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Fish, chicken fund-raiser for Warren Volunteer Fire Department

The Warren Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry and chicken dinner on Saturday, June 27, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knight Bergman Center.

The drive-through-only event will feature fish and chicken by Dan’s Fish Fry Service, along with applesauce and green beans.

The meal will be offered for a freewill donation.

The Knight Bergman Center is located at 132 S. Nancy St., Warren.

Huntington County Chamber to host ‘Lunch ‘n’ Learn event on June 19

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce is holding a “Lunch ‘n’ Learn” event on Friday, June 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A location for the meeting is still being determined.

The topic of the event is “Survive and Thrive!” and will cover 11 steps that are recommended for businesses to take to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic. The speaker will be Tom Harris, the president of Harris Human Resources Group and an action coach.

There is a fee to attend the event, which includes lunch.

308 walk as Huntington North takes two days to celebrate Class of 2020

Jessica Smith (left), valedictorian of Huntington North High School’s Class of 2020, walks to accept her diploma from Matt Roth, president of the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees, on the first day of Huntington North’s commencement ceremony, Friday, May 29. Commencement continued on Saturday, May 30, and was split into two sessions to reduce the number of attendees because of COVID-19 guidelines.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School Class of 2020 graduated during the school’s 54th commencement ceremonies held Friday night, May 29, and Saturday, May 30, at North Arena to accommodate for Indiana Department of Health guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Friday evening ceremony kicked off the festivities and included the traditional speeches and presentations.

Jessica Smith presented the valedictory address, and co-salutatorians Haileigh Nissley and Logan Bolding each gave an address of welcome.

Co-salutatorian speaks


Photo by Steve Clark.

Haileigh Nissley, co-salutatorian of Huntington North High School’s Class of 2020, speaks at the school’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 29.

Recognition of her four years


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

New Huntington North High School graduate Sydney Dalene Bowman (left) holds her diploma cover as Cyndy Patrick finds her diploma as well as a plaque in recognition of her four years as a cheerleader during commencement on Saturday, May 30.

Presidential smile


Photo by Steve Clark.

Brant Young, president of Huntington North High School’s Class of 2020, holds his diploma in triumph after receiving it during the school’s commencement ceremony on Friday, May 29. The ceremony continued on Saturday, May 30. It was split into two sessions to reduce the number of attendees due to COVID-19 guidelines.

Huntington Parks & Recreation Dept. to hold Virtual Talent Show

The Huntington Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a Virtual Talent Show for both kids and adults.

Those who can pull off a trick shot, fool an audience with an illusion, tell a funny joke or have a hidden musical talent are asked to record a short video and send it to megan.thompson@huntin gton.in.us.

Videos should be one minute or shorter and will be accepted until June 5.

Visit the Huntington Parks & Recreation Facebook page for more information.

Thumbs up


Photo by Steve Clark.

Justin Szelis gives a thumbs up after receiving his diploma at the Huntington North High School Class of 2020 commencement ceremony on Friday, May 29.

COVID-19 testing site moves to HC fairgrounds

The COVID-19 testing site that had been located at Huntington’s Indiana National Guard Armory has relocated to the Larry & Joyce Keiffer Family Living Building on the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The site is located at 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington, and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The COVID-19 testing site that was previously at the Huntington National Guard Armory is now located at the Larry & Joyce Keiffer Family Living Building at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

Hours  are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

To make an appointment  visit https://lhi.care/covid testing or call 888-634-1116.

Eye on the prize


Photo by Steve Clark.

Grace Dimond (left) accepts her diploma from Tim Allen, a member of the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees, during the Huntington North High School Class of 2020 commencement ceremony on Friday, May 29.

HCTPL modifies summer reading program

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Huntington City-Township Public Library has modified its Summer Library Program to enable the public to participate safely.

The library is currently setting up an app for virtual reading logs, which will allow participants to track their progress at home. The library’s goal is to have the app ready in the first half of June. Traditional paper reading logs will be available as well.

Tassel move


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Holding her diploma cover, Reagan Michele Blue moves the tassel on her mortarboard to indicate she has graduated from Huntington North High School during commencement exercises Saturday, May 30.

HCS announces graduation dates

Huntington Catholic School has announced its tentative graduation dates for Pre-K-4 and eighth grade.

Pre-K-4 graduation is set for Wednesday, July 29, at 6 p.m. in the Fr. Rieder Auditorium at the school’s primary building.

The eighth-grade class is scheduled to graduate on Friday, July 31, at 7 p.m. in SS. Peter & Paul Church.

The dates are subject to change depending on state and diocesan mandates as the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic is being monitored.

Patrons return to libraries


Photo by Steve Clark.

Kimberly Whitted does some browsing at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Monday, June 1. The branch, along with its Markle counterpart, re-opened to the public on June 1. The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library and Warren Public Library have also re-opened, while the Roanoke Public Library is offering curbside pickup of its materials. The re-openings coincide with the state loosening restrictions that have been in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

HCCF announces four claim Hohe Saint Francis scholarships

Pictured (from left) Amara Eckert, Katie Melcher, Olivia Meyer and Andrew Nash.
Photos provided.

The Huntington County Community Foundation announces Amara Eckert, Andrew Nash, Katie Melcher and Olivia Meyer as recipients of 2020 Dr. John & Marjorie Hohe University of Saint Francis scholarships totaling $10,000.

Eckert, a rising sophomore at USF, is working on a major in biology with a minor in business, with a career goal of being a physician’s assistant.

She is the daughter of Heather and Matt Eckert, of Andrews.

Extracurricular activities include playing for the USF women’s golf team.  

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