REMC to award scholarship

United REMC is now accepting applications from local high school-age students to attend 2010 Electric Youth Tour to Washington, DC, in June.

One student will be chosen by United to join hundreds of other students for the all-expense-paid trip June 10-17. Applicants must be juniors in high school and enrolled for their senior year, and their parents or guardians must be members of United REMC.

The tour will begin in Indianapolis June 10. The bus will depart the next day for Washington, and will include a stop in Gettysburg.

Crestview musicians earn several gold ratings at recent ISSMA contest

Results from Crestview Middle School students who participated in this year's Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Solo and Ensemble have been announced.
The event was held Saturday, Feb. 6 at Bellmont High School in Decatur.

Crestivew students recognized were:

Elizabeth Reed, gold rating for piano solo in Group V.

Hannah Ringo, gold rating for piano solo in Group IV.

Kaylie Killian, gold rating for voice solo in Group IV.

Emily Haneline, gold rating for voice solo in Group IV.

Huntington County Chamber to sponsor legislative update Feb. 27

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a legislative update on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m., in the meeting area of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

State Sen. Gary Dillon, State Rep. Dan Leonard, and representatives from Huntington County and city government are expected to attend.

They will make opening comments, then answer written questions submitted by those in the audience. Mike Perkins will serve as moderator.


Catholic schools selling coupon books

The Fort Wayne-area "You Can Lend A Hand" coupon book sale campaign is underway.

The campaign, sponsored by Quality Dining Inc., is an integral part of Catholic schools' fundraising efforts in the Diocese of Fort Wayne, South Bend.

Students from Huntington Catholic School will be selling the coupon books through March 5. The books contain coupons for Burger King and Chili's restaurants along with offers from the Fort Wayne Freedom and Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

Each coupon book contains 16 coupons and is valued at $80.

Ball State lists honorees from Huntington County

Ball State University has announced its Fall 2009 Dean's List as well as those who graduated the fall of 2009.

Graduating from Huntington are Marcus Norwood, Bachelor of Arts; Denise Crawley, Bachelor of Science; and Tiffany (Brown) Jackson, Master of Science.

Also graduating from Huntington County are Eric Lenhof, Master of Business Administration from Roanoke; and Deidre Irick, Bachelor of Science from Warren.

Huntington County Fair Board meets on Feb. 16

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Association will meet Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The board will discuss plans for the annual County 4-H Fair to be held July 16-30.

For more information visit the Purdue Extension-Huntington County office at 358-4826, located in the County Courthouse Annex Building, 354 N. Jefferson - Suite 202, or contact Linda Aldridge, extension educator 4-H Youth, via e-mail at


Cowboys will gather at Salamonie Interpretive Center for travelogue and a meal

The Salamonie Interpretive Center will host a Cowboy Gathering on Feb. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Sara and Duane Davis will present a travelogue of their Red Rock Ride, Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon horseback trip.

The program will be followed by a meal with other horse enthusiasts. Sloppy Joes and drinks will be provided, but attendees should bring a dish to share as well as their own table service.

Register by calling 468-2127 or by visiting the Salamonie Interpretive Center.

There is no fee for this event.

Judith H. 'Judy' Briner

Judith Helen "Judy" Briner, 70, of Daytona Beach, FL, and having relatives in Huntington County, IN, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010.

Mrs. Briner worked for 30 years for the United States Postal Service in Muncie.

She was born Sept. 21, 1939, in Laketon. She married Stan Briner, and he survives.

Jeanette A. Johnson

Jeanette A. Johnson, 93, of Berne, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.

Mrs. Johnson, a lifelong resident of Adams and Wells counties, worked at Franklin Electric for 19 years. She was a member of West Missionary Church, Berne.

She was born Dec. 27, 1916, in Adams County to Ezra and Veronica Schlotzhauer Lantz. She married Paul W. Johnson in February, 1983, in Bluffton. Her husband preceded her in death on June 11, 2003.

Georgia L. Towns

Georgia Lee Towns, 85, of Bluffton, IN, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at 6:50 a.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren, IN.

Mrs. Towns graduated from high school in 1942 in Campbellsville, KY. She had worked at Vogel's Bakery and Vada's Posey Room and helped with farming. She was a member of the Port Royal Baptist Church in Kentucky, the Montpelier Baptist Church in Montpelier and the auxiliary to the Millard-Brown American Legion post in Montpelier.


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