Eight members of OLVM sisters hailing jubilee years in 2018

Pictured are (top row from left) Mary Ginsterblum, Joan Arnold, Monica Haines and Mary Murphy; and (bottom row from left) Paula Wellnitz, Clarita Trujillo, Teri Nederhiser and Teresa
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Eight members of Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters are celebrating jubilees in 2018.

There will be a celebration mass today, Thursday, May 24, and again on July 28 to honor the sisters. Both celebrations will be held in the Archbishop Noll Memorial Chapel on the Victory Noll campus in Huntington.

Goetz, Tester receive Breiner scholarships

Pictured (from left) Shelli Goetz and Corinne Tester
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces Shelli Goetz and Corinne Tester as recipients of 2018 Breiner Family University of Saint Francis Scholarships.

Goetz is a rising senior at Saint Francis working toward her Bachelor of Science in nursing, with aspirations to pursue a master’s degree and ultimately become a family nurse practitioner.

She lives in Huntington and attends Union Church.

Tester, a rising senior, is majoring in nutrition with a concentration in health exercise science and psychology.

Springtime hog roast

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department held a hog roast fund-raiser on Saturday, May 19, in conjunction with Springtime in the Village. Lucas Ash (third from left) and Ryan Carroll (right) serve Lisa and Ryan Ule (first and second from left, respectively).

Flora earns Gary McCurley S’ship from local community foundation

Mallory Flora
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Mallory Flora, of Huntington, is the recipient of the 2018 Gary W. McCurley Scholarship.

Flora, a rising junior at Indiana University, is majoring in marketing in the Kelley School of Business with an interest in International Business.

She is the daughter of Michelle and Michael Flora.

Mason earns Ed, Polly Roush Scholarship

Conner Mason
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Conner Mason, of Markle, is the recipient of the 2018 J. Edward and Polly Roush Scholarship to attend Huntington University.

Mason is a graduating senior from Huntington North High School. He will be attending Huntington University majoring in agriculture with a minor in environmental science.

He is the son of Jennifer and Halden Mason.

Kyle earns 2 4 Golf Scholarship from HC community foundation

Sydney Kyle
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The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Sydney Kyle, of Roanoke, has been awarded the 2018 2 4 Golf Scholarship to attend the University of Indianapolis. Kyle, a graduating senior from Huntington North, will be majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Jay and Angie Kyle.

Salamonie Church of the Brethren to be ‘shipwrecked’ for its VBS

A summer kids’ event will be hosted at Salamonie Church of the Brethren from Sunday, June 10, to Thursday, June 14. “Shipwrecked” VBS is for kids from age 4 to completing fifth grade and will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day.

Northwest names April PALS

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Students at Northwest Elementary School celebrated the achievement of being named PALS for April and May during a recent visit with Huntington Police Chief Chad Hacker.

Entries being sought for SSF Quilt Show

Entries are sought for the annual Salamonie Summer Festival Quilt Show. This year’s show will be held Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both dates in the Fults Recreation Room at Heritage Pointe of Warren.

Entries may include all types of quilting. This year, crochet and knitting items will be added, with all judging by people’s choice.

All entries must be preregistered. Entry deadline is June 20 with a limit of three items per person. All entries must be clean and smoke free.

Remembering the fallen

Photo by Steve Clark.

Representatives from the Huntington County Veterans’ Council stand in the Veterans’ Memorial in Memorial Park, in Huntington, on Monday, May 21, by one of several plaques that lists the names of Huntington County military personnel who died serving in World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The council spearheaded the fund-raising effort for the plaques.

Karmen Koch earns Weaver Popcorn’s Bob Straight Scholarship for 2018

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Karmen Koch

Karmen Koch is the recipient of the 2018 Bob Straight Scholarship, awarded by the Weaver Popcorn Company.

Koch is the daughter of Joy and John Koch. She was selected on the basis of citizenship, academic accomplishments and leadership.

This is the 25th year for the scholarship, given in the amount of $2,500 for four years, renewed each year based on maintaining grade requirements.

Koch ranks third in the Huntington North High School senior class. She was treasurer of the National Honor Society, Student Athletic Board chairman and awarded Academic All-State honors.

Small portion of Etna Avenue to be closed for approximately 45 days

On or after June 4, Etna Avenue will be closed between Waterworks Road and CR200N. This closure is to allow for road improvements to be made as part of the Etna Avenue Improvement Project. Once in place, the closure is expected to last approximately 45 days.

A detour will be established and will use CR300W; Division Road; Ind.-5; and Waterworks Road. Appropriate detour signage will be installed to guide traffic.

Construction is dependent on weather and subject to any unforeseen conditions.

Heritage Days royalty hopefuls

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The 2018 Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days contestants take time to pose for a group picture.

Cottonwood Studio to host spring recital

Cottonwood Music Studio, located in Huntington, will host its spring recital on Sunday, May 27, at 3 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 50 E. Tipton St., Huntington. The recital is free to the public.

Students under the tutelage of Stephanie Shultz will perform musical works they have prepared for the day’s event.

Participating students are:

Rachel Bryant — Piano on “Prelude No. 1,” by J.S. Bach, and “Maple Leaf Rag,” by Scott Joplin.

Taylor Rogers — Piano on “Swingin’ Sam,” by Nancy Faber, and “The Rage Over The Lost Penny,” by L.V. Beethoven.

Purdue Extension, robotics group to hold summer camp for kids

Huntington County Purdue Extension and its 4-H robotics program are hosting a Battle Bots Summer Camp for students who will be in sixth through eighth grade this coming fall.

The camp will be held June 25, 26, 28 and 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and June 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at New Hope Church, in Huntington.

Participants will design, build and program their robot. On June 30, a battle bot championship will be held to see how the robots perform.
There is a fee to attend, which is reduced for participants who furnish their own computer and EV3 LEGO kit.