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Summit Dental Group takes over Regan practice

Dr. Jeff Batesole runs Summit Dental Group Huntington, which was formerly the practice run by longtime Huntington dentist Dr. John E. Regan. In April, Batesole took over the practice, which is located at 650 Cherry St., Huntington.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington dentistry practice that was run by Dr. John E. Regan for many years is being continued by Dr. Jeff Batesole as Summit Dental Group Huntington.

Batesole took over the practice as its associate on April 30. After graduating from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 2014, Batesole participated in a residency program at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, in Indianapolis. He then worked in dentistry in Eugene, OR, before moving back to his native Fort Wayne to work at Summit Dental Group for two years, which led to the opportunity in Huntington.

Salamonie announces fourth quarter honor roll

Salamonie Elementary School has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.

All A’s
Fifth Grade
Jackson Barlow, Javin Gray, Kayda Newman, Joseph Shively, Haley Smith and Maleah Warpup.

Roanoke Elementary names its entire year honor roll students

Roanoke Elementary School has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the entire 2017-2018 school year.

All A’s
Fifth Grade
Benjamin Claghorn, Aubrie Cox, Josephine Fritcha, Lucy Fritz, Ava Geiger, Leah Hertel, Miles Leach, Scott May, Grace Michel, Aidan Milton, Elise Neher, Isaac Pflieger, Maxwell Robrock, Wyatt Taylor, Sydnee Wilson and Tyler Wise.

Roanoke Vintage & Handmade Market returns

Marcia Perry, of Claypool, checks out a pearl bead and leather handmade necklace at the Vintage & Handmade Market last year in downtown Roanoke. The event returns this year on Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street.
TAB file photo.

The Roanoke Vintage & Handmade Market returns Saturday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street downtown.

The thoroughfare will be closed to vehicular traffic, as vendors selling a variety of goods set up shop. Most feature unique, one-of-a-kind vintage and repurposed wares, including furniture and home décor, baby items, clothing and jewelry. Handmade goods include letterpress items.

Taking entries for Open Class exhibit at fair

Entries are now being accepted for the Open Class Adult Exhibit during the Huntington County 4-H Fair in July.

The exhibits, sponsored by the Huntington County Extension Homemakers, are open to any resident of Huntington County (18 years and older) or any member of a Huntington County Extension Homemakers club.

Farm Bureau Inc. awards 2018 scholarships to Smith and Bates

(From left) Garret Smith and Brianna Bates.
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Huntington Farm Bureau Inc. has announced Garret Smith and Brianna Bates as winners of two $500 scholarship for 2018.

Smith, of Warren, is currently a sophomore at Purdue University studying agricultural systems management. He is involved at Purdue in Collegiate 4-H Club, Agricultural Systems Management Club, Wesley Foundation, Freshman Mentoring, track and field, tennis and Campus Life. Some of his community, church and service activities include the Mt. Etna Youth Group, Pork Chop 4-H Club and Bread of Life Food Pantry.

He is the son of Jon and Krystal Smith.

Faith Chapel sets VBS for June 11-15

Children ages 3 to students entering fifth grade are invited to Faith Chapel United Methodist church for a week of Game On! Vacation Bible School beginning tonight, Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Kids will begin each day at the Pep Rally. From the Pep Rally, kids will meet with their “coaches,” where they will be equipped to dig deep into God’s Word. Each day kids will make crafts, play games, sing songs and learn about missions. Sack-style dinners are served every night.

A celebration will be held Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m.

Survivors Lap at Relay for Life


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Cancer survivors, wearing purple T-shirts, start out on the Survivors Lap, the first lap of the Relay for Life, on Saturday, June 9, at Kriegbaum Field. Thirty-two teams participated in the fund-raiser this year, raising $55,315 to surpass the goal of $53,000.

Donation to a Promise


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Gwen Burns (left), branch manager of the Huntington Teachers Credit Union, presents a check for $1,058 to Northwest Elementary School Principal Mark DuBois, convener of the Huntington County Promise, on Friday, June 1. The Huntington County Promise is a program that helps youth save for education beyond high school by opening College Choice 529 plans for kindergarten, first grade and second grade students.

Humane Vitae lecture at local Knights of Columbus

Rev. Drew Curry from St. Robert Ballarmine in North Manchester will present on St. Paul VI’s encyclical Humane Vitae (Of Human Life) on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus 1014 Club, 2817 Theater Ave., Huntington.

July will mark the 50th anniversary of this encyclical, which addressed the issue of contraception in the light of the Catholic church’s teaching on marriage and family.

This event is open to all adults.

Salamonie Preschool to host ‘Weather Changes’

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “Weather Changes” program on June 27 at the Salamonie Interpretive Center from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Preschoolers will learn about why weather changes throughout the year.

Each Salamonie Preschool program is designed to enhance a preschooler’s basic education as they learn letters, make crafts, interact socially and spend time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

The Salamonie Interpretive Center in located in the Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, in Andrews.

Master Gardeners to hold public forum today at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will hold a public forum today, Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. in First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Laura Whiteleather will present on “Plants as Medicine.” Whiteleather previously was an interpretive naturalist with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. She has researched plants used as medicine during the mid-1800s. Whiteleather will be in character as a “granny doctor” – a woman who knows how to use plants to treat all kinds of illnesses and ailments.

Kilander scholarships to pair

Pictured (from left) Lilly Kesler and Camille Tester.
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces Lilly Kesler and Camille Tester, both graduating seniors from Huntington North High School, as recipients of 2018 Shirley and George Kilander Purdue University Scholarships to attend Purdue University, West Lafayette.

Kesler will attend Purdue University majoring in elementary education. She is the daughter of Molly and Joshua Kesler of Huntington. While at HNHS, Kesler was involved in Varsity Singers, The Well Children’s Ministry, Freshmen Mentors, Riley Dance Marathon team member and as a member of National Honor Society.

Huntington North Class of 2018 graduates in Sunday ceremony

Huntington County Community School Corp. Board of School Trustees member Brian Warpup has a handshake and a diploma for Jacob Fowler at the 2018 Huntington North High School graduation ceremony on Sunday afternoon, June 3.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School Class of 2018 graduated during the school’s 52nd commencement ceremony on Sunday afternoon, June 3, in North Arena.

More than 350 impending graduates were greeted by Senior Class Vice President Benjamin Warpup. Salutatorian Karmen Koch delivered the address of welcome, and Senior Class Treasurer Katherine Jamison presented the class gift to Principal Russ Degitz. Co-valedictorians Rileigh Johnson and Audrey Marjamaa each delivered addresses.

Cummins, Fryman earn S. Pyle scholarships

Pictured (from left) Johnna Cummins and Sarah Fryman.
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces Johnna Cummins of Warren and Sarah Fryman of Huntington as recipients of 2018 Stephanie Pyle Memorial Scholarships.

Cummins, a rising sophomore at Huntington University, is the daughter of Amy and Dennis Cummins, majoring in agribusiness. At HU she is a member of the Huntington University Indiana Farm Bureau. Her volunteer activities include Knight Bergman Center, 4-H and Huntington University.

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