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.
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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.

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.