For Haiti

Photo provided.

Mike Rohler (left), director of the Huntington County Chapter of the American Red Cross, accepts a check for $1,538.52 from Eric Fawcett, senior vice president of Bippus State Bank. BSB offices in Huntington County collected donations Jan. 22 through Feb. 19 for the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund. Customers and employees contributed $1,038.52, and BSB pitched in another $500. Photo provided.

EXPO, chamber to be the topics for next HU Foundation breakfast

The Huntington University Foundation's breakfast on Wednesday, March 10, will highlight the many offerings of the Huntington County EXPO and Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.

Junior Leaders to meet March 11

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leaders will meet on Thursday, March 11, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Warren.

A program will be presented by Master Sgt. Martina Cocklin and Captain Mike Spahr from the Indiana Air National Guard.

Luncheon will raise funds for organ restoration

Members of the Comfort the Needy quilting group work together on a quilt Wednesday, March 3, at St. Peter Lutheran Church.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

A Shamrock Luncheon will be held on Friday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gymnasium of St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Proceeds will go to the Church Organ Restoration Fund.
The Comfort the Needy Quilting group, the Dorcas Circle and the General Guild are the event organizers.

Menu items include homemade soups, salads, main dishes and desserts.

Musical entertainment will be provided by pianist Richard Prange.

Reservations are not required; however those wishing to attend in a group should contact the church to make special arrangements.

Huntington County 4-H board to meet on March 16 at Hier's Park

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Board will meet Tuesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the 4-H Community Building, Hier's Park.

The board will be continuing plans for the 80th annual Huntington County 4-H Fair, which will be held July 16-30.

Board members will also discuss items for the bi-annual 4-H Fair Board Golf Outing.

The outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 26, at Clear Creek Golf.


Huntington County 4-H selling geraniums to raise funds

Huntington County 4-H is selling geraniums as a fundraiser for a number of local 4-H clubs and the county 4-H program.

Orders may be placed with local 4-H club members or with the Huntington County Extension Office.

The geraniums come in four different colors, red, white, pink and coral and will be delivered on April 29.

All orders for 4-H geraniums must be placed no later than March 31.

Parkview Family Huntington YMCA continues campaign to raise funds

The Parkview Family Huntington YMCA is conducting its annual Partners With Youth Campaign, which raises money for the YMCA's financial assistance program.

During 2009, YMCA Executive Director Dan Akeley says, more than 800 people received financial assistance with membership or program fees. That assistance totaled more than $48,000.

Huntington Lions Club donates to D.A.R.E program

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington County Deputy Robbie Boxell (left) accepts a donation from Gary Yeiter of the Huntington Lions Club during a Lions meeting on Monday, March 1. The Lions Club sponsored an appearance of the Harlem Ambassadors in Huntington and donated the proceeds to Boxell, for use in the Huntington County D.A.R.E. program, and to Huntington North High School Principal Jeremy Gulley, to fund a character building program at HNHS. Yeiter said the Lions Club plans to bring the Ambassadors back to Huntington in 2011.

4-H schedule set for March 8 through March 14

Purdue Extension Huntington County Office announces it 4-H calendar of events for the week of Monday, March 8 to Sunday, March 14.

They are:

Monday, March 8
6 p.m. - Canine Capers. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.
7 p.m. - Leaders meeting. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

Bowlers to benefit Junior Achievement

A bowl-athon will be held Sunday, April 18, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Rainbow Lanes in Huntington to benefit Junior Achievement.

A team consists of a captain and four other bowlers. Each team is given a goal of raising $300.

Junior Achievement provides a financial literacy program to students in kindergarten through high school. The bowl-athon raises funds to purchase materials and resources for the program in Huntington County.

For more information, visit or call Joy Conley at 356-5903.


HNHS musicians earn top ratings in ISSMA instrumental contest in Indy

Ten students from Huntington North High School performed in the annual Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) State Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Contest.

The event was held on Feb. 27 at North Central High School, Indianapolis.

Students who received gold or silver ratings are as follows:

Gold Rating
Laura Henline, alto saxophone solo; Jessica Stahly, trumpet solo; Russell Moriarity, trumpet solo; Michael Paynter, French horn solo; and Justin Miller, trombone solo.

Commencement ceremony for HNHS Class of 2010 will be held on June 4

A graduation date has been set for the Huntington North High School Class of 2010.

The commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, June 4, at 7 p.m. in the HNHS gymnasium.
The last day of school for students currently stands at June 1.

Any additional weather cancellations experienced this spring will extend the school year.


St. Patrick’s Day dinner at Brick House will benefit Main Street Huntington

"Dining Downtown for Main Street" will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 17 at Brick House Grill.

The event will feature a full dinner menu of prime rib, potato and salad. This is a 21-and-over event and reservations are requested by calling 224-6696.

The host will be Ryan Warner, 2008 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe. Gratuities will benefit the Main Street Huntington project.


Brown's tenure as chamber president ends after seven years

Robert "Bob" Brown.
TAB photo.

The seven-year tenure of Robert "Bob" Brown as president of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce comes to an end today, Friday, March 5.

Brown announced his departure in a letter sent out Friday afternoon. He has been battling health problems for several years, and says in the letter that his health has played a role in his departure.

"The board of directors has determined that my health has become an issue that has limited my effectiveness," Brown says. "At the close of business, March 5, my stewardship as the president will conclude."

26 additional businesses sign up for EXPO spots

Twenty-six additional businesses and organizations have registered for this year's Huntington County EXPO.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 13th Huntington County EXPO on Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 21, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Merillat Fieldhouse at Huntington University.