At the head of the class

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Top 25 students in the Huntington North High School Class of 2009 were honored by the Huntington Kiwanis Club at a luncheon Thursday, May 21, at Huntington University's Habecker Dining Commons. The Top 25 are (front row from left) Tayah Kline, Samantha Drayer, Whitney Neuenschwander, Leah Street, Haley Strass, Sarah Henderson, Kaitlyn Batt, Rachel Clor, Ashley Robbins and Emilie Jamison; and (back row from left) Megan Burnworth, Bethany Mason, Karissa Miller, Tyler Stoffel, Joshua Riggle, Ethan J.

Just checking

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Katherine Hiple (left), of Huntington, has her bone density measured by Gerlynn Vonderhaar, of Parkview Hospital, during the fifth annual Senior Expo on Thursday, May 21, at the Huntington Unversity Medrillat Center for Physical Education and Recreation Center.

Checking out the Expo booths

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Steve Bumgardner (left), of Fred Toenges Shoes and Pedorthics, Fort Wayne, discusses some of the company's products with Sandy (center) and Mike Gosnell, of Huntington, during the Senior Expo on Thursdy, May 21.

Free lunch at Senior Expo

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sister Delores McGinley heads up the lunch line, picking up a plate of a chicken salad sandwich, potato salad and chips, during the Senior Expo on Thursday, May 21. Area business and organizatins sponsored free breaksfast and free lunch at the fifth annual event.

Expo dance

Photo by Scott Trauner.

A Joy Pleaser Clown member takes Sue Rumple, chairman of the board for the Huntington County Council on Aging, for a quick dance spin on Thursday, May 21, at the fifth annual Senior Expo.

Scholarship presentation

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington North High School senior Kaitlyn Batt (seated, right) received a $10,000 scholarship from the Coca Cola Foundation. Also on hand for the presentation on Monday, May 18, were Chris Hoke, Huntington North teacher and Batt's choice for the Teacher of Distinction Award and Bill Marty, public relations manager for Indiana Coca Cola Enterprises.

LaFontaine Arts Council names top artists for May

Andrea Broxon (front left) and Kesley Godfroy (front right) were recognized recently as LaFontaine Arts Council Artists of the Month.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The LaFontaine Arts Council has named two Huntington Catholic School students as an "Artist of the Month."

Andrea Broxon of Huntington won two awards: one in music, and the other in band and choir. The eighth-grader was nominated by Joan Gardner, the music teacher at Huntington Catholic for her "strong musical ability," as well as her high ratings at the ISSMA solo contest for the past three years and her selection into the All-State Middle School Honors Choir.

Transwheel plans warehouse in Andrews, expansion at current facility in Huntington

Things are looking up for the empty Dana facility in Andrews as Transwheel Corporation hopes to use the building as a warehouse.

And the good news from Transwheel doesn't stop there - the company also plans to expand its business in Huntington.

Company officials submitted SB-1 (Statement of Benefits) forms to the Andrews Town Council and the Huntington Common Council early this month. The forms indicate Transwheel would invest money in equipment at both facilities, increase the number of employees at its Huntington operation and create several new positions in Andrews.

Area reservoirs to host fishing derbies for kids

Children ages 2 to 14 years are invited to participate in one of three fishing derbies to be held at the Upper Wabash Reservoirs on June 6.

The derbies are a part of the statewide Free Fishing Weekend and registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Fishing will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by an awards ceremony.

Each participating child will receive a prize. There are grand prizes for largest fish caught in three age categories.

Prizes include fishing tackle, tackle boxes and fishing rods and reels.

BZA to consider four items

The Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals will be asked to rule on four requests during its meeting on Tuesday, May 26.

The panel will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the GAR Room on the second floor of the Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.

Requests filed with the board include:
• A request by Janet Myer for a special exception to locate a styling salon on property at 1318W-1100N, Clear Creek Township.

• A request by Greg and Judy Parker to allow a flag lot (a lot connected to the road only by a narrow driveway) on Station Road, in Jackson Township.

Float entries for Heritage Days Parade is June 2

The Huntington Heritage Days committee announces that the deadline for all float entries is June 2.

This year's theme is "Celebrate Our Town," and only 140 entries will be accepted.

Floats can be entered in one of the following categories, adult group (over 18 years old), antique vehicle, classic vehicle, best theme float, horse unit, marching band, marching color guard, motorized unit, performing units, religious unit and youth group (18 years and younger).

The height of the float should be no more than 13 feet from the street. All entries must be decorated.

13 receive Shuman Family Scholarships

Cindy Allred, Mallory Bunting, Asha Goings, Kelli Guhl, Courtney Kilander, Claude Nave, Michelle Nunley, Emily Reich, Benji Riley, Kirsten Salter, Nicole Shaw, Sarah Stine and Ashley Wilcoxson have each been awarded a $500 Charles A. and Wilma E. Shuman (Sanger) Family Scholarship by the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Allred, a 1984 graduate of Huntington North High School, will be attending Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) to major in radiography.

She is the daughter of Richard and Doris Middaugh of Huntington.

Holder, Holley, Maranda earn Scott Breiner Mermorial scholarships

Branden Holder, Derek Holley and Whitney Maranda have each been awarded a $500 Scott Breiner Memorial Scholarship from the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Holder, a 2008 graduate of Huntington North High School, will be a sophomore at Anderson University majoring in psychology, criminal justice and youth leadership.

He is the son of Kimberly Holder of Andrews.

Holder is an active member of Anderson University's "To Write Love on Her Arms" chapter (suicide/self-injury prevention) and a member of the AU Psychology Department's club.

Harris gets Dave Reeves Athletic Scholarship from HCCF

Alli Harris has been awarded the $500 Dave Reeves Athletic Scholarship from the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Harris, a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School, plans to attend Purdue University to major in secondary education.

She is the daughter of Kenneth and Beverly Harris of Huntington.

In high school, Harris participated in Future Educators of America, girls' track and field, National Honor Society, class council, Student Athletic Board and marching band.

Krieg gets McCurley Scholarship

Brittany Krieg has been awarded a $1,000 Gary W. McCurley Scholarship by the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Krieg, a 2008 graduate of Huntington North High School, will be a sophomor at Huntington University majoring in educational ministries and child development.

She is the daughter of Michael Kreig and Donna Herring and granddaughter of Florsie Krieg of Huntington.

While in high school, Krieg participated in the fall and spring One-Act Play Festivals, marching band, colorguard, concert band, and National Honor Society.