Crestview announces honor roll students for second of year

Crestview Middle Sch-ool has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.

All A’s

Sixth grade

Morgan Betterly, Elizabeth Colclesser, Olivia Craig, Ava Deming, Delaney Dorsett, Dylan Dunnuck, Madison Ehler, Emma Eller, Gloria Friesen, Abigail Grube, Henry Landrigan, Lucas Lehman, Micah Lenn, Megan Lickey, Bram McCracken, Zachary Nash, Cameron Oswald and Mya Plemons.

Birthday books

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Catholic School students with January birthdays celebrated by donating books to the school library. Those students are (from left) Jacob Stetzel, eighth grade, and Josephine Kline, fourth grade. The school recognized the students on Friday, Jan. 26, during an all-school liturgy at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Andrews Elementary honors 2Q perfect attendance

Andrews Elementary School has honored students who achieved perfect attendance during the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year.

They are:

Isaac Beeching, Addalyn Boardman, Nevaeh Bowling, Delanie Bruch, Damion Bryant, Natalie Caley, Annika Carpenter, Jacob Chaney, Owen Cole, Bailey Davis, Ethan Decker, Melanii Dials, Broderick Downey, Jacklyn Ellet, Jackson Ellet, Justin Elwell, Drake Fagan, Makayla Fairchild, Graden Fields and Hudson Follis.

Salamonie spellers

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The Salamonie School fifth graders competed in the school’s spelling bee and after more than 20 rounds of competition, Javin Gray (right) was declared Salamonie’s spelling bee champion. Brenna Cady (left) was the runner-up. Gray will represent Salamonie in the Huntington County Spelling Bee on Feb. 5 at Huntington University. 

Problem solvers extraordinaire

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Roanoke Elementary School’s teachers recently honored students who demonstrated the Lifeskill of problem solving.

Relay for Life kick-off meeting set for Feb. 8

Relay for Life of Huntington County will host its 2018 kick-off meeting on Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m.

The event will take place at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd., in Huntington.

The public is invited to attend this meeting so people can learn how they can be involved in this year’s Relay for Life, to be held on Saturday, June 9, from noon until midnight at Kriegbaum Field.

Business of the month

Photo by Steve Clark.

Mettler Insurance Agency, in Huntington, was named Business of the Month for February by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Jan. 29.

Pathfinder Services staffers attend training from NeighborWorks

Staff members of Pathfinder Services recently attended the NeighborWorks Training Institute offered by NeighborWorks America in Washington, DC.

The main symposium of the training was Pathways Out of Poverty: Investing in Independence, Keeping the Pathways Open.

Over the course of the symposium, several themes were explored related to the premise that strong local community developers play a critical role in keeping these pathways out of poverty open and equitably accessible to the communities and individuals who need them.

Recognized for effort

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Huntington Catholic School presents monthly “Spirit Awards” to students from each class who display Christ-like behavior. Effort was one of the virtues chosen for the month of January and winners were (front row from left) Xaver Tinoco, third grade; Alivia Baermann, second grade; Ethan Fowerbaugh, first grade; and Carter Myers, kindergarten; and (back row from left) Evan Linker, eighth grade; Dominic Bryant, seventh grade; Adam Holzinger, sixth grade; Justin Teusch, fifth grade; and Indigo Stepler, fourth grade. Winners were announced on Friday, Jan.

Trinity offers free lunch on Saturday

Trinity United Methodist Church invites the community to its next free lunches, set for Saturday, Feb. 3, and Saturday, March 3, at the church.

Lunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on both dates.

All are welcome to attend.

The church is located at 530 Guilford St., on the corner of Market and Guilford streets in Huntington.

Upland man donates $1 million to HU for Haupert Institute for Ag Studies

Dr. Sherilyn Emberton (left), president of Huntington University, stands with Leland E. Boren, CEO of Avis Industrial Corporation, following the announcement that Boren donated $1 million to support HU’s Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies and other university initiatives.
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Huntington University announced it has received a $1 million gift from Leland E. Boren of Upland.

The gift will support continued academic program growth in the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies and other initiatives described in Faith Forward 2022, HU’s strategic plan.

Groves earns YSB’s Steven L. Bailey Award

Huntington County Circuit Court Judge Jamie Groves (left) holds the 2017 Steven L. Bailey Award, presented to him by Huntington County Youth Services Bureau Board Member Adam Fusselman (right) Thursday, Jan. 25, at the organization’s annual dinner.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

It was a visibly moved Jamie Groves who made his way to the podium to accept the 2017 Steven L. Bailey award, presented for the 19th year at the annual Huntington County Youth Services Bureau annual dinner on Thursday, Jan. 25.

Honor to Reed

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Rick Reed, (left), an assistant principal at both Flint Springs Elementary School and Lincoln Elementary School, was honored by Youth Services Bureau Executive Director Jan Williams with a Friend of Youth Award at the YSB annual dinner on Thursday night, Jan. 25.

Youth mentor

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Herb Scott (left), a Huntington County businessman, was honored by Youth Services Bureau Executive Director Jan Williams with one of three Friend of Youth Awards at the YSB annual dinner on Thursday night, Jan. 25.

Huntington County women are eligible for Sayre Scholarship

The Country Women’s Council USA (CWC) offers the Ruth B. Sayre Memorial Scholarship for the purpose of fostering educational development for women.

YSB honor

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jan Hildebrand (right), a Huntington County Commmunity School Corporation teacher, was honored by Youth Services Bureau Executive Director Jan Williams with a Friend of Youth Award at the YSB annual dinner on Thursday night, Jan. 25.

Teens can learn how to make edible slime at two libraries

Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to learn how to make edible slime at two workshops slated for Thursday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. at the Markle Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library, and Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Huntington branch.

Teens can have fun making slime recipes and experimenting with flavors and textures, but should wear old clothes because things will get messy.

No registration is required and these workshops are free.

Active recognition

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

In recognition of National Activity Week, Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (far right) visited Oakbrook Village on Wednesday, Jan. 24, and proclaimed the day as National Activity Day. He also signed certificates that honor the nursing facility’s activities assistant, Lyrissa Williams (back row, at left) and Activities Director Susan Pinkerton (back row, at right). Also celebrating the occasion is Oakbrook Village’s administrator, Shane McVoy (front row at left).

Stuffing an animal

Photo by Scott Trauner.

While his daughter, Wyatt, takes a break in the background, Thaddeus Berry works putting stuffing into a bear at a stuffed animal workshop at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington-City Township Public Library on Wednesday night.

Several from Huntington County earn Luers scholarships

Bishop Luers High School has announced the results of the 23rd annual Henry-Keefer Scholarship Exam for the Class of 2022.

The following students placed and qualify for a scholarship:

• First, Celia Eyrich, St. John the Baptist School, Fort Wayne.

• Second, Laura Hartmus, Huntington Catholic School, Huntington.

• Third, Donaldo Carrillo, St. John the Baptist, Fort Wayne.

• Third, Jane Schroeder, St. Aloysius School, Yoder.

• Fifth, Nicholas Andersen, St. John the Baptist School, Fort Wayne.

Bridge maintenance to start in county

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that bridge maintenance is planned on two Huntington County bridges beginning on or after today, Monday, Jan. 29, weather permitting.

During daytime hours, motorists may experience shoulder closures and alternating lane closures with a temporary traffic signal to alternate vehicles over the single-lane bridge in the following locations:

• Ind.-124 over the Salamonie River, between C.R. 350W and C.R. 300W beginning Monday, Jan. 29, weather permitting.

Lions donate to fire department

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The Roanoke Lions Club recently made a donation to the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Brian Bogner and Ryan Carroll, both RVFD; Caleb Wilcoxson, presenting the check on behalf of the Roanoke Lions Club; and Layne Neal, RVFD.

Nieman is champion of Flint Springs Spelling Bee

Izabella Nieman
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Izabella Nieman is the winner of the Flint Springs Spelling Bee. The winning word was “commendable.” She will represent Flint Springs in the Huntington County Spelling Bee on Feb. 5.

Nieman is the daughter of Lindsey Nieman and Zach Brannan. She is a student in John Stoffel’s fifth-grade class.

The runner-up was Caleb Kauffman, who will serve as the alternate. He is the son of Chris and Angela Kauffman.

Viking Express starts free magazine exchange

Viking Express Gas and Convenience Store co-owners Mason Hollinger (left) and Rob Hollinger bookened the magazine exchange rack the store now features. People can trade a magazine they own for one on the rack free of charge, or pay a nominal fee without a trade, with that money being donated to a community organization.
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Viking Express Gas and Convenience Store has started a free magazine exchange in the front of its store at 2090 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Viking Express co-owner Rob Hollinger notes the concept is simple: anyone who brings in a magazine can pick out one already on the exchange rack for free.

Someone who does not want to exchange a magazine but would like one from the rack can purchase one for a nominal fee—with that money being contributed to a community organization, Hollinger says.

Huntington County Swine Boosters set Feb. 6 meet

The Huntington County Swine Boosters will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex Conference Room.

The discussion items include property improvements and the 2018 Huntington County swine open shows.

For more information, about the Swine Boosters contact Purdue Extension – Huntington County Office, 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington by calling 358-4826.

Red Cross holding blood drive on Jan. 29

The American Red Cross is holding a blood donation event today, Monday, Jan. 29, at Parkview Huntington Hospital from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To make an appointment to give blood or platelets, download the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Trouble brewing

Photo by Steve Clark.

Members of Huntington North High School’s Masque and Gavel Drama Club (from left), Katie Bickel, Carrie Runyan, Corynn Keller and Anna Pence, are in character as witches as they perform a scene from the club’s winter play, “Just Another High School Play,” in the school’s auditorium on Tuesday, Jan. 23. The family-friendly play will be performed on Thursday, Feb. 1, and Friday, Feb. 2, in the Huntington North Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Master Gardeners to host public forum

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will hold a public forum on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at in the Huntington City-Township Public Library Conference Room, located at 255 W. Park Drive in Huntington. 

Ricky Kemery, retired Purdue Extension ag and natural resource educator, will be presenting on “Gardening Potpourri.”  Kemery will share horticultural tips and discuss techniques for growing plants in gardens and landscapes.

Reservations can be made by calling the Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office, 1340 S. Jefferson St., at 358-4826.

Extension to offer childcare, preschool training

Purdue Extension will offer a training for childcare and preschool providers on March 5 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on topics that will enlighten and entertain the staff and children at their facilities.

Purdue Extension educators will present a workshop from the “I am Moving I am Learning” curriculum.

This research-based program will allow participants to earn two hours of education towards their Paths to Quality certification.

Programs focus on school readiness, increasing activity and movement, child development and healthy eating.

Crestwoods hails 6 years with new show

Crestwoods Gallery, in Roanoke, is celebrating six years with the show “Eagle Marsh, Day and Night” by Tom Keesee.

The show’s opening reception will be Saturday, Feb. 10, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The show runs through March 31.

Crestwoods Gallery is located at 314 N. Main St., Roanoke.