4-H fair schedule of events

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Locations of Huntington County 4-H Fair Events:
Huntington North High School -- 450 MacGahan St., Huntington
Lincoln Elementary School -- 2037 Taylor St., Huntington
Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club Grounds -- 1/2 mile north of Division Road on 200W.
1 mile west of St. Rd. 5
Hier's Park  -- Family Living Building, Heritage Hall, Show Arena, Livestock Barns, Poultry Pavilion, 4-H Community Building, United REMC Outdoor Stage --
547 S. Briant St., Huntington

TEA party asks individuals to make their voices heard

Part of the crowd attending the Huntington TEA Party on Saturday, July 4, at the Huntington County Courthouse hold signs and flags as they listen to one of the event’s speakers.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington TEA Party held a picnic on the lawns of the courthouse on Saturday, July 4.

The event featured speakers and the opportunity for residents to sign petitions.

The petitions sought term limits for congressmen and members of the U.S. senate; a repeal of Indiana state property taxes and and admonition to lawmakers to "Read the Bill" before voting.

Patriotism fills the streets during Roanoke's celebration of freedom

FBI special agent Drew Northern addresses the crowd that filled an entire block of Roanoke’s Main Street for the “Freedom on Main” celebration Friday, July 3.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Roanoke resident Michelle Schwartz Schwieterman and her family received special recognition during the "Freedom on Main" celebration held Friday, July 3, in downtown Roanoke.

Each year, a veteran is singled out for special honors during the event, which features a "patriotic pops" performance by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.
Schwieterman is one of nine siblings, eight of whom have served or are serving in the military.

Old Elks building to come down

The Huntington County Commissioners have selected Star Excavating as the contractor to demolish the former Elks Lodge on State Street in Huntington.

The action was taken during the commissioners' meeting on Monday, July 6.

Of the three bidders, the other two being Amor Excavating and Blomeke Excavating, Star was the cheapest.

Wal-Mart grant will help Boys & Girls Club offer meals

The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County is the recipient of a $3,000 Summer Servings grant through a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and the Wal-Mart Foundation to ensure that Club members have access to nutritious meals and snacks this summer.

Youth Services Bureau starting its annual 'Tools for Life' program

Morgan Murray, 6, is assisted by Jennifer Mihalec, a summer intern at the Youth Services Board, as Murray donates school supplies to the YSB’s “Tools for Life” program. Several collection points for school supplies are located around the county.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Huntington County Youth Services Bureau is kicking off its annual "Tools for Life" program.

School supplies are collected at locations around the county for lower-income students to have for the school year.

Huntington University to add 3 online classes

Huntington University soon will add three degree programs to its online offerings.

Adult students may pursue an associate degree in organizational management or bachelor's degrees in accounting or business management through the university's online delivery system.

The Higher Learning Commission extended the university's accreditation to the new programs on June 25.

Schul scholarship

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George Schul (right) presents a scholarship check to Huntington resident Rachel Waldfogel (second) as Nancy Carender (left), president of the Huntington Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa, and Ann Ambler (second from left), chapter vice president and scholarship chairman, look on. This is the first time the chapter has presented the Constance L. Schul Scholarship, named in honor of former member Connie Schul, George Schul’s wife.  Waldfogel is a senior at Huntington University, majoring in elementary education and middle school English. The scholarship will be awarded again in the spring.

Open house at Old German School set for Sunday, July 12

An open house will be held on Sunday, July 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Old German School, northwest of Andrews.

The school was constructed in 1887 by St. Paul's Evangelical Church to provide religious instruction in the German language for area youth.

It has been restored and contains a number of exhibits depicting the history of the Ger-man settlement and St. Paul's Church.

Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon.
For more information, call 356-4218.

The building is located at 3995N-1000W.


HU athletes shine in classroom

Huntington University athletes earned 32 spots on the Mid-Central College Conference's 2008-09 MCC Academic All-Conference Team.

Student-athletes from all nine member institutions who are in their third, fourth, or fifth year of eligibility and achieved a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or greater for the entire academic year are eligible for the award.


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