Touch-a-Truck in downtown Huntington set for June 16

Kids and their families are invited to a Touch-a-Truck event Saturday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot at the corner of Franklin and Jefferson streets in downtown Huntington.

The public will be able to see city service vehicles up close and personal. Free hot dogs and bottled water will be provided by the Huntington Walmart.

The event is sponsored by Mayor Brooks Fetters and the Huntington Fire Department, City Services Department, Police Department, Water and Water Pollution Control departments.

Salamonie Summer Festival parade, hoop forms at Warren Pharmacy

Registration forms for the Salamonie Summer Festival parade and 3-on-3 basketball tournament are available at the Warren Pharmacy, 222 N. Wayne, St., Warren.

The parade will be held Friday, June 29, and the basketball tournament will be on Saturday, June 30, at the Knight Bergman Center.

St. Peter’s First Community Church offering Kids’ Summer Fun events

St. Peter’s First Community Church is offering Kids’ Summer Fun events throughout the summer.

The schedule is as follows:

KSF Nights
• July 5 – 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Hodgepodge.
• July 12 – 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Movie Night.
• July 19 – 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Hodgepodge.
• July 26 – 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Chef Night.

KSF Monday Movies
• June 4 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
• July 2 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
• Aug. 6 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Pair of HNHS grads leaving ‘Blessings’ to next generation

Huntington County Blessings in a Backpack founders Emily Johnson (far right) and Hollyn Anderson (second from right) symbolically hand off the ministry to members of the local committee during work time Wednesday, May 30, at Café of Hope at Life Church. Johnson and Anderson are graduating from Huntington North High School this year. Celebrating the occasion are (front row from left) Ashlynn Goster, Kate Gradeless and Autumn Anderson; and (back row from left) Dairian Goelz, Katie Melcher, Hannah Smith, Peyton Miller  and Meg McDonald.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Back in 2011, when Hollyn Anderson and Emily Johnson were in sixth grade at Crestview Middle School, they had no idea that they would make such a huge impact on the world around them – specifically, on hundreds of hungry children in Huntington County.

Their desire to feed kids has turned into a major charity in Huntington County, growing each year of its operation and bringing in thousands of dollars to make it happen.

Salamonie Lake to have play day

Kids can search a pond for underwater critters, learn about trees on a guided hike and more at Salamonie Lake’s Nature Play Day, June 16. The program runs from noon to 4 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center.

Nature Play Day is free after paying the standard property admission fee. Visitors should bring a sack lunch with drink, water and sunscreen.

Big kick


Photo by Steve Clark.

Isaiah Smith (right), a participant at the Huntington North High School Soccer Camp, kicks the ball during a goal-shooting drill as Brady Henline (middle), a member of the Huntington North boys’ soccer team, looks on during the camp on Thursday, June 7, on the Huntington North soccer fields.

Volleyball camp


Photo by Steve Clark.

Luci Reich (left), a participant at the Huntington North High School Volleyball Camp, prepares to strike the ball as Maddy Robrock, a senior on the Huntington North volleyball team, observes her on the second day of the camp, Tuesday, June 5, in the Huntington North Fieldhouse.

Bridge construction


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Construction was begun last week on the bridge on Etna Avenue between Waterworks Road and CR200N as part of the Etna Avenue Improvement Project. The closure is expected to last approximately 45 days. A detour has been established and will use Waterworks Road, Ind.-5, Division Road and CR300W. Appropriate detour signage has been installed to guide traffic.

Riverview Middle School announces honor roll students for entire year

Riverview Middle School has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the entire 2017-2018 school year.

All A’s

Eighth Grade
Wyatt Couch, Jacob Daugherty, Grace Dill, Josie Eckert, Garret Johnson, Keagan Landrum, Cam McCarver, Harrison Niswander, Isabel Niswander, Clay Richison, Lucas Thorn and Jonathan York.

Smart, Brunner earn PHH Guild scholarships

Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild 2018 scholarship recipients Miranda Smart (second from left) and Kayla Brunner (second from right) take a moment to pose for a celebratory photo with Smart’s mother, Laura Smart, (left) physical therapist, PHH, and Carol Strickler, chair, PHH Guild scholarship committee.
Photo provided.

Miranda Smart and Kayla Brunner have been awarded scholarships by the Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild.

Smart, a rising sophomore studying at Ball State University, Muncie, plans to continue her studies toward a master’s degree in speech pathology at that institution. This is the second time she has been awarded a scholarship by the hospital guild. She is the daughter of Todd and Laura Smart of Huntington.

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