‘Sock Hop for the Studio’ a dance and more

The Huntington Arts Initiative is sponsoring “Sock Hop for the Studio” on April 16. Pictured are (from left) Joel Froomkin, Rich Najuch, Debbie Dyer and Ann Siegfried – all of the Initiative.
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The "Sock Hop for the Studio," sponsored by the Huntington Arts Initiative, is a dance and much more.

The April 16 event to be held at the PAL Club will also be an opportunity to visit with friends, enjoy hot dog happy hour and participate in fun-filled games and contests. Ann Siegfried, one of the founders of the Huntington Arts Initiative, assures a good time for all who attend.

Camping season opens with outdoor cooking class

The Upper Wabash Interpretive Services gears up for the camping season on Saturday, April 17 at 10 a.m. with an outdoor cooking workshop at Mississinewa Lake.

The program includes hands-on instruction and tips by the Kokomo Kookers Dutch oven cooking club.

Participants cook and eat their own lunch and could win door prizes from Bozarth Country Store.

There is a program fee per person. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 468-2127 to register for this event.

Starter Calf ID Day at Hier’s Park on April 17

Huntington County 4-H Starter Calf identification will take place on Saturday, April 17, at Hier's Park.

Identification will be done in the cattle barns area, on the south side of the park.

All 4-H youth planning to exhibit in the starter calf project must bring their project animals.

Dairy and beef calves will be weighed, nose printed and tagged with an electronic identification ear tag between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m.

Forms were mailed to youth enrolled in the project.

Jaycees to hold auditions for Renaissance Faire

The Huntington Jaycees will hold auditions for this year's Renaissance Faire that will take place Memorial Day weekend May 27-31.

Adults, children ages 13 and up, and established acts are invited to come Monday, April 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. to the Hier's Park stage. Auditions for children ages 5 to 12 years old will be held on Tuesday April 13, also from 6 to 8 p.m. All minors will be required to have a parent's signed consent form to participate.

Northwest Elementary announces perfect attendance list for third quarter

Northwest Elementary School has honored those students who had perfect attendance for the third quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

They are:
Alexandria Aschliman, Luke Bangma, Rebekah Bates, AJ Benson, Benjamin Bentz, Madelyn Berry, Colin Betterly, Kirsten Bickel, Benjamin Blomeke, Jaclyn Boyd, Alyssa Brinkman, Brendan Brinkman, Garrett Brodbeck, Brenden Buehler and Chase Camp.

Horizon Leadership Program to be focus of HU Foundation meal

The Horizon Leadership Program will be the focus of the Huntington University Foundation’s breakfast on April 14.
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The Horizon Leadership Program will be the focus of the Huntington University Foundation's breakfast on April 14.

Launched in the fall of 2008, the Horizon Leadership Program is a partnership between Huntington University and Youth for Christ USA with the goal of creating a more racially and ethnically diverse campus.

Salamonie lists students on honor roll for third quarter

Salamonie School has announced its honor roll for the third grading period of 2009-2010.

They are:

All A's
Eighth Grade

Thomas Bolinger, Cameron Buzzard and Harlie Summers.

All A's
Seventh Grade

Benjamin Blinn, Walter Hacker, Danielle Kem, Megan Pressler, Fiona Sackett, Katherine Schenkel, Walker Spahr and Amanda Tolen.

All A's
Sixth Grade

Olivia Bolinger, Emily Bucher, Madison Canady, Alexandra Christian, Kaitlyn Drayer, Hannah Frankle, Jeffrey Holley, Olivia Newsome and Isaac Smith.

PHH earns Top 100 Hospital accolade

Parkview Huntington Hospital was recently recognized by Thomson Reuters as a 100 Top Hospital award winner.

Thomson Reuters recently released its annual study, which identifies the 100 top U.S. hospitals based on their overall organizational performance.

Crestview Middle School announces honor roll for second quarter grading period

Crestview Middle School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter 2009-2010.

Honor roll students are:

Taking aim

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Salamonie Interpretive Naturalist Teresa Rody instructs Karissa Marley on the proper way to use a bow and arrow on Wednesday, April 7, as part of a day camp held at the Salamonie Interpretive Center. The day included various activities and movie time.

Riverview Middle School names honor roll for the third quarter

Riverview Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2009-10 school year

They are:


Area 4-H clubs set meetings for the coming week

Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office announces the 4-H calendar of events for this week:

Monday, April 12
6 p.m. - Canine Capers. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.
7 p.m. - Leaders' meeting. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

Tuesday, April 13
6 p.m. - Rifle Club. Warren Sportsman's Complex.
7 p.m. - Silver Streak Saddlers. Courthouse Annex.
7 p.m. - 4-Leaf Clovers. Home of the Lahrs.
7 p.m. - Jefferson Junior Farmers. Home of the Chenoweths.
7 p.m. - Corn Cob. Roanoke Brethren Church.

Youth serving as 4-H club officers can attend Officer Training Workshop

Huntington County 4-H youth who are serving as an officer of their local 4-H club or are interested in serving in an elected officer position are encouraged to participate in the County 4-H Club Officer Training Workshop on April 22, at Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

The workshop will be conducted by members of the Purdue University Collegiate 4-H Club and will involve attendees participating in a variety of learning activities to better understand the roles and responsibilities of club officers.

HU students included in ‘Who’s Who’ publication

Twenty Huntington University students have been included in the 2010 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

Five of those students are from Huntington County and include Sarah Cherry, social work major; Elizabeth Holtrop, political studies major; Heath Pearson, communication studies major; and Megan Tan, social work major, all from Huntington; and Jason Hammel, math and math education double major, from Andrews.

HU students again volunteer time in community

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Ashley Lamb does some raking at the Pat Bonam residence on North Jefferson Street as part of a Huntington University volunteer work day in the Huntington community.