Huntington’s own World War I ‘Doughnut Girl’ to be feted Saturday

She was known as “The Doughnut Girl” – the Salvation Army soldier who came up with an idea to make doughnuts for troops fighting on the front lines in France during World War I. On Saturday, April 14, Helen Gaye Purviance, a Huntington native, will be recognized and honored for her service and ingenuity in bringing homesick soldiers a taste of home.

HCCSC, police discuss school security

Huntington County Community School Corporation Superintendent Randy Harris (left) answers a question during a school safety town hall meeting Tuesday, April 3, at the Huntington North High School auditorium, which the corporation hosted. Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel (middle) and Huntington County Prosecutor Amy Richison listen in as part of the panel.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington County Community Schools administrators and area law enforcement assured more than 100 people on Tuesday night that they are doing their absolute best to protect students in HCCSC schools, and have been doing so for several years now.

Speaking at a school safety town hall meeting at Huntington North High School, administrators and police outlined for the community what they have been doing to protect students in light of several school shootings that have happened throughout the country in recent years.

YSB adds four new Safe Place sites in county

Adam Fussleman (left), vice president of Bippus State Bank, and Callie Monce, Safe Place/runaway and homeless prevention coordinator with the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County, stand outside one of the four Bippus State Bank branches in Huntington County that have been designated Safe Places, which provide youths with immediate access to support.
Photo provided.

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County has added four new Safe Place sites in Huntington County.

The sites will be located in the county’s four Bippus State Bank locations. Two of the locations are in Huntington while the other two are in Roanoke and Warren, respectively.

“We are excited to be a part of the Safe Place program and offer our assistance to youth in need,” said Adam Fussleman, vice president of Bippus State Bank.

HCCSC board to meet in exec session April 9

The Huntington County Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees will meet in an executive session on Monday, April 9, at 5:30 p.m. at Salamonie Elementary School.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive information concerning an individual’s alleged misconduct; and to discuss, before a determination, the individual’s status as an employee, student or independent contractor.

Getting down to earth

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Cheryl Jarrett (standing, at left) and Andy Ambriole (right) of the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District, talk to elementary school students about the benefits of soil and the effects of erosion during the county’s annual Ag Day, held at the Huntington County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, April 3. Children moved from station to station as they learned about different aspects of agriculture.

Snowy day downtown

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This picture, depicting the “Snow of 1912,” shows a snow-blanketed downtown Huntington on the west side of Jefferson Street between Franklin and Market streets. The photograph was donated to the Huntington County Historical Museum by the late McCabe Day.

Andrews Elementary recognizes third quarter perfect attendance

Andrews Elementary School has recognized students who achieved perfect attendance during the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year.

They are:

Fifth grade
Bailey Davis, Owen Follis, Jersey Hacker, Luke Helvie, Brooke Hysong, Lillian Schoppman, Katie Shockley, Cydnie Slusser, Autumn Turner and Gracie Zartman.

Air Force National Guard Airman Hipskind graduates basic in TX

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class John R. Hipskind graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Local DAR, history and genealogy clubs to have joint meet on April 18

The Samuel Huntington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Indiana Room staff of the local history and genealogy club will have a joint meeting at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Friday, April 18, at 1:30 p.m.

Kathleen Nave will give a short program on “George Washington’s Will and History.”

No refreshments will be served due to the “delicate historical items” in the Indiana Room.

The public is invited to attend the meeting.

The Huntington branch is located at 200 W. Market St., Huntington.

Four blood drives coming up in Huntington County in month of April

The American Red Cross encourages the community to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way to make a life-changing difference.

Upcoming blood drives in Huntington County are:

• April 16, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd.

• April 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Huntington University, 2303 College Ave.

• April 29, from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church/School, 860 Che-rry St.


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