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NWTF state winner


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The Indiana state chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Amara Eckert (center) at the Flint Springs Chapter’s annual hunting heritage banquet on March 9. With Eckert are her parents Heather Eckert (left) and Dr. Matt Eckert.

E-borrowing, computer classes set

Those who have a library card with the Huntington City-Township Public Library have access to almost 20,000 ebooks and audiobooks, available to borrow completely free of charge.

The library will host a workshop to show those interested how to download, read and return ebooks Wednesday, March 27. at 6 p.m. at the Huntington branch.

Participants should take a smartphone, tablet or  computer if desired to learn how to access these books and audiobooks 24/7, 365 days a year.

SWCD launches updated, user-friendly website

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District has a new look on its website.

The website is user-friendly and provides information about grant projects, cost-share programs and upcoming conservation events, note SWCD officials.

On the Sales page, information is available about the SWCD’s tree and fish sales, the IDNR State Nursery tree seedling sale, along with links for order forms and information about the district’s plat book, maps and flag sales.

Links to conservation partnership agencies are included on the home page.

Red Cross needs more type-O blood donors

Eligible blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – are urged to give blood through the American Red Cross now to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients this spring.

Upcoming blood drives in Huntington are:

• Tuesday, March 26, from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd.

• Sunday, March 31, from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church/School, 860 Cherry St.

• Saturday, April 13, from noon to 5 p.m. at Moose Lodge 837, 390 Frontage Rd.

Horace Mann announces perfect attendance during third quarter

Horace Mann Elementary has announced the following students who have achieved perfect attendance for the third quarter of the 2018-19 school year.

Kindergarten
William Whitesell and Gracie Yohey.

First Grade
Carter Spurgeon, Keagan Middaugh, Jason Norris, Cadence Rosen and Silas Ayoub.

Second Grade
Lillie Roberts, Zane Bickel and Karson Little.

Third Grade
Sabrina Mertz and Ryder Ross.

List Senior Center activities for coming week

Here is a listing of events happening in March at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, March 25
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, March 26
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, March 27
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Seek entries for 55th Heritage Days Parade

The 56th annual Heritage Days Parade will take place Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m.

The parade will line up at Huntington North High School and on MacGahan Street. It then will follow onto North Jefferson Street to East Park Drive, turn west on Park Drive, then south on Warren Street. The parade follows Warren Street around the Huntington County Courthouse, then south onto South Jefferson Street, ending at Etna Avenue. Deadline to enter is Saturday, June 8.

The Heritage Days theme for 2019 is “The ’60s: ‘Yesterday.’” The official sponsor is Gerdau Huntington Facility.

GriefShare sessions to start April 3 at College Park Church, Huntington

GriefShare sessions will start April 3, at College Park Church, 1945 College Ave, Huntington. Sessions will run from April 3 through June 26, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

GriefShare is help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly for 13 weeks.

Contact Pat Brown at 224-1840 or email patty abrown916@gmail.com, or call the church office at 356-2642 for further information and to register.

Beef preview


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Chloe Wagner (left), of Onarga, IL, and Clint Main, of Seymour, turn to face the judge in a steer class of the Huntington County Beef Preview Show on Saturday, March 16, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

HU to host leadership breakfast featuring global company GiANT

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Mike Oppedahl

Huntington University is pleased to welcome GiANT, a global company dedicated to leadership transformation through intentional apprenticeship, to campus on April 1 for a leadership breakfast hosted by HU’s Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program.

The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons.

Mike Oppedahl, managing partner, GiANT Worldwide, will be the guest speaker. Oppedahl will challenge his audience to become 100X leaders, based on the latest book by Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram.

NWTF scholarship


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The Flint Springs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation awarded local student Amara Eckert (third from left) a $300 scholarship recently. The honor was announced at the Flint Springs Chapter annual hunting heritage meeting. With Eckert are her parents (from left) Dr. Matt and Heather Eckert, and Flint Springs NWTF Treasurer Mat Quickery.

NWTF scholarship


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The Flint Springs Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation awarded a $300 scholarship to Wade Kingrey at its annual hunting heritage banquet on March 9. With Kingrey are his parents, Ryan Kingrey (left) and Jenny Kingrey.

Salamonie Lake to have invasive plant workshop with Slack April 6

The public is invited to kick off National Volunteer Week at Salamonie Lake by joining Dawn Slack, of The Nature Conservancy, for an informative invasive plant removal workshop at Majenica Marsh, Salamonie Lake, on Saturday, April 6.

Each participant will learn about invasive plant species, how to better manage them and be part of a removal volunteer group. This is phase one of a two-phase project. The second phase will involve planting seeds of native pollinators at a later date.  

Metro Kiwanis recognize HCS eighth-graders

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis honored eighth grade students Blaise Rupley (second from left) and Lindsay Godfroy (third from left) from Huntington Catholic School with its outstanding youth awards at a recent club meeting. Pictured with them are HCS Principal Derek Boone (left) and Jim Dinius (right), past Kiwanis Lt. Governor.
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The Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized outstanding eighth-graders from Huntington Catholic School at the club’s March 11 meeting.

Recognized were Lindsay Godfroy, daughter of Tim and Jenny Godfroy, and Blaise Rupley, son of Matt and Dawn Rupley.

The principal of Huntington Catholic School, Derek Boone, spoke about the outstanding students as special people who are a shining example to others in the community and at Huntington Catholic.

Huntington County 40 et 8 Voiture 850 to again hold nurses training dinner

The Huntington County 40 et 8 Voiture 850 Indiana is having its annual nurses training dinner on Saturday, March 30, at the American Legion Post 160 in Roanoke.

Cocktails will be served at 5 p.m. and dinner will begin at 6 p.m.

The dinner is free to all past and present nurses and their families. A short meeting will follow the dinner.

American Legion Post 160 is located at 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke.

For more information about the annual dinner, call 672-2298.

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