Huntington North High School hosting spring hoop camp

The Huntington North High School boys' basketball program is hosting its Spring Basketball Camp for boys in first through sixth grades from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 24-27 at the HNHS Fieldhouse.

Campers will learn shooting, dribbling and passing fundamentals; individual and team defense, skill development and attitude development.

The cost for the camp includes all evening of camp, a Huntington North T-shirt and prizes. Students should bring their own basketball shoes, gym shorts, socks and a T-shirt.

52 from county among HU graduates

Dr. Herma B. Williams speaks to the Huntington University 2010 graduating class during her commencement address, on Saturday, May 15, as University President G. Blair Dowden looks on.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Fifty-two Huntington County residents were among the 277 graduates receiving diplomas during Huntington University's 112th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15.

The ceremony, traditionally held outdoors on the university's front campus, was held this year inside the Merillat Complex for Physical Education and Recreation because of the threat of rain. The ceremony was held indoors last year as well.

Huntington County graduates included:

Christopher R. Moore, of Roanoke, earning a master of arts in pastoral ministries.

Pulse stage plays host to an invisible rabbit named ‘Harvey’ this weekend

Scott Nedberg is Elwood P. Dowd in “Harvey” this weekend at the Pulse Opera House in Warren.
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"Harvey" is coming to the Pulse Opera House tonight, Friday and Saturday, May 20, 21 and 22, at 8 p.m.

The play is about Elwood P. Dowd's very tall, invisible rabbit named Harvey.

Dowd is a pleasant man, but his social-climbing sister and unmarried niece find him an embarrassment as he circulates among their society friends, introducing Harvey. When they decide to have Dowd committed to a sanitarium, comic mayhem ensues.

Leadership academy graduates nine

Graduates of the 2010 Huntington County Leadership Academy are (front, from left) Amber Hirschy, Jana Nothhard, Julie Lentes and Brenda Ralston; and (back, from left) Natalie Brautigam, Scott Stevens, Kasey Findley, Lindsi Walker and Terry Pierce.
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Nine community members graduated May 12 from the 2010 Huntington County Leadership Academy.

The graduation ceremony was held during the Huntington University Foundation Breakfast at the Habecker Dining Commons.

Warren Tri Kappa awards five scholarships

The Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Tri Kappa in Warren has awarded five scholarships to area students pursuing post-secondary education.

Four of those recipients are from Huntington and Wells Counties. They are:

Chamber seminar on June 4 to focus on accounts receivable

Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the "Accounts Receivable Maintenance" seminar, on June 4, at noon.

The seminar, which will focus on business collections, will be held in the chamber's boardroom, located at 305 Warren St.

Lisa Garrott and Adrian Halverstadt of DeLaney Hartburg Roth and Garrott will facilitate the seminar.

There is no cost for admission, but reservations are required.

For more information, contact the chamber at 356-5300.


Schenkel will return to the race track in June

Huntington's own ARCA driver Kent Schenkel will be revving up his car's engine again this summer with a trip to the ARCA Racing for Wildlife 200 at the Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, MI, on June 11.

This time, you're invited.

After a successful season last year, qualifying for ARCA races and participating in the 2009 Racing for Wildlife 200 and the Ansell Cut Protection 150 at the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL, Schenkel has decided to race those same events again this year.

Psi Otes award more than $4,000 in scholarships

Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Phi Chapter, Huntington, has awarded nine scholarships totaling $4,100 for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year.

The following are Psi Iota Xi's memorial scholarship recipients:

Bethany Stoffel is the recipient of the $1,000 Anne Pfister Memorial Scholarship. The award is given to a female majoring in business in memory of Anne Pfister to honor her role in the Huntington Business community.

Stoffel will be a junior at Purdue University, majoring in accounting. She is the daughter of Debbie and Michael Stoffel of Huntington.

High school soccer will be divided into classes

The Indiana State High School Athletic Association's Board of Directors voted earlier this month to divide both boys' and girls' soccer into two classes beginning in the fall of 2011.

The unanimous decision makes soccer the sixth sport regulated by the IHSAA to be broken up into classes.
Details of how teams will be divided will be decided at a later date.

Gary Baltzell, the girls' soccer coach at Huntington North High School, said that he thinks the impact of the decision on HNHS will be "minimal."

Mary Brooks receives Hoosier Hospitality Award

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Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman (left) presents a Hoosier Hospitality Award to Huntington County resident Mary Brooks. Brooks was one of 19 Hoosiers recognized for making guests feel welcome in Indiana. Brooks volunteers at the Huntington County Historical Society museum, greeting visitors and showing them around. She also helps organize the Pioneer Village at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival and spends the weekend of the festival making corn fritters over an open fire.


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