Dreyer Scholarship recipient

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Recent Jill Dreyer Scholarship recipient Paula McClain, a registered nurse at Parkview Huntington Hospital, displays her certificate.

Marching Vikes seek donations for National Vets Day show

The Huntington North High School Marching Band, pictured here at a recent practice, is seeking donations to help it cover the cost of traveling to Washington, DC, to participate in National Veterans Day celebrations this November. The band needs to raise $5,000 by Saturday, Sept. 14.
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The Huntington North High School Marching Band is seeking donations to help it travel to Washington, DC, to participate in National Veterans Day celebrations this November.

The marching band accepted an invitation to take part in the festivities, which will occur at the Lincoln Memorial, the D.C. War Memorial, the World War II Memorial and the Air Force Memorial, overlooking Arlington National Cemetery.

In addition to performing, band members will also have an opportunity to pay their respects at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and visit national monuments and museums.

Three Parkview nurses get Dreyer scholarships

Parkview Huntington Hospital nurses Amy Watson (center) and Conni Harris-Shoemaker (right) celebrate their selection for Jill Dreyer scholarships with Mike Perkins, director of Parkview Huntington Foundation, which administers the scholarship funds.
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Three registered nurses at Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in nursing have been awarded Jill Dreyer scholarships for the fall 2019 semester.

Conni Harris-Shoemaker, Paula McClain and Amy Watson each received $1,000 toward their education costs for the current academic semester. All are Western Governors University degree candidates.

The awards were announced by Mike Perkins, director of Parkview Huntington Foundation, which administers the Jill Dreyer funds.

Local SWCD to hold monthly meet Sept. 17

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the District Office located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

The meeting is open to the public.    

List upcoming events at Huntington Senior Center

Here is a listing of events happening in September at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, Sept. 16
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.
• September birthday—Bingo celebration at Senior Center, 1:30 p.m.

12th annual Bendix/M.O.V.E 5K raises funds for Cade Abbett Award

The 12th annual Bendix Huntington M.O.V.E. 5K was held Saturday, Sept. 7, at Homier Park to raise money for a Huntington North High School New Tech Student Achievement Day in May 2020.
Paul Bickel came in first place in the race with a time of 17:38.

Amanda Hoch, who came in sixth place overall, was the top finisher in the women’s group with a time of 23:48.

The funds raised accompany the Cade Abbett Award that is given in memory of Abbett, the first graduate of the New Tech program, who succumbed to Ewing Sarcoma cancer.

Andrews Town Council touches on variety of topics in brief, busy meet

The Andrews Town Council touched on a variety of topics during a brief meeting on Monday, Sept. 9.

Healing Waters Ministry to host yard sale fund-raiser on Saturday

Healing Waters Ministry will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The church is located at 5811W-606S, Mt. Etna.

Pair of ‘founding fathers’ in Huntington next week

Ian Rose, portraying Alexander Hamilton (at left) and Kyle Jenks, portraying James Madison, will engage students throughout Huntington County on Sept. 16 and 17, as part of Constitution Day ceremonies.
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Two of America’s Founding Fathers will be portrayed in Huntington on Sept. 16 and 17, helping bring the American Revolution to life. Ian Rose and Kyle Jenks, as Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, respectively, will engage students in assemblies both days at Huntington County schools.

Huntington’s south side to be historical topic

Jean Gernand
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Events and places that belong to the history of Huntington south of the tracks will be shared in a presentation at the Huntington County Historical Museum on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m., by county resident Jean Gernand.

Gernand’s presentation is titled “Surprising Stories of Huntington’s South Side.” A runaway train, an attempted murder of a sheriff, a pleasure boat with couples dancing, a nationally known piano factory, a restaurant in a cave, and a proposed battle to block annexation are included in the colorful history.


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