Doty graduates from basic training in Texas

Sean R. Doty.
Photo provided.

Air Force Airman First Class Sean R. Doty graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in San Antonio, TX.

He is the son of Leslie and Steve Doty, of Anderson, and the grandson of John W. and Marie A. Zahm, of Huntington. He graduated from Alexandria-Monroe High School, in Alexandria, in 2012.

Butterfly workshops at Victory Noll June 24

Huntington County Extension will be providing two workshops on Tuesday, June 24, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., at Victory Noll, in Huntington.

This Butterfly Workshop will feature butterfly life cycles, butterfly facts and myths, and information on how to attract butterflies.

Butterfly eggs, caterpillars in varying stages and butterflies will be available for viewing.

Participants will tour a milkweed patch to search for monarch butterfly eggs and take home butterfly eggs or caterpillars to raise and release for a small fee, while supplies last.

Madeline Mettler named to spring dean’s list at University of Evansville

Madeline Mettler, of Huntington, has achieved a place on the University of Evansville dean's list for academic achievements during the spring semester 2014. Mettler is majoring in archaeology.

Lancaster names all-year honor roll students

Lancaster Elementary School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the entire 2013-14 school year.

They are:

All A's

Fifth grade - Barrett Barscz, Emma Bradford, Kennady Chapin and Breckin Hammel.

Fourth grade - Brendan Brinkman, Rachel Bryant, Wyatt Couch, Keagan Landrum, Clay Richison, Addison Wiley and Jonathan York.

Huntington woman is new principal at Bishop Luers HS in Fort Wayne

Tiffany Albertson, of Huntington, has been named principal of Bishop Luers High School, Fort Wayne, effective July 1.
The announcement was made June 9 by Bishop Kevin Rhoades, head of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese.

Albertson has served as assistant principal of the school since 2007. She succeeds retiring principal Mary Keefer, who announced her retirement as principal in April.

Library open house for retiring Holst is set for Friday, June 13

The Huntington City-Township Public Library Board of Trustees invite the community to attend an open house in honor of outgoing library director Kathy Holst, to be held at the Main Library on Friday, June 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Holst is retiring from Huntington City-Township Public Library after serving as Library Director for nearly 31 years. She began her tenure in November 1983, replacing outgoing director Jim Godsey.

Ivy Tech Foundation receives endowed gift from Hunnicutts

The Ivy Tech Foundation at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast has received an endowed gift from Mike Hunnicutt and his family to establish the Jerin & Caleb Hunnicutt Memorial Scholarship.

Jerin and Caleb, Mike's sons, were from Huntington County. Jerin, 28, died in his Huntington home in 2009; Caleb, 24, died in 2010 in Chicago, where he was living.
Hunnicutt is funding the scholarship at Ivy Tech Northeast as a legacy for them. This fall, there will be a $500 scholarship available.

The criteria to receive the scholarship are as follows:

Family game night is June 17 at Huntington main library

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will have a Family Game Night in the Main Library on Tuesday, June 17.

The library staff will be on hand with old favorite games like UNO, Clue and Candyland, as well as some newer selections, including Ticket to Ride, Oz Fluxx and Carcassonne, and will be happy to teach participants how to play. Meet other families and enjoy a night of free family entertainment.

Space is limited, so registration is appreciated. Participants should bring their own snacks and (nonalcoholic) beverages, if desired.

HCCF announces six winners of James and Nancy Breiner Family scholarships

Pictured from left, Elliott Forth, Aleesha Gamble, Abigail Hoffman, Rachel Platt, Kylie Tester and Mariah Zumbrun.
Photos provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Elliott Forth, Aleesha Gamble, Abigail Hoffman, Rachel Platt, Kylie Tester and Mariah Zumbrun have been awarded 2014 James and Nancy Breiner Family scholarships.

Forth, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, plasn to attend Ball State University majoring in secondary or physical education. He is the son of Ann and Steven Forth, of Andrews.

Churches team up to present ‘Weird Animals’ VBS running June 22-26

Salamonie Church of the Brethren and Lancaster Wesleyan Church present "Weird Animals - Where Jesus' Love is One-of-a-kind."

The vacation Bible school will take place Sunday, June 22, through Thursday, June 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each evening.

The VBS program is open to ages 4 through fifth grade. Games, experiments, snacks, music and surprise adventures are planned for the program.

The event takes place at Salamonie Church of the Brethren, 2662W-600S, Warren. For more information call 468-2663.


Although doors barely closed on this school year, Love INC already gearing up to help next year’s kids

Sharon Rainwater, a volunteer at Love INC, sorts clothing for the organization’s back-to-school program.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Although the doors have barely closed on the 2013-14 school year, Love In The Name of Christ is getting ready for the school doors to re-open this fall.

The organization is currently accepting gifts of clothing and backpacks for students to use this fall. Monetary donations, as well as books, are also welcome.

The donations will be distributed to students of limited resources during a back-to-school shopping event Aug. 1 and 2. Families of those students must register in order to participate, with registrations accepted at Love INC June 16 through July 24.

Crestview announces honor roll students for fourth quarter

Crestview Middle School has announced honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year.
They are:

All A's
Eighth grade - Hollyn K. Anderson, Brianna Bates, Rachael LeeMarie Berggren, Madison R. Brewer, Kelsey Bruckner, Caleigh Nicole Burkley, Haley Jo Burnau, Haley Renee Cook, Reid Dillion, Lauren Marie Farrell, Jacob Thomas Foster, Elli Marie Gerber, Megan Elizabeth Gilpin, Melanie Ann Gradeless and Sydnee Jill Gradeless.

HCTPL launches participation in Big Library Read

The Huntington City-Township Public Lib-rary has launched its participation in the digital Big Library Read program, in which library card holders may borrow and read the mystery e-book "A Pedigree to Die For" by going to nidl.lib.over

The book is the first in the Melanie Travis Mystery Series by Laurien Berenson.

First Federal Savings Bank gets ranking on Top 200 Community Banks list by mag

First Federal Savings Bank, Huntington, was named one of the Top 200 Community Banks in the country by American Banker magazine.

First Federal was number 166 on the list.

Institutions qualified for the list by posting a three-year average return on equity of 8.66 percent or higher.


33 HNHS students get CNA pins at ceremony

Jacob Mellendorf (right) receives his certified nurse aide pin from Tiffanney Drummond, RN, director of the CNA program at Huntington North High School, as HNHS Principal Chad Daugherty looks on.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Thirty-three students in Huntington North High School health services program received their certified nurse aide pins during a ceremony held Monday, June 2, in the HNHS auditorium.

All 33 of the students had previously passed the two-part state licensing examination and are now qualified to work as CNAs.