Telling a family story


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Deb Roy, materials acquisition clerk at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, holds up a scrapbook page detailing highlights of an ancestor’s life during the Family Tree Scrapbooking class held Saturday, May 4. Participants learned several ways to tell their family’s story through scrapbooking, then got the chance to work on their own genealogy scrapbook pages.

Roanoke man, BSU mates work on ‘green’ house

Ball State University student Landon Underwood, of Roanoke, spent months helping to create a small-scale prototype house that produces as much “green” energy as it uses, fits into a historic neighborhood, is simple enough for volunteers to build and is affordable.

Underwood and his Ball State teammates presented their work as finalists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon Design Challenge from April 12 to 14.

As part of the five-student group, Underwood, an architecture graduate student, strove to create a win-worthy urban single-family home prototype.

Pious students


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Catholic School presents monthly Spirit Awards to students from each grade who display Christ-like behavior. Piety was one of the virtues chosen for the month of May and winners were (front row from left) Victoria Aguirre, kindergarten; Noah Reust, first grade; Zoey Njeri, second grade; and Claire Fettinger, third grade; and (back row from left) Roberto Cano, fourth grade; Indigo Stepler, fifth grade; Lillian Brumbaugh, sixth grade; and Ellen Rorick, seventh grade. Not pictured is Caleb Scheiber, eighth grade.

Canoe building demos at Sal. Lake

The public will get a chance to learn about how dugout canoes used to be built by watching experienced volunteers at Salamonie Lake, in rural Andrews, on various dates this summer.

Mississinewa 1812 living-history event volunteers will be making two dugout canoes for their October re-enactment, and invite people to watch them work using both traditional and non-traditional tools.

Employer Recognition Night


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The ICE co-op program at Huntington North High School thanked area employers on May 2 with its annual Employer Recognition Night. Pictured are (seated) student Kerstyn Street; and (standing) Lisa Smith of Miller’s Merry Manor.

Flowers for Mary


Photo by Steve Clark.

Zoey Njeri (left), a student at Huntington Catholic School, hands teacher Kris Call a flower to be placed at a statue of Blessed Virgin Mary in St. Mary Catholic Church during the school’s May crowning ceremony on Friday, May 3. The May crowning, which features flowers and the placing of a flower crown on a Virgin Mary icon, is a Catholic tradition celebrating the month of Mother’s Day and recognizing Mary as the mother of the church.

McCormack replaces Koch as UW donor development coordinator

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.
Orion McCormack

Orion McCormack jokingly says he keeps getting lovingly referred to as the “New Joy,” after he replaced Joy Koch as United Way of Huntington County’s donor development coordinator in March.

“I’m like, basically, yes!” he adds.

McCormack, originally from Tipton, is a Huntington resident. He comes to the county’s United Way office from having worked in several cellular phone companies such as Verizon, AT&T and Cricket. But he’s excited to be part of the Huntington community.

Young to relate stories of Hoosier soldiers at Gettysburg in Civil War

Gib Young, of Huntington, portrays President Theodore Roosevelt in a previous lecture. Young will present the program “Indiana at Gettysburg” to the Huntington County Historical Society on May 15.
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The stories of Hoosier soldiers engaged in the “Great Battle” of the Civil War, at Gettysburg, PA, will be told in a multimedia presentation on Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m., at the Huntington County Historical Society Museum.

Gib Young, of Huntington, noted for his portrayal of President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, will present the program “Indiana at Gettysburg.”

Andrews ES to hail pair of retirements

Andrews Elementary School invites the community to celebrate the retirements of Jill Brumbaugh and Susan Schownir on Tuesday, May 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Andrews cafeteria.

List governmental meetings coming up

The following are the scheduled governmental meetings for the time period of Monday, May 13, to Friday, May 24:

Monday, May 13
8:30 a.m. - Huntington County Board of Commissioners, Commissioners Room.
5 p.m. - Warren Town Council, Assembly Hall.
6 p.m. - Andrews Town Council, Andrews Municipal Building.
7 p.m. - Roanoke Board of Zoning Appeals, Roanoke Town Court Building.

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