Burnett studying at bomb disposal school

Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Burnett removes the battery of a robot at Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal. He is the son of George T. Burnett of Huntington.
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Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher T. Burnett, son of George T. Burnett of Huntington, is a student at the Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) School at Eglin Air Force Base, FL.

He will spend close to a year at the school, learning the delicate techniques of how to recover, evaluate, safely render and dispose of live ordnance.

Annual schools’ kindergarten round-up about to get under way in Hgtn. County

Kindergarten students at Horace Mann Elementary discuss their favorite types of eggs in class on Wednesday, March 31. Kindergarten orientations are being held soon around the county for the 2010-11 school year.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

That traditional rite of spring, the kindergarten roundup, is about to get under way for Huntington County children.

Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2010, are eligible to attend kindergarten this fall.

Individual schools host the roundups to allow children to get acquainted with the new setting and new people, as well as to give parents information about the school.
Parents are to bring their child's birth certificate and immunization records to the roundups.

Kindergarten roundups at Huntington County schools are:

This week is trash pick-up in Huntington city

This week is trash pick-up week in Huntington.
The Huntington Street Department is now collecting trash the first full week of the month and the third week of each month. A week that begins on a Sunday or a Monday is considered a full week.

The specific day on which a resident's trash is picked up will not change.

Trash pickup weeks in 2010 are:

April - Weeks of April 5 and April 19.

May - Weeks of May 3 and May 17.

June - Weeks of June 7 and June 21.

July - Weeks of July 5 and July 19.

August - Weeks of Aug. 2 and Aug. 16.

Huntington University announces winners of its juried art show

“The Corruption of Life,” a painting by Huntington University student Janna Kurzen, took Best of Show in the Juried Student Art Exhibit at HU. The exhibit runs through April 9
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Huntington University has announced the winners of its 20th annual Juried Student Art Exhibit.

The show was judged by Grace Benedict O'Brien, artist and continuing instructor in the department of art and design at Purdue University. The exhibit is on display in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts until April 9.

The Best of Show was awarded to Janna Kurzen, of Massillon, OH, for her painting titled, "The Corruption of Life."

First place ($150) was awarded to Becky Evans, of Zeeland, MI, for her drawing titled, "Elephant in the Room."

Three-class series on food preservation at UWIS

A three-class series on food preservation will be offered at the Salamonie Interpretive Center beginning April 6.

Additional sessions will be held on April 13 and April 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. each night.

The first class will cover canning basics; the second will feature freezing tips; and the third will focus on preserving jams, jellies and fruits. The instructor is Teresa Witkoske, Purdue Extension educator.

There is a charge for each class. To register for one class or the series, call the Wabash County Purdue Extension office at 563-0661, extension 246.

Ready to build

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Habitat for Humanity broke ground Tuesday, March 30, for its 23rd home in Huntington County. This house, to be built at 931 Iowa St., will be home to Becky Arnett and her family. Helping with the ceremonial groundbreaking were (from left) the home's future occupants, Carissa Arnett, Brock Fippen and Becky Arnett; Habitat board President Michelle Crone; Huntington Common Council President Erv Ebersole; Mayor Steve Updike; Monique Miller, of Wells Fargo; Norris Friesen, former Habitat board member; Stan Denbo, of UT Electronic Controls; and Paula Whiting, Habitat president-elect.

State Sen. Dillon gets recognition for outstanding voting attendance

State Sen. Gary Dillon (R-Columbia City) was recognized on March 30 by Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-Fort Wayne) for achieving an outstanding voting attendance record of 99.4 percent during the 2010 regular legislative session.

Choir taking music award nominees

The Children's Choir of Huntington County is accepting nominations for the Community Music Service Award.

The award will be given to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary service in the Huntington County community through the field of music instruction or education as a teacher or an advocate.

Applications are available by contacting Terra Rowley at 468-2705 or via e-mail at terra. rowley@gmail.com.

Applications are due April 19.


B&G Club to hear motivational speaker April 19

Comedian and motivational speaker Craig Tornquist will be the guest speaker for the April 19 dinner auction sponsored by the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington.

The annual Steak ‘N Burger fundraiser raises both money and awareness for the organization. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at Crestview Middle School.

Adults will be served hamburgers, while youth will eat steak. Guests will meet club members and volunteers, learn about the Boys & Girls Club from the Youth of the Year and hear the Boys & Girls Club choir.

4-H bowling to begin April 20

The Huntington County 4-H Bowling Project will begin on April 20 at Rainbow Lanes.

4-H members who are enrolled in the bowling project may participate from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and bowling meetings continue every Tuesday and Friday for seven weeks. 
Members must complete a test and bowl a minimum of nine games to be eligible to participate in the tourney during the week of June 1.

There is a cost per game bowled.


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