Skip to main content

Community

Upcoming PreK program

Preschool children ages 2 to 5 and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “S is for Snow” program on Wednesday, Jan. 19. The class will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Upper Wabash Interpretive Center (UWIS), 3691 S. New Holland Road, Andrews.

Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including music, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

IWU to host virtual MLK event on Friday, Jan. 14

Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) will host its ninth annual MLK Celebration honoring Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Friday, Jan. 14. The community-wide event will honor King’s legacy with scripture and song throughout the evening.

Community members will come together virtually at 7 p.m. for the MLK Celebration event featuring performances by several groups and individuals, including:
• Dr. Todd Williams.
• Destiny Christian Center Worship Team.
• Lisa Taylor-Weaver.
• IWU Gospel Choir.
• Rylee Morris.
• Wesley Seminary Band.

Salamonie Lake announces events

Salamonie Lake will be hosting multiple events in the coming months. They are:

Silence of a Winter’s Night
Learn about the winter night sky during “Silence of a Winter’s Night” at Salamonie Lake on Saturday, Jan. 29.

The program runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature telescope stargazing with Steve and Debbie Russell.

HCCF awards grant


Photo provided.

Huntington House’s Director Jennifer Gomez (center) receives a grant of $1,800 from Huntington County Community Foundation (HCCF) Executive Director Matt Ditzler (left) and HCCF Board Member Nancy Breiner (right). The grant was sponsored by the Fred Bailey Community Fund, the Stephen & Ruth Michael Community Fund and the Jim & Cindy Paul Family Fund. The grant will go to the purchase of new wardrobes for residents of Huntington House so they have sufficient space to store their belongings.

Crestview announces quarter 2 honor roll

The following Crest-
view Middle School students had all A’s for the second quarter of the 2021-22 school year.

Sixth grade
Miller Baumgardner, Levi Bilyeu, Graham Blackburn, Jocelyn Blair, Brody Bolen, Bristyn Bonewitz, Emmett Brown, Mark Burton, Elle Campbell, Sophia Carter, Lila Claghorn, Molly Craft, Channing DeCamp, Carson Drummond, Trinity Eppard, Brooklyn Ess-
linger and Zane Feichter.

Mobile clinic to move locations

The location for the Indiana Department of Health COVID-19 mobile clinic has changed from the Huntington City Building to the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County, 608 E. State St., Huntington.

The event will take place on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk-ins will be accepted with an option to pre-register at ourshot.in.gov or by calling 2-1-1. Appointments already scheduled for the previous location are still valid for the new location.

 Free rapid and PCR tests, vaccines and boosters will be offered. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available.

Purdue Extension offers series

Agricultural producers looking to develop their marketing skills are encouraged to join Purdue Extension this winter for the “Strategic Marketing for Your Farm’s Future” program series.  

This five-session series will be delivered virtually on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m., beginning Thursday, Feb. 3, and ending Thursday, March 3.

EPCO cuts ribbon on new offices

EPCO Accounting & Tax Services, along with the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 6, to celebrate the opening of EPCO’s new offices on 2812 Theater Ave., Huntington. Featured are (front row, from left) Mayor Richard Strick; Heather DeLaGrange, EPCO office assistant; Tim Armstrong, EPCO owner; Valerie Juillerat, EPCO staff accountant; and Gwen Burns and Steve Godfroy, both Chamber ambassadors, as well as (back row, from left) Huntington Sheriff Chris Newton; Ryan Bonbrake, EPCO staff accountant; and Charles Chapman, City Council, 1st District.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

EPCO Accounting & Tax Services, along with the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, hosted a ribbon cutting on Thursday, Jan. 6, to celebrate EPCO’s new offices at 2812 Theater Ave., Huntington.

The Huntington EPCO location used to be on Wal-Mart Drive, but they needed more room than what they had at that office. They bought the Theater Ave. location in June and started renovations. They were able to move the office in September and most of the renovations are now complete.

Humane Society receives grant


Photo provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation (HCCF) presented the Huntington County Humane Society with a grant check of $750 to help build a shed so that they can make room in the facility for a low-cost vaccination clinic. This grant was sponsored by the Harold & Pauline Bailey Memorial Community Fund, the Groff Eberhart Community Fund, the Stephen & Ruth Michael Community Fund, the Stephen & Alyce Zahn Community Fund and the Culp CPA Community Fund.

HCS shares honor roll for Quarter 2

The following Huntington Catholic School students had all A’s for the second quarter of the 2021-22 school year.
Third grade
Samson Dinius, Harper Garrott, Carson Gill and Evangeline Harrell.
Fourth grade
Evan Burton, Noah Reust, Clare Richert, Adriana Schenkel and Lia Stanley.
Fifth grade
Jedadiah Kline and Elin Mickley.
Sixth grade
Genevieve Harrell.
Seventh grade
Damen Ball and Jackson Garrott.

Authors to discuss books at Andrews library on Jan. 15

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library is hosting a local author book talk on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. The session will feature Andrews authors Sharon Laupp, Janice Harshbarger and Samuel Whiteleather.

Laupp’s book “The Last Eight” chronicles her and her husband’s most recent journey in their 1930 Model A Ford, a journey which completed the couple’s visits to each of the 48 lower United States.

Harshbarger’s books “Only in Andrews” and “Even in Andrews” detail the history of the town of Andrews from its beginnings through 1966.

Riverview Middle School announces quarter 2 honor roll

The following River-
view Middle School students had all A’s for the second quarter of the 2021-22 school year.

Sixth grade
Reece Bumgardner, Sawyer Carl, Zoe Curry, Logan Degitz, Addison Douglas, Jackson Ellet, Bryce Gilbert, Haden Hendryx, Zoey Hensel, Henry Hoffman, Trenton Johnson, Johannah Kend-
all and Carter Landrum.

Also, Sophia Mason, Aubrey Miller, Kipton Newman, Rylee Pelphrey, Austin Penrod, Conner Popplewell, Kenna Riggars, Kellan Spahr, Katherine Vickrey, Kayleah Whitenack and Lauren Worthman.