Lawson on spring dean’s list at Trine

Levi Lawson, of Huntington, has been named to the Trine University dean's list for the spring 2014 semester.
Lawson is a sophomore majoring in Sport Management.

To be eligible for the dean's list, a student must have earned a semester grade point average of 3.5 to 3.749 and carry a minimum of 15 credits.


Dream Ctr. to present fifth Steps for Success

The Indiana Dream Center presents the fifth annual Steps for Success event on Aug. 9, beginning with registration at 8 a.m. and the opening at 9 a.m., near the splash pad at Drover Park on Etna Avenue.

Registration will close from 9 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. during the kickoff and opening and re-open at 9:20 a.m.

In the previous years the center has served more than 700 school-aged students by providing free tennis shoes to help jump start students into a great new school year.

Benefit to help local man with transplant expenses

Pictured with his family, Brian “Bibby” McCoy (front row, third from left) underwent a double-lung transplant in March. A benefit to assist him and his family with expenses related to the procedure will be held at the Cottage Event Center, in Roanoke.

Bob Marley has been an important part of Brian "Bibby" McCoy's support group, following a double-lung transplant in March.

T-shirts worn by McCoy's friends and family have a quote from the singer printed on the back: "You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."

Master Gardeners education series to next discuss topic of drying flowers

The next installment of the Huntington Master Gardener public education series will be held Thursday, Aug. 7, in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park at 7 p.m.

Master gardener Kay Lilie will present Drying Flowers. She will explain how to dry and preserve flowers and foliage and tell which flowers dry best. She will then demonstrate different projects using the dried flowers.

On Thursday, Sept. 4, Master Gardener Betty Jo Wallace will present Garden Art. Her presentation will include painted rocks and items for the garden.

Red Cross facing serious blood shortage

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.

Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks.

Furball Fest friend

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Gage Crawford, 11, of Markle, makes friends with "Suede," a Shih-Tzu puppy available for adoption during the Huntington County Humane Scoiety Furrball Fest, held Saturday, Aug. 2, at Hier's Park in Huntington. Crawford is the son of Jason and Kris Crawford.

Finishing touches

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Paul Broxon, of Huntignton, puts the finishing touches on his 1962 Plymouth Savoy he brought to the annual Masonic Lodge 333 Car Show in Mt. Etna on Saturday, Aug. 2.

Wiring in

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Terry Sappington, manager of the Huntington Restore, puts wiring in the electrical panel of the Habitat for Humanity home under construction at 1316 Driver St. in Huntington on Saturday, Aug. 2.

Bendix vows major support for Boys & Girls Club

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC has pledged $50,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington. The total sum, donated in $10,000 installments for the next five years, was pledged by the Bendix manufacturing campus of Huntington.

Bendix's donation is part of the Boys & Girls Clubs' $2.5 million capital campaign to fund the construction and furnishing of a new facility, as well as various program enhancements.

Salamonie Lake day camp set for Aug. 5 to 7

Kids ages 7 to 11 can canoe, practice archery, shoot pellet guns, play games, make crafts and hike at a Salamonie Lake day camp called Ready? Aim? Canoe!

The camp will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5 through Thursday, Aug. 7. The day camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.

All activities are led by interpretive naturalists. Shooting activities are led by a 4-H certified shooting sports instructor. There is a cost per child per day or for all three days to be paid on the first day of camp. A parent letter will have further details about camp.

Filling up backpacks

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Working in pairs, volunteers fill backpacks with school supplies to give to children, part of the Karing for Kids ministry that took place Wednesday, July 30, at the Markle Church of Christ. Pictured (from left) is Janet Osborn and Lizzie Osborn, both of Huntington, and Rebecca Jones and Barb Webb-Smith, both of Fort Wayne. More than 400 backpacks were filled for children in Wells and Huntington counties in Karing for Kids' biggest distribution year yet.

Percussion practice

Beth Sikora (left), Michael Molitor (center) and Jo Neal play their xylophones during sectional band practice on Wednesday, July 30. They are led by John Carmichael (far right). The students are members of the percussion section.
Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Beth Sikora (left), Michael Molitor (center) and Jo Neal play their xylophones during sectional band practice on Wednesday, July 30. They are led by John Carmichael (far right). The students are members of the percussion section.

HCCSC students continue ISTEP+ improvement

Huntington County Community School Corporation students continue to improve and outpace the state on ISTEP+ results.

The results of the spring 2014 ISTEP+ results have been released for students in third through eighth grades, and HCCSC saw improvements in students passing the English/language arts and those passing both English/language arts and math.

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Charles Grable stated that he is pleased with the continued growth, especially with losing 14 days of instruction this year prior to testing due to inclement weather.

Hueston grads from Army Air Assault School

Andrew Hueston.
Photo provided.

Andrew R. Hueston has graduated from the United States Army Air Assault School and earned the honor of wearing the Air Assault Badge.

Forbes ranks HU a top college for 7th consecutive year

For the seventh year in a row, Forbes has listed Huntington University among the "Top Colleges" in the country.

Out of the 650 schools ranked, HU was a Top 100 school for the Midwest. Huntington has appeared on the Forbes list since it launched in 2008.