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College-bound students can apply for aid from HCCF scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships being offered by foundations es-tablished through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

For information about the Huntington County Community Foundation, to make a donation to any of the existing funds, or to create a new fund, contact Marcia McClelland, PO Box 5037, 356 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750 or phone 356-8878. Information is also available on the Web at www.hccfoundation.com.

College-bound students can apply for aid from HCCF scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships being offered by foundations established through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

For information about the Huntington County Community Foundation, to make a donation to any of the existing funds, or to create a new fund, contact Marcia McClelland, PO Box 5037, 356 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750 or phone 356-8878. Information is also available on the Web at www.hccfoundation.com.

Scholarships are:

College-bound students can apply for aid from HCCF scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships being offered by foundations established through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

For information about the Huntington County Community Foundation, to make a donation to any of the existing funds, or to create a new fund, contact Marcia McClelland, PO Box 5037, 356 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750 or phone 356-8878. Information is also available on the Web at www.hccfoundation.com.

Scholarships are:

Pathfinder discontinuing recycling services as of Feb. 1

Piggy-backing the announcement that it would discontinue its recycling services as of Jan. 1, Pathfinder Services announced Thursday, Jan. 29, that it would no longer pick up trash as of Feb. 1.

Residential and commercial customers of Pathfinder Services can rest easy, however, as Marion Services will pick up where Pathfinder leaves off. Marion Services is the company that recently picked up the recycling contracts with the city of Huntington and the Huntington County Solid Waste Management District.

Government meetings calendar -- Feb. 2-9

Monday, Feb. 2
Huntington County Solid Waste Management District Board of Trustees, 8 a.m., commissioners' room, first floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Huntington County Board of Commissioners, 8:30 a.m., commissioners' room, first floor of Huntington County Courthouse.

Huntington Board of Public Works and Safety, 9 a.m., mayor's conference room, third floor of the City Building.

Huntington Board of Zoning Appeals, 6:30 p.m., City Council Chambers, third floor of the City Building.

Committee notes pros, cons of high school class schedules

A committee formed last fall has been looking at the current high school class schedule as well as a number of alternate schedules to make sure the school corporation is providing its students the best possible opportunities for being successful.

Dinner banter

Morton Marcus (left) director emeritus of the Indiana Business Research Center Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, banters with Mark Wickersham, executive director of the Huntington County United Economic Development and the master of ceremonies at the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner, on Monday, Jan. 26, at the event, held at the LaFontaine Golf Club.

Chamber ambassador of the year


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Sue Rumple gets a hug from outgoing Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Rose Wall (in background) after being named the chamber's ambassador of the year for 2008 at the chamber annual dinner on Monday, Jan. 26, at the LaFontaine Golf Club.

Chamber volunteers of the year


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Outgoing Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Rose Wall (left) presents Judy (middle) and Craig Lee with a plaque for their being named chamber volunteers of the year for 2008. The presentation came Monday, Jan. 26, at the chamber's annual dinner, at the LaFontaine Golf Club.

Millions of dollars in public works projects to get under way this year in Huntington

Millions of dollars in public works projects will get under way this year in Huntington, Mayor Steve Updike announced in his State of the City address to the Huntington Rotary Club on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Most of the projects will focus on water, sewer and streets, he says.

Updike elaborated on the upcoming projects during a telephone interview after the speech.

• The city will begin complying with a federal mandate to separate its combined sewer systems, a project that will disrupt traffic throughout the city and will, in the end, cost $30 million to $50 million.

Mayor: times are tough, but he's doing his best to keep essentials going

Huntington Mayor Steve Updike makes a point - literally - during his State of the City address Tuesday, Jan. 20, in front of the Huntington Rotary Club.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The mayor's message: Times are tough, but he's doing the best he can to provide essential services to residents of Huntington, IN.

"I'm going to fight for my police department; I'm going to fight for my fire department; I'm going to fight for the people who need services," Mayor Steve Updike told members of the Huntington Rotary Club during his annual State of the City address on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Updike took office a little more than a year ago, and he's been hit hard his first year.

Juergens earns command sergeant major status

Command Sgt. Maj. Curt Juergens, of Huntington, is congratulated by Indiana's adjutant general, Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, after Juergens received his most recent appointment.
Photo provided

Sgt. Maj. Curt Juergens, of Huntington, has been appointed as "Indiana's Strength Maintenance" Command Sergeant Major in the United States Army.

The appointment, by order of Chief of Staff George W. Casey Jr., was effective Dec. 22. A ceremony was held at the Joint Forces Headquarters in Indianapolis. His duty station is in Indianapolis, but he will continue to reside in Huntington with his wife Lorraine and daughter Tia.

Bitter cold temperatures lead to power outages

The electronic sign at Lehman Floor Covering, on the south side of Huntington, flashes 7 degrees below zero on Friday morning, Jan. 16, at about 10:15. The cold temperatures were responsible for a major power outage  in Huntington County.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Bitter cold temperatures Thursday evening led to power outages for more than 7,000 Duke Energy customers in Huntington County, forcing some people from their homes to a temporary shelter at the local Salvation Army.

The outages began just before 8 p.m. when some transmission line utility poles broke, explains Angeline Protegere, a spokesperson for Duke Energy. Transmission power lines are major carriers of power and connect to power substations.

Freezing temps, power outage sends people to Salvation Army shelter

Getting ready for a game of cards while passing the time Friday, Jan. 16, at a warming shelter set up at the Salvation Army, in Huntington, are (from left) Berniece Moore, Nancy Moore and Ellen Fisher.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Berniece Moore covered herself with newspapers to stay warm.

Roy Graff stuck his head under his blankets.

Nancy Moore got so cold that her head hurt and her feet ached.

"That's when I called for help," Nancy Moore says. "I called the police, and they called HAT. As quick as I called them, they came and got me."

Heritage Days meeting reschedules due to weather

A meeting of the Huntington Heritage Days steering committee which was scheduled for tonight, Jan. 14, has been postponed because of the weather.

The meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 5:30 p.m.

 

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