PHH restricting visits due to more flu activity

Public health officials are recommending temporary visitation restrictions for area hospitals, healthcare facilities and nursing homes in response to recent increased flu activity.

Parkview Hospitals have imposed the restrictions made by Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan on all its facilities, including Parkview Huntington Hospital.

McMahan is advising healthcare facilities impose the following restrictions to help protect patients, visitors and staff:

Post-prom committee

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School Post-Prom Committee gathered for a photo before it got down to business on Wednesday night, Jan. 15. The post-prom will be held Sunday, May 3, from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. at the HNHS Fieldhouse. Among the many tasks the committee will be doing will be trying to raise $7,925 for the event.

A study in census

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Stormie Franks (left) expounds on the background of the United States census during a program held Thursday, Jan. 16, in the B. Joan Keefer Genealogy and Local History Center at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Franks’ presentation centered on the history of the census, different kinds and census resources available for researchers. Among those attending are (seated from left) Terri Okuly, of Huntington, Nancy McCoart, of Andrews, Birdena Ringenberg, of Huntington, and Keefer Room Librarian Sarah Kirby.

Dobler on Troy chancellor’s list

Raeann Dobler, of Roanoke, has been named to the chancellor’s list at Troy University for the fall semester/Term 2 of the 2019-20 academic year.

The chancellor’s list honors full-time undergraduate students who are registered for at least 12 semester hours and earn a grade point average of 4.0.

Auction to benefit Remnant Ministries is Jan. 24

Remnant Ministries, in Huntington, is holding a benefit auction on Friday, Jan. 24, at Warren United Church of Christ, with doors opening at 6 p.m. Remnant Ministries provides a home for women who are struggling with addiction and endeavors to strengthen their relationship with God. Pictured from Remnant Ministries are (from left) Katelyn Huddleston, Katie Blackstone, Andrea Roland, April Larkey, Joy Henry, House Manager Jami Fox, Brianna Reece and Amy McNutt.
Photo provided.

An auction to benefit Remnant Ministries will be held Friday, Jan. 24, in the large fellowship hall at Warren United Church of Christ, 202 E. 2nd St., Warren.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 7 p.m. Andy Eckert will serve as the auctioneer of the night. A silent auction will also be held and testimonies will be given by the women of the Remnant Ministries house.

HCCOA seeks talented Seniors for March 14 show

The Huntington County Council on Aging is seeking participants for its All-Seniors Talent Show on March 14.

The show is open to Senior Citizens, college seniors and high school seniors. If an act features multiple people, at least one of them must fit into one of the aforementioned senior categories.

The show will be a variety show. Singers, musicians, dancers, magicians, comedians and more are invited to audition for the event.

LAC honors 4 from HNHS as top artists for month

The LaFontaine Arts Council named four seniors at Huntington North High School its Artists of the Month for January. Those students are (front row from left) Luke Bangma, band; Erica Ashley, vocal music and theater; Thom Greving, theater; and Katie Melcher, ceramics. The students were nominated by teachers (back row from left) Michael Petek, band director, who selected Bangma; Aaron Childress, director of choirs, who selected Ashley; Ruth Reed, drama teacher, who selected Greving and Ashley; and Jonathan Harrigan, visual art teacher, who selected Melcher.
Photo provided.

The LaFontaine Arts Council named Huntington North High School seniors Erica Ashley, Luke Bangma, Thom Greving and Katie Melcher as its Artists of the Month for January.

Ashley was nominated by Director of Choirs Aaron Childress and drama teacher Ruth Reed for excellence in vocal music and theater, respectively. Childress remarked that he was impressed by Ashley’s growth as a performer over the last two years as a member of Varsity Singers. Reed praised Ashley for being a bright student and valued contributor to the Masque and Gavel Drama Club.

Film about Holocaust survivor Kor to be shown at HP-Warren on Jan. 27

A film about Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor, “Eva: A-7063,” will be shown at Heritage Pointe of Warren on Monday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m.

Jan. 27 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The film, produced by WFYI Public Media, in collaboration with Ted Green Films and Mika Brown, offers details about Kor’s journey from being a Romanian Jewish farm girl to Nazi death camp survivor to a leading global force on the power of healing through forgiveness.

Several from county on Trine president’s list

Several Huntington County residents were named to the president’s list at Trine University for the fall 2019 term.

To earn president’s list honors, main campus students must complete a minimum of 15 hours and have a grade point average of 3.750 to 4.000.

Local students to make the list are:

Drew Bradford, of Huntington, majoring in management.

Caleigh Burkley, of Huntington, majoring in exercise science–pre phys Therapy 3+3.

Mackenzi Cannici, of Huntington, majoring in health and physical education.

Crop grower workshop Jan. 28 at Huntington County Fairgrounds

A crop grower workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Merchants Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

The sessions will cover the following topics:

• Data-driven zones/soil profiles/soil sampling.

• 2020 Dicamba update (not the mandatory training that registrants must provide).

• Scouting for profits using drone technology and ground “truthing.”

• Soil biologicals.

• Strategic weather: utilizing apps, tech tools and weather station data for decision-making.

Roanoke Elementary honors its 2Q perfect attendance students

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

Abigail Adams, Isabella Arellano, Cecilia Blackburn, Emmett Buff, Theodore Cochrane, Kynslee Corson, Garrett Feltner, Joshua Herber, Lucy Juergens, Dylan Kendall, Landree Lemon, Lewis Lisinicchia, Brielle Parrett, Mason Paxson, Brant Schuckman, Cora Tinkle and Milo Vansickle.

Birthday books for Jesus

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Catholic School recognized students whose families participated in its Birthday Book for Jesus initiative this past December during a ceremony in the Huntington Catholic School gymnasium on Friday, Jan. 10. The initiative saw students and their families donate money to the school’s library for the purchase of religious books, in honor of the birthday of Jesus Christ. In all, over 20 new books were added to the library.

First Farmers to host 3rd ag summit Jan. 28

First Farmers Bank & Trust will host its third annual agricultural summit on Jan. 28, at Ross-Ade Stadium-Shively Center on the campus of Purdue University.

The summit serves as the premiere agricultural client, prospect and industry partner event of the calendar year for the organization. The program is designed to be an informational presentation, academic discussion and networking event in a non-sales environment.

Roanoke Elementary announces 2Q honor roll students

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

All A’s
Fifth Grade
Benjamin Augspurger, Joash-Nehemiah Bingham, Max Double, Lucas Harris, Brayden Hieber, Rhett Holzinger, Gwenyth Kiser, Madalyn Kitt, Brandt Kline, Jacob Landrigan, Brayden Mayer, Sophie Mulvey, Landon Perkins, Jaron Pye and Hannah Skiles.

Three from Huntington County earn dean’s list at Trine for fall semester

Three Huntington County residents were named to the dean’s list at Trine University for the fall 2019 term.

To earn dean’s list honors, main campus students must complete a minimum of 15 hours and have a grade point average of 3.500 to 3.749.

Local students to make the list are:

Jacob Foster, of Huntington, majoring in exercise science.

Madison Jennings, of Andrews, majoring in psychology-BS.

Eric Peters, of Roanoke, majoring in chemical engineering.

Benjamin Stoffel, of Andrews, majoring in civil engineering.