Brumm is on dean’s list at Wheaton

Marjorie Brumm, of Huntington, has been named to the spring 2010 dean's list at Wheaton College in Illinois.
Brumm just completed her junior year and is pursuing majors in anthropology and communication. She is the daughter of Chris and Susan Brumm.

Dean's list honors at Wheaton are earned by students who achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and carry at least 12 credit hours.


Purdue Extension announces 4-H calendar of events for week

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

Monday, June 28
6 p.m. - Canine Capers, at the Community Building, Hier's Park.

6 p.m. - Pets N Vets, at Huntington Veterinary Hospital.

Tuesday, June 29
5 p.m. - Waggin' Tails, at the home of the Smarts.

6 p.m. - Helping Hands, at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

6 p.m. - Awards Committee, at the Extension Office meeting room.

6:30 p.m. - Crystal Clovers, at the Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

Pre-entry forms for 4-H animal projects are due by July 1

The Huntington County Extension Office reminds all 4-H members who plan to exhibit animals at the Huntington County 4-H Fair that animal pre-entry/pen reservation forms are due no later than Thursday, July 1, to the Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office.

Synchronized precision

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Color guard members of the Crossmen Drum Corps practice their routine on Wednesday, June 23, at Kriegbaum Field. The modern drum corps is comprised of 150 performers from around the world with ages ranging from 14-22. The group held an open practice in Huntington, in preparation for competition in the Glassman All Star Review in Toledo, OH, on June 24.

Coats campaigns in Huntington

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Former United States Senator Dan Coats (left) was in Huntington on Friday, June 25, campaigning for his old job back in this fall's upcoming election. Huntington campaign Chairman Andy Zay is with Coats.

Amateru radio field day

David Bratt (front) and Tony Ehler operate amatuer radios at the Izaak Walton League on Saturday, June 26, as part of The Huntington County Amateur Radio Society's 24-hour field day. The event is a part of a North American contest between all radio operators. The event will run through today, Sunday, June 27.

Tough shot

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Dale Goebel, from Eadon, OH, takes aim at a target during the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition staged by the Indiana Mounted Regulators at the Chief LaFotaine Saddle Club on Saturday, June 26. Riders had to hit targets while riding in a timed event.

Clean-up after the storm

Photo by Russ Grindle.

Employees from Mike's Tree Service cut limbs and clean up after a storm on Wednesday night, June 23, blew part of a tree onto the roof at Huntington Medical Group on Jefferson Street in Huntington.

Roof damage

Photo by Russ Grindle.

Joe Pais (left), owner of PACE Chevrolet, and PACE business manager Joe Burgess look at a section of the building roof that was lost due to a storm on Wednesday night, June 23. Nearby Hometown Video & Games and The Awakening Community Church also suffered building damage. The dealership is still open for business.

Grant pushes restoration forward

Ray Starr, owner of Ray Starr Masonry and Roof Restoration, removes the old retaining wall on the south side of West Park Drive at Sunken Gardens in Huntington on Monday, June 21.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Work is progressing on the newest phase of the Sunken Gardens restoration project, thanks to a grant from the Federal Historic Preservation Fund administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

In this phase of restoration, the west retaining wall near the entrance of the tunnel on the south side of West Park Drive will be replaced, after it was determined that neither the wall nor the soil behind the wall was stable, said Denise Bard, superintendent of the Huntington Parks Department.

Businesses, churches team up for Malta House

Teresa Kaylor (left) and Kellie Herber check expiration dates of recently donated non-perishable food items on Monday, June 21, in the kitchen of the Malta House, a men’s shelter that is planning to open this September.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Local churches and businesses have teamed up to give down and out men a second chance through the Malta House, a men's shelter coming to 505 S. Jefferson St. this fall.

Pastor Kellie Herber, of Loon Creek Church and the shelter's unofficial director, says the shelter will be open by September, "it's just a matter of getting from Point A to Point B," she explains.

Flint Springs announces fourth quarter honor students

Flint Springs Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

All A's

Fifth Grade
Julia Bailey, Nolan Betterly, Brandon Briggs, Elizabeth Finney, Dawson Hertle, Michael Okuly, Joshua Rackozy, Kaitlyn Schuhler, Cassie Sloan and Elijah Veilleux.

Fourth Grade
Deanna Christiansen, Sydnee Gradeless, Ryan Kline, Zach Lippe, Victoria Mickelson, Holly Pharoah, Sam Poling, Ana Redner and Joseph Stoffel.

Three on Manchester College dean’s list

Manchester College has announced its dean's list for the spring 2010 semester.

Included were Huntington residents Taylor Harris, Kaitlin Johnson - both Huntington North High School graduates - and Abby Niederman, a graduate of Bishop Luers High School.

Harris is an athletic training major, Johnson is a chemistry major and Niederman is an English major.

Students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have completed at least 12 semester hours.


Lancaster names attendance awards

Lancaster Elementary School has announced its all-year perfect attendance for 2009-10.

Those students having perfect attendance, in alphabetical order, are:

Barrett Barscz, Josi Barscz, Emma Bickel, Stone Bowers, Eli Christman, Wyatt Couch and Brit Eltzroth.

Also, Eli Eltzroth, Rachael Fulton, Justin Jamison, Savannah Jones, Brianna Kreisher, Brooke Richison, Daniel Shivley and Mary Sieberns.


Amateur radio fans set 24-hour demonstration

The Huntington County Amateur Radio Society will be holding its annual Field Day on June 26 and 27, from 1 p.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Sunday, at the Izaak Walton League on Hauenstein Road in Huntington.

The public is welcome to attend.

The event is a 24-hour contest between all amateur radio operators in North America, as well as a chance to show the public what amateur radio has to offer in times of disaster.