A bit late, but Warren athletes get letter jackets

Don Wood (left) arranged a surprise presentation of letter jackets to fellow members of the Class of 1967 (from left) Lew Morrison, Denny Stroud, Reed Shafer and George Kriegbaum. The five men attended Warren High School through their junior years, but missed out on receiving letter jackets when Huntington County schools were consolidated the following year.
Photo provided.

It’s 50 years after the fact, but five Warren High School athletes are now sporting their new letter jackets.

The five — Don Wood, Lew Morrison, Reed Shafer, Denny Stroud and George Kriegbaum — received their jackets during the Warren School Association’s annual banquet on May 13.

The presentation was orchestrated by Wood, who now lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, and came as a surprise to the other four men.

Illumination ceremony to honor Civil War vets

An illumination ceremony honoring local soldiers who died in the Civil War will be held on Tuesday, May 30, at the veterans’ memorial at Memorial Park, in Huntington.

The ceremony will begin a half-hour before sunset, approximately 8:30 p.m. It is hosted by Champion Hill Camp 17 Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.

The ceremony will include a reading of Gen. John A. Logan’s Memorial Day Order, the statement that created the holiday. It declared that every May 30 would be Decoration Day, which later evolved into Memorial Day.

Local Habitat to merge with Allen County group

Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Allen and Huntington counties have combined services to form Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne, the organization announced Monday, May 22.

The new organization will continue to provide the opportunity for affordable homeownership to families and operate ReStore locations in both counties.

Staci Mathias, former office manager of the Huntington location who is now a resource development coordinator for the combined affiliates, says there won’t be much difference noticeable in Huntington.

Adding some finishing touches

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Staci Mathias (left), of Markle, resource development coordinator for Habitat for Humanity, shovels mulch into a wheelbarrow during work on the landscaping at a rehabilitated home at 1554 Walnut St., Huntington, on Saturday, May 20. Also volunteering (in the background, from left) are Mike Mossburg, of Warren; Josh Lee, of Huntington: and Doug Mathias, of Markle.

Parkview Huntington YMCA offers variety of programs this summer

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is offering a variety of summer programs of all ages.

Fitness and health classes include zumba, spinning, pilates and yoga.

Youth and sports programs are soccer, basketball, gymnastics, volleyball and martial arts.

Aquatics program offerings range from beginner swim lessons to swim teams for children and adults.

The Y School of Music fosters musical talent, and the dance program  includes ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, clogging and more.

Madison Waldfogel earns Roush Scholarship

Photo provided.
Madison Waldfogel

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Madison Waldfogel of Huntington is the recipient of the 2017 J. Edward and Polly Roush Scholarship to attend Huntington University.

Waldfogel is a rising senior at Huntington University majoring in sports and exercise studies with aspirations to earn a doctorate in HU’s occupational therapy program. She is the daughter of Marta and Douglas Waldfogel.

Navigating the course

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Mellie Burnard, 4, of Huntington, the daughter of Jessica and Nate Burnard, concentrates as she guides her pedal-less four-wheeled scooter through an obstacle course during the bike rodeo held Saturday, May 20, at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. The course was set up by members of the Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association, and Parkview Huntington Hospital offered free helmets to children who needed them.

Baggerman becomes first faculty member of HU’s Haupert Institute

Photo provided.
Jessica Baggerman

Huntington University and the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies has announced that the animal science program has added its first faculty member, Dr. Jessica Baggerman.

Baggerman will join its faculty as assistant professor of agriculture and will teach animal science and animal production courses.

She will teach introductory animal science, animal nutrition, anatomy and physiology, reproduction and breeding and animal health and disease.

Addiction classes, others start May 26 at New Life

Daytime classes for people who are struggling with addiction or other life issues will begin this Friday, May 26, at New Life Fellowship Church, in Huntington.

The daytime sessions are a first for Huntington, says Jimi Staton, the church’s executive pastor, and will be held in addition to the established afternoon sessions at New Life.

“We saw a need for something during the daytime,” Staton says. “It’s just an opportunity for those who can’t make the evenings.”

KBC board seeks donations to fund facility’s current needs project list

The board of directors of the Knight Bergman Center, in Warren, is seeking monetary donations to help fund current needs projects in the facility.

Due to the extensive use the building and grounds receive from individuals and organizations in the town and surrounding community, necessary upkeep and upgrades are required.

Current projects include replacing five sets of exterior double doors and remodeling the boys’ locker room/restroom area into both women’s and men’s restrooms that will also meet ADA requirements. Donations are needed to complete the projects.

Crestview students turn HCCF grant into art

Students at Crestview Middle School show off the pawprint stained glass panel they created in art class. Pictured (from left) are Payton Sell, Catherine Taylor, Alyssa Gilpin and Kylie Morrow.
Photo provided.

Every fall, the Huntington County Community Foundation awards classroom education grants to local teachers seeking funding to implement programs or projects in their classroom that are innovative, designed to stimulate learning and helps the educator meet state standards.

This past semester, Crestview Middle School art teacher Liesl Haupert taught her students the basics of stained glass cutting, assembling, soldering and finishing with the addition of necessary safety glasses, soldering irons, pliers and glass cutters made possible by the First

Mettler earns dean’s list honors at Evansville

Madeline Mettler, of Huntington, has been named to the University of Evansville dean’s list for academic achievements during the spring semester 2017.

Mettler is majoring in archaeology.

To make the dean’s list, a student must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Brat Tent on June 9 and 10 features live entertainment, petting zoo, more

The American Business Women’s Association’s annual Brat Tent will open the weekend before Heritage Days this year.

The tent will open Friday, June 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Saturday, June 10, from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

On the menu are bratwurst, hot dogs, nachos, hamburgers, popcorn and beverages. There will also be live entertainment.

Fans of Caley’s Rollerland to hold reunion on June 10 at Café of Hope

A Caley’s Rollerland reunion will be held Saturday, June 10, from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Café of Hope, 900 E. State St., Huntington.

The event is open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share and their own non-alcoholic drinks.

Reservations can be made by contacting Cindy Sands on Facebook or by texting her at 750-1700.

23 HNHS seniors graduate from Heartland CC

Twenty-three Huntington North High School seniors are graduating from Heartland Career Center, in Wabash.

Six of the seniors and two underclassmen have earned Career of Excellence awards.

Honored seniors are Stacey Cox, Spencer Kryder, Colton Landrum, Rebekah Smith, Brooke Trice and Sarah Witta.

Honored underclassmen are Karsyn Fording and Rachael Fulton.

Huntington Street Dept. sets holiday trash pick-up

The Huntington Street Department will be closed on Monday, May 29, in observance of Memorial Day.

Residents whose trash is picked up on Monday will have their trash picked up starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 30. All other trash pick-up days will remain the same.

Orange sticker items and brush and limbs will be picked up on Tuesday, May 30. Brown bags will be picked up Wednesday, May 31.

Thanking the Disaster Team

Photo by Steve Clark.

Cliff Coons (left), president of The Freedom Riders Chapter 5, presents Matt Kaylor, captain of the Huntington County Disaster Team, with a plaque thanking him and his team for keeping riders safe during their events on Saturday, May 20, at Memorial Park, in Huntington. After the presentation of the plaque, The Freedom Riders took off for their third annual benefit ride for Honor Flight Northeast Indiana, with the Disaster Team supervising.

Kudos to the fire department

Photo provided.

John Nelson (left), a Huntington County Community Foundation board of directors member, presents an HCCF Kudos mini-grant to Chad Taylor, chief of the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department. Nelson, of Roanoke, presented the mini-grant as part of a program to present to charitable organizations that are making a difference in Huntington County.

Geller to intern at T-E Incorporated

John Geller, of Huntington, has been hired as a summer intern at T-E Incorporated, in Fort Wayne.

Geller is a student at Purdue University, where he is studying project management.

He will be working for the T-E surveying and engineering department. T-E Incorporated is a contracting and engineering firm specializing in site development, engineering, surveying, utilities and asphalt paving.

Short and Foust earn Metro Kiwanis Club scholarships at recent meet

Alexandra Short (left) and Scott Foust are the winners of this year’s Huntington Metro Kiwanis Scholarship and Chuck Wohlford Memorial Scholarship, respectively.
Photo provided.

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club presented scholarships to two local students during its May 8 meeting.

Alexandra Short received the Huntington Metro Kiwanis Scholarship of $1,500, awarded to a student majoring in the field of human service.

Short, the daughter of Alan and Michelle Short, plans to major in anthropology at Indiana University. She is a 2017 graduate of Huntington North High School, where she was a scholar athlete and a summer foreign exchange student.

Andrews students keep grades high entire year

Andrews Elementary School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the entire 2016-17 school year.

They are:

All A’s

Fifth grade
Gracie Fields, Corinne Martz, Elle McDonald, Ethan Meyer, Keagan Price, Caleb Reust, Jessica Rice, Haven Rieger, Jaycie Smith, Aaliayh Stephens, Shyanne Stout, Luke Teusch and Isaac Wilson.

Fourth grade
Haiden Bailey, Annika Carpenter, Jacob Elwell, Julian Haskett, Hannah Haupert, Ella Newton, Jacelynn Sunderman and Isabella Vander Velden.

Andrews announces fourth quarter honor roll

Andrews Elementary School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 school year.

They are:

All A’s

Fifth grade
Blake Anson, Kiersten Arivett, Kyan Bales, Owen Dunnavant, Gracie Fields, Dayton Hartwig, Sophie Hudson, Corinne Martz, Elle McDonald, Ethan Meyer, Keagan Price, Kylie Price, Caleb Reust and Jessica Rice.

Cummins and DeWitt are recipients of Daugherty Family Scholarships

Pictured (from left) Johnna Cummins and Cameron DeWitt.
Photos provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Johnna Cummins and Cameron DeWitt, both of Warren, are recipients of 2017 Daugherty Family Scholarships.

Cummins, a graduating senior from Eastbrook High School, will be attending Huntington University majoring in agribusiness. She is the daughter of Amy and Dennis Cummins.

Hart will use Souder Scholarship at Purdue

Jason Hart
Photo provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Jason Hart is the recipient of the 2017 Paul D. Souder Memorial Scholarship. He is the son of Sheryl and Paul Hart, of Huntington.

Hart, a rising junior at Purdue University, is majoring in aviation management with plans to earn pilot licenses for both planes and hot air balloons.

Russell Scholarship goes to Martz

Paige Martz
Photo provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Paige Martz is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret W. Russell Scholarship to attend Huntington University.

Martz, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be majoring in nursing with a specialty in pediatrics.  She is the daughter of Regina and Thomas Martz, of Huntington.

Phil Rich Scholarship is awarded to Trevor Szelis

Trevor Szelis
Photo provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Trevor Szelis, of Huntington, is the recipient of the 2017 Philip Rich Memorial Scholarship.

Szelis, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be attending Trine University majoring in civil engineering. He is the son of Amy and Trent Szelis.

HCCF announces Sarah Hunnicutt as winner of Reiff Scholarship

Sarah Hunnicutt
Photo provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Sarah Hunnicutt, of Andrews, is the recipient of the 2017 Mary Edith Reiff Scholarship.

Hunnicutt plans to attend Black Hawk College majoring in agricultural business with a minor in web development. She is the daughter of Angie and Gary Hunnicutt.

HCCF announces Ashlin Overholt as recipient of Uecker Scholarship

Ashlin Overholt
Photo provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Ashlin Overholt, of Huntington, is the recipient of the 2017 Thomas J. Uecker Memorial Scholarship. She plans to attend Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis majoring in business. She is the daughter of Marla and Deron Overholt.

Kaiser is recipient of Manes award

Amanda Kaiser
Photo provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Amanda Kaiser, of Roanoke, is the recipient of the 2017 Kenneth W. Manes Memorial Scholarship.

Kaiser is entering her second year of graduate school at Purdue University seeking a master’s degree in public health with a concentration in environmental health. She is the daughter of Janice and Mark Kaiser.

Her extracurricular activities include Boiler Volunteer Network, Purdue Public Health Journal Club and Purdue Public Health Student Association. She volunteers at the Medical Reserve Corps.

Jana Krueger earns inaugural Stonebraker Memorial Scholarship

Jana Krueger
Photo provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Jana Krueger, of Huntington, is the recipient of the inaugural 2017 Jeff Stonebraker Memorial Scholarship.

Krueger, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be attending Indiana University majoring in marketing.  She is the daughter of Karen and Jay Rinehart.