Citizens Police Academy set to go

The Huntington Police Department, in conjunction with the Huntington University Police Department, is offering its first Citizens Police Academy, which is set to begin on Aug. 29.

The classes will be held at Huntington University every Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with graduation ceremonies held Oct. 17.

Local YMCA officially opens new pool patio

Ben Davis (third from left), CEO and executive director of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, prepares to cut a ribbon officially opening the facility’s new pool patio on Wednesday, June 6. With Davis are (from left) Kay Schwob, past chair of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA Board; Becky Scheiber, PNC Bank, Huntington; Davis; Janelle and Matt Pflieger, of the Huntington County Medical Society; and Scott Baker, of Scott Baker Construction, which was the project’s general contractor.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly constructed pool patio on Wednesday, June 6.

“This addition should be a great gathering place for kids, families and Seniors who want to get some sunshine as they are enjoying our aquatics center,” said YMCA CEO and Executive Director Ben Davis. “Whether you’re here for swim lessons, open swim, water exercise class or swim team, we think the new space will get a lot of use.”

Commisioners to meet in exec session today

The Huntington County Commissioners will meet in an executive session Monday, June 11, at 9:30 a.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse, Commissioners Room 103A, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The Commissioners will meet with respect to initiation of litigation or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing, for a governing body of a political subdivision.

The session will be closed to the public.

Salamonie Elementary honors all-year perfect attendance students

Salamonie Elementary School has announced the following students who have achieved perfect attendance for the entire 2017-2018 school year.

Fifth Grade
Jordan Flood, Landon Green, Cameron Moore, Lola Ann Smith and Brodee Swaidner.

Fourth Grade
Anna Clampitt, Kaitlynn Gardner, Hannah Helms and Ava Markley.

Third Grade
Nora McDaniel.

First Grade
Liam Spitler.

Bailee McDonald, Finley Smith and Makayla Smith.

17 graduate recently from HC Leadership Academy

Graduates of the 2018 Leadership Academy include (front row from left) Sue Wilhelm, April Reed and Stacy Mathias; (middle row from left) Terry Miller, Sarah Kirby, Jamie Rudicel, Alexandra Ramsay, Alysia Marshall-Seslar, Mallory Harrigan and Jessica Thinnes; and (back row from left) Capt. Dennis Marak, Raphael Ceravolo, Steve McPeek, Malcolm McBryde, Dessie Krumanaker and Katie Blair. Not pictured is Chris Baut.
Photo provided.

Huntington County Leadership Academy recently graduated 17 people from the 2018 Purdue Extension Community Leadership class
The group has been meeting since January to develop and strengthen leadership skills and learn more about Huntington County.

Number of locals graduate from Ivy Tech recently

Ivy Tech Community College has announced the spring 2018 dean’s list for the Fort Wayne campus and Warsaw site.

The dean’s list, prepared and published each term, gives recognition to students who are degree-seeking, achieve a minimum 3.50 grade point average in non-academic skills advancement courses with no Ds or Fs, earn six or more Ivy Tech Credits during the semester and have earned at least 12 non-academic skills advancement credits during their course of study.

Those students are:

Travis Koontz.

Churches collaborate to give Zanesville youth a variety of activities to keep busy this summer

Participants in the Zanesville Youth Program enjoy themselves on the Stanton E. Cope MD Memorial Playground at the Terry R. Abbett Splash Park, in Huntington, on Thursday, June 7. Pictured are (clockwise from bottom) Isla Moses, Milanna Pepper, Maddi Moses, Claudia Lee, Ashlyne Shanks and Ivan Bales.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Zanesville Youth Program is currently being held every Tuesday and Thursday through July 5.

The program, which offers summertime activities, is a collaboration between Zanesville United Meth-odist Church, Zanesville Church of God and Zanesville United Brethren Church.

It is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade, with youth in middle school and high school invited to serve as junior leaders that look after younger participants. College-aged individuals serve as coaches that help oversee the program.

10 area students graduate from Trine University on May 5

More than 900 Trine University students earned degrees and were recognized at the university’s Commencement ceremony on May 5.

Area students among the graduates included:

Cameron Buzzard, of Warren, who graduated with a degree in exercise science-pre phys therapy 3+3.

Kole Hale, of Warren, who graduated with a degree in biology.

Corben Havener, of Zanesville, who graduated with a degree in sport management.

Doyle King, of Huntington, who graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Roanoke Elementary School names all-year attendance

Roanoke Elementary School has announced the following students who have achieved perfect attendance for the entire 2017-2018 school year.

Fifth Grade
Violet Lee.

Fourth Grade
Hannah Augspurger and Emma Kelsey.

Third Grade
Colton Lee, Brady Love and Graison Sexton.

Second Grade
Emmett Brown and Ambrea Milton.

First Grade
Ryker Holzinger.

Hadley Blair, Stella Castle and Jacob Till.

Pathfinder staff attends conference

Pathfinder Services has announced it sent staff to the Rural LISC Seminar, an annual national conference for rural community development professionals.

This year’s seminar was held in Washington, D.C. May 15 to 18 and provided opportunities to visit with congressional representatives on Capitol Hill; gain valuable insight into ways to improve communities in the wake of natural disasters; and offered networking opportunities with rural colleagues from around the country.


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