Huntington University will cover state cuts to 253 students' awards

Huntington University students concerned about reductions in state grants can breathe easier.

The university has stepped up to cover the difference for the 253 students affected by Indiana's cuts to individual student awards.

Eighteen percent of these students are from Huntington County.

Scholarship awarded

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington County 4-H member Nicole Shaw (front row, right) was awarded the Janell Marie Saunders Memorial Scholarship, worth $1,000, during the 4-H awards program Wednesday, July 29, at Hier’s Park. The scholarship, given to a 4-H graduate who is pursuing studies in a health-related field, is given in honor of Saunders, a 10-year 4-H member who was studying nursing at the time of her death in 2006.

HU a 'regional best' for second straight year

For the second consecutive year, Huntington University is named as one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest by The Princeton Review.

The education services company selected the school as one of 158 institutions it profiles in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its Web site feature 2010 Best Colleges: Region by Region that posted July 27.

Government meetings for week of Aug. 3-10

Monday, Aug. 3
Huntington County Solid Waste Management District Board of Trustees, 8 a.m., Commissioners' Room, first floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Huntington Board of Public Works and Safety, 9 am., mayor's conference room, first floor of City Building.
Huntington Board of Zoning Appeals, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, third floor of City Building.

Tuesday, Aug. 4
Roanoke Town Council, 7 p.m., Roanoke Town Hall, 126 N. Main St.

Dillon says he's not running for re-election in 2010

State Sen. Gary "Doc" Dillon (R-Columbia City) has announced that he will not run for re-election in 2010.

"It's an honor and a privilege to serve the people in Senate District 17 and I'm thankful for their support and encouragement over the years," Dillon says. "I look forward to spending more time with my wife, four children and our five grandchildren."

Since 2002, Dillon has represented Senate District 17, which includes Allen, Grant, Huntington, Kosciusko, Wabash and Whitley counties.

Reese League champions

Photo provided.

The Huntington Exchange Club team won the Huntington County Baseball Pee Wee Reese (11 and 12 year olds) League Championship. Team members are (front row from left) Luke Juillerat, Austin Horn, Derek Snyder, Austin Lang, Austin Rasmussen and Dustin Adamson; and (back row from left) Coach Lyle Juillerat, Coach Matt Adams, Caleb Ross, Dew Fawcett, Bailey Huey, Cody Adams, Griff Blocker, Cody Thomas and Coach Jeff Snyder.

Setting the pace

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

United Way Pacesetters financial division representatives (from left) Jennifer Eller, of Teachers Credit Union; Satin Lemon, of First Federal Savings Bank; and Sue Rumple, of Beacon Credit Union, pose with Love INC Executive Director Bill Fetrow with items received during a recent drive. The institutions collected non-perishaable items, clothing and household items and donated them to Love INC as part of the United Way Pacesetter campaign.

Stimulus money will hlep repave three Huntington County roads

The Huntington County Commissioners approved a measure that secures a nearly $3 million grant to resurface several of the county's roads at their meeting on July 27.

The grant is a slice of the $27.5 billion designated for highway projects in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Feb. 17, 2009.

Scanning system takes the wait out of getting a traffic ticket

Officer James Wood of the Roanoke Police Department demonstrates scanning the barcode on the back of an Indiana driver's license.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Originally published July 16, 2009.

For most drivers, one of the most upsetting sights is seeing those red and blue lights flashing in the rearview mirror. The situation is usually made more stressful if the driver is running late.

But, thanks to a new ticketing system, the whole traffic stop can be completed in less than five minutes. And in Huntington County, several police departments are getting on board with the relatively new technology.

Swine flu changes plans for local student in China

Kevin Godfroy, of Huntington, recently traveled to China as part of aa class at Miami University of Ohio.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Originally published Jluly 16, 2009.

Kevin Godfroy thought he was going to spend some time this spring teaching school in China for college credit.

Thanks to the swine flu scare, though, Godfroy and his fellow students spent their time touring large corporations in China.

Warning of the change came in a travel alert issued on June 19, 2009, by the U.S. Department of State to U.S. citizens traveling to China.


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