Announce Senior Center activities for coming week

Here is a listing of events happening in June at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, June 24
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, June 25
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, June 26
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Foot care.

Zay, others discuss rising health care costs

State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) and members of the Indiana General Assembly recently met with the Employers’ Forum of Indiana to discuss the rising health care costs across the state.

The Employers’ Forum of Indiana is an employer-led health care coalition of employers, physicians, hospitals, health plans, public health officials and other stakeholders in Indiana.

In 2017, the Employers’ Forum of Indiana hired the RAND Corporation, a research organization that specializes in public policy, to conduct two studies on Indiana’s rising health care costs.

New Hope Senior Connection June 25

New Hope Church announces its monthly Senior Connection will be Tuesday, June 25, at noon. 

This month’s program will be about trains and a train collection by Dale Rice. 

The church is located at 2001 Engle St., Huntington. For more information, call 356-0870.

Library to again host Summer Walking Tour

The Indiana Room at the Huntington City-Township Public Library will again host the Summer Walking Tour.

Starting on June 29 at 5:15 p.m., the walk will start at the entrance to the Huntington library and travel through the nearby streets of downtown Huntington.

Huntington Alert will partner with the Indiana Room to host this event, and will share the local history, stories and memories the various homes and buildings hold.

All ages are invited to this walk, but the discussion topics will be geared towards adults.

Lions donate to Camp HERO

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The Roanoke Lions Club donated $300 to Camp HERO on June 3 at the Roanoke Public Library. Pictured are (from left) Chris Newton, sheriff, Huntington County Sheriff’s Department; Larry Elliott, member, Roanoke Lions; Chad Hammel, chief deputy, Sheriff’s Department; and Harold Mallo, member, Roanoke Lions.

Schwob is HU Staff Member of Year pick

Huntington University President Sherilyn Emberton (left) presents Director of Development Kay Schwob with the school’s staff member of the year award.
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Kay Schwob, the director of development at Huntington University, has been named the 2019 Huntington University Staff Member of the Year.

Schwob is well known in the Huntington community for her activity as a Rotarian, her dedication as a member of Tri Kappa and for her involvement with Love INC.

“Kay is a true example of what it means to be a Forester,” said Stephen Weingart, vice president for university advancement. “She excels at everything she tackles. She played a major role in helping me get up to speed and learn what it means to be a Forester.”

Jameses win June honor for Norwood top yard

The winner of the Norwood Homeowner Association June Yard of the Month is Mike and Denise James, who reside at 4450N-622W.

udging of the yards was provided by the Huntington County Master Gardeners.

Fine day for a market

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Glenda Giggy (left), proprietor of Glenda’s Goodies, chats with Pat and Francis Jones at her booth, set up at the Huntington Farmers Market on Wednesday, June 12. The market, which is located on Jefferson Street between Market and Franklin streets downtown, will be open Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. through September.

SS. Peter and Paul to end 175th with events

SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Huntington, will conclude a year-long celebration of its 175th anniversary with several events later this month, including a celebration concert on Sunday, June 23, that will offer the public not only an afternoon of music but also a chance to see the newly redecorated church interior.

The concert begins at 2 p.m. at the church, located at 860 Cherry St. It will feature the church’s Van Dinter tracker pipe organ, a grand piano recently donated by a parishioner, the church choir, vocal ensembles and soloists, flute, trumpet and violin.

Exec session for school board set for tonight

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will hold an executive session tonight, Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington County Community Learning Center, 2201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a job performance evaluation of individual employees. This subdivision does not apply to a discussion of the salary, compensation or benefits of employees during a budget process.

Fuller, Stanley earn scholarships from Souder Education Fund

Baylee Fuller (left), a Wayne High School graduate, and Crosley Stanley, a Huntington North High School graduate, are the recipients of the United Methodist Memorial Home scholarships from the Souder Memorial Education Fund.
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The United Methodist Memorial Home (Heritage Pointe Communities) has announced that Baylee Fuller and Crosley Stanley have been awarded scholarships from the Souder Memorial Education Fund.

Fuller is a 2019 Wayne High School graduate. She will attend Bethel College to pursue a degree in sports management. She volunteers in activities at Heritage Pointe of Huntington and is the daughter of Brad Fuller, the activities director at that facility.

Large donation

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Brian Steffen (left) and Allen Steffen, of the Monument Center in Bluffton, straighten out a columbarium on its base that is being hoisted by Doc’s Crane & Rigging on Tuesday afternoon at Markle Cemetery. The 6,500-pound marble structure, which will hold the urns and cremains of various deceased people, was donated to the cemetery by Elsa Caley. Caley’s late husband, Don, has the first spot in the structure, which has doors that were attached when the structure was settled, and Mrs. Caley has one as well. The other 46 slots are open for purchase.

UMMH Board of Trustees honors Souder for her 55 years of service

Rev. James D. Jones (left), president of the United Methodist Memorial Home Board of Trustees, pays homage to Barbara A. Souder, RN, for her 55 years of service to the organization.
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The United Methodist Memorial Home Board of Trustees recognized Barbara A. Souder on June 6 for her 55 years of service to the organization.

Souder is licensed as a registered nurse and has held various administrative leadership roles throughout her career. She has the longest tenure as an RN in the corporation.

Rev. James D. Jones, president of the Board of Trustees, presented a Resolution of Appreciation and plaque to Souder during the employee recognition program. She received a standing ovation from those in attendance.

Red Cross sets blood drives, trying to up awareness

The American Red Cross has launched the Missing Types campaign to raise awareness for lifesaving blood donations and urge the public to make an appointment to give blood or platelets this summer.

During the campaign, the letters A, B and O – the letters that make up the main blood groups – are disappearing from major brand logos, social media pages, signs and websites to draw attention to the critical importance of blood donations of all types.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities in Huntington County are:

Huntington libraries to host pair of ‘Try It Together’ craft sessions

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will host two Try It Together” craft sessions this summer at both the Huntington library and the Markle library.

The goal of the Try It Together series is to bring adults together to create art projects with other members in the community. The first session will be held Monday, June 17, at 6 p.m. at the Markle library and Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m. at the Huntington library. Those who attend will get to try their hand at painting a galaxy using fun paint techniques.