Classmates seeking Jefferson Twp. School/South Upper Elementary alumni

Five former classmates from 44 years ago are looking for other Jefferson Township School/ South Upper Elementary alumni who attended the school between 1964 and 1968.

The classmates are planning a reunion for Saturday, May 30 at the Fabulous 105 and want to make sure all alumni have been invited. They also encourage alumni to visit a Web site set up exclusively for them where they can update their addresses and other personal information.

Red Cross Exective Director speaks

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Mike Rohler, executive director of the Huntington County Chapter of the American Red Cross, speaks during the annual banquet on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Local Red cross president speaks

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Annette Carroll, president of the Huntington County Chapter of the American Red Cross, speaks Saturday night, Feb. 28, at the annual Red Cross banquet.

Joenita Keller earns recogntion for her years of service to Extension, 4-H

Joenita Keller (left) receives the Friends of Extension Award from Janell Brubaker during the Huntington County Extension Service's annual dinner meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19.
Photo by Cassie Wieckert.

The Huntington County/Purdue Extension Office held its annual meeting Thursday, Feb. 19.

A business meeting was held at 6:30 p.m., prior to a poverty simulation conducted by the office.

Janell Brubaker presented, on behalf of the Extension Board, the first annual Friend of Extension award to Joenita Keller.

Keller is a 45-year 4-H leader. She has been an Extension club member since 1963 and has served on the Extension board and numerous committees.

Firefighters will hone skills at new Huntington training site

Originally published Feb. 12, 2009.

A firefighter training facility, paid for with a state grant, could begin drawing firefighters from throughout northeast Indiana and beyond to Huntington as soon as this summer.

The training facility will be located on five acres behind the Huntington County Highway Department, says Brandon Taylor, director of the Huntington County Emergency Management Agency. Although the highway garage is on Riverside Drive, he says, the entrance to the training facility will be off Indiana Street.

Emergency communications to change

Brandon Taylor, director of the Huntington County Emergency Management Agency, holds of the new 800 megahertz radios now being used by emergency responders throughout Huntington County.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published Feb. 12, 2009.

That police scanner in the kitchen will soon become obsolete.

Local officials are continuing to make progress in upgrading equipment that will provide all emergency departments in the county the greatest ability to communicate in the event of a crisis.

That new equipment operates on a frequency that is not compatible with the old-style police scanners.

School board approves requests

The Huntington County Community School Corporation's Board of Trustees approved several requests during the board's regular meeting on Feb. 23, 2009.

They include:
• A field trip request for the Huntington North High School (HNHS) baseball team to participate in the Northern Indiana Baseball tournament in Elkhart April 10-11.

• The resignation of Alex Kock, a physical education teacher at HNHS.

Markle to move forward with water tower project

The Markle Town Council decided Wednesday, Feb. 18, to move forward with a proposed water tower project.

Fleis and Vandenbrink Engineering Inc. representatives John Canton and David Harvey were at the meeting to present funding possibilities and to explain the general process of the project.

The project to create a 200,000-gallon elevated water tower and connect a water main is expected to take until the end of 2010 to complete.

Honor 4-H Soil and Water Conservation project participants

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Participants in the 4-H Soil and Water Conservation project for 2008 were honored during the annual banquet of the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District on Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Crestview Middle School. Pictured are (front row from left) Bailey Irick, Jacob White and Alexandra Forsythe; (second row from left) Julie Winters, Matthew Knight and Nick Durre; and (back row from left) SWCD Supervisor Hal Hoffman, Colt Irick, SWCD Chairman Kyle Lund and Robert Sliger.

Story and more photos in The TAB print edition on Monday, Feb. 23.

School board approves hirings, requests

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees approved the hiring of several people during its regular meeting on Feb. 9.

Hammel, Kattau earn Huntington University's top scholarships

Jamon Hammel (left) is congratulated by Huntington University Interim President Ann McPherren after receiving an HU Presidential Scholarship and a Coloquium Scholarship.
Photo provided.

Two Huntington students were among the 48 future Huntington University students who were awarded Presidential Scholarships of $7,000 each during the eighth annual Presidential Scholar Celebration Day on Feb. 6.

Jamon Hammel and Ethan Kattau, both students at Huntington North High School, were awarded Presidential Scholarships.

Hammel also received an additional Colloquium Scholarship of $1,500.

The Presidential and Colloquium Scholarships at Huntington University are the highest honors bestowed on an incoming student.

Kattau earns HU Presidential Scholarship

Photo provided.

Huntington North High School student Ethan Kattau (left) is congratulated by Huntington University Interim President Ann McPherren after receiving an HU Presidential Scholarship.

Henn Scholarship available

Rob Henn.
Photo provided.

A top high school athlete will get some help with college through a scholarship established to honor the memory of a man who himself was an avid amateur athlete.

The Rob Henn Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a senior Huntington North High School athlete "with unquestionable character," according to the scholarship guidelines.

The athlete must also have a high regard for teammates and a respect for opponents.

While scholastic achievement and financial need will be considered, they will not be major factors in the awarding of the scholarship.

Steven L. Bailey Memorial Award winner

Photo by Cassie Wieckert.

Donna Lahr (left) presents Gloria L. Wall with the 2008 Steven L. Bailey Memorial Award during the Youth Services Bureau Volunteer Appreciation and Community Celebration Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 29.

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