Business of the month

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EcoWater Systems, 248 Hauenstein Rd., Huntington, was chosen as the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for August. On hand for the announcement on Thursday, July 31, are, in the front row (from left) chamber ambassadors Terry Miller and Belinda Clancy, EcoWater Systems co-owner Jeff Myers; Marshelle Schutte, EcoWater Systems; Missy Dennis, EcoWater Systems; co-owner Brian Myers; and chamber ambassador Jean Wright.

Thirteen local students earn HELP scholarships

Thirteen local students received scholarships from Huntington County HELP.
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Huntington County HELP has awarded 13 scholarships to local students.

The John Decker Memorial Scholarship was awarded to four students. Megan Manes will attend Trine University with plans to study Chemical Engineering; Colin McIntire is a senior at Ball State University majoring in computer science; Zachary Shearer is a sophomore at Ivy Tech majoring in business administration; and Skylar Wiley plans to attend International Business School to study graphic design.

HNHS senior Frederick participates at Susquehanna writer’s workshop

Kylie Frederick, of Huntington, attended the Susquehanna University's Writers Workshop in Selinsgrove, PA, July 6 through 12.

The workshop provides high school writers with the opportunity to work with nationally recognized authors. Participants attend individual conferences; workshops on college writing, literary magazines and publishing software; and readings by Susquehanna University faculty and guest writers. In addition, students read their own work before friends and family and see their work published in a commemorative magazine.

Norwood to host summer celebration for community members on Aug. 7

Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center invites the community to a free summer family and friends celebration on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the center.

Activities include face painting and door prizes. Free hot dogs, burgers and ice cream will be available.

Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center is located at 3720 N. Norwood Rd., Huntington.

For more information cal 356-1252 or visit


Proclaiming health

Leaders of Huntington city and county government, along with members of the Health and Wellness Coalition of Huntington County, celebrate the signing of a joint city and county proclamation designating August as Health and Wellness Month. The Health and Wellness Coalition has planned a Sprint, Tri and Olympic Day on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA.

Public works announces upcoming milling sked

Public Works has announced its milling schedule.
Milling will take place on the following streets today, July 31:

• Himes Street, from Guilford Street to North Street.

• College Avenue from Division to Opal.

• Byron Street, from Tipton to Division.

• Canterbury Court, from Flaxmill to the street's end.

• Oak Street, from Tipton to Edith.

And tomorrow, Aug. 1:

• Oak Street, from Tipton to Edith.

• Federal Bank parking area.

• Polk Street, from West Park Drive to Tipton.

Kastner hails 25th at Miami

Rob Kastner
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Rob Kastner, of Wabash, was recently honored for 25 years of service with Miami Tool & Die, Inc.

Kastner started with the company in June of 1989.

A recognition party was held at the plant, where he received a gift from the president for his years of service.

Miami Tool & Die has been in business since 1969.


HCS orientation set for Aug. 6

Huntington Catholic School will hold its orientation day on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

Sessions will be held both in the morning and in the afternoon, and all families with children in kindergarten through eighth grade are required to attend one of the sessions.

Anyone unable to attend one of the sessions must contact Jason Woolard, principal, at 356-1926.

The morning session will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., with the evening session from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Both sessions will be held at the Primary Building, 820 Cherry St., Huntington.

Learning how to teach English

Fourteen Chinese students and university professors will spend a total of three weeks on the campus of Huntington University, where they have been in classes to obtain their TESOL certification to teach English to speakers of other languages. Besides their studies, the delegation spent time on trips to the Huntington County 4-H Fair, Chicago, a TinCaps game and a performance of "Pirates of Penzance" at the Pulse Opera House in Warren. They also stayed with several host families during their visit.

Writer to talk about trade journals

Matthew Weigelt.
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Matthew Weigelt, a writer whose credits include publishing in the Washington Post, will talk about trade journal writing at the next Roanoke Public Library Writer's Workshop, on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m.

Weigelt's topic is "Trade Journal Writing: Becoming a Voice in Your Community."

Library to host workshop on organization app

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will present "Remember Everything with Evernote," a workshop on using the note-taking and organization app, on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. at the Main Library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Evernote makes it easier to keep track of everyday life using a computer, tablet, phone and the web. Users can add text, images, audio, scanned documents, files and more to notebooks, synchronize them across multiple devices, and quickly find anything with search tools that can even recognize text inside images.

Rice graduates from basic training in Texas

Corey Rice.
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Air Force Airman Corey M. Rice, of Roanoke, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antiono-Lackland, San Antonio, TX.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an Associate in Applied Science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Rice is the son of Scott and Carrie Rice, of Roanoke.

He is a 2013 graduate of Huntington North High School.


Mitten to showcase Native American bead work

Huntington resident Katrina Mitten will showcase her Native American bead work during Miami Indian Heritage Days on Saturday, Aug. 2, in Fort Wayne.

Mitten is a member of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma. In her teens, she began learning the art of embroidery-style beadwork of the Great Lakes Native Americans by studying family heirlooms and museum collections as she practiced her craft.

New book about Huntington

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Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (center) issues a proclamation on Thursday, July 24, expressing the city's appreciation for the dedication of Huntington University professors who wrote the book "Huntington." English Professor Todd Martin (left) and Jeffrey Webb (right) composed the book, part of the "Images of America" series, offering a look at Huntington's history along with a pictorial narrative.

Markle VFW post sells raffle tickets for grill

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6671, in Markle, will hold a raffle for a Charbroil six-burner stainless steel gas grill during the Markle Wildcat Festival.

The grill was donated by Whitney McBride, manager of the Markle Hardware Store.

Tickets are available from members of VFW Post 6671 and at Markle-area businesses.

The drawing will be held Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. at the Markle Park.