2 locals on USI spring dean’s list

In recognition of outstanding academic ach- ievement, the dean’s list has been released for the spring 2019 semester at the University of Southern Indiana. The roll includes Josi M. Barscz, of Huntington, and Austin R. Steele, of Markle.

Dr. Mohammed Khayum, provost, reported that 2,094 undergraduates were named to the dean’s list. Semester honors are not awarded to master’s degree students or doctoral students.

Undergraduate students must achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 system) to be named to the USI dean’s list.

Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews to not distribute in May and June

Due to circumstances beyond their control, the Shepherd’s Food Pantry in
Andrews will not distribute food in May and June.  They hope to be able to resume distribution in July.  

Check The TAB for the next distribution date announcement.

Alena Miller earns Lucas Grube Scholarship

Alena Miller (third from left) is this year’s Lucas Grube Memorial Scholarship winner.  Grube died in June of 2016, and this scholarship is based on traits that Lucas had as a student and son. Started by the Crestview Middle School Student Council, the scholarship is awarded to a former Crestview student who is a senior at Huntington North High School. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Matthew Grube, Angie Grube, Miller and Abby Grube.
Photo provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Alena Miller of Huntington is the recipient of the 2019 Lucas Grube Scholarship totaling $700.

Miller, a graduating senior from Huntington North, plans to attend Goshen College majoring in Spanish education with a minor in music (violin). She is the daughter of Lydia and Kevin Miller.

SWCD hosting watershed steering comm. meets

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting steering committee meetings for the Lower Salamonie River Watershed and Upper Wabash River Watershed projects on Thursday, May 23.

The Lower Salamonie River 319 steering committee meeting will begin at 9 a.m. The Upper Wabash River Watershed Management Plan meeting will follow the Lower Salamonie 319 meeting at 10 a.m. Both meetings will be held at the Huntington County SWCD Office, 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

The meeting objectives are:

Packing for BIAB


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington police and fire departments packed two weeks worth of food for the children that participate in Blessings in a Backpack on Wednesday evening, May 8, in a facility on the back side of Life Church. Firefighters Brandon Bolinger (left) and Bryan Lagemann were among the group helping.

Vinson receives scholarship


Photo by Steve Clark.

Erika Vinson (left), a senior at Huntington North High School, was awarded a Roanoke Lions Club Scholarship on Monday, May 6, at the Roanoke Public Library. To be eligible for the scholarship, one of the main criterions was that the applicant must have attended Roanoke Elementary School for at least one year. Pictured with Vinson are her mother, Rachel (middle), and Roanoke Lions member James Vachon. Not pictured is Vinson’s father, Ron.

Huntington University to hold its 121st commencement on Saturday

On May 18, Huntington University will hold its 121st commencement. A total of 289 graduates, as of May 2, will receive recognition during the ceremony, representing 17 countries. An additional six graduates will receive their diplomas in Peoria, AZ, on May 23.  

This year will mark the third graduating class of the doctoral program in occupational therapy and the continued showing from other graduate programs such as the Master of Business Administration.  

Dairy producers to get DMC payment

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has announced that the March 2019 income over feed cost margin was $8.85 per hundredweight (cwt.), triggering the third payment for dairy producers who purchase the appropriate level of coverage under the new Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

DMC, which replaces the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all milk price and the average feed cost (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer.

Four from Huntington North earn Next Generation Scholarship money

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has awarded 200 scholarships to the third class of Next Generation Hoosier Educators, including four students from Huntington County. They are Jessica Ditton, attending Taylor University; Eli Ernst, attending Purdue University West Lafayette; Cheyenne Karst, attending Purdue University West Lafayette; and Grace Richert, attending Marian University.

Pathfinder earns Neighborworks grant

Pathfinder Services Inc., a member of the NeighborWorks network, is receiving $289,000 in flexible grants from the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation, also known as NeighborWorks America. This grant will support its affordable housing and community development activities within the Pathfinder HomeOwnership Center. 

The grant funds will be used to provide staffing, to market programs and services and to offset the day-to-day costs of running the lines of business in the Community Development and Housing division.

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