LaFontaine Arts Council hails five from HNHS

Five students have been named LaFontaine Artists of the Month from Huntington North High School. They are (front row from left) Gillian Lintz, theater; Angus Jones, theater; Jarod Lewis, band; Zachary Lippe, band; and Danielle Korporal, art. The teachers who nominated them are (back row from left) Ruth Reed, theater; Michael Petek, band; Kenny Butler and Jonathan Harrigan, art.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Five Huntington North High School students were tapped as the LaFontaine Arts Council’s artists of the month for April, recognizing their excellence in their respective art.

They are Angus Jones, theater; Danielle Korporal, art; Jarod Lewis, band; Gillian Lintz, theater; and Zachary Lippe, band.

Jones is the son of Randy and Dawn Jones.

One-woman play at OLVM

Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters will host the one-woman play, “Joan Chittister: Her Story, My Story, Our Story” on Friday, July 20, in the OLV Chapel on the Victory Noll campus.

Actress and playwright Teri Bays will present the performance, based on the life and work of Benedictine Sister Joan Chittister, an advocate of peace, justice and equality.

May crowning

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Catholic School first-grader Evalyn Dolby arranges flowers around a statue of the Virgin Mary during the school’s May crowning ceremony on Friday, May 4, at St. Mary Catholic Church, in Huntington. The May crowning, which features flowers and the placing of a flower crown on Virgin Mary icons, is a Catholic tradition celebrating the month of Mother’s Day and recognizing Mary as the mother of the church.

Niswander, York earn Optimist Youth Appreciation awards at Riverview MS

The Huntington Optimist Club 2018 Youth Appreciation Awards were presented to Riverview Middle School students Isabel Niswander and Jonathan York. Celebrating the occasion (from left) are Riverview Principal James Bragg, York, Niswander and Huntington Optimist Club President Paula Whiting.
Photo provided.

Two Riverview Middle School students, Isabel Niswander and Jonathan York, have been tapped to receive the Huntington Optimist Club’s 2018 Youth Appreciation Awards. The presentation was made April 19 during an Optimist Club meeting.

The Youth Appreciation Award is presented to two students from each of the Huntington County middle schools and three students from Huntington North High School who demonstrate outstanding dedication and service to their school, the community and its citizens.

Niswander is the daughter of Cynthia Niswander.

Pathfinder taking 20 applications for free preschool program

On My Way Pre-K at Pathfinder Kids Kampus is a program that allows the early education facility to provide free preschool to 4-year-old children for the 2018-19 school year.

Currently, Pathfinder Kids Kampus is accepting applications for 20 free preschool openings.

On My Way Pre-K is a free program for families who qualify. High-quality early childhood education provides opportunities for children to build their language skills, social and emotional skills, math concept awareness and more, laying a foundation for lifelong learning and success.

Applications being taken for Paul scholarships

Applications are being now accepted for the Steve & Peggy Paul Memorial Scholarships.

Application forms are available at L&S Transmissions, 1126 First St., Huntington, or from any member of Steve & Peggy Paul scholarship board.

Completed applications must be mailed to Tony Schmid at the address listed on the form no later than June 20.

Veterans’ groups finalize plans for Memorial Day program May 28

The Veterans Council of Huntington County and the Huntington County Veterans Service office have finalized plans for the 2018 Memorial Day program to be held on Monday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m. at The Awakening Church, 235 Safari Trail, Huntington.

The memorial tribute will honor 89 veterans from Huntington County who died during 2017.

Members of VFW Post 2689 and American Legion posts 7, 85 and 160 will present the Post Everlasting Ceremony, a formal flag folding, a cannon salute and “Taps.”

Trinity concert for honor flight funds

Trinity United Meth-odist Church will host an afternoon concert Sunday, May 20, at 4 p.m. to benefit Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. The concert will feature selections from musicals and movies and patriotic songs.

The Trinity Handbell Ensemble and Chancel Choir, as well as several vocalists and instrumentalists, perform songs from Broadway, as well as songs of the 1940s and early 1950s and music by Debussy. New this year, the vocal ensemble Musiclectics, which gave the January 2018 Evensong concert at Trinity, is featured in the concert.

Master Gardeners to hold annual plant sale May 12 at fairgrounds

Huntington County Master Gardeners members Susan Miller (left) and Janice Alvey pot some plants to be sold by the group at its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Larry & Joyce Keiffer Family Living Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, 1631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Larry & Joyce Keiffer Family Living Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, 1631 E. Taylor St.

Up for sale will be perennials, shrubs, annuals, herbs, natives, trees, vegetables, seeds and hanging baskets.

All plants have been grown and donated by the Master Gardeners. Several are from the two gardens that Master Gardeners maintain at the Forks of the Wabash and at Salamonie Reservoir.

Huntington HS group wants entry in HD parade

There will be a meeting on May 16, at 11 a.m. for anyone who graduated from Huntington High School to talk about entering a float in the annual Heritage Days Parade on June 23.

The meeting will take place at Moe’s Restaurant.

All former township and city high schools that were open during the ’50s are being encouraged to participate in Heritage Days by getting involved in a school spirit competition between the former high schools as an alternative to the old county and sectional basketball tournaments.


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