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Doing it the Husky Way


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The following students at Horace Mann Elementary School, in Huntington, received the Husky Way Award during the second quarter of the school year.

Huntington Chiropractic sponsors Love f-raiser

Huntington Chiropractic Center is sponsoring its annual fund-raiser for Love In the Name of Christ, offering services in return for a donation to Love INC. Pictured are (from left) Dr. Stephen Geders, Lisa Lauer, April Wilfong and Cindy Geders. This year they are collecting cleaning and personal care (non-food) supplies for the pantry’s supplies closet from Feb. 14 through Feb. 22. To make an appointment, call Huntington Chiropractic Center at 356-1212.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington Chiropractic Center is sponsoring a fund-raiser called “Spread the Love for Love INC Day,” to benefit Love In the Name of Christ, and is inviting patients to receive services in exchange for donations of non-food items.

The center offers new patients a consultation with the doctor, an orthopedic/neurological exam, computerized tests and a written report of findings for a minimum donation of cleaning and personal care items to help fill Love INC’s food pantry supply closet.

Gilpin earns dean’s list accolade at Mount St. Joseph University

Megan Gilpin, of Roanoke, has been named to Mount St. Joseph University’s fall 2018 dean’s list. Gilpin is a student in the field of biology.

To qualify for the dean’s list, an undergraduate student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or higher while enrolled in six hours or more of course work for a letter grade (excluding pass/fail courses).
Gilpin was among the 35 percent of undergraduate students named to the university’s fall 2018 dean’s list.

A Catholic institution, Mount St. Joseph University is located in Cincinnati, OH.

Cold temperatures moved trash collection day to this Saturday, Feb. 2

The trash collection contractor for the City of Huntington, Advanced Disposal Services, has announced that due to extreme cold temperatures the trash routes in the City of Huntington that were to be done Wednesday, Jan. 30, and Thursday, Jan. 31, will be done on Saturday, Feb. 2. 

The route for Friday, Feb. 1, will not change.

The change is being made in consideration of the safety of the collection crews and the citizens, city officials announced.

Recyclables pick-up day moves one day

Republic Services, which picks up recyclables in Huntington, closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30, due to low temperatures.

As a result of the closure, recycling pickups will be delayed one day. Wednesday pickups will occur Thursday, Jan. 31; Thursday pickups will occur Friday, Feb. 1; and Friday pickups will occur Saturday, Feb. 2.

New sheriff deputy


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Brock Woodward (right) takes the oath of office for the first time Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Huntington County Courthouse. Administering the oath is Huntington Superior Court Judge Jennifer Newton (left), as Woodward’s wife, Danielle, holds the Bible.

Committee seeking HNHS Post-Prom funds

The Huntington North Post-Prom Committee is seeking donations to support the Huntington North Post-Prom.

The committee is run by parents of senior students at Huntington North. The Post-Prom is intended to be a fun, safe event for Huntington North students to attend after the school’s prom concludes.

The committee’s goal is to raise $8,000. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to donate. Donations should be sent to Post- Prom 2019, PO Box 582, Huntington, IN 46750.

Youth Services Bureau acknowledges ‘village’ of individuals

Youth Services Bureau Executive Director Jan Williams (left) presents the 2019 Steven L. Bailey Award to Carla MacDonald (center) and Rev. Steven McPeek, of Trinity United Methodist Church, for their efforts in facilitating the agency’s ROCK (Raising Our Children’s Kids) program. The award was presented during YSB’s annual dinner on Thursday, Jan. 24.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County acknowledged a “village” of individuals during its annual dinner Thursday, Jan. 24, who have contributed to the agency in supporting the youth of the community.

Keeping things rolling along


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Huntington County Commissioners, members of the Huntington Courthouse security staff and officials of local manufacturer Shuttleworth celebrate the donation and installation of a new conveyor belt at the check-in station located at the main entry of the courthouse on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Dream Center to host annual dinner auction

The Indiana Dream Center will host its ninth-annual dinner auction at the PAL Club, in Huntington, on March 16.

This year’s theme, “Keep Hope Alive,” will bring stories of transformation through the testimonies of seven graduates of the one-year discipleship program. 

Longtime Fort Wayne broadcaster Linda Jackson will be the event’s special guest and emcee.

There will be silent and live auctions at the event.

Salamonie Preschool nature program Feb. 13

The Salamonie Pre-school’s “We Love Nature!” program will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13.

The class will be offered from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. as well as from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including music, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related the-me.

Locals a mong regional singers in song festival

This February, hundreds of students from the region will gather as part of the Indiana Music Education Association’s 30th annual Circle the State with Song festival.

The concert will start at 3:30 p.m. at the Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market St., Wabash; it is open to the public. Admission is charged and tickets are available at the door, or will be available online at circlethestate.imeamusic.org/tickets.

WIC still providing services despite govt. shutdown

The Indiana Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program is providing services as usual during the federal government shutdown and has funding to support benefits through March. Clients are not currently experiencing any changes to their benefits because of the shutdown.

Indiana WIC will continue to work with federal and state partners to make plans should the shutdown extend past March and will provide additional updates as needed.

Oakbrook thanks activities staff


Photo by Steve Clark.

Susan Pinkerton (right), Oakbrook Village’s activities director, and Larissa Williams (center), Oakbrook’s activities assistant, display plaques of appreciation and gift cards they received from the Senior living facility’s marketing director, Sheema Gouvan, at a Hawaiian-themed party at the facility on Thursday, Jan. 24. Gouvan surprised Pinkerton and Williams with the celebration, which she held in honor of it being National Activity Professionals Week.

Drayer gets Findlay scholarship

Kaitlyn Drayer, of Warren, has been awarded the Richard L. Bundy Sr. ‘59, Geneva J. (Keck) Bundy ‘44 and Melissa M. (Bundy) Crowl ‘01 Scholarship Endowment Fund. The University of Findlay-endowed scholarship was awarded for the 2018-19 academic year.

The University of Findlay is located in Findlay, OH.

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