Horace Mann names honor roll students

Horace Mann Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the third nine-weeks of the 2009-2010 school year.

All As
Fifth Grade

Cody Barton, Jessica Bartrom and Bethany Brunner.

Fourth Grade
Tremar Clore, Adrianna Collins, Jacob Fowler, Cory Little, Aspen Robinson, Gage Sandlin, Joseph Schnepp, James Spann, Karise Teusch, Randi Thompson, Gabriel Tucker, Alyssa Voght and Jackson Wright.

Third Grade
Cheyenne Karst, Ecatarina Meekin, Olivia Rosen and Cassidy Sandlin.

Dutch oven cooks to tour UWIS grounds May 1-2

Join the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services' "Cast-Iron Butterflies" as three Dutch oven cooks tour Upper Wabash Reservoirs during the Welcome Back Weekend, May 1 and 2.

The cooks will offer a sampling of healthy foods and family fun with a scavenger hunt to get active.

The Cast-Iron Butterflies will begin their tour May 1 at Huntington's J. Edward Roush Reservoir, Kil-so-quah SRA campground interpretive shelter at 9 a.m., with a healthy Dutch oven "Turkey Sausage Monkey Bread" breakfast demonstration.

Roanoke-Jackson Twp. Alumni Banquet set for May 22 at school

The Roanoke-Jackson Township Alumni Banquet will be held on May 22 at the Roanoke School gym.
The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with the catered meal served at 6:30 p.m. Joe Thomas will provided the entertainment.

The RHS graduating classes of 1960, 1950, 1940 and 1930 will receive special recognition.

Reservations can be made at the Bippus State Bank branch or the National City Bank (PNC) branch in Roanoke.

Reservations are required and no tickets will be available at the door. Deadline for reservations is May 12.

Poppy Days

Photo provided.

Huntington Mayor Steve Updike (second from left) signs a proclamation on Monday, April 19, to officially kick off the Veterans of Foreign Wars Buddy Poppy program. With him are (from left) Lois Hall, president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary; Dale Howell, commander of VFW Post 2689; and Leslie Ackermann, quartermaster of VFW Post 2689. Auxiliary members will give out Buddy Poppies in return for donations on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Owen's North and South, Walmart, Kmart, Walgreens and Dollar Tree. Post members will collect donations at a roadblock on May 1 from 9 a.m.

Quilted attraction

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Kate Schwartz (left) and Joyce Denton (right) admire one of the quilts at the Forks of the Wabash Quilt Show at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park on Saturday, April 17. The show was a fundraiser for the park.

HU departments set SPARK workshop for April 30 at fieldhouse

The Huntington University Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Management has rescheduled its SPARK workshop.

The event will now take place April 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Merillat Complex gymnasium on the Huntington University campus.

The event was originally scheduled for March 5. The workshop will be presented in collaboration with the Indiana School Health Network.

River cleanup is Saturday

The Markle Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor "De-Trash the Wabash" event on Saturday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to noon to clean debris from the waterway running through Markle.

Organizers hope for 20 to 30 volunteers, but anyone under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
A light lunch will be provided, as well as T-shirts to identify volunteers.

Those attending are asked to meet at the corner of Wilt and Miller Streets by the river. Signs will be posted throughout Markle for direction.

Salamonie to perform ‘Annie Jr.’ on Friday

Salamonie School's seventh and eighth grade choirs will present the musical "Annie Jr." on Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m., in the Salamonie gym.

There is a cast of 46 students with leads by Lina Willard (Annie), Mariah Thornsbury (Miss Hannigan), J.T. Goulding (Warbucks) and Alissa Weight (Grace).

There is a cost for tickets, which are available at the door.


Victory Noll Center is site of breakfast

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will host a networking breakfast showcase on May 5 from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at Victory Noll Center.

John Mignone, of Mignone Communications Inc., will emcee the event. Attendees are asked to bring at least nine business cards to share.

Reservations are required by April 28.

For more information, contact the chamber at 356-5300.
Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive.


Huntington Idol tryouts will be held on June 12

Ten-year-old Leann Ringenberg plans to put on her Hula Hoop act to try out for Huntington Idol, a fundraiser for the Huntington House homeless shelter.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington County residents who have a special talent to share are invited to try out for Huntington Idol, a fundraiser for the Huntington House homeless shelter.

Tryouts will be held Friday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Huntington Baptist Church, 2435 Waterworks Rd.

The performance will be staged July 16 at 7 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, with a rehearsal at the church on July 16 at 5 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will help support the needs of Huntington House residents and maintain the shelter, located at William and LaFontaine streets.

McNew to discuss wildflowers at senior lunch

The next Senior Lunch at Salamonie Interpretive Center is May 3.

Marvin McNew will present his annual program "Wildflowers at their Best," which features a PowerPoint slideshow. The group will also take a short walk on the Turkey Cove Trail to look for wildflowers.

The program starts with a meal at 12:30 p.m., and the meat dish will be provided by the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. Seniors should bring a dish to pass, their own table service and a small donation to defray the cost of the meat dish.

Birders will gather Saturday at Lost Bridge West

Upper Wabash Interpretive Services will host its annual Bird Extravaganza on Saturday, April 24, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will be held at Salamonie Reservoir's Lost Bridge West.

Activities include a walk through the woods with renowned Indiana bird watcher Jim Haw.

The group will meet at the Interpretive Center at 8 a.m. and bird watchers should bring their own binoculars.

Walking for a cause

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Darren and Kym Crandell stride around the track during the "Great Strides 5K Walk" on Saturday, April 17, at Crestview Middle School. The event was held for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

DMA majors to showcase senior projects at HU

Eighteen students will showcase their work during the Huntington University Graduating Digital Media Arts Majors Exhibit, which runs April 28 through May 12, 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 May 1 and the show is a culmination of the students' work over the past four years.

The exhibit will include works from the following seniors:

• Josh Addessi, from Canton, OH, a digital media arts major with a focus in animation.

Announce upcoming 4-H events

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

Thursday, April 22
5 p.m. - Waggin' Tails. Community Building, Hier's Park.

6 p.m. - 4-H club officer training. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

7 p.m. - We Win Club. Home of the Laymons.

Friday, April 23
5 p.m. - Bowling. Rainbow Lanes.

Saturday, April 24
12 p.m. - Dog association. Community Building, Hier's Park.

12 p.m. - Shotgun Club (beginner). Hillside Shooting Sports.