Easterday is recipient of Lincoln’s Heith Garner Memorial Scholarship

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Lincoln Caring Families has announced that Blaze Easterday is the 2018 recipient of Lincoln’s Heith Garner Memorial Scholarship. She was presented a $500 check by Sally Morrison, Lincoln Family Involvement coordinator, during the school’s recent fifth-grade celebration.

Easterday attended Lincoln throughout her entire elementary career, 2005 to 2011. While keeping up with her grades through high school, she volunteered as a Sunday school teacher and worship leader at her church, as well as the soup kitchen downtown, Blessings in a Backpack and Salvation Army.

Lassus, Roanoke VFD teaming up for Spirit Pump event June 23

Organizers (from left) Doug Clark, of the Roanooke Lions Club; Lisa Southworth, manager of the Roanoke Lassus Brothers Handy Dandy store; and Ryan Carroll, of the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department, go over plans for the upcoming Spirit Pump fund-raiser on Saturday, June 23, to benefit the RVFD.
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Lassus Brothers and the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department are teaming up for a Spirit Pump event on Saturday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sprucing it up

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Wayne Township Future Farmers 4-H Club members (from left) Aubrey Landrum, Chloe White and Kelsie Ludemann paint picnic tables at the Huntington County Fairgrounds as part of their community service project. Club members spent the morning of June 2 painting picnic tables, ben-ches and poles at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Rob Mayo Scholarships

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Chris Rice (first from left), chair of the Knights of Columbus Council 1014 charitable giving committee, presented a group of recent Huntington North High School graduates with Rob Mayo Scholarships on Thursday, June 7, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, in Huntington. The one-year scholarships were funded by donations to the Knights of Columbus and proceeds from the Nun Run 5K & Brother Boogie 10K. Scholarship recipients were (starting second from left) Bailey Hughes, Rileigh Johnson, Katie Paolillo, Zachary Lippe and Jack Young.

Cancer Services for Huntington Co. to have annual fund-raiser Monday

Cancer Services for Huntington County will have its annual fund-raiser on Monday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at B&K Rootbeer Stand, 1218 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Cancer Services will receive $1 from each order and will provide patrons with cookies and a brochure that explains more details about the organization. Donations are optional.

For 58 years, Cancer Services has provided assistance to cancer patients in Huntington County with mileage reimbursement to and from treatment centers and assistance with prescription drug purchases.

Metro Kiwanis hands out scholarships

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Karmen Koch (left) receives the Huntington Metro Kiwanis Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 from Huntington Metro Kiwanis Scholarship Chairman Don Betterly. Koch plans to study pharmacy at Butler University.

Metro Kiwanis hands out scholarships to pair from HNHS

Benjamin Warpup (left) receives the Chuck Wohlford Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 from Huntington Metro Kiwanis Scholarship Chairman Don Betterly. Warpup plans to attend Indiana University to major in social studies.
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The Huntington Metro Kiwanis presented two local students, Karmen Koch and Benjamin Warpup, with scholarships at the club’s Monday, May 14 meeting. The scholarships presented that evening were the Chuck Wohlford Memorial and the Huntington Metro Kiwanis.

Koch received the Huntington Metro Kiwanis scholarship for $1,500 for majoring in the field of human service. Koch is the daughter of John and Joy Koch of Huntington. She will be majoring in pharmacy at Butler University and aspires to be a clinical pharmacist.

Mississinewa Lake to host ‘Fireworks Over’ on June 23

Mississinewa Lake will host “Fireworks over Mississinewa” on Saturday, June 23, at 10 p.m.

The 30-minute show will include a 16-inch mortar, believed to be the largest to be fired in Indiana. A total of 518 mortars ranging from 3 to 16 inches will be fired during the show.

Visitors can watch the show by land or lake. On land, visitors can set up lawn chairs and blankets at the beach. Arrive early because parking will be limited. Campers are encouraged to walk from their campsites due to parking limitations.

Cattlemen to meet on June 20

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet on Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex conference room.

The agenda items include planning for the 2018 Huntington County 4-H Fair. Other old/new business will be discussed.

For more information, contact the Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office, 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington, at 358-4826.

Fire dept.’s success could save bucks for Hgtn. Twp. residents

Huntington Township Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ronnie Douglas stands in front of one of the pumper trucks the department has at its disposal to respond to fire incidents within the township. The fire department recently received a 4/4Y ISO rating, which Douglas says will help lower homeowners’ fire insurance premiums.
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Huntington Township Volunteer Fire Department’s first ISO rating may result in a financial boon for about 6,000 citizens in the potential reduction of insurance premiums.

The fire department, along with Township Trustee Tim Guy, is excited about the rating, which came back as a “4/4Y” ISO (Insurance Services Office)/PPC (Public Protection Classification) on a 10-point scale, with Class 1 being the highest rating.

Gradeless grads from 4-year seminary program

Huntington high school student Sydnee Gradeless has graduated from a four-year seminary program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Over four years of high school, Gradeless studied the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon and history of the Latter-day Saint faith.

The graduation diploma is awarded to students who receive certificates of completion for all four courses of study. With this degree, students are eligible to receive an ecclesiastical visa to be called to any LDS mission throughout the world.

Roanoke girl on Luers trip to Takaoka, Japan

Eighteen Bishop Luers students, one alumnus and three faculty members are preparing for a July 15 to 28 trip to Takaoka, Japan. Among the students on the trip will be Jessica Hartmus, of Roanoke.

The group will stay with students and staff of Luers’ sister school, Fushiki High School.

Flint Springs names All Year perfect attendance

Flint Springs Elementary School has announced the following students who have achieved perfect attendance the entire 2017-2018 school year.

They are:

Christian Bennett, Zane Feichter, Madison Ford, Alexis Lehman, Marissa LeMar, Collin Lusch, Elijah Oswald, Lilly Poling, Aubriahna Quillen, Isaac Ringo, Trinity Ruble, Reed Scott, Ryne Scott, Bryson Thinnes, Dominic Ward, Alexis Wells, Jerica Zahm and Kennedy Zahm.

Roanoke names 4Q perfect attendance students

Roanoke Elementary School has announced the following students who have achieved perfect attendance for the fourth quarter of the 2017-2018 school year.

They are:

Fifth Grade
Breyden Black, Carter Booher, Eli Conwell, Aubrie Cox, Lucy Fritz, Carissa Gasper, Carter Hansen, Violet Lee, Isaac Lilly, Chloe North, Evie Pye, Shanel Shepherd and Kyle Shoffner.

Announce street closings for Heritage Days

Various streets in Huntington will be closed as part of Heritage Days festivities.

Starting Monday, June 18, at 3 p.m., Cherry Street will be closed from West Park Drive to West State Street. The closure will remain in effect through Sunday, June 24.

Also starting Monday, June 18, at 3 p.m., Market Street will be closed from Cherry Street to Poplar Street. The closure will remain in effect through Sunday, June 24.