Laying of wreaths

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Among those participating in the laying of wreaths tradition at the Huntington County Veterans Service Office Memorial Day 2016 progam on Monday, May 30, at the First Church of the Nazarene are (from left) Huntignton County commissioners Rob Miller and Larry Buzzard and Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters.

Post everlasting

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Former VFW Post 2689 Commander Olin Roberts participates in the Post Everlasting Ceremony at the Huntington County Veterans Service Office Memorial Day 2016 program on Monday, May 30.

Roanoke Memorial Day program

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Bob Newman, past national vice commander of American Legion, was the guest speaker at the American Legion Post 160 Memorial Day program at Glenwood Cemetery in Roanoke on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.

Flag folding

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Civil Air Patrol cadets participated in a Memorial Day service hosted by American Legion Post 160 of Roanoke on Monday Memorial Day, May 30, at Glenwood Cemetery by demonstrating the folding of the flag ceremony. Doing the honors are (from left) Cadet Staff Sgt. Chloe Rapley, Cadet Senior Airman Tristan Brooks and Cadet Staff Sgt. Robert Anderson.

Scott graduates from PU

Brady Scott, of Roanoke, graduated from Purdue University, West Lafayette, on Sunday, May 15, with a bachelor’s degree in professional flight with a minor in law and society.

While attending Purdue, Scott was a varsity member of the Purdue Rowing Team.

The Huntington North High School graduate is currently a Marine officer candidate. He is the son of Dan and Linda Scott, of Roanoke.

22 Huntington North students officially launched into health careers

Huntington North High School student Kaitlin Aughinbaugh (right) is all smiles as she receives her Certified Nurse Aide pin from CNA instructor Stephanie Shady during the pinning ceremony held Wednesday, May 25, in the HNHS auditorium. Twenty-two students took part in the ceremony.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Twenty-two Huntington North High School students were officially launched into their health care careers Wednesday, May 25, as they participated in the Health Services Department’s 2016 Certified Nurse Aide pinning ceremony.

Theatre guild taking auditions for summer production

The Huntington Theatre Guild Act II announces auditions for its summer production of “The Wizard of Oz” will be held Sunday, June 5, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Huntington North High School auditorium.

Ages 7 years through adult are welcome to audition. Come prepared to read and sing a short song.

Ruth Reed will direct the musical, with Rhonda Landrum providing choreography and Preston Shafer as musical director.

For more information contact Deanna Albertson at 224-3013.

Zoo-terrific writers

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A few preschoolers at Huntington Catholic School hold some of the many prizes they won recently from the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s Zoo Tales Program. The preschoolers wrote and illustrated a story titled “Mandy and Her Exciting Adventures,” which won the annual contest. Pictured are (front row, from left) Josh Lippe and Scout Stepler and (back row, from left) Evalyn Dolby, Anne Bergler, Addisen Bischoff, Elin Mickley and Cali Couts.

ABWA awards 3 scholarships

Huntington North High School valedictorian Mackenzie Faurote (right) was named winner of the Forks of the Wabash chapter of the American Business Women’s Association Scholarship on Wednesday, May 18, at the group’s 33rd annual Business Associate and Education Night at Huntington University. Joining her is Angie Rittenhouse, professional development chairman for the group. Scholarships were also awarded to Kayla Koch and Kathleen Jacobs.
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The Forks of the Wabash Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association has awarded scholarships to Kayla Koch, Kathleen Jacobs and Mackenzie Faurote. Each received a $2,000 award.

Koch, of Huntington, is a graduate student in the physician assistant program at the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne. She earned a Bachelor of Science in human biology and a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology in May from Michigan State University, where she was named to the dean’s list all semesters. She was valedictorian of the 470-student Class of 2012 at Huntington North High School.

ABWA awards scholarships

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Kayla Koch is one of three recipients of 2016 scholarships from the Forks of the Wabash Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association.

4-H plans several events for members

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, Huntington County Office announces the 4-H calendar of activities from May 30 to June 6.

They are:

Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day. County offices closed.

Tuesday, May 31 – Canine Capers, 6:30 p.m., Community Building.

Wednesday, June 1 – Bowling, 5 p.m., Rainbow Lanes.

Thursday, June 2 – Huntington Hummers, 6:30 p.m., Mills’.

Saturday, June 4 – Future Farmers Work Day, 9 a.m. to noon, Fairgrounds.

Monday, June 6 – Archery, 6 p.m., Community Building.

Lincoln Elementary celebrates students’ all-year attendance

Lincoln Elementary School has announced the names of students who have earned perfect attendance for the 2015-16 school year.

Their names are:

Jazmyn Bennett, Riley Bowers, Rebekah Bruce, Caden Douglas, Josiah Ferguson, Johanna Fox, Jaxan Kline, Colby McCoart Mandrell and Ethan McCoart Mandrell.

Also, Lukas Moody, Debra Myers and Peyton Smith.

Love INC registers for ‘Back to School’

Love in the Name of Christ is holding its annual Back-to-School shopping program on July 28 and 29.

School-aged children are eligible to receive three new outfits each (pants, shirts and underwear), as well as a backpack.

Registration will be held from June 13 through July 21. To register, visit the Love INC office during business hours and fill out a registration form. At that time, participants will also be scheduled for their shopping appointment.

Bicycle license plate crafts sessions to be held at Markle, Hgtn. libraries

Bicycle license plate craft sessions will be offered at both the Markle and Huntington branches of the Huntington City-Township Public Library in June.

The sessions at the Huntington library will be on June 13 from 10 a.m. to noon and June 14 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

At the Markle library, the session will be offered on June 28 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Children in grades one through six can stop in any time during those house to make license plates for their bicycles.

Registration is not required and the craft is free.

Former Olympic diver to speak at Hgtn. library

Mary Beth Dunnichay, who competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a member of the United States diving team, will speak at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library on June 14 at 5:30 p.m.

Dunnichay will discuss her time at the Olympics and the training it took to get there.

Dunnichay competed in the synchronized 10-meter platform event in the 2008 Olympics, when she was the youngest member of the United States delegation in all sports. She placed fifth in that event.

Cemetery walk at Roanoke’s Glenwood is June 12

The stories of Roanoke-area residents of the past will be told during a walk through Glenwood Cemetery, in Roanoke, on Sunday, June 12.

The walk starts at 2 p.m. and is sponsored by the Roanoke Area Heritage Center as part of its celebration of Indiana’s bicentennial.

Visitors will start at the grave of the Miami princess Kil-so-quah in the circle of the cemetery. Her story will be told by Nate Williams in the persona of her son, Anthony “Tony Loon” Revarre.

Zahm graduates IPFW with highest distinction

Stephen Zahm
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Stephen Zahm, of Roanoke, graduated May 11 with highest distinction from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Zahm received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Scholarship, was on the dean’s and semester honors lists and maintained a 3.95 grade point average throughout his college education. He was a member of IPFW’s Dental Club, serving most recently as its president.

He has been accepted into the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, where he will begin his studies in July.

Legion 160 Auxiliary sets potato bar fund-raiser

Ladies of the Roanoke American Legion Auxiliary are making preparations for a potato bar on Saturday, June 18, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at American Legion Post 160 located at 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke.

 Tickets may be purchased in advance at the post and at the door on the day of the meal. Tickets will cost more at the door.

Proceeds will be used to help support veterans, their families and various community organizations and events.

HU agriculture director Porter earns Certified Crop Adviser certification

Raymond Porter
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Dr. Raymond Porter, director of the Huntington University Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies and associate professor of agriculture, has earned his Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) certification from the Indiana CCA Board.

Pianist Nesler to perform Sunday in Evensong Concert at Trinity UMC

Pianist Andrew Nesler will perform in an Evensong Concert on Sunday, June 5, at 4 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 530 Guilford St., Huntington.

Nesler is a piano performance major at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and has won several awards for his playing.

1st Purple Heart bricks now in place

The first group of personalized bricks honoring local Purple Heart recipients is now in place at the base of the Purple Heart monument at Memorial Park. Showing off the bricks are (from left) Tim Eckert, Huntington County veterans service officer; Larry Jenks, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6671 in Markle; Tom Clounie of Clounie Landscaping, who laid the bricks; Anthony Goodnight, director of public works and engineering services for the City of Huntington; Steve Kimmel, Juanita Hedrick and Gloria Holzinger, members of the Purple Heart monument committee; and Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The first round of bricks honoring local Purple Heart Award recipients is now in place at Huntington’s Memorial Park.

Fifty-one bricks bearing the names of Purple Heart recipients and details of their service have been placed at the base of the Purple Heart monument in the veterans’ tribute area of Memorial Park.

There is space for a total of 120 personalized bricks in that location, says Steve Kimmel, a member of the Purple Heart monument committee. Adjacent areas will be developed in the future, he says.

United Way to hail 60th anniversary with events

The United Way of Huntington County is celebrating its 60th anniversary in the community this year, and will host a series of celebratory events concluding with an entire week of celebration Aug. 29 through Sept. 2.

Resourceful students

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Students at Roanoke Elementary School were recognized the week of May 9 for displaying the life skill of resourcefulness. They are (front, from left) Aubrey Tyler, Aaron Foster and Ross Oden; (middle row, from left) Brady Love, Colton Lee, Averie Stafford, Jonny Fletter, Brett Donaldson and Lucas Harris; and (back, from left) Gavin Magnuson, Gianna Kerby, Elijah Tillett, Noah Ray, Allison Church, Sophia Scheer, Lucas Tallman and Brooks Porter. Not pictured is Hagan Nightenhelser.

Teachers of the year

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Ten Huntington County Community School Corporation teachers were chosen as teachers of the year in their respective schools.

Healthy Working Live trophy

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Northwest Elementary School Principal Mark DuBois (left) accepts the Healthy Working Lives trophy on behalf of his school’s employees. The award is presented by Parkview Wellness Coordinators Courtney Drummond (second from left) and Jessica Johnson on Wednesday, May 25, during the Huntington County Community School year-end breakfast and awards ceremony, held at Huntington North High School.

Riverview makes 4-Star school list for 2nd year

The Indiana Department of Education has named Riverview Middle School a Four Star School for the 2014-15 school year.

The announcement was made Tuesday, May 24, with Riverview joining 286 other Four-Star Schools across the state.

In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in two ISTEP-based categories. Additionally, a qualifying school must have earned the highest designation in the state’s accountability system and be accredited by the Indiana Department of Education.

Lancaster announces year’s honor roll pupils

Lancaster Elementary School has announced the names of its honor roll students for the 2015-16 school year.

Their names are:

All A’s
Fifth Grade
Saij Hildebrandt and Gwendolyn Ranc.

Fourth Grade
Kyler Chapin, Carmyn Horn, Kinlee Landrum and Kelsie Ludemann.

Genealogy society sets June 1 meet

The Huntington Genealogy Society will meet June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

This month’s speaker will be Jim Bickel and his topic will be Miami Indians of Huntington County. He will have on display a very large collection of clothing, adornments and weapons from the Miamis. Bickel has studied Native Americans of this region for nearly 35 years and is well known for his knowledge on this subject.

Master Gardeners to present public forum

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will present a public education forum on Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, adjacent to Hier’s Park.

Master Gardener Liz Snively will demonstrate filling containers for flowers or vegetables.

Plan comm. to meet on June 8 in GAR Room

The Huntington County Plan Commission will meet on Wednesday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the GAR Room, on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

The county panel will address an application by Paul and Deborah Abbott to change the zoning of a property at 6062W-600S from open space to general business.

The evening will also include meetings of the Andrews, Markle, Mt. Etna, Roanoke and Warren plan commissions. Those panels will consider amendments to the flood hazard area overlay district in the zoning ordinance.

The meetings are open to the public.