Cycle I Grant recipients

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The Huntington County Community Foundation (HCCF) has announced the 2019 Cycle I Grant recipients.

Vintage & Handmade Market

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Several people check out the wares of the Olympian Pet Boutique on Saturday morning, June 22, in downtown Roanoke at the Roanoke Vintage & Handmade Market. Looking through the merchandise are (from left) Tonya Weiss, of Ossian; LouAnn Collister, of Fort Wayne; Amanda Prater, of Roanoke; and Jason Huber, of Roanoke.

VFW Post 2689 honors Andrews teacher Till

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 present Stephanie Till (fifth from left) with the VFW’s National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Curt Vanover, VFW Post 2689 quartermaster; Mike Harrell, jr. vice commander; Rick Stell, sr. vice commander; Cory McClure, Post 2689 commander; Till; Mary Whitesell, Post 2689 auxiliary president; and James Kneller, 5th District president.
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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 Commander Cory McClure presented Andrews Elementary School teacher Stephanie Till with the 2018-2019 Smart-Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award in recognition of being selected the Indiana State Teacher of the Year winner in her grade level. The presentation was made on June 12.

First HS trivia contest follows HD parade Saturday

The Huntington County Historical Society will host its first Huntington County Trivia Contest at its museum on June 22, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., following the parade.

Due to seating limitations, the museum will accept no more than 50 contestants.

Branch and Albright earn HAHE graduation cermony on May 25

Mary Joy Branch (left) and Isaac James Albright celebrate their graduation in the Class of 2019, having completed their high school requirements through the Huntington Area Home Educators group.
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The Huntington Area Home Educators have announced that Mary Joy Branch and Isaac James Albright have completed their high school requirements and graduated in a ceremony on May 25 at Huntington Baptist Church.

HAHE is a local Christian home school support group.

Local man chosen for German exchange program

Paul Helmich
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Paul Helmich, of Huntington, was recently selected from a pool of nationwide applicants to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange, a yearlong vocational program co-sponsored by the United States and Germany.

Participants in the exchange spend the first two to three months learning the German language and acclimating to the culture. After that, they intern with various German companies.

Helmich is the son of Bo and Anne Helmich. He is a 2019 graduate of Canterbury High School, in Fort Wayne.

Air Zoo to hail moon landing mark at library

The 50th anniversary of the first Apollo mission to land on the moon will be celebrated with the Air Zoo at the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Saturday, June 29, at 1 p.m.

Locals among seminary grads for Latter-day Saints

Some of the 18 area students who recently graduated from the seminary program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hold their diplomas. They are (front row from left) Emma Hunter, Alexis Harper, Jessica Henline, Rebecca Ambrose and Emma Cook; and (back row from left) Aaron Hatch, Aidan Hepworth, Alex Braun, Bryan Smith, Jackson Carlow and Mason Miller. Not pictured from Huntington County is Matthew Miller.
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Huntington County residents Jackson Carlow, Matthew Miller, Mason Miller and Jessica Henline are among 18 students from Fort Wayne, Huntington, Angola, Roanoke and Kendallville who graduated from the seminary program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 9.

Roz Puppets at Huntington library branch June 24

The Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library will host the Roz Puppets as they present “The Boy Who Cried Martian” puppet show, Monday, June 24, at 10 a.m.

When a young shepherd is given a chance to watch the village sheep after several false wolf alarms, he is eager to prove himself. Questions soon arise as the wooly creatures begin to disappear. Can the events be connected to a mysterious visitor’s arrival? Will the village ever trust the shepherd again? Find out as the Roz Puppets perform a sequel to the classic Aesop fable for all ages.

Andrews to flush town hydrants June 24-25

The Town of Andrews will be flushing water hydrants on Monday, June 24, and Tuesday, June 25.

For more information, visit the clerk-treasurer’s office at 66 N. Main St. or call 786-3848, ext. 202 or 388-3246.

Painting in the park

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Plein Air artist Tamara Brown, of Muncie, demonstrates her talents on Saturday, June 15, at Salamonie Lake as part of the Paints in the Parks program at six Indiana state parks. Brown not only painted the scenic view of the Wildlife Management Pond, she also led a hands-on painting session and a painting demonstration at the park’s butterfly garden.

Roanoke Vintage & Handmade Market rescheduled to this Saturday

The Roanoke Vintage & Handmade Market has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Originally scheduled to take place June 15, the event was postponed due to inclement weather.

The event will be held on Main and Second streets in downtown Roanoke. The market’s offerings will consist of vintage and antique items, plus hand-crafted wares, such as jewelry and clothing.

In addition to shopping, there will be live music for attendees to enjoy, as singer-songwriter Jess Thrower will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

87th annual Purdue Farm Management Tour to visit Hgtn., Wabash counties

The 87th annual Purdue Farm Management Tour will visit Huntington and Wabash county farms June 27 to 28.

Attendees will learn about innovative management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity and ways to help ensure a successful transition of the family farm to the next generation.

Szelis’ granddaughter earns two scholarships

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Emily Szelis

Emily Szelis, granddaughter of Mary Szelis, of Huntington, was chosen for two recent scholarships, the Evans-Moss Scholarship and Edgar H. Kilbourne Scholarship.

The Evans-Moss Scholarship is awarded to students with high scholastic ability.

The Edgar H. Kilbourne Scholarship provides scholarships for deserving students for their academic excellence.

Belmont Beverage makes recent Roanoke acquisition its 34th store

Gary Gardner, operations manager for Belmont Beverage, shows off a small sampling of the bourbon inventory the new Roanoke store now carries. Belmont bought the former Bottle and Keg store at 8976 U.S. 24. in March as its 34th location, and has increased inventory in virtually all product lines.
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Better prices and more inventory are two of the advantages that customers should notice now that Belmont Beverages has bought the former Bottle and Keg liquor store in Roanoke.

Gary Gardner, operations manager for Belmont, notes the company’s 34 stores give it more buying power than the previous owner had, so customers should see a pricing advantage along with more products being offered.

The store offers virtually every major brand of wine, spirits and beer, Gardner says.