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Entries now being accepted for open class adult exhibits at 4-H fair

Entries are now being accepted for the open class adult exhibit to be held during the Huntington County 4-H Fair in July. 

The exhibits, sponsored by the Huntington County Extension Homemakers, are open to any resident of Huntington County 18 years and older or any member of a Huntington County Extension Homemakers club. 

The exhibits are open to amateurs only. Professionals are defined as those receiving $1,200 or more per year in a specific category.

Each exhibitor may enter one item per division.  All items must have been completed after Aug. 1, 2018.

SCORE mentors to present free small business workshop

Expert business mentors from SCORE Northeast Indiana will present a free workshop on July 16 on starting a small business.

The workshop will be held at the Huntington City-Township Public Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature five SCORE mentors.

Each mentor has many years of business experience ranging from fortune 500 companies to small single proprietorships.

Topics covered in the two-hour workshop will include myths and realities of entrepreneurship, what’s in a business plan, legal business structures, financial tools and how to put it all together.

Relay for Life


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Stephanie Strickler (left) and Zak Strickler, of Fort Wayne, head up a group of people walking around the Huntington North track during the Relay for Life on Saturday afternoon, June 8. The annual event raises funds for the American Cancer Society and celebrates local cancer survivors.

Opening celebration helps meal ministry


Photo by Scott Trauner.

As part of its ribbon-cutting celebration of its new office at 233 Hauenstein Rd. in Huntington on Friday, June 7, Verizon donated $750 to the New Life Ministries meal ministry. Meal Ministry Director Bob Burnsworth (front left) accepts the donation from Store Manager Paula Long (front right), while Regional Director Phil Deiter (back left) and Director of Business Sales Matt Schroeder look on.

Huntington Chiropractic staff gives boost to Salvation Army food pantry

Dr. Stephen Geders (left) of the Huntington Chiropractic Center and Capt. Dennis Marak of the Huntington Salvation Army display food already collected for the chiropractic center’s “Salvation Army Day” event. The donations will go to the Salvation Army’s food pantry to help provide meals for area residents through the summer.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

After a conversation with Capt. Antonia Marak, the staff at Huntington Chiropractic Center decided to provide a boost for the Salvation Army’s food pantry.

Miller graduates USAF basic at SA-Lackland

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Christian Miller

U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1st Class Christian R. Miller graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Crestwoods Gallery hosting printmaking show, reception

Crestwoods Gallery is hosting a printmaking show featuring Alan and Eugene Lark, Barbara Nohinek, Robert Kipniss, Stephanie Carpenter, Maddie Miller and more.

An artists reception will be held Friday, June 14, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with refreshments served.

The show runs through July 27.

Crestwoods Gallery is located at 314 N. Main St., Roanoke. For more information call the gallery at 672-2080, visit its website, www.crestwoodsgallery.com or Facebook page at Crestwoods Frame Shop and Gallery.

Ribbon cutting


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Verizon in Huntington had a ribbon-cutting at its new location at 233 Hauenstein Rd. on Friday, June 7. On-hand for the event are (front from left) Huntington County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors Michelle Dill and Danielle Shaw, Store Manager Paula Long, Director of Business Sales Matt Schroeder and Regional Director Phil Deiter and (back row from left) Huntington Councilman Charles Chapman, chamber Executive Director Steve Kimmel and ambassador Eric Bendes.

Several earn Souder scholarships from HP Communities


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The following individuals have been awarded scholarships from the Souder Memorial Education Fund. They are (from left) Tina Purcell, Dayton Dow, Linda Musselman and Dalaney Vickrey.

Several earn Souder scholarships from HP Communities

The following individuals have been awarded scholarships from the Souder Memorial Education Fund. They are (from left) Garrett Trout, Tina Purcell and Linda Musselman. They are accompanied by Carin Vickrey (at right), human resources director at Heritage Pointe of Warren.

The United Methodist Memorial Home (Heritage Pointe Communities) has announced the following individuals have been awarded scholarships from the Souder Memorial Education Fund.

The 2019 scholarship recipients are Dayton Dow, Aubrie Leas, Kaitlyn Mounsey, Garrett Trout and Dalaney Vickrey.

Heritage Points of Warren has two employees who are both receiving two scholarships – one from the Souder Memorial Education Fund and one from the Verna Johnson Nursing Scholarship Fund. They are Linda Musselman and Tina Purcell.

Adoption gifts


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Verizon held a mobile pet adoption at its new office at 233 Haunstein Rd., in Huntington recently, and one of the dogs from the Huntington County Humane Shelter was able to be adopted out. Verizon rewarded the adopters with a dog owner gift bag on Friday, June 7, during the ribbon-cutting for the new office. Verizon Regional Director Phil Deiter (left) hands the gift bag to adopters Andy (second from left) and Belinda Cotton  (third from left), while Store Manager Paula Long (fourth left) and Humane Shelter Operations Manager Joliene Wilson look on.

Stanley, Wohlford earn certificates of multilingual proficiency recently

Crosley Stanley (left) and Macy Wohlford each hold a 2019 Indiana Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency. Stanley studied German and Wohlford studied French, both while students at Huntington North High School.
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Crosley Stanley and Macy Wohlford, both recent Huntington North High School graduates, were recently awarded the 2019 Indiana Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency.

In order to receive this award, the students had to prove their proficiency in English and in another language by testing in the highest categories on a national language test in all four skills areas: reading, listening, writing and speaking.

Stanley studied four years of German and has plans to study engineering at Purdue University. She also hopes to study abroad some during her college career.

List events at Huntington County Senior Center for week of June 17-21

Here is a listing of events happening in June at the Huntington County Senior Center:

Monday, June 17
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Line dancing, 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
• Chair aerobics, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tuesday, June 18
• Walking group, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
• Walk-a-mile in 15 minutes, 10 a.m.
• June birthday celebration at Senior Center, 1:30 p.m.

Huntington County Council on Aging sponsors Historic Dixie boat trip

The Huntington County Council on Aging is sponsoring a trip on the Historic Dixie for Seniors, family members and friends of Seniors on Wednesday, July 10.

The Historic Dixie is Indiana’s oldest stern wheel sightseeing boat, plying the waters of Webster Lake since 1929. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.

The cruise lasts approximately 75 minutes.

The bus will leave the Senior Center at 9 a.m. The Dixie tour is at 11 a.m. Payment is required at registration. Lunch will be extra after the boat ride at approximately 12:15 p.m. at the Pizza King.

Samuel Jones Award b-fast set for July 5

The 31st annual Samuel Jones Pioneer Award Breakfast will be Friday, July 5, at 7:30 a.m. at the Knight Bergman Center, in downtown Warren.

The breakfast will serve to officially recognize the significant events and people at the 52nd annual Salamonie Summer Festival.

The Warren Area Chamber of Commerce invites the public to participate in this event as its annual Samuel Jones Pioneer Award is presented.

Pre-sale tickets are available at a discount at Bippus State Bank, East of Chicago Pizza, First Merchants Bank, Town of Warren office and Warren Pharmacy.

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