Riverview Middle School names its honor roll students

Riverview Middle School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

Extension office to offer class on diabetes

The Purdue University Huntington County Extension Office will offer a "Dining with Diabetes" class on Thursday, Dec. 3, and Thursday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex meeting room.

This class is open to those with diabetes, their family members and caretakers, and anyone who would like to learn more about healthy cooking.

There is a fee, and pre-registration is required. Some scholarships may be available for those over age 60. The registration deadline is Nov. 30.

Lions to host free vision screenings

The Lions Clubs of Huntington County, which includes the clubs in Andrews, Bippus, Huntington and Roanoke, are partnering with Kids Kampus childcare center of Huntington for "Operation Kid Sight."

On Wednesday, Nov. 18 and Thursday, Nov. 19, members of the Lions Club will be at Kids Kampus, 435 Campus St., from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m. so children ages 18 months through age five can receive free eye screenings.

Local Keystone Club receives pair of honors at recent area conference

The Keystone Club of Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County recently attended a conference where it was presented with two awards.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The "No Limit" Keystone Club of the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County re-ceived two awards at the Midwest Regional Keystone Conference.

The group was awarded the 2009 Midwest Regional Keystone Award for Free Enterprise. This award was given for the Snack Shack, which the Keystone Group developed at the Boys and Girls Club.

Keystone members work, plan, take inventory and manage the Snack Shack business, which allows them to generate revenue to attend conferences and community service projects.

Business of the month for November

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce announced The New Huntington Theatre as the Business of the Month on Thursday, Nov. 5. On hand for the announcement were Chamber ambassadors (from left) Diane Shaw, Sue Wilhelm, Paula Whiting; theater owners Joel Froomkin and Rich Najuch; and Tera Garretson and Sue Rumple, Chamber ambassadors.

Huntington Catholic School names honor roll students

Huntington Catholic School has recognized students named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2009-10 school year.

They are:
All A's
Grade Four

Katherine Jamison, Rileigh Johnson, Melanie Lisinicchia, Nolan McCullough and Rees Zay.

Grade Five
Alexandra Short and Alyssa Woolard.

Grade Seven
Alexandra Kreider.

Grade Eight
Conner Kreider and Nathan Pike.

Set holiday trash pick-up

The Huntington Street Department will be closed on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Wednesday's trash route will be collected on Thursday, Nov. 12, along with Thursday's regular trash route.

It is asked that all items be ready for pickup by 7 a.m. on Nov. 12.


Dillon encourages Hoosiers to send mail to U.S. troops

State Sen. Gary Dillon (R-Columbia City) is encouraging residents to join Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman's holiday season mail campaign for troops called "Hoosier Cheer for Our Heroes."

"When you make your card list this year, please remember Indiana servicemen and women who will be spending the holidays away from their homes and families," Dillon said.

NNORC tours home whose renovation it had supported

The first floor of 802 First St. has seen some improvements, including refinished hardwood floors. The home is within the NNORC redevelopment map and the organization supports the improvement of homes owned by seniors in Huntington.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The NNORC (Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Community) group recently toured one of the homes in Huntington that it has supported to be renovated.

The group's mission is to support the renovation and upkeep of homes owned by Seniors older than 60 within the community, allowing the seniors to live in their homes, feel safer and maintain their lifestyles.

On Wednesday, Nov. 4, members of the group toured 802 First St. The home was built in 1920.

Street paving in northeast section of Huntington to begin on Nov. 16

Street paving in the northeast section of Huntington will begin on Monday, Nov. 16.

David Schoeff, the city's director of engineering, says streets that are scheduled to be paved are Division, Guilford, Madison, Canfield, Arthur, Freedom, Fruit and Wesley.

"Our goal is to get Division, Guilford and Madison completed before weather gets to a point that we cannot pave any more this year," Schoeff says. "If the weather cooperates, we are planning on completing all of them."

Literacy coalition gives honors

Hallie Selig (left), of the Huntington County Literacy Coalition, presents Ed Robbins with an appreciation award for 10 years of service to the organization. The award was presented on Nov. 2 during the Coalition’s annual Tutor Appreciation Banquet.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington County Literacy Coalition held its Annual Tutor Appreciation Banquet on Nov. 2 at The New Huntington Theater.

During the banquet, appreciation awards were handed out to Ed Robbins, for 10 years of service; Hosana Burgess, five years; Jean Oberholtzer, 20 years and Jill Rutz, five years.

New officers were also elected and they are new board members Deanna Scott and Sue Rumple, Karen Street, Patti Souers, president; Mary Lou Snyder, secretary and Joan Drayer, treasurer.


When losing is good

Photo provided.

Members of the Weight Watchers group of Huntington, which meets every Monday evening at Central Christian Church, participated in the Lose for Good campaign Aug. 30 to Oct. 17. The members lost a total of 496 pounds during that time and donated canned food to the churches in the Huntington area.

VNC to host 'A Different Kind of Christmas' on Saturday, Nov. 14

Victory Noll Center in Huntington presents "A Different Kind of Christmas" on Nov. 14 at the center.

Local businesses and their products will be showcased for sale from 9 a.m. to noon, pro-viding an opportunity for a new look at gift-giving and the awareness that a difference can be made locally and globally by how people shop, sponsors say.

Global awareness will be provided by One World Shop and Friends of the Third World, which will offer items from countries around the world.

The center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive.

The event is open to the public.

Huntington University, Downtown Business Group offering Digital Photo Scavenger Hunt

Huntington University and the Downtown Business Group are partnering to offer a Digital Photo Scavenger Hunt, on Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The scavenger hunt is part of the university's Parent Weekend.

"The group was approached by the university to offer an activity that would provide an opportunity for students, freshmen mostly, and their families more exposure to the local businesses and what they have to offer," states Rich Najuch, co-owner of the New Huntington Theater.
"After playing with a few ideas, we decided that this would be a really good one."

Relocating machine shop breaks ground in Huntington

Fogwell Manufacturing Company officials and Huntington officials turn dirt at a groundbreaking ceremony for the company on Thursday, Nov. 5.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A Fort Wayne machine shop which plans to complete its move to Huntington by early next year was welcomed to town at a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 5.

"We're honored that you've chosen Huntington," Mayor Steve Updike told representatives of Fogwell Manufacturing Company.

Fogwell Manufacturing, a CNC (computer numerical controlled) machine company, is moving to the Riverforks Industrial Park. An addition to the existing building at 1700 E. Riverforks Dr. is now under construction.