Andrews honors students for academic achievement

Andrews Elementary School announces its list of students named to the honor roll for the third grading quarter.

They are:

Grade Five

All A's - Amber Adamonis, Conner Bauer, Alexis Bowers, Erin Burke, Kelsey Coles, William Hall, McKenzie Haneline, Sarah Hunnicutt, Emma Matthews, Lucas Newsome, Emily Pence, Kirsten Reed, Andrew Schenkel, Logan Sizemore, Orion Smith, JJ Whisenhunt and David Zielinski.

A's and B's - Emma Davidson, Alexa Diaz, Paige Gordon, Christopher Langsdale, Nicholas Langsdale, Kirsten Roller and Brandon Thomas.

Creative moment at Andrews Public Library

Photo by Andre Laird.

Nancy Disbro, librarian at Andrews Public Library, oversees a small group of youth during a craft making session on Wednesday, April 7. The youth worked on making photo frames using rice, macaroni and pinto beans.

Roanoke to get 35 new apartments in near future

Thirty-five new apartments are slated to be constructed in Roanoke next month, as a result of grants received by the Region III-A Economic Development District and Regional Planning Commission.

Dave Kinder, director of housing for Region III-A, updated the Roanoke Town Council about the Jackson Square Apartments project at the council's meeting on Tuesday, April 6.

The apartments will be the first senior housing project in Roanoke, a town that Kinder describes as "small, but full of amenities."

County Junior Leaders will play games after taking care of business

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leaders will be meeting on Thursday, April 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

In addition to a business meeting and committee reports, the group will have a game night. Youth are encouraged to bring their favorite card or board game to join in the challenges.

The County 4-H Junior Leader organization is open to any 4-H member in grade seven and older.

For more information, contact the Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office, 354 N. Jefferson St., Suite 202.


Oakbrook Village will be checking blood pressure at two area restaurants

Oakbrook Village will offer free blood pressure checks in Huntington, at Country Garden Café and Baxter's Restaurant.

Blood pressure checks will be offered at Country Garden Café, 874 Cline St., on Monday, April 12, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

They will also be offered from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., on Thursday, April 15, at Baxter's Restaurant, 1901 Etna Ave.

Free literature and a blood pressure record keeper will be provided at each location. For more information, contact Oakbrook Village at 358-0047.


Bird Extravaganza is April 24 at Salamonie

Upper Wabash Interpretive Services will hold its annual Bird Extravaganza on April 24, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Salamonie Reservoir's Lost Bridge West.

This year's lineup includes a walk through the woods in search of early spring migrants with renowned Indiana birdwatcher Jim Haw. Those interested should meet at the interpretive center at 8 a.m. and bring binoculars.

LaFontaine Arts Council has recognized three Crestview Middle School students

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The LaFontaine Arts Council has recognized three Crestview Middle School students as artists of the month. The students are (front row from left) Hermand Bolinger, Cameron Ness and Austin Kennedy. With them are their teachers and sponsors (back row from left) Nancy Malicki, art; Bill Richey, choir; and Doug McElhaney, band; with Paula Bittner, representing the Arts Council.

‘Sock Hop for the Studio’ a dance and more

The Huntington Arts Initiative is sponsoring “Sock Hop for the Studio” on April 16. Pictured are (from left) Joel Froomkin, Rich Najuch, Debbie Dyer and Ann Siegfried – all of the Initiative.
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The "Sock Hop for the Studio," sponsored by the Huntington Arts Initiative, is a dance and much more.

The April 16 event to be held at the PAL Club will also be an opportunity to visit with friends, enjoy hot dog happy hour and participate in fun-filled games and contests. Ann Siegfried, one of the founders of the Huntington Arts Initiative, assures a good time for all who attend.

Camping season opens with outdoor cooking class

The Upper Wabash Interpretive Services gears up for the camping season on Saturday, April 17 at 10 a.m. with an outdoor cooking workshop at Mississinewa Lake.

The program includes hands-on instruction and tips by the Kokomo Kookers Dutch oven cooking club.

Participants cook and eat their own lunch and could win door prizes from Bozarth Country Store.

There is a program fee per person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 468-2127 to register for this event.

TEA Party debate set for Friday

Candidates for state office will be debating on Friday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Awakening Community Church. Candidates are (from left)) Ron Fusselman, Dan Leonard, Jim Banks and Tom Wall.
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The Huntington TEA Party will celebrate its one-year anniversary and hold a debate between candidates for state office on Friday, April 16, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Awakening Community Church.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Featured guest speakers include Peter Heck, conservative radio talk show host, and Jim O'Donnell, associate professor of business and executive-in-residence at Huntington University.


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