Community

Gift gives remergency responders instant access to weather info

Huntington Fire Chief Matt Armstrong (left) and Chief Dispatcher Paul Adams (right) accept a check from CF Industries Superintendent Brad Gordan that will be used to purchase a weather station for use by Huntington emergency personnel.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington firefighters and other emergency personnel will soon have instant access to current wind speeds and other weather information, thanks to a donation from Huntington's CF Industries.

The donation will be used to purchase a weather station that will be mounted on a communications tower at the City Building, Huntington Fire Chief Matt Armstrong says.

"If we have a gas leak or some other kind of a leak, or a fire, it's important to know how hard the wind is blowing," Armstrong says. "This will give us the temperature, the wind speed and the direction."

At the head of the class


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Top 25 students in the Huntington North High School Class of 2009 were honored by the Huntington Kiwanis Club at a luncheon Thursday, May 21, at Huntington University's Habecker Dining Commons. The Top 25 are (front row from left) Tayah Kline, Samantha Drayer, Whitney Neuenschwander, Leah Street, Haley Strass, Sarah Henderson, Kaitlyn Batt, Rachel Clor, Ashley Robbins and Emilie Jamison; and (back row from left) Megan Burnworth, Bethany Mason, Karissa Miller, Tyler Stoffel, Joshua Riggle, Ethan J.

Just checking


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Katherine Hiple (left), of Huntington, has her bone density measured by Gerlynn Vonderhaar, of Parkview Hospital, during the fifth annual Senior Expo on Thursday, May 21, at the Huntington Unversity Medrillat Center for Physical Education and Recreation Center.

Checking out the Expo booths


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Steve Bumgardner (left), of Fred Toenges Shoes and Pedorthics, Fort Wayne, discusses some of the company's products with Sandy (center) and Mike Gosnell, of Huntington, during the Senior Expo on Thursdy, May 21.

Free lunch at Senior Expo


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sister Delores McGinley heads up the lunch line, picking up a plate of a chicken salad sandwich, potato salad and chips, during the Senior Expo on Thursday, May 21. Area business and organizatins sponsored free breaksfast and free lunch at the fifth annual event.

Expo dance


Photo by Scott Trauner.

A Joy Pleaser Clown member takes Sue Rumple, chairman of the board for the Huntington County Council on Aging, for a quick dance spin on Thursday, May 21, at the fifth annual Senior Expo.

Scholarship presentation


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington North High School senior Kaitlyn Batt (seated, right) received a $10,000 scholarship from the Coca Cola Foundation. Also on hand for the presentation on Monday, May 18, were Chris Hoke, Huntington North teacher and Batt's choice for the Teacher of Distinction Award and Bill Marty, public relations manager for Indiana Coca Cola Enterprises.

LaFontaine Arts Council names top artists for May

Andrea Broxon (front left) and Kesley Godfroy (front right) were recognized recently as LaFontaine Arts Council Artists of the Month.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The LaFontaine Arts Council has named two Huntington Catholic School students as an "Artist of the Month."

Andrea Broxon of Huntington won two awards: one in music, and the other in band and choir. The eighth-grader was nominated by Joan Gardner, the music teacher at Huntington Catholic for her "strong musical ability," as well as her high ratings at the ISSMA solo contest for the past three years and her selection into the All-State Middle School Honors Choir.

Transwheel plans warehouse in Andrews, expansion at current facility in Huntington

Things are looking up for the empty Dana facility in Andrews as Transwheel Corporation hopes to use the building as a warehouse.

And the good news from Transwheel doesn't stop there - the company also plans to expand its business in Huntington.

Company officials submitted SB-1 (Statement of Benefits) forms to the Andrews Town Council and the Huntington Common Council early this month. The forms indicate Transwheel would invest money in equipment at both facilities, increase the number of employees at its Huntington operation and create several new positions in Andrews.

Area reservoirs to host fishing derbies for kids

Children ages 2 to 14 years are invited to participate in one of three fishing derbies to be held at the Upper Wabash Reservoirs on June 6.

The derbies are a part of the statewide Free Fishing Weekend and registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Fishing will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by an awards ceremony.

Each participating child will receive a prize. There are grand prizes for largest fish caught in three age categories.

Prizes include fishing tackle, tackle boxes and fishing rods and reels.

BZA to consider four items

The Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals will be asked to rule on four requests during its meeting on Tuesday, May 26.

The panel will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the GAR Room on the second floor of the Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public.

Requests filed with the board include:
• A request by Janet Myer for a special exception to locate a styling salon on property at 1318W-1100N, Clear Creek Township.

• A request by Greg and Judy Parker to allow a flag lot (a lot connected to the road only by a narrow driveway) on Station Road, in Jackson Township.

Float entries for Heritage Days Parade is June 2

The Huntington Heritage Days committee announces that the deadline for all float entries is June 2.

This year's theme is "Celebrate Our Town," and only 140 entries will be accepted.

Floats can be entered in one of the following categories, adult group (over 18 years old), antique vehicle, classic vehicle, best theme float, horse unit, marching band, marching color guard, motorized unit, performing units, religious unit and youth group (18 years and younger).

The height of the float should be no more than 13 feet from the street. All entries must be decorated.

13 receive Shuman Family Scholarships

Cindy Allred, Mallory Bunting, Asha Goings, Kelli Guhl, Courtney Kilander, Claude Nave, Michelle Nunley, Emily Reich, Benji Riley, Kirsten Salter, Nicole Shaw, Sarah Stine and Ashley Wilcoxson have each been awarded a $500 Charles A. and Wilma E. Shuman (Sanger) Family Scholarship by the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Allred, a 1984 graduate of Huntington North High School, will be attending Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) to major in radiography.

She is the daughter of Richard and Doris Middaugh of Huntington.

Holder, Holley, Maranda earn Scott Breiner Mermorial scholarships

Branden Holder, Derek Holley and Whitney Maranda have each been awarded a $500 Scott Breiner Memorial Scholarship from the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Holder, a 2008 graduate of Huntington North High School, will be a sophomore at Anderson University majoring in psychology, criminal justice and youth leadership.

He is the son of Kimberly Holder of Andrews.

Holder is an active member of Anderson University's "To Write Love on Her Arms" chapter (suicide/self-injury prevention) and a member of the AU Psychology Department's club.

Harris gets Dave Reeves Athletic Scholarship from HCCF

Alli Harris has been awarded the $500 Dave Reeves Athletic Scholarship from the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Harris, a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School, plans to attend Purdue University to major in secondary education.

She is the daughter of Kenneth and Beverly Harris of Huntington.

In high school, Harris participated in Future Educators of America, girls' track and field, National Honor Society, class council, Student Athletic Board and marching band.

Krieg gets McCurley Scholarship

Brittany Krieg has been awarded a $1,000 Gary W. McCurley Scholarship by the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Krieg, a 2008 graduate of Huntington North High School, will be a sophomor at Huntington University majoring in educational ministries and child development.

She is the daughter of Michael Kreig and Donna Herring and granddaughter of Florsie Krieg of Huntington.

While in high school, Krieg participated in the fall and spring One-Act Play Festivals, marching band, colorguard, concert band, and National Honor Society.

Harris gains Shirley and George Kilander Scholarship

Alli Harris has been awarded the $1,400 Shirley and George Kilander Purdue University Scholarship by the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Harris, a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School, plans to attend Purdue University majoring in Secondary Education.

She is the daughter of Kenneth and Beverly Harris, of Huntington.

In high school, Harris participated in Future Educator of America, girls' track and field, National Honor Society, class council, Student Athletic Board and marching band.

Dyson, Eckerley, Mower earn Jim and Nancy Breiner scholarships

Jessica Dyson, Alyssa Eckerley and Marisa Mower have each been awarded a $500 Jim and Nancy Breiner Scholarship from the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Dyson, a 2009 graduate of Northfield High School, plans to attend Ball State University to major in elementary education.

She is the daughter of Troy and Kelly Dyson of Wabash.

Kilander is recipient of Heith Garner Volulnteer Scholarship

Courtney Kilander has been awarded a $500 Heith Garner Volunteer Scholarship by the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Kilander, a 2008 graduate of Calvary Chapel Christian School, will be a sophomore at Huntington University majoring in theater and non-profit management.

She is the daughter of Kimberly Kilander of Huntington.

Four claim Andrews First Christian Church scholarships

Alyson Hess and Catherine Eisenhauer have each been awarded a $550 Andrews First Christian Church Memorial Scholarship from the Huntington County Community Foundation.

In addition, Kellie Guhl and Zen Hess have each been awarded $300 scholarships from the same fund.

Alyson Hess, a 2007 graduate of Huntington North High School, will be in her third year at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) majoring in English.

She is the daughter of David and Kimberly Hess of Andrews.

Stine earns Vincent Allman Scholarship

Sarah Stine has been awarded a $500 Vincent M. Allman Scholarship by the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Stine, a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School, will be a freshman at Huntington University majoring in art education.

She is the daughter of Rodney and Kay Stine of Huntington,

While in high school, Stine participated in Masque and Gavel Club, Speech and Debate Team, Campus Life, Student Leaders, Art Express, 4-H and dance.

HU hands out 235 diplomas

G. Blair Dowden (left), president of Huntington University, welcomes commencement speaker Dr. John A. Berbaum during Huntington University’s graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 16.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Forty-nine Huntington County residents were among the 235 graduations receiving diplomas during Huntington University's 111th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16.

The ceremony, traditionally held outdoors on the university's front campus, was held this year inside the Merillat Complex for Physical Education and Recreation because of the threat of rain.

Huntington County graduates included:

Kristin Elizabeth Amor, of Huntington, earning a master of education degree in early adolescent education. (Will complete requirements in July.)

Three selected for Coll scholarships

Kayla Felton, Nicole Shaw and Chelsea Noffsinger have each been awarded a $500 Dorothy M. Coll scholarship from the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Felton, a 2008 graduate of Huntington North High School, will be a sophomore at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of David and Elaine Felton of Huntington. While at IUPUI, Felton has been an IUPUI School of Science "A" Student, been on the Dean's List of Highest Honors for Academic Excellence and been a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Bergman awards go to three Warren residents

Emily Frankle and Emily Jones have each been awarded a $2,000 George A. Bergman and Garnet L. Bergman scholarship from the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Samantha Drayer has also been awarded a $1,700 scholarship from this fund.

Frankle, a 2007 graduate of Huntington North High School, will be a junior at Huntington University majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Joel and Jennifer Frankle of Warren. While in high school, Frankle participated in Campus Life, youth group and concert band. She has also taught Sunday school since her sophomore year.

Jessica Williams earnes 2 4 Golf Scholarship from foundation

Jessica Williams has been awarded the $500 2 4 Golf Scholarship by the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Williams, a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School, plans to attend IPFW majoring in either journalism or history. She is the daughter of Jerry and Jan Williams of Huntington. While in high school, Williams participated in golf, freshman basketball, Student Athletic Board and HNHS newspaper.

Walk through down on May 29 and 30 will open eyes to history

Nick Windemuth poses in his meat market, which was located at 541 N. Jefferson, in the the same block of downtown Huntington as the Huntington Theater.
Photo provided.

What's "cool" about Plasterer's Antiques & Things?

Anyone who can figure that one out might want to keep going down the street.

Susan Taylor has come up with a list of questions focusing on historical aspects of a dozen downtown Huntington buildings in the first Historical Walking Tour, to be held Friday and Saturday, May 29 and 30.

The tour is sponsored by Huntington Alert, a local historic preservation group, in cooperation with the Downtown Business Group. And the event is being held during National Preservation Month, which is observed during May.

Organizers say Senior Expo will have full contingent of attractions

The Fifth Annual Huntington County Senior Expo will be held on Thursday, May 21, at the Huntington University Fieldhouse. Pictured are Norma Jean Baker (left), Senior Center volunteer, and Holly Saunders, executive director at the center.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Holly Saunders, executive director of the Huntington County Council on Aging, says planning for the Fifth Annual Huntington County Senior Expo is moving along more smoothly.

"This is our fifth year, so we have a good idea of what needs to be done in terms of putting it all together," Saunders states.

The expo showcases several vendor booths mostly geared towards providing Senior services. It will be held on Thursday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Huntington University Fieldhouse.

Quilts, talent show join Heritage Days lineup

Members of the Heritage Days steering committee take a few minutes for a group photograph.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington's Heritage Days festival will feature several new events this year, including a quilt show and a talent show.

Heritage Days will take place this year June 17 through 28, with a carnival only running July 17-21. This festival's first weekend, June 19-21, will showcase activities at Huntington Municipal Airport, including hot air balloon events. Additional festival events will take place June 24-28 and will include a parade on June 27.

HCCF hands out three college scholarships

Three Huntington County residents have each been awarded a Huntington County Community Foundation scholarship.

As semi-finalists for the Huntington County Community Foundation Lilly Endowment Community Scholarships, Micah Snabl, Bethany Mason and Kiela Clore will each receive a $1,500, four-year community foundation scholarship.

Snabl has been active in 4-H Robotics Club, church activities, adopt-a-highway, Jazz Band and martial arts. He is among the Top 10 of his class. Snabl plans to attend Purdue University and major in physics.

Top vocational students


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington Kiwanis Club honored the two top students from each vocational program at Huntington North High School during a luncheon Thrusday, may 14, at Habecker Dining Commons.

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