Local YMCA hosting annual Healthy Kids Day

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is holding a free community event on Saturday, April 13, to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. The annual Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.

This spring, Healthy Kids Day will be celebrated at over 1,500 Ys across the country by over one million participants and works to get more kids moving and learning.

Wheeling in awareness


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (center) heads the charge as a group of six people try their skill at maneuvering wheelchairs downtown on Thursday, April 4. The roll-around challenge was in observation of Disability Awareness Month. Pictured with Fetters are Terri Reiff (left), of the Huntington University Occupational Therapy Assistant program, and Evan Mower, of Pathfinder Services, who strapped a GoPro video camera to his chest to capture the ride at wheelchair level.

Essay winners


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Huntington County elementary school students who submitted winning entries in the By the Book essay contest were recognized at a praise celebration held Tuesday, April 2, at Central Christian Church, in Huntington. The students wrote about what their favorite By the Book lesson was. Pictured are (from left) contest finalists Graden Fields, second place; Ruthie Stout, finalist; Logan Degitz, first place; Shelby Snowden, finalist; Rayne Lifsey, third place; and Adaira Stockman, finalist. Honorable mention designees were Finley Parsons, Cole Ellet and Ethan Hann.

April 17 Wild Wednesday movie is ‘Star is Born’

The Huntington County Council on Aging invites Seniors ages 50 and up to its next Wild Wednesday movie, “A Star is Born,” Wednesday, April 17, at the Huntington 7 Theater, 350 Hauenstein Rd.

Theater doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the movie starts at 9 a.m. Free doughnuts, juice and coffee will be served. Seniors can buy popcorn and soda at a discount. Door prizes will be given away.

Huntington Township Advisory Board sets meeting

The Huntington Township Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Huntington Township Trustee Office, 1005 N. Broadway, Huntington.

The public is invited to attend the meeting.

MMM adds new faces, experience to management

Jordan Shots (left), the new administrator at the Huntington Miller’s Merry Manor, and Cindy Yoder, the facility’s new admissions/marketing director, bring several years of Senior healthcare experience to their positions. They both started at the nursing and rehab center in February.
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Miller’s Merry Manor has brought two new people on board to its Huntington facility, adding not only fresh faces but also experience to the nursing and rehabilitation facility.

Walker garners another honor

Bill Walker
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Bill Walker, of Huntington, has been named a recipient of the Virgil Sweet Distinguished Service Award from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

According to the IBCA, the award is given to individuals who have provided meritorious service in the promotion of basketball in the state. This annual accolade is handed out to individuals from each of the three IBCA districts. Walker is the District 1 honoree.

Locals among those getting Bendix honors

Bendix employees from across North America recently gathered in Bowling Green, KY, to recognize teams and individuals who are helping improve workplace safety, production quality and manufacturing efficiency.

Among those recognized were Huntington employees Tricia Miller and Chris Ne. They were among the select teams and individuals honored for consistently demonstrating a commitment to the Knorr Production System (KPS).

Local man gaining media exposure thanks to BSU NCAA hoop coverage

Huntington native Jarin Matheny (left), a sophomore at Ball State University, in Muncie, broadcasts a Ball State athletic event on ESPN3 with classmate Jack Kizer. Matheny, a telecommunications major, has gained sports media experience through his participation in Sports Link, a digital sports production program at Ball State.
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Huntington native Jarin Matheny, a sophomore at Ball State University, can now be seen on the NCAA women’s basketball social media accounts in a studio show, “Tourney Watch.”

Matheny and other Ball State students with Sports Link, the nation’s first digital sports production program, have created the ESPN-like studio show through their partnership with the NCAA to talk everything women’s basketball with a large focus on the current tournament.

Donation for new ‘crawl’


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Members of the Huntington Lions Club and the Professional Piddlers group stand inside the new “military crawl” on Wednesday, April 3, at Lake Clare Fitness Park to celebrate a donation of $350 from the Lions to fund the obstacle. It is currently under construction at the park, made to Marine Corps specifications. Pictured (from left) are Lions Club Treasurer Jim Hildebrand, Stan Bippus of the Professional Piddlers and Dick Wymer, a member of the Lions Club and also Professional Piddlers.

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