BMV to close for July 4 holiday

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) has announced the majority of BMV branches will be closed Saturday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Branches with a Monday through Friday schedule or a Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the holiday. All satellite branches and branches with a standard Tuesday through Saturday schedule are closed July 4.

Branches will resume regularly scheduled business hours on Monday, July 6.

Pierson earns BS in nursing

Samantha Jo Pierson, of Andrews, was among 288 University of Kokomo students who earned degrees this past May.

Pierson earned a bachelor of science in nursing.

Four earn PHH Spirit of Service scholarships

(From left) Joshua Zahm, Victoria Keiffer and Rebecca Allen.
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Four students majoring in healthcare-related college studies are the recipients of Parkview Huntington Spirit of Service scholarships for 2020.

The scholarships, for $1,500 each, have been awarded to Huntington residents Nan Hammel and Joshua Zahm, as well as to Victoria Keiffer, of Andrews and Rebecca Allen, a Huntington University student from Mattawan, MI.

Thompson is new director of By the Book

Stephanie Thompson
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Stephanie Thompson is set to become the new director of By the Book, a religious education program sponsored by the Associated Churches of Huntington County.

Thompson’s term as director will begin July 1.

Thompson has taught By the Book classes for 10 years, doing so at Andrews, Horace Mann, Lincoln and Lancaster elementary schools.

She also manages the program’s Facebook page.

By the Book offers religious education to local third and fourth-grade students, with a signed permission slip by their adults.

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Historical society extends art deadline to Sept. 1

The Huntington County Historical Society (HCHS) has extended its deadline for receiving artists’ paintings of the Huntington County Courthouse to Sept. 1.

HCHS, on behalf of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) Courthouse Art Project, is sponsoring the contest to select an original work of art depicting the Huntington County Courthouse.

The artwork will appear in ISBA’s booklet “County Courthouses of Indiana,” along with printed information about the courthouse. A grand prize of $250 will be awarded to the winner, courtesy of the Huntington County Bar Association.

YSB ‘Tools For School’ program now underway

The Youth Service Bureau’s “Tools For School” school supplies program is underway.

The program began in 1994 to help ensure the students in Huntington County had the school supplies they needed to begin the school year.

The agency is seeking community support in meeting the needs of Huntington County. Groups and individuals are asked to collect school items and donate them to the Youth Services Bureau. Monetary donations are also extremely appreciated.

4 locals earn dean’s list at Cedarville University

Cedarville University recently released its spring 2020 dean’s honor list, which includes four Huntington County residents.

Isaac Albright, of Huntington; Andrew Lund, of Markle; and Micah Gerber and Rachel Moore, both of Roanoke, were named to the list.

This recognition required the students to maintain a 3.75 GPA for the semester while taking a minimum of 12 credit hours.

Cedarville University is located in southwest Ohio.

Puppet guy

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Stevens Puppets, of Middlebury, provided the entertainment on Wednesday, June 24, at the Knight Bergman Center as part of the Warren Public Library Summer Reading Program. Bob Walls entertains those assembled before going behind the curtain to handle the marionettes.

Charity Baptist Church set to host Creation Camp for youth on Aug. 1

Charity Baptist Church will host a Creation Camp for children and teenagers on Saturday, Aug. 1.

The camp starts at 9 a.m. and concludes at noon. While emphasizing Biblical creation, each participant will build and launch a small model rocket, weather permitting. The camp will include snacks and games.

Participants must pre-register by calling 356-3573 or 388-4078.

Charity Baptist Church is located by Lake Clare and the Fitness Park at the intersection of Broadway and Old U.S.-24.

PHH urges public not to delay treatment

Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) wants area residents to know that the hospital has resumed many services and is ready to assist patients with their healthcare needs, whether related to emergencies, chronic conditions, CO-VID-19 or other situations.

“The pandemic has led some people to delay seeking care that they really need,” said Juli Johnson, president, PHH, “and that can end up being detrimental to their health. Our physicians and hospital departments are here for them. We encourage them to see us for diagnostic testing, surgeries and other important care.”

Wilcox earns DL at Miami

Danielle Wilcox was named to the dean's list at Miami University for the 2019-20 spring semester.

Wilcox, from Roanoke, is majoring in public health, premedical studies.

Miami University students who are ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within their division for second semester 2019-2020 have been named to the dean's list recognizing academic performance.

Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, OH.

‘Beauty and the Beast’

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Marionettes operated by Bob Walls entertained youth at the Knight Bergman Center on Wednesday afternoon, June 24, as part of the Warren Public Library Summer Reading Program. The marionettes performed “Beauty and the Beast.”

Huntington University graduate Funkhouser makes history again

Bailey Funkhouser

ååHuntington University graduate Bailey Funk-houser, Class of 2020, was part of the inaugural class of the first accredited occupational therapy assistant (OTA) bachelor’s degree program in the nation.

Now, she is making history again as the first OTA bachelor’s degree graduate to pass her National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) examinations.

Passing the NBCOT exams is required to practice occupational therapy, and an applicant can only sit for the 200-question exam if they graduate from an accredited program.  

Lifeguard class

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Naomi Richison (left) and Kennedy Reed work to get Jamison Heyde out of the pool during a lifeguard class at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Tuesday afternoon, June 23.

Learning at lunchtime

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Tom Harris (center), action coach and president of Harris HR Group, schools a group at the Huntington Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch ’n Learn session held Friday, June 19, at Faith Community Church. Harris’ lecture was on “Survive and Thrive!” outlining steps businesses need to get through the coronavirus economic crisis.