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Mystery book projects


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Roanoke Elementary School fifth-graders Emma Kelsey (left) and Blayne Sparkman show off the projects they created after they read mystery books. Emma did her project on “The Mystery of Blackbeard the Pirate” and Blayne did his project on “The Ninja Detectives.”

Eltzroth earns Salamonie REPS scholarship recently


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Brock Eltzroth (middle), a senior at Huntington North High School, was awarded a scholarship from the Rebels, Educators, Parents at Salamonie (REPS). With Eltzroth are (left) Michelle Holland, president, REPS; and his mother, Angie Eltzroth.

Eltzroth and Spahr earn Salamonie REPS scholarships recently

Brock Spahr (second from left), a senior at Huntington North High School, was awarded a scholarship from the Rebels, Educators, Parents at Salamonie (REPS). With Spahr are (first from left) Joshua Heim, vice president, REPS; and (third and fourth from left) his parents, Monica and Mike Spahr.
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Brock Eltzroth and Brock Spahr, seniors at Huntington North High School, have been awarded scholarships by the Rebels, Educators, Parents at Salamonie group.

The group, known as “REPS,” is Salamonie Elementary School’s parent-teacher organization. To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant was required to be a senior at Huntington North, been a Salamonie student for at least four years and planning a course of post-secondary study.

Eltzroth and Spahr’s scholarships were both for $750.

Heritage Days Parade seeking vintage vehicles

Vintage 1960s cars and trucks are invited to help celebrate Huntington’s 56th Heritage Days by placing their vintage vehicle in the Heritage Days Parade.

The grand finale of the parade will be a collection of 1960s vehicles grouped together for one huge tribute to “The ’60s: Yesterday.”

ACRES acquires Philip and Jean Ross Preserve

ACRES Land Trust recently acquired the Philip and Jean Ross Preserve, the sixth property permanently protected by the local land trust in Huntington.

To date, ACRES protects 7,094 acres in the tristate area with member and donor support, including 372 acres in Huntington, primarily along the Wabash River.

“Phil and I are conservationists,” said Jean Ross, of Huntington, sharing her motivations and those of her late husband, Phil, for permanently protecting through ACRES their 23 acres of Huntington County land on the Wabash River.

All systems Go


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Huntington County Clerk Shelley Septer (left) gets instruction from Voter Registration and Election Deputy Pam Fowler (second from left) on how to test out the voting machines Friday, April 12, at the Huntington County Courthouse. Democratic Election Board member Linda Beatty also tries out one of the machines, in preparation for the primary election on May 7.

Right to Life to hold Mother’s Day carnation sale

Huntington County Right to Life will hold its 41st annual Mother’s Day Carnation Sale on May 10, 11 and 12.

Long-stemmed carnations, corsages and vases will be sold Friday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Right to Life office only, 34 E. Washington St. and on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the RTL office.

Long-stemmed carnations and vases will be sold on Saturday, May 11, at The Trading Post, Huntington Plaza near the old JCPenney and Johnson’s School of Dance on North Jefferson Street

Gordon wins Business as Mission scholarship

Emma Gordon
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Emma Gordon, of Huntington, a 2017 Huntington North High School graduate, was awarded the Business as Mission Scholarship, valued at $3,500.

This scholarship is given to students who plan to utilize their business skills in the workforce as motivators to help people reach Christ.

PH Foundation accepting scholarship applications

Parkview Huntington Foundation is now accepting applications for the new Parkview Huntington Spirit of Service Scholarship.

Created late last year by a gift from the former Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild, the Spirit of Service Scholarship continues a long tradition of support for local residents who pursue post-secondary studies in the healthcare field.

Next CSP application deadline set for May 10

The next deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding is May 10.

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million nationally for new enrollments and contract extensions in fiscal year 2019.

Hokey Pokey, bunny style


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Jan Perkins – and a bunny friend tucked inside a black top hat – lead children in singing the “Bunny Hokey Pokey” during story time on Friday, April 12, at the Markle Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. The Easter Bunny also made a stop to greet the children in attendance at the library and pose for pictures.

Churches to recreate year of 1844

Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church and Seminary United Meth-odist Church are coming together to celebrate the churches’ founding in 1844 on Sunday, April 21, at 6:54 a.m. at Pleasant Chapel Cemetery.

Both churches were founded by the same circuit-riding preacher. An old sunrise service is planned at the cemetery with emphasis on being as authentic as possible.

The cemetery is located across from Pleasant Chapel Church, 880E-1100N, Roanoke.

Chamber scholarship winners


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Three Huntington North High School seniors were awarded Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Continuing Education scholarships during a program on Monday, April 15, at Huntington North. Pictured are (seated from left) scholarship winners Shelby Smith, Dakota Pepper and Colin Betterly and (standing from left) representatives from the chamber board of directors, Darlene Stanley, treasurer; Sonya Foraker, chairman of the board-elect; and Randy Warner, chairman of the board.

Chamber honors FACS students


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The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce handed out student vocational awards on Monday, April 15, at Huntington North High School.

Chamber recognizes business students

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce handed out student vocational awards on Monday, April 15, at Huntington North High School. Pictured are (seated from left) business awardees Kayla Inderlied, Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education; Trey Williams, business; and Veronika Russell, criminal justice; and (standing from left), the students’ sponsors, Lisa Guhl, Schneider Electric; Randy Sizemore, First Federal Savings Bank; and Joe Wiley, Bowers Brewer Garrett and Wiley.

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