Baccalaureate message

Roger Vezeau, pastor at the College Park Church in Huntington, makes a point during his baccalaureate message to the Huntington North High School seniors on Sunday, May 30, in the HNHS auditorium.

Baccalaureate processional

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School seniors walk into the HNHS auditotrium at the start the the Baccalaureate Worship Celebration on Sunday, May 30.

Jordan Garrity earns Northwest scholarship

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The Northwest Elementary School PTO recently awarded a $500 scholarship to Jordan Garrity.

Garrity attended kindergarten through fifth grade at Northwest Elementary School.

He plans to attend Purdue University to study engineering.

During his high school career, he participated in activities, was a Junior Rotarian, graduated from the Youth Leadership Academy, participated in peer tutoring and was a member of National Honor Society,

Warren Library reading program starts on June 7

The Warren Public Library's 2010 summer reading theme is "Wild for Reading." The program will run June 7 through July 17.

Children may pick up their information at the library, 123 E. Third St., beginning June 7.

Wednesday's Wild Stories - story time - will be held at 3 p.m. on June 9, 16 and 23, and will last about an hour each.

Any child, age 3 through high school may participate in the program. Call the library with any questions, 375-3450 between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Parkview Hospice seeking volunteers

Parkview Hospice is seeking compassionate volunteers who will spend time with patients who are at the end stages of their life.

A volunteer records videos of patients who want to share their life stories, plays musical instruments to entertain and comfort patients, and sits at the patient's bedside to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to the patient and caregiver.


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Two vehicles navigate the mud as they crash back-to-back in the mini car competition of a demolition derby in Markle on Saturday, May 22. The event, held at A-Plus Towing in Markle, was a benefit for the Markle Fire Department.

Pathfinder graduates five employees from state DSP program

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Five Pathfinder Community Supports employees in Huntington graduated from the State of Indiana's Direct Support Professional Development (DSP) training and education program on Friday, May 14.

Employees of Pathfinder Community Supports and their friends and families took part in a graduation ceremony that took place at the Huntington office located at 1152 E. State St.

The graduates received a certificate from Sandy Wing, senior director of Community Services for Pathfinder Services.

Review board to hold meeting

The Historic Review Board of the City of Huntington will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, May 26, at 7 p.m., in the G.A.R. Room, located on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Angie Quinn of ARCH Inc, in Fort Wayne will present facts about the North Jefferson Street Historic District.
The district was listed in the National Register of Historic Places, on March 31, 2010.

Quinn was the consultant hired by the Historic Review Board to complete the research and writing for the application.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

Memorial Day ceremony is Monday evening, May 31

A Memorial Day service on Monday, May 31, will pay tribute to 89 Huntington County veterans who died in 2009.

The program, which is open to the public, will begin at 6:30 p.m., at the First Church of the Nazarene on Flaxmill Road.

Additionally, the Huntington County Veterans Service Office and the Huntington County Veterans' Council have distributed more than 2,400 flags to be placed in the cemeteries of Huntington County.

Kiwanis awards two scholarships

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Huntington North senior Zachary Moody (left) accepts the Chuck Wohlford Memorial scholarship from John Mason, Huntington Metro Kiwanis scholarship chairman, in the amount of $1,000. Moody plans on majoring in English, Creative Writing and Theology at Holy Cross in South Bend.

'Round and round'

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Jason Carnes stands with daughter Julia Carnes as they ride the merry-go-round Saturday, May 22, at the Roanoke Brethren Church. The church staged a small carnival for children in conjunction with Roanoke's Springtime in the Village event.

Kiwanis awards two scholarships

Huntington North senior Aum Patel (left) accepts the John Michael Memorial Scholarship from John Mason, Huntington Metro Kiwanis scholarship chairman, in the amount of $1,000. Patel plans to major in premedical biology at Indiana University next fall.
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The Huntington Metro Kiwanis, at their May 17 meeting, presented two Huntington North 2010 graduates with $1,000 scholarships. Aum Patel was presented the Chuck Wohlford Memorial scholarship and Zachary Moody was presented the John Michael Memorial scholarship.

Patel received the scholarship for his plans to continue his education in the field of human service. He is the son of Suryakanto and Jolly Patel of Huntington.

Patel will be majoring in premedical biology at Indiana University.

New VFW officers

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Huntington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 held an Installation of Officers on May 8 at the Post home. Pictured are (left to right), Lois Hall, past president and installing officer for the VFW Ladies Auxiliary; Karen Sandlin, Ladies Auxiliary president for 2010-2011; Dale Howell, Commander of Post 2689 for 2010-2011; Steve Garwood, president of the Men's Auxiliary for 2010-2011; and Rodney Funk, past commander and installing officer for the Post membership and the Men's Auxiliary.

Future Leaders 4-H Club meet

The Future Leaders 4-H Club met at the home of the Littles on May 6 and 20.

At the May 6 meeting, geraniums were handed out to the members.

Members discussed the community service project of helping out the Humane Shelter at the May 20 meeting.

The group will be donating food, toys, blankets and other items.

The Club president went over the newsletter and noted that this year's 4-H parade route has been changed.

Warren community is gearing up for Salamonie Festival

The community of Warren is gearing up for this year's Salamonie Summer Festival, which will be held July 1-4.

Businesses and organizations are invited to decorate trash cans with their logo and information. The completed trash cans will be used around town during the festival, so the decorations should be durable, weather resistant and able to withstand being moved frequently.

Trash cans can be picked up now at Warren Blue Flame and must be returned by June 5.