Andrews trash fees will include town surcharge

The increase in garbage collection rates reported in The TAB's Jan. 14 edition do not include the 50-cent surcharge added by the town of Andrews.

The extra fee covers miscellaneous costs related to garbage collection that are not covered by the town's contract with Marion Services, including postage and dumpsters for the town's annual Spring Clean-Up.

The current base rate is $6.50, and is currently the only part of resident's garbage collection bills that will rise, as reported in the article.

Northwest students are honored for attendance

Northwest Elementary School has announced its perfect attendance for the second grading period of 2009-2010.

Those students having perfect attendance are:

Andrew Benson, Rachael Berggren, Brendan Berry, Madelyn Berry, Kenneth Black, Jaclyn Boyd, Kristin Bradberry, Haley Burnau, Ashley Campbell, Mackenzi Cannici, Bryce Cotton, Megan Deck, Peyton Dorsett, Claire Driscoll and Reid Eckert.

Huntington County schools closed on Jan. 21

The Huntington County Community Schools have canceled classes on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Humane Society gathers Jan. 27 for annual dinner

The Huntington County Humane Society will hold its annual dinner on Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. in Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

This year's theme is "stories." The dinner will be served by Country Post and patrons will have their choice of either Swiss steak or seasoned grilled chicken.

The evening will also include a silent auction, entertainment, an awards ceremony and information on the Humane Society and its efforts.

WMEE morning show hosts Zach Skyler and Shelly K. will be the masters of ceremony for the evening.

Extension annual meeting is Feb. 1

The Huntington County Extension annual meeting will be held on Feb. 1, at Heritage Hall, at Hier's Park.

Reservations are needed for an optional light meal, which will be served at 6:30 p.m.

The business meeting will start at 7 p.m. and will include election of new board members, recognition of retiring Extension board members and Extension staff reports.

Fred Whitford, co-coordinator of the Purdue pesticide program, will be the special speaker for the evening.

Whitford's topic will be "We Serve Because We Care."

Psi Iota Xi offers scholarships to college students

Phi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi Sorority is now accepting applications for several scholarships, which will be issued during the 2010-11 school year.

Scholarships include:

The Marjorie Bayless Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a student majoring in the field of speech and hearing.

The Anne Pfister Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a female student majoring in business.

The Mildred Briggs Memorial Scholarship, awarded to a female student majoring in education.

Parks department sets dates for upcoming dances

The Huntington Parks and Recreation Department announces the dates for the 2010 Daddy-Daughter and Mother-Son dances.

The Daddy-Daughter "Enchanted Garden" dance will be held at Heritage Hall on Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for pictures. The evening will include light refreshments, dancing and a small gift for each girl in attendance.

The attire is dressy and escorts may be fathers or any other significant male figure.

The Mother-Son "Lego Mania" event will take place on March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Heritage Hall.

Lions clubs will award two scholarships

The Huntington County Lions clubs in Andrews, Bippus, Huntington and Roanoke are offering two $500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors.

Applicants must be residents of Huntington County, have a cumulative grade average of "C" or better and be accepted in a certified post high school educational program of two years or more.

He or she must be a recent graduate of an accredited high school, who has not started a post high school educational program and the recipient is expected to complete the academic year in which the scholarship is received.

Roanoke Friends of Library to hold free anniversary presentation Feb. 27

In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Roanoke Public Library, the Friends of the Roanoke Public Library will host a free presentation by the inventor of eBooks and founder of Project Gutenberg, Michael S. Hart, on Feb. 27 at 3 p.m., at the Roanoke Brethren Church.

After the presentation, birthday cake and light refreshments will be served.

Hart will discuss the future of eBooks. Through Project Gutenberg and partner groups, there are now more than 100,000 titles in a variety of languages available for download at

HNHS actors bring 'Scandal' to stage

Huntington North High School students rehearse on Friday, Jan. 15, for the school’s performance of “Scandal at Hampton Estate” on Jan. 28-29. Performing are (from left) Zachary Moody, Samantha Garcia and Lindsey Berggren.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Huntington North High School Theater Company will perform "Scandal at Hampton Estate" on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 28-29, at 7:30 p.m. each night.

The play tells the story of Ivana Hampton, who invites the local aristocracy to her estate for a lavish party. But after several uninvited guests arrive and a murder and robbery take place, Ivana and her guests find themselves wrapped up at the most scandalous party in the city's history.

Flint Springs students earn honors for second quarter achievements

Flint Springs Elementary School has named its honor rolls for the second quarter of the school year.

Students honored are:

Grade Three
All A's - Diaa Almalahi, Daniel Arellana, Chloe Clark, Olivia Cook, Zachary Daugherty, Jessica Ditton, Brette Fawcett, Brendan Hoover, Cameron Jagger, Janell Johnston, Nathan Lister, Lisa Nalliah, Melissa Pharoh, Carissa Schuhler, RaeAnne Smith, Hailey Stepler and Nick Wells.

Andrews announces honor roll for second quarter of year

Andrews has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of this school year.

All A's

Fifth Grade
Amber Adamonis, Alexis Bowers, Kelsey Coles, William Hall, Sarah Hunnicutt, Emma Mathews, Lucas Newsome, Emily Pence, Kirsten Reed, Andrew Schenkel, Logan Sizemore, Orion Smith and David Zielinski.

Fourth Grade
Amber Arbuckle, Harley Donally, Aaron Hendryx, Bailey Hughes, Logan Moreland, Emily Paulette, Cade Reust, Anna Schroeder, Ethan Shafer, Jacob Smyth, Alexa Wallenburg, Taylor Waters and Trentin Worsham.

Andrews names perfect attendance students for quarter

Andrews Elementary has announced its perfect attendance for the second quarter of the current school year.

Fifth Grade
Amber Adamonis, Emma Davidson and Kaytlin Falcone.

Fourth Grade
Levi Bell, Natasha Herring, Amy Karst, Ali Keplinger, Jarod Lewis, Taylor Waters and JJ Whicker.

Third Grade
Tal Ben Yohoshua, Laura Ham, Madeleine Laymon and Makenzie Teusch.

Second Grade
Scott Bowers, AJ Landrum and Nick Scheiber.

ABWA to meet Wednesday at Victory Noll Center

American Business Women's Association Forks of the Wabash Chapter will hold its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 20, starting at 6 p.m., at Victory Noll Center.

This month's program is titled "Strut Your Stuff" with tips on make-up, professional dress and dressing up for a night out.

From 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., there will be "meet and greet" session.

The meeting starts following a meal, which is free to first-time attendees. The meeting will run through 8 p.m.

Country Post is the caterer.

Making his point

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Thomas Tabback, an author from Texas who travels the country speaking at TEA Party events, holds center stage at the Huntington TEA Party meeting on Friday, Jan. 15, at Life Church in Huntington. Behind Tabback are political candidates in attendance that he invited to join him on stage in prayer. They include (from left) Richard Behney, of Fishers, United States Senate candidate; Andy Lyons, of Marion, a candidate for Indiana's Fifth District congressional seat;Don Bates Jr., of Richmond, U.S. Senate candidate; and Tom Wall, of Huntington, candidate for the 17th District senate seat.