Professional Piddlers, ReStore get new ‘tiny library’ going at BAGC

Members of the Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County celebrate their new “tiny library,” recently donated by the Professional Piddlers group. The Huntington Habitat for Humanity ReStore donated books to the library. Celebrating the occasion are (front row from left) Cheyanne Carpenter; Brant Shelby, a staff member at the Club; and Serenity Sadler; and (back row from left) Stan Bippus, of the Professional Piddlers; McCall Burnau, from the ReStore; club members Tristan Mitchell, Rylan Finley and Caden Douglas; and Jo Burnau, manager of the Huntington ReStore.
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The Professional Piddlers group donated a “tiny library” to the Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County and the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore store donated enough books to fill the library.

The tiny library was built by Piddlers member Jerry Martin. It was originally built as a fund-raiser for the Lake Clare Fitness Park that didn’t work out. The Piddlers felt the best place for the tiny library was as a gift to the Boys & Girls Club.

Local Section 8 HCV waiting list to open June 17

Effective June 17, Community and Family Services, on behalf of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) funded by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development will open the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Waiting List for Huntington County.  

The Section 8 HCV program is available to income eligible individuals and families and exists to assist with rent payments to provide decent, affordable, sanitary and safe housing for persons with low incomes.

Dressed as a famous Hoosier

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Ben Augspurger, a fourth-grader at Roanoke Elementary School, is dressed as Major League Baseball pitcher Jeff Samardzija for the fourth grade’s recent Wax Museum of Famous Hoosiers project. The project saw fourth-graders research a famous Indiana native, then dress up as that person and present information about them to their schoolmates.

Business of the month

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The LaFontaine Arts Council (LAC) was selected as the June Business of the Month by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors.

No production

Photo by Scott Trauner.

This farm field in southern Huntington County is filled with water and weeds on Wednesday afternoon, May 29. Very few acres have been touched as May turns into June.

Flowering lotus

Photo by Steve Clark.

Eva Webb (right), an interpretive naturalist with Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, leads a Salamonie Preschool class about flowers with a demonstration of the flowering lotus yoga pose on Wednesday, May 29, at the Salamonie Interpretive Center, in rural Andrews. Following the yoga portion of the class, Webb read a book to attendees about dandelions.

Several from Huntington County on Ivy Tech spring dean’s list

Local students were recently named to the Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne and Warsaw campus’ spring 2019 dean’s list.

They are:

Michaele Stults, Melissa Snyder, Teddis Jackson, Denise Camp, Kami Koch, Gina Simon, Wede Mellon, Danielle Schwartz, Richard Schock, Lisa Warmuth, Vincent Burnworth, Kourtney Roberts, Aden Walberry, Ashley Robbins, Lauren Sands, Hailee Sievers, Kelsey Coles and Michael Turner.

Rosen, Karst, Daugherty earn Lilly Finalist Scholarships

(From left) Olivia Rosen, Cheyenne Karst and Zach Daugherty.
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces Olivia Rosen, Cheyenne Karst and Zach Daugherty, graduating seniors at Huntington North High School, as recipients of 2019 HCCF Lilly Finalists Scholarships totaling $1,500 each for each of their four years of undergraduate study.

Rosen will study occupational therapy at Huntington University and ultimately earn a doctorate degree in occupational therapy through HU. She is the granddaughter of Lisa and Tom Berry, of Andrews.

Lincoln names perfect attendance students for fourth period of year

Lincoln Elementary has announced the following students who have achieved perfect attendance for the fourth nine weeks of the 2018-19 school year.

Morgan Alford, Ethen Brooks and Kenna Cohen.

First Grade
Gracie Briggs, Laynee Helvie, Samuel Herr, Ethan Johnson, Nicholas Karn, McKinleigh Smith and Leighton Voland.

Second Grade
Raven Allred, Kyla Bower, Cheyanne Carpenter, Taelyn Miller and Tristan Mitchell.

Lincoln names all year perfect attendance list

Lincoln Elementary has announced the following students who have achieved perfect attendance all year of the 2018-2019 school year.

First Grade
McKinleigh Smith.

Second Grade
Taelyn Miller.

Fourth Grade
Hayden Morsches.

Huntington Downtown Farmers Market to open

The Huntington Downtown Farmers Market will begin its seventh season on Wednesday, June 5, at its new location.

This year’s market will be held in the third block of Jefferson Street between Market and Franklin Streets. Jefferson Street will be closed at 3 p.m. to give vendors ample time to set up with sales beginning immediately. The market will operate to 7 p.m.

Secondary teacher of the year

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jan Hildebrand (center), a family and consumer sciences teacher at Huntington North High School, was named the 2019 Huntington County Community School Corporation Secondary Teacher of the Year on Friday, May 31. Presenting her with the award is HCCSC Superintendent Chad Daugherty (left) and Assistant Superintendent for Business and Classified Staff Scott Bumgardner.

Four from county earn Trine dean’s list honors

Four local students from Trine University’s main campus were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2019 term.

They are Drew Bradford, of Huntington, majoring in management; Courtney Christle, of Huntington, majoring in elementary education; Mad- ison Jennings, of Andrews, majoring in psychology; and Mikayla Shaw of Huntington, majoring in marketing.

To earn dean’s list honors, main campus students must complete a minimum of 15 hours and have a grade point average between 3.500 and 3.749.

Braun visits Huntington manufacturer

Photo by Steve Clark.

United States Senator Mike Braun (left) chats with Terry Witzel, president, Onward Manufacturing Company, at Onward’s Huntington facility on Thursday, May 30. The Huntington facility manufactures Broil King and Huntington grills. Witzel and Braun discussed steel prices, with Witzel expressing concern about the cost of steel produced in the United States compared to China, which is currently selling the commodity for a cheaper price.

Bishop, Sabinske are winners of HCCF Laymon Scholarships

Pictured (from left) Alexander Bishop and Fletcher Sabinske.
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Alexander Bishop and Fletcher Sabinske, both of Warren, are recipients of 2019 Laymon Scholarships totaling $5,000 each.

Bishop will attend Purdue University Fort Wayne majoring in computer science with a minor in Spanish. He is the son of Heather and Jeremy Bishop, of Warren.