Government & School Board

Democrats plan next meeting date with a food drive for Love INC

The Huntington County Democratic Party will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 6, at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library at 6:30 p.m.

Plans for the party’s tent at the Huntington County 4-H Fair will be discussed.

Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Love In the Name of Christ.

The party’s July meeting will not be held due to the Fourth of July holiday. The next meeting will be held Aug. 1.

The public is invited to attend the meetings.

Andrews names its honor roll students for the fourth quarter

Andrews Elementary School has announced the names of students achieving honor roll status for the fourth quarter of the 2017-18 school year.

They are:

All A’s

Fifth Grade
Haiden Bailey, Brooke Beeks, Dylan Bessette, Annika Carpenter, Jasmine Donaldson, Destiny Duckworth, Grace Fechner, Jersey Hacker, Julian Haskett, Hannah Haupert, Scott Loman, Ella Newton, Payton Nicholson, Addison Reed, Alyson Reust, Lillian Schoppman, Cydnie Slusser, Jacelynn Sunderman, Autumn Turner and Gracie Zartman.

Superintendent talks security in wake of Noblesville school shooting

Students attending the last two days of school last week were greeted with an extra strong police presence, in the wake of another school shooting – this time close to home.

Huntington County Community School Superintendent Randy Harris took the opportunity of the school board meeting Tuesday, May 29, to address the recent school shooting at Noblesville West Middle School. Harris added his thoughts and prayers for the Noblesville community to his praise for middle school science teacher Jason Seaman’s heroic efforts on behalf of his students.

INDOT says cable barriers being installed on I-69 in Hgtn. County

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that cable barrier installation along I-69 in various locations, was scheduled to begin on or after Tuesday, May 29, weather permitting.

Drivers may see work taking place in the median while INDOT sub-contractor Specialties Companies, LLC installs the cable barrier system along I-69 at the following locations:

• Between mile markers 278 and 300 in Huntington and Allen counties.

• Between mile markers 334 and 341 in DeKalb and Steuben counties.

Health dept. to hold special meeting Wednesday

The Huntington County Department of Health Board will hold a special meeting Wednesday, May 30, at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the Huntington County Courthouse Annex building, 1330 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

On the agenda is an item regarding Neil and Amy Kissell, of Huntington.

School board to meet on Tuesday eve, May 29

The Huntington County Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. at Salamonie Elementary School.

The agenda and attachments are now available in BoardDocs via the HCCSC web page at hccsc.k12. then clicking on Current School Board Meeting Agenda; click on the date of the meeting, and then click on View the Agenda.

Huntington County to get national EFSP funds for emergency programs

Huntington County has been notified that it will be awarded federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) funds through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as appropriated by Congress.

Huntington County has been recommended to receive an estimated $6,002 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

Brenden Rice is 2018 recipient of Frank L. Pyle Sr. Scholarhship

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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Brenden Rice, of Roanoke, is the recipient of the 2018 Frank L. Pyle Sr. Scholarship.

Rice, a graduating senior from Huntington North High School, will attend Purdue University Fort Wayne to major in computer science.

He is the son of Paula and Kevin Rice.

A 10-year member of 4-H, Rice was also a four-year member of Varsity Singers. His community service time was spent with Varsity Singers, 4-H and Blessings in a Backpack.

Huntington Street Dept. to close for Memorial Day

The Huntington Street Department will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, May 28.

Residents whose normal trash pickup day is Monday will have their trash picked up starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29. All other trash pickup days will remain the same.

Orange sticker items and brush and limbs will be picked up on Tuesday, May 29.

Brown bags will be picked up on Wednesday, May 30.

IDEM issues Air Quality Action Day for Thursday

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has issued an Air Quality Action Day and is forecasting high ozone levels for Thursday, May 24, for areas including Huntington County.

IDEM encourages everyone to help reduce ozone by making simple changes to their daily habits. Citizens can:

• Walk, bike, carpool or use public transportation.

• Avoid using the drive-through and combine errands into one trip.

School board to hold executive session Tuesday for training

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in executive session on Tuesday, May 22, at 5 p.m. at Huntington North High School, 450 MacGahan St., Huntington.

The purpose of the meeting will be to train school board members with an outside consultant about the performance of the role of the members as public officials.

Executive sessions are closed to the public.

Pathfinder to host open house

Pathfinder Services will host an open house event at the newly constructed group home located at 1570 Jessup St. in Huntington on Wednesday, May 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A ribbon cutting will take place by Mayor Brooks Fetters at 1:30 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

Markle council looking at new PD headquarters

The Markle Town Council is close to purchasing property for new police department headquarters. During its regular meeting Wednesday, May 16, councilmen unanimously passed Resolution 2018-2, which allows for two appraisals to be made of the office building at 139 E. Morse St.

BMV to close for Memorial Day holiday

All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches will be closed Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Branches resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, May 29.

For a complete list of branch locations and hours, or to complete an online transaction, visit myBMV .com.

Good problem: Learning Center nearing capacity

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees found themselves with a delightful dilemma during their regular meeting Monday, May 14, when they heard a presentation about the Huntington County Learning Center from Director Tiffanney Drummond.

She told the board that after being open to students for two years the center is nearing capacity.

“We’ve had to turn some groups away, which is crazy,” she said. “Less than two years in, we’re really excited about that.”