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Show choirs compete at HNHS


Photo by Emily Wyatt

Huntington North High School show choir hosted the Midwest Showcase on Saturday, Feb. 27. Pictured is Carroll High School’s “Select Sound” performing their last number. Carroll’s women’s division tied with Homestead High School’s “Elite” for second place at the showcase. HNHS will next perform at Bishop Luers Midwest Show Choir Invitational on March 6.

New chairs for Heritage Hall


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The Huntington County 4-H Junior Leaders Club presents a check for $1,000 to Dan Blocker, president of the Huntington County 4-H Fair Board.

The fair board is using the check to buy new chairs for Heritage Hall. Pictured are (front row, from left): Kole Keiffer, Sam Atkinson, Gwyn Penrod, Elisa Neher, Lawerence Grove and Shaylyn Suchcicki; (middle row, from left): Stephanie Atkinson, Kelsie Ludemann, Lizzie Colclessor, Reece Colclessor, Blocker, Carter Zezula, Iszabelle Howell and Chloe Couch; (back row, from left): Landon Zezula, Nathaniel Alwine and Eliza Wolford.

Beacon donates to Heartland

Beacon Credit Union recently made a $5,000 donation to the Heartland Adult Education Career Center. Featured, from left, are North Manchester Manager Nathan Zeller, Wabash Wedcore Avenue Manager, Wabash Miami Street. Manager and Heartland Career Center Director Mark Hobbs.
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Beacon Credit Union donated $5,000 to Heartland Adult Education Career Center for their new expansion project. The expansion will include constructing a 37,000 square foot building to create a place that will offer learning opportunities for advanced manufacturing and health credentials for adults. Currently there is no program in the region that supports or has the space for adult learning.

PFW will celebrate women’s history

Women’s History Month began as a one-day observance on Feb. 28, 1909, in honor of the one-year anniversary of a garment workers’ strike that saw 15,000 women march through the streets of New York City to demand economic and political rights.

In 1978, an education task force in Santa Rosa, CA, began a “Women’s History Week” celebration on March 8.

In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a proclamation designating the week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week.

Seniors participate in the Silver Bowl February 26

Carolyn Redding plays a round of Wii Bowling on Friday, Feb. 26, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA offered up an activity-filled “friendly competition” by hosting the  Winter Silver Bowl on Friday, Feb. 26, for active older adults.

Activities started at 10 a.m. and included a one-mile walk, a euchre competition, Wii Bowling and a cornhole tournament.

Lunch was then provided by Miller’s Merry Manor for the participants. Nearly 20 active older adults opted to participate over the course of the day, some choosing to participate in more than one event.

Building strong families in Huntington

Parents who are looking to start more open discussion with their children now have the option of reaching out to a locally-run Facebook community page titled “Let’s Talk: Building Relationships.”

The page, which is run by Huntington University student Morgan Fitzpatrick, is attempting to help community members build stronger families by “encouraging tough discussions between parents and their children.”

HCCF gives out several awards

Health Educator of McMillen Health Allie Mortensen (left) receives a check from HCCF Executive Director Matt Ditzler to purchase props for their education programs on nutrition and drug prevention.
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The Huntington County Community Foundation (HCCF) has recently awarded several grants to local organizations.

The first grant was for $5480 to New Life Ministries. The grant will be used towards the purchase and installation of a furnace and AC unit in the Men’s Life House.

The Men’s Life House will operate as a transitional living facility, offering employment assistance and life skill classes including finance, goal setting, safe relationships and certified biblical counseling.

The projected opening of the Men’s Life House is slated for sometime in the spring.

EPCO Accounting & Tax Services hires Juillerat

EPCO Accounting & Tax Services welcomes their newest Staff Accountant Valerie Juillerat (left). Also pictured are EPCO Owner Timothy Armstrong (middle) and Staff Accountant Ryan Bonbrake.
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As tax season quickly approaches, EPCO Accounting & Tax Services is preparing by adding a new staff accountant, Valerie Juillerat, to their team.

Though she is new to the tax field, Juillerat has extensive experience in business.

Juillerat graduated from Huntington University with a Bachelor of Graphic Design.

After graduation, Juillerat opened The Art Palette art supply store in Huntington while working for Coaches Connection as a graphic designer. Once she married, she opened a location in Marion where she lived.

CUMC holds fish fry at American Legion

Christ’s United Methodist Church will be hosting a drive-thru fish fry on Friday, March 12, at the American Legion Post No. 160, in Roanoke.

The event will start at 4:30 p.m. and last until 6:30 p.m.

The menu is comprised of fish, a baked potato, roll, applesauce, cole slaw and a cookie. There is a fee for adult portions and a smaller fee for children’s portions.

New realtor at Century 21

Century 21 Bradley Realty, Inc. welcomes Shelley Shipe to its firm.
“We are so pleased to announce that Shelley will be joining our team,” said James Bradley, broker/owner of Century 21 Bradley Realty, Inc. “We believe her experience will greatly enhance the services we provide to our customers in the Fort Wayne community.”

Shipe specializes in residential property sales. “I’m excited to join the Century 21 Bradley Realty, Inc. office and I look forward to sharing all of the great resources Century 21 provides with my clients.”

RN Career Fair is on March 10

Nursing students, new graduates and experienced registered nurses are invited to the Parkview Virtual RN Career Fair on Wednesday, March 10.

Between noon and 4 p.m., attendees will be scheduled for 15-minute meetings with nursing leaders from across the system so the candidates can explore areas of interest and learn more about career opportunities with Parkview Health.

Second round for the Fortitude Fund

On Thursday, Feb. 25, representatives from Huntington University, along with several other representatives from the City of Huntington and area businesses, gathered at the Huntington Arts & Entrepreneurial Center to launch the second round of the Fortitude Fund.

The Fortitude Fund, which was originally known as the Farnsworth Fund, enables entrepreneurs to gain access to funds while also providing them with a mentor to guide them in their endeavors. It now finds its home at Huntington University through a new partnership.

Humane society to host pet food event

On Monday, March 8, the Huntington County Humane Society will host a free pet food pantry.

They will be open from noon to 6 p.m. offering free bags of dry dog and cat food.

No requirements must be met to receive the food.

The humane society hopes to host quarterly food pantries throughout 2021.

While at the shelter, visitors may also meet staff and play with shelter pets.

The Huntington County Humane Society is located at 390 Thurman Poe Way, Huntington.

They may be reached at 356-0355.

“Lament in Liminal Time”

Ruth 1:16: But Ruth said to Naomi, “Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God will be my God.”

Salamonie hosts fish fry

Salamonie Church of the Brethren is hosting a fish and tenderloin supper by Dan’s Fish Fry on Tuesday, March 9, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Proceeds will go toward community outreach and needs.

The event is drive-thru and carryout only.

The church is located at 2662W-600S, Warren.

For more information, call 468-2663.

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