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Lincoln honors perfect attendance students

Lincoln Elementary School has honored students who achieved perfect attendance for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

Kindergarten - Jackson Bauer, Reagen Borgman, Jacob Branning, Leighla Bruner, Aedan Bullins, Xzavier Driscoll, Reanna Dupre, Carson Eckert, Rylan Finley and Lane Fishbaugh.

Business Associate of the Year

Leigh Roberson (right), receives the 2014 Business Associate of the Year award from Michelle Crone during the American Business Women's Association Forks of the Wabash Chapter's Business Associate Event Wednesday, May 21. Roberson, of The Gadget Girl, was honored for her business's service and commitment to the ABWA chapter.

Northwest students earn spot on 4Q honor roll

Northwest Elementary School has announced honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

Business of the month


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce has selected Markle Health & Rehabilitation, in Markle, as its business of the month for June.

B&G Club providing children with free lunch

The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County is providing children with free breakfast and lunch during its summer program.

The summer program starts on June 2 and will last until Aug. 8. The club will serve breakfast and lunch from Monday through Friday. Breakfast is served from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., while lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

The club's food service program is an extension of the government funded Summer Food Service Program.

Youth fishing derbies at area lakes on June 7

Youngsters are invited to compete in youth fishing derbies, held at the fishing ponds of Salamonie, Roush and Mississinewa lakes on Saturday, June 7.

Age categories are 2 to 5, 6 to 10, 11 to 14 and their adult companions in each age group.

Sign in time begins at 8:30 a.m. and fishing derby times are 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Awards will be presented at 10:30 a.m.

The child who catches the longest fish overall and the longest fish in each age category will receive a prize at each property. Everyone gets a goodie bag.

There is no cost to attend the derby.

Huntington High classes from ‘60s are featured at HHS Homecoming

Alumni of the Huntington High School classes from the '60s will return to their hometown Sept. 26 and 27 for HHS Homecoming 2014.

The weekend will begin Friday, Sept. 26, with an informal meet-and-greet at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Huntington from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday's event will take place at the Memorial Coliseum Appleseed Room, in Fort Wayne, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., with registration and social hour from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Welcome and invocation begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7:15 p.m.

Music for dancing will be provided by a disc jockey.

Buzzard named Lilly scholar finalist

Cameron Buzzard.
Photo provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Cameron Buzzard, of Warren, has been awarded a Huntington County Community Foundation Scholarship as a finalist in the competition for the Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.

Each finalist for the Lilly Scholarship will receive $1,500 per year for their four years of undergraduate studies.

Buzzard, a graduating senior at Huntington North High School, plans to enroll at Trine University majoring in physical therapy and specializing in sports-related injuries. He is the son of Penny and Robert Buzzard.

HU’s social work program earns CSWE 8-year accreditation

Huntington University's social work program has been accredited for eight more years by the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Commission on Accreditation (COA).

The reaccreditation allows students to be accepted with advanced standing into a master of social work degree program and the capacity to become licensed in any state.

Smith awarded Kilander Purdue Scholarship

Andrew Smith.
Photo provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Andrew Smith, of Warren, has been awarded a 2014 Shirley and George Kilander Purdue University Scholarship to attend Purdue University, West Lafayette.

Smith, a graduating senior at Huntington North High School, plans to major in animal science with the goal of earning a doctorate of veterinary medicine. He is the son of Kristy and Jon Smith.

Easley receives Uecker Memorial Scholarship

Alex Easley.
Photo provided.

Alex Easley, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2014 Thomas J. Uecker

Memorial Scholarship through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Easley, a graduating senior at Huntington North High School, plans to attend the Indiana University Kelley School of Business majoring in accounting with the goal of becoming a certified public accountant. He is the son of Peggy and Michael Easley.

Final tribute


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Bruce Stanton (left), Huntington County veterans service officer, watches as Dave Ritenour (center) and Dave Eickhoff, both members of American Legion Post 160 in Roanoke, conduct a ceremony during the Huntington County Memorial Day service on Monday, May 26. During the ceremony, fellow veterans paid tribute to their comrades who died in 2013, commending them to the "post everlasting."

Romance gangster style


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

"Dandy Dan," played by Alex Finney (right), kisses the hand of his moll "Louella," played by Kandice Grimme, during practice for the musical "Bugsy Malone," which opens tonight, Thursday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Huntington North High School. The musical also runs Friday and Saturday nights.

Illumination ceremony set for May 30 evening

An Illumination Ceremony honoring some of the county's Civil War veterans will be held on Friday, May 30, beginning at 8:40 p.m. at General Slack Park, 929 Guilford St., Huntington.

The event takes place on the former Memorial Day date, previously known as "Decoration Day."

"We light 217 candles in honor of the number of men from Huntington County who died during the Civil War who were in the Union Army," says Gib Young, one of the participants in the solemn observance.

Spirited award


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

American Business Women's Association member Vicki Pearson (left) presents Angela Rittenhouse with the 2014 Vonnie Hoover Spirit Award at the ABWA Business Associate Night dinner Wednesday, May 21. The award is presented to a member of the ABWA Forks of the Wabash Chapter who loves and promotes ABWA and its positive role in women's lives by exhibiting high enthusiasm, a positive attitude and involvement in the community. Rittenhouse, who is employed at Bippus State Bank, served as the chapter president this past year. Hoover was a former chapter member who died in 2012.

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