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Recognition


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Randy Rider (left) and Bill Finley (right), of Lime City Manufacturing, accept Love I.N.C.’s “Heart of a Servant” award from Jack Scheiber (center). The award was presented during the organization’s annual meeting Wednesday, March 18, in honor of Scheiber’s late wife Dorothy Scheiber, who spent 25 years working with the food pantries at Love I.N.C. and SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Lime City donates a truck used by Love I.N.C. once a month to transport donated goods.

Service honored


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jack Scheiber (left) presents Love I.N.C.'s "Heart of a Servant" award to Paul Okuly, a long-time volunteer at the agency. The award, presented in memory of Scheiber's late wife Dorothy Scheiber, was presented Wednesday, March 18, at the organization's annual meeting.

Students place in state Machine Trades Contest

Huntington North High School vocational students (from left) Brian Bogner, Tony Sitton, Austin Clark and Michael Lewis recently participated in the Indiana Statewide Machines Trades Contest, where they won $4,550 in scholarships, tools and software.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Members of the Huntington North Vocational Machine Trades class recently participated in the 48th Annual Indiana Statewide Machines Trades Contest.

Brian Bogner, Tony Sitton, Michael Lewis and Austin Clark won awards in the event, held on Feb. 28 at Vincennes University.
Bogner placed second overall in the advanced division (second year students) and received scholarships and tools valued at $3,000.

TCU in a festive mood

TCU — Teachers Credit Union — will serve as sponsor of this year's Huntington Heritage Days celebration. Sandy Seacott of TCU (right) is shown with several members of the Heritage Days Steering Committee.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Teachers Credit Union is once again sponsoring Huntington's Heritage Days, which will be held June 17-28 this summer.

This is the second year the business has served as corporate sponsor of the event.

The theme for the 2009 Heritage Days festival is "Celebrate Our Town." The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce organizes a number of events and activities, while a host of other groups sponsor a variety of other events.

Huntington's city-wide spring cleanup will begin on April 6

Huntington's city-wide cleanup returns this spring with curbside pick-up of items residents no longer want.

The city has traditionally held both spring and fall cleanup, offering both curbside pick-up and free dumping at the city landfill. Last fall, however, the city dropped curbside pick-up, citing rising fuel costs and other expenses, and offered only free dumping at the landfill.

Sheets Museum to raffle four-wheeler and guns

These specimens from the Rocky Mountain area of the United States and Canada will be on display through the end of March at the Sumner Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center, 200 Safari Trail, Huntington.
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The Sumner Sheets Wildlife Museum and Learning Center now has tickets available for its 2009 Mega Raffle.

Winners will be drawn during the annual Sumner Sheets Fundraising Banquet, to be held on Sept. 12.

The top prize in the 2009 Mega Raffle is a Yamaha four-wheeler. Other prizes to be given away include a Mossburg 20-gauge over/under shotgun and a Marlin .44-caliber Magnum rifle.

Extension service to again sponsor Ag Day for third-graders

The Huntington County Purdue Cooperative Extension Service will again sponsor Ag Day on March 24 at Hier's Park for all third grade students in Huntington County.

Students will get to see several animals, but the emphasis will be on learning about the importance of agriculture in their lives.

With trophy in hand, Varsity Singers head to state

The Huntington North High School Varsity Singers are shown during their chanpionship performance Sataurday, March 14, at the Homestead Classic Showcase show choir invitational.
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Huntington North High School musicians capped an award-winning weekend with a grand champion trophy won by the Varsity Singers at the Homestead Classic Showcase Saturday, March 14, at Homestead High School in Fort Wayne.

Also last weekend, the Varsity Singers received an invitation to compete in the Indiana State School Music Association state show choir competition March 21 in Indianapolis.

HCCSC to get upgrade to its wide area network

Technology at most local schools will soon get a boost in Internet speed as school officials recently approved an upgrade to its wide area network.

Information about the proposed upgrade was first presented to the Huntington County Community School Corporation's Board of Trustees on Jan. 12, but since that time a few changes were made and a new proposal was presented to and unanimously approved by the board on March 9. Tom Ashley, HCCSC's director of technology, has been looking into the upgrades for the corporation for several years.

HNHS graduation set for June 5

Huntington North High School seniors and their parents can finally proceed with making plans as the graduation date for the class of 2009 has now been set.

Commencement for this year's seniors will be held in the Huntington North gymnasium on Friday, June 5, at 7 p.m. The date and time have been posted online and can be found by going to the school corporation's Web site at www.hccsc.k12.in.us, then clicking on the "Visit our schools" link and choosing "Huntington North High School."

Story of Huntington's ice cream plant to be told Monday, March 16

The first Cloverleaf Creamery truck to deliver ice cream to stores is shown on a Huntington street about 1921. Cloverleaf Creamery, now known as Good Humor-Breyers, will be the topic of a Huntington County Historical Society program on Monday, March 16.
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The story of Huntington's (IN) ice cream plant will be told during a program on Monday, March 16, at the Huntington County Historical Museum, 315 Court St., Huntington.

"Out in the Cold: Cloverleaf-Sealtest Ice Cream Company" will be presented at 7 p.m.

Bill Abbott, who worked at Sealtest for seven years, will share some of his memories of the company. A representative of Good Humor-Breyers Ice Cream will also speak.

The meeting is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served after the program.

City council slightly raises fines for some ordinance violations

The Huntington Common Council met Tuesday, March 10, and adopted an ordinance, which had been introduced at a previous meeting, resulting in a slight increase in fines for violations of some city ordinances.

The council consolidated fines for violations of ordinances into one chapter in the city's Code of Ordinances. The fines were previously scattered throughout various sections of the book.

A slight increase in some fines was also approved, including a $5 increase for a parking ticket. The fine now stands at $10.

Salvation Army approaching 2/3 of funds needed for unemployment help

As of Wednesday, March 11, at 3 p.m., the Salvation Army of Huntington County has received $5,500 in donations and pledges toward securing up to $18,000 for matching funds for the recently unemployed in the county.

Capt. Tim Sell reported that major contributors "publicly rallying with their support" up to that point have been the United Way of Huntington County, $2,000; Pilchers Chapel United Methodist Church, with a pledge of at least $1,000; and Victory Noll sisters.

Schools, county will work together on signs

School and county officials are working together to correct signage problems and deficiencies regarding school zones and speed limits on county roads near local schools.

County Commissioners' President Tom Wall and County Highway Superintendent Troy Hostetler presented information on the issue to the Huntington County Community School Corporation's Board of Trustees during their regular meeting Monday night, March 9.

Local Salvation Army seeking to match funds to help local unemployed

Due to the sharp increase in unemployment in Huntington County, The Salvation Army has established Hoosier Help for Hardship, a community partnership and a grant opportunity which could mean as much as $27,000 in assistance for the newly unemployed and their families.

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