Applications being taken for scholarship

Huntington County HELP, Inc. for Disabled Citizens will award a scholarship in memory of the late board member John Decker.

The John Decker Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,500, will be awarded to a Huntington county resident who is a high school senior or a student enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in post high school studies who has or has had a physical or learning disability.
Disability must be documented with an IEP, a client of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, or a physician's letter.

Master Gardener instructs group on making rain barrel

On Saturday, March 6, Master Gardener Richard Wymer instructs a small group on how to make their own rain barrel. The workshop instructed participants on the benefits of using rain barrels to help in water conservation as well as for environmental reasons.

4-H volunteers orientation workshop set for March 25

Individuals interested in serving as volunteers with the Huntington County 4-H program or current volunteers with less than two years of service must attend the County 4-H Volunteer Orientation workshop on Thursday, March 25, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The workshop will be held at the Courthouse Annex and will cover 4-H policies and procedures, expectations and responsibilities of 4-H volunteers, safety issues with working with youth and understanding positive youth development.

Working on costume design at Evangelical UMC

Photo by Andre Laird.

(From left) Elizabeth Grantham, Marianne Christman and Eve Rowley work on the stage and costume designs during ‘Drama Day,' held at Evangelical United Methodist Church, on Saturday, March 6. Participants practiced skits, designed the set and costumes and performed for friends and family later in the day.

Zahm farm earns Hoosier Homestead award

A local farm became Huntington County's most recent recipient of the Hoosier Homestead Award in recognition of the farm's ownership by the same family for at least 100 years.

Larry Zahm's farm was one of 35 Indiana operations to receive the award during a ceremony hosted by Lt. Governor Becky Skillman on Feb. 19.

"There are only a very small number of families in Huntington County that can claim that," Larry says.

In 1873, Nicholas Zahm, a native German from whom many Zahms in the county are descended, founded the Zahm farm north of Huntington.

Service is the focus for several Huntington University students on spring break

Instead of a week at the beach or at home relaxing, students from around Huntington University are setting off this spring break with another goal in mind.

Service is the focus for numerous students this March 15-19 as they travel to Benton Harbor, MI, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, among other destinations, to help in schools, Habitat for Humanity and other projects in those communities.

"Part of our core values here is missions," said Grace McBrayer, director of first-year students and volunteer services at the university. "One of our goals is enacting that."

HNHS DECA competes at state competition

The Huntington North DECA group recently participated in the state competition in Indianapolis.
Photo provided.

The Huntington North DECA group (Distributive Education Clubs of America) recently competed in the 2010 State Career Development Conference in Indianapolis. They are apart of the Marketing program through the Business department at the high school.

They had competed at the district level at Fort Wayne Snider in January and placed high enough to compete in Indianapolis.

MMM to host Chamber After Hours

The next Huntington County Chamber of Commerce sponsored After Hours event will be hosted by Miller's Merry Manor, on Tuesday, March 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event offers networking opportunities for area businesses.

Reservations are required and must be made by Thursday, March 11, by calling the chamber at 356-5300.

Miller's Merry Manor is located at 1500 Grant St.


American Legion 160 to sponsor fish fry, bake sale for Boy Scouts

American Legion Post 160, Roanoke, will sponsor a fish fry, on Friday, March 12, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The evening includes all-you-can-eat fish, hushpuppies, baked potatoes or French fries and coleslaw or applesauce.

A bake sale will also be held.

Proceeds from the fish fry will go to Boy Scout Troop 302 to purchase equipment.


Session will explain Excel accounting program

Huntington University's Excel Adult Degree Programs will hold an informational meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 15, in room 125 of the university's Science Hall.

This free event is open to anyone interested in completing a bachelor of science degree in accounting.
Carrie Hoffman, admissions consultant, will be on hand to answer questions.

Chamber seminar teaches data backup techniques

Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will host a free "Lunch and Learn" seminar on Tuesday, March 16, from noon to 1 p.m.

FPC Technology Group, of Bluffton, will present "What Every Business Owner Must Have in Place Now To Guarantee A Fast, Easy And Painless Recovery Of Their Data After A Disaster."

Kids Kampus readies its 19th annual golf outing on March 26

Pathfinder Kids Kampus Child Care Center in Huntington will hold its 19th annual golf outing on Wednesday, May 26.

The fundraising event, sponsored by David Culp and Company, will take place at LaFontaine Golf Club, 6129 North Goshen Road, Huntington. Registration and a lunch sponsored by SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church begins at 11:30 a.m., with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.

New this year, Pathfinder Kids Kampus is offering foursomes who register before April 9 a "buy three, get one free" deal on the per-golfer registration fee.

HNHS Winter Guard at divisional state finals

The Huntington North Winter Color Guard will compete on Saturday, March 13 at Center Grove in the divisional state finals.
Photo provided.

The Huntington North High School Winter Color Guard has advanced to the divisional state finals this Saturday, March 13, at Center Grove High School in Indianapolis.

This is the first season for the Winter Guard and the guard instructor is Brittany Krieg, of Huntington.

Krieg says that after the guard's first competition, it was promoted into the next class because of its score.

The teams perform for scores and receives ratings of bronze, silver or gold.

There are 12 HNHS girls on the team.

HU professor Peace is new head of Assn. of Teacher Educators

Terrell Peace.
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Dr. Terrell Peace, professor and director of teacher education at Huntington University, has been elected president of the Association of Teacher Educators.

He is the first president to come from the university in the organization's 90-year history.

Peace, who has taught at the university since 1998, was installed as president on Feb. 17 at the 2010 ATE annual meeting in Chicago. Peace will serve one year as president while promoting his theme of "Re-igniting the Passion and Purpose of Teaching."

Taking applications now for Horace Mann scholarships

The Horace Mann Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization is now accepting applications for the 19th Annual Horace Mann Scholarship.

Applicants for the $500 awards must have attended Horace Mann for at least three years, and must be a graduating senior at Huntington North High School or be involved in post-secondary studies. Renewal applications are accepted.
Forms are available in the HNHS guidance office and at Horace Mann Elementary.

All applications should be sent directly to Joanne Green, 2303 College Avenue, Huntington, by March 27.