Derby winners

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Winners in Cub Scout Pack 3135's Pinewood Derby were (from left) Luke Eckert, second place; Russell Teusch, third place; and Levi Teusch, first place. The contest was held Saturday, Feb. 13, in the St. Mary Catholic Church auditorium, Huntington. All registered Cub Scouts, regardless of pack placing, are eligible to race in the Wabash Valley District Pinewood Derby, to be held March 13 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bluffton. Check-in starts at 9 a.m. For information, contact Steve Higgins at 710-5637 or

YMCA to host free Family Night

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA will hold a free family night on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The pool and gymnasium will be open for use. Family-centered activities throughout the evening will include family water polo, family dodgeball and family quest.

Refreshments will be served.

Family Night is the kick-off event for the YMCA Partners with Youth campaign.

Pre-registration is required by calling the YMCA at 359-9622.


Extension offers money management class

“Where Does Your Money Go?” will be presented by Karen Hinshaw, Purdue Extension educator, in the second floor meeting room of the Courthouse Annex Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 1p.m. and Monday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m.

Former patients honor pair with PHH Guardian Angel awards

 Mary Wilson, R.N., (left) and Conni Harris-Shoemaker, R.N., nurses at Parkview Huntington, are the first two recipients of the hospital Foundation’s Guardian Angel award.
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Parkview Huntington Hospital employees Mary Wilson, RN, and Conni Harris-Shoemaker, RN, were honored by former Huntington County patients as the first Parkview Huntington Foundation Guardian Angels.

With a gift to the Parkview Huntington Foundation's new Guardian Angel program, former patients as well as patient family members can say "thank you" to the hospital employees or even the departments that provided them with excellent care during their stay at the hospital.

Great ride

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The sun was out, the snow was prime and the friends were together as they rode a pool tube down the hill at Memorial Park on Thursday, Feb. 11. Enjoying the moment are (counterclockwise from left) Mikahla Haston, Hannah Edris and Kayla Campbell.

Area conservation officer Bolt gets honor as district officer of year

Indiana Conservation Officer Erick J. Bolt has been named district officer of the year for 2009 by the conservation officers of District Two.

The district includes the counties of LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, DeKalb, Whitley, Allen, Huntington, Adams and Wells.

Free flu shot clinic to be at Warren Pharmacy on Feb. 22

The Huntington County Health Department will hold a free H1N1 Flu Shot Clinic at the Warren Pharmacy on Monday, Feb. 22, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The H1N1 flu shot is available to anyone free of charge. The seasonal flu vaccine is not available.

Residents of neighboring counties are welcome.

For questions about vaccinations, call the Health Department at 358-4831.

This service is provided by the Huntington County Health Department.


HU offering homeschoolers phys ed program

Huntington University's Department of Physical Education will again offer a physical education program for elementary-aged homeschooled children this spring.

There will be nine sessions during the University's spring semester. Class time is from 1:15 to 2:05 p.m. in the field house of the university's Merillat Complex for Physical Education and Recreation. The dates for the sessions are March 4, 11, 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 24; and May 6.

HU to hold SPARK workshop for PE leaders

The Huntington University Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Management will host a SPARK workshop on March 5 for physical education teachers.

The workshop will be presented in collaboration with the Indiana School Health Network. SPARK is an acronym for "Sports, Play & Active Recreation for Kids."

Chess champ

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Anthony Johnson (at right, in back) plays a championship chess match against Alex Sereno (at left, in back) on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Johnson won the match to be declared the library's chess champion. The tournament was the culmination of a series of chess lessons at the library under instructor Jack Oberholtzer. Playing in the foreground are James Crago (left) and Adam Wixted (right).

Edward Jones will sponsor Roanoke run/walk

The organizers of the Discover Roanoke 10K/5K run/walk have announced that Edward Jones Investments has agreed to become a major sponsor for the inaugural event, to be held in downtown Roanoke on April 17 at 9 a.m.

The event, which benefits the Roanoke Elementary School PTO, is open to participants of all ages.

Edward Jones joins United REMC and Bippus State Bank as sponsors. Members of the local team of Edward Jones advisors include Jim Ditzler, Chuck Harris, Nichole Johnson, Trent McBride, Jim Scheiber, and Jim Warner.

Pathfinder Services offers free beginning sign language classes

Pathfinder Services Inc. is offering free beginning sign language classes at its Huntington, Wabash and Plymouth offices this month.

The classes are being offered to all Pathfinder employees and to the community.

Class topics include understanding deaf culture, the history of sign language and an introduction to the manual alphabet and basic signs.

Classes are for those who would like to learn basic sign for the first time, or just brush up on their skills.

Productive day

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Ivy Tackett, 9, stands next to her product of a snow day on Wednesday, Feb. 10; a nearly seven-foot tall snowman she and her dad, Daniel Tackett, made while enjoying a day without school.

Huntington County 4-H clubs announce this week’s meetings

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service - Huntington County office announces the 4-H calendar of events for Feb. 16 through Feb. 28.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

6 p.m. - The Rifle and Muzzleloader clubs will meet at the Warren Sportsman's Club.

7 p.m. - The 4-Leaf Clovers will meet at the home of the Lahrs.

7 p.m. - There will be a Fair Board meeting in Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

7 p.m. - Blue Ribbon Riders meet in Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

Sunday, Feb. 21

Colts ‘Thank You’ tour to make stop at Glenbrook Square Mall on Feb. 17

The Indianapolis Colts will present their "Thank You Tour" at Glenbrook Square Mall, 4201 Coldwater Rd. in Fort Wayne, On Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

The tour will highlight the Lamar Hunt AFC Championship Trophy.

Other elements of the tour include autograph signings with Colts cheerleaders and Colts alumni players; Blue, the Colts' mascot; a free 2009 recap poster and live music by Dave and Rae.

Alumni players expected to attend include Tarik Glenn and Bernard Whittington.