Next Gen scholarships to local pair

Four students in Huntington and Wells counties planning to pursue a career in education were selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington).

Leonard, who supported legislation creating this scholarship program, said the scholarship is awarded to top-performing students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years. Recipients will receive $7,500 per year for up to four years to obtain a teaching license.

Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education students recognized

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The employers of the Huntington North High School Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education (ICE) program students were recognized Thursday evening, May 3. The students have worked more than 17,000 hours throughout the school year under the mentorship of several Huntington County businesses.

First Federal announces 3 promotions, addition of intern

(From left) Brandi Krumanaker, Stacia Bollinger, Amanda Stroup and Ignacio Poncio.
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First Federal Savings Bank recently announced the promotions of three employees and an addition of an intern.

Brandi Krumanaker has recently been assigned to insurance escrow clerk position at the downtown office on North Jefferson Street.  She worked at First Federal Savings Bank for 15 years previously and returned in February 2016.  She has held various positions in the organization.

She is a lifelong resident of Huntington County and recently joined the board for McKenzie’s Hope.

‘Jacobs’ to recount elephant run at historical meet

Michael Beauchamp as Capt. Terrell M. Jacobs.
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Michael Beauchamp, of Wabash, as Capt. Terrell M. Jacobs, will recount the tale of an elephant run amuck over two counties at the May program offered by the Huntington County Historical Society on Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m., at the historical museum.  

Strange events transpired beginning Nov. 11, 1942, when the Great American Circus visited Wabash for the last performance the company would ever present.  

The escape of Modoc, a 5-year old Burmese elephant, created such havoc that newspaper headlines across America featured accounts of the escaped pachyderm.

Warren farmers’ market starts tonight, Thursday in downtown

Downtown Warren will be transformed into the Warren “Downtown Market Place,” a farmer’s market and craft/art vendor event on Thursday evenings starting tonight, May 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting.

The market will be located in the 100 block of South Main Street, next to the new Downtown Warren Event Park.

Baccalaureate for HNHS seniors set for May 20

A Baccalaureate service held in honor of Huntington North High School 2018 graduates will be held Sunday, May 20, at the high school auditorium.

A musical prelude begins at 6:45 p.m. and the processional will begin at 7 p.m. Participating seniors should arrive by 6:30 p.m.

Josh Kessler will give the address, and senior class members will provide reflections and music. Light refreshments will be served following the celebration.

Participation in the service is voluntary.

LaFontaine Arts Council hails five from HNHS

Five students have been named LaFontaine Artists of the Month from Huntington North High School. They are (front row from left) Gillian Lintz, theater; Angus Jones, theater; Jarod Lewis, band; Zachary Lippe, band; and Danielle Korporal, art. The teachers who nominated them are (back row from left) Ruth Reed, theater; Michael Petek, band; Kenny Butler and Jonathan Harrigan, art.
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Five Huntington North High School students were tapped as the LaFontaine Arts Council’s artists of the month for April, recognizing their excellence in their respective art.

They are Angus Jones, theater; Danielle Korporal, art; Jarod Lewis, band; Gillian Lintz, theater; and Zachary Lippe, band.

Jones is the son of Randy and Dawn Jones.

One-woman play at OLVM

Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters will host the one-woman play, “Joan Chittister: Her Story, My Story, Our Story” on Friday, July 20, in the OLV Chapel on the Victory Noll campus.

Actress and playwright Teri Bays will present the performance, based on the life and work of Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister, an advocate of peace, justice and equality.

May crowning

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Huntington Catholic School first-grader Evalyn Dolby arranges flowers around a statue of the Virgin Mary during the school’s May crowning ceremony on Friday, May 4, at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Huntington. The May crowning, which features flowers and the placing of a flower crown on Virgin Mary icons, is a Catholic tradition celebrating the month of Mother’s Day and recognizing Mary as the mother of the church.

Niswander, York earn Optimist Youth Appreciation awards at Riverview MS

The Huntington Optimist Club 2018 Youth Appreciation Awards were presented to Riverview Middle School students Isabel Niswander and Jonathan York. Celebrating the occasion (from left) are Riverview Principal James Bragg, York, Niswander and Huntington Optimist Club President Paula Whiting.
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Two Riverview Middle School students, Isabel Niswander and Jonathan York, have been tapped to receive the Huntington Optimist Club’s 2018 Youth Appreciation Awards. The presentation was made April 19 during an Optimist Club meeting.

The Youth Appreciation Award is presented to two students from each of the Huntington County middle schools and three students from Huntington North High School who demonstrate outstanding dedication and service to their school, the community and its citizens.

Niswander is the daughter of Cynthia Niswander.

Pathfinder taking 20 applications for free preschool program

On My Way Pre-K at Pathfinder Kids Kampus is a program that allows the early education facility to provide free preschool to 4-year-old children for the 2018-19 school year.

Currently, Pathfinder Kids Kampus is accepting applications for 20 free preschool openings.

On My Way Pre-K is a free program for families who qualify. High-quality early childhood education provides opportunities for children to build their language skills, social and emotional skills, math concept awareness and more, laying a foundation for lifelong learning and success.

Applications being taken for Paul scholarships

Applications are being now accepted for the Steve & Peggy Paul Memorial Scholarships.

Application forms are available at L&S Transmissions, 1126 First St., Huntington, or from any member of Steve & Peggy Paul scholarship board.

Completed applications must be mailed to Tony Schmid at the address listed on the form no later than June 20.

Veterans’ groups finalize plans for Memorial Day program May 28

The Veterans Council of Huntington County and the Huntington County Veterans Service office have finalized plans for the 2018 Memorial Day program to be held on Monday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. at The Awakening Church, 235 Safari Trail, Huntington.

The memorial tribute will honor 89 veterans from Huntington County who died during 2017.

Members of VFW Post 2689 and American Legion posts 7, 85 and 160 will present the Post Everlasting Ceremony, a formal flag folding, a cannon salute and “Taps.”

Trinity concert for honor flight funds

Trinity United Meth-odist Church will host an afternoon concert Sunday, May 20, at 4 p.m. to benefit Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. The concert will feature selections from musicals and movies and patriotic songs.

The Trinity Handbell Ensemble and Chancel Choir, as well as several vocalists and instrumentalists, perform songs from Broadway, as well as songs of the 1940s and early 1950s and music by Debussy. New this year, the vocal ensemble Musiclectics, which gave the January 2018 Evensong concert at Trinity, is featured in the concert.

Master Gardeners to hold annual plant sale May 12 at fairgrounds

Huntington County Master Gardeners members Susan Miller (left) and Janice Alvey pot some plants to be sold by the group at its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Larry & Joyce Keiffer Family Living Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, 1631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.
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The Huntington County Master Gardeners will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Larry & Joyce Keiffer Family Living Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, 1631 E. Taylor St.

Up for sale will be perennials, shrubs, annuals, herbs, natives, trees, vegetables, seeds and hanging baskets.

All plants have been grown and donated by the Master Gardeners. Several are from the two gardens that Master Gardeners maintain at the Forks of the Wabash and at Salamonie Reservoir.