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Catching a few rays


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Several people took advantage of a day of sunshine on Wednesday, March 25, to get a bit of fresh air. Walking along Gardendale Avenue are (from left) Madalyn Sink, 14, Gavin Sink, 10, Chloe Camomile, walking her dog Annie, and Laura Sink.

Parkview partnering with others for PPE supply

Parkview Health is partnering with businesses and volunteers to protect its supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Although Parkview currently has an adequate supply of face masks, face shields and other PPE, innovative measures are being taken to ensure the international shortage doesn’t impact local patients or caregivers.   

Roanoke announces perfect attendance students

Roanoke Elementary School has announced that the following students have achieved perfect attendance for the third quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

Kindergarten
Abigail Adams, Isabella Arellano, Avery Beko, Raylene Etter, Theodore Johnson, Dylan Kendall, Landree Lemon, Lillian Parish, Maximus Ryan and Calin Steele.

First Grade
Rayce Ellet, Wyatt Hammer, Kyanna Ingram, Zayden James, Wesley Pape, Leo PeGan, Logan Platt, Rowan Quickery, Lucas Sexton and Isaiah Smith.

Riverview names perfect attendance students

Riverview Middle School has announced that the following students have achieved perfect attendance for the third quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

Sixth Grade
Addisyn Clift, Rylee Conklin, Raylynn Eltzroth, Ava Green, Nicholas Grodrian, Maggi Hall, Tristen Helvie, Jayden Husband, Wynter Ivey, Draven Keyser, Jaiden Kirk, Addalyn Lewis, Carly Mattox, Jakira Morris, Emily Perdue, Eli Ramp, Cadence Reed, Carson Scheiber, Kael Spahr, Addison Strine and Tyler Williams.

Letting off a little steam


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Kimberlee Hardesty (center), of Huntington, puts some power on the swing of her nephew, Dallas Anderson, 4, during a visit to the playground at Drover Park on Wednesday, March 25.

Andrews Elementary School announces 3Q honor roll students

Andrews Elementary School has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

All A’s
Fifth Grade
Harper Bailey, Nathan Bowman, Parker Daugherty, Ella Doyle, Jacklyn Ellet, Grace Elliott, Graden Fields, Ethan Johnson, Kirsyn Kindler, Elizabeth Machielson, Grayson Martin, Kayla Meyer, Nolan Mitchell, Hagan Nightenhelser, Jayden Pryor, Emma Richard, Parker Satterthwaite, Ellyahna Sickley and Caleb Thieme.

Lincoln Elementary School names honor roll students for third quarter

Lincoln Elementary School has announced that the following students have achieved the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

All A’s
Second Grade
Lucian Cline, Isyabel Farthing, Jonah Fields, Piper Fields, Brycan Hathaway, Jaylene Herber, Ethan Johnson, Arthur Kal-hoefer, Ethan Loy, Layne Myers, Lukas Rakoczy, Samuel Rieger, Carson Sadler, Talon Tram-
mell, Ruby Reyes-Uresti, Leighton Voland and Augustus Widmeyer.

Andrews asks residents not to flush certain items

The Town of Andrews asks that residents do not flush products such as disinfecting wipes down the toilet.

While such wipes may be labeled as “flushable,” the town says they do not break down like toilet paper. These wipes ultimately cause problems at the wastewater treatment plant and can clog residents’ plumbing, leading to backups and breaks. The cost of repairs falls on residents in their capacities as homeowners, as well as taxpayers, should the treatment plant incur damage.

Golf time!


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Ryan Knodel, of Lima OH, practices his putting before golfing a round at Dogwood Glen Golf Course in Warren on Wednesday, March 25. Weather permitting, Dogwood Glen is open for play, as allowed by the governor’s executive order. Changes include one person per cart and the cups are pulled up so the flags don’t have to be removed.

Salamonie announces third quarter honor roll

Salamonie Elementary School has announced that the following students have achieved the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

All A’s
Fifth Grade
Kiara Barr, Noah Bolinger, Isaiah Bordeaux, Gage Clanin, Charles Close, Dalton Couch, Libby Couch, Jersey Donaldson, Elsa Fortney, Kaine Landrum, Abrielle Markley, Nora McDaniel, Elijah Richardson, Ryne Scott, Xoie Shepherd, Micah Vogleman, Hayden Yeiter and Harley Zumbrun.

Postpone LaF Center program

The program on scams and financial exploitation that was scheduled for April 8 at the LaFontaine Center has been postponed.

The meeting details and date will be announced at a later time.

First case of coronavirus confirmed in county

The Huntington County Health Department has announced the first positive case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Huntington County.

Residents need to continue to take this highly contagious virus seriously, but also realize that 80 percent of COVID-19 patients have mild symptoms and recover, notes Emily Schamehorn, public nurse with the Huntington County Health Department.

‘Grab & Go’ food distribution now only Thursdays

The Huntington County Community School Corporation has announced it will change the days of its “Grab & Go” food distribution to children to Thursdays only.

HCCSC Food Services Director Ken Akins says the lack of food available from the district’s vendors due to the coronavirus pandemic is the reason school officials decided to reduce the distribution days to only once per week.

What a bargain!


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jeff Parkison, of Huntington, takes advantage of some lower gasoline prices on Wednesday, March 18, to fill up containers for the coming spring. Parkison said he is planning to do some gardening.

By the Book extends essay contest deadline

Due to school cancelations, By the Book has announced that the deadline for its annual essay contest has been extended to April 16.

The topic of the essay is “Your favorite By the Book lesson.”

Completed essays should be mailed to ACHC By the Book, PO Box 344, Huntington, IN 46750.

The writers of the top six essays will receive prizes. Prizes have been donated by Crazy Pins, Sky Zone, Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, The Party Shop and West Park Skate Center.

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