Industrial technology awards


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Recipients of vocational awards in the category of industrial technology are (seated, from left) Kaleb Fowler, Brandon Burnworth, Taylor Bitzer and Seth Doctor. The students were presented the awards during a Huntington County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Monday, May 10. Also present were representatives from sponsoring companies (standing, from left) Greg Bloxson, Lime City Manufacturing; Ken Harrell, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC; Joel Jerabek, UT Electronics; and Seth Marshall, chamber board member representing Builder's Mart.

Family and consumer science awards


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Recipients of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce vocational awards on Monday, May 10, in the category of family and consumer science are Huntington North students (seated, from left) Amanda Bedwell, Laura Bell, Brittney Berry and Miranda VanRoekel. Sponsor representatives are (standing, from left) Rose Wall, chamber board member representing Kids Kampus; Kerri Johnson, Wells Fargo; Kim Haneline, RE/MAX Professional Group; and Kittie Keiffer, RE/MAX Professional Group.

Chamber scholarship


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Laura Bell (left) and Richard Chadwick are the recipients of $300 scholarships from the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber scholarship


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Sam Schaffter (left) was the recipient of a $300 scholarship from the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. His vocational award from the chamber was sponsored by Jim Zurawski (right) of Shuttleworth.

Shelter receives grant from HCCF, EcoLab

The Huntington County Community Foundation and EcoLab of Huntington recently presented the Huntington County Humane Shelter with a grant to purchase needed items including a roll of matting, which is placed in cages.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington County Humane Society and Huntington County Humane Shelter has received a grant from the Huntington County Community Foundation and EcoLab.

The grant was presented on Wednesday, May 12.

The grant, in the amount of $780.32, will be used to purchase animal safety equipment including an animal ramp for the animal control van, two folding nets, three live animal traps and one roll of kennel mat.

Fun time at Roanoke circus


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Area residents watch the elephants during set-up for the Kelly Miller Circus at Roanoke Park on Wednesday morning, May 12. The one-ring circus performed twice Wednesday evening, and featured exotic animals and numerous performers.

Huntington University education majors still finding teaching positions despite economy

Huntington University education majors are finding teaching positions after graduation, despite the volatile marketplace.

The HU Department of Education recently completed an employability report that showed 95 percent of graduates from the education program were employed in an education-related position in less than one year after graduation. Of those graduates, 80 percent had accepted positions in Indiana.

Norwood residents get green thumbs


Photo by Andre Laird.

Christina Christman (left) helps Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center resident Nora Beaver to plant seedlings on Thursday, May 13. The residents prepared small flowers and herbs that will be planted later in the facility's courtyard.

School board approves salary, personnel cuts

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees narrowly approved salary and personnel cuts amounting to 8 percent of the budget for administrators and classified staff through the next year.

Huntington University donates big in volunteer hours

Huntington University students, faculty and staff contributed more than 11,450 volunteer hours this year in the greater Huntington and Fort Wayne communities.

"It's part of who we are as an institution. It's a reflection of our Christ-centered values," says Grace McBrayer, director of first year students and volunteer services at Huntington University.

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