Homestead edges Lady Vike netgirls

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity tennis team got edged by visiting Homestead, 2-3, on Wednesday, May 9.

The Lady Vikings, 11-3, picked up both of their wins in singles play. In the first match, junior Jessica Henline dispatched Jenna Lewis, 6-1, 6-3, while senior Tarah Zumbrun topped Morgan Render in the third tilt, 6-2, 6-3.

At second singles, senior Kassidy Thompson fell to Olivia Creech, 4-6, 3-6.

Raider math kids place ninth at state competition

The Riverview Middle School’s Academic Super Bowl team collectively placed second in its recent area state competition. Celebrating the occasion are (front row from left) Charlie Zehner, Abagayle Wright, Porter Kennedy, Jane Gayed, Kameron Dennis and Jaydon Stephan;  (second row from left) Ella Hall, Jackson Worthman, Gwendolyn Ranc, Dylan Palmer, Shyanne Stout, Kenzie Gamlin, Gabrielle Alford and Madison Martinez; (third row from left) Keller Whicker, Alyssa White, Regan Cornett, Kristian Michaelson, Jacob Daugherty, Matthew Lewis, Dalton Tomasek, Clair Redner and Rachel Bryant; and (back row from left) Paige McCutcheon, Avery Drabenstot, Skyla Tomasek, Cam McCarver, JT York, Kelsie Ludemann, Madison Herstad, Ethan Meyer and Aurora Maul.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Riverview Academic Super Bowl Math Team scored a big win in the recent area state meet, placing ninth in the state out of 57 total teams in all statewide area competitions.

At its area state competition at Woodside Middle School, the collective Riverview team of more than 35 members took second among 20 schools represented.

The members of the math team are eighth-grade students JT York, Jacob Daugherty and Cam McCarver; seventh-grade students Keller Whicker, Skyla Tomasek, Abagayle Wright and Matthew Lewis; and sixth-grader Jaydon Stephan.

Employers recognize Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education students


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The employers of the Huntington North High School Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education (ICE) program students were recognized Thursday evening, May 3. The students have worked more than 17,000 hours throughout the school year under the mentorship of several Huntington County business.

Next Gen scholarships to local pair

Four students in Huntington and Wells counties planning to pursue a career in education were selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington).

Leonard, who supported legislation creating this scholarship program, said the scholarship is awarded to top-performing students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years. Recipients will receive $7,500 per year for up to four years to obtain a teaching license.

Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education students recognized


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The employers of the Huntington North High School Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education (ICE) program students were recognized Thursday evening, May 3. The students have worked more than 17,000 hours throughout the school year under the mentorship of several Huntington County businesses.

First Federal announces 3 promotions, addition of intern

(From left) Brandi Krumanaker, Stacia Bollinger, Amanda Stroup and Ignacio Poncio.
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First Federal Savings Bank recently announced the promotions of three employees and an addition of an intern.

Brandi Krumanaker has recently been assigned to insurance escrow clerk position at the downtown office on North Jefferson Street.  She worked at First Federal Savings Bank for 15 years previously and returned in February 2016.  She has held various positions in the organization.

She is a lifelong resident of Huntington County and recently joined the board for McKenzie’s Hope.

‘Jacobs’ to recount elephant run at historical meet

Michael Beauchamp as Capt. Terrell M. Jacobs.
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Michael Beauchamp, of Wabash, as Capt. Terrell M. Jacobs, will recount the tale of an elephant run amuck over two counties at the May program offered by the Huntington County Historical Society on Wednesday, May 16, at 7 p.m., at the historical museum.  

Strange events transpired beginning Nov. 11, 1942, when the Great American Circus visited Wabash for the last performance the company would ever present.  

The escape of Modoc, a 5-year old Burmese elephant, created such havoc that newspaper headlines across America featured accounts of the escaped pachyderm.

Salamonie Summer Festival Golf Outing is set for June 2

The 2018 Salamonie Summer Festival Golf Outing will be Saturday, June 2, at Dogwood Glen Golf Course in Warren.

Tee time will be 8 a.m. with registration anytime after 7 a.m.

There is a cost per golfer or four-man team.

Lunch will be served with prizes to be given out.

Call 375-3284 to register a team.

Warren farmers’ market starts tonight, Thursday in downtown

Downtown Warren will be transformed into the Warren “Downtown Market Place,” a farmer’s market and craft/art vendor event on Thursday evenings starting tonight, May 10, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting.

The market will be located in the 100 block of South Main Street, next to the new Downtown Warren Event Park.

Baccalaureate for HNHS seniors set for May 20

A Baccalaureate service held in honor of Huntington North High School 2018 graduates will be held Sunday, May 20, at the high school auditorium.

A musical prelude begins at 6:45 p.m. and the processional will begin at 7 p.m. Participating seniors should arrive by 6:30 p.m.

Josh Kessler will give the address, and senior class members will provide reflections and music. Light refreshments will be served following the celebration.

Participation in the service is voluntary.

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