Ageless Iron hears results of GM show

The Ageless Iron Tractor and Machinery Club of Roanoke held its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 10, at the Lou Scher residence.

Reports were read by the secretary and treasurer, and it was noted that the Tractor and Car Show held on the grounds of the General Motors plant raised more than $7,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Several members of the club participated in the event, and detailed arrangements were given to those members participating in the Heritage Days Parade.

Northwest Elementary announces perfect attendance for fourth period

Northwest Elementary has announced its perfect attendance for the fourth quarter of the 2009-10 school year.

Following are the students, in alphabetical order:
Stephanie Atkinson, Kaitlyn Aughinbaugh, Julia Baker, Alexis Bartrom, Rebekah Bates, Joseph Belovich, Madelyn Berry, Colin Betterly, Chase Bills, Alexondrya Black, Kayden Black, Benjamin Blomeke, Jaclyn Boyd, Alyssa Brinkman, Brendan Brinkman, Ethan Brodbeck and Savannah Brown.

DNR offers online guide to fishing

The 2010 DNR Fishing Guide online publication is available now.

It can be viewed at, by selecting "large format."

The large-format version of the 2010 guide is an expanded version of what was available in a printed magazine in past years. In addition to regulations, the new online guide includes feature articles on bank fishing, creel surveys, the Brookville Lake bass survey and fishing for walleye, as well as a list of where to fish in Indiana, and many color photos.

Highley gets IWU honors

Brian Wayne Highley has been named to the dean's list at Indiana Wesleyan University for the spring semester 2010.

Students named to this list must have obtained a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and must carry at least 12 credit hours for the semester.


Joining the fight

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Lincoln Elementary teachers and staff participated in the One Million Pillowcase Challenge, June 14-15. The Social-Political Action project was organized by American Patchwork and Quilting and the pillowcases will be donated to cancer patients and others in need. Pictured are teachers Nancy Wagner (left) and Rae Anne Kline.

Northwest Elementary announces end of year honor roll

Northwest Elementary has announced its all-year honor roll for the 2009-10 school year.

All A's

Fifth Grade
Tyler Gates, Brenna Inderlied, Erica Kennedy, Kevin King and Reagan Wohlford.

Fourth Grade
Haley Burnau, Stephen Center, Auden Eckert, Peyton Harvey, Gillian Lintz, Konner Morris, Kathleen Paolillo, Emily Rethlake, Gracie Scher, Michael Schweller, Kaitlyn Stephan and Cade Sturm.

Parkview Huntington Hospital gets recent accolades

Parkview Huntington Hospital was recently recognized with 2010 Professional Research Consultants (PRC) Excellence in Healthcare Awards.

The awards are based on patients' perceptions of care and medical staff perceptions, and were presented at the PRC Excellence in Healthcare Conference in San Diego.

The Overall Top Performer Award was given to Dr. Kevin Stamm, of Parkview Huntington OB/GYN Associations and the Parkview Physicians' Group.

Harness graduates from basic at Ft. Jackson

Army National Guard Pvt. Josiah B. Harness graduated recently from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC.

The nine-week course studied the U.S. Army's mission, history, tradition and core values; physical fitness; and instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

Crestview announces its end of year honor roll

Crestview Middle School has announced its all year honor roll for 2009-2010.

Honor roll students are:

All A's

Eighth Grade
Josie Beaver, Danny Becker, Madison Carmichael, Sarah Christman, Valerie Huffman, Andrew Kennedy, Kaylie Killian, Quentin Lintz, Scott McClellan, Andrew McElhaney, Carley McElhaney and Michael Neely.

Also, Jack Pickard, Kyle Platt, Erin Rethlake, Chelsea Reust, Maria Scott, Harold Smith, Sara Smith, Brandon Stebing, Katelyn Stech, Caleb Stoffel, Ronny Stolte, Payton Thomas, Janelle Walker and Chad Wingo.

First Farmers announces plans for full service branch in Huntington

First Farmers Bank & Trust announced that it will soon begin construction on a new full service branch operation in Huntington to be located at the 200 block of Hauenstein Road.

Applications for a full service operation have been placed with both the Federal Reserve and the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions. Construction on the facility will begin during the third quarter and is projected to be completed by the first quarter of 2011 by Felderman Design-Build.

Teens on Town head to Paige’s Crossing July 17

Teens on the Town, a program from Pathfinder Community Supports, will be traveling to Paige's Crossing in Columbia City on Saturday, July 17, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Youth ages 13 to 22 who currently attend special needs programs at the middle and high school levels are invited to attend.

There is a cost for the trip, which includes mini golf, rides, arcade games and go-karts.

VNC to present ‘Labyrinth Retreat and Workshop’

Victory Noll Center will present a "Labyrinth Retreat and Workshop" on Saturday, June 26. 

The day will be divided into a morning retreat from 9 a.m. to noon, and an afternoon workshop from 1 to 3 p.m.

The morning program provides a chance to experience the labyrinth as a sacred pilgrimage and holy journey of faith with fellow pilgrims. Comfortable walking shoes are encouraged and those attending are welcome to bring a journal.

Airman Hunt graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Jessica L. Hunt has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX.

Hunt's eight-week training consisted of intensive study in military discipline, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
Her training also allowed her to earn four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.

Hunt is the daughter of Ginger Olson and Ronald Hunt, both of Huntington. She is a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School.


Duck racing

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Students participate in the Plucky Ducky Race at the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Thursday, June 17. Those in grades 6-12 are invited to decorate ducks and then send the ducks down a water-filled gutter by blowing through a straw for propulsion. Prizes are awarded for the duck with the fastest time and the best-decorated duck. The event will continue daily until July 24 or until ducks run out. Pictured from left to right are Andrew Working, Dunja Milinovic, Emma Clor and Katelyn Niswander.

2009 HU grads found job market friendly

Successes at Huntington University span beyond commencement day, school administrators say.

A recent survey of the Class of 2009 showed that 72 percent of the 159 graduates surveyed had acquired full-time employment within eight months after graduation. Another 15 percent are attending graduate school, an increase from previous years, and another 8 percent have found part-time employment.