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Horace Mann elementary students make honor roll

The following Horace Mann students had All A’s on their report card for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year.

Second grade students included Mya Bailey, Tatum Bickel, Benjamin Cokl, Kendal Cornett, Rayden Davis, Khloe Denney, Margaret Dennison, Olivia Gardner, Wyatt Garrison, Bryan Gillihan, Lucas Grodrian, Charles Hippensteel, Caleb Kendall, Arianna Martin, Aiden Roughley and Sophia Trainer.

Riverview Middle School students make quarter 2 honor roll

The following Riverview Middle School students had all A’s on their report card for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year.

Sixth grade students included Harper Bailey, Reagen Borgman, Nathan Bowman, Gage Clanin, Dalton Couch, Libby Couch, Parker Daugherty, Ella Doyle, Haley Doyle, Jacklyn Ellet, Grace Elliott, Graden Fields, Patrick Flowers, Ava Getman and Walker Goodnight.

Huntington chamber transitions new officers

Sonya Foraker, of Parkview Huntington Hospital, (right) accepts her outgoing chair plaque from incoming chair Darlene Stanley, of JJ’s. The pair have and will serve as 2020 Chair of the Board of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, and 2021 Chair, respectively.
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The 97th annual dinner of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce was canceled this year.

Due to the cancellation, the transitioning of officers of the chamber’s board of directors took place at the regular board meeting at the Historic Forks of the Wabash on Monday, Jan. 11.

2020 Chair of the Board Sonya Foraker, of Parkview Huntington Hospital, was honored and received her chair plaque at the meeting.

The plaque was presented to Foraker by incoming chair, Darlene Stanley, of Johnson’s Junction.

Crestview Middle School announces quarter 2 honor roll

The following Crestview Middle School  students had All A’s on their report card for the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year:

Sixth grade students included Benjamin Augspurger, Micah Barnum, Noah Bolinger, Isaiah Bordeaux, Kristen Cassidy, Cheyenne Catellier, Kairi Daniels, Collin Eidson, Cole Ellet, Alice Friesen, Starlilly Garrison, Nahla Graft, Matthew Gross, Tyler Gross, Damein Hargrove, Lucas Harris, Claire Herendeen and Owen Ingle.

Rupley is new museum director

Lifelong Huntington resident and outgoing treasurer of the Huntington County Historical Society board of directors, Barbara Rupley, is the new director of the Huntington County Historical Museum. She replaces Mark Stouder, who retired at the end of 2020. Rupley took over as director on Jan. 1.

Rupley will oversee the day-to-day responsibilities at the museum.

Dollars raised for Warren food pantry

On Sunday, Jan. 10, the Huntington County Disc Golf group hosted a fundraiser for the Bread of Life food pantry in Warren. Featured are disc golfers (from left) Kodi Elliot, Buffy Househoulder and Bill Moyer, along with pantry coordinator Rose Broyles.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Huntington County Disc Golf group hosted a disc golf tournament on Sunday, Jan. 10, at the Wildcat Disc Golf Course in Markle, raising $1,972 for the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Warren.

Eighty-eight golfers took to Markle Park that day to golf, bringing in money and non-perishable food items for the pantry.

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, tournament organizers Bill Moyer and Buffy Householder met with pantry coordinator Rose Broyles to present the funds and food that had been collected through the tournament.

Love’s now open 24/7

The Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores truck stop, located at the corner of U.S. -24 and Flaxmill Road, officially opened on Thursday, Jan. 14. The truck stop will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

A new truck stop, Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores, had an official soft opening on Thursday, Jan. 14, in Huntington.

Located at the corner of U.S.-24 and Flaxmill Road, the truck stop features a slew of amentities and items, including restrooms, showers, laundry service, propane refills and exchanges, car care items and snack items.

The truck stop will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. There are spaces for both day-to-day drivers to fuel up with gasoline or diesel, as well as spaces for commercial truck drivers to stop and fuel up.

HU’s Michel to judge art show

Huntington University announces Barb Michel, associate professor of art and chair of the Department of Art + Design, wil l judge the 2021 92 County Art Show for the Clark Gallery at the Honeywell Center.

The art show accepts artwork from artists all over the state and is juried. The show accepts all media except photography, which makes it a visual masterpiece.

The show is on display now through Feb. 15.

McKenzie’s Hope Super Bowl sale

McKenzie’s Hope, a child advocacy center in Huntington County, is holding a Super Bowl pizza sale now through Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Orders must be made by Tuesday, Jan. 26, and pickup will take place on Saturday, Feb. 6.

To place an order, call 356-5730 or e-mail mcken zieshope@yahoo.com.

Diverse Kutz ribbon cutting


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The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting at Diverse Kutz, located at 1217 S. Jefferson St., Suite B, Huntington, on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Featured (from left) are Terry Miller, Century 21 Bradley and Chamber Ambassador; Kimberly Washington; Terry Washington, owner; Jerry Washington, co-owner and Charles Chapman, City of Huntington Common Council Member for District 1.

Food pantry drive-thru Thursday, Jan. 21

The Gethsemane Ministries Food Pantry, in Huntington, is holding a distribution event Thursday, Jan. 21, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The pantry is open to everyone. The event is drive-through only.

Gethsemane Ministries is located at 2239 Hartman St.

CAC hosting virtual Laban Movement workshop on Jan. 30

The Creative Arts Council of Wells County will host a virtual Laban Movement workshop for students ages 12 to adult to learn the basic concepts of Laban Movement. The workshop will be hosted by instructor Mary Beth Frank via Zoom on Jan. 30, 2021, from 10 to 11 a.m.

In this workshop, basic Stanislavsky principles will be discussed along with how students can combine Laban movement and breath work to create believability in all aspects of character work. There is a small fee associated with this workshop.

Six students certified in YMCA lifeguard class Jan. 4 through 8

Madeline Fairchild (far right) uses the backboard to bring Emma Wilson to safety after Kayla Reich (far left) brought her to the poolside for rescue.  These are three of the six students certified in last week’s lifeguard class at the YMCA.
Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA certified six students as lifeguards in its class held Jan. 4 through 8.  

In this class Sarah Kowalski, YMCA aquatics director, and Huntington University student and YMCA lifeguard instructor Brent Wiseley educated and certified students Madeline Fairchild, Cooper Kowalski, Kayla Reich, Trevor Rust, Madalyn Sink and Emma Wilson.

As a result of their certification and interest, each of these students is also pending employment with the YMCA facility.  

UWIS offers preschool session Jan. 13


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Interpretive Naturalist Eva Webb leads preschoolers and their caregivers in some yoga stretches at the  Upper Wabash Interpretive Services preschool session “I is for Ice” on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Creating an icy art project


Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Jackson (left) and Vincent Winterfeld create an icy art project during Upper Wabash Interpretive Services preschool session “I is for Ice” on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

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