It’s official

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Partners 1st Federal Credit Union held a ribbon cutting on Friday, May 9, to celebrate its newest branch, located at 621 Cherry St., in Huntington. The location, formerly Huntington Schools Federal Credit Union, became a Partners 1st branch following a merger of the two credit unions earlier this year.

Closer to the goal

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Holly Saunders (right), executive director of the Huntington County Council on Aging, accepts a check for $266.16 from Lori Crispen (center) executive director of Tipton Place, and Mindy Muchow (left), community relations manager at Tipton Place. The three are standing inside the future home of the Huntington County Senior Center on West Park Drive, and the donation - representing proceeds from a car show held at Tipton Place on May 3 - will go toward the renovation fund for the new center.

Checking out a classic

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

David Kendall, of Huntington, peers in the window of a 1952 Ford Crestline at the Saturday Morning Cruise-In for Coffee car show, held Saturday, May 10, at the Huntington Moose Lodge. The parking lot was full of classic and show cars as well as admirers. The event supported Camp H.E.R.O., held by the Huntington County Sheriff's Department.

On the job

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Talia Finney (left) and Amy Mattox, both of Huntington, drill holes in the bottom of an outside wall panel during Habitat for Humanity's Women's Build Day Saturday, May 10. They joined about 25 women constructing a house at 1316 Drover St. The house is being built for Timothy and Melissa Ivey.

Tea for mom

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Cody Dauscher (left) and Isaac Conwell, students in Cathy Geyer's class at Roanoke Elementary School, get refreshments for their moms, Jennifer Dauscher and Cara Conwell, during the annual Mothers Tea at the school. The tea was held on Friday, May 9.

Around the world

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Phileas Fogg - in doll form - has been circling the globe in preparation for the Pulse Opera House show, "Around the World in 80 Days." He left Warren March 26 and was last sighted in New York City. His progress is being tracked on the Facebook Group "Around the World in 80 Days at the Pulse." The stage production of "Around the World in 80 Days" at the Warren theater opened May 9, with upcoming performances on May 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 and 24. Tickets are available online at or by calling 375-7017.

Nursing Home Week

In observance of National Nursing Home Week, May 12 through 17, Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (right) presents a proclamation to Sheema Gouvan, activities director at Hickory Creek at Huntington on Monday, May 12, as Administrator Brandon Kastner looks on. The residents of the facility had a carnival party to celebrate the proclamation, complete with snow cones, popcorn and games.

Honoring heroes

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Juanita Hedrick, of Markle, holds up a picture of her brother during ceremonies held at the Ride 4 Fallen motorcycle ride Saturday, May 10 at Huntington North High School. Hedrick's brothers, Mike and George Bustos, were both killed during the Vietnam War. About 75 people attended the event, which included a color guard by Huntington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 and American Legion Post 7, the national anthem sung by veteran Jason McCoy and a reading of veterans' names. The ride honored military heroes who died in service.

Ready for the water

Roanoke Elementary School fourth-graders (from left) Michael Mazelin, Austin Taylor, Ari Wise and Brady Shearer prepare for a canoe trip at Camp Potawotami. The fourth grade classes made their annual trip to Camp Potawotami on May 8 and 9.

Annual Bob Kohr Fun Shoot set for June 15 at Roush FW Area

The annual Bob Kohr Fun Shoot will be held on June 15 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Roush Fish and Wildlife Area.

The event is open to youth and adults, and is sponsored by the Roush Fish and Wildlife Area, National Wild Turkey Federation and Whitetails Unlimited.

The shotgun, rifle and pistol shoot are open to both novice and seasoned shooters. Participants are asked to bring their own firearm and ammunition. Sponsors will provide both to those who don't have their own.

Warren-area girls get invitation to SSF pageant

Girls ages 5 to 19 who live in Warren and the surrounding area are invited to participate in the 2014 Salamonie Summer Festival Pageant.

An orientation meeting and pictures will be held on Saturday, June 14, at 10 a.m. The pageant will be held on Sunday, June 29, at 3:30 p.m. Detailed information will be sent to participants after they register.

Registration forms are available at East of Chicago Pizza, iAB financial bank, PNC Bank and Warren Service & Supply, all in Warren. The registration deadline is June 6.

Huntington North’s thespians will present ‘Bugsy Malone’ May 29, 30, 31

Flappers, gangsters and showgirls will take over the stage at Huntington North High School as more than 80 students combine their talents in the spring musical, "Bugsy Malone."

Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 29, 30 and 31, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.

Tickets may also be purchased in advance from any cast member or by calling school treasurer Kathy Putman at 356-6104 on school days from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Taking her best shot

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Lily Bowers, 3, of Huntington, takes aim at a target at the Huntington Youth Leadership carnival held at the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse Saturday, May 10. She is the daughter of Damika Webb and Colt Bowers, of Huntington. The carnival, which was a service project organized by four HNHS students, benefited the Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County.

Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club recognizes 19 fourth-graders

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The Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club recognized 19 fourth-graders from Andrews, Flint Springs, Huntington Catholic, Lancaster, Lincoln, Northwest, Roa- noke and Salamonie schools at its 23rd Terrific Kids Night on April 28.

"TERRIFIC" means Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Inclusive, Friendly, Inquisitive and Capable.

The following students were honored as Terrific Kids:

• Elijah Smith, Jabez Bingham and Harrison Niswander from Andrews.

• Ella Stroud, Janessa Creech and Meg Chamomile from Flint Springs.

Terrific Kids

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The Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized the following Huntington County fourth grade students during the club's Terrific Kids Night. Pictured are (front row, from left) Sydney Joseph, Gracie Grossman, Emma Sparks and Abagail Miller; and (back row, from left) Rebecca Hall, Jayden Oden, Noah Vogleman, Callie Coon and Cheyne Slone.