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Hats and gloves to Andrews

A donation of hats and gloves has been made by Partners 1st Federal Credit Union to the students at Andrews Elementary School. Featured from left, Andrews Elementary Counselor Mindy Reust, Andrews Elementary Principal Amy Rudolf, Leisa Wiley, Beth Blocker (Branch Sales Manager) and Jacob Campbell display some of the winter gear that was donated.
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Andrews Elementary School was on the receiving end of a generous donation on Friday morning, as Partners 1st Federal Credit Union in Huntington assembled a box of winter hats and gloves to gift to the school to distribute to students in need.

In all, Partners 1st employees collected 60 winter hats, gloves and mittens for the donation as part of the organization’s annual Warm Hands and Warm Bellies community project.

Vaccines now available at Crestview Middle School

The COVID-19 vaccine, previously administered at the Huntington County Health Department, will now be administered at Crestview Middle School.

Starting today, Monday, Jan. 25, Huntington County’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic will move to the school, located at 1151 500N, Huntington.

“We’re all ready for life to go back to normal, and there’s one path to normal: Get yourself vaccinated,” said Dr. Matt Pflieger, a local physician and member of the Huntington County Health Board. “This is so important.”

Themes are set for Special Abilities Day

The February theme for the next virtual AWS Foundation Special Abilities Day is “Be a Chemist,” giving community members with special abilities a chance to experience working in chemistry.

Special Abilities Days are free with pre-registration to members of the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caretakers, through support from the AWS Foundation.

Wells Co. CAC offering ballet

The Creative Arts Council of Wells County is offering 45 minute ballet-inspired workouts. This four-session course will focus on the low-impact strength-building dancers need for daily ballet class. All fitness levels and body types welcome—no ballet experience necessary.

All classes will take place via Zoom with instructor Davina Schnaars. There are two days/times to choose from: Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m. Wednesday classes begin Jan. 27 and Saturday classes begin Jan. 30. There is a tuition fee per student.

Girl scouts can learn cybersecurity through Science Central

Science Central is offering a pair of virtual cyber security programs for Girl Scouts in February and March.

A grant from the Teachers Credit Union Foundation will cover the cost of these programs for interested Girl Scout troops in Allen County. Girl

Scouts outside of Allen County may participate as well for a small fee per program.

The first program, on Saturday, Feb. 20, is for Cadette-level Girl Scouts. The second program, on Saturday, March 27, is for Junior-level scouts.

Locals make DePauw dean's list

DePauw University has announced its fall 2020 dean’s list.  

The following local students were named:

Charlotte Borland, of Huntington; Andrew Conarty, of Roanoke; and Gillian Hughes, of Huntington.

HN Post Prom committee needs help raising funds

Due to circumstances brought on in 2020, the Huntington North High School Post Prom committee has found themselves in need of a hefty $12,000 in order to put on the Post Prom celebration this year.

Without the help of school fundraisers, sporting event concessions and the “usual” efforts to raise money, this year’s prom fundraising has become a challenge.

Donation made to Community Harvest Food Bank January 8

On Friday, Jan. 8, Fort Wayne Duplicate Bridge Club Manager Gary Chaney presented the Community Harvest Food Bank with holiday donations totaling $12,804 from club players.

With an additional $13,600 given to CHFB last May, the bridge players have purchased nearly 130,000 pounds of food in the past eight months for people in need (based on the pandemic average of 21 cents per pound of food cost to the food bank).

Chaney and club directors Bob Enyeart and Jim Kart have also volunteered regularly to help out at CHFB’s Saturday morning food distributions.

Geller receives spring semester scholarship

TE Incorporated, a local contracting/engineering firm specializing in site development, engineering, surveying, utilities and asphalt paving has awarded Mitchell Geller with a scholarship.

The scholarship is for Spring 2021. Geller is a junior Biology major at Trine University.

Jan. 24 through 30 offers virtual School Choice Week events

For the 10th consecutive year, the last week of January has been officially recognized as Indiana School Choice Week by the state’s governor.

Around the country, National School Choice Week raises awareness about opportunity in education, encouraging families to celebrate their school options and be actively involved in their children’s education.

Gov. Eric Holcomb joined more than a dozen other governors, as well as hundreds of county, city and town leaders who have officially recognized the week.

Weekend accident turns fatal

On Friday, Jan. 15, at approximately 6:58 p.m., the Huntington Police Department responded to a personal injury accident at the intersection of Cherry Street and West Park Drive.

Units arrived at 6:59 p.m. and learned that multiple vehicles had struck a pedestrian. Officers immediately began rendering aid.

Pulse Opera House surviving

A fundraiser that found success at the Pulse Opera House was to create seat covers out of scrap fabric. Patrons could make a $20 donation to have their name put on a seat cover.
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The Pulse Opera House, located in the heart of Warren, has come to be known as a staple in area entertainment for patrons of all ages.

The opera house has been closed to the public since March 2020, after Governor Holcomb’s stay-at-home orders closed non-essential businesses.

“When we first closed, we all thought it would last for a few weeks,” said Cynthia Smyth-Wartzok, artistic director for the opera house. “The realization that it would last for a long time took a little while. You can plan for tornadoes or storms, you can’t plan for being closed for almost a year.”

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.

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