Eighth-graders experience Career Day recently

Attendees of the Life Long Learning Career Day at Huntington North High School on Nov. 8 heard five speakers discuss their careers. Speakers were (from left) Curtis Smith, former meteorologist, WPTA-21, and now Parkview Health; Seth Kimmel, financial advisor, LPL Financial; Megan Reckelhoff, JJ’s; Katy Strass, executive director, Huntington Arts & Entrepreneurial Center; and Ben Whitman, resource officer, Huntington North. In addition to the speakers, the event’s attendees, all of whom were local eighth-graders, visited 12 booths to learn about different career opportunities.
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The 11th annual Life Long Learning Career Day was held Nov. 8 at Huntington North High School. The event included all eighth-grade students in the Huntington County Community School Corporation.

The information presented at Career Day gives eighth-graders the opportunity to research and make career choices and take the appropriate classes to pursue their career of choice. Students were able to visit with and question professionals in the field that each student is interested in pursuing as a career.

Roanoke’s Gerber in Cedarville honor society

Micah Gerber, of Roanoke, was recently induced into Cedarville University’s Lambda Pi Eta chapter, an honors organization for the communications department.

The Cedarville communication department reinstated the chapter of Lambda Pi Eta two years ago in order to give students the opportunity to showcase their academic skills to future employers and network with other successful communication graduates.

This fall, the communication department hosted the third induction ceremony of communication students who met the requirements of the Lambda Pi Eta Honors Society.

Insight from veterans


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kyle Hoopingarner (middle) talks about his experiences in the United States Armed Forces during a Veterans Day program at Huntington North High School on Monday, Nov. 11. Hoopingarner was joined by fellow veterans Clayton Baker, Tim Eckert (left) and Olin Roberts (right).

HU among six area colleges to set record-breaking mark at food drivev

U Can Crush Hunger history was made this year as six local colleges and universities raised a record-breaking 57,263 pounds of food.

The collective efforts of Huntington University, Indiana Tech, Ivy Tech, Manchester University, Purdue University Fort Wayne, and University of Saint Francis pushed totals beyond the 50,000-pound goal in the final week of the campaign.

The final weigh-in standings are as follows:

• First place – University of Saint Francis, 20,529 pounds.

• Second place – Manchester University, 17,773 pounds.

Andrews council hears about 'major cleanup' at MHP

The Andrews Town Council received an update on the cleanup process at Antioch Mobile Home Park during its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Marla Stambazze, of the Huntington Countywide Department of Community Development (DCD), reported that “major cleanup” had occurred at the park, which is located at 200 Wabash Ave. Since July, an order of enforcement has been hanging over the park, obligating its owner, Brian Salerno, to remove several mobile homes deemed by DCD to be unfit for habitation.

Nicole C. Scalf

Nicole C. Scalf, 36, of Warren, IN, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at her home.

Mrs. Scalf was a 2001 graduate of Marion High School. She was currently enrolled in college finishing her nursing degree and was employed at Heritage Pointe in Warren as a QMA.
 
She was born Sept. 28, 1983, in Marion. Her mother, Michele Sands, survives in Marion. She married Cody Scalf on Sept. 10, 2002, in Huntington, and he survives.

Foresters use 'D' to top Rochester

On a night when neither offense was very potent, the Huntington University women’s basketball team used defense to pull off a 56-45 win over visiting Rochester University on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The Foresters hits only 22 of 64 field goal attempts from the field for 34.4 percent, but limited Rochester to a 14 of 45 performance for 31.1 percent to account for their fourth win of the season in five outings.

Sarah Fryman led the way with 19 points, and Alexandria Bope and Sam Hammel each chipped in with eight. Hammel also added game-highs of 11 rebounds and four assists.

Michael J. Putman

Michael J. Putman, 73, of Roanoke, IN, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, at 4:06 p.m. at Sage Bluff Health and Rehab, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Putman graduated from Fort Wayne South Side High School in 1965, served in the United States Navy in Vietnam and worked as a quality engineer at Magnavox.  He was a member of Northview Church of Christ, Huntington.
 
He was born Oct. 18, 1946, in Fort Wayne to Theodore and Florence Fritze Putman. He married Linda D. Lahr on Dec. 15, 1973, in Roanoke, and she survives.

Annual Veterans Day breakfast by sheriff's department

The Huntington County Sheriff's Department again held a free Veterans Day breakfast at VFW Post 2689 for all military veterans. Sidney Jeffers (left), from the sheriff's department and Joe Lemmon (center) from the Indiana State Police, serve United State Marine Corps veteran Ray Williams on Monday morning, Nov. 11.

Ruby F. Taylor

Ruby Faye Taylor, 97, of Marion, IN, and having family in Van Buren, IN, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at 5:25 a.m. at Wesleyan Health Care Center in Marion.

Mrs. Taylor attended Hogg school, a one-room school house in Allen County. She went to Marion College for nursing, and was an LPN at the VA hospital for many years. She was a member of the Nazarene Lincoln Boulevard in Marion.

She was born Aug. 25, 1922, in Allen County to Lawrence and Iva Stairwalt Martin. She married Claude A. Taylor on May 24, 1947, and he preceded her in death on May 3, 2009.

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