Mintons among 49 Hoosier farmers getting ‘River Friendly’ accolade for 2018

Forty-nine Hoosier farmers, including two from Huntington County, have been announced as “River Friendly” for 2018.

James L. Minton and Gary W. Minton received the award, nominated by the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Shooter response


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of local law enforcement take aim at the “active shooter” – in this case a fellow officer playing the role of a gunman – inside Riverview Middle School during active shooter training Monday, Aug. 6. Pictured are (from left) Maj. Chris Newton, Huntington County Sheriff’s Department; Master Trooper Jamie Hotchkiss, Indiana State Police; and Marshal John Markley, Markle Police Department.

HCCSC hires new bus. manager Monday

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Scott Bumgardner

Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees voted to hire Scott Bumgardner as business manager during a special session held Monday, Aug. 6.

Bumgardner holds a principal’s license and a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University. He comes to Huntington with experience as a business manager/treasurer, principal, assistant principal, teacher and coach.

PHF awards grants to five depts.

Fourteen mini-grants, totaling $7,221, have been awarded to five departments at Parkview Huntington Hospital by Parkview Huntington Foundation.

The grants will fund requests addressing patient safety and comfort, educational materials, computer accessories and therapy enhancements. They were approved July 25 by the foundation’s board of directors after consideration of a recommendation by a grant review panel of board members.

Grant funding is drawn from the foundation’s unrestricted Greatest Need Fund, using money contributed during the 2018 Employee Generosity Campaign.

List Senior Center events for week

Here is a listing of events happening in August at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, Aug. 13
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 14
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 15
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
• Wild Wednesday movie.

New flea market in Huntington has opening day

Diana VanBuskirk (right), along with her assistants Holly Houser (left) and Kristy Moore, run the new Huntington County Flea Market, which had its opening day on Saturday, Aug. 4, in the First Federal Savings Bank Community Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The market is planned to be open the first Saturday of each month.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

When Diana VanBuskirk started the Huntington County Auction Group on Facebook, she had in mind that she wanted to help people out. Now, that venture has become tangible with the opening of the new Huntington County Flea Market, which had its opening day on Saturday, Aug. 4.

“I’m excited. I’ve only had two weeks of putting this together, and I’m pretty happy about it,” she says.

Sheets museum annual banquet is Aug. 25

The Sheets Wildlife Museum will hold its annual banquet on Saturday, Aug. 25. The event will take place at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds, 631 E. Taylor St., beginning at 5 p.m.

The banquet will include a social hour, games, raffles, live and silent auctions and a prime rib dinner. There will also be a 10-gun raffle this year. The price of the raffle tickets includes a meal ticket and a chance at each gun.

Donation for ammonia training


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Brad E. Gordon (center), superintendent of the Huntington terminal of CF Industries, a distributor of anhydrous ammonia, holds a check for $7,400 presented to the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday, Aug. 1. The donation will be used to send two members of the RVFD to the 2018 Ammonia Safety Training Institute in Monterey, CA. With Gordon are Ryan Carroll (left), president of the RVFD board of directors and Assistant Chief Jeff Carsten (right).

Boys & Girls Club members getting job tips from pro

Quinn Kumfer (standing), marketing manager at Specialty Entrance Technologies, gives a lesson on how to create a resume to members of the Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County Keystone Club on July 31. Listening are (from left) Adin Ivey, Kristina Parker, Gabby Minick, Corbin Bolding and Braxton Craft. The group will continue with classes on Aug. 14 and 21.
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Members of the Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County are getting tips on how to make themselves stand out from the crowd when looking for the job they want.

The teens – members of the Keystone Club – have been through one class in which they learned the proper techniques for creating a resume. Quinn Kumfer, marketing manager at Urbana-based Specialty Entrance Tech- nologies, says the partnership with the Boys & Girls Club is aimed at giving the youth a leg-up over their competition in the job market.

Local SWCD to hold monthly meet Aug. 21

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the district office located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

Prior to the monthly meeting, the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Natural Resource Conservation Service will hold its yearly local work group meeting at 7 p.m. at the district office to review resource concerns and complete the ranking form for the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) for Huntington County.

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