List Huntington County Senior Center events

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

Monday, Jan. 14
• 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, Jan. 15
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.
• January birthday celebration at Senior Center, 1:30 p.m.

State-of-the-art wound healing center opens at hospital

Parkview Huntington Hospital President Juli Johnson (center) prepares to cut the ribbon for the Parkview Huntington Hospital Center for Wound Healing at an event in December. Joining her to celebrate the opening are (from left) Todd Sider, MD, who will provide care at the center; Darlene Stanley, member, PHH Board of Directors; Susan Zahn, member, PHH Board of Directors; Amy Rosen, clinical program director for the center; John Nelson, member, PHH Board of Directors; Johnson; Ryan Warner, chair, PHH Board of Directors; James Edlund, medical director for the center; Doug Selig, vice president, Patient Care Services, PHH; Jeremy Nix, chair, Parkview Huntington Foundation Board of Directors; and Sonya Foraker, manager, Finance, PHH.
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On Dec. 18, the new Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) Center for Wound Healing officially opened its doors to patients. Now, Huntington County residents who have struggled with chronic, non-healing wounds have closer-to-home access to clinically proven, state-of-the-art treatments that can help their bodies heal.

The need for specialized wound care locally is significant, said Juli Johnson, president, PHH.

Retired teachers hear saxophone concert during Christmas lunch

The Huntington County Retired Teachers Association met Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Huntington University for the Christmas luncheon.

President Mary Vickrey welcomed members and guests. First-time attendees Mary Ann Hackler, Pam Hesting and Mark Buzzard were introduced. Gerald Moreland offered the invocation.

There were 72 members and guests in attendance. The group was entertained by the Huntington Club Saxophones, composed of Tom McElhaney and Chris Whitacre, members of HCTRA and Bridget Slossan, Barry Jamison and Jacque Jackson.

Cheese plant work continues

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Work continues on the organic cheese plant for the Golfo di Napoli Dairy just outside of Warren recently. The plant will be owned and operated by a team of fourth-generation cheese producers from Italy.

Several from area earn Trine president’s list

Students from Trine University’s main campus were named to the president’s list for the fall 2018 term.

Area students named to the president’s list included:

• Drew Bradford, of Huntington, majoring in management.

• Caleigh Burkley, of Huntington, majoring in exercise science-pre physical therapy.

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

• Allie Curdes, of Roanoke, majoring in criminal justice.

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

Huntington County Chamber invites public to Huntington Night at Komets

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce invites the public to attend Huntington Night at the Fort Wayne Komets. The event will take place Feb. 15 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. The game begins at 8 p.m. The Komets will battle the Adirondack Thunder.

The Fort Wayne Komets have reserved tickets in sections 220 and 222 for individuals living in Huntington County. Select seats and purchase tickets by clicking groupmatics. events/event/huntingtoncommunity2 or contact Mitch Meinholz at 482-6812 or with any questions.

Huntington County Master Gardeners to hold two upcoming public forums

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will hold two public forums on Feb. 7 and March 6 at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library, in the conference room. 

On Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. Jason Kissel, executive director of ACRES Land Trust, will discuss preservation and care of natural areas.

On Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. Greg Leyes from Ginger Valley Garden Center in Granger will share a presentation on growing roses.

2 from county earn USI dean’s list for fall 2018

In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, the dean’s list has been released for the fall 2018 semester at the University of Southern Indiana.

Dr. Mohammed Kha-yum, provost, reported that 2,396 undergraduates were named to the dean’s list. Included in that list are Josi Barscz, of Huntington, and Austin R. Steele, of Markle.

Undergraduate students must achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average, on a 4.0 system, to be named to the dean’s list.

Beacon gives back some loan interest

To reward its member-owners for their loyalty and the solid operating results recognized in 2018, the Board of Directors of Beacon Credit Union returned $1,629,643.41 of loan interest back to member-owners who utilize Beacon Credit Union for their borrowing needs.

Five generations

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Five generations of the Lahr family were celebrated with the birth of baby Emma Adaline Beard, held by her mother, Chloe Lahr Beard (front row at right), of Huntington. They are joined by great-great grandmother Gay Burford (front row at left), of Muncie; and (back row from left) great-grandmother Beth Burford Lahr, of Huntington and grandfather Casey Lahr, of South Whitley.

City to host Community Dialogue meeting on mental health issues

The City of Huntington Prevention Task Force has planned an upcoming Community Dialogue titled “Let’s Talk About Mental Health” to take place on Monday, Jan. 14. The dialogue will be held at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 w. park Drive, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

RTL invites public to join in ad comemorating Roe v. Wade

Jan. 22 marks the 46th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion on demand.

Each year, Huntington County Right to Life commemorates this anniversary with a large newspaper ad containing the names of those who oppose the killing of the unborn.

The public is encouraged to show their support of the pro-life efforts in this area by including their names in this memorial ad. A minimum donation per name is requested to help defray the cost of the ad.

Community Harvest to begin Farm Wagon food pantry stop in Huntington on Feb. 6

Community Harvest Food Bank has announced a new Farm Wagon mobile pantry stop in Huntington, beginning Feb. 6. Thanks to $5,000 in startup funding from Ceres Solutions, with an additional $5,000 match from Land O’Lakes, the Farm Wagon program will soon begin distributing fresh produce and dairy to food-insecure families in Huntington.

Safety first

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Workers from Norfolk Southern Railway Co. test the warning lights at the crossing on Broadway near McFarland Street on Wednesday, Jan. 2. The location is one of the busiest railroad crossings in Huntington.

Huntington North graduation rate for 2018 improves to 95.43 percent, notes DOE report

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has released the 2018 state waiver graduation rate, and Huntington North High School saw continued improvement from previous years’ figures, with 95.43 percent of the Class of 2018’s 388 seniors graduating on time.

Huntington County Community School Corporation Superintendent Randy Harris expressed his satisfaction with the uptick in the graduation rate, saying the teachers at the high school do an outstanding job of making sure as many seniors as possible graduate on time.