Gellers get scholarships from T-E Incorporated

T-E Incorporated has announced two scholarships awarded for the fall semester to Cassidy Geller and Mitchell Geller, both of Huntington. 

Cassidy Geller is a senior studying kinesiology at Indiana University and Mitchell Geller is a sophomore studying biology at Trine University.

T-E Incorporated is a local contracting/engineering firm specializing in site development, engineering, surveying, utilities and asphalt paving,

Four blood drives upcoming for American Red Cross as need high

The American Red Cross needs donors of all blood types to help overcome an ongoing emergency blood shortage this summer.

Upcoming local donation drives in Huntington County are:

• Aug. 19, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd.
• Aug. 29, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Huntington University, 2303 College Ave.
• Aug. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Huntington County Courthouse, 201 N. Jefferson St.

Life’s Little Treasures becomes an On My Way Pre-K provider

Life’s Little Treasures pupil Ella Murawski works on her artistic skills. The daycare center is now an On My Way Pre-K provider.
Photo provided.

Life’s Little Treasures Daycare has announced it is now an On My Way Pre-K provider.

Muddy Feet Preschool begins Sept. 9, and there are still openings available. On My Way Pre-K is for children age 4 by Aug. 1, and provides preschool at no cost to families who qualify.

To qualify, parents must be employed, in school or attending job training. This free program provides up to 50 hours a week of preschool and childcare.

HCTPL cardholders now have access to RBDigital free of charge

Anyone with a Huntington City-Township Public Library card now has access to RBDigital, free of charge. RBDigital is an online platform with thousands of digital audiobooks available for instant download with no wait times, holds or fees.

Audiobooks can be listened to from any smartphone or tablet with access to the RBDigital app through their respective app stores, as well as on the web. To start listening, download the RBDigital app or visit hunting

Announce county results for non-animal state fair projects

Results of many Indiana State Fair non-animal projects have been announced.

An orange ribbon awarded to a project signifies an exceptional blue ribbon exhibit (merit), and other top exhibits are awarded blue ribbons.  Exhibitors can also receive second-tier red ribbons, third-tier white ribbons and green participation ribbons. Sweepstakes is awarded to the best overall exhibit in that 4-H project subject matter area.

Here’s how Huntington County 4-H members placed in the various categories:

Flint Springs benefits from Johnson spirit pump

Students of Flint Springs Elementary School and representatives of Johnson Petroleum celebrate the donation of $1,456.50, the proceeds from the company’s “spirit pump” program. Pictured are (front row from left) Aviaz Land, Audrey Hosier, Zech Shultz, Claire Herendeen, Hannah Wajer and Blakeley Johnson; and (back row from left) Tayler Johnson, Johnson Petroleum representative; Aimee Lunsford, Flint Springs principal; Tanner Johnson and Blake Lyon, Johnson Petroleum representatives.
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This summer, Johnson Petroleum teamed up with its fuel supplier, Citgo Petroleum, to promote a “Spirit Pump,” that collected $1,456.50 to benefit Flint Springs Elementary School.

This decorated dispenser was located at Economart convenience store at the corner of State and Broadway in Huntington. Through two months of the summer, Johnson Petroleum committed to donating 3 cents for every gallon sold at the designated fuel dispenser to Flint Springs.

Johnson representatives presented a check to the school on Aug. 8.

Area students make the grade on MU deans list

The following students from Huntington County were named to the dean’s list at Manchester University, in North Manchester, for the spring semester.

Those students are:

Elizabeth Allred, social work.
Chandler Bauer, accounting.
Gregory Goff, business management.
Brenna Inderlied, accounting.
Levi Lehman, software engineering.
Brady Pyrah, accounting.
Christina Thomson, environmental science.
Pryce Whisenhunt, instrumental music education.

Caleb Hoppe, pre-pharmacy.

Roanoke PL announces next adult coloring time

Adult coloring and craft time will be offered at the Roanoke Public Library on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m.

Supplies will be available for coloring only, but participants are welcome to bring their own craft or coloring supplies.

The library is located at 314 N. Main St., Suite 120, Roanoke.

HNHS Class of 1979 donates $4,500 to nonprofits

The Huntington North High School Class of 1979 Reunion Committee donated $1,578 to the By the Book program on Thursday, Aug. 15, at Huntington North. The donated funds were contributed by members of Huntington North’s Class of 1979 at the group’s 40th anniversary celebration, held in July. Pictured are (front row from left) Judy Stahl Lee, treasurer, By the Book; Cathy Nowels Anderson, chair, Class of 1979 Reunion Committee; and Mike Anderson and Bob Burnsworth, both reunion committee; and (back row from left) Mike Keplinger, reunion committee; and Christine Smith Walker, class of 1979 member.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School Class of 1979 Reunion Committee donated a little over $4,500 to three nonprofit organizations in Huntington on Thursday, Aug. 15, at Huntington North.

The donated funds were contributed by members of the class, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of its graduation with a gathering on July 13 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, in Huntington. Funds were raised through donations, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. The Purviance House, in Huntington, also made a donation.

HNHS Class of 1979 donates

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School Class of 1979 Reunion Committee donated $1,416 to the Indiana Dream Center on Thursday, Aug. 15, at Huntington North. The donated funds were contributed by members of Huntington North’s Class of 1979 at the group’s 40th anniversary celebration, held in July.

Mud bogging

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Benji Walbeser navigates his vehicle through the mud at the Andrews Mud Bogs on Saturday, Aug. 17. The annual fund-raiser this year was to help the family of Andrews Volunteer Fire Department firefighter Junior Jones, who is hospitalized in Indianapolis.

'An Afternoon with a Pioneer Granny Doctor'

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Retired interpretive naturalist Laura Whiteleather presented "An Afternoon with a Pioneer Granny Doctor" on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Salamonie Nature Center, in rural Andrews. Whiteleather took a histroiocal look at plants and wildflowers and expained their medicinal and everyday uses.

Speed show

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Jessie Zick, of Harlan, guides his horse through the poles during a speed show fund-raiser at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club grounds on Saturday, Aug. 17.

'Landmark Look'

Photo by Steve Clark.

Jon Anderson (right) of AP Development LLC, leads a tour through apartments at the United Brethren Block in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Aug. 17. Once in peril of being torn down, the buildings will soon re-open as UB Lofts and include 37 market-rate lofts, art studios, a culinary kitchen operatred by Pathfinder Services Inc. and Huntington University's entrepreneurship programs.

Mmm ...

Photo by Steve Clark.

Allie Aschliman (left) and Bryant Huff get ready to add some pulled pork to their plates at the Huntington BBQ Festival on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Hier's Park. Proceeds for the third annual event go to New Life Meal Ministries and the Salvation Army.