Remembering those who died

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Bill Glover (right), past commander of Raonoke American Legion Post 160, pays tribute to Huntington County veterans who died in 2008 during a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 25, at the First Church of hte Nazene. A list of the deceased veterans' names burns in a helmet inf front of Glover as a symbol of the veterans' new place in the "Post Everlasting." Huntingotn County Veterans Service Officer Bruce Stanton watches.

Back in the day ...

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This scene from downtown Huntington history features a vehicle of the day parked in front of the Edelweiss Pool Room and Petrie Bakery, which were located at 542 and 546 N. Jefferson St. The history of downtown Huntington is the focus of Huntington Alert's first Historical Walking Tour, to be held Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30. Participants can pick up guides and quizzes at any of the participating businesses and try to answer the history-related questions on the quiz. The top prize is a pair of tickets to a show at the New Huntington Theater.

Roanoke llibrary offers summer reading program

The summer reading program at the Roanoke Public Library will begin June 16 and continue through July 21.

Sessions will be held at the library each Tuesday, at 10 a.m. for children ages 6 and younger and at 2 p.m. for children completing first grade and above.

Each program will include story time, crafts, songs, finger plays and a reading contest. Prizes include Tin Caps baseball tickets, Indiana Beach tickets, Applebee's coupons, movie tickets and more. A special prize will be given to the top reader.


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Indiana State Police Trooper Trent Kiefer (left) congratulates Emily Horne, a fifth-grader at Flint Springs Elementary School, during a graduation ceremony held Wednesday, May 20, for students who completed the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program. Several students read essays they had written about their experiences in the program, and the students and their parents were treated to cake and ice cream after the graduation ceremony.

Local Red Cross chapter offers two more classes

The American Red Cross of Huntington County will offer two additional community classes in adult CPR with AED June 1-7 in recognition of National CPR/AED Week.

The classes are open to all Huntington County residents 16 years and older who have never been certified in CPR/AED. Each class is limited to 10 students.

A class will be offered Monday, June 1, from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., with a second class set for Wednesday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

For more information, contact the local Red Cross office at 356-2910 or redcross@hunting


Boys & Girls Cloub to offer early education, activities

Beginning on June 1, the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County will open its doors in the mornings to offer club members educational classes and activities for two hours.

Mandy Reber, the club's executive director, says four different classes focusing on science, reading math and cooking will be covered during this time.

Local SWCD office to host Wetland Workshop

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will be host a Wetland Workshop on June 16 at 6 p.m.

The workshop is titled "Wetlands - A Key Link in Watershed Management" and covers all aspects of wetlands. The district, through Clean Water Indiana grants, will offer cost assistance for installing or restoring a wetland. Funds are limited.

Blood drive to be June 8 at Markle church

Throughout the month of June, the American Red Cross will participate in the statewide Fallen Officer Blood Drive campaign, the third year of the campaign.

A blood drive will be held on June 8 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Markle Church of Christ. The church is located at 455 E. Morse St.

Donors must be at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good general health. All donors will need to provide proof of identification.

In Indiana, individuals who are 16 years old may be eligible to give blood with a written parental content.


HU partnership with Questa Foundaton will help students

Huntington University has entered into a partnership with the Questa Foundation for Education that will forgive a portion of the educational loans received by some Huntington University students.

The Huntington University Questa Scholars Payback Program was announced Wednesday, May 20, at a reception for business, civic and educational leaders at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne.

Local Psi Iota Xi chapter awards 10 scholarships

Phi chapter of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Huntington, has awarded 10 scholarships, totaling $5,500, for the 2009-2010 school year.

Students receiving memorial scholarships are:

• Megan Dyson, receiving the $1,000 Anne Pfister Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded each year to a woman majoring in business. It is given in memory of Anne Pfister's role in the Huntington business community.

Dyson will be a sophomore this fall at Purdue University, where she is majoring in business management and agricultural economics.

Dean is speaker for HNHS baccalaureate

David Dean, shown with a young girl he met during one of his mission trips to the Dominican Republic, will be the speaker for the Huntington North High School baccalaureate service on May 31.
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Homegrown comedian and speaker David Dean will address Huntington North High School's Class of 2009 during a baccalaureate service on May 31.

The inspirational service will begin at 7 p.m. in the HNHS auditorium. Student attendance is voluntary.

The Associated Churches of Huntington County will present Bibles to all graduating seniors.

Dean cut his comedic teeth at the Second City School of Improv in Chicago. His lightning speed wit and ability to communicate scripture have made him a sought-after speaker at various events around the country.

Gift gives remergency responders instant access to weather info

Huntington Fire Chief Matt Armstrong (left) and Chief Dispatcher Paul Adams (right) accept a check from CF Industries Superintendent Brad Gordan that will be used to purchase a weather station for use by Huntington emergency personnel.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington firefighters and other emergency personnel will soon have instant access to current wind speeds and other weather information, thanks to a donation from Huntington's CF Industries.

The donation will be used to purchase a weather station that will be mounted on a communications tower at the City Building, Huntington Fire Chief Matt Armstrong says.

"If we have a gas leak or some other kind of a leak, or a fire, it's important to know how hard the wind is blowing," Armstrong says. "This will give us the temperature, the wind speed and the direction."

At the head of the class

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Top 25 students in the Huntington North High School Class of 2009 were honored by the Huntington Kiwanis Club at a luncheon Thursday, May 21, at Huntington University's Habecker Dining Commons. The Top 25 are (front row from left) Tayah Kline, Samantha Drayer, Whitney Neuenschwander, Leah Street, Haley Strass, Sarah Henderson, Kaitlyn Batt, Rachel Clor, Ashley Robbins and Emilie Jamison; and (back row from left) Megan Burnworth, Bethany Mason, Karissa Miller, Tyler Stoffel, Joshua Riggle, Ethan J.

Just checking

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Katherine Hiple (left), of Huntington, has her bone density measured by Gerlynn Vonderhaar, of Parkview Hospital, during the fifth annual Senior Expo on Thursday, May 21, at the Huntington Unversity Medrillat Center for Physical Education and Recreation Center.

Checking out the Expo booths

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Steve Bumgardner (left), of Fred Toenges Shoes and Pedorthics, Fort Wayne, discusses some of the company's products with Sandy (center) and Mike Gosnell, of Huntington, during the Senior Expo on Thursdy, May 21.