Sign of spring

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Scott Landrum spreads dry fertilizer on a southern Huntington County field on Wednesday afternoon, April 23.

4-H sheep, goat ID days on Saturday, May 3

Identification days for Huntington County 4-H sheep and goat members will be held on Saturday morning, May 3, at Hier's Park.

Youth enrolled in the 4-H goat project will need to bring market goats to the goat pavilion between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. for identification and weighing of the animals. Members with breeding does or pet care entries must complete the enrollment paperwork but do not have to bring the animals to the fairgrounds.

Pygmy goat association to hold show locally at fairgrounds on May 2

A National Pygmy Goat Association sanctioned show will be held at the Huntington County 4-H Fairgrounds on May 2, 3 and 4.

The show will start on Friday, May 2, at 6 p.m., Saturday at 8 a.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m.

Local 4-H members are invited to this youth open show. It will be an opportunity for the members and their animals to gain some experience in the show ring before the 4-H Fair begins.

All ages of does and wethers can be shown for a small fee for each class. Plaques will be awarded to all grand and reserve champions in each division for the youth show.

20 years in business

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Elna Lantz, who owns the three Subway restaurants in Huntington, receives a 20-year service recognition award from Subway business consultant Jon Gnagy. Lantz was presented the award Thursday, April 24, at the Subway eatery located inside the Huntington Walmart store. Lantz purchased her first Subway franchise in 1992.

City souvenir

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters examines a commemorative mug presented to him by Sarah Kyle after Fetters presented a program at Flint Springs Elementary School on Wednesday, April 23. The mug is the last in a limited edition of mugs commissioned by Kyle's late husband, former Mayor Robert Kyle, for the 150th anniversary of the city of Huntington. Sarah Kyle is a member of the Huntington County Community School Corporation board of trustees, and Robert Kyle also served on the school board prior to being elected mayor.

Crisis intervention

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Deputy Ron Boxell of the Huntington County Sheriff's Department discusses how a crisis intervention team (CIT) provides an alternative to arrest and jailing of people in a mental health crisis. He is joined (from left) by Kathleen Bayes of the National Alliance of Mental Illness-Fort Wayne and Lynette Walter, a Huntington County resident and the parent of a special needs child. Heather Parsons (far right) facilitated the discussion panel, part of the Huntington County Leadership Academy program presented Tuesday, April 22, at the Horace Mann Education Center.

Teams organizing for Huntington County’s Relay for Life June 14

Teams are being organized for the Relay for Life of Huntington County.

The event, which raises funds for the American Cancer Society, will be held at Kriegbaum Field, beginning on June 14 at 10 a.m. and continuing until June 15 at 10 a.m.

Teams can be made up of co-workers, friends and family members or representatives of businesses, schools, organizations and religious groups.

Prior to the event, team members raise dollars through fund-raisers and sponsorships. During the event, teams camp out at Kriegbaum Field as members take turns walking a track.

HU presents one-act play festival May 2 and 3

The Huntington University Theatre Company will present its annual One-Act Festival on May 2 and May 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Alpha Psi Omega, HU's chapter of the national thespian honor society, is collecting canned good items for Love INC in Huntington. Three canned food items covers the admission of one ticket. Otherwise, there is a charge for tickets. Seating is limited.

HNHS band to perform concert

The Huntington North High School Wind Ensemble will perform a joint concert with the Indiana Wesleyan University Wind Ensemble on Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Crestview Middle School.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The IWU group is directed by Professor Michael Flanagin, a former band director at Riverview Middle School, and Dr. Chris Ann Lessly.

The HNHS ensemble will perform its contest music and combine with the IWU ensemble to perform "A New Day Dawning," written by IWU student Brian Sanoshy.


Announce upcoming 4-H events schedule

Sunday, May 4
• 2 p.m. - Rifle. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

Monday, May 5
• 6 p.m. - Archery. Community Building, Hier's Park.

Tuesday, May 6
• County offices closed for Election Day.

• 6:30 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.

• 7 p.m. - PQA Workshop. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

Wednesday, May 7
• 5:30 p.m. - 4-H Camp Counselor training. Allen County Extension Office.

• 6 p.m. - Golden Eagles. Community Building, Hier's Park.

HU to launch new graduate Christian ministry degrees

Huntington University will launch three new graduate Christian ministry degrees this fall.

The two-year master's level degree programs will concentrate in the areas of global initiatives, global youth ministry and pastoral leadership.

Planting begins at  Community Garden

Huntington County Master Gardener Marlene Schleiffer, of Huntington (left), and 4-H Educator Julia Miller plant onion sets in the Helping Hands Community Garden Wednesday, April 23.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The potatoes and onions are already in the ground; soon to come, beets, cabbage, peas, cucumbers and a host of other vegetables free for the picking in the Helping Hands Community Garden.

This is the fifth year the garden has been planted, in the field alongside Viking Lane, adjacent to Huntington North High School. Planting began on Wednesday, April 23 as volunteers descended on the plot, tilling the soil and mapping out where vegetables will be placed in anticipation of a harvest free to anyone in the county.

Arts Council recognizes three Crestview students

The LaFontaine Arts Council’s Artists of the Month for March, all from Crestview Middle School, and the teachers who nominated them.

Three students from Crestview Middle School have been honored by the LaFontaine Arts Council as Artists of the Month for March.

Students who were recognized are Elizabeth Nalliah, Carissa Schuhler and Hailey Stepler.

Nalliah, a seventh-grader, is the daughter of Paul and Ruth Nalliah, of Huntington. She was nominated by teacher John Wenning for her accomplishments in vocal leader.

Fetters to host Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on May 1

In recognition of the National Day of Prayer, Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters will host the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 1, at 7:30 a.m.

The breakfast will be held at Habecker Dining Commons on the Huntington University campus.

There is a cost to attend and reservations are required. Seating is limited to the first 100 who respond.

Reservations will be accepted until noon on Tuesday, April 29, by calling 356-1400 extension 212 or by email at carol.pugh@


Lincoln sets kindergarten orientation

Kindergarten orientation at Lincoln Elementary School is scheduled for Tuesday, May 6, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Lincoln area students who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2014, are invited to attend with their parents/guardians.

Parents need to bring a copy of birth certificate (official copy from the Health Department), proof of residence and immunization records.

There is still time to register for kindergarten and the orientation session by calling the school at 356-2914.