Salamonie, Andrews, Northwest set student orientation sessions

Salamonie, Andrews and Northwest schools have announced orientation sessions for their students.

Salamonie students in grades six, seven and eight along with their parents are invited to attend Orientation Night on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Students will receive their class schedules and can locate their lockers.

All Andrews Elementary students must register for the 2009-10 school year. The office is open between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to do so.

10 4-H scholarships are given out during recent Huntington County fair

A total of 10 4-H scholarships, totaling $5,000, were presented during the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

The 4-H members receiving scholarships are:

• The Janell Marie Saunders Nursing/Health Profession Memorial Scholarship was presented to Nicole Shaw, of Jefferson Township. Her parents are Todd Shaw, of Columbia City, and Susan Denman, of Warren. She currently attends the University of Saint Francis and is studying nursing. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a 4-H student entering nursing or other health profession.

Basket fund-raiser for Pathfinder Pacesetter effort

Pathfinder Services, Inc. is continuing ITS United Way Pacesetter campaign with a basket fundraiser.

The staff from the organization has assembled 16 baskets. Seven baskets will be placed in a silent auction and nine baskets raffled off. Bidding ends at noon on Friday, Aug. 14.

Wildcat Festival Parade deadline extended to Aug. 18

The Markle Wildcat Festival Parade deadline has been extended to Aug. 18.

Parade entry forms are available online at and may be e-mailed to Rhonda O'Reilly, parade chairman, at

The parade is Saturday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m.

For more information, contact O'Reilly at 273-0716.


Council Against Domestic Violence to hold meet about protective orders

The Council Against Domestic Violence will present an open public meeting on protec-tive orders on Aug. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Huntington County Sheriff's Department.

The guest speaker will be Jennifer Pyclik, a deputy prosecutor with the Huntington County Prosecutor's Office.

The program will feature information on issues pertaining to protective orders, reviewing the current protective order statute and addressing issues relating to domestic violence.

Like the bees

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Kids work on putting together a “beehive piñata” at the Salamonie Summer Day Camp at the Lost Bridge West Interpretive Center at Salamonie Reservoir on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The week-long camp’s focus was on insects and the day’s topic dealt with bees. Helping with the project are (from left) Devon Dill, Autumn Taylor, Holly Gillespie, Drew Bartrom, Young Hoosier Conservation Corps aide Ashley Poole and Aiden Huizinga (facing back).

HNHS AD announces new year sports ticket information

Michael Gasaway, athletic director at Huntington North High School, has announced this year's athletic ticket information.

Football season tickets may be purchased by going to the Huntington North main office and completing an order card.

Andrews to host Western Days Aug. 13-16; adds new Mud Bogs to calendar

Jordan West drives a tractor onto the scales so it can be weighed by Brad Eads before the start of the 2008 Andrews Western Days Tractor Pull. This year's pull is on Saturday, Aug. 15.

The Town of Andrews will be hosting Andrews Western Days, Aug. 13 through 16, providing a wide variety of activities throughout the weekend.

New this year are the "Mud Bogs" on Saturday, Aug. 15.

The action kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 13, with carnival rides and games for all, at 6 p.m.

Also, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the will be musical entertainment via a live DJ as well as karaoke.

An all-day community-wide yard sale will be held on Friday, Aug. 14.

Carnival rides and games resume at 4 p.m. as well as a variety of craft booths and vendors.

Esther M. Hosier

Esther M. Hosier, 93, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at 11:17 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Hosier was a member of the Union Township Homemakers Club.

She was born July 26, 1916, to Charles and Nellie Smith Floyd in Rockford. She married Howard Hosier on Dec. 26, 1947. He preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1995.


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