HNHS sets baccalaureate on May 30

Members of Huntington North's Class of 2010 are invited to attend a baccalaureate service on Sunday, May 30.

The inspirational religious service, now in its 17th year, will begin at 7 p.m. in the HNHS auditorium. Parents, faculty and community members are also invited to attend.
The service is sponsored by parents and is being planned by members of this year's graduating class along with the parents' baccalaureate committee.

Getting ready

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington County Extension Educator Ed Farris (right) pours some dirt into a hole while Huntington County Boys & Girls Club member Jordan Medsker watches on Thursday, May 6. Farris and several Huntington County Master Gardeners helped Boys & Girls Club members plant a garden at the clubhouse.

Chinese students tour Huntignton County

Photo by Andre Laird.

A group of Chinese students visited Huntington from May 1 to 8 and among their many stops was IMI Erie Stone. Pictured are (front, from left) Anthony Fowerbaugh, of IMI Erie Stone; Team Leader Jong Lim Tchue; Jeeyoun Seo, Min Hye Chang and Rose Meldrum, group study exchange coordinator and (Back row, from left) Jeong Keun Lee, Kyung Yun Lee and Steve Pfister. Other stops included the Forks of the Wabash, Rotary Club, Visitor's Bureau and Huntington University.

Monday, May 17 is deadline to file property assessment forms

Huntington County residents are reminded that Monday, May 17 is the deadline to file business, farmer's personal property forms and not-for-profit corporation exemptions.

There will be no extensions granted and there is a $25 penalty for failure to file the assessment form.

If a late return is not filed within 30 days, there is a penalty in the amount of 20 percent of the tax.

For more information or for forms, contact the Huntington County Assessor's Office at the Courthouse, room 102, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or call 358-4800 or 358-4801.

Humane society, shelter to host Chamber After Hours event May 26

The Huntington County Humane Society and Shelter, 390 Thurman Poe Way, Huntington, will host this month's Huntington County Chamber of Commerce After Hours event, on Wednesday, May 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

There is no cost to attend After Hours, but reservations are required by May 21.

For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce, 305 Warren St., Huntington, at 356-5300.


Lions clubs award three scholarships

Recently, the Lions clubs of Andrews, Bippus, Huntington and Roanoke awarded three scholarships to Huntington North High School seniors.

Recipients were Jordan Garrity, Shelley Wehr and Peter Wehr.

Garrity, awarded $500, is the son of Tom and Scarlett Garrity.

He is the current president of Huntington County River Dreams Leo's Lions Club; volunteers at Saint Mary's soup kitchen, Open Door; is a member of the National Honor Society and is a Junior Rotarian.

Garrity plans to attend Purdue University to study engineering.

Florida quartet will sing at Heritage Pointe

The Ambassadors will perform a free concert on Friday, May 14, at 2 p.m. at Heritage Pointe, Warren.
Photo provided.

The Ambassadors, a four-man a cappella group, will perform Friday, May 14, at 2 p.m. in the Applegate Chapel of Heritage Pointe, Warren.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The group is based in Florida and consists of brothers Bennie DeSalvo and Frank DeSalvo, the lead singers; lead bassist and beat boxer Brunes Charles; and falsetto master Alex Lubin.

Preschoolers can learn about seeds, plants during program at Salamonie

A program for preschoolers, "Precious Plants," will be offered at the Salamonie Interpretive Center on Wednesday and Thursday, May 19 and 20. The same program is offered twice to accommodate more children.

The 90-minute program begins at 10 a.m. on both days, and children and their parent or caregiver can enjoy activities on growing plants and learning how plants help the earth.

The program will be held both indoors and outdoors, so participants are asked to dress for the weather. Before the event, the exhibit area and the gift shop will be open.

Kid Karnival’ will be held at Roanoke Brethren during Springtime in Village

The Roanoke Brethren Church will host "Kid Karnival" on May 22 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. during Springtime in the Village.

The carnival will have a Ferris wheel, carousel and moon bounce for families to enjoy free of charge. Games, prizes, crafts and popcorn will also be included in the kids' activities.

Other Roanoke events for the day include Community Garage Sales and the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department Hog Roast.

Smith Scholarship

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Matt Milligan (third from left), a senior at Huntington North High School, has been awarded the 2010 Robert J. Smith Memorial Scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship, sponsored by the Huntington County Safety Council and Transwheel, is presented to a Huntington County resident who plans a career in a health or safety related field. Milligan plans to attend Ball State University with a goal of becoming an athletic trainer or dietician.


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