Announce 4-H events for week of March 1-6

Purdue University Extension, Huntington Office announces the 4-H calendar of events for the week of March 1 to 6.
Monday, March 1
6 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.

7 p.m. - Future Leaders meeting, at the home of the Littles.

7 p.m. - Tractor Club meeting at Dennis Grain.

Tuesday, March 2
6 p.m. - Muzzleloader and Rifle clubs. Warren Sportsman's Club.

6 p.m. - Radio Control Driving. Heritage Hall, Hier's Hall.

7 p.m. - Jefferson Junior Farmers meeting, at the home of the Chenoweths.

Business of the month for March

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The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce recently named PACE Chevrolet as business of the month for March. Owned by Joe Pais, the business opened in 1992. Over the past 17 years, the business has sold more than 10,000 cars and conducted more than 100,000 service transactions. In addition, the company and its employees have donated more than $100,000 to the community in sponsorships and contributions. Pace, located at 239 Hauenstein Rd., is a full-service dealership, selling new and used cars and offering financing, parts and collision repair.

HU among area colleges, universities collecting Easter baskets for SCAN

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Grace College, University of St. Francis, Indiana Wesleyan, Huntington University, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast, Manchester College, and Trine University are collaborating to collect 2,000 Easter baskets to be donated to the children of clients of SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect).

SCAN is a not-for-profit organization whose aim is to eliminate child abuse by preparing parents and protecting children. Established in 1974, the organization serves 13 counties in northern Indiana, including Allen County.

Shakin’ Bake to perform benefit to bring traveling memorial wall to town

The band Shakin’ Bake will perform Saturday, Feb. 27, at Huntington North High School to help raise funds to bring the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall to Huntington.
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The band Shakin' Bake will perform a benefit concert on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Huntington North High School to help raise funds to bring the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall to Huntington.

Tom Wall of Wall's Homes and Ray and Nancy Bonebrake of Nick's Country Cafe will host a meet-and-greet session with band members Chris Davidson and Allan Miller on Saturday, Feb. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. at Nick's Country Cafe, 1643 Old U.S.-24E. Tickets for the evening concert will be available for purchase.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m.

Area actuary to present Smith Lecture at HU

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Larry Jackson, chief actuary at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company in Fort Wayne, will give a presentation titled "Count On It" on Friday, March 5, at Huntington University.

The seminar will address the mathematical nature of the actuarial career and what Jackson describes as "the unexpected twists and turns which one can count on in a career and in life."

Jackson's presentation is part of the Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences. The program will begin at 4 p.m. in Hiner Hall, located on the second floor of  the Science Hall.

Ackley receives "Outstanding Airman of the Year" award

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Airman First Class Leslie Ackley (right) received the "Outstanding Airman of the Year" award from her commander, Lt. Col. Chip Primoli. Ackley is a member of the 726th Air Mobility Squadron, stationed in Spangdahelm, Germany. She is the daughter of Mike and Cammy Ackley, of Warren.

Roanoke Kiwanis Club offers scholarships

The Roanoke Kiwanis Club is offering two $500 scholarships to Huntington North High School seniors who live in Jackson Township.

Applicants must have attended Roanoke Elementary School and plan to continue post-secondary study.

Applications are available at the Huntington North guidance office. The deadline is March 31 and applications should be sent to the Scholarship Committee, 423 W. Vine St., Roanoke, IN 46783.

A personal narrative, copies of transcripts, SAT/ACT scores and letters of reference are required as part of the application.

CNA program at HNHS earns state certification

Huntington North High School's new CNA (certified nursing assistant) program was recently approved by the Indiana Department of Health as one of only five high schools in the state that can provide on-site CNA certification.

HNHS Principal Jeremy Gulley says this is the program's second year. It is designed to provide students with the chance to earn real-world experience.

At the beginning of the year, Gulley says the school set a new goal to provide the certification itself, not through an outside facility.

Crestview students aid shelter

Crestview Middle School students (from left) Kylie Frederick, Chloe Spencer and Stephanie McElhaney load a pickup truck with supplies to be taken to the Huntington County Humane Society on Friday, Feb. 19. The girls collected thousands of items.
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It took three SUVs, a pickup truck and a sedan to pack all the donations three Crestview Middle School girls collected for the Huntington County Humane Shelter.

The students, Kylie Frederick, Chloe Spencer and Stephanie McElhaney, have spent the past two years collecting supplies and money for the shelter.

On Friday, Feb. 19, the trio, together with their parents and school officials, packed the cars after school and drove down to the shelter.

"It's amazing," says Frederick, referring to the enormous amount of supplies and money the girls collected.

Huntington library co-sponsoring writing contest

The Huntington City-Township Public Library is partnering with WFWA PBS 39 and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to sponsor this year's PBSKIDS GO! Writers Contest.
The contest, which runs through March 24, is open to children in kindergarten through grade three who write and illustrate their own story.

Entries will be judged on originality, creative expression, storytelling and integration of text and illustrations.

Paper Artisans to hold Scrapbooking Crop

The Paper Artisans will be holding their second annual Scrapbooking Crop on March 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

Throughout the day, there will be demonstrations on new techniques as well as how to use the Cricut and other tools. Those interested in sharing their techniques can contact Sharon McCoart, at 356-1833.

For a minimal fee for supplies, participants can also participate in make-it, take-it projects.

Dane Fife shares name with local third-grader

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In celebration of his ninth birthday, Dane Fife (left), a third-grader at Lancaster Elementary, got the chance to visit with his namesake, former Indiana University basketball player and current men's coach at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Dane Fife. The third-grader attended a home game, where his name and picture were announced on the big screen, and afterwards he and his family chatted with the Mastodons' coach.

HU announces winners of fifth annual high school art exhibit

Huntington University recently announced the winners of its fifth annual High School Art Exhibit, and Huntington North High School student Alexandria Taylor was named an honorable mention winner out of the 17-piece field with her mixed media piece, "At the Mouth of the Beast."

Adeline Jackson from Peru High School picked up Best of Show with her colored pencil drawing, "Color My World," and also took second place with her watercolor painting, "Sundae Afternoon." Kellen Beutler of Homestead High School picked up first with her dark room photograph, "Contemplation."

Huntington County Chapter of American Red Cross to hold banquet March 6

The Huntington County Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its ninth annual banquet on March 6 at the LaFontaine Country Club, starting at 6 p.m.

This year's theme is "Hometown Heroes." Area residents will be recognized for their actions "above and beyond the call of duty" over the past year.

Huntington Mayor Steve Updike will make a proclamation during the event.

The prime rib dinner will be served with the assistance of board members and staff. Following the meal, silent and live auctions will be held.

Playing for candy

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Sarah Landers watches as one of her "Plinko" chips makes its way to the bottom of the board on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Bethel Assembly Church of God. The church held its annual winter carnival, which featured many games and activities for area youth.