Parks department sets dates for upcoming dances

The Huntington Parks and Recreation Department announces the dates for the 2010 Daddy-Daughter and Mother-Son dances.

The Daddy-Daughter "Enchanted Garden" dance will be held at Heritage Hall on Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for pictures. The evening will include light refreshments, dancing and a small gift for each girl in attendance.

The attire is dressy and escorts may be fathers or any other significant male figure.

The Mother-Son "Lego Mania" event will take place on March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Heritage Hall.

Lions clubs will award two scholarships

The Huntington County Lions clubs in Andrews, Bippus, Huntington and Roanoke are offering two $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

Applicants must be residents of Huntington County, have a cumulative grade average of "C" or better and be accepted in a certified post high school educational program of two years or more.

He or she must be a recent graduate of an accredited high school, who has not started a post high school educational program and the recipient is expected to complete the academic year in which the scholarship is received.

Roanoke Friends of Library to hold free anniversary presentation Feb. 27

In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Roanoke Public Library, the Friends of the Roanoke Public Library will host a free presentation by the inventor of eBooks and founder of Project Gutenberg, Michael S. Hart, on Feb. 27 at 3 p.m., at the Roanoke Brethren Church.

After the presentation, birthday cake and light refreshments will be served.

Hart will discuss the future of eBooks. Through Project Gutenberg and partner groups, there are now more than 100,000 titles in a variety of languages available for download at

HNHS actors bring 'Scandal' to stage

Huntington North High School students rehearse on Friday, Jan. 15, for the school’s performance of “Scandal at Hampton Estate” on Jan. 28-29. Performing are (from left) Zachary Moody, Samantha Garcia and Lindsey Berggren.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Huntington North High School Theater Company will perform "Scandal at Hampton Estate" on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28-29, at 7:30 p.m. each night.

The play tells the story of Ivana Hampton, who invites the local aristocracy to her estate for a lavish party. But after several uninvited guests arrive and a murder and robbery take place, Ivana and her guests find themselves wrapped up at the most scandalous party in the city's history.

Flint Springs students earn honors for second quarter achievements

Flint Springs Elementary School has named its honor rolls for the second quarter of the school year.

Students honored are:

Grade Three
All A's - Diaa Almalahi, Daniel Arellana, Chloe Clark, Olivia Cook, Zachary Daugherty, Jessica Ditton, Brette Fawcett, Brendan Hoover, Cameron Jagger, Janell Johnston, Nathan Lister, Lisa Nalliah, Melissa Pharoh, Carissa Schuhler, RaeAnne Smith, Hailey Stepler and Nick Wells.

Andrews announces honor roll for second quarter of year

Andrews has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of this school year.

All A's

Fifth Grade
Amber Adamonis, Alexis Bowers, Kelsey Coles, William Hall, Sarah Hunnicutt, Emma Mathews, Lucas Newsome, Emily Pence, Kirsten Reed, Andrew Schenkel, Logan Sizemore, Orion Smith and David Zielinski.

Fourth Grade
Amber Arbuckle, Harley Donally, Aaron Hendryx, Bailey Hughes, Logan Moreland, Emily Paulette, Cade Reust, Anna Schroeder, Ethan Shafer, Jacob Smyth, Alexa Wallenburg, Taylor Waters and Trentin Worsham.

Andrews names perfect attendance students for quarter

Andrews Elementary has announced its perfect attendance for the second quarter of the current school year.

Fifth Grade
Amber Adamonis, Emma Davidson and Kaytlin Falcone.

Fourth Grade
Levi Bell, Natasha Herring, Amy Karst, Ali Keplinger, Jarod Lewis, Taylor Waters and JJ Whicker.

Third Grade
Tal Ben Yohoshua, Laura Ham, Madeleine Laymon and Makenzie Teusch.

Second Grade
Scott Bowers, AJ Landrum and Nick Scheiber.

ABWA to meet Wednesday at Victory Noll Center

American Business Women's Association Forks of the Wabash Chapter will hold its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20, starting at 6 p.m., at Victory Noll Center.

This month's program is titled "Strut Your Stuff" with tips on make-up, professional dress and dressing up for a night out.

From 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., there will be "meet and greet" session.

The meeting starts following a meal, which is free to first-time attendees. The meeting will run through 8 p.m.

Country Post is the caterer.

Making his point

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Thomas Tabback, an author from Texas who travels the country speaking at TEA Party events, holds center stage at the Huntington TEA Party meeting on Friday, Jan. 15, at Life Church in Huntington. Behind Tabback are political candidates in attendance that he invited to join him on stage in prayer. They include (from left) Richard Behney, of Fishers, United States Senate candidate; Andy Lyons, of Marion, a candidate for Indiana's Fifth District congressional seat;Don Bates Jr., of Richmond, U.S. Senate candidate; and Tom Wall, of Huntington, candidate for the 17th District senate seat.

Health care bill explanation

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington physician Dr. Tom Ringenberg details what he sees are problems with the health care bill being debated in congress during the Huntington TEA Party meeting Friday, Jan. 15, at Life Church in Huntington.

Urging participation

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington businessman Andy Zay urges those in attendance at the Huntington TEA Party meeting on Friday, Jan. 15, to get involved in the political process by running for office.

Stitching a pattern

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Raquel Anderson stitches a quilt she is making as part of a January Term class at Huntington University during a session Thursday, Jan.14, in the Wilson Gallery of the Merillat Centre for the Arts. The class, The Art and History of Quilt Making, is taught by Lori Garde, and is one of a number of three-week classes offered by the university during January.

Patrick creates theme, design for 2010 4-H Fair

Officials from the Huntington County Purdue Extension Office have announced the winners of the County 4-H Theme and Design Contest.

The winners were recognized during the 4-H Leader meeting on Jan. 11.

Mariah Patrick, of Clear Creek Township, won first place for both her theme and design, "4-H Pieces Lives Together."
Maddie Phillips, of Union Township, won second place for her theme, while Kayla Patrick, of Clear Creek Township, won second for her design.

Huntington County Schools will compete for Race to the Top grants

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett has announced that more than 320 Indiana school corporations and public charter schools have agreed to participate in Indiana's Race to the Top application to the U.S. Department of Education.

The Huntington County Community School Corporation is among those applicants.

Race to the Top is a $4.35 billion competitive grant program created by the U.S. Department of Education to support education reform and innovation in classrooms.

Workshop will offer tips for EXPO booths

A workshop for vendors considering participating in the Huntington County Expo will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Habecker Dining Commons on the Huntington College campus.

Krystle Goldsberry, creative director of Ad Design, will discuss hitting your target audience effectively; planning for your booth design, set-up and graphics; attracting attendees; and using promotional products.

To make a reservation, call the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce at 356-5300.