Friends of UWIS to meet

The Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services will meet Sunday, May 9, at 3 p.m. in the Interpretive Center at Salamonie Lake.

The recently-formed Friends organization plans to develop and support projects and events that will enhance the natural and cultural heritage of Salamonie, Roush and Mississinewa lakes. Meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month.

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Session set for new 4-H’ers

The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leaders are sponsoring a workshop for all new 4-H members and their parents on Thursday, May 6, at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park. 
The workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The purpose of the workshop is to help answer questions that new members may have about the Huntington County 4-H program.

Flower fundraiser for 4-H

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington County 4-H leader Vicki Harris sorts geraniums Thursday, April 29, at Hier's Park. Members of the county's 4-H clubs took orders for the flowers as a fundraiser.

Flag raising ceremony on May 4

The Color Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 will raise a new flag at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library on Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m.

The flag was flown over the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C., on March 29 in honor of the library.

Following the ceremony, cookies, coffee and lemonade will be served while local historian Jean Gernand talks about the history of Andrews.

The library is located at 30 E. Madison St., Andrews.


Run for the Rams tickets available

Run for the Rams, the major fundraiser of the year for Huntington Catholic School, will be held Saturday, May 15, at the PAL Club in Huntington.

Doors open at 5 p.m., with a gourmet dinner including beverages and dessert beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are now available for the event and can be purchased individually, with discounts for tables of six or 10. Reservation must be made by May 7 by calling the school's Middle Building office, 356-1926, or the Primary Building office, 356-2320.

Dyer earns Modern Woodmen award

Samantha L. Dyer was recently awarded a $10,000 four-year Fraternal College Scholarship in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America.

Dyer is one of 36 regional scholarship winners chosen this year. Selection is based on students' personal and academic achievement, including the results of the American College Testing Program or the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

She plans to attend Ball State University.

Dyer is the daughter of Bernard and Cindy Hedrick and Gary Dyer, all of Roanoke.


HCCSC hosts conference on Schools Exceeding Expectations

The Huntington County Community School Corporation hosted the national SEE Conference (Schools Exceeding Expectations) from Wednesday, April 21 through Saturday, April 24. An estimated 530 participants attended; nearly 400 were from HCCSC.

Eastern Tent Caterpillar poses threat to small flowering trees, Farris says

The Eastern Tent Caterpillar (ETC) has been found in Huntington County on flowering trees. These pests can appear in large numbers and can nearly defoliate a small tree.

This insect is one of the first insects out in the spring-time and sometimes hatches even before leaf buds break.

These web-making insects are called tent caterpillars because they produce webs in the central crotches of trees.

HNHS math students earn honors at contest

A group of Huntington North students recently competed in the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics contest, in Fort Wayne.
Photo provided.

Thirteen students from Huntington North High School competed in the ICTM math contest on Saturday, April 24, on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

The contest was sponsored by the Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Several HNHS students won local awards and will be receiving certificates. Results of the contest are:

In the Algebra II test, Ali Meyer placed first and Elizabeth Blinn and Kayla Koch tied for second place.

Simms and Kreider earn Metro Kiwanis honors

Huntington Catholic School Principal Jason Woolard (left) is shown with (from left) Conner Kreider, Kiwanis Past Lt. Gov. Jim Dinius and Mary Simms. Simms and Kreider were honored by the Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club as outstanding eighth-graders.
Photo provided.

Mary Simms and Conner Kreider were recognized April 19 by the Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club as outstanding eighth-graders from Huntington Catholic School.

Simms and Kreider were selected for the honor by the Huntington Catholic School eighth grade staff on the basis of scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship, character-building activities, extracurricular achievement and leadership. Each is "a shining example to others in the community and at Huntington Catholic," HCS Principal Jason Woolard says.


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