Torch Club Conference activity

Makayla Osbon, 10, of Tipton, paints a sunset over the ocean during a craft project session at the 2017 Boys and Girls Club Torch Club Conference on Saturday, April 22, at the Parkview Boys & Girls Club. More than 60 youth from six Boys & Girls clubs attended the event, which took place Friday and Saturday.

Starter Calf ID Day

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Dave Thomas (left) and Huntington County Purdue Extension Agent Ed Farris tag calves that will be entered in the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair on Saturday morning, April 22, at the 4-H fairgrounds.

Earth Day at ReStore

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Donald Patmore (left), of Huntington, shows the coasters he has for sale that he made from wood branches to Ed Lee (middle) and his wife, Diane Lee, of Huntington, at the Earth Day at Restore on Saturday, April 22, at the Huntington County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Trio earns awards at state science fair

Local students (from left) Grace Bryant, Jessica Hartmus and Laura Hartmus participated in the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair April 1 in Indianapolis, with each student earning an individual award.
Photo provided.

Jessica Hartmus, a Bishop Luers High School student from Roanoke, and Huntington Catholic School students Grace Bryant and Laura Hartmus participated in the Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair April 1 at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Jessica Hartmus, who advanced to the state science fair for the fourth consecutive year, earned the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering Award for Excellence in Engineering. She was selected from all participants in grades six through 12 for the award.

Pleasant Chapel to host tenderloin meal on Sat.

Pleasant Chapel Church will have a tenderloin supper on Saturday, April 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The menu consists of homemade breaded and grilled tenderloins, plus sides, dessert and drink. Carry-out is available and children under 4 eat free.

The church is at 800E-1100N, in Roanoke.

Pancake breakfast at HCOB

Huntington Church of the Brethren will have an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast on Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

A free will donation will be accepted for the meal, which is open to the public.

The church is at 306 E. Washington St., Huntington.

For more information call 356-7983.

Andrews Summer Festival to have fund-raiser on April 29

The Andrews Summer Festival will have a chicken and noodle/beef and noodle dinner fund-raiser on Saturday, April 29, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Andrews Fire Station.

The menu includes chicken and noodles and/or beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, a vegetable, dinner roll, dessert and drink.

There is a cost for the meal. All proceeds go to the Andrews Summer Festival.

Amateur radio society to meet on April 24

The Huntington County Amateur Radio Society will meet Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at the Café of Hope, 900 E. State St., Huntington.

Those who are interested in becoming an amateur radio operator or want to know more about the hobby are encouraged to attend.

Biblical Alliance to host ex-missionary

The Biblical Alliance for Truth will host Gina Krause, former missionary to Africa, on Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m. at Christ the King Episcopal Church.

She will discuss the disappearance of her husband, pilot Jerry Krause, four years ago.

Gina will speak about the work she and her husband were doing in Africa at that time, why he was captured and why he is still being held. A question and answer period will follow.

Christ the King Church is at 1224 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Roanoke Fall Festival group wants input from public for festival

Organizers of the Roanoke Fall Festival are seeking input from the public about the festival.

The next festival meeting is Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the old town hall on Main Street.

Classes go into kitchen

Hand-made noodles and breakfast in a mug are on tap during the DIY@HCTPL series in May at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

The noodle making workshop for adults will be held on May 6 at 10 a.m. and will feature three methods of making noodles — using a mixer with a pasta attachment, using a pasta roller with a cutting bar and using a rolling pin and hand cutter. Participants should wear old clothes or an apron. The program is free, but registration is required.

Open mic night is Saturday at church

The First Free Will Baptist Church, 1805 Salamonie Ave., Huntington, will hold an evening of open mic singing on Saturday, April 22.

Snacks will be served at 5 p.m.

The service starts at 6 p.m.

The community is invited to attend.

Huntington Heating and Cooling earns award from WaterFurnace International

Huntington Heating and Cooling, in Huntington, has received the Top Sales Club award from WaterFurnace International Inc., a manufacturer of geothermal and water source heat pumps.

The awards were presented during Water Furnace’s annual sales meeting, held March 12 and 13, in Denver, CO, by WaterFurnace President and CEO John Thomas, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Michael Albertson, Vice President of Residential Sales Sean Dillon and Director of Dealer Sales Bret Ross.

BTB praise celebration April 25 at CCC

The Associated Churches of Huntington County will host a By the Book praise celebration on Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at Central Christian Church.

Music will start at 6:45 p.m. Updates on the program will be presented and refreshments will be served.

The church is at 500 MacGahan St., Huntington.

HU earns another high spot in online polling

Huntington University has earned 10th place ranking in Christian Universities Online’s list of the Top 25 Online Christian Colleges and Universities for 2017.

The rankings were based on the schools’ selectivity, student interaction, available financial aid and overall student satisfaction.

Family and consumer science awards

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Top students in family and consumer science classes at Huntington North High School were honored by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon at the high school on Monday, April 17. Students earning awards are (front, from left) Riley Shipbaugh, early childhood education; Makenzie Hardacre, education professions; Jessica Wiley, family and consumer science; Alexis Miller, health services; and Kylie Sparks, cosmetology.

Technology education awards

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Top students in technology education classes at Huntington North High School were honored by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon held Monday, April 17, in the high school media center. Students earning awards are (front, from left) Bryce Johnson, CAD mechanical; Jacob Fowler, Project Lead the Way; Adam Bonner, automotive; and Jayson Mote, precision machining.

De-Stress Night at local library set for May 4

Students from Huntington University and other adults feeling stress are invited to a De-Stress Night at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library on May 4.

From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the library will provide soothing music and lights, as well as calming activities such as adult coloring, stretches, breathing exercises and more. Visitors can come for all or part of the evening.

The program is free and is open to adults only.

The Huntington branch is at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington. For information, visit

Library staff, Acres guide to lead community hike at Tel-Hy ground

The staff of the Huntington City-Township Public Library, along with an Acres Land Trust hiker guide, will lead a community hike at Tel-Hy Nature Preserve, in Huntington, on May 12.

Guides will discuss the history and other information about the preserve.

The hike starts at 6 p.m and is open to people of all ages who can comfortably walk. Participants should meet at Tel-Hy, 1429N-300W. The hike is free and there is no rain date.

Citizens clean up litter

Photo by Steve Clark.

Michael Ott (left) helps his daughter, Makayla, lift a plastic barrel filled with discarded glass bottles into his truck while his son, Koletin, waits to load bags containing plastic bottles into the vehicle on Monday, April 17, on a stretch of East Hosler Road, just outside of Huntington. The day prior, Ott noticed a large amount of litter along the road and enlisted his kids’ help in cleaning it up. The family plans on recycling the refuse and making community service a yearly tradition.

Two Roanoke events being combined into one this spring

Two events in Roanoke that have traditionally been held on separate weekends are being combined this spring.

Both the Vintage and Handmade Market and Springtime in the Village will be held on May 20.

The Vintage and Handmade Market will be held in downtown Roanoke. The outdoor festival features booths with handmade and vintage items, as well as food and live music.

Vendors are currently being accepted for that event. Interested vendors should call Perry Collins at 615-1196.

Helmich is HNHS valedictorian; Wohlford is salutatorian

Emma Helmich (left), the 2017 Huntington North High School salutatorian, smiles as HNHS Guidance Counselor Stephanie Rodgers reads off her list of accomplishments during the Valedictorian-Salutatorian-Teacher of the Year breakfast held Wednesday, April 19, in the high school’s media center.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

At a breakfast attended by teachers, administrators and family members on Wednesday, April 19, Emma Helmich was named Huntington North High School’s 2017 valedictorian and Reagan Wohlford was selected as salutatorian.

In addition, Music Department Chair/Dir-ector of Choral Activities/Auditorium Director Dan Baker was named the 2017 Huntington North High School Teacher of the Year.

Set Andrews kindergarten orientation

Andrews Elementary School will hold its 2017-18 kindergarten orientation on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m.

Any child living in the Andrews school district who will be 5 years old before Aug. 1, 2017, is eligible to attend. Parents should bring a copy of the child’s birth certificate along with immunization records.

If a student’s name has not been submitted through the school survey, call the school at 786-3021 so that a personal invitation may be mailed to the child.

Story Time at Huntington library to become year-round program

Starting April 18, Story Time at the Huntington City-Township Public Library will become a year-round program.

Story Time will cycle through themes throughout the year, with the next session’s theme being alphabet soup.

All Story Time sessions will take place at the same time and place at both library branches, although Markle’s sessions will shift from Monday’s session to Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

To register, visit the library’s website at and choose the appropriate time slot from the available list.

Surprised Williams earns Mitchell Award

Jan Williams (right), executive director of the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County, accepts the Ronald Mitchell Award from Alexys Vosmeier, local office director of the Huntington County Department of Child Services Thursday, April 13, at the YSB office.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

The Ronald Mitchell Award — an award that is more often presented to others by this year’s recipient — was presented instead to a surprised Jan Williams, the executive director of the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County.

The award was presented Thursday, April 13, at the YSB agency by Alexys Vosmeier, the local office director of the Huntington County Department of Child Services, for Williams’ work to protect children in Huntington County from abuse and neglect.

The award is named in honor of a former director of the Huntington County Department of Welfare.

PIX presents storytime session at Lincoln Elementary on April 24

Psi Iota Xi Sorority will present a storytime session for children age 3 through second grade on Monday, April 24, at 6 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary School.

The session is open to the public.

The evening will feature the book “The Crayon Box That Talked” by Shane DeRolf, as well as activities, a craft and a snack.

Lincoln School is at 2037 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

HNHS to host career fair Tuesday afternoon

Huntington North High School will host a career fair on Tuesday April 18, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the fieldhouse.

There will be many career fields and secondary education options for students to explore, including industry, education, staf-fing, social services, healthcare, armed forces and small business.

Parkview Huntington Hospital wins workplace award

Parkview Huntington Hospital is one of seven Parkview Health hospitals honored for its participation in the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign, which encourages employees to register as organ donors.

The campaign ran from May 1, 2015, to April 30, 2016. Parkview Huntington was awarded Platinum status for hosting enrollment events and activities aimed at registering organ donors and raising awareness of the importance of organ donation.

Invite girls to compete for Miss Heritage Days titles

Huntington County girls are invited to become contestants for the Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant to be held Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at Crestview Middle School.

The pageant is open to girls age 5 to 12 and is part of Huntington’s Heritage Days celebration.

Two divisions will be judged, including Little Miss Heritage Days for girls ages 5 to 8 and Junior Miss Heritage Days for age 9 to 12.