Swine Boosters hold June 11 meeting

The Huntington County Swine Boosters will meet on Tuesday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the Huntington County Courthouse Annex Conference Room.  

Agenda items include a summary of Huntington County open swine shows and the 4-H fair food tent. 

For more information, contact Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office, 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington or call 358-4826.

Changing the tassels


Photo by Steve Clark.

Nolan Hughes, Huntington North High School’s senior class president, leads his peers in changing their tassels to indicate their new graduate status during the Class of 2019 graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 2, in the Huntington North Arena.

Accepting her diploma


Photo by Steve Clark.

Dr. Russ Degitz (left), outgoing Huntington North High School principal, shakes hands with senior Maddy Robrock before she walks to accept her diploma during the Class of 2019 graduation ceremony on Sunday, June 2, in the Huntington North Arena.

Lions assist Community Choirs


Photo provided.

The Huntington Lions Club recently donated $500 to the Community Choirs of Huntington County (CCHC). The donation will help support the group’s summer music camp. Pictured are (front row from left) CCHC members Abigail Stettler, Nellie Palmer, Joshua Troyer and Zoe Palmer; and (back row from left) CCHC members Angie Troyer, Claire Troyer, David Troyer, Taylor Stettler and Angela Stettler and Don Malone, member, Huntington Lions Club.

Roush boat ramps closed until further note

Due to rising water levels, both the north and south boat ramps on Roush Lake at J. E. Roush Lake Fish and Wildlife Area are closed until further notice.

It is unknown how long flooding will impact the property.

Boaters are discouraged from recreating on Roush Lake at this time. Small watercraft that can be put in from the shore, such as kayaks, are still permitted to be used on the lake. Visitors should be mindful of floating debris like tree branches and logs.

Kil-So-Quah campground and a few roads south of J. E. Roush Lake FWA are still closed.

Everett, Gates named to receive Cecil Scholarships

Ali Everett (left) and Tyler Gates.
Photos provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Ali Everett and Tyler Gates are recipients of 2019 Ephraim (Mike) and Mary Cecil Scholarships totaling $675 each.

Everett, a rising junior at Huntington University, is majoring in missions and international development studies with minors in Bible, refugee studies and business. She is the daughter of Trisha and Brandon Everett, of Huntington.

Boy Scouts aid veterans’ group to decorate graves

Markle Scout Troop 128, adult leaders and family members helped Veterans of Foreign War members, as in previous years, place flags on veterans’ graves at Markle Cemetery on May 25. Pictured are (front row from left) Kayla Caston, April Caston, Brenda Jenks of Huntington VFW 2689 Auxiliary and Larry Jenks and Rick Waikel Huntington of VFW Post 2689; also (back row from left) David A. Pence, Scout Master Kent Caston, Assistant Scout Master David W. Pence, Matt Pence, Chase Caston, Christian Bowman and Sam Cook. 
Photo provided.

In observance of Memorial Day, Markle Boy Scout Troop 128 lent a hand to help Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 members place flags on veterans’ graves.

Participating were Kayla Caston, April Caston, David A. Pence, Scout Master Kent Caston, Assistant Scout Master David W. Pence, Matt Pence, Chase Caston, Christian Bowman and Sam Cook.

Also participating was the Warren Scout Troop under the leadership of Steve Jackson, who placed flags at Woodlawn Cemetery in Warren.

HCCSC has community referendum forum tonight

The Huntington County Community School Corporation will host a community forum tonight, Thurs-
day, June 6, which will include a presentation focused on the challenges and concerns at Huntington North High School and addressing the academic needs of students.

The forum will begin at 6 p.m. and end approximately 7:30 p.m. Entry is at Door No. 3.

HCCSC representatives will discuss potential solutions and the tax impact that a possible referendum would have on Huntington County residents.

The school district welcomes questions and concerns from the public.

Eagles seek vols to help with flag

The Eagles 823 Flag Team is looking for people to volunteer holding its 15x20-foot American Flag in various parades in Huntington County this summer.

The Eagles carry the flag in parades asking for donations from spectators. The money is then donated to several area charities.

Twelve people are needed to hold the flag.

To volunteer, stop in the Eagles Aerie 823, 49 W. Washington St., Huntington, call them at 356-7048, or call 224-5560 and leave a message.

Senior Center announces activities coming up for the week of June 10-14

Here is a listing of events happening in June at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, June 10
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, June 11
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.
• Senior spring party, 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, June 12
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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