Three HNHS March Junior Rotarians recognized

Julia Crist (second from left), Isabella Kryder (fourth from left) and Clark Kitchen (right) are the Huntington Rotary Club’s Junior Rotarians for March. With them are Rotary Club sponsors Megan Reckelhoff (left), Chad Daugherty (third from left) and Brooks Fetters (fifth from left).
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington North High School seniors Julia Crist, Clark Kitchen and Isabella Kryder are the Huntington Rotary Club’s Junior Rotarians for March.
Crist is a member of Student Council at HNHS, having held officers positions of president, secretary and historian and Class Council, where she has held positions of president and vice president. She is also involved with Riley Dance Marathon, Operation Impact, Top 25, Freshmen Mentor, National Honor Society, VNT Council, Environmental Club, Campus Life/YFC Care, scholar athlete, tennis and a sales associate at Bowers Jewelers.

‘DNA Basics’ is topic at genealogy meeting

Sarah Kirby
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The Huntington County Genealogy Society will meet on March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Indiana Room of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Sarah Kirby will present “DNA Basics.” This talk will help answer some questions about using DNA testing in genealogy.

Genealogical society meetings are open to the public.


Sure sign of spring ahead…

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

City of Huntington employees Steven Walker (left) and Derik Sands work to fill in potholes on CR-200N in front of Riverfork Industrial Park on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Bob Caley, superintendent of City Services, says crews have been working throughout town on a regular basis, filling in the holes with “cold patch.”

Miniature birdhouse decorating at ADTPL

Participants can decorate a miniature birdhouse at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library on Saturday, March 9, between 10 a.m. until noon.

This adult craft program will feature miniature decorative birdhouses to paint and decorate with a variety of embellishments. It is a drop-in craft workshop, while supplies last.

The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library and donations are appreciated.
The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library is located at 30 E. Madison St., in Andrews.

CMS musical

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Crestview Middle School students (front from left) Brendan Caffee, Ashton Raymond and Caleb Biehl rehearse a scene for the school musical, “The Little Mermaid,” on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 27. The play will be held Friday, March 8, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

HU grad Evans to talk about Oscar winning work

Huntington University graduate Daniel Evans, whose work on the 2019 Oscar-award winning Best Animated Feature Film “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” earned him a bylined credit, will give a free speech at HU on Friday, March 8, at 11 a.m. at Zurcher Auditorium.

Evans, a 2012 film studies graduate, served as the editorial coordinator for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which not only took the Oscar for best animated feature but has garnered more than 50 awards, including the 2019 Golden Globe for “Best Motion Picture - Animated.”

Preschool registrations taken at Huntington Catholic

Preschool registrations are currently being accepted at Huntington Catholic School.

For information about how to register, call the school at 356-2320 or visit the school at 960 Warren St., Huntington.

LSRW receives funds to continue cost-share program

The Lower Salamonie River Watershed group received additional funding through an IDEM 319 Implementation Grant to continue its cost-share program.

Funding for the program is available for a variety of best management practices (BMPs) that help reduce soil loss and erosion, improve water quality and soil health.

Practices available for cost-share include, but is not limited to cover crops, heavy use area protection, prescribed grazing, equipment modifications, filter strips and nutrient management.

Christ UMC to hold fish fund-raiser

Christ’s United Methodist Church is holding an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday, March 8, at American Legion Post 160, in Roanoke, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The event’s menu includes fish, hush puppies, choice of baked potato or French fries and choice of applesauce or coleslaw.

There will also be a variety of baked goods available for purchase at a bake sale.

There is a fee to attend the fish fry, which is reduced for children ages 5 through 12 and waived for children 5 and under.

American Legion Post 160 is located at 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke.

Mother-Son Extravaganza

Photo by Steve Clark.

Kara Branock (left) and her four-year-old son, Jayden, get in some coloring at the "Dino Park: A Prehistoric Mother-Son Extravaganza"
on Saturday, March 2, at the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County 4-H Fairgrounds.

CF Industries awards grants to 11 Riverview teachers

CF Industries Superintendent Brad Gordon (front row at left) presents $1,350 worth of grant support to 11 Riverview Middle School teachers for innovative classroom endeavors, ranging from water studies to pollination and measurement labs. Pictured are (front row from left) Gordon, Brandi Cross, Kelly Scutt, Crystal Hippensteel, Lisa Nightingale, Patty Jacobs, Marta Waldfogel and Diana Miller; and (back row from left) Riverview Principal James Bragg, Mike Beaver, Sue Kornexl and Danna Cotton. Not pictured is Rochelle Kennedy.
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Eleven teachers from Riverview Middle School were awarded a total of $1,350 dollars in grants by CF Industries’ Superintendent Brad Gordon on Feb. 22.

Projects are all environmentally effective and provide students a combination of activities.

HNHS band students earn state medals

Students from Huntington North High School’s band competed at the state level, bringing home a total of 28 medals. Pictured are (front row from left) Brendan Hoover, Will Hutchinson, Hannah Lehman, Callie Stetzel, Clair Redner, Bailey Godfrey, Myla Tackett and Merisa Walter; and (back row from left) Andrew Harris, Luke Bangma, Alex Bishop, Grace Driscoll, Payton Knerr, Jonathan York, Max Bruner and Layla Martz.
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During the weekend of Feb. 23, 16 Huntington North High School band students brought home a total of 28 medals in 16 different events at Indiana State School Music Association state competition.

Nine of the students qualified in multiple events. In total, the band won four silver and 24 gold medals – with 17 of those 24 receiving “With Distinction,” meaning they were within 1.5 points of a perfect score. Eight of those 17 were perfect scores.

CF Industries makes donation

Photo by Steve Clark.

Sarah Wright (right), a program manager with Family Centered Services (FCS), receives a $500 donation from Brad Gordon, the superintendent of the CF Industries Huntington Terminal, on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Huntington Terminal office. FCS, which operates in Huntington and Wells counties, will use the donated funds to purchase items to distribute to the new mothers and babies that it serves. CF Industries was inspired to make the donation as it represented a departure from the agriculture-related donations it has made in the past.

Kiwanis honor pair of Crestview students

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis recently recognized eighth-graders Janna Teusch and Jared Cartwright from Crestview Middle School with the club’s Outstanding Student Award. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Teusch; Chuck Werth, principal, Crestview Middle School; Cartwright; and Jim Dinius, Metro Kiwanis and past lieutenant governor.
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The Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized outstanding eighth-graders Janna Teusch and Jared Cartwright from Crestview Middle School at the club’s Feb. 18 meeting.

Teusch is the daughter of David and Kris Teusch. She is a straight-A student who has been involved in cheerleading, band, gymnastics, track, church and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Agriculture and Math).

Peters gets DePauw post-grad scholarship

Suzanne Peters, DePauw University Class of 2019 and hailing from Roanoke, has been awarded the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

The NCAA awards up to 126 postgraduate scholarships annually. The scholarships are awarded to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.