Pathfinder taking funding requests

The Pathfinder Foundation is now accepting funding requests for 2010.

Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

One goal of the Pathfinder Foundation is to reach out to help other not-for-profit agencies or others with mental and physical disabilities not served by Pathfinder Services Inc. in Huntington, Allen, Wabash, Marshall, and Starke Counties.

HNHS graduation rate up for 2009

Huntington North administration poses during lunch at the high school in December as they served students ice cream for their improved graduation rate. The Indiana Department of Education publicly announced the 2009 graduation rate today, Friday, Jan. 8.
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The Indiana Department of Education released the 2009 graduation rates for high schools in the state on Friday morning, Jan. 8, and Huntington North High School has something to be happy about.

The class of 2009 had 89.1 percent of its students graduate - 399 out of 448 - which is just four students shy of making the 90 percent mark.

One of Huntington County Community School Corporation's goals is to have a 95 percent graduation rate by 2012.

Parkview Huntington hails first baby of 2010

Parkview Huntington Hospital’s first newborn of 2010, Kristine Bailey McMahon, was born on Jan. 2, to Latosha-Renee Nicole McMahon (left), and Joshua Charles Kelly, both of Roann.
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The first newborn of the new year at Parkview Huntington Hospital, Kristine Bailey McMahon, was born Jan. 2, 2010, at 6:36 p.m. to Latosha-Renee Nicole McMahon and Joshua Charles Kelly, both of Roann.

McMahon named her daughter Kristine Bailey in memory of a late friend.

The baby, who was delivered by Dr. Eric Reichenback, weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 18 inches at birth.

Eagle watching field trip Feb. 20 set up by local DNR specialists

Join an eagle watching field trip on Feb. 20 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Those attending should meet at the Salamonie Interpretive Center is the Lost Bridge West Recreation Area.
Pre-registration is requested.

The session begins with a talk about bald eagles at the interpretive center and continues with a trip to some well-known eagle spots. The trip will end up at a nearby roost site to watch the bald eagles fly in for the night.

The trip will be more than 30 miles, so participants are asked to make sure they have enough fuel, as well as snacks and drinks.

Huntington YMCA registering for co-ed volleyball

The Parkview Huntington YMCA is holding registration for its co-ed volleyball league now through Jan. 12.

League play begins Thursday, Jan. 14, and runs until Friday, March 19. A single-elimination tournament will be held on Thursday and Friday, March 25-26.

All games will be held on Thursday or Friday evenings between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Matches will be the best of three with rally scoring to 25.

Russell graduates from Army basic at Fort Sill

Army Private Chad D. Russell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, OK.

During the nine weeks of training, Russell studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

Russell is a 2004 graduate of Bluffton High School.

Smith graduates from basic training for Army

Army Private Brian T. Smith recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Ben-ning, Columbus, GA.

During the nine weeks of training, Smith received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Boys and Girls Club to hold art show Friday, Jan. 8

The Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County will be holding its 2010 art show on Friday, Jan. 8, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The show will be held in the 509 Community Building, 509 E. State St.

Light refreshments will be served during the event at Four Cups Coffee Shop, in the building.


Smart graduates from infantry training at Fort Benning

Army Private Jonathan R. Smart recently graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, in Columbus, GA.

The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.

TEA party date set

The Huntington TEA Party will hold its next meeting on Jan. 15 at Life Church, 950 E. State St. in Huntington. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Speakers include Emery McClendon, a statewide TEA Party speaker; Rob Spahr, an author from Peru; Andy Zay, a local business owner who will speak on precinct commit-teemen; and Dr. Tom Ringenberg, a local physician who will speak on the health care reform.

Local Bendix plant hits milestone

Workers at the Huntington Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC plant recently celebrated the rollout of the 1,000th Autocar cab off the assembly line.
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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, a North American leader in the development and manufacturer of leading-edge active safety and braking system technologies, recently celebrated a major milestone at its Huntington facility.

Local Walgreens now has H1N1 vaccines for public

Walgreens stores in ten counties, including Huntington County, are now offering the H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine to anyone in the general public age nine and older.
Priority group vaccination restrictions were recently lifted by the Indiana Department of Health.

The vaccinations are available on a walk-in basis and by appointment. Pharmacy hours are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. A shorter wait time is likely between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., when two pharmacists are on duty.

EXCEL to hold open house on Jan. 6

Huntington University's EXCEL Adult Degree Programs will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. in room 125 of the university's Science Hall.

This free event is open to anyone interested in the possibility of pursuing an associate or bachelor's degree through the EXCEL program. Carrie Hoffman, admissions consultant, will be on hand to answer questions.

2010 Area XI beef meeting to be held on Jan. 6

Producers can get a head start for calving season by listening to advice from an area expert.

The 2010 Area XI beef meeting, hosted by the Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA) and Purdue University Exten-sion, will take place on Jan. 6. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Columbia City at the Eagle's Nest on 125 S. Glen Trail.

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum to host farm show Jan. 12-14

The 2010 Fort Wayne Farm Show will provide farmers and producers with an update on agriculture issues and the newest equipment and technology available to them.

The show will be held Jan. 12-14 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

The farm show features both a trade show and educational sessions presented by Purdue Extension and the Northeastern Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts. Session topics include grain and livestock marketing, climate, wind farming, future challenges for agriculture, niche markets and pond management.