Deadlines near for 4-H award trips, enrollment

The Huntington County Extension Office reminds all 4-H members and their families of the following upcoming 4-H deadlines:

- March 31 - 4-H Award Trip Applications.
There are a variety of 4-H award trips open to 4-H youth who are in grades seven and older.

High school aged youth are encouraged to apply for the 4-H science workshops, held at Purdue University June 9-11 and the State 4-H Junior Leaders Conference in Indianapolis from June 15-18.

Youth in grades seven and eight are eligible to apply for 4-H round-up at Purdue from June 21-23.

Leonard to run for a third term

Dan Leonard.
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Incumbent Dan Leonard, of Huntington, has announced that he will seek a third term as Indiana state representative from the 50th District.

Leonard will seek the Republican nomination in the May primary.

Leonard, owner of South Side Furniture, in Huntington, is completing his eighth year in the Indiana General Assembly.

Leonard was raised in Huntington County and attended Lancaster Township, Bippus Junior High and Clear Creek Township schools before graduating from Huntington High School.

Miller to bid for County Council

Jaime Miller.
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Jaime Miller has announced his candidacy for for the Republican nomination to County Council District 2.

Miller has been married to his wife Sherry for 21 years and they have three children; Justin, Jacob and Jarid.

He is currently the president and immediate past treasurer of the Huntington Municipal Airport Board of Aviation Commissioners, a board member of Huntington Metro Kiwanis, a committee member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church and a committee chairman of Cub Scout Pack 3125.

Beerbower earns NAIA All-American mention

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) recently announced the 2010 Division II Women's Basketball All-America teams.

Among the players selected for NAIA Honorable Mention All-American was Huntington University senior Courtney Beerbower.

In her final campaign as a Lady Forester, Beerbower averaged 13 points and a team-high 6 rebounds.

She concludes her career as the 12th highest all-time scorer in Huntington University's history with 1,305 points.


HNHS hoopster Foley to play in North/South Classic April 18

Huntington North High School varsity basketball player Taylor Foley will participate in the annual North/South Indiana All-Star Classic on April 18, at 2 p.m.

The event will be held at Oak Hill High School, near Marion.

The senior forward will play on the North squad, which features other outstanding players.

Foley has committed to playing with the Huntington University Lady Foresters next season.

Tickets are available for purchase to the game and can be bought on the day of the event or by calling Oak Hill High School at 765-384-4381.


Vectren notes disconnect moratorium has ended

Vectren Energy Delivery reminds its customers that the regulatory moratorium expired on March 15.

The moratorium prevents utilities from disconnecting customers who meet low-income guidelines and have received federal and state utility assistance.

Customers who have received a disconnect notice or, regardless of household income, need bill payment assistance should contact Vectren at www.vectren .com or 800-227-1376 to make payment arrangements and avoid potential disconnection.



Seniors will see ‘Night at the Museum’ on Friday

The next Senior Friday is March 26 at the Huntington 7 Theater, with doors opening at 8:30 a.m.

Free coffee and doughnuts will be served and door prizes will be awarded.

This month's featured movie is "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian."

Senior Friday partners are Huntington Senior Center, Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center and Parkview Huntington Hospital.

March co-sponsors are Markle Health and Rehabilitation, McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, Miller's Merry Manor and Parkview Home Health and Hospice.

Baker, Freeman finish back in pack at state gymnastics meet

Huntington North High School gymnasts Jessica Baker and Stephanie Freeman finished back in the pack in their respective events at the Indiana State Gymnastics Tournament at Indianapolis on Saturday, March 20.

Baker, a sophomore, finished in a tie for 30th place with a score of 9.250 in the vault, while Freeman, a freshman, placed 38th on the uneven parallel bars with a score of 8.225.

Cassie Funcheon of Columbus North won the vault with a score of 9.800. Haley Whipps of Valparaiso won the bars with a score of 9.575.

EXPO continues today, Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m.

Justin Davidson (right,) owner of Orion Solutions Inc., of Huntington, has a discussion with a visitor to his booth Saturday, March 20, at the Huntington County EXPO. The event, which showcases area businesses, services and non-profit groups, is free and open to the public, and continues today, Sunday, March 21, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Merillat Physicall Education and Recreation Complex at Huntington University.

Timothy C. Taylor

Timothy Charles Taylor, 47, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 10:21 a.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mr. Taylor was born Sept. 23, 1962 in Huntington to James Robert and Irene (Selby) Taylor. He married Robin D. Gooley on Oct. 21, 1985 in Huntington. His wife survives.
He worked for the Niswander Auto Dealership for 16 years and managed several auto detailing shops for 25 years.


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