iAB honors 32 for reaching milestones

iAB financial bank employees celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2015 are (seated, from left to right) Joelle Schrader, Connie Kinsey, Sara Ford, Kristin Smith, Michelle McCool-Jackson, Cassie Miller, and Barb Passwater; and (standing, from left to right) Judy Lynch, Donna Hamm, Sid Schwartz, Sue Bender, Matt Marshall, Jerry Harms, Jeff Humbarger, George Keplinger, Dawn Irick, Barb Keplinger, Gray McEachern, Jennifer Smith, Matt Blair, Janet Baker, Angie Melvin and Sherri Carroll. Not pictured are Kim Bates, Laurie Dawson, Robert Hughes, Ralph Mason, Gary Pressler, Holly Sellers, Michael Rice, Denise Tompkins and Jane Vickrey.
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iAB financial bank has honored 32 employees who celebrated milestone anniversaries with the organization during 2015.

On Thursday, March 19, a breakfast was held in their honor. This celebration also gave them the opportunity to select Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana as their 2015 charitable organization partner in the community to gift with a $1,000 donation.

Karen J. Cameron, executive vice president, recognized these employees and applauded their commitment to giving back to individuals with charitable needs.

The employees honored include:

Lil buckaroos

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Roanoke Elementary School kindergartners dress up in their best western gear for Western Day, held recently. Pictured are (front row from left) Lilly Campbell, Sydney Diffenbaugh, Eli Rogers and Damein Hargrove; and (back row from left) Aubrie Jones, Iris Daugherty, Lucas Harris, Grayson Martin and Brady Love.

‘Spring Flingo’ to benefit Quayle Center

A crowd at the 2014 Purse Blingo intently awaits for the next number to be called. The popular Bingo night, which benefits the Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center, will be held on Tuesday, April 21.
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The Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center will hold its popular Annual Designer Purse Bingo Night on Tuesday, April 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Huntington. The doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the Designer Purse “Spring Flingo” will cover the cost to play 20 games.

Each Bingo game’s winner will receive a designer purse.

Light snack foods will be available for purchase.

The evening will also feature a raffle as well as silent auction items.

Award-winning journalist says flavor is the culprit behind obesity in U.S.

Speaker Mark Schatzker explains how the world’s food productivity has increased while flavor and quality have taken a nosedive during the Feed a Farmer Luncheon Wednesday, March 25, at Huntington University.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Farmers and agricultural professionals who attended the second Feed a Farmer Luncheon at Huntington University on Wednesday, March 25, may have heard a new take on why so many Americans are obese: It’s flavor.

Award-winning journalist Mark Schatzker, of Toronto, says the biggest problem society faces, obesity, rare in the 1960s, can be tracked in line with the decline in the quality and flavor of the food that is produced — even though the amount of food produced has increased during the same time period.

County cattlemen to meet on April 7

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet on Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex (first floor). 

The agenda items include the 2015 Preview Show review, the food tent at the 4-H Fair and other old/new business.        

For more information contact Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office, 354 N. Jefferson St., Suite 202, Huntington or call 358-4826.

Final farewell

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Alli Harris, the 2014 Miss Huntington (right), receives a plaque from Ruth Marsh, president of the Huntington Optimist Club, on Thursday, March 26. It was the last appearance for Harris wearing the Miss Huntington crown, and she will have no successor. The Optimist Club, which has sponsored the pageant for the last several years, has decided to no longer stage the pageant.

A message in books

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (right) joined Pathfinder Services president John Niederman at Pathfinder Kids Kampus on Wednesday, March 25, in celebration of Disability Awareness Month. Niederman and Fetters each read several books celebrating the theme, “Love Where You Live.”

Warren alumni banquet set

The alumni banquet of Warren High School will be held at the Knight-Bergman Center in Warren on May 9.

All former students, teachers and friends of the Warren School are invited to attend.

The classes of 1955 and 1965 will be recognized as honored classes.

All graduates from the Class of 1945 and before will also be recognized.

Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 6:30 p.m.

The Salamonie Valley Museum will be open during the afternoon and evening.

Pulse celebrates Lincoln with show and dinner

Pulse Opera House, in Warren, will hold a dinner and show fund-raiser in the Fellowship Hall of the Warren United Church of Christ on April 14 at 5:30 p.m.

The event coincides with the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination on April 14, 1865, and will feature a readers theater production of “Keeping Mr. Lincoln.” The production tells Abraham Lincoln’s life story through dialogue and music.

Larry Bower of Bower-North Productions and WBCL will be portraying Lincoln. Joining him will be Rev. Ed Clark, Matthew Doss, Travis Fisher, Randy Neuman and Debi Sackett.

Purple People Eater

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Roanoke Elementary School Treblemakers perform “The Purple People Eater” during a show in the school’s gym on Tuesday, March 24.

HNHS FFA earns several leadership honors

Members of the Huntington North High School FFA show off the awards they won in the District 6 FFA Leadership Contest. They are (first row, from left) Cora Hill, Leah Kitchen, Emma Landrum and Courtney Coffman; and (back row, from left) Leah Ann Trickle, Maddie Houser, Brandon Briggs and Lane Whitted.
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The Huntington North High School FFA earned several awards at the District 6 FFA Leadership Contest on March 14.

The students put together demonstrations on making homemade bio-diesel, making root beer through yeast fermentation, producing biodegradable packing peanuts, grooming draft horses and improving field erosion.

Overall, Huntington North finished third in the parliamentary procedure/-chapter meeting contest.

Cora Hill placed first in the essay contest, writing an essay on the new 2015 nutrition requirements and she will advance to state in June.

Andrews Elementary students earn recognition for perfect attendance

Andrews Elementary School has honored the following students for achieving perfect attendance during the third quarter of the 2014 -15 school year.

They are:

Kindergarten — Dillon    Bowers, Kristopher Boyer, Haley Doyle, Macy Earhart, Jacklyn Ellet, Graden Fields, Brayden Gearhart, Britton Haskett, Brailey Norris and Claire Shafer.

First grade — Brayden Bessette, Joash-Nehemiah Bingham, Gary Boyer, Kaydan Burnworth, Addisyn Clift, Kiara Finton, Hudson Follis, Ava Scheiber and Carter Smith.

Several changes upcoming as IMPACT classes expand in Huntington County

Several changes are in the works as IMPACT Institute adult education classes expand and change in Huntington County.

Faith Lutheran Church will begin hosting classes in their former church location, 3416E-900N, Roan-oke, on April 6 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

Laura Smart is the teacher during the day in Huntington and the Roanoke location.

Lincoln’s Drummond on national principals’ board

Lincoln Elementary School Principal Adam D. Drummond was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAE-SP). Gail Connelly, NAESP’s executive director, announced the results from the association’s headquarters.

Drummond begins his three-year term as director of Zone 5 on July 1. He will represent principals in Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

Indiana Dept. of Revenue warns about national telephone scam

The Indiana Department of Revenue is warning that a national telephone scam is targeting Indiana communities.

Several Hoosiers have received threatening telephone calls from scam artists claiming to represent the Indiana Department of Revenue.

The department does not call taxpayers without first corresponding through mail and does not threaten to use local law enforcement.

Lancaster announces third quarter honor roll students

Lancaster Elementary has honored the following students with the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.

They are:

All A’s

Grade Five
Elaine Bryant, Wyatt Couch, Hannah Grove, Keagan Herber, Keagan Landrum, Clay Richison, Tyson Thompson and Jonathan York.

Grade Four
Nathan Deetz, Anikah Eckert, Tarkara Hethcote, Saij Hildebrandt, Joshua Hill, Sean Holmes, Azariah Horn, Caden Husband, Brett Krumanaker, Gwendolyn Ranc, Aiden Richardson, Hunter Shepherd, Allie Smith, Brenna Sobecki and Skyla Tomasek.

Riverview honors students for 3Q perfect attendance

Riverview Middle School has honored the following students for perfect attendance for the third quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.

They are:

All A’s
Eighth Grade
Spencer Atkinson, Stephan Bercik, Emma Bickel, Alexander Bishop, Noah Clark, Zachary Daugherty, Jessica Ditton, Amara Eckert, Brock Eltzroth, Brette Fawcett, Braden Hale, Evan Hill, Logan Hippensteel, Kyler Hoopingarner and Nolan Hughes.

Wickersham to present winning paper locally

Andrew Wickersham, the winner of the Centre for Non-Western Studies second annual essay prize, will present his research paper at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The event is free and open to the public.

Wickersham’s paper is titled, “An enigma to the West: The political ideology of Cambodia’s Norodom Sihanouk (1945-1970).” He is a senior history and political science double major from Huntington.

Northwest announces perfect attendance students

Northwest Elementary School has announced its perfect attendance records for the third quarter of the 2014-15 school year.

Students with perfect attendance are:

Kindergarten — Braylon Beekman, Avery Herold, Allie Martinez, Breanna Moore, Emma Richard, Shelby Snowden and Kyler Stallings.

Grade one — Jessie Bilyeu, Alex Cannici, Eli Carter, Kyler Dennis, Peyton Huff, Mason Hunt, Mason Kline, RayLynn Marshall, Makayla Mattox, Hadley Parsons, Tyler Prough, Molly Ross, Quinn Scheiber, Henry Tucker, Mariah Waters and Emma Wissinger.

McCall to minister at Mission House revival

Rev. Marvin McCall from Statesville, NC, will minister in revival at the Mission House Church, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 3, 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. nightly.

The public is invited to attend. For more information call Rev. Jim Splawn at 341-9397.

Huntington Catholic honors 3Q perfect attendance students

Huntington Catholic School has honored students who achieved perfect attendance during the third quarter of the 2014-15 school year.

They are:

Jackson Garrott, Chase Stecher, Noah Stetzel and Kain Wallace.

First grade
Averyana Dawson, Josephine Kline, Gabriel Null and Laila Wallace.

Second grade
Kaitlynn Fowerbaugh, Penelope Harrell, Augustus Kline, Samantha Stetzel, Justin Teusch and Ayden Wallace.

Huntington Catholic School names honor roll

Huntington Catholic School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the third quarter of the 2014-15 school year.

They are:

All A’s
Fourth grade — Laura Hartmus.
Fifth grade — Josie Eckert, Joshua Plascencia, Kendra Sandlin, Katie Smith and Kennedy Stecher.
Sixth grade — Olivia Godfroy, Lillian Holzinger and Seth Scheiber.
Seventh grade — Jessica Hartmus.
Eighth grade – Gavin DeLaGrange and Dylan Hasty.

The empire’s reach

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington City-Township Library Clerk Debbie Hersey (far right) shows the large area of the ancient Roman Empire to a group of eager kids during the library’s Discovery Kids event on Wednesday, March 25. Pictured (in the foreground) is Jakob Steele and (behind, from left) Audrey Bledsoe, Traevor Myers, Izzy Harlan and Emily Albertson. 

Northwest honors 3Q honor roll students

Northwest Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2014-15 school year.

Honor roll students are:

All A’s
Grade two — Nathaniel Alwine, James Belovich, Alex Boxell, Paul Carter, Sarah Crist, Adalyn Cutting, Josephine Dorsey, Anna Elliott, Alexis Gillespie, Benjamin Green, William Holzinger, Wesley Hotchkiss, Gwen Howard, Karissa Kaiser, Colton Miller, Gwyneth Penrod, Mason Rooney, Jason Teusch and Ethan Zahn.

Lancaster honors students with perfect attendance

Lancaster Elementary has honored students who acheived perfect attendance for the third quarter of the 2014-15 school year.

They are:

Kayla Amburgey, Lily Andrews, Hayden Beard, Brennan Bell, Holdyn Bell, Zachary Bishop, Kane Boxell, Laurel Bradford, Brendan Brinkman, Katelyn Bryant, Rachel Bryant and Kenyon Buckland-Brewer.

Andrews library offers reading tips

Parents can learn tips for preparing their preschooler for reading at the Every Child Ready to Read workshop at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library on Tuesday, March 31, at 6 p.m.

Learning to read begins before children go to school. Library Director Nancy Disbro will review easy-to-use early literacy ideas that families can use with children birth to age 5. Parents and other caregivers can start now to help their children be ready to read when they go to school.

Child care will be provided and each family that attends will receive a free children’s book.

Genealogy meeting is Wednesday

The Huntington Genealogy Society will meet on Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the Indiana Room at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive. Huntington.

The speaker will be Russ Gilliom. Gilliom will speak on 1860s dentistry. The topic is “Tooth and Consequences.”

The 1860s were the worst and the best of times, Gilliom says, and  his topic will give a new appreciation for the dental pioneers of the 1860s.

The meeting is open to the public.

Orientation at Salamonie is April 15

Kindergarten orientation at Salamonie Elementary School will be held on Wednesday, April 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Kindergarten orientation at Northwest Elementary School is on Thursday, April 23, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

An article appearing in the March 26 edition of The TAB listed the Salamonie School event under the name of Northwest School.

The TAB regrets the error and any inconvenience it may have caused.

Mother-Son Extravaganza

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Foster Williams (left) and his brother, Nolan Williams, get ready to launch basketballs while ltheir mother, Karen Williams, watches during a game at the Mother-Son Extravaganza at Heritage Hall, in Hier's Park on Saturday, March 28.

Disability fair

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Addison Ivey writes her name in mini-marshmallows to simulate Braille during the Boys and Girls Club Disability Fair on Friday, March 27. Ivey is the daughter of Tim and Melissa Ivey, of Huntington.