of ideas

In his role as president of the Northeast Indiana Local Economic Development Organization Council, Mark Wickersham, executive director, is participating in the Cincinnati Regional Exchange this week alongside other area leaders in business, education and community service.

Two other Huntington County representatives are accompanying Wickersham on this trip, sponsored by Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership through its Vision 2020 initiative, Leon Hurlburt, president, Huntington County Commissioners, and Darlene Stanley, owner, Johnson's Junction.

 

Coffee and doughnuts offered along with ‘We Bought a Zoo’ on June 19

This month's "Wild Wednesday" movie for Seniors is "We Bought a Zoo," on June 19, at Huntington 7 Theater.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m., with free coffee and doughnuts.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their grandchildren.

Wild Wednesday partners are Huntington Senior Center, Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center and Parkview Huntington Hospital.

June co-sponsors are McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, Miller's Merry Manor, Parkview Home Health and Hospice and Markle Health & Rehabilitation.

 

JeFFFest to include live auction of local artwork


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JeFFFest, the community event sponsored by the LaFontaine Arts Council and Four Corners Custom Framing, is scheduled for June 23 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Huntington

This year's festival features a live art auction.

Three area artists, Cheryl Alevizon, Cherie Droege and Curtis Jarrett, donated paintings on 16x20-inch canvases. These works will be unveiled the evening of JeFFFest and will be auctioned off by Steve Ness of Ness Brothers Real Estate and Auction Company.

 

Markle Health & Rehabilitation will sponsor Senior Center party June 13

Markle Health & Rehabilitation Center will sponsor the annual Senior party held at the Huntington Senior Center on Thursday, June 13.

Reservations are required and can be made starting today, Monday, June 10, at 359-4410.

Those needing transportation may call HAT at 356-3006.

The Senior Center is located at 354 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

 

 

Northview Church of Christ VBS is June 10-14

Northview Church of Christ will be holding a weeklong vacation Bible school titled, "Kingdom Rocks: Where Kids Stand Strong for God," from June 10 to 14.

Kingdom Rocks is for youth ages 3 to grade six and will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each day.

Youth will participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, singing songs, playing teamwork-building games, experiencing Bible adventures and testing out Science-Fun Gizmos.

Also, participants will learn to look for evidence of God around them via "God sighting."

 

Lori Mickley earns highest Bendix accolade


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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has honored Huntington employee Lori Mickley with a 2013 Excellence in Bendix Leadership Award, recognizing her outstanding contribution, talents and commitment.

Mickley, a manager of quality and product safety, has been with Bendix for nearly 11 years.

The highest individual achievement a Bendix employee can receive, the annual Excellence in Bendix Leadership Award recognizes employees who exemplify leadership each day in their behavior and actions, whether or not they hold a leadership title or manage others in their everyday role.

 

Riverview announces 3 year perfect attendance

Riverview Middle School awarded students for three years perfect attendance.

They are:
Jessica Bartrom, Chelsea Clark, Kayla Cosimini, Mathew Elmore, Joshua Rakoczy, Logan Sizemore and Orion Smith.

 

 

4-H Foundation scholarship awards

The Huntington County 4-H Foundation announces the recipients of two of its scholarships.

 

Rewarding hard work


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Huntington North High School senior Daniel Wright (left) receives a $1,000 scholarship from Dale L. Haupert. Wright, who will be attending Huntington University this fall, earned the scholarship in recognition of his academic achievement at citizenship. The scholarship is funded by the Dale and Elaine Haupert Family Foundation.

 

Huntington Catholic announces AY HR awardees

Huntington Catholic School announces the names of its students who were named to all-year honor roll list for the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Grade Eight
All A's - Sophie Simms, Audrey Wilcox and Alyssa Woolard.

A's and B's - Andrew Albertson, Shelby Bowman, Brie-anna Coburn, Janessa Dodson, Olivia Henderson, Maximilian Pyle, Lindsey Scher, Matthew Warner and Ross Wilcoxson.

Grade Seven
All A's - Garrett Scheiber.

A's and B's - Benjamin Blomeke, Ian Broderick and Gavin Rosen.

 

Andrews Elementary announces 4Q PA list

Andrews Elementary announces the names of its students who achieved perfect attendance during the fourth nine-week period of the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Makayla Fairchild, Jersey Hacker, Ava Spath, Autumn Turner, Parker Hill, Makyla Myers, Gracie Shenefield, Jacelynn Sunderman, John Wintrode, Haiden Bailey, Natalie Caley, Julian Haskett, Peyton Lauer, Adain Williams, Nicklaus Fine, Matthew Rowe and Tytus Shultz.

 

Scholarship award


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Altrusa International of Huntington member Robin Baker (right) presents a check to Chrystal Ricchiuti at a recent meeting. Ricchiuti, who is pursuing a degree in business administration at Indiana Tech, in Huntington, was awarded the club's 2013 scholarship for non-traditional students.

 

Riverview students didn’t miss a day all school year

Riverview Middle School announces the names of its students who achieved perfect attendance throughout the entire 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Sixth grade
Diaa Almalahi, Spencer Atkinson, Megan Bell, Emma Bickel, Andrew Burch, Emily Carender, Kayla Cave, Brock Eltzroth, Eli Eltzroth, Brette Fawcett, Alysa Gray, Evan Hill, Kayla Inderlied, Cheyenne Karst, Grace Koons, Conner Martz, Madison Miller, Blake Padgett, Malcolm Rose, Olivia Rosen, Dylan Scalf, Brock Spahr and Devin Suchcicki.

 

HCS lists those with fourth quarter perfect attendance

Huntington Catholic School announces its list of students who achieved perfect attendance for the fourth nine-week period of the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

 

Huntington Catholic annnounces honor rolls

Huntington Catholic School announces the names of its students named to the honor roll for the fourth grading period of the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Grade Eight
All A's - Brie-anna Coburn, Olivia Henderson, Lindsey Scher, Sophie Simms, Audrey Wilcox and Alyssa Woolard.

A's and B's - Andrew Albertson, Mark Blomeke, Shelby
Bowman, Janessa Dodson, John Hipskind, Maximilian Pyle, Matthew Warner, Ross Wilcoxson and Adam Wixted.

Grade Seven
All A's - Garrett Scheiber.

 

Riverview announces 4Q honor roll students

Riverview Middle School announces the names of its students who were named to fourth quarter honor roll list for the 2012-2013 school year.
They are:

 

In hand


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Huntington County Community Schools Corp. board member Sarah Kyle (left) hands a diploma to Seth Beeks during the 46th Huntington North High School graduation on Friday night, June 7, at North Arena.

 

The payoff


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Huntington County Community Schools Corp. board member Sarah Kyle (left) presents Candie Armstrong with her diploma at the 46th Huntington North High School graduation on Friday night, June 7, at North Arena.

 

'This is the Moment'


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Senior members of the Varsity Singers, concert choir and glee club perform "This is the Moment" at the 46th Huntington North High School graduation on Friday night, June 7, at North Arena.

 

Salutatorian gives welcome


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Salutatorian Rebecca Smith gives the address of welcome at the 46th Huntington North High School graduation on Friday night, June 7, at North Arena.

 

Once more ... with feeling


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Senior Brennan Williams on the guitar plays along with the band and singers on the senior class song, "Time of My Life" at the 46th Huntington North High School graduation on Friday night, June 7, at North Arena.

 

Greeting


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Senior Class Vice President Victoria Applegate greets those asseembled for the 46th Huntington North High School graduation at North Arena on Friday night, June 7.

 

On their way in


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Members of Huntington North's Class of 2013 make their way into North Arena and to their seats at the start of the 46th Huntington North High School graduation on Friday night, June 7.

 

Local law enforcement, firefighters to sponsor summer day camp for youth


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Local law enforcement officers, firefighters and other emergency personnel will sponsor a summer day camp for youth ages 8-13.

Camp H.E.R.O. (Honor, Excellence, Respect, Opportunity) will be held July 15-21 at Crestview Middle School. Sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., although participants may arrive as early as 7 a.m.

The week will include one overnight stay at Crestview with entertainment by local comedian David Dean.

 

10 county students earn H.E.L.P. scholarships


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Ten Huntington County students have been awarded $1,500 in H.E.L.P. Inc. for Disabled Citizens scholarships for the upcoming school year. One student has been awarded $750 for her final semester.

Colin McIntire and Zachery Shearer each received the John Decker Memorial Scholarship in memory of Board Member John Decker. This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in post-high school studies who has a qualifying disability.

 

Williams graduates with distinction from Indiana


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Jessica Williams, a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School, graduated with distinction from the Indiana University School of Journalism on May 4.

Williams, the daughter of Jan and Jerry Williams, of Huntington, earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with a specialization in news reporting and writing and also minored in history and political science.

She currently resides in Bluffton, where she is employed at the News-Banner.

 

 

Markle UMC to host block party on June 8

The Markle United Methodist Church will hold a community block party and ice cream social on Saturday, June 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the church parking lot.

The Markle United Methodist praise team will perform.

There is no charge for the event. Free will donations will be accepted

All donations benefit the Markle United Methodist Church vacation Bible school.

 

 

Lancaster names PA students for year

Lancaster Elementary announces the names of its students who have achieved perfect attendance for throughout the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:
Jack Britten, Cheyanne Cottrell, Rylie Farr, Xavier Gareri, Jared Jamison, Gregory Kelsey, Brianna Kreisher, Brett Krumanaker and Kaylee Krumanaker.

Also, Andrew Lamprecht, Zachary Ramp, Kyle Ruef, Deacon Schmaltz, Brendolyn Shaw, Hunter Shepherd, Kristof Snow, Dalton Tomasek and Jonathan York.

 

 

Legion 7 to hold final fireworks fund-raiser

The American Legion Post 7 fireworks committee will hold its final fund-raiser before the July 4 show this Saturday, June 8.

Roadblocks will be held at Jefferson and MacGahan streets, Cherry and Market streets and Jefferson Street and Etna Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon.

Currently the fireworks committee is $3,000 below its budget for the show and is looking for help from the community. The July 4 show is totally funded by the donations of the businesses, organizations and the community and they need the public's help.

 

Giving back


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Steve Schenkel (front left), of the Huntington County Community School Corporation, accepts a check from Sisters Grace Marie Samblanet and Valeria Foltz, both of Victory Noll, on Friday, May 31. The check, in the amount of $300 was donated to the Huntington County Learning Center expansion and was raised from items sold at Victory Noll's craft shop. Also on hand for the presentation were, (back row from left) Randall Prange, of Bippus State Bank; Jenna Strick, United Way and Steve Kimmel, with the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.

 

Local law firm awards scholarships to three seniors


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The Huntington County law firm of Bowers, Brewer, Garrett & Wiley, LLP, has announced the recipients of its 2013 educational scholarships.

Drew Schnitz received the James W. Bowers Scholarship in honor of the late James W. Bowers.

Rebecca Smith and Caleb Richison also received scholarships to be used toward their continuing education.

 

Miami Tool & Die hails Young for 25th year of service to company


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Kristi Young recently marked her 25th year of employment with Miami Tool & Die, Inc., in Huntington.

Young started working for the company in April of 1988.

A recognition party was held at the plant and Young received a gift from the president in honor of her years of dedicated service.

Miami Tool & Die has been in business since 1969.

 

 

Lincoln announces 4Q honor roll students

Lincoln Elementary School announces the list of its students named to the honor roll for the fourth grading quarter of the 2012-13 school year.

They are:

Third Grade
All A's - Blake Baker, Jonas Bent, Dane Blackburn, Austin Bullins, Gavin Cocklin, Holden Finley, Jason Kendall, Andrew Miller, Harrison Niswander, Isabel Niswander, Viktoria Russell and Brailynn Vogleman.

 

Library, gardeners team up for make-it, take-it

Huntington City-Township Public Library and Huntington Area Master Gardeners will present a Father's Day make and take gardening craft workshop on Saturday, June 8, at the main library.

Youth ages 4 years through fifth grade are invited to decorate a flowerpot and listen to a gardening story, then fill their decorated pot with gardening soil and a plant to give away for Father's Day.

This workshop is free of charge, but space is limited and registration is required to attend.

 

Agencies helping Medicare patients transition from hospital to home-based care

LifeStream Services, in Yorktown, and Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, in Fort Wayne, are now offering a new program to help qualifying Medicare beneficiaries transition from the hospital to home-based care.

The new program, Care Transitions of Eastern Indiana, covers 22 counties, including Huntington County.

 

For the school


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Paul Roth (left), principal of Roanoke Elementary School, and Gayle Melcher (center), president of the school's PTO, accept a check recently for $804.51 from John Nelson, of OnTurfSports, which organized this spring's Discover Roanoke Run. In addition to the donation to the Roanoke School PTO, proceeds from the run were also donated to the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department and the Roanoke Police Department Reserves.

 

New certification


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Pathfinder Community Connections announced on Friday, May 31, that it has achieved certification as a NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center.

 

Eight Victory Noll sisters mark milestones


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Eight members of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters celebrated jubilees this year.

Seven of the sisters were honored with a special Mass on May 24 at Archbishop Noll Memorial Chapel at Victory Noll.

The eighth will be honored later this summer.

Honorees are:

85th Jubilee
• Sister Carlota Baca is 104 years old and joined OLVM on Oct. 28, 1928.

She was born in Peña Blanca, NM, and served in New Mexico, California, Texas and Arizona doing religious instruction and pastoral ministry.

 

Flint Springs names fourth quarter honor rolls

Flint Springs Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 school year.

All A's
Third grade - Elliot Bostel, Leah Campbell, Jacob Daugherty, Erik Dupre, Chloe Kauffman, Carson Kitchen, Alex Kramer, Zander Mason, Austin Oswalt, Regan Slagel, Carson Stoffel and Grace Tolson.

 

Relay for Life to feature Roustabout and Remony


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Roustabout and The Remony, both Huntington bands, will perform during the Huntington County Relay for Life on Saturday, June 8.

Roustabout will bring its acoustic folk sound to the Edward Jones Stage at Kriegbaum Field from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

The Remony, a pop rock group, will play from 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Roustabout members Bob Thompson, Joey Spiegel, Chris Kauffman and Justin Barker both play original music and cover a diverse set of artists ranging from the Avett Brothers to Death Cab for Cutie.

 

Welcoming visitors


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Life House volunteer Rita Odquist (left )and director Carla Staton, director of the new women's shelter, brew a pot of coffee for visitors to the open house on Saturday, June 1. The shelter, operated by New Life Fellowship Church, accepted its first resident on Monday, June 3.

 

Support Group to meet

The next meeting of the Alzheimer's Association support group is June 12, at 10:30 a.m., at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

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

All meetings are confidential and free of charge.
For more information, contact the association's 24-hour helpline at 800-272-3900.

The hospital is located at 2001 Stults Rd., Huntington.

 

 

A boost from Wells Fargo


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Jan Baumgartner (right), director of Pathfinder Community Connections, accepts a $25,000 check from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation presented by (from left) Rosa Wheeler and Michael Voorhees of Wells Fargo on Friday, May 31, at The Summit in Fort Wayne. The grant will be used toward pre-homebuyer education and counseling in Fort Wayne.

 

Excellent marketing


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S. Joe DeHaven (left), president and CEO of the Indiana Bankers Association, presents the MAXI Award for marketing excellence to Erin Carter, marketing officer of Bippus State Bank on Wednesday, May 15. MAXI Awards are presented annually to IBA-member institutions to recognize marketing excellence. The bank was honored for its billboard in Roanoke.

 

Parkview Hospital honors long-time volunteers for service


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Parkview Huntington Hospital honored its volunteers during a volunteer appreciation luncheon on April 30 at St. Peter's First Community Church.

A meal prepared by Parkview Catering was served by the Parkview Huntington Hospital leadership team.

Volunteers were recognized for their service to the hospital, which in 2012 included 156 individuals who provided a total of 22,260 hours of service.

Special recognition and 25-year pins were presented to Opal Poe and Ethel Maples.

Both retired in 2012 after co-managing the PHH Gift Shop for many years.

 

‘Friends’ to sponsor used book sale

On Wednesday, June 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Friends of the Library Used Book Sale Preview will be held at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

This preview is for Friends of the Library members only, however new members may join the Friends of the Library at the door.

There is a cost for membership and all members are entitled to receive two free books at the Preview Sale. Vintage books will also be offered in a silent auction; final bids must be in at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

 

Roanoke lists all year perfect attendance

Roanoke Elementary announces the names of students who achieved perfect attendance for the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:

Kindergarten - Celeste Ackley, Carissa Gasper, Ava Geiger and Bryce Taylor.

Grade One - Ella Colclesser, Jaxon Heath, Sophia Scheer, Avery Szelis, Maddie Watts, Emilie Willett and Sam Williams.

Grade Two - Brianna Cutting, Caleb Eckert, Adalynn Jones, Trey Myrice, Zachary Rice, Jareck Snow, Beth Tallman and Grace Vaught.

 

First Federal Savings Bank earns MAXI award


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Satin Lemon (right), marketing director at First Federal Savings Bank, in Huntington, accepts a MAXI Award from Indiana Bankers Association President and CEO Joe DeHaven on Wednesday, May 15, at the IBA's Mega Conference.

 

Shuman family fund awards 20 local scholarships


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that 2013 Charles and Wilma Sanger Shuman Family Scholarships have been awarded to Doug Baker, Erica Carroll, Rachel Decker, Steven Freck, Jenna Heaston, Jaclyn Hiner, Alex Hoffman, Sara Hoffman, Sarah Johnson, Mariah Meadows, Kayleigh Mower, Alex Overby, Alan Poon, Landon Poulson, Jeremy Rice, Drew Schnitz, Zach Shearer, Josanna Stern, Mark Wiley and Aaron Wolf.

 

VBS starts June 9 at Salamonie COB

Salamonie Church of the Brethren will present "Kingdom Rock" vacation Bible school on Sunday, June 9, through Thursday, June 13.

Sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each night. It is designed for youth ages 4 years through fifth grade.

For more information, call 468-2663.

The church is located on Ind.-124, between Ind.-5 and Ind.-9.

 

 

Royal speaker


Sara Alford, Miss Huntington 2013, speaks to the Huntington Optimist Club as she prepares to compete in this month's Miss Indiana Pageant. Alford, a 22-year-old Poneto resident, is a student at Purdue University studying toward a master's degree in agronomy. The Huntington Optimist Club has sponsored the Miss Huntington program since 1963.

 

Zanesville Lions Club to sponsor car show as part of Homespun Day

The Zanesville Lions Club will sponsor a car show on Aug. 31 as part of the Zanesville Homespun Day festival.

Trophies will be awarded, and dash plaques will be given to the first 50 entrants. The car show will also include a DJ, 50-50 drawing and door prizes.

The registration fee is discounted for those registering in advance. For more information, call Kenneth Edwards at 638-4327 or 479-8235.

 

 

Graduate’s brother delivers message


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Tannan Peters, brother of graduating senior Hannah Peters, delivers a message during Huntington North High School's Baccalaureate worship celebration on Sunday evening, June 2. Peters is a 2009 HNHS grad and recently graduated from Grace College. He spoke to the graduates in attendance about his journey as a college student. Peters will attend seminary in the fall of 2013.

 

Front Line Foresters


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Huntington University has announced its Front Line Foresters for 2013-14, a group of students who will represent the university as student ambassadors. They are (front row, from left) Becca Perhal, Kyle Geiss, Antonio Castillo and Stephanie Yoder; and (back row, from left) Emily Yarman, Jake Essig, Breanna Amico, James Parker, Brian Menzie and Stephanie Morin.

 

Heritage Pointe presentation traces American heritage through centuries

Brian Migliore will present the program "We Americans" on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at Heritage Pointe, in Warren.  
Beginning with the immigrants from around the world who landed on American shores, this multi-media presentation provides a brief history of the country's heritage from colonial times to the present.

The program will be held in the chapel.

It is open to the community.

 

 

Roth retires


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Paul Roth, Roanoke Elementary School principal, celebrated his retirement on Wednesday, May 29, with a celebration in the school's gymnasium. He holds an etched stone, given to him by the staff of the school, recognizing his 31 years of service at Roanoke Elementary.

 

In honor of a classmate


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Roanoke Elementary School first-graders from Paula Myers, Joyce Roth and Christa Spurgeon's classes recently donated $179.94 to the new Roanoke Public Library. The money was raised from cookie sales and donated in honor of classmate Drew Dorsett, who has been absent while battling cancer. Present for the donation were (front row, from left) Emalee Kline, Bradley Rentschler and Graci Shopoff and (back row, from left) Tony Fudge, Karen Baker and Celia Bandelier, director of the library.

 

Free summer activities set at Salamonie

Salamonie Lake will host free campground programs each second Saturday of June, July and August.

The programs will be presented by naturalists from Upper Wabash Interpretive Services.

"Creatures of the Wild" will be on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m., at the campground shelter area. Participants can meet live animals and learn what makes them special.

Participants are encouraged to bring cameras.

On July 13, the program will be "Beach Field Day." Field day activities and games will begin at 1 p.m.

 

Lancaster Elem names 4Q perfect attendance

Lancaster Elementary announces the list of its students who achieved perfect attendance during the fourth grading quarter of the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:
Landin Amerman, Merrill Ballinger, Hayden Beard, Jadyn Bennett, Anthony Biehl, John Biehl, Lillian Biehl, Zachary Bishop, Corbin Bolding, Garrett Bowers, Rylee Bradler, Makayla Braun, Jack Britten, Jonathan Brown, Caden Brubaker and Colsen Brubaker.

 

Trinity Church to host award winner in concert


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Trinity United Methodist Church, in Huntington, will present a gospel concert featuring the 2011 Inspirational Country Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year, Kali Rose.

Rose, a Hoosier native, will be in concert on Sunday, June 9, at 7 p.m.

She has been nominated the Inspirational Country Music Awards female vocalist of the year in Nashville, TN, three years in a row and won the award in 2011.

Rose has had three number one songs, two of which were nominated inspirational songs of the year. She is up for a female horizon award, which will be presented in June.

 

Roanoke launches First Friday parties this week


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The streets of downtown Roanoke will come to life with a block party on the first Friday of each month during the summer.

The initial Roanoke First Friday Street Fair will be held this Friday, June 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Roanoke.

Main Street will be closed off for old-fashioned carnival games including hula hoop contests, duck races, cake walks and more sponsored by local merchants.

Burgers, hot dogs, brats, popcorn, cookies and ice cream will be available.

 

Faith Chapel to become national park for this summer’s vacation Bible school

Faith Chapel United Methodist Church will host vacation Bible school from June 23, through June 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. each evening.

The theme for vacation Bible school is SonRise National Park. The church will transform into a national park and the program is open to youth 3 years old to youth entering fifth grade this fall.

Activities include story time, crafts, games and songs. A light dinner will be served each night.

The closing program will start at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 27. Light refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program.

 

Drawing the winners


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

On Wednesday, May 29, Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (center) digs deep for one of 12 winners in the recent Senior Expo Passport drawing, sponsored by the Huntington County Council on Aging. Also on hand for the drawing from the council are (from left) Richard Hawley, John Ulrich, Joyce Kirk and Holly Saunders.

 

Warren Church of Christ to host showing of movie ‘Courageous’

Warren Church of Christ will host the showing of the movie "Courageous" on Father's Day weekend, June 15, starting at 7 p.m.

The event is free and the church will provide all-you-can-eat popcorn and bottled water.

The church is located at 302 N. Wayne St., Warren.

 

 

Business of the Month


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

iAB financial bank has been named Business of the Month by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.

 

Straight from Iraq


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Derek Barton, a United States Air Force crew chief serving with the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne, displays a piece of money bearing the image of Saddam Hussein to Northwest Elementary School fifth-graders on Tuesday, May 28. It was one of several items, including a Mountain Dew can labeled in the Iraqi language and spent shell casings, that Barton displayed from his tour of duty in Iraq.

 

Taking open class adult exhibit entries

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.

Each exhibitor may enter one item per division.  All items must have been completed after Aug. 1, 2012.

 

Roanoke Elementary announces 4Q honor roll students

Roanoke Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth quarter of the 2012-13 school year.
Honor roll students are:

All A's
Third grade - Majal Bowers, Auburn Cart- wright, Kristin Coffman, Abi Dominguez, Simon Fairchild, Kolton   Foster, Brady Henline, Ashton Hosler, Cooper Jones, Hailee  Kline, Madison Milton, Jack Nelson, Lucas Riggers, Reece Scheiber, Micah Smith and Shannon Sorg.

 

Gray on Heidelberg University dean’s list

Markle resident Travis Gray was recently listed among the students named on the dean's list at Heidelberg University for the spring 2013 semester.

Gray is a sophomore, who is pursuing a degree in criminal justice.

 

 

Saving the animals


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With help from Huntington County Community Schools Corporation grant writer Trace Hinesley, third-graders at Lincoln Elementary School in Huntington received a check for $25 to present to the Salamonie Interpretive Center, in Andrews, on Thursday, May 30, to go toward helping save endangered animals. Shown are (front row from left) Jason Kendall, Peyton Jackson and Lindsey Barker, representatives from Lincoln's third grade, and (back row from left) Laura Whiteleather and Lynnanne Fager, Interpretive Naturalists with Upper Wabash Interpretive Services.

 

Five generations


When Benjamin James Radosevich was born on May 9, 2013, it completed five generations on his mother's side of the family. With him are (back row, from left) Marsha Fisher, his great-grandmother, and John Fisher, his grandfather; and (seated, from left) Great-Great-Grandmother Shorty Eckert, holding Benjamin, and Suzanne Radosevich, the baby's mother. All members of the family live in Huntington.

 

Congregational Christian Church announces new service times

The Congregational Christian Church, in North Manchester, has announced new times for its services.

Services are now being held at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Sundays in the sanctuary. A hospitality time is offered throughout the morning and after the last service. Sunday school for adults, teens and children begins at 9:45 a.m.

 

Honoring her service


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Tri Kappa Associates made a donation to the Huntington County Free Clinic in honor of member Sharon Kay, who founded the clinic in 2004 and recently retired as its director. On hand for the presentation were (from left) Gretchen Hughes, Tri Kappa Associate incoming president; Kay; and Rosemary Wagner, RN, and current director of the clinic. Kay will be relocating to the Indianapolis area.

 

Brubaker graduates


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Air Force Airman Alexander D. Brubaker graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, TX.

Brubaker completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Brubaker is the son of Kevin and Lisa Brubaker, of Huntington.

 

Garden donation


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Joe Rakoczy (right) president of the Huntington Lions Club, presents a $500 donation from the club to (from left) Stan Bippus and local Purdue Extension staff member Susie Jennings, organizers of the Huntington Community Garden, and Layla Ambriole, Jennings' granddaughter and a garden volunteer. The gift from the Lions Club will purchase a dripless irrigation system for the community garden and fencing for the tomato plants

 

VFW Post 2689 holds installation of officers


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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 in Huntington held its installation of officers for 2013-2014 on May 16.

Named to office were:

Ladies Auxiliary President Lois Walling, Post Commander Rick Stell and Men's Auxiliary President Steve Garwood.

Also installed for the membership for 2013-2014 were:
Senior Vice Commander Tim Black, Junior Vice Commander Mike Harrell, Quartermaster/Adjutant Leslie Ackermann, Surgeon John Block, Chaplain Bob Bailey, three year trustee Mike Smith and three year house committee Tim Black.

 

Davisson the winner of adult division of Hoosier Heritage Art Show, Contest


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Gary Davisson is the winner of the adult division of the Huntington County Historical Museum's Hoosier Heritage Art Show and Contest.

Davisson also won best of show in the contest.

Davisson's art depicts a portrait of Chief Little Turtle against a backdrop of the state of Indiana and the forks of the Wabash River. He says he was inspired to create the work after observing the Wabash River and imagining the Native Americans who fought in the area.

 

Lincoln sets all-year HR

Lincoln Elementary announces the names of its students who were named to the all-year honor roll list.

They are:

Grade three
All A's - Blake Baker, Jonas Bent, Dane Blackburn, Austin Bullins, Holden Finley, Jason Kendall, Harrison Niswander and Viktoria Russell.

A's and B's - Ariah Adkins, Angela Arnett, Alicia Bradley, Gavin Cocklin, Jamison Heyde, Kalie Hill, Kailyn Hovey, Peyton Jackson, Sydney Joseph, Heavenly Lawrence, Andrew Miller, Isabel Niswander, Brailynn Vogleman and Brooklyn Waikel.

 

Dinner for cancer survivors added to county’s Relay for Life June 8-9


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Three women who have served as caregivers to family members who eventually succumbed to cancer will chair a dinner for cancer survivors as part of the Huntington County Relay for Life on Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9.

Paula Rowe, Rita Rorick and Sara Baker all shared in caring for Renee Keller, who was Rowe's sister-in-law, Rorick's sister and Baker's aunt; and for Phil Rowe, who was Rowe's husband, Rorick's brother and Baker's father. Rorick herself is a breast cancer survivor, and the three women say they were motivated by Keller to become involved in the event.

 

HAHE to host used book sale on June 4

The Huntington Area Home Educators (HAHE) will be hosting a used book sale for homeschool materials on Tuesday, June 4.

The book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, at Huntington Baptist Church, 2435 Waterworks Rd., Huntington.

Tables are still available and can be reserved by calling the church.

For more information, contact Emily Albright via e-mail at Albright@onlyin ternet.net.

 

 

Garden starters


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Mark Zahm (left), of Zahm's Greenhouses, presents a variety of vegetable plants to Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel to be used in a garden at the Huntington County Jail. Zahm also donated seeds, fertilizer and other materials. The garden, located in the jail courtyard, is tended by female inmates. The resulting vegetables are used as part of the meals prepared at the jail.

 

Planting flowers


Photo by Lauren M. Wilson.

Tegan Hall, second-grader at Andrews Elementary School, digs a hole in a raised garden bed outside the school on Wednesday, May 29. She and her classmates spent the afternoon planting flowers in the garden beds that are part of an outdoor learning lab used to study the life cycles of plants and animals.

 

Youth Services Bureau’s Making A Difference camp open for registration

The Youth Services Bureau's Making A Difference (MAD) camp is now open for registration.

This year's theme is "Back to Nature." Campers will learn about nature and how to preserve the environment.

"The campers will realize they are a vital part of the big picture with responsibilities to themselves and others," says Karen Street, camp coordinator.

The camp will offer crafts, group activities, snacks, games and projects daily.

It will run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon, with the following schedule:

 

Troop 33 offers elec. recycling

Boy Scout Troop 33 is partnering with A.C.E. Recycling to offer a free electronics recycling event on June 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 10700 Aboite Center Rd., Fort Wayne.

Items accepted at the event include, but are not limited to, laptops, flat panels, cell phones, computers, keyboard, fax machines, copiers, VCRs, stereos, cameras, gaming consoles, servers and hard drives.

A complete list of acceptable items is available online at www.acerecycle.com.

Individuals as well as businesses are welcome to drop off items at the event.

 

Learning letters


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Dylan Randol, preschooler at Little Creation Preschool at the Markle Church of Christ, displays computer skills, while teacher Donnella Goodrich observes. The preschool held a spring program on May 22 to mark the end of the school year. The program was dedicated to a student's father, Sgt. Jason McCoy, who is currently serving in Afghanistan with the United States Army. Participating students were Emmalee Best, Lucas Goodrich, Ella McIntosh, Jet Sivley, Sawyer Teusch, Landon Thomas, Grant Adam, Raygen Davis, Kaine Landrum, Ashton McCoy and Dylan Randol.

 

BSB earns two awards at conference


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Bippus State Bank received two awards at the annual Mega Conference of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA) in downtown Indianapolis on May 14-15.

BSB was presented with a Five Star Member Award in recognition of its commitment to the IBA in areas of political awareness, issues advocacy, life-long learning, volunteerism and Preferred Service Provider utilization.
Bippus State Bank also won a MAXI Award, presented annually to IBA-member institutions to recognize bank marketing excellence in Indiana.

 

Salamonie Preschool ‘Fishing Fun’ set for June 12 at Salamonie Lake

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool "Fishing Fun" on June 12 at Salamonie Lake.

The Salamonie preschool class will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center, in Andrews.

Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler's basic education and includes learning the alphabet, building a craft, social interaction and time spent outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

There is a program fee per child. Advance registration is appreciated. Register by calling Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 468-2127.

 

FFSB honored twice by IBA


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First Federal Savings Bank received a Five Star Award from the Indiana Bankers Association at the Association's Mega Conference held May 13 to May 15.

First Federal was one of 47 banks statewide granted the Five Star Award in recognition of its commitment to the association in the areas of political awareness, issue advocacy, life-long learning, volunteerism and community involvement.

First Federal also took home a Maxi award in the series category. Maxi Awards recognize excellence in bank marketing and advertising.

 

People age 50, over get invite to Senior Monday

People age 50 and older are invited to the monthly Senior Monday carry-in luncheon today, June 3, at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, in Andrews.

The luncheon starts at noon. After the meal, participants can enjoy a presentation by David Pritchard about fly-fishing and making his own flies and rods.

Attendees should bring their table service, a prepared dish to share and a donation to help defray costs of the provided main dish.

Advance registration is required.

 

Supporting the arts


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The Vectren Corporation served as a corporate sponsor for the LaFontaine Arts Council's Arts in Education programs in Huntington County schools during the 2012-13 school year. Mike Rice (back row, right), of the Vectren Corporation, presents a donation to Jan Tharp (back row, left), a member of the LaFontaine Arts Council and an art education teacher at Huntington Catholic School. With them are (front row from left) siblings Marissa Lemar and Jackson Lemar, both students at Flint Springs Elementary School.

 

Master Gardener to explain hybridization

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will sponsor a program on hybridizing on Thursday, June 6, at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall, Hier's Park, Huntington.

Master Gardener Betty Wallace will discuss hybridizing for the hobbyist, explaining how new varieties of plants can be created from established plants.

She will use daylilies, iris and hibiscus as examples.
Focusing on tomatoes, she will provide examples and definitions of hybrids, heirlooms, F1s and open pollination, so that gardeners can interpret the label when buying plants.

 

Church collects socks for local students

Central Christian Church in Huntington will be conducting a sock drive to benefit youth preschool through high school in the community.

The church is attempting to collect 1,800 pairs of socks and has collaborated with another local church that will be holding a shoe drive to collect 600 pairs of shoes.

The goal is to collect all the socks by July 1 so they can be handed out prior to the start of the new school year.

Donations of new socks or money to purchase socks are being accepted. Sock sizes preschool through adult are acceptable in all different colors.

 

Roanoke honors scholars for consistent achievement

Roanoke Elementary announces the names of its students who achieved continuous academic success, by being named to the honor roll throughout the 2012-2013 school year.

They are:
Grade three
All four quarters - Majal Bowers, Auburn Cart- wright, Kristin Coffman, Eric Coleman, Abi Dominguez, Simon Fair- child, Kolton Foster, Gracie Grossman,  Brady Henline, Ashton Hosler, Cooper Jones and Hailee Kline.

 

Genealogists to learn about Civil War nurse


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The Huntington County Genealogy Society will meet on Wednesday, June 5, at 7 p.m. in the Indiana Room of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

The guest speaker will be Julie DuVall, who will appear as Mary Ann Bickerdyke, who was part of the nursing corps during the Civil War period.

Bickerdyke, who was born in Ohio in 1817, worked to improve conditions for wounded soldiers during the Civil War. She eventually built more than 300 field hospitals and became known as "Mother" Bickerdyke.

 

Monument City alumni to hold banquet June 8

The Polk Township Alumni Association will hold the 87th annual alumni banquet of the Monument City School on Saturday, June 8, at the Mt. Etna United Methodist Church.
Registration, photos and reception will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

The classes of 1953 and 1943 will be honored.

The church is located at 6383W-600S, on the corner of Ind.-124 and Ind.-9 South.

 

 

Bethesda Free Will to hold Pizza Hut event on June 10

Bethesda Free Will Baptist Church in Andrews will host a fund-raiser at the Huntington Pizza Hut on Monday, June 10, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

During the event, a portion of the price of each buffet purchased as well as all tips will be given to the church.

Pizza Hut is located at 105 Frontage Rd., Huntington.

 

 

Good send-off


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Roanoke Elementary Principal Paul Roth talks with well-wishers on Tuesday, May 28, during an open house. The event was a farewell party for Roth, who retired at the end of the school year.

 

Entries being taken for Salamonie Summer Festival quilt, art shows

Entries are being accepted for the quilt show and the art show to be held during the Salamonie Summer Festival, in Warren.

Both shows will be held July 5-7.

Quilts of all sizes and types, including hand quilted, machine quilted, applique and antique, will be accepted for the quilt show. Wall hangings, quilted wearables and other quilted items will also be accepted. All items must have sleeves for hanging purposes.

 

Champion Hill Camp holds illumination ceremony


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Senior Vice Commander Gig Young speaks to the crowd during an illlumination ceremnony on Thursday, May 30, at General Slack Park in Huntington hosted by Champion Hill Camp 17 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. The ceremony was to honor Huntington County soliders who died while serving in the Union Army.

 

Champion Hill Camp holds illumination ceremony


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Senior Vice Commander Gig Young speaks to the crowd during an illlumination ceremnony on Thursday, May 30, at General Slack Park in Huntington hosted by Champion Hill Camp 17 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. The ceremony was to honor Huntington County soliders who died while serving in the Union Army.

 

Induction ceremony


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Champion Hill Camp 17 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War held an illumination ceremony on Thursday, May 30, at General Slack Park in Huntington to honor Huntington County soldiers who died while serving in the Union Army. At the ceremony, Camp Senior Vice Commander Gib Young (left) and camp Chaplain Jim Kline (center) perform an induction ceremony for Elijah Allred as a new member of the camp.

 

Proclamation for Community Connections


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (right) hands Pathfinder Services President John Niederman a copy of the proclamation declaring Friday, May 31, as Pathfinder Community Connections NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center Day on Friday morning. Niederman earlier announced that Community Connection had achieved certification as a NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center.

 

Six county students are recipients of Breiner Family Scholarships


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Aleesha Gamble, Abigail Hoffman, Lindsay McElhaney, Angela Sober, Ana Wenning and Mariah Zumbrun have been awarded 2013 James and Nancy Breiner Family Scholarships.

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

She is the daughter of Pamela and James Gamble, of Huntington.

 

HCCF hands out George & Garnet Bergman scholarships


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Elizabeth Blinn, Shelby Bradford, Colin McIntire, Catherine Moriarity, Landon Poulson, Jeremy Rice, Kelsi Shaw, Nicole Smith, Rebecca Smith and Mariah Zumbrun have been awarded 2013 George & Garnet Bergman Scholarships.

Blinn, a 2012 graduate of Huntington North, currently attends Purdue University majoring in agribusiness management, with the goal of working in agricultural accounting.

 

Six are named Scott Breiner Scholarship recipients


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Elizabeth Blinn, Onna Doering, Cheyanne Geideman, Colin McIntire, Kelsey Smart and Rebecca Smith have been awarded 2013 Scott Breiner Scholarships.

Blinn, a 2012 graduate of Huntington North High School, currently attends Purdue University majoring in agribusiness management, with the goal of working in agricultural accounting.

She is the daughter of Kathy and Brad Blinn, of Warren.

 

Scheiber scholarships go to four HNHS seniors


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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Erica Carroll, Marie Ditzler, Onna Doering and Olivia Ely have been awarded 2013 Donald E. and Lou Rayne Scheiber Catholic Education scholarships.

Each recipient is a graduating senior at Huntington North High School.

Carroll plans to attend the University of Saint Francis, majoring in nursing.

She is the daughter of Rose and Brian Carroll, of Warren.

 

Garner Volunteerism scholarship to Hoffman


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Lucas Hoffman, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2013 Heith Garner Volunteerism Scholarship to continue his studies at Bethel College.

The scholarship is awarded through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Hoffman, a 2011 graduate of Huntington North High School, is majoring in international business. He is the son of Lana and Andy Hoffman.

Hoffman has spent approximately 1,500 hours doing mission work in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Chicago.

 

Quartet earn HCCF Hohe IPFW scholarships


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Jaclyn Hiner, Abigail Hoffman, Megan Leedy and Stephen Zahm have been awarded 2013 Dr. John and Marjorie Hohe IPFW Scholarships through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Hiner, a graduating senior at Huntington North High School, is undecided on a major. She is the daughter of Lisa and Robert Hiner, of Roanoke.

During her high school career, Hiner has been involved in student and class councils, freshmen mentoring, Leading Leos, DEKA yearbook and is a National Honor Society member. She has also been involved in 4-H Junior Leaders and recreational softball.