Northwest announces third period honor roll

Northwest Elementary School has announced its third quarter honor roll for the 2009-10 school year.
Students achieving all A's are:

Fifth Grade - Jeffery Burch, Tyler Gates, Brenna Inderlied, Erica Kennedy, Kevin King, Jana Krueger, Jordyn Poulson and Reagan Wohlford.

Fourth Grade - Madelyn Berry, Savannah Brown, Haley Burnau, Stephen Center, Auden Eckert, Paige Grable, Peyton Harvey, Kaitlyn Horne, Sara Kauffman, Gillian Lintz, Ashlynn Miller, Konner Morris, Kathleen Paolillo, Emily Rethlake, Gracie Scher, Michael Schweller, Kaitlyn Stephan and Cade Sturm.

Tree giveaway to be held at Izaak Walton League on April 17

The Huntington County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA) is giving away free trees again this year.

As part of the group's Earth Day celebration, trees will be given away on April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or as long as the trees last.

Trees available include American plum, common chokeberry, white pine, silky dogwood, pawpaw, white oak, chestnut oak, Washington hawthorn and hazelnut.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Huntington City Park and Recreation Department.

Next safety council luncheon set for April 14 at Habecker

The next meeting of the Huntington County Safety Council is Wednesday, April 14, at 11:30 a.m., in Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University.

Kyle Kadinger, from Ecolab, will present the program titled, "Behavioral Based Safety - An Overview."

Reservations are required by Friday, April 9.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Holly Sale, HCSC president, at 355-3203 or via e-mail at


Bird banding program to feature bird hike

Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site invites guests of all ages to the Wildflower Woods Bird Hike and Bird Banding program on Saturday, April 17 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to enjoy an afternoon of up-close encounters with the birds of Northern Indiana.

Seasoned birdwatchers and beginners are invited to join local birding experts on this hike through Wildflower Woods as the group searches for a variety of birds on Gene Stratton-Porter's property, once suggested as a bird sanctuary.


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Huntington Catholic School students Jessica Hartmus (left) and Darcy Williams sit in front of their science fair project, which won third place in their division at the regional science fair held March 27 at Indiana-Purdue University in Fort Wayne. Also participating in the regional event from Huntington Catholic were Garrett Scheiber, Merisa Walter, Gabrielle Linker and Audrey Wilcox.

Robert E. Wilson Gallery to showcase works of HU seniors

Seven graduating seniors will exhibit their work during the Huntington University Graduating Visual Arts Majors Exhibit, which runs April 12 through April 23.

The exhibit will be in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The artist reception will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on April 17.

The show is titled "La Fi," in honor of the students completing their degrees.

Seniors and their projects are:

Helping out

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Bill Fetrow (right), director of Love INC, accepts a check from Flint Springs Elementary School third-graders (from left) Emily Spencer, Raegan Killigrew, Esabella Slagel and AuJalique Wade in the amount of $132.50 to purchase diapers that will be given to Huntington County families in need. The third grade students also donated $213 worth of groceries to Love INC. The students raised the money through twice-a-month popcorn sales at the school.

Red Cross will sponsor two local blood drives during National Volunteer Week

April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week, and the American Red Cross of Huntington County will be holding two blood drives during the week.

On Saturday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to noon, a blood drive will be held at Dillman Church, located at 8888S-1100W-90, Warren.

The Markle Church of Christ, 455 E. Morse St., Markle, will host a blood drive on Monday, April 19, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

To schedule a blood donation appointment, call 800-733-2767 or visit for more information.

Huntington University Theatre Company to end season with ‘The Mikado’

For its final main stage season production, Huntington University Theatre Company will present Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado."

The show will be performed six times in the Studio Theatre located in the lower level of the Merillat Centre for the Performing Arts, April 15 to 17 and April 23 and 24.

All performances are at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on April 17.

Huntington University senior Matthias Austin and sophomore Sarah Yanovitch play the roles of the destined lovers, Nanki-Poo and Yum-Yum.

Post Prom fundraiser set at Wings Etc.

Wings Etc. Restaurant & Pub, Huntington, will host a Huntington North High School Post Prom fundraiser on April 16 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Fifteen percent of food and drink purchases will be donated to the Post Prom Committee. A coupon is required in order to donate.

Coupons are available from staff or volunteers.

The restaurant is located at 317 Hauenstein Rd.


Scott earns BSA honor

DeAnna Scott was presented with the District Award of Merit for the Wabash Valley District on March 6 for her participation with Huntington Boy Scouts.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

DeAnna Scott was honored with the District Award of Merit from Anthony Wayne Area Council for the Wabash Valley District on Saturday, March 6, for her service with Huntington Boy Scout groups.

She has been a Scout leader for several years, working her way up from Tiger Cubs to Boy Scouts. She continues to be involved with the Troop 637 committee. Scott will serve as co-advisor for the upcoming Venture Crew 2637.

Free trees offered at Earth Day

The Huntington County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America is giving away trees again this year.

As part of the Earth Day celebration, trees will be given away on April 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., or as long as the trees last.

Trees available include American plum, common chokeberry, white pine, silky dogwood, pawpaw, white oak, chestnut oak, Washington hawthorn and hazelnut.

The event is co-sponsored by the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department.

Perfect attendance list for Roanoke

The following students had perfect attendance for the third quarter of the 2009-10 school year at Roanoke Elementary School:

Carlyn Albright, Autumn Anderson, Tristan Askins, Stella Baker, Keegan Bartrom, Carissa Beck, Lindsie Berghoff, Katie Bickel, Kayleigh Blount, Ryan Blount, Mickalea Bowman, Rylee Bowman, Chelsea Boyer, Jack Braden and Jarrett Braden.

Dog donation

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Huntington Police Officer Alan Foster (left) accepts a donation from Bob Zahm of Huntington Heating & Cooling for the new police dog. The donation puts the fund over its goal, but donations are still being accepted to fund training and supplies. To donate, contact Foster.

Peabody in North Manchester to host events for residents

Peabody Retirement Community will host two events for residents, patients and community guests.

Taylor University's choral ensemble, "Taylor Sounds," will present musical entertainment in the James Peabody Chapel on Sunday, April 18.

On Thursday, May 6 at 10 a.m., Linda Wallace will be a guest speaker. Wallace is a home economist of Red Gold Corp. and will present in the Peabody's Enrichment Center. Wallace says the company, Madison County's largest employer, was established in 1942 and produces tomato products such as ketchup, juice and sauces.