School board to meet in special session today for project talk

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in a special board meeting and project hearing and second preliminary determination hearing Thursday, June 20, at 7:30 a.m. at Salamonie School, 1063E-900S, Warren. 

The purpose of the meeting will be to answer questions and listen to taxpayers’ comments and any evidence they may present about the proposed 2020 Safety, Security, Replacement and Restoration Project, which includes the renovation of and improvements to Huntington North High School and other related campus improvements.

87th annual Purdue Farm Management Tour to visit Hgtn., Wabash counties

The 87th annual Purdue Farm Management Tour will visit Huntington and Wabash county farms June 27 to 28.

Attendees will learn about innovative management strategies, new technologies for improving efficiency and productivity and ways to help ensure a successful transition of the family farm to the next generation.

Szelis’ granddaughter earns two scholarships

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Emily Szelis

Emily Szelis, granddaughter of Mary Szelis, of Huntington, was chosen for two recent scholarships, the Evans-Moss Scholarship and Edgar H. Kilbourne Scholarship.

The Evans-Moss Scholarship is awarded to students with high scholastic ability.

The Edgar H. Kilbourne Scholarship provides scholarships for deserving students for their academic excellence.

Belmont Beverage makes recent Roanoke acquisition its 34th store

Gary Gardner, operations manager for Belmont Beverage, shows off a small sampling of the bourbon inventory the new Roanoke store now carries. Belmont bought the former Bottle and Keg store at 8976 U.S. 24. in March as its 34th location, and has increased inventory in virtually all product lines.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Better prices and more inventory are two of the advantages that customers should notice now that Belmont Beverages has bought the former Bottle and Keg liquor store in Roanoke.

Gary Gardner, operations manager for Belmont, notes the company’s 34 stores give it more buying power than the previous owner had, so customers should see a pricing advantage along with more products being offered.

The store offers virtually every major brand of wine, spirits and beer, Gardner says.

Announce Senior Center activities for coming week

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

Monday, June 24
• 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 25
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, June 26
• 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.
• Foot care.

Zay, others discuss rising health care costs

State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) and members of the Indiana General Assembly recently met with the Employers’ Forum of Indiana to discuss the rising health care costs across the state.

The Employers’ Forum of Indiana is an employer-led health care coalition of employers, physicians, hospitals, health plans, public health officials and other stakeholders in Indiana.

In 2017, the Employers’ Forum of Indiana hired the RAND Corporation, a research organization that specializes in public policy, to conduct two studies on Indiana’s rising health care costs.

New Hope Senior Connection June 25

New Hope Church announces its monthly Senior Connection will be Tuesday, June 25, at noon. 

This month’s program will be about trains and a train collection by Dale Rice. 

The church is located at 2001 Engle St., Huntington. For more information, call 356-0870.

Library to again host Summer Walking Tour

The Indiana Room at the Huntington City-Township Public Library will again host the Summer Walking Tour.

Starting on June 29 at 5:15 p.m., the walk will start at the entrance to the Huntington library and travel through the nearby streets of downtown Huntington.

Huntington Alert will partner with the Indiana Room to host this event, and will share the local history, stories and memories the various homes and buildings hold.

All ages are invited to this walk, but the discussion topics will be geared towards adults.

Open gym at RMS for fall football prospects

Riverview Middle School, in Huntington, is offering voluntary open-gym sessions for boys and girls in seventh and eighth grade who plan on playing football at the school in the upcoming season.

Football skills and fundamentals will be taught during the sessions.

To participate in these sessions, students are required to have a physical turned in to Coach Claude Weese by the first session, July 15. Weese will begin accepting physicals at 4 p.m. that day, at the pavilion located next to the school’s practice field.

Etna Acres outing raises hospital funds

Etna Acres Golf Course recently hosted a Children’s Shriners Hospital outing.

Twenty-two teams participated in the event, raising a record $2,215 for the hospital.

In the women’s portion of the event, individual winners were Rebecca Hostetler, Mia Hurford, Carol Clabaugh and Anita Smith.

In the men’s portion of the event, individual winners were Ron Kipfer, Brian Gottschalk and Alan Targgart.

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