Huntington Police working with state on impaired driver crackdown

The Huntington Police Department is working with the Indiana State Police and more than 250 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state in a statewide crackdown on impaired and dangerous driving.

The crackdown began March 5 and continues through March 21.

Nutter honored

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Lily Nutter, of Warren, was honored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, Huntington, for her dedication over the past seven years in preparing and shipping more than 860 care packages to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pictured during the surprise presentation are (from left) Ken Fisher, Fifth District Commander; Rodney Funk, VFW department commander's representative; Nutter; John Lichoff, USS Salamonie representative; and Dale Howell, VFW Post 2689 commander. Lichoff, of Norwalk, OH, organized the presentation.

Roanoke Legion Post Auxiliary to award scholarships

The Roanoke American Legion Auxiliary Unit 160 will award scholarships to children or grandchildren of Post 160 members in good standing.

Recipients may use the scholarship at the college or vocational school of their choice.

Applications are available at the American Legion Post, 1122 N. Main St., in Roanoke.

Applications, including transcripts and recommendation, must be returned by April 1 to JoAnn Caulk, 8253 Roanoke Rd., Roanoke, IN 46783 or dropped off at the Legion Post in Roanoke.

For information, call Caulk at 673-0303.


REMC has scholarship info available

Information packets are now available for the Youth Scholarship Contest sponsored by United REMC.

Area high school age students can compete for three cash scholarships. First place is awarded $1,000, while second and third place winners each receive $500.

The contest is open to students freshman through senior year, and the only requirement is that the student's parent or legal guardian be a customer of United REMC.

Teen suicide prevention group to hold training

The Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force will host a training session on March 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This is a free training session that will be held at the Youth Services Bureau office and is geared for family members, friends, pastors, etc. who want to learn more about preventing suicide among teens.

For Haiti

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Mike Rohler (left), director of the Huntington County Chapter of the American Red Cross, accepts a check for $1,538.52 from Eric Fawcett, senior vice president of Bippus State Bank. BSB offices in Huntington County collected donations Jan. 22 through Feb. 19 for the American Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development Fund. Customers and employees contributed $1,038.52, and BSB pitched in another $500. Photo provided.

EXPO, chamber to be the topics for next HU Foundation breakfast

The Huntington University Foundation's breakfast on Wednesday, March 10, will highlight the many offerings of the Huntington County EXPO and Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.

Junior Leaders to meet March 11

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leaders will meet on Thursday, March 11, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church in Warren.

A program will be presented by Master Sgt. Martina Cocklin and Captain Mike Spahr from the Indiana Air National Guard.

Luncheon will raise funds for organ restoration

Members of the Comfort the Needy quilting group work together on a quilt Wednesday, March 3, at St. Peter Lutheran Church.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

A Shamrock Luncheon will be held on Friday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the gymnasium of St. Peter Lutheran Church.

Proceeds will go to the Church Organ Restoration Fund.
The Comfort the Needy Quilting group, the Dorcas Circle and the General Guild are the event organizers.

Menu items include homemade soups, salads, main dishes and desserts.

Musical entertainment will be provided by pianist Richard Prange.

Reservations are not required; however those wishing to attend in a group should contact the church to make special arrangements.

Huntington County 4-H board to meet on March 16 at Hier's Park

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Board will meet Tuesday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the 4-H Community Building, Hier's Park.

The board will be continuing plans for the 80th annual Huntington County 4-H Fair, which will be held July 16-30.

Board members will also discuss items for the bi-annual 4-H Fair Board Golf Outing.

The outing is scheduled for Saturday, June 26, at Clear Creek Golf.


Huntington County 4-H selling geraniums to raise funds

Huntington County 4-H is selling geraniums as a fundraiser for a number of local 4-H clubs and the county 4-H program.

Orders may be placed with local 4-H club members or with the Huntington County Extension Office.

The geraniums come in four different colors, red, white, pink and coral and will be delivered on April 29.

All orders for 4-H geraniums must be placed no later than March 31.

Parkview Family Huntington YMCA continues campaign to raise funds

The Parkview Family Huntington YMCA is conducting its annual Partners With Youth Campaign, which raises money for the YMCA's financial assistance program.

During 2009, YMCA Executive Director Dan Akeley says, more than 800 people received financial assistance with membership or program fees. That assistance totaled more than $48,000.

Huntington Lions Club donates to D.A.R.E program

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington County Deputy Robbie Boxell (left) accepts a donation from Gary Yeiter of the Huntington Lions Club during a Lions meeting on Monday, March 1. The Lions Club sponsored an appearance of the Harlem Ambassadors in Huntington and donated the proceeds to Boxell, for use in the Huntington County D.A.R.E. program, and to Huntington North High School Principal Jeremy Gulley, to fund a character building program at HNHS. Yeiter said the Lions Club plans to bring the Ambassadors back to Huntington in 2011.

4-H schedule set for March 8 through March 14

Purdue Extension Huntington County Office announces it 4-H calendar of events for the week of Monday, March 8 to Sunday, March 14.

They are:

Monday, March 8
6 p.m. - Canine Capers. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.
7 p.m. - Leaders meeting. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

Bowlers to benefit Junior Achievement

A bowl-athon will be held Sunday, April 18, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Rainbow Lanes in Huntington to benefit Junior Achievement.

A team consists of a captain and four other bowlers. Each team is given a goal of raising $300.

Junior Achievement provides a financial literacy program to students in kindergarten through high school. The bowl-athon raises funds to purchase materials and resources for the program in Huntington County.

For more information, visit or call Joy Conley at 356-5903.


HNHS musicians earn top ratings in ISSMA instrumental contest in Indy

Ten students from Huntington North High School performed in the annual Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) State Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Contest.

The event was held on Feb. 27 at North Central High School, Indianapolis.

Students who received gold or silver ratings are as follows:

Gold Rating
Laura Henline, alto saxophone solo; Jessica Stahly, trumpet solo; Russell Moriarity, trumpet solo; Michael Paynter, French horn solo; and Justin Miller, trombone solo.

Commencement ceremony for HNHS Class of 2010 will be held on June 4

A graduation date has been set for the Huntington North High School Class of 2010.

The commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, June 4, at 7 p.m. in the HNHS gymnasium.
The last day of school for students currently stands at June 1.

Any additional weather cancellations experienced this spring will extend the school year.


St. Patrick’s Day dinner at Brick House will benefit Main Street Huntington

"Dining Downtown for Main Street" will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on March 17 at Brick House Grill.

The event will feature a full dinner menu of prime rib, potato and salad. This is a 21-and-over event and reservations are requested by calling 224-6696.

The host will be Ryan Warner, 2008 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe. Gratuities will benefit the Main Street Huntington project.


Brown's tenure as chamber president ends after seven years

Robert "Bob" Brown.
TAB photo.

The seven-year tenure of Robert "Bob" Brown as president of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce comes to an end today, Friday, March 5.

Brown announced his departure in a letter sent out Friday afternoon. He has been battling health problems for several years, and says in the letter that his health has played a role in his departure.

"The board of directors has determined that my health has become an issue that has limited my effectiveness," Brown says. "At the close of business, March 5, my stewardship as the president will conclude."

26 additional businesses sign up for EXPO spots

Twenty-six additional businesses and organizations have registered for this year's Huntington County EXPO.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 13th Huntington County EXPO on Saturday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 21, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Merillat Fieldhouse at Huntington University.

Varsity Singers dominate competition at Northridge

Huntington North High School’s Varsity Singers perform their award-winning routine Saturday, Feb. 27, at Northridge High School. The local group was named grand champion at the show choir invitational.
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The Huntington North High School Varsity Singers won the grand champion trophy and swept all caption awards at the Northridge High School Show Choir Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 27, in Middlebury.

The HNHS Varsity Concert Choir was named grand champion concert choir at the same competition.

Both groups are directed by John Wenning.

Updating constituents

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

State Rep. Dan Leonard (standing) makes a point during a legislative update session Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. The session, sponsored by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, also featured comments from (seated from left) State Sen. Gary Dillon, Huntington Mayor Steve Updike, and Huntington County Commissioners President Tom Wall. Each of the four presented remarks, then answered questions from those in attendance.

Cheering ISTEP

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Sadie Landrum, Horace Mann Elementary School guidance counselor, interviews Huntington University soccer player Marvin Martinez during a pep rally at the school on Friday, Feb. 26, in preparation for the ISTEP examinations this week. Guest speakers included members of the Fort Wayne Fusion arena football team, Huntington North High School cheerleaders and other community leaders.

Cantron/cancer support meeting on March 15

A Cantron/cancer support meeting will be held on March 15 at 7 p.m. in the basement of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Dr. David Murdock, D.C., will be the guest speaker. He will talk about the Nutritional Center of Fort Wayne and its efforts in fighting cancer.

The church is located on the corner of Guilford and Market streets.


In print

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Michael S. Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg and a proponent of digitized books, displays a reproduction of a page from the Gutenberg Bible during a talk Saturday, Feb. 27, held as part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Roanoke Public Library. Hart believes digitized books, available through the Internet, are the future of libraries.

Arts Initiative to sponsor ‘Sock Hop for the Studio’ on April 16

The Huntington Arts Initiative Inc., will sponsor a "Sock Hop for the Studio" on April 16 at the PAL Club in Huntington, starting at 6:30 p.m.

The event will begin with Hot Dog Happy Hour, during which those in attendance can purchase hot dogs or Coney dogs with or without cheese, root beer floats, and Otis Spunkmeyer cookies. Food service will continue throughout the evening. Complimentary chips, pretzels, and popcorn as well as a cash bar will also be available.

Love Unity Feast highlights church cooperation

Members of the Love Unity Feast Planning Committee prepare for the Love Unity Feast Dinner at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Huntington.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

A Love Unity Feast, designed to emphasize the cooperation of area churches through Love INC, will be held Sunday, March 7, at Heritage Hall in Hier's Park.

A meal of homemade chicken and noodles or pork loin will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carry-outs will be available.

The event is sponsored by partner churches of Love In the Name of Christ. Proceeds will benefit the outreach ministry of the churches through Love INC.

4-H sets dates for shotgun classes

The shotgun discipline of the Huntington County 4-H Shooting Sports program will begin classes on Tuesday, March 9, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

Any youth interested in the shotgun discipline must complete the required paperwork, along with parent signatures and permission forms, and pay the registration fee no later than the first shotgun meeting on March 9. 
Youth may also register at the Purdue Extension Huntington County office prior to the first meeting.

100 years, 100 days at Trinity United Methodist

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Gertrude Goebel reads to children in the Trinity United Methodist pre-school class on their 100th day of school. Goebel, a resident of The Heritage of Huntington, will celebrate her 100th birthday on March 13.

Seizure training starts on March 6

Apostolic Grace Fellowship Church, Andrews, will host a seizure training seminar on Saturday, March 6, at 9:30 a.m.

Topics includes the basics of epilepsy, understanding seizure disorder and first aid for seizures.

Registration is required and the deadline for all registrations is Thursday, March 4.

To make a reservation call 786-1000.

The church is located at 98 S. Snowden St., Andrews.