Huntington University to launch pair of S.T.E.A.M. camps

Huntington University will launch two S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) camp opportunities for kids during the month of July. The camps will take place on the Huntington University campus in the classrooms where college students have classes during the school year – the kids will become honorary Foresters for a week.

Huntington, Markle library branches set story times

The Huntington and Markle branches of the Huntington City-Township Public Library will dive into Story Time with weekly story time sessions all summer long.

Huntington’s sessions will be every Wednesday at 10 a.m. starting June 13, and Markle’s sessions will be every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. starting June 14.

These will be family story times with a different theme each week and geared towards ages birth through 7 years.

Registration is appreciated; call the Youth Services desk at 356-2900.

Summer theater workshop for kids at YMCA


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington Theatre Guild: ACT II and Parkview Huntington Family YMCA have partnered to hold a summer theater workshop for kids in third grade through high school.

Beginning Monday, June 4, the sessions run Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Students will work on stage presence, voice projection, enunciation and more.

The end of the session will be showcasing their new-found talents and skills with a production of Seussical, Jr. Jordan Hersey will direct the production and Alix Latta will be the musical director.

Salamonie Summer Festival invites public to enter parade

The Salamonie Summer Festival Parade invites the community to enter a unit in the parade. This year the parade will be held June 29 at 7 p.m. with the theme “Spirit of a Small Town.” Rain date will be on June 30 at 6:30 p.m.

Awards will given to the judges’ choice and may be picked up immediately following the parade at the information booth on the corner of 2nd and Wayne streets.

‘Outdoor Adventures’ day camp at Salamonie Lake

Youth ages 7 to 12 are invited to “Outdoor Adventures” day camp at Salamonie Lake June 20 and 21. Activities will include outdoor cooking, archery, canoeing, hiking and survival skills.

Day campers will meet at Salamonie Interpretive Center. Camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. All activities are led by trained interpretive naturalists and a certified shooting sports instructor. Daily lunch and a snack are included. Families are encouraged to camp overnight and listen to campfire stories.

Emphasizing the importance of teaching


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick (standing) talks about the importance of Hoosier teachers during the teacher appreciation luncheon held Friday, May 11, at Huntington University. The event was hosted by Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington), who presented awards to the 2017 teachers of the year in his district.

Senior Expo on May 24 again to have full slate of entertainment

This year’s Huntington County Council on Aging’s Senior Expo promises to have lots of entertainment in addition to free food and vendors catering to Seniors’ interests.

The Senior Expo will be held Thursday, May 24, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Huntington University Merillat Complex Fieldhouse.

The master of ceremonies will be Gordy Clemens, introducing several acts – including himself as Elvis – throughout the day. The schedule includes:

• 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. – Cap’N Bob sings.

• 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Crestview Sixth Grade Band.

Putting a stamp on hunger


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Volunteers unload a bin full of food donations collected Saturday, May 12, during the U.S. Postal Service’s “Stamp Out Hunger” campaign. Pictured are (from left) Jerry Phelps, Tina Phelps, Chris Covey and Erin Covey. This year the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive collected over 6,340 pounds of food to donate to Love In the Name of Christ and New Life Church Meal Ministry. Food collected by city route carriers was donated to Love INC and donations collected on county routes were given to the Meal Ministry.

County humane shelter re-opens

The Huntington County Humane Shelter has reopened after being closed for several weeks due to outbreaks of animal illnesses.

The shelter battled an outbreak of kennel cough among its canine populace and calicivirus among its feline populace.

After nursing affected animals back to health and cleaning the shelter several times, the shelter reopened on May 7.

The shelter is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from noon to 5 p.m. It is located at 390 Thurman Poe Way, Huntington. The shelter can be reached at 356-0355.

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.”

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