Gethsemane Food Pantry open Jan. 25

The Gethsemane Food Ministry will be open on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

One form of identification is needed plus one utility bill to receive the giveaway.

Gethsemane Ministries is located at 2239 Hartman St., Huntington.

Riverview Middle School reveals second quarter honor roll students

Riverview Middle Scho-ol has announced the names of students who qualified for the second-quarter honor roll for the 2017-2018 school year.

Those students are:

All A’s

Eighth grade
Jillian Bieber, Leah Campbell, Wyatt Couch, Jacob Daugherty, Sophia Derico, Grace Dill, Josie Eckert, Holden Finley, Garret Johnson, Keagan Landrum, Cam McCarver and Paige McCutcheon.

Local Boy Scouts spend Christmas break backpacking for badges

Using a break to take a group photo, members of Boy Scout Troop 130 record their time visiting the wilds of Cumberland Island National Seashore between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Pictured (kneeling, from left) are Jackson Lunsford, Jacob Worsham, Jamison Heyde and Justin Lunsford; and (standing, from left) Nick Anderson, Breckin Hammel, Jacob Bruce, Kevin King, Isaac Gordon, Brendan Brinkman and Brad Gordon. Not pictured is Assistant Scoutmaster Jeff Webb.
Photo provided.

Originally published Jan. 18, 2018.

Known for their pluck, a dozen hardy members of Boy Scout Troop 130 spent most of their Christmas break backpacking, dune climbing, beachcombing and hanging out with wild horses, on their way to achieving several backpacking merit badge requirements.

Huntington Catholic School names honor roll students for second quarter

Huntington Catholic School has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.

All A’s

Fifth grade
Kaitlynn Fowerbaugh and Penelope Harrell.

Sixth grade
Adam Holzinger

Eighth grade
Laura Hartmus, Andrea Krumanaker and Joshua Plascencia.

All A’s & B’s

Third grade
Damen Ball, Cheyenne Catellier, Jackson Garrott and Grace Reust.

Salamonie Elementary announces its second quarter honor roll

Salamonie Elementary has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.

They are:

ALL A’s

Fifth grade
Jackson Barlow, Kinzie Cobbs, Seth Gilbert, Javin Gray, Marcus Linker, Caden Moore, Cameron Moore, Kayda Newman, Molly Schindler, Joseph Shively, Haley Smith, Maleah Warpup and Allen Yohe.

Foresters win it all


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The Huntington University men’s bowling team won the Buckeye Baker Classic, held Jan. 13 and 14 in Columbus, OH. Team members are (front row from left) Jeffrey Severson, Jordan Herring and Austin Schultz; and (back row from left) Head Coach Mike Shockey, Heath Atkins, Matt Tucker, Jake Neely, Justin Coleman, Dustin Yocum and Assistant Coach Joe Miller.

Local Special Olympics hosting 11th hoop ournament

Huntington County Special Olympics is hosting the 11th annual Huntington County Invitational Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 27, at Huntington North High School. Opening ceremonies begin at 9 a.m., with the competition tipping off at 9:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the day.

Tournament organizers are expecting 50 teams from 13 Indiana counties. Over 500 Special Olympics athletes will be participating in 5-on-5 games, 3-on-3 half-court games and basketball skills events.

95th time


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

David Miller (left), of rural Huntington, watches at Lindsey Morua begins the process of collecting blood during the Red Cross blood drive held Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the American Legion Post 160 in Roanoke. Miller says this is the 95th unit he’s donated so far. Area Red Cross officials report that blood supply in the area is at a critical shortage.

Markle Town Council raises water, sewage rates at Wednesday meet

After no one spoke during a public hearing held at the Markle Town Council meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 17, the council went ahead and approved two ordinances that will raise how much residents pay for water and sewage utilities.

Election board sets Jan. 23 meet

The Huntington County Election Board will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Huntington County Clerk’s office at 2:30 p.m.

The 2018 election will be discussed.

The Clerk’s office is on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse, located at 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

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