VFW Patriot's Pen runnerup

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Thomas Thompson, a Huntington County Youth Services Bureau participant, was recognized during the YSB’s annual dinner on Jan. 20 for his essay, which was chosen as the runnerup entry in the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post’s Patriot’s Pen essay contest.

In memory of

Photo by Steve Clark.

Jean Wilson (left), operations manager at the Huntington County Humane Shelter, presents a plaque to Sharon Laupp commemorating her friend, Sylvia McHenry, that will be placed in the Susan Dreyer Sharpe Memorial Dog Park by the Humane Shelter. Wilson presented the plaque at the Huntington County Humane Society’s annual meeting, held Tuesday, Jan. 20, in Huntington University’s Habecker Dining Commons. Also during the meeting, Wilson named “Sissy” Walters the winner of the Hero’s Paws of Excellence award.

Writer’s workshop Feb. 21 at Hgtn. library

The Children’s Department of the Huntington City-Township Public Library will hold a writer’s workshop for children in kindergarten through third grade on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Library staff will help kids brainstorm ideas and characters, organize their story and finalize it – including illustrations.

Staff will also have information on hand for the annual PBS Kids Go! Writers Contest for those interested in participating.

The workshop takes place at the Main Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Vectren to replace gas lines on city’s south side over several years

More than a mile and a half of gas lines in Huntington will be replaced this year, Vectren Energy Delivery has announced.

The project, which was set to begin in January, is part of a multi-year project to replace gas mains and service lines. Since 2008, Vectren says, it has replaced more than 2.5 miles of lines in Huntington. The company says it plans to replace a total of four miles of lines in Huntington over the next several years.

Salamonie Elementary announces 2Q honor roll students

Salamonie Elementary has honored the following students for achieving the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year.

All A’s

Fifth Grade: Alexander Gallegos, Madison Herstad, Cam McCarver, Paige McCutcheon, Kennedy Mitchem, Nicholas Neuenschwander and Megan Ormiston.

HNHS to hold 2015 One-Act Play Festival this Thursday and Friday

Robert Borland (standing), in character as psychiatrist Dr. Sycho, frightens his new assistant, William Borland, with his crazy methods. The Borland brothers, along with Kylie Frederick, star in “The Three-Step Method,” one of the acts to be presented during the One-Act Play Festival Jan. 29 and 30 at Huntington North High School.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A supermarket beauty contest, an incredibly flexible dancer and a psychiatrist who drives his patients crazy are just a few of the stories to be told during the 2015 One-Act Play Festival at Huntington North High School.

The two-night run features seven one-act plays and two dance performances, with shows on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 29 and 30, at 7 p.m. in the HNHS auditorium. Tickets are general admission and may be purchased at the door.

Local Purdue Extension office announces 4-H events for week

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service – Huntington County Office announces the 4-H calendar of activities from Jan. 26 to Jan. 29.

They are:

Monday, Jan. 26
6:30 p.m. – Champion Achievers, St. Peter’s First Community Church.
7 p.m. – Best-N-All and We Raise ’Em, Warren United Church of Christ.

Wednesday, Jan. 28
6 p.m. – Golden Eagles, Family Living Building.
7 p.m. – Blue Ribbon Riders, Heritage Hall.

Thursday, Jan. 29
6:30 p.m. – Waggin’ Tails, Community Building.

Local dental society sponsoring ‘Family Day at Dentist’ on Feb. 7

As part of National Dental Health Month, the Huntington County Dental Society is again sponsoring “Family Day at the Dentist,” on Feb. 7, 2015. This year’s event marks the 34th anniversary of Family Day at the Dentist. The Society estimates that nearly 4,100 Huntington County families have been served over that time.

YSB honors

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County honored its director, along with several people who work to help youth, during its annual dinner on Jan. 20. Honors went to (from left) Erica Marshall and Desiree Frederick, who received Friends of Youth awards; YSB Executive Director Jan Williams, honored for her 20 years with the YSB; Danielle Snyder, adult volunteer of the year; and Trevor McGuin, youth volunteer of the year.

Huntington woman on Evansville dean’s list

Madeline Mettler, of Huntington, has achieved a place on the University of Evansville dean’s list for academic achievements during the Fall Semester 2014. Mettler is majoring in archaeology.

To make the Dean’s List, a student at UE must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.