New machine offers quicker examination time

The new fluoroscopy system at Parkview Huntington Hospital reduces radiation exposure yet maintains image quality.
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Parkview Huntington Hospital has installed a new digital radiography and fluoroscopy system which reduces radiation exposure time for the patient.

The Precision 500D x-ray system, acquired from GE Healthcare, will enable physicians to diagnose conditions in the chest, spine, bone, digestive tract, uterus and bladder.

First Federal parent will pay 17-cent dividend

Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc., (NIDB) the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced that the corporation will pay a cash dividend of 17 cents per common share. The dividend will be payable on May 25, 2010 to shareholders of record on May 11, 2010.

Sixth Senior Expo set for May 20 at HU

Free food, gifts and entertainment are highlights of the Huntington County Council on Aging's sixth annual Huntington County Senior Expo, to be held Thursday, May 20, on the Huntington University campus.

Events will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the university's Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Center. Golf carts will be available for rides from the parking lot to the PERC.

Old-fashioned circus will raise its tent at Roanoke Park on May 12

Roanoke Park will be the site of a traditional old-style circus, featuring tigers, elephants, horses and clowns, on Wednesday, May 12.

The circus rolls into town at 7:30 a.m. Spectators are invited to come and watch the animals being unloaded and fed, and guides will be on hand to answer questions.

At 9 a.m., the elephants will offer a free performance of raising the big top.

Dinner, bake sale, raffle set at St. Mary’s

St. Mary Church Rosary Sodality is sponsoring a fish, chicken and tenderloin supper on Friday, May 7, from 4:30 to 7 30 p.m.

The event will also feature a bake sale and raffle.

Other menu items include cheesy scalloped potatoes or chips, coleslaw or applesauce, drinks and homemade desserts.

Carryout will be available in the gym or at a drive-through station on Warren Street.

There is a cost for each person with a discount for youth 12 years and under.


Teens on the Town will go bowling on May 15

Teens on the Town, a program from Pathfinder Community Supports will be continuing activities for teenagers in May.

On Saturday, May 15, Teens on the Town will be going to Crazy Pinz, in Fort Wayne to bowl from 9:15 a.m. until 1:15 p.m.

The program focuses on youth ages 13 to 22 who are currently attending special needs programs at the middle and high school level.

There is a cost, which includes two games of bowling and shoes. Teens are encouraged to bring extra money for arcade games or mini golf if there is additional time and should also bring a cold lunch.

Metro Kiwanis honors ‘Terrific Kids’

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Students recognized by the Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club as "Terrific Kids" are (front row from left) Caitlin Crawford, Brittany Sands, Victoria Huffman, Jade Aselt and Brooklyn Holzinger; and (back row from left) Alexondrya Black, Brandon Will, Devon Rooney, Allan Wilson, Michael Langston and Adam Hoch.

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Metro Kiwanis honors ‘Terrific Kids’

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Students recognized as "Terrific Kids" by the Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club are (front row from left) Sarah Clor, Maddie Davis, Isabella Edwards, Hannah Johnson and Kendra Arnold; and (back row from left) Abbigail Broxson, Andrew Kaylor, Eli Christman, Rylie Shipbaugh, Keagan Hovey, Matthew Strickler and Michael Paff.

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Metro Kiwanis honors 23 ‘Terrific Kids’

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis has recognized 23 fourth-graders from Andrews, Flint Springs, Horace Mann, Huntington Catholic, Lancaster, Lincoln, Northwest, Roanoke and Salamonie schools as "Terrific Kids."

The club's 20th annual "Terrific Kids" night was held April 26. "Terrific" is an acronym standing for thoughtful, enthusiastic, respectful, responsible, inclusive, friendly, inquisitive and capable.

Helping Hands Garden getting solid start

Huntington North High School student Kirby Jones hands off vegetable seeds to Salem Stanley (standing), as Jade Uhrich (kneeling) plants her seeds in the Helping Hands Garden adjacent to Viking Lane on Thursday, April 29.
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The produce is now growing at the Helping Hands Garden adjacent to Huntington North High School.

Third-graders from Flint Springs Elementary School planted starts and seeds in the garden on Thursday, April 29, with help from HNHS agriculture students and master gardeners from the local Purdue Extension office.

The garden is being planted on approximately 2.5 acres of land. HNHS students used their greenhouse to start tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and other produce and, with the help of local farmers, prepared the garden for planting.

Chamber holds lunch to honor administrative assistants

Sam Kaiser accepts his grand prize of a diamond necklace during the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Administrative Assistant’s Day on Tuesday, April 20. The event included a gourmet meal and door prizes.
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The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce celebrated Administrative Professionals Day with a gourmet lunch buffet at the Huntington University dining commons on Tuesday, April 20, as well as door prizes.

The grand prize winner of the diamond necklace - sponsored by Matheny, Hahn, Denman & Nix; Edward Jones, Nicole Johnson; BSB Investments and McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home - was Sam Kaiser.

Following are the names of the door prize winners and the gift's sponsor:

HNHS to present ‘Footloose’ May 6-8

Alex Rader (standing, left) and Chris Royer (standing, right) play Ren and Willard in the HNHS production of “Footloose,” which opens Thursday and runs through Saturday. Behind them are Mary Sanchez (left) and Travis Koontz.
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Huntington North High School will present "Footloose" on May 6, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the school's auditorium.

The play begins in Chicago, where a group of young people have met at their favorite dance club to unwind and say goodbye to Ren McCormack (Alex Rader). Ren's father has walked out on the family, so he and his mother must move in with his aunt's family in the small town of Bomont.

Extension office sets 4-H events for week

Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office announces the schedule of events for this week:

Monday, May 3
6 p.m. - Pets-N-Vets. Huntington Veterinary Hospital.

6 p.m. - Canine Capers. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

7 p.m. - PQA workshop. Community Building, Hier's Park.

Tuesday, May 4
5 p.m. - Waggin' Tails. Home of the Smarts.

5 p.m. - Bowling. Rainbow Lanes.

7 p.m. - PQA workshop. Community Building, Hier's Park.

Wednesday, May 5 6 p.m. - Golden Eagles. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

Riverview is third in math contest

A team from Riverview Middle School placed third in the Huntington University Middle School Mathematics Competition, which was held April 21 on the HU campus.

Northridge Middle School, of Middlebury, won the competition. Edgewood Middle School, of Warsaw, took second place.

The top three individual winners were Corbin Bullock from Northridge, first; Grant Carlson from Edgewood, second; and Audrey Grewe from Northridge, third.
Eighteen schools competed.

HU awards two Horizon Leader Scholarships

Two Fort Wayne students have been accepted into the Horizon Leadership Program at Huntington University.

Karina Palma, of South Side High School, and Isaiah Stephenson, of North Side High School, each received a Horizon Leader Scholarship covering fees associated with tuition and housing costs for up to 10 semesters through a combination of federal, state and institutional aid.