80 students earn scholarships through HCCF

Eighty students - both 2014 high school graduates and current college students - have been awarded scholarships through the Huntington County Community Foundation this spring.

A total of approximately $100,000 in scholarships was awarded, says HCCF Executive Director Mich-ael Howell, with each student receiving an average of $1,200. Individual scholarships ranged from $500 to $4,500.

Trio of locals graduates from LDS seminary

Tyler Henline, Alissa Weight, Jonathan Scott and Lizabeth Prange (from left) graduated from the seminar program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Henline, Scott and Prange are Huntington North students; Weight attends Southern Wells.
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Tyler Henline, Lizabeth Prange and Jonathan Scott, all 2014 graduates of Huntington North High School, graduated from the seminary program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on June 1.

Over four years of high school, the students met daily for early morning classes at the church's Huntington chapel, studying the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon and the history of the Latter-day Saint faith.

Townsend Institute to launch at HU in fall 2015

John Townsend.
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The Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling will launch at Huntington University in the fall of 2015.

The institute will offer master's degree programs in counseling and organizational leadership rooted in the character-based model advocated by Dr. John Townsend, a best selling author, leadership consultant and psychologist.

Lancaster hails AY perfect attendance

Lancaster Elementary School has honored students who achieved perfect attendance for the entire 2013-14 school year,

They are:
Landin Amerman, Barrett Barscz, Braeden Christiansen, Cheyenne Cottrell, Anikah Eckert, LeAnn Felton, Xavier Gareri, Saij Hildebrandt, Joshua Hill, Luke Hill, Jared Jamison, Emma Johnson, James Johnson, Brett Krumanaker, Kaylee Krumanaker, Bailey Landrum and Keagan Landrum.

Clear Elevation holds OH

Clear Elevation, in Roanoke, will hold an open house on Tuesday, June 10, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in celebration of its first anniversary.

Light refreshments will be served. Visitors will be able to see sample websites, graphic design and photography.

Clear Elevation is a partnership between Huntington University and Reusser Design.


Crestview Middle School announces perfect attendance students for year

Crestview Middle School announces students earning perfect attendance for the 2013-14 school year.

They are:
Isaiah Clampitt, Isabelle Fuentes, Aidan Hosler, Emma McNally, Audra Neal, Callie Stetzel, David Troyer, Peyton LeCount, Faith Leist, Colt Myers, Brianna Purvis, Maya Hernandez and Sidney Riedhart.


Warren’s class of 1964 gathers for 50-year reunion

Classmates attended the 50-year reunion of the Warren High School class of 1964 recently.
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The Warren High School Class of 1964 held its 50-year class reunion on May 12.

Attendees included Sandy Fulcher Richison, Marilyn Rettig, Susette McIntire Moore, Elise Maddock Smith, Vicki Boxell Morreale, Sandy Rybolt Booher, Carolyn Cloud Jones, Mary Helen Jones Wheeler and Irene Griffith Speakman.

Doughty selected for leadership sessions

Del Doughty.
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Dr. Del Doughty, interim vice president for academic affairs at Huntington University, was one of 32 mid-level administrators in higher education nationwide to be selected by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a year-long Senior Leadership Academy.

Individuals chosen for the program are administrators in higher education who have been identified by their institutions as having the potential for senior leadership positions in independent colleges or universities.

Stoffel to study at Trine with help of Pyle award

Caleb Stoffel.
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Caleb Stoffel, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2014 Frank L. Pyle Sr. Scholarship.

Stoffel, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will be attending Trine University, majoring in mechanical engineering. He is the son of Annette and Mike Stoffel.

Stoffel is a National Honor Society member and has played soccer and basketball at Huntington North. His volunteer work has been with the New Life Food Ministry, 4-H and as a math tutor.

Five on VU dean’s list

Vincennes University has announced the names of local students to its dean's list for spring 2014.

They are:

• Wade Berry, of Huntington, conservation law enforcement.

• Taylor Bitzer, of Andrews, precision machining tech.

• Brandon Burnworth, of Huntington, precision machining tech.

• Shannon Mathias, of Huntington, culinary arts.

HCCF announces 21 students earn Shuman Family scholarships

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Doug Baker, Josie Beaver, Kay Bennett, Elizabeth Blinn, Tiffany Burke, Luke Doughty, Elizabeth Freck, Lea Gamble, Jenna Heaston, Joanna Hersey, Alex Hoffman, Andrew McElhaney, Mariah Meadows, Kaylynn Rosen, Maria Scott, Zachary Shearer, Alexa Shoemaker, Brittney Stephan, Marissa Stephan, Nicholas Williams and Aaron Wolf have been awarded 2014 Charles and Wilma Sanger Shuman Family scholarships.

Clown in town

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"Skeeter," a clown with the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, will hold a meet-and-greet Thursday, June 12, at the Andrews Dairy Store. She will present a 20-minute program starting at 10 a.m., performing skits and tricks and explaining the history of the circus. The circus will present two 90-minute performances on June 20, at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., in the town lot at the end of Terrel Street. Circus tickets may be purchased in advance at the Andrews Dairy Store, Bernie's Sports Bar, Andrews Library, Andrews Town Hall and both locations of Bippus State Bank.

County’s Farm Bureau awards $500 scholarships to 6 local 4-H participants

The Huntington County Farm Bureau Inc. has announced the winner of six $500 scholarships to be awarded at the 4-H Fair on July 23 during Spirit Night.

Receiving scholarships are:

Braydon Poulson, son of Donald and Marsha Poulson, majoring in mechanical engineering at Trine University.

Andrew Smith, son of Jon and Kristy Smith, majoring in animal science at Purdue University.

Zachary Shearer, son of Greg and Julie Shearer, majoring in business administration at Ivy Tech.

‘Dolphin Tale’ on screen for next Wild Wednesday

The next Wild Wednesday movie event will feature the film "Dolphin Tale" on Wednesday, June 18, at 8:30 a.m. at Huntington 7 theater.

Coffee, doughnuts and door prizes will be provided. There is a cost to attend.

"Dolphin Tale" is a family drama directed by Charles Martin Smith from a screenplay by Karen Janszen and Noam Dromi and a book of the same name. The movie stars Nathan Gamble, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson and Morgan Freeman.

Free Extension class offered to pregnant women

Huntington County Extension will begin a new program, Have a Healthy Baby, starting on Friday, June 13, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Have a Healthy Baby is a free five-week program that is available to all pregnant women.

In this series of classes participants will learn proper nutrition and daily physical activity during pregnancy, safe eating during pregnancy, how a baby grows inside the mother, components of healthy weight gain during pregnancy and the impact of regular prenatal care on the health of the mom and baby.