Boyd L. Nevil

Boyd L. Nevil, 75, of Geneva, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Friday, June 19, 2009, at 9:05 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Nevil had been employed by Geneva Manufacturing in Geneva and by Dunbar Manufacturing and McIntosh Manufacturing, both in Berne. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Geneva and the American Legion in Decatur. He served with the United States Army in Italy.

He was born Dec. 10, 1933, in Ceylon, to John H. and Frances (Bailey) Nevil.

Heritage Days works its way up to parade on Saturday

Four-year-old Kenzie Gamlin (left) and Brooklyn Case, 2,  enjoy a ride on the dinosur carousel on Thursday, June 18, in downtown Huntington.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington Heritage Days are well under way.

The second week of festivities kicks off Wednesday, June 24, with the crowning of this year's Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days. The program starts at 7 p.m. at the Huntington University Merillat Center for the Arts.

Three juniors emerge as REMC scholarship contest winners

Three high school juniors emerged as the winners of this year's Youth Scholarship Con-test sponsored by United REMC.

Placing first in the judging was Brittany Blazier, a student at Norwell High School. A repeat winner from last year, Alyssa Hollowell, took second place. And placing third was Lauren Chanley. Both Hollowell and Chanley attend Huntington North High School.

NNORC celebrates its success with wrap-up luncheon on June 18

Linda Bordeaux, director of the Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NNORC) program, explains the group’s accomplishments over the past 14 years during a wrap-up luncheon Thursday, June 18, at the LaFontaine Center.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

NNORC, the people trying to make it easier for older adults to continue living in their own home as they age, celebrated its success Thursday, June 18, at what may or may not have been a wrap-up luncheon.

"We're counting down to the end," Linda Bordeaux, director of the Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities program, told guests at the luncheon. "We don't know if there will be any continuation."

Meeting the ducklings


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Miller brothers (from left) Dylan, Mason and Colton get a close-up look at some ducklings during United REMC's annual meeting and picnic on Saturday, June 13. The event featured live entertainment, games, activities and a short business meeting.

Huntington Farm Service Agency to hold ACRE meetings

The Huntington Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Wabash FSA will hold two meetings to cover the Average Crop Revenue Election Program (ACRE).

The first meeting will be held on June 25, at 7 p.m., at the Wabash REMC, 350 Webcor Ave., Wabash.

The second meeting will be held on July 1, at 8 a.m., in Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

Representatives from the FSA, Purdue Cooperative Extension Service, Natural Resource Conservation Services and Cargill Inc. will present various topics and answer questions.

Quayle Center adds second LI system to list

The Quayle Center made its annual visit to Long Island, NY, the week of June 8 to present a program to fifth-graders at Camp Avenue Elementary School in Merrick, NY.

However, this year's trip was just a little different.
The trip was significant because it marked the second school system which the Center now serves in Long Island as part of its outreach programming. For the past five years, the Center has provided programming to schools in Smithtown, which is further east on the island.

Local TEA Party organization sponsoring another rally

Huntington got its first dose of a TEA Party on April 15, 2009, along with more than 800 other cities around the nation.

TEA stands for Taxed Enough Already, representing the organization's belief in limited government and fair taxes.

Now, due to the success of the first event, the local Huntington TEA party organization is sponsoring another rally on July 4 at the Huntington County Courthouse from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition, the organization will have a booth set up at Heritage Days and a float in the Heritage Days parade.

Kindergartners put new reading skills to good use

Lancaster Elementary School teacher Jeanne Paff coaches student Nicholas Johnson as he records a story for students at the kindergarten class’s sister school in Zhuhai City, China. The books and a CD of the students reading the stories will both be sent t
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published June 1, 2009.

The kindergartners at Lancaster Elementary School are learning how to read English.

Their counterparts in Zhuhai City, China, are learning to speak English.

Through connections forged by a Huntington University professor, the two schools on opposite sides of the world have created a link that will help both classes achieve their goals - and the rural Huntington County students, at least, are learning how much they have in common with the Chinese children.

YMCA requests parking changes

Dan Akeley, Executive Director of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, is in the process of requesting the Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals for a change in the number of required parking spaces.
Akeley says the amount of parking spots he has now at the facility, 203, is the "right amount" and doesn't wish to add more spots.

However, Huntington County's current zoning laws for a site zoned general business state Akeley needs 286 spots available for the new facility's usage.

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