Stop-N-Shop’s special cookies raise funds for childhood cancer research

Deb Haney, Cindy Miller and Tiffany Haney (from left) will be baking cookies at the Stop-N-Shop to raise money to fight childhood cancer.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Stop-N-Shop, 3030 W. Park Dr., is baking sweet treats to help fight childhood cancer.

Cindy Miller, who manages both the store and the kitchen, says the store's bakery will offer a different variety of cookie each week to raise money for the Cookies for Kids' Cancer organization. The cookies will be sold at a premium price, with the extra money going straight to the organization.

Women build for Habitat

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A mostly female crew spent Saturday, May 8, working on a Habitat for Humanity House under construction at 931 Iowa St., Huntington. Dianne Shaw (left) and Dorothy Diehl fasten a stud to a dividing wall.

Waiting for the start

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Charles "Tink" Bosell, of Andrews, sits on his motorcyle as he awaits the start of the Commissioners' Ride on Saturday afternoon, May 8. About three dozen riders, led by Huntingotn Couty Comissioners' President Tom Wall, trekked thorugh Huntngotn County after leaving the courthouse.

Blessing of the bikes

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Rev. John Pfister (right), pastor of St. Mary Catholoic Church, sprinkles holy water on the motorcyles of (from front)Tommy Wall, Tom Wall and Don Wall during the "Blessing of the Bikes" on Saturday, May 8, in the church parking lot. The blessing has become an annual tradition to begin the motorcyle riding season.

Treasurer's office to be open Saturday to accept property tax payments

The Huntington County treasurer's office will be open Saturday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to noon to accept property tax payments.

The first installment of 2010 taxes is due Monday, May 10. Taxpayers can pay at the local banks, by mail, or in the treasurer's office. Mailed payments must be postmarked no later than May 10.

Those paying by credit card must call 800-809-5849 or go online to A fee will be charged for using a credit or debit card. No credit or debit cards can be used in the treasurer's office.

Free medical testing at Senior Expo

Free medical testing will be available during the Huntington County Senior Expo on May 20.
Parkview Huntington Hospital, Huntington Redi-Med and Miller's Merry Manor will offer free non-invasive medical testing at their booths.

Boater ed course at Roush

J. Edward Roush Lake will host a boater education course on Saturday, May 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The course will be held at the DNR office building at Roush Lake and will be instructed by Indiana State Conservation Officers.

Anyone who will be 15 years old this summer must take an approved boating course before operating a motorboat.
Attendees should bring their own lunch.
There is no cost for the course and all materials will be provided.

Pre-registration is requested, especially for individuals who may require special accommodations.

HCCSC gets grant for math program

Crestview Middle School eighth grade math teacher Matt Groves displays the ALEKS pie chart that shows a student’s mastery of math topics.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

The Huntington County Community School Corporation has been awarded a state grant to pilot a middle school math program.

It is one of 18 Classroom Innovation in Mathematics 2010-2011 grants awarded by the Indiana Department of Education.

HCCSC Superintendent Tracey Shafer calls the response one of the quickest he's ever seen; it took two weeks from the time the application was sent in to get a response.

Woods earns scholarship to attend Columbus College of Art & Design

Huntington North High School senior Ryan Woods has been awarded a faculty scholarship to attend the Columbus College of Art & Design.

The merit scholarship was awarded as a result of an art portfolio competition held at the college.

The competition was judged by faculty members.

Woods plans to major in animation.

He is the son of James and Linda Woods, of Roanoke.


County students lay claim to state history title

The state champion Hoosier History Bowl team from Huntington County  shows off its hardware after winning a state history title recently.
Photo provided.

A team of Huntington County middle school students can lay claim to a state history title after bringing home the divisional trophy Saturday, April 24, from the Hoosier History Bowl.

The team, organized through the Riverview Middle School History Club, includes students from Crestview Middle School as well as Riverview. While Crestview doesn't have a history club, Riverview advisor Les Hoffman says, Crestview students are welcome to participate in the Riverview activities. The club also has an advisor from Crestview, Sharon Solloway.

‘Look Good ... Feel Better’ seminar Monday at PHH

The American Cancer Society's Northeast Indiana office will host a "Look Good ... Feel Better" session, on Monday, May 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

The session, designed for women currently undergoing cancer treatment, will be held in lower level classroom 3.
It is a free community-based service that teaches female cancer patients beauty techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

Kids Kampus golf outing tees off on May 26

First Federal Savings Bank of Huntington will sponsor a hole-in-one contest during the Kids Kampus Golf Outing to be held May 26 at LaFontaine Golf Club.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus Child Care Center in Huntington will hold its 19th annual Golf Outing on May 26.

The fundraising event, sponsored by David Culp and Company, will take place at LaFontaine Golf Club, 6129 N. Goshen Rd.

Registration and a lunch sponsored by SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church begins at 11:30 a.m., with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start.

Three Huntington North High School seniors are honored by arts council

Peter Wehr (seated, left); Audra Rittenhouse (seated, right) and Chelsea Heiney (not pictured) are the LaFontaine Arts Council’s artists of the month from Huntington North High School.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Chelsea Heiney, Peter Wehr and Audra Rittenhouse have been named artists of the month by the LaFontaine Arts Council.

All three are seniors at Huntington North High School.

Heiney is the daughter of Marci and Greg Heiney, of rural Huntington. She was nominated by art teachers Teri Fuller-O'Brien and Joe Haft for her achievements in the area of jewelry and ceramics. She is a member of National Honor Society and Class Council, serves as activities coordinator for the Psychology Club and was selected to attend Hoosier Girls State.

Huntington North High School choir in state finals

The Huntington North High School Varsity Concert Choir has advanced to the state finals of the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA).

The state competition will be held Saturday, May 8, at Pike High School in Indianapolis.

The Varsity Concert Choir, made up of the school's Concert Choir and Varsity Singers, was invited to participate in the state finals after earning top scores in the ISSMA regional competition held on May 1 at Penn High School in Mishawaka.

Tourism grants awarded to three local events

The Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau's Tourism Promotion Fund Grant Committee has awarded tourism grants to three Huntington County not-for-profit community organizations.

The Huntington Jaycees Renaissance Faire will receive a $1,000 grant for the event on May 27-31.

A $1,000 grant has also been awarded to the Huntington Heritage Days planning committee for its event, which will be held June 16-20.

The Piecemakers Quilt Club was awarded a grant for $152.50 for the Heritage Quilt Show, June 19-20.