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Memorial Day decorations


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Markle Boy Scout Troop 128 pose with members of Markle VFW Post 6671 on Saturday, May 24, after assisting with placing flags on veterans' grave sites at Markle Cemetery. Pictured are (front row, from left) Jeremy Mayer, Mitchel Mayer, Nathan Stephens, Nicholas Stephens and Benjamin Stephens; and (back row, from left) Jr. Vice Commander Post 6671 Rick Weikel, Assistant Scoutmaster Dean Stephens, Scoutmaster Robert Dalrymple, Commander Post 6671 Larry Jenks and Brenda Jenks.

Well clad


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Members of the Leading Leos of Huntington County model the T-shirts purchased by the Huntington Lions Club for the Leos. Club members include (from left) Alex Meredith, Lukas Kaylor, Victoria Landon, Kasey Garcia-Hicks, Emily Eherenman, Regan Overholt, Michelle Riley and Kristen Dyson.

Shearer headed to Manchester with help from Arley Morris scholarship

Tyler Shearer
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Tyler Shearer, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2014 Arley Morris H.O.P.E. Scholarship to continue his education at Manchester University.

Shearer, a 2011 graduate senior from Huntington North High School, is majoring in accounting and finance with the career goal of becoming a financial advisor. He is the son of Julie and Greg Shearer.

Go duck go!

Participants of the Huntington City-Township Public Library's Summer Reading Club program compete in the Nerdy Scientist Duck Race in the library courtyard Wednesday, May 28. Students sent ducks down a water-filled gutter by blowing through a straw for propulsion. Prizes will be awarded to kids in grades 6 to 12 for the duck with the fastest time. Pictured (from left) are Hannah Ringo, 15; Zach Lippe, 14; Hannah Nissley, 17; and Alexandria Everett, 15.

Burke, Forth and McElhaney receive Andrews First Christian scholarships

Pictured from left, Tiffany Burke, Elliott Forth and Andrew McElhaney.
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Tiffany Burke, Elliott Forth and Andrew McElhaney have been awarded 2014 Andrews First Christian Church Memorial Scholarships.

Burke, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, plans to attend Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, majoring in nursing with a career goal of becoming a nurse practitioner. She is the daughter of Paula and Dave Burke, of Huntington.

Reiff award goes to Mitchell Hughes

Mitchell Hughes, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2014 Mary Edith Reiff Scholarship through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Hughes, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, plans to major in accounting at the University of Saint Francis.

He also plans to play baseball for the Cougars.

He is the son of Laura and Matthew Hughes.

During his high school career, Hughes played four years of baseball and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Boy Scout Troop 130 to hold Nelson’s Chicken fund-raiser June 7 at PNC

Boy Scout Troop 130 will hold a Nelson's Chicken sale on Saturday, June 7, at PNC Bank, in Huntington.

The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Scouts will offer a half-chicken, a half slab of ribs and Pit-tatoes. The Scouts will also sell Country Blend seasonings for grilling and barbecues.

Proceeds from the sale will support troop activities, including this summer's canoe trip on an inland waterway that crosses Michigan from Lake Michigan to Lake Huron.

Northwest School honors all-year perfect attendance

Northwest Elementary School announces students earning perfect attendance for the entire school year 2013-14.

They are:

Nathan Alleman, Aubrea Apt, Campbell Cheney, Allison Decker, Alexys Estep, Brooklyn Estep and Mason Estep.

Also, Luke Inderlied, Alesia Kaszowski, Isabella Kaszowski, Alexis Osborn, Cloe Osborn, Micah Plemons, Mya Plemons, Rylee Spice, Kelsey Stout, Morgan Stout, Janna Teusch, Christian Veach and Emma Wissinger.

 

Mason is summer sales intern at AgriGold

Andrew Mason
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Andrew Mason, of Huntington, is a sales intern for AgriGold.

Mason, a student at Purdue University, will be placing field signs and working with local corn specialists Joe Stephen and Kristin Flora as part of the 2014 AgriGold internship program.

His work with Stephen and Flora will include helping to coordinate logistics, evaluate corn hybrid performance and implement an advertising plan for the district.

AgriGold has developed, produced and sold hybrid seed corn since 1936.

 

Four selected for Daugherty Family Scholarships

Earning Daugherty Family Scholarships recently are (from left) Dylan Gray, Douglas Baker, Cody Buzzard and Robert Sliger III.
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Dylan Gray, Douglas Baker, Cody Buzzard and Robert Sliger III have been awarded 2014 Daugherty Family Scholarships.

Gray, a 2011 graduate of Huntington North High School, is a rising senior at Eckerd College in Florida majoring in psychology and sociology. He is the son of Chrisalin Droke, of Uniondale, and Michael Gray, of Fort Wayne.

Pair join Bippus Bank as financial advisors

Rick Pearl (left) and Doug Shepler.
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Rick Pearl and Doug Shepler have joined BSB Investments as LPL Financial advisors.

They will be assisting Bippus State Bank clients, effective immediately.

Pearl holds Securities Registrations 7, 63 and 24 through LPL Financial, as well as his life and health insurance license. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1994 from Indiana University at South Bend where he received the Excellence Award in Finance. He is a current Board Member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) Kosciusko and sits on the board of Baker Youth Club in Warsaw.

Swine Boosters to meet on June 10

The Huntington County Swine Boosters will meet Tuesday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Huntington County Courthouse Annex.

Agenda items include a discussion of improvements to the swine barn and the 4-H Fair food tent.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office, 354 N. Jefferson St., Suite 202, Huntington, or call 358-4826.

 

HU names May Peer Award winners

The Huntington University Peer Award recipients for May are Molly Edgel, financial aid counselor, and Dr. Matthew Ruiz, associate professor of exercise science.

Edgel was recognized by Danielle Shafer, resident director of Hardy Hall, because of her ability to radiate joy to current and perspective students.

"Molly is a gift to this campus," Shafer said. "Those that know Molly love being around her. Molly is intentional to invest in the lives of our students. She mentors three of my residents in Hardy Hall, and I'm so grateful for her involvement in their lives."

Bubbling over with fun


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"Bubble Lady" Alice Stickler combined science and fun as she presented a bubble show Saturday afternoon, May 31, at the Huntington City-Township Public LIbrary to kick off the library's summer reading program. Stickler learned the art of blowing bubbles while serving as an assistant to her father, the late Eiffel Plasterer, who traveled the nation putting on his bubble show.

Honoring Huntington County's Civil War heroes


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People attending the Memorial Day illumination ceremony conducted by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War on Friday evening, May 30, at General Slack Park in Huntington help light candles to pay tribute to the 217 Huntington County men who died in the Civil War.

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