SWCD banquet speaker

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Extension Wildlife Specialist Jarred Brooke of the Department of Forestry and Resources at Purdue University talks about managing wildlife resources on privately owned land on Tuesday, Feb. 26, as the keynote speaker of the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual dinner and banquet, held in First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Brooke said 96 percent of Indiana is private land, compared to 68 percent of the U.S.

Bridge in Warren to be closed soon for month

The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced that the Ind.- 218/Ind.-5 bridge over the Salamonie River, in Warren, will be closed for approximately 30 days beginning at the end of March or early April.

The bridge will be repainted, which will require the structure to be elevated so that bearings can be reached.

While the exact start date for the project has yet to be determined, once work signage has been placed, it will only be a few days until work begins, states the Town of Warren.

Optimists recognize pair from Crestview Middle School

Crestview Middle School students Kianna Jennings (second from left) and Samson Vickrey (third from left) hold the 2019 Youth Appreciation Awards presented to them by the Huntington Optimist Club on Feb. 21. With them are Huntington Optimist Club President Tim Allen (left) and Crestview Guidance Counselor Lisa McDonald (right).
Photo provided.

The Huntington Optimist Club has recognized Crestview Middle School eighth graders Kianna Jennings and Samson Vickrey with its 2019 Youth Appreciation Awards. The students were nominated by the staff at Crestview.

Jennings’ extracurricular activities include basketball, softball, volleyball, bowling and youth group. She is also a five-year member of 4-H.

Business of the month

Photo by Steve Clark.

Jeremy K. Nix Attorney at Law, in Huntington, was named business of the month for March by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors. Pictured are (from left) Chamber Ambassador Terry Miller; Joseph S. Northrop, owner of Joseph S. Northrop Attorney at Law, which shares a building with Jeremy K. Nix Attorney at Law; Jeremy K. Nix, owner of Jeremy K. Nix Attorney at Law; and chamber ambassadors Matt Ditzler and Kerry Beaver.

Respectful students

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Catholic School presents monthly Spirit Awards to students from each grade who display Christ-like behavior. Self-control was one of the virtues chosen for the month of February and winners were (front row from left) Joel Velazquez, kindergarten; Marisol Velazquez, first grade; Rilynne Lewis, second grade; and Daniela Plascencia, third grade; and (back row from left) Lena Eckinger, fourth grade; Henry Richert, fifth grade; Penelope Harrell, sixth grade; Micah Lenn, seventh grade; and Korbyn Harmon, eighth grade. Winners were announced on Friday, Feb.

Beacon Credit Union presents grants to five area charitable groups

The Beacon Credit Union recently presented a total of $37,000 to five charitable organizations within its communities with grants.

The organizations chosen show a focus on improving the lives of the people in the communities served by Beacon, a company spokesman said.

Being awarded funding are Cancer Services of Grant County, of Marion; Harvesting Capabilities Inc., of Peru; Lighthouse Mission Thrift Store, of Wabash; Learn More Center, of North Mnchester; and Rush County Youth Group Workcamp, of Rushville.

Exec session for commish

The Huntington County Commissioners will be in an executive session today, Monday, March 4, at 11 a.m. at the Huntington County Courthouse, 201 N. Jefferson St., Room 103A.

The commissioners will meet with respect to discussing job performance evaluation of individual employees.

Master Gardeners to host public forum March 6 at Hgtn. library

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will hold a public forum on Wednesday, March 6, at 6:30 p.m. at in the Huntington City-Township Public Library Conference Room, located at 200 W. Market St., in Huntington.

Greg Leyes from Ginger Valley Garden Center, in Granger, will present “Grow the Queen of the Garden (Roses).”  Leyes has been advising homeowners for over 20 years about the care of roses. 

Reservations should be made at the Purdue Extension Huntington County Office, located at 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington. Call the office at 358-4826.

88th annual Beacon shareholders meet is March 18

The 88th annual shareholders meeting of Beacon Credit Union will be held on Monday, March 18, at 7 p.m. in the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater, located on West Market Street in Wabash. Doors will open for registration at 6 p.m.

Those in attendance will receive a door prize and be registered for a prize drawing to be held at the end of the business meeting.

Top 4-H conservation projects

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Chloe Couch (left), 11, and Caeden Crider, 10, hold the backpacks they received in recognition of 4-H projects they completed in soil and water conservation. They received the awards during the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual banquet held Tuesday, Feb. 26, at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Also receiving backpacks but not pictured are Nathaniel Alwine, Taylor Martz, Jonathan McMillan and Matthew McMillan.


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