Solution to Belleville Road’s erosion problem being sought by commissioners

The Salamonie River is eating away the earth on which Belleville Road sits, shown here on Friday, July 16.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Belleville Road, one of the main local gateways into downtown Warren, is slowly being eroded away by the Salamonie River, but state and federal agencies have prevented Huntington County from repairing or replacing the road for almost two years.

Finally, the county has all the permits it needs to begin work on repairing the road - if the commissioners can find a way to pay the estimated $200,000 cost of the project, which would replace some of the eroded riverbank.

Paschal to attend conference in Washington, DC

Samantha Paschal, a student at Huntington North High School, is one of 98 young women attending the 64th annual American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation in Washington DC, July 17-24.

A key part of the program involves mock senate sessions, complete with caucusing and debating of bills that range in topic from personal to political interests.

Campaigns are held to elect party officials, a vice president and Girls Nation President, who will be invited to attend and speak at the American Legion Auxiliary National Convention later this summer.

Leaders honored for service to 4-H

The Huntington County 4-H program presented its 2010 Friend of the Extension Award on Sunday, July 25, to Dennis Brubaker (center). With Brubaker are Extension board members Jody Irick (left) and Angie Tyner.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Volunteer leaders in the Huntington County 4-H program were recognized for their service during a ceremony on Saturday, July 24, at the 4-H Fairgrounds at Hier's Park in Huntington.

The program, however, was cut short due to severe weather.

Leaders who were recognized, and the number of years they have been volunteer 4-H leaders, included:

38th Year
Leslie Zahm, Silver Streak Saddlers.

30th Year
Barb Gressley, Superior Showmen.

29th Year
Jerald Gressley, Superior Showmen.

Pathfinder to hold Applebee’s fund-raiser Aug. 9

Pathfinder Services will hold a "Dine to Donate" day at Applebee's on Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. to midnight as part of its United Way Pacesetter campaign.

For everyone who eats at Applebee's that day and turns in a coupon, the United Way of Huntington County will receive 15 percent of the total ticket price for that order.
The offer is good on both to-go and dine-in orders.

Coupons are available at either www.pathfinder or at the Pathfinder Services main office at 1152 E. State St. in Huntington.

Ball State announces local grads

Ball State University recently announced its lists of students who graduated during the spring 2010 semester.

Graduates from Huntington County are:

Andrews - Jeffrey Myers, Bachelor of Arts.

Huntington - Jessica McClellan, Bachelor of General Studies, cum laude; James Faroh, Bachelor of Science; Jennifer Glancy, Bachelor of Science, cum laude; Malia Meyer, Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude; and Jonathan Watkins, Bachelor of Science.

Also Aimee Williams, Master of Arts; Kyle Daughtery, Master of Arts in Education; and Susan Burson, Doctor of Education.

HC CROP Walk donates funds to Love INC

Dean Beery, left, coordinator of the Huntington County CROP Hunger Walk, is shown the Love INC food pantry by director Bill Fetrow. A portion of this year’s walk will benefit the pantry, as well as other local pantries.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington County CROP Hunger Walk donated a check worth $1,738.75, a portion of this year's walk funds raised, to Love INC recently, which will be used for Love's own food distribution, as well as distribution of the Warren Pantry and Senior Pack at St. Peter's Community Church.

Love officials say the pantry has been serving 200 families, or 650 people, per month compared to about 125 a month in past years.

The CROP Hunger Walk, a 5K event, has been held in the fall for the past 25 years in Huntington County.

Several on Ball dean’s list

Ball State University announces its list of students that were named to the dean's list during the spring 2010 semester.

Huntington County students were:

Andrews - Cally Shaw.

Huntington - Brittany Barrus, Molly Brown, Colleen Crawley, Derrek Fields, Edwin Frieden, Stephanie Gray, Jessica McClellan, Amanda Olinger, Amanda Ruckman, Megan Skelly and Rachel Watkins.

Markle - Brandon Bennett.

Roanoke - Anthony Hicks and Ian Stoekley.

Warren - Christine Pinkerton.


Job’s Daughters to hold cake auction on July 31

Job's Daughters will hold a cake auction and lunch on Saturday, July 31, at the Masonic Lodge in Huntington.
Registration runs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and lunch will be served from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

There is a cost for lunch and children under age 5 are free of charge.

For those who register a cake, there is no charge for lunch.

Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on the cake entries via a silent auction format.

Cake must be edible and have a funky, cool name.

There will also be a dunk-a-job activity during the event.

Crestview info meeting Aug. 5

Crestview Middle School will host an informational meeting on Aug. 5 at 6 p.m. to discuss the provision of special education services to private and parochial schools and to homeschooled students who reside within Huntington County Community School Corporation and Whitley County Consolidate Corporation School districts.

The meeting is open to the public and fulfills the requirements of the federal statue Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act.

For more information, contact Vendetta Gutshall, with Huntington/Whitley Special Services, at 356-1730.

Faith Community’s VBS to run from Aug. 2 to 6

Faith Community Church of God is hosting their Vacation Bible School Aug. 2-6 for children ages 4 through fifth grade.

VBS will be held at the church, located at 3615 N. Norwood Rd., from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each night. Activities include crafts, snacks and games.

Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2 or to pre-register, contact the church office at 356-5476.



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