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HFC Nazarene celebrates century mark in May

Rev. Bobby Kemp, the lead pastor of Huntington First Church of the Nazarene, stands in the church’s new Legacy Room, which tells the story of the church’s history through pictures, mementos and artifacts. The room was put together in honor of the church’s 100th anniversary, which was celebrated on May 19.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington First Church of the Nazarene celebrated its 100th anniversary in May.

While it was a time to reflect on the church’s century in operation, it was also a time to look forward and envision the church’s future.

A willingness to do that isn’t unique to the church as it presently stands; it’s something its leadership and congregation have been doing since its founding. And that embrace of forward thinking is one of the biggest reasons why the church has reached such a big milestone.


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Schwob is HU Staff Member of Year pick

Huntington University President Sherilyn Emberton (left) presents Director of Development Kay Schwob with the school’s staff member of the year award.
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Kay Schwob, the director of development at Huntington University, has been named the 2019 Huntington University Staff Member of the Year.

Schwob is well known in the Huntington community for her activity as a Rotarian, her dedication as a member of Tri Kappa and for her involvement with Love INC.

“Kay is a true example of what it means to be a Forester,” said Stephen Weingart, vice president for university advancement. “She excels at everything she tackles. She played a major role in helping me get up to speed and learn what it means to be a Forester.”


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School board hears why New Tech numbers falling recently

Members of the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees learned that Viking New Tech has seen dwindling numbers of students enrolled in the past couple of years, and some of those who did enroll had to be cut from the program.


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Wiley finishes big season by winning New Balance National Outdoors 800 section

Addy Wiley, of Huntington, captured first place in the 800-meter run in the Emerging Elite section of the New Balance Nationals Outdoor meet on Sunday, June 16, at North Carolina A&T University, in Greensboro, NC.


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56th annual Heritage Days kicks off county’s festival season

Members of the Heritage Days Steering Committee met with representatives from Gerdau Huntington Facility, which is sponsoring this year’s event, on Thursday, June 13, at Gerdau. Pictured are (front row from left) Devon Henderson, steering committee; and Gerdau representatives Eric Hills, quality manager; Dianne Metzger, quality engineer; Rich Card, plant manager; Kendall Mickley, controller; Jeremy Lambert, routine facilitator; and Ron Buford, maintenance facilitator; and (back row from left) Pat Johnson and Brittany Fishburn, steering committee; Paula Kimmel, Heritage Days publicity chair; Steve Kimmel, executive director, Huntington County Chamber of Commerce; Malcolm McBryde and Samantha Garcia, steering committee; and Angie Garcia, office administrator, Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. Not pictured is Jason Fields, steering committee chair. Heritage Days will take place Wednesday, June 19, through Sunday, June 23, with the theme, “The ’60s: “Yesterday.”
Photo by Steve Clark.

The start of Huntington County’s summer festival season kicks off this week with the 56th annual Huntington Heritage Days, June 19 to June 23, with Gerdau Huntington Facility serving as the festival sponsor.

Heritage Days gives residents, former residents and visitors a great reason to enjoy being with their families and having fun together, says Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Steve Kimmel.