Another use for corn

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Who needs a sand box when you have a box of corn to play in? These youngsters at the "Breakfast on the Farm" on Saturday morning at the Beekman Farm in northern Huntington County don't seem to notice the difference. The free event gave the public a chance to observe how a working dairy farm operates and included a breakfast, tours and several family-friendly activities.

O' Sister, Brother headlines second Music in the City

Photo by Scott Trauner.

O Sister, Brother owns the stage in downtown Huntington during the second Music in the City concert of the season on Friday, June 7. The band hails from Huntington, and is made up of from left) Bennett Spickelmier, Kyle Jackson and Tyler Gault. The Downtown Business Association hosts the series, which is sponsored by The Party Shop, the City of Huntington, Purviance House Bed and Breakfast and Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group.

Friday Night Street Fair kicks off

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Adam Strack, of Fort Wayne, entertains the crowd Friday night, June 7, in downtown Roanoke during the first Friday Night Street Fair of the season.

Huntington North sends 311 new graduates into the world

Julia Crist (right), a senior at Huntington North High School, shakes hands with Matt Roth, president of the Board of School Trustees, before accepting her diploma during the school’s Class of 2019 graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 2, in North Arena.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School Class of 2019 graduated during the school’s 53rd comment ceremony on Sunday, June 2, in North Arena.

A total of 311 impending graduates were greeted by Senior Class Vice President Karli Cannici. Salutatorian Crosley Stanley gave the address of welcome, after which Senior Class Treasurer Emma Bickel presented the class gift to Principal Dr. Russ Degitz.

Invite public to photo event at Sunken Gardens

A local amateur photographer is inviting community members to put on their best flapper dresses, crank up the Model T and bring a picnic lunch to an event Sunday, June 9, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Huntington’s scenic Sunken Gardens, located inside Memorial Park.

Pam Burris calls it “Sunken Gardens Time Warp – a Throwback to the1920s.” She says the party and photo shoot is an extended version of one that she and her friends have every year.

VA to host town hall meet in NM

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Indianapolis Regional Office, the Northern Indiana Health Care System and the National Cemetery Administration invite veterans, their families and survivors to participate in a town hall meeting on Saturday, June 8, at noon at the Manchester Jr.-Sr. High School cafeteria, One Squire Drive, North Manchester.

RMS names AY perfect attendance

Riverview Middle School has announced the following students who have achieved perfect attendance all year of the 2018-2019 school year.

Sixth Grade
Evan Garrison, Brayden Kinsey, Kaylee Krumanaker, Cameron Moore, Cole Rains, Maddyson Rakoczy, Lillian Schoppman, Marissa Trout, Maleah Warpup and Griffin Zahm.

Seventh Grade
Brenna Bowers, Xavier Carl, Dalton Davis, Kinlee Landrum, Kahlen Lows, Kyleigh Nall, Ava Poulson, Shaylyn Suchcicki and Vincent Tome.

Senior Walk

Photo by Steve Clark.

Kristina Parker (left) and Kalee Pressler (right), graduating seniors from Huntington North High School, react to the congratulatory cheers of students at Horace Mann Elementary School, in Huntington, during the Huntington North Senior Walk on Thursday, May 30. The Senior Walk saw Huntington North seniors return to their elementary schools, where they processed through the buildings and received congratulations on graduating from students and staff.

HCCSC teacher Paff to receive honor in New York

Huntington County Community School Corporation teacher Jeanne Paff will receive an award June 15 in New York for her role in spearheading the construction of a clean water well in Burkina Faso, West Africa.

In 2018, Paff worked with other teachers and students from Lancaster Elementary School to raise money to build a new well and refurbish two others. Huntington families, churches and businesses supported the project generously.

The Hope Award will be presented by the Georgie Badiel Foundation at the Burkina Faso Water Day Gala in East Hampton, NY.

Final Friday

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Singer Greg Rhodes, from Yorktown, performs during Warren’s outdoor concert series, Final Friday, on Friday night, May 31, at Riverside Park, in Warren.

Three earn HCCF Breiner Family USF scholarships

(From left) Amara Eckert, Jessica Henline and Andrew Nash.
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces Amara Eckert, Jessica Henline and Andrew Nash, all graduating seniors from Huntington North High School and rising freshmen at the University of Saint Francis, as recipients of 2019 Breiner Family University of Saint Francis Scholarships totaling $1,000 each.

Eckert will major in biology with a minor in business with a career goal of being a physician assistant. She will also play for the USF women’s golf team. She is the daughter of Heather and Matt Eckert, of Andrews.

Roanoke’s Friday Night Street Fair starts Friday

Adam Strack will be providing the entertainment for the first Friday Night Street Fair of the season in Roanoke, set for Friday, June 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. downtown.
TAB file photo.

The first Friday Night Street Fair of the summer in Roanoke is set for Friday, June 7.

The family-friendly event will be held on Main Street in downtown Roanoke from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The theme of the fair will be “Art Night.” Children will have opportunities to create rock art, draw with chalk on the sidewalk and more.

Food will be available for purchase from Joseph Decuis, Roanoke Village Inn and Moose & Mollie’s.

The fair’s musical guest will be Adam Strack.

To accommodate fair attendees, shops in Roanoke will be open until 9 p.m.

Relay for Life Week

Photo by Steve Clark.

Mayor Brooks Fetters (third from left) signed a proclamation on Monday, June 3, designating June 3 through June 8 as Relay for Life Week in Huntington. On Saturday, June 8, Relay for Life, a fund-raising event held in honor of cancer survivors and in remembrance of cancer victims, will be held at Kriegbaum Field, in Huntington, from noon to midnight. Also pictured are Mark and Vickie Kiefer (first and second from left, respectively), event leads, and Diane Brumbaugh, the event’s social media and marketing coordinator.

Trine names pres. list

Nine area students from Trine University’s main campus were named to the president’s list for the spring 2019 term.

They are:
• Caleigh Burkley, of Huntington, majoring in exercise science-pre phys therapy 3+3.

• Mackenzi Cannici, of Huntington, majoring in health and physical education.

• Danielle Korporal, of Huntington, majoring in design engineering technology.

• Mathew Neely, of Huntington, majoring in exercise science-PT interest.

• Jacob Foster, of Roanoke, majoring in exercise science.

Edible race car

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Roanoke Elementary School fifth-graders (from left) Candin Smith, Ben Roth and Chloe Horne pose with a race car they built out of food items. Working as teams, students designed edible race cars, then tested their performance on a race track.