Chicken sale to raise funds for Forks expansion

Funds from an upcoming chicken sale will help fund an expansion of the Visitor's Center at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park.
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Volunteers from the Historic Forks of the Wabash will be selling Nelson's Port-a-Pit Bar-becue Chicken and "Pit-tatoes" on Saturday, July 18, in the parking lot of Juergens Do-It Center.

Proceeds from the fundraising event will be applied toward the completion of an expansion to the museum's Visitor Center. When completed, the new addition will double the amount of space for museum activities and gatherings.

During the last year, more than 5,000 students from Huntington and surrounding counties participated in the educational tours.

Duke Energy grant funds YSB mediation program

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County has received a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for the agency's Conflict Mediation program.

"We greatly appreciate the generous support from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will help in the expansion of this very effective and vital program in our community," says Jan Williams, executive director of the Youth Services Bureau.

Skillman: State can help, but prsopserity up to individuals

Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman addresses the “Advancing Hoosier Women in Business” seminar on July 7 at Huntington University’s Habecker Dining Commons. Skillman spoke about Indiana’s economy.
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Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman says the state government is working to improve the state's economic climate.

During her address at the "Advancing Hoosier Women in Business" seminar on July 7 at Huntington University's Habecker Dining Commons, she focused on how the government can help entrepreneurs with a small business.

The seminar was part of a four-event series to encourage female entrepreneurship in Indiana. The event was co-hosted by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and the Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC).

Hurlburt first winner of Henn Memorial Award

Alyssa Hurlburt (second from right) was the winner of the first Rob Henn Memorial Scholarship, awarded recently.
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Alyssa Hurlburt is the first winner of the Rob Henn memorial scholarship.

Last year, a golf outing was held in order to raise money to give the scholarship this year; $2000 was awarded to Hurlburt, a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School, where she played basketball and ran track.

Barry Christen, event coordinator, says Hurlburt is a "very bright student athlete" and they are "happy to honor her."

The second annual golf outing is July 19 and will raise money for next year's honoree. To register for the outing, contact Christen at 359-9404.

Screaming fun

Jessica Willliams.

Shawn Mitchem Jr. enjoys an afternoon at the Bendix-Hiner Spray Park on Thursday, july 9.

TEA party asks individuals to make their voices heard

Part of the crowd attending the Huntington TEA Party on Saturday, July 4, at the Huntington County Courthouse hold signs and flags as they listen to one of the event’s speakers.
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The Huntington TEA Party held a picnic on the lawns of the courthouse on Saturday, July 4.

The event featured speakers and the opportunity for residents to sign petitions.

The petitions sought term limits for congressmen and members of the U.S. senate; a repeal of Indiana state property taxes and and admonition to lawmakers to "Read the Bill" before voting.

Patriotism fills the streets during Roanoke's celebration of freedom

FBI special agent Drew Northern addresses the crowd that filled an entire block of Roanoke’s Main Street for the “Freedom on Main” celebration Friday, July 3.
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Roanoke resident Michelle Schwartz Schwieterman and her family received special recognition during the "Freedom on Main" celebration held Friday, July 3, in downtown Roanoke.

Each year, a veteran is singled out for special honors during the event, which features a "patriotic pops" performance by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.
Schwieterman is one of nine siblings, eight of whom have served or are serving in the military.

Old Elks building to come down

The Huntington County Commissioners have selected Star Excavating as the contractor to demolish the former Elks Lodge on State Street in Huntington.

The action was taken during the commissioners' meeting on Monday, July 6.

Of the three bidders, the other two being Amor Excavating and Blomeke Excavating, Star was the cheapest.

Wal-Mart grant will help Boys & Girls Club offer meals

The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County is the recipient of a $3,000 Summer Servings grant through a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and the Wal-Mart Foundation to ensure that Club members have access to nutritious meals and snacks this summer.

Youth Services Bureau starting its annual 'Tools for Life' program

Morgan Murray, 6, is assisted by Jennifer Mihalec, a summer intern at the Youth Services Board, as Murray donates school supplies to the YSB’s “Tools for Life” program. Several collection points for school supplies are located around the county.
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The Huntington County Youth Services Bureau is kicking off its annual "Tools for Life" program.

School supplies are collected at locations around the county for lower-income students to have for the school year.

Huntington University to add 3 online classes

Huntington University soon will add three degree programs to its online offerings.

Adult students may pursue an associate degree in organizational management or bachelor's degrees in accounting or business management through the university's online delivery system.

The Higher Learning Commission extended the university's accreditation to the new programs on June 25.

Schul scholarship

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George Schul (right) presents a scholarship check to Huntington resident Rachel Waldfogel (second) as Nancy Carender (left), president of the Huntington Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa, and Ann Ambler (second from left), chapter vice president and scholarship chairman, look on. This is the first time the chapter has presented the Constance L. Schul Scholarship, named in honor of former member Connie Schul, George Schul’s wife.  Waldfogel is a senior at Huntington University, majoring in elementary education and middle school English. The scholarship will be awarded again in the spring.

Open house at Old German School set for Sunday, July 12

An open house will be held on Sunday, July 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Old German School, northwest of Andrews.

The school was constructed in 1887 by St. Paul's Evangelical Church to provide religious instruction in the German language for area youth.

It has been restored and contains a number of exhibits depicting the history of the Ger-man settlement and St. Paul's Church.

Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon.
For more information, call 356-4218.

The building is located at 3995N-1000W.


Rick Hawks to be speaker at next HU leadership lunch

Rick Hawks.
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Rick Hawks, founder and 14-year senior pastor of The Chapel in Fort Wayne, will be the speaker for the July 23 leadership luncheon at Huntington University.

The luncheon, sponsored by the Huntington University Center for Leadership, is open to business and community leaders.

Prior to serving at The Chapel, Hawks served in two pastorates, acted as state director of the Indiana Policy Review and was a candidate for U.S. Congress in 1990.Hawks' presentation is titled "Maximizing your Influence: The Secret Lessons of Leadership from Jesus."

Seven locals at state 4-H round-up

Local youth attending the 4-H Round Up at Purdue University were (front row from left) Alyssa Aughinbaugh, Brandon Elliott and Robert Sliger III; and (back row from left) Lauren Daas, Alisha Ford, Tess Widener and Caleb Smart.
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Seven Huntington County 4-H members recently participated in State 4-H Round Up, held at Purdue University June 22 through 24.