Boys & Girls Club of Huntington accepts donation from Taco Bell

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jessica Welker, Jasmine Whitesell and Alison Louthan (from left), members of the Keystone Club at the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington, accept a check for $6,050 from Taco Bell Corporate representative Jeff Stone as Lance Crittendon, general manager of the Huntington Taco Bell, and Ashley Allen, Keystone Club leadership coordinator, look on. Taco Bell is a national sponsor of Keystone Clubs, which provide leadership experience for youth.

NEA to meet on April 13 at Trinity UMC

The Northeast Neighborhood Association will meet on Tuesday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Representatives of the Master Gardeners Club and Huntington Nursery will present a program on community gardens.

The Northeast Neighborhood Association includes residents of the area bounded by Byron Street, Yeoman Park, Briant Street, Bus.-24 and the railroad tracks.

The church is located on the corner of Guilford and Market streets.

Northwest announces third period honor roll

Northwest Elementary School has announced its third quarter honor roll for the 2009-10 school year.
Students achieving all A's are:

Fifth Grade - Jeffery Burch, Tyler Gates, Brenna Inderlied, Erica Kennedy, Kevin King, Jana Krueger, Jordyn Poulson and Reagan Wohlford.

Fourth Grade - Madelyn Berry, Savannah Brown, Haley Burnau, Stephen Center, Auden Eckert, Paige Grable, Peyton Harvey, Kaitlyn Horne, Sara Kauffman, Gillian Lintz, Ashlynn Miller, Konner Morris, Kathleen Paolillo, Emily Rethlake, Gracie Scher, Michael Schweller, Kaitlyn Stephan and Cade Sturm.

SWCD to meet on April 20

The next meeting of the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District is April 20, at 7:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the district office, 2040 Riverfork Drive.

Due to farming season, attendees are advised to confirm that the meeting will be held.


Tree giveaway to be held at Izaak Walton League on April 17

The Huntington County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) is giving away free trees again this year.

As part of the group's Earth Day celebration, trees will be given away on April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or as long as the trees last.

Trees available include American plum, common chokeberry, white pine, silky dogwood, pawpaw, white oak, chestnut oak, Washington hawthorn and hazelnut.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Huntington City Park and Recreation Department.

Next safety council luncheon set for April 14 at Habecker

The next meeting of the Huntington County Safety Council is Wednesday, April 14, at 11:30 a.m., in Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University.

Kyle Kadinger, from Ecolab, will present the program titled, "Behavioral Based Safety - An Overview."

Reservations are required by Friday, April 9.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Holly Sale, HCSC president, at 355-3203 or via e-mail at


Bird banding program to feature bird hike

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site invites guests of all ages to the Wildflower Woods Bird Hike and Bird Banding program on Saturday, April 17 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to enjoy an afternoon of up-close encounters with the birds of Northern Indiana.

Seasoned birdwatchers and beginners are invited to join local birding experts on this hike through Wildflower Woods as the group searches for a variety of birds on Gene Stratton-Porter's property, once suggested as a bird sanctuary.


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Huntington Catholic School students Jessica Hartmus (left) and Darcy Williams sit in front of their science fair project, which won third place in their division at the regional science fair held March 27 at Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne. Also participating in the regional event from Huntington Catholic were Garrett Scheiber, Merisa Walter, Gabrielle Linker and Audrey Wilcox.

Robert E. Wilson Gallery to showcase works of HU seniors

Seven graduating seniors will exhibit their work during the Huntington University Graduating Visual Arts Majors Exhibit, which runs April 12 through April 23.

The exhibit will be in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The artist reception will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 17.

The show is titled "La Fi," in honor of the students completing their degrees.

Seniors and their projects are:

Helping out

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Bill Fetrow (right), director of Love INC, accepts a check from Flint Springs Elementary School third-graders (from left) Emily Spencer, Raegan Killigrew, Esabella Slagel and AuJalique Wade in the amount of $132.50 to purchase diapers that will be given to Huntington County families in need. The third grade students also donated $213 worth of groceries to Love INC. The students raised the money through twice-a-month popcorn sales at the school.


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