Lady Vikes place five on NCC softball honor squad

After securing the North Central Conference title with a 7-0 record this spring, the Huntington North girls' softball team had five players named to the 2009-2010 All-Conference Team.

Shelby Bauman, Morgan Broderick, Lauren Chanley, Alyssa Grabner and Maureen Lund have been named to the 23-member team, comprised of players from each of the conference's eight teams.

Three players have also been named to the second team all-conference; Jordie Close, Laura Daronatsy and Audrey Hiner.

Huntington North head coach Paris Seibold was named NCC Coach of the Year.

Digging deep

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Dave Moeller, of O'Neals Excavating and Construction of Fort Wayne, digs in front of the St. Mary Catholic Church parking lot on Jefferson Street on Thursday, June 10. A retaining wall is being rebuilt.

Four HNHS graduates selected for Lincoln’s Heith Garner Scholarships

Four Huntington North High School graduates were recently awarded the Lincoln Elementary Heith Garner Scholarship.

Ashley Arquette, Jessica Beaty, Eric Denney, and Joshua McIntyre, have been awarded the scholarships in the amount of $250 each.

Arquette is the daughter of Billy Arquette, Jr. and Angela Stratton.

Her high school activities included Arts Express and preschool volunteering. She plans to attend Ivy Tech and major in early childhood development.

Roanoke Library reading program is underway

The Roanoke Public Library started its seven-week summer reading program on June 8. This year’s theme is “Step into Your Fantasy,” and the program  is open to youth of all ages. Pictured are youth from the afternoon reading session.
Photo provided.

The Roanoke Public Library started its seven-week summer reading program, "Step into Your Fantasy," on June 8.

The program will continue on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. for younger children and 2 p.m. for older children, ending on July 20 with the showing of the movie "Back to the Future."

The movie is rated "PG" and will be shown at 9:30 a.m. only.

The program will include reading, crafts and other activities. All children will receive a state puzzle book for participating in the program.

Quilt show is this weekend in park’s Heritage Hall

The Huntington Piecemakers Quilt Guild will be holding its second annual quilt show June 19-20.

The show will be held in Heritage Hall, at Hier's Park.
Hours of operation will be Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.

There is a cost for admission per person and children 12 and under are free.

Entries are being accepted and entry forms are available at the guild Website at www.piecemaker  
Prizes and ribbons will be awarded.

A portion of the proceeds from the show will be donated to Love INC.


Boys & Girls Club will get free seats at movies

More than 100 members of the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County will enjoy free admission to the movies this summer through a partnership with Regal Entertainment Group.

The Free Family Film Festival program also provides the club with a stipend to help cover staff expenses, transportation and concessions.

Members of the local club will attend the movies at Regal Coldwater Crossing, Fort Wayne.

Learning the crafts

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alison Spahr (left) and Katie Durrwachter, two of the directors for the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department's S.P.A.R.K. program, practice a craft in preparation for the program. S.P.A.R.K. (Summer Parks and Recreation for Kids) opened June 7 and will continue through July 16, with activities available at Memorial, Hier's, Gen. Slack, Drover, Elmwood and Laurie parks weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There is a registration fee for the program. For information, call the Parks Department office at 358-2323.

Salamonie students on honor roll all four quarters

Salamonie School has announced its all-year honor roll for the 2009-10 school year.

All A's
Second Grade

Grace Asher, Brody Brown, Logan Christian, Kolson Herstad, Michael Parks, Erin Small, Corbin Snow and Paige Starr.

Third Grade
Brock Spahr.

Fourth Grade
Rachel Ervin, Conner Mason, Tabitha Smith, Taylor Starr, Tyler Stroud, Leigh Trickle and Benjamin Warpup.

Fifth Grade
Hayley Haynes, Sophia Smekens and Brooke Trice.

Volunteers helping to maintain community garden

Local volunteers (from left) Ron Hammel, Bob Koehlinger, Dean Rittenhouse, Phyllis Stouder and Lowell Stouder work in the Helping Hands garden adjacent to Huntington North High School.
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Community members are stepping in to maintain the Helping Hands garden at Huntington North High School.

Bob Bowker, agriculture teacher at HNHS, recently led a group of local volunteers in pulling weeds, planting peppers and tomatoes and mulching a variety of vegetables in the garden.

Bowker says the weather has caused some problems in the garden, with weeds popping up and damp conditions ruining a section of green beans. Several plants were lost due to standing water, he says.

David Ballard wins Lesh Scholarship

Huntington North High School graduate David Ballard was named the recipient of the Joseph H. Lesh Scholarship, by the Huntington County Community Foundation.

While at Huntington North, he was a member of the National Honor Society, a Junior Rotarian, participated in Campus Life and student training, and was also a state qualifier in the DECA Marketing Competition.

Ballard plans to attend Taylor University to major in international business.

He is the son of Jay and Janet Ballard, of Huntington.


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