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HCCF announces more scholarships

The Huntington County Community Foundation (HCCF) has released another round of scholarships.

The recipients and the scholarship they were awarded are as follows:
• Autum Anderson, Caden Brubaker, Xander Burcham, Wyatt Couch, Micah Holder, Nick Neuenschwander, Garrett Palmer, and Rebeckah Brunner are the recipients of the 2022 Scott Breiner Memorial scholarships totaling $7,500.

Anderson was awarded $1,000. She is a junior at Grace College. Majoring in exercise science and minoring in psychology. She is the daughter of Steve and Pamela Anderson.

Several residents earn scholarships

Jamison Heyde ($1,100), Micah Holder ($400), Grace Sell ($700) and Gracie Grossman($900) are the recipients of the 2022 Kiwanis Baker, Kiwanis Club, Kiwanis Goodin, and Kiwanis Winebrenner Scholarships, respectively totaling $3,100.

Heyde is a 2022 graduate of Huntington North High School. He is the son of Jen and Jason Farris and Matt and Shannon Heyde.  He plans on attending Ivy Tech Community College in Fort Wayne to major in Homeland Security and minor in emergency management.

Lions, VFW honor future military members

Huntington Lions Club, in partnership with the local VFW Post No. 2687, recently recognized and honored five young people who have made the commitment to serve their country in the U. S. Armed Forces.  

A special ceremony took place at the VFW Post where individual recruits were given signature sheets with more than 500 signatures from local individuals thanking them for their willingness to serve their country to help defend the rights and freedoms enjoyed by American citizens.

Intern joins TAB staff for summer

Claire Butler has joined The TAB as a student intern.
Butler is a Manchester University senior majoring in journalism. She is a South Bend native.
Her duties include reporting, photography and writing articles for the TAB.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to learn more about the Huntington County community, and to work for a newspaper which still values local content,” Butler said.

Poison hemlock poses threat

An expert with Purdue University is cautioning local residents to beware of a non-native plant that has made its way to the United States — and Indiana.
Poison Hemlock, an invasive species that can sometimes be confused with the more common Queen Ann’s Lace, is poisonous from root on up, said Purdue’s Wabash County Extension Director Geoff Schortgen.

“All parts of the plant are toxic,” said Schortgen. “While ingestion will cause the most sever reaction, there are some individuals who are more sensitive to it than others.

Racing & recovering

Christian Brown had one goal in mind when entering last Saturday’s Wabash Run the River mini-marathon in Wabash — finish.
Some might argue that it isn’t a very significant goal. But in reality, it is.
Brown, the purchasing manager at M&S Industrial Metal Fabricators in Huntington, underwent heart surgery last September at   the    Cleveland   Clinic  in Ohio.

Agriculture photo contest planned

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is accepting submissions for the annual Indiana Agriculture Photo Contest which is open to all Indiana residents.

“Each year I look forward to seeing the exceptional photos shared through this contest that capture the essence of Indiana agriculture,” said Lt. Gov Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development.
“We welcome all Hoosiers to submit their photos,” she said.

Bluegrass bands return to Wabash

Visit Wabash County officials announce the return of the Bluegrass at Hopewell live-music event to take place on July 30. Tickets went on sale June 7 at noon and can be purchased online or in person.

The event offers two ticket options. Lawn and lower-level tickets can be purchased for $20 each and guests are asked to bring their own lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Ticket price includes entry into the event, Trolley No. 85 rides to and from the Antique Boutique at Hopewell, and a gourmet pretzel tasting.

Science Central plans egg drop

Eggs will plummet from the top of Science Central for the 23rd annual egg drop on July 10 at 1 p.m.
The aim is that each contestant must design and build a container that will hold one egg and successfully protect it from breaking when dropped from a 90 feet tall building or create the largest splatter.

Huntington plans fireworks show

The City of Huntington will celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday with community fireworks show at dusk on July 1.
The fireworks launch area will be Huntington University’s cross-country course. Viewing areas will be located adjacent to the launch site on the campuses of Parkview Huntington Hospital, the Huntington YMCA, and Crestview Middle School.

Preschool to sponsor baby photo contest

Small World Preschool is sponsoring Warren’s baby photo contest during the Salamonie Summer Festival.
Children born after Jan. 1, 2021, are eligible to be entered. A 5 inch by 7 inch or smaller photo must be turned in with a completed entry form.

Entry forms are available online through Small World Preschool’s Facebook page or located at Citizens Telephone and Warren Post Office lobby. The entry deadline is June 29.

Festival to host favorite pet photo contest

The 30th annual favorite pet photo contest will be during the 2022 Salamonie Summer Festival. Small World Preschool sponsors it.

The guidelines to enter pictures are:
• Pictures must be 5 inches by 7 inches or smaller.
• It must include pet name, owner’s name, and complete address on the back of the photo.
• Each photo must include pet only.
• All photos will be returned after the festival.

HNHS students to host lunches

  Huntington North High School (HNHS) students will begin serving Grab and Go lunches every Thursday and Friday starting June 16 through the end of July.
   Students attended food safety and program training at the Huntington Arts & Entrepreneurial Center (HAEC) in preparation.
   Lunches will be served at the HAEC’s Arts Included Gallery with a menu of cold food items such as croissants, wraps, salads, and desserts from 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.