Keiffer announces as Republican candidate for county clerk position

Kittie Keiffer.
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Kittie Keiffer has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination as Huntington County Clerk.

Keiffer, a lifelong Huntington resident, has been actively involved in community service and the business community.

She has established and operates a successful business, RE/MAX Professional Group, and believes she can transfer those skills into the clerk's office.

Craft work at Hier's Park in Huntington

Photo by Andre Laird.

Alice Roth (left) and Kathy Strayer work on their scrapbooking crafts during a scrapbooking class on Saturday, March 20. The event was held at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park and attendees participated in various craft-making activities.

Red Cross to hold blood drives in April

The American Red Cross of Indiana-Ohio will hold blood drives during the month of April in observance of National Donate Life Month.

The following is a list of local blood drives:

-Wednesday, April 7, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 641 N. Main St., Roanoke.

-Monday, April 12, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Road, Huntington.

-Thursday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington.

Wall seeks Republican candidacy for 17th District state house seat

Tom Wall.
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Tom Wall, of Huntington County, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 17th District seat in the Indiana State Senate.

Wall, currently in his second year as president of the Huntington County commissioners, has served as president of T.D. Wall, a 62-year-old family business, since 1985.
He is also involved in farming and, in 2008, received the River Friendly Farmer award in recognition of his conservation practices.

He says he has been involved in regional economic development efforts for more than five years.

Beacon Credit Union awards 8 scholarships

Beacon Credit Union has announced eight scholarship winners that were each awarded $500.

Winners are, Mary Elizabeth Farlow, Southwood; Wayne Bunnell, Southwood; Kyle Lahman, Manchester; Brett Matthew Davis, Logansport; Nathan Shrock, Maconaquah; Douglass Wicker, Rush-ville Consolidated; Amanda Ousley, North Miami; Karli Musselman, North Miami.

Beacon has a Huntington branch location at 136 Northpoint Ave. and can be reached at 359-9680.


Huntington County Medical Memorial Foundation is accepting scholarship and grant applications

The Huntington County Medical Memorial Foundation is accepting scholarship and grant applications through April 20.

The foundation was established in 1967 by the Huntington County Medical Society with a goal to improve public health services for residents in Huntington County.

Scholarships are offered to Huntington County residents pursuing degrees in the medical field as well as grant money to organizations providing health services to local residents.

Applications are available in the main office of Bippus State Bank, 150 Hauenstein Rd. in Huntington.


Hersey to seek Republican slot for Huntington County Recorder

Debra Hersey.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Debra Robbins Hersey has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for Huntington County Recorder.

Hersey, a resident of Huntington and a graduate of Huntington North High School, earned a bachelor of arts degree from Huntington College. She is currently employed by the Huntington City-Township Public Library, which she says can be likened to the recorder's office in that both serve as reference libraries for the public.

She has also gained experience in working with the public and working with computers in factory, church and school offices.

Felts to seek Republican nomination for clerk job in Huntington County

Fran Felts.
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Fran Felts has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination as Huntington County Clerk.

Felts is the incumbent in that office, having been appointed county clerk in August 2009 after the resignation of former Clerk Vicki Stoffel. She has worked in the clerk's office since 2002, when she joined the staff as a part-time criminal violation deputy. She became a full-time staffer in 2005, working with both Circuit Court and voter registration.

HCTPL, Markle libraries to host Easter programs

The Huntington City-Township and Markle Public Libraries are offering Easter-themed programs this week.

Both the Markle and Huntington City-Township libraries will host visits from the Easter Bunny.

The visits will include story time and photo opportunities for children with the Easter Bunny.

The Markle library will host the Easter Bunny today, Thursday, March 25, at 4:45 p.m. The photo opportunity will be from 5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Tapping to the beat

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Dancers for the Beverly Johnson School of Dance perform one of their numbers during the Huntington County EXPO on Saturday, March 20. The expo was held at Huntington University and featured area vendors, organizations, food and live entertainment.


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