Mary E. Schenkel

Mary Ellen Schenkel, 84, a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at 10:40 p.m. at the Peabody Retirement Home in North Manchester, IN.

Mrs. Schenkel graduated from Lagro High School in 1943 and attended Ball State Teachers College in Muncie. She retired from Schenkel Dairy as secretary. She had also taught piano for many years and was an organist for Trinity United Methodist Church.

HC grads making strides in Haiti

A couple with Huntington roots has been making huge strides in serving the children of Haiti for more than 10 years, and their efforts have only increased since the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit the small country on Jan. 12.

Brad Johnson, originally from Hope, IN and a 1993 Huntington College graduate, and his wife Vanessa, who is from Fort Erie, Ontario and a 1994 HC graduate, moved to Haiti in 1998 to work full time with the organization Mission of Hope Haiti, founded by Brad Johnson's parents, Bob and Sharon Johnson.

Allen fills new position as YMCA marketing director

The Parkview Huntington YMCA recently named Tim Allen as the marketing and development director.

This is a new full-time position for the YMCA.

Allen has worked part time for the YMCA for the past six years conducting youth sports while working full time as a police dispatcher. He will start his new responsibilities on Feb. 15.

Riverview students earn academic recognition

Riverview Middle School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2009-10.
Honor roll students for the quarter are:

All A's
Eighth Grade

Taylor Bailey, Tiffany Burke, Simon Doughty, Jessie Earhart, Alex Easley, Alaina Ellenburg, Allyson Faurote, Rebecca Hauke, Kathleen Jacobs, Cassidy Johnson, Lukas Kaylor, Madison Klender, Annaliese Kline, Cassandra Lange, Sierra Mockobee, Leah Ness, Marissa Patrick, Emily Shafer, Rebecca Shenefield, Alexa Shoemaker, Andrew Sizemore, Kayla Smyth, Marissa Stephan, Jessica Thompson, and Madison Waldfogel.

4-H shooting sports program begins this Sunday, Jan. 31

The Huntington County 4-H Shooting Sports program begins on Sunday, Jan. 31 with the first classroom meeting for the 4-H pistol discipline from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

4-H members interested in taking the pistol classes, and their parents, must complete and sign the necessary enrollment forms and pay the registration fee no later than the Jan. 31 classroom meeting.

Other 4-H shooting sports discipline classroom meetings include:

- Rifle - Feb. 9, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sportsman Club, Warren.

Community prayer session for Haiti is tonight at MCA

Brad Johnson, president of Mission of Hope Haiti, will provide first-hand acconts of relief efforts in Haiti during a live Skype conference during a Hope for Haiti Prayer Concert tonight, Thursday, Jan. 28, at Huntington University's Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The prayer concert begins at 7 p.m. and will include targeted prayer for specific needs in Haiti.

Music for the service will be provided by Joyful Noise, Huntington University's student-led worship band.

Special Olympics invitational is Saturday

The Huntington County Special Olympics basketball invitational will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, at Riverview Middle School and Horace Mann Elementary School.

The invitational will include teams from Elkhart, St. Joe; Jay, Grant, Allen, Cass and Kosciusko counties; ARC of Allen County and Angola Rise.

Opening ceremonies will be held at Riverview at 9 a.m. featuring the LBD Trio and American Legion Post 160 Color Guard, Roanoke.

Moving in mime


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jamison Franzen leads a group of Huntington University students as they tell a story through the use of mime during a class session Thursday, Jan. 14, in the university's Merillat Centre for the Arts. The class, taught by Kristie Worfel (seen at right), focuses on the use of mime as an evangelical tool. The three-week class is one of several sometimes offbeat courses offered by HU during its January Term.

HCS honors perfect attendance students

Huntington Catholic School has honored students who achieved perfect attendance during the second quarter of the 2009-10 school year.

They are:

Kindergarten - Morgan Hasty, Harrison Niswander, Isabel Niswander, Della Nix, Corey Perlmutter, Kendra Sandlin, Nicholaus Shockley and Katie Smith.

First grade - Ethan Bortner, Luke Eckert, Jackson Holzinger, Lillian Holzinger, Joseph Melchi, Nicholas Mickley and Seth Scheiber.

Second grade - Michael Bowers, Vincent Lisinicchia, Brant Young and Meredith Zay.

Vectren will do dollar-for-dollar match fo all public donations in its Share the Warmth program

Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana will match dollar-for-dollar all public donations to its Share the Warmth program this winter, up to a total of $200,000.

Share the Warmth, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, annually allocates funds to Indiana Community Action Agencies who administer the Indiana's Weatherization Assistance Program.

This weatherization initiative is designed to offer comprehensive long-term energy conservation benefits to single family homeowners that meet the state and federal guidelines for low-income.

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