Duck race champs

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Blake Murphy (left) and Alex Wesco, both of Huntington, received Walmart gift cards after they won the Nerdy Scientist Duck Race, part of the Huntington City-Township Public Library's summer reading program, "Fizz! Boom! READ!"

HCCSC student registration is July 30

The Huntington County Community School Corporation will hold registration for students starting Wednesday, July 30.

Students who need to register are elementary school students, students entering middle school (grade six) and all students who are new to the corporation.

Students should register at the school office in their attendance area.
On Wednesday, July 30, registration will be held from 1 to 7 p.m.

Registration will also be held on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 7, from 1 to 3 p.m.


Faith Community Church of God to host vacation Bible school

Faith Community Church of God will host vacation Bible school from Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each evening.

The theme for vacation Bible school is SonQuest Rainforest. The church will transform into an animal-filled rainforest where kids 3 years old to those entering sixth grade will discover the knowledge in God's word and have an opportunity to respond to His truth by living out their Christian faith.

Activities will include story time, crafts, games, snacks and songs.

YSB announces its Safe Place 4-H winners

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County has announced Jacob Allred, Stormee Putt and Alexis Garcia as this year's 4-H Safe Place winners.

Each received a $10 gift card and miscellaneous Safe Place items.

Safe Place is a crisis intervention program designed to provide youth with immediate assistance during times of crisis. The primary goal is to reduce the incidence of runaways, homelessness, throw-away children or other abuse and neglect directed toward young people.

Entertainment at Splash on the Wabash

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the band Island Vibe perform in the gazebo on the Liver River Island at Jefferson Street during the Splash on the Wabash on Saturday, July 26.

Exploring creatures

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Neil Ainslee (right), of the Upper Wabash River Basin Commission, helps John Johnson (left) and Maximus Bruner explore the tiny creatures found in river water during the Splash on the Wabash on Saturday, July 26.

Splash on the Wabash

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Splash on the Wabash participants acknowledge friends on the Etna Avenue bridge as they float down the Wabash River on Saturday, July 26.

Making snakes

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Andrea Krumanaker (left) and Karina Clifford stuff neckties with rice to make them into snakes on Saturday morning, July 26, at the Andrews Public LIbrary as part of the library's Club Create session.

Aiming for the target

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Logan Boyer (left), of Roanoke, a member of the 4-H Robotics Team 1502 T.H.R.U.S.T., assists as the "Atlas" robot tosses a 24-inch ball toward a target in a demonstration held Sunday, July 20, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Fairgoers were invited to participate in an "Aerial Endeavor" competition, in which they used remote controls to navigate and shoot the balls through the hole.

Chelsen Elliott joins The Nail Station as technician

Chelsen Elliott.
Photo by Russ Grindle.

Nail Technician Chelsen Elliott has graduated from Huntington Beauty College as a cosmetologist, and is now employed at The Nail Station in Huntington.

She is a lifelong Roanoke resident and graduated from Huntington North High School.

She specializes in nail art and is now offering eyebrow waxes and facials.

She says she works every day, except Sunday, and is available by appointment on Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HHS ‘54 to have 60-year reunion

The Huntington High School class of 1954 is planning to hold their 60th reunion on Saturday evening, Aug. 2, at the LaFontaine Golf Club.

The facility is located north of Huntington on Ind.-5.
Members of the 1953 and 1955 classes are invited to attend the festivities following the dinner, at 8 p.m.

Call 786-3699 for more details.


Festival sponsor

Photo provided.

Bippus State Bank has signed on as corporate sponsor of the Andrews Summer Festival, sealing the deal with a $1,000 donation to help fund the festival. "This will allow the committee to offer many events and activities to the Andrews community that it otherwise may not have been able to do," says Festival Chair Cathy Johnson. Attending the announcement were (from left) Johnson; Kathy Gamble, Tammy Clift and Conner Gamble; festival committee members: Ryan Warner, president of Bippus State Bank; and Kelli Williams, festival committee. The Andrews Summer Festival will be held Aug.

Adult ed classes begin in new location July 28

The Huntington Adult Education classroom is moving to the St. Peter Lutheran Church school building at 605 Polk St., in Huntington. Classes will begin July 28 at that location.

Adult education classes for students 16 years and older are offered free of charge, through IMPACT Institute in preparation for the high school equivalency exam (the former GED).

The next exam will be on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Huntington County Community Schools Vocational Building.

S.P.A.R.K. program ends with games at Drover

Courtney Okuly (right) is tagged by Madison Klender, S.P.A.R.K. director, in a game of Capture the Flag during the program’s concluding day of activities and games on Friday, July 18, at Drover Park.
Photo by Lauren M. Winterfeld.

The Summer Parks and Recreation for Kids (S.P.A.R.K.) program wrapped up Friday, July 18 ,at Drover Park.

Children ages 5 to 14 were eligible to participate in the summer program, which met at four parks throughout Huntington over the course of five weeks.

The program's participants were not alone at the culminating celebration, where the program's directors were present to wrap up the season as well.

S.P.A.R.K. directors are hired by the Huntington Parks Department to supervise the day-to-day goings-on for the program's duration.

LACE helps fund two B&G Club programs

The Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County offers two prevention programs, both funded by grants from LACE (Local Anti-drug Coalition Efforts).

More than 100 youth in kindergarten through eighth grade are participating in SMART Moves, which encourages healthy decision making and critical thinking skills. Youth learn how to avoid and resist alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and premature sexual activity. They also have the opportunity to take part in arts and crafts, camping, fishing and volunteering.