Unwanted medical collection Friday at Walgreen's

An unwanted medication collection will be held Friday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Walgreen’s Drug Store, 1804 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Officials for the event note that flushing old pills down the toilet or throwing them into the trash can have serious consequences for drinking water and the environment.

Medications should be brought in their original bottles or packages.

SkillsUSA champs

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Members of Huntington North High School’s precision skills team show off their awards won at the SkillsUSA State Competition and Conference, held recently in Indianapolis. Pictured are (from left) Jacob Haneline, state champion - Precision Machining; Jacob Burns, state champion - CNC Turning Specialist; and Andrew Lund, state runner-up - CNC Milling Specialist.

Post office to hold annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday, May 12

The United States Post Office’s annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive is set for Saturday, May 12. Postal customers are asked to set non-perishable food items at their mailbox, which can be picked up by the postal carrier.

Volunteers from Love In the Name of Christ and the Meal Ministry will be at the post office between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to collect the donations as they come in from the mail trucks.

Meal Ministry will be receiving county donations and Love INC will receive the city donations.

Last year Love INC received nearly 3,000 pounds of donations.

Hero’s Paws of Excellence

Photo by Steve Clark.

Betty Wilkins (left) receives the Hero’s Paws of Excellence Award from Jean Wilson, operations manager at the Huntington County Humane Shelter, during the Huntington County Humane Society’s annual meeting on Tuesday, April 17, in the Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University. The award recognizes a special individual who took in a pet from the shelter. Wilkins is accompanied by “Kasper,” a shepherd mix dog who was struck by a car in Huntington earlier this year.

Clear Creek High School annual alumni banquet set for May 5 at Central Christian

The Clear Creek High School annual alumni banquet will be Saturday, May 5, at Central Christian Church.

A social hour will begin at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by dinner at 5:30 p.m. by Nadean’s Cakes and Cookies Catering.

All former students, teachers and friends are invited to attend. Invitations have been sent to former students whose current address is known.

Northwest Elementary to host 50-year legacy fete

Northwest Elementary School students form a huge “50” on the school’s parking lot to celebrate Northwest’s 50th anniversary. An open house and complimentary dinner are set for May 6 at the school.
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Northwest Elementary School is hosting a legacy celebration to celebrate the school’s 50th year of exploring, learning and growing in Huntington County.

This celebration will take place on Sunday, May 6, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the school, 4524W-800N, Huntington. 

All students, alumni, current and former staff members are invited to join in this once-in-a-lifetime event. A complimentary dinner of pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, chips, watermelon and cupcakes will be provided.

Float challenge meet set for May 1

Pictured are the people who attended the last township/city high school Heritage Days float planning meeting. They are (front row from left) Max Colclesser, Roanoke High School; Mary Lou Snyder, Clear Creek High School; Rosie Hill, Clear Creek High School; Nonda Crocker, Clear Creek High School; Angie Pearson, Andrews High School; and Jane Hite, Rock Creek High School; and (back row from left) Stan Bippus, Huntington High School; Suzanne Whitted, Bippus High School; Mary Ann Eller, Lancaster High School; Clyde Marley, Roanoke; Jim Shivley, Huntington Township High School; Brema J. Smith, Huntington High School; Ron Hite, Rock Creek High School; Phil Bitzer, Andrews High School; and Jim Denman, Lancaster High School.
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There will be a meeting of former township/city high schools from the 1950s to discuss progress being made on the Heritage Days High School Float Challenge on May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive.

Former high schools are encouraged to enter a float of any type or size that represents their township high school, even if it is just a decorated bicycle or kids carrying a banner with the school’s name. Some people watching the parade may be surprised to learn that there were 15 different high schools open in the 1950s in Huntington County.

Bird program at library

ACRES Land Trust and an expert from the Audubon Society will present a program on bird watching, identification and birding as a hobby at the Huntington City-Township Public Library Monday, May 7, at 6 p.m.

This program will also teach attendees how they can participate in the Bird Blitz, a bird counting program happening in June. This program is geared towards adults.

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

Appreciation Award

Photo by Steve Clark.

Staff members from Huntington Veterinary Hospital accept a Special Appreciation Award from the employees of the Huntington County Humane Shelter at the Huntington County Humane Society’s annual meeting on Tuesday, April 17, in the Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University. The shelter employees presented the hospital staffers with the award as a show of gratitude for their dedication to animal care. Pictured are (from left) Clint Stockert, Jean Wilson and Mary Rothgeb, all of the Huntington County Humane Shelter; and Dr.

Wayne Township Future Farmers 4-H Club to hold hanging basket sale

The Wayne Township Future Farmers 4-H Club will hold its annual hanging basket sale on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mt. Etna United Methodist Church.

The event will be held rain or shine. The club is selling nursery-quality large multi-flower hanging baskets.

The club will use funds from the sale for community service projects.

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

Andrews High School alumni banquet is May 5

The Andrews High School annual alumni banquet will be held Saturday, May 5, at the Andrews Elementary School. A social time will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will follow at 5:30 p.m.

Hicks secures top 12 spot on ‘The Voice’

Christiana Hicks has secured a place among the final 12 competitors on the NBC singing competition “The Voice.”

Sieberns to give message

Monte and Jackilyn Sieberns will present the morning message in song on Sunday, April 29, at 9:30 a.m. at the Salamonie Church of the Brethren.

Monte Sieberns is a radio personality and Jackie is an ordained minister. They both are “handi-capable.” Monte has been blind since birth and Jackie lost her vision gradually. They both want to use their gifts for Jesus Christ.

The church is located at 2662W-600S, Warren.

For more information, call the church at 468-2633.

Pizza buffet for Relay

Huntington County Relay for Life will host a Pizza Hut Buffet on Monday, April 23, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Huntington Pizza Hut.

A portion of each buffet and all tips will go to Relay for Life of Huntington County.

The local Relay for Life event is June 9 from noon to midnight at Kriegbaum Field. The theme this year is “Rockin’ ‘Round the Clock for Relay” and the goal is $53,000.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mark and Vickie Kiefer, the event leads for Huntington County, at 356-0219.

Princess Tea at Seminary

Seminary United Methodist Church invites girls kindergarten to fifth grade to a Princess Tea Party on Friday, April 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Cookies and punch will be served. A fairy godmother will escort girls to “princess training” (gam-es), “princess preparation” (a craft) and “princess history” (reading of “The Princess and the Kiss”). The evening will end with a princess coronation.

Dress is a favorite princess gown.

To make a reservation, call 672-3167. Seminary United Methodist Church is located at 285 Seminary St., Roanoke.

First Federal announces pair of staff additions

Giovanni Martinez (left) and Andrew Martin.
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First Federal Savings Bank has announced two new staff additions.

Giovanni Martinez has joined the bank as an intern in the Credit Department at the 100 Frontage Rd. location.

Martinez is currently a junior at Huntington University double majoring in Accounting and Economics and Finance. He is originally from Puebla City, Mexico.

Andrew Martin joined First Federal Savings Bank as a business banker for the Fort Wayne market. He has an MBA in Business and has seven years previous banking experience.

HU to present ‘Concerto 2018’ April 26

The Huntington University Music Department will present “Concerto 2018” on Thursday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Zurcher Auditorium, at the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The concert will feature Eleni Hanson, Kaylie Killian, Nicole Manges, Brianna Smith and Hannah Taing.

Tickets are available at the door or call 359-4261.

Board and Brush artists

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Recently, two of Roanoke Elementary School’s Enrichment Classes took place at Board and Brush in Roanoke. The students distressed their wood boards, stained them and in some cases, they dry brushed them with other colors. Shown are (from left) Iris Daugherty, Piper Jennings and Kristen Cassidy holding up their works of art.

Master Gardeners to host Make and Take May 5 at Huntington library

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will host a Mother’s Day Make and Take on Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Children ages 5 through 10 will be led in making a small potted plant as a gift for the mother figure in the child’s life.

Registration is required for supply count and the workshop is limited to 30 children. Call the Youth Services desk at 356-2900 to sign up.
The Huntington branch is located at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

RTL gets ready for Mother’s Day carnation sales

Huntington County Right to Life will hold its 40th Annual Mother’s Day Carnation Sale on May 11, 12 and 13.  

Long-stemmed carnations, corsages, and vases will be sold Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the RTL office only, 34 E. Washington St. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the RTL office.

Long-stemmed carnations and vases will be sold on Saturday at these Huntington locations -  The Trading Post, Family Dollar, and Johnson’s School of Dance on North Jefferson Street.

St. Vincent de Paul to hold drive to fill truck

St. Vincent de Paul is having a fill-the-truck event on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and April 28, in the St,. Joseph Church parking lot, 641 N. Main St., Roanoke.

There is no set time for the event but workers will be there all day to receive furniture, household goods, clean clothes and toys.

No junk will be accepted; clean and non-broken things only. Separate clothing into different bags/boxes than household items. Check to ensure that items are not broken, soiled, stained or ripped. Include all pieces and parts to games, toys and household appliances.


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Darlene Stanley, president of JJs, models an outfit during the style show portion of the "Unique Boutiques & More" put on by the Forks of the Wabash ABWA at the Huntington PAL Club on Saturday, April 21. The event also featured six boutiques, a luncheon, an envelope pull and a silent auction.

Checking out the merchandise

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Taylor Mooney (left) checks out some items for sale at the Huntington Community Garage Sale on Saturday, April 21, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Carly Young (middle) mans the booth with Sarah Beard sitting on her lap.

Healthy Kids Day

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Ben Petek attempts to throw a Frisbee into a bag at the Healthy Kids Day program at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Saturday, April 21. Representatives from several local agencies set up booths at the YMCA and encouraged children and their adults to stay physical and intellectually active over the summer.

Economics lesson for first-graders

Lancaster Elementary School first grade students concluded an economics unit by making goods, setting up shops and then selling those goods to classmates for "money" on Friday, April 20. Reese Brown (left) conducts a transaction with merchant Olivia Jackson.

New home for the log home

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Cody Day fits in a replacement log in the Draper log cabin that was recently set on a new, permanent foundation in Markle. Two bottom sill logs had to be replaced because of rot damage. The house was moved from its original location at Draper Street and Wilt Street to Mill Park.

Telling a story with beads

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Katrina Mitten, of Huntington, shows how a cradleboard she made and decorated with beadwork tells a story of creation at the start of a beginner beading class she led Thursday, April 12, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Mitten, a member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, is a self-taught beading artist whose works are on display in the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis and the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. More than 20 people attended the class, sponsored as a program of Traditional Arts Indiana.

Rotary gift to ‘Love’

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Rich Beaver (right), treasurer of the Huntington Rotary Club, presents a check to Love In the Name of Christ Executive Director Logan Patterson in the amount of $3,000. The presentation was made Friday, April 13, at the Love INC ministry building.

Groves earns Child Protection Team’s Mitchell Award

Jamie Groves (middle), judge of the Huntington County Circuit Court, is presented the 2018 Ronald E. Mitchell Award by Jan Williams (left) and Alexys Vosmeier of the Child Protection Team of Huntington County on Friday, April 13, in the Circuit Court courtroom. The award honors individuals who have exhibited a dedication to child abuse prevention and intervention and have had a major impact on the lives of Huntington County children.
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Jamie Groves was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Ronald E. Mitchell Award by the Child Protection Team of Huntington County.

Representatives from the Child Protection Team (CPT) presented Groves the award on Friday, April 13, in the Circuit Court courtroom in the Huntington County Courthouse.

HCCSC to host several school open houses

Huntington County Community School Corporation will host several elementary and middle school open houses this spring.

Elementary open house dates are May 7 and May 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Middle school open house dates are May 10 and May 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Students, parents and guardians can tour their school buildings and meet teachers for the 2018-19 school year.