Community

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’


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

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.
Photo by Steve Clark.

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.

Crestwoods to host artist reception Saturday

Crestwoods Gallery is hosting an artist reception for Justin Johnson and friends on Saturday, April 21, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Artists include Norman Bradley, Austin Cart-wright, George Morrison and Gwen Gutwein.

The gallery is located at 314 N. Main St., downtown Roanoke.

Lancaster Cemetery Association holding annual meeting tonight

The Lancaster Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. at the Salamonie Church of the Brethren, 2662W-600S, Warren.

Note that this is a change from the date that was announced on recent letters.

Anyone owning spaces at the cemetery or having questions regarding the cemetery are invited to attend. Financial updates and other information will be available.

New Love INC head sees his direction

Logan Patterson stands next to one of the fresh fruit and vegetable refrigerators located in the food pantry at Love In the Name of Christ. Patterson joined the organization on April 10 as its executive director.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Logan Patterson heard about an opening coming up at Love In the Name of Christ while he was yet serving as the senior pastor of the 509 Community Church in Huntington and thought, “I can’t do that and pastor as well.” Then God showed him how.

Older Americans Month

Mayor Brooks Fetters (third from left) signs a proclamation designating May as Older Americans Month. Fetters urges residents to take time during the month to recognize older adults and the people who serve them as vital parts of the community. Also pictured are (from left) Holly Saunders, executive director, Huntington County Council on Aging; Dick Murray, assistant director, Huntington County Council on Aging; Fetters; Ron Frischmann, member, Huntington County Council on Aging Board; and Rose Meldrum, president, Huntington County Council on Aging Board.

Career and Technical Education program standouts


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis held an awards banquet for the top Huntington North High School students in the school’s Career and Technical Education program on Thursday, April 12, at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, in Huntington. Among the students honored were (starting second from left) Kassidy Thompson and Jacob Fowler, Professional Internship program; and Tyler Stephan and Katlin Carroll, ICE – Co-Op program. Also pictured are Tiffanney Drummond (far left), Professional Internship director; and Michele Santa (far right), ICE – Co-Op instructor.

Team THRUST knocked out of world championship bid at Kokomo meet

Huntington County 4-H Robotics Team THRUST member Taylor Stettler (left) drives their robot as Dane Brown (right) acts as operator during competition at the State Robotics Championship in Kokomo last weekend, while coach Chris Elston (center) keeps an eye on their progress.
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Huntington County 4-H Robotics “Team THRUST” did not qualify to go to the world championship after their meet at the Indiana state championship last weekend in Kokomo, but team Lead Business Mentor Lori Elston says their showing wasn’t anything to be ashamed of.

“They didn’t make it on to the world championship, so that’s kind of a bummer,” Elston says. “But if you look at our numbers overall throughout the competition, we ended up ninth in the state, and there’s about 50 teams, so that’s not too bad.”

Property tax statements have been mailed

Property tax statements were mailed on April 10. Property owners who do not receive a statement by the end of April should call the Treasurer’s Office at 358-4860.

Failure to receive a statement does not relieve the taxpayer of the responsibility to pay the bill.

The amount of taxes due for each property can also be accessed online at www.huntington.in.us by choosing “GIS” under the “County” tab and searching by name, address or parcel number.

Crowl Award


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Megan Linker (middle) was recently presented with the Charlie Crowl Award at Huntington Catholic School by HCS Booster Club Secretary/Treasurer Sunshine Teusch (left) and Vice President Jeff Teusch. Crowl was a long-time volunteer at the school. Linker has been a longtime volunteer and has served the school in capacities ranging from HCS Booster Club president to assisting with intramurals.

Eagles Lodge invites public to meet judge candidate Denman on April 21

The Eagles Lodge 823 invites the public to meet Jill Denman, candidate for Huntington Circuit Court Judge, on Saturday, April 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the lodge, 49 W. Washington St., Huntington.

A question and answer session is planned for the event.

For more information call 356-7048.

CNA and cosmetology awardees


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis held an awards banquet for the top Huntington North High School students in the school’s Career and Technical Education program on Thursday, April 12, at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, in Huntington. Among the students honored were (starting second from left) Rachel Moore, CNA program; and Tara Hicks and Taylor Bowers, Cosmetology program. Also pictured are Stephanie Shady (far left), CNA instructor; and Tahnee Green (far right), Cosmetology instructor. Not pictured is BreAnna Banter, CNA program.

Future educators


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis held an awards banquet for the top Huntington North High School students in the school’s Career and Technical Education program on Thursday, April 12, at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, in Huntington. Among the students honored were (from left) Katelin Turner and Skylar Houser, Early Childhood Education program; and Tabitha Smith and Lily Kesler, Education Professions program. Also pictured is Jan Hildebrand, Human and Social Services instructor. Not pictured is Dayna Stump, Early Childhood Education and Education Professions instructor.

Hotel LaFontaine documentary to be shown in Merillat Center

The documentary on the Hotel LaFontaine and other points of interest in Huntington will be shown Friday evening, April 27, at the Merillat Center at Huntington University, beginning at 7 p.m.

The documentary is produced by Auburn resident Matthew Murray of the Whitehorse Entertainment Company and was supported part by local donations.

There is no admission fee and the public is invited to view the film.

Healthy Kids Day is Saturday at Parkview Huntington YMCA

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA along with the Huntington County Wellness Coalition is hosting a free community event on Saturday, April 21, to inspire parents and kids to stay physically and intellectually active all summer long. Healthy Kids Day takes place at the Y from 9 a.m. to noon, with the pool being open for the community from noon to 2 p.m.

Radio society to meet Monday, April 23

The next Huntington County Amateur Radio Society meeting will be held Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Cafe of Hope, on 900 E. State St. in Huntington.

Anyone who has thought about becoming an amateur radio operator or just wants to know more about the hobby is invited to attend.

Judge candidate Wall invites public to free cookout, campaign discussion

Justin Wall, Republican candidate for Huntington Circuit Court judge, invites the community to a free cookout being hosted behind Wall Legal Services, 309 N. Jefferson St., on Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free food, drinks and desserts will be served and Wall will be discussing his campaign.

Reservations can be made by email to justin@walllegalservices.com or by calling 504-2714.

Rep. Banks extends deadline for Service Academy Day RSVP

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) has announced that the deadline has been extended to RSVP for Service Academy Day on April 21 at the Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base. Students and their guests must RSVP by noon on April 20 to gain entry to the base. Parents are encouraged to attend.

Banks’ Academy Day will be held at the Air National Guard Base at 3005 Ferguson Rd., in Fort Wayne. Along with Banks and his staff, representatives from the following service academies will be present:

• United States Military Academy (West Point, NY).

Johnson and Marjamaa are HNHS co-valedictorians

Huntington North High School has announced its 2018 co-valedictorians and salutatorian and teacher of the year during a breakfast held Wednesday, April 18, in the school’s media center. Shown with their parents are (front row from left) Salutatorian Karmen Koch and co-valedictorians Rileigh Johnson and Audrey Marjamaa and Marjamaa’s mother, Sara Marjamaa; and (back row from left) Koch’s parents, John Koch and Joy Koch; Johnson’s  parents, Juli Johnson and Tony Johnson; and Marjamaa’s father, Kevin Marjamaa.
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Huntington North High School has named seniors Rileigh Johnson and Audrey Marjamaa as co-valedictorians of the Class of 2018, and Karmen Koch was announced the salutatorian.

The three students were introduced at a breakfast held Wednesday, April 18, in the high school’s media center, along with the 2018 HNHS Teacher of the Year, Rachel Yarger.

Early primary voting


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Penny Sunderman gets her primary voting done on Tuesday, April 10, at the Huntington County Courthouse. Tuesday was the opening day for early voting.

Etna Avenue widened


Photo by Steve Clark.

Workers from Phend & Brown Inc. lay asphalt on the east side of Etna Avenue on Tuesday, April 10. The asphalt was laid as part of the road-widening phase of the Etna Avenue Improvement Project. Asphalt was laid from Waterworks Road to Jessup Street.

HU invites community to ‘Voice’ watch party

Huntington University is hosting a watch party for The Voice and the community is invited to join in with HU students tonight, Monday, April 16, as they support and celebrate Christiana Hicks’ success on The Voice.

Now that Hicks, who is performing under the stage name Christiana Danielle, has advanced to the live playoff rounds, HU is expanding its watch parties by moving them to Zurcher Auditorium in the Merillat Centre for the Arts. Team Christiana T-shirts and free snacks will be available in the lobby beginning at 7:30 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m.

Johnson Petroleum earns governor’s honor

Johnson Petroleum received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award on Wednesday, April 11, at the Indiana Statehouse for its contributions to Huntington.

State Rep. Dan Leonard, R-Huntington, noted that Johnson Petroleum operates six convenience stores, one full-service truck wash with fuel bays and one Quik Lube.

For 90 years, the family-owned business has served a variety of sectors.

Program money


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Duke Energy recently awarded the Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County a $4,000 grant for the Man UP! and You Go Girl programs. Kevin Johnston (right), manager of government and community relations at Duke, presents the monetary award to club members (from left) Alissa Louthan, Brianna McIntyre, Sara Burnworth, Marley Fordyce and Keaton Kline.

Sixth annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast set for May 3

The sixth annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will be held Thursday, May 3, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Habecker Dining Commons, Huntington University.

There is a cost per person for the breakfast and reservations are required. RSVP by calling 356-1400 ext. 2000, or by email at carol.pugh@huntington.in.us. Reservations will be accepted until April 30.

Chamber student business award winners


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington North High School students Jack Young (seated at left) and Gavin Rosen (seated at right) are the 2018 recipients of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Student Awards in the area of business. Young won in the business category and Rosen won in the I.C.E. category. They are sponsored by (standing from left) Randy Sizemore, of First Federal Savings Bank and Chris Troxell of Schneider Electric. The presentation was made during a luncheon held Wednesday, April 11, in the HNHS media center.

Chamber student technology award winners


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce presented 2018 Student Awards to two technology education students, Ronnie Hensley (seated at left), in the area of automotive; and Andrew Lund (seated at right), in the area of precision machining. They are sponsored by (standing from left) Chris Camp, of Bendix CVS; and Steve Petry, Chamber board chair, representing PHD Inc. The presentations were made during a luncheon held Wednesday, April 11, in the HNHS media center.

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