Davenriner earns blue ribbon in arts and crafts

Sabil Davenriner’s name was inadvertently left off the list of the 4-H project results provided to The TAB.

Davenriner received a blue ribbon in basic arts and crafts.

Also, Martha Stephan was not identified as winning best of show in the open class in counted cross stitch.

The TAB regrets the errors and any inconvenience they may have caused.

Belize or bust


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School students Cameron Jagger (standing) and Drew Fletcher wash Jeff Etter’s car on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Huntington County Community Learning Center, in Huntington. Jagger, Fletcher and other Huntington North students spent the afternoon washing cars to raise funds for a field trip to Belize, where they hope to study marine ecology.

A dilly of a return


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Maeve Wilkinson, 12, returns a serve during a game of pickleball Thursday, Aug. 2, at Memorial Park. Her grandfather, Kevin Kline, of Huntington keeps an eye on his partner as they played against her brothers Samson Wilkinson, 13, and Norman Wilkinson, 10.

Banks’ staffer in town

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) has announced that a member of his staff will visit Huntington on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Courthouse Annex, 1350 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The staff member will meet with local residents and offer assistance to  anyone who may be experiencing problems with a federal agency. 

Water program set for Salamonie preschool

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “Water, Water Everywhere,” on Aug. 22. Children should bring a swimsuit or change of clothes for water experiments and play.

The class will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s basic education, including learning letters, crafts, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

Next up - Andrews Summer Festival this weekend

The band BackWater, shown here performing at last year’s Andrews Summer Festival, will be back for this year’s festival as well, playing Saturday night on the main stage.
TAB file photo

Some new events are on tap and some popular attractions will return to the upcoming Andrews Summer Festival, which takes place Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11. But Festival Chair Julie Newsome says one of the biggest draws to this year’s festivities will be the music, featuring four bands.

“We’re ready for it,” she says. “We’re hoping we have good weather and no rain – we don’t want any storms. And hopefully everybody will come out and enjoy all of our year’s worth of hard work.”

Local man to perform at ‘Dancing with Heroes’

Professional ballroom dancer Kelly Bartlett (left) and Korean War veteran Larry Smith, of Huntington, go through the steps in preparation for the “Dancing with the Heroes” fund-raiser Aug. 17, at Ceruti’s Banquet & Event Center in Fort Wayne.
Photo provided.

Larry Smith, of Huntington, will perform at the second annual “Dancing with the Heroes” fund-raiser for Honor Flight, on Aug. 17, at Ceruti’s Banquet & Event Center in Fort Wayne.

Smith will perform with professional dancer Kelly Bartlett.

Smith, along with his brothers, Larry and Jack, are veterans of the Korean War. The three brothers attended an Honor Flight to Washington, DC, in May, visiting the war memorials, viewing the changing of the guard at Arlington National Cemetery and the United States Air Force Memorial.

Waiting patiently


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Natalie McConnell, administrator at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington, waits for the inevitable as Michael Simmons, 3, takes his turn to try and drop her into the dunk tank during the nursing facility’s block party held Thursday, Aug. 2. Simmons, the grandson of Theresa Simmons, of Huntington, eventually hit the mark and put McConnell in the water. Other events included cornhole, a tractor show and free food.

Indiana Dream Center gets grants for van purchase

Christine Walker, executive director of Indiana Dream Center, in Huntington, stands beside a 12-passenger van that the Dream Center was recently able to purchase thanks to grants provided by United Way of Huntington County, Heartland REMC and the Huntington County Community Foundation.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Indiana Dream Center, in Huntington, recently purchased a used 12-passenger van for its programs, thanks to three agencies that provided grants.

United Way of Huntington County, Heartland REMC and the Huntington County Community Foundation provided the funds for both the purchase of the vehicle as well as the ability to place the IDC logo on the front doors.

List start, end times for schools for 2018-19

Horace Mann Elementary School fourth-grade teachers John Fisher (left) and Jennifer Herrberg count the number of social studies and science textbooks they’ll need for their pupils as they get their classrooms ready on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The first day of classes for students is Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Students in the Huntington County Community School Corporation will head back to class on Wednesday, Aug. 8.
On the first day of school, start times will be at the regular start times – not the 30-minute delay times.

All HCCSC elementary schools will have the same start and end times for the 2018-19 school year:

• First bell – 8:45 a.m.

• Start time (tardy bell) – 8:55 a.m.

• 30-minute delay start – 9:15 a.m.

• Regular dismissal time – 3:45 p.m.

• 45-minute early release – 3 p.m.

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