Purdue Master Gardener intern training to be held Feb. 10 to April 16

Purdue Master Gardener intern training will be held at the Huntington County Courthouse Annex Building on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. starting Feb. 10, 2020, and ending April 16, 2020.

There will be a wide range of subjects covered in the training, including soil and plant science, diagnosis of plant problems, pesticide safety and culture of vegetable, flower, landscape and fruit plants. The deadline for submitting applications is Jan. 31, 2020.

Huntington Catholic food drive

Grant Rosen, a seventh-grader at Huntington Catholic School, loads food into the back of a truck from Love In the Name of Christ on Monday, Nov. 25. The HCS Student Council spearheaded the school’s annual food drive, with the food pantries at Love INC and St. Vincent de Paul Society designated as the beneficiaries. St. Vincent de Paul Society elected to donate the items it would have received to Love INC.

Foster honored, awarded with ASC Communities’ Quest for Excellence

Brittany Foster (middle), a unit manager at Markle Health & Rehabilitation, in Markle, was recognized for providing outstanding service to patients and residents at American Senior Communities’ Quest for Excellence Awards Banquet, held recently in Indianapolis. With Foster are ASC Chief Operating Officer David Stordy (left) and ASC Chief Executive Officer Donna Kelsey.
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Brittany Foster, a unit manager at Markle Health & Rehabilitation, in Markle, was among the 86 employees of American Senior Communities (ASC) who were honored for their outstanding service to patients and residents.

The employees were recognized during ASC’s 19th annual Quest for Excellence Awards Banquet, held at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis.

United Way seeking funding applications

The United Way of Huntington County is now accepting applications from all 501(c)(3) organizations that serve Huntington County who have a role to play in enhancing the quality of life for all in Huntington County in the areas of education, health and wellness and financial stability.

‘Young Alumnus’ to be new HU security chief

Kiersch Cochran
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Huntington University has announced the hiring of Keirsh Cochran as chief of campus police and security. Cochran returns to Huntington University only one month after accepting the 2019 Young Alumnus Award during Homecoming Weekend.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in broadcast media from Huntington University and starting his career as a broadcaster, Cochran joined the Fort Wayne Police Department in 2015. He holds a Master of Public Administration degree and was awarded a meritorious service citation in 2017 from the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Lions support Roanoke festival

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The Roanoke Lions Club recently made a donation to the Roanoke Fall Festival Committee. The donated funds were raised through Lions Club activities over the summer. Pictured are (from left) Chris Smith and LeeAnn Smith, members, Roanoke Fall Festival Committee; and Jerry Anderson and Craig Bernard, members, Lions Club.

Income survey for Warren is needed for town to apply for water tower grant

The Warren Town Council intends to apply for a grant that will be used to replace Tower Park’s titular water tower. To do so, an income survey must be conducted to determine the income level of the town.

Kleinpeter Consulting Group has been hired to conduct the survey and all communication and information will be from that group. The income information will be confidential, with only the final percentages being released for the town’s use.

Andrews woman opens new travel service

Andrews resident Pam Crone, pictured here on a vacation she planned, has started Bucket List Tours with Pam, a travel service specializing in group trips for Senior Citizens.
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Pam Crone, of Andrews, has opened Bucket List Tours with Pam, a travel service specializing in group trips for Senior Citizens.

Crone has worked as a tour guide for 30 years. She decided to start Bucket List Tours out of a desire to share trips that she has wanted to go on with others.

Living Nativity at St. Felix CC

SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church will host a Living Nativity at St. Felix Catholic Center on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m.

The event will begin with a prayer service in the chapel at St. Felix and then everyone will proceed outside for the nativity. A reception with refreshments will follow.

The nativity and reception are free to the public.

St. Felix Catholic Center is located at 1280 Hitzfield St., Huntington.

Pathfinder earns more than $11,000 in Neighborhood AP tax credits

Pathfinder Services has been awarded more than $11,000 in 2019 Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits.

NAP tax credits are distributed by the State of Indiana to nonprofit organizations to use as incentive to get more contributions for specified neighborhood-based programs and projects.

By purchasing a NAP tax credit, donors receive a tax credit toward their Indiana state income tax liability valued at 50 percent of the amount purchased. That means for every $2 purchased, there will be a $1 tax credit.

Christmas card artist

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Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (left) reads a certificate to Evan Burton, a second-grader in Mallory Carroll’s class at Huntington Catholic School, after he was named the winner of the mayor’s yearly Christmas card art contest. The city will send out cards featuring Burton’s winning artwork.

Gordmans to match St. Jude donations on Giving Tuesday

As part of Giving Tuesday on Dec. 3, Gordmans will match 100 percent of all donations made at checkout to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Gordmans is also bringing the St. Jude mission into its stores this holiday season with Bears that Care. Customers can purchase a teddy bear and the company will donate $2 of the sale to St. Jude. The store will also donate $1 on behalf of the first 35,000 customers who use the #bearsthatcare hashtag on social media.

YMCA to have launch party for exercise classes

Participants work out at a recent Body Pump class held at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Pictured are (from left) Sydney Evans, Ryan Payne, Sara Payne and Cori Mills.
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Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is one of the only nearby fitness facilities to offer brand name "Premium Group" exercise classes. These are classes choreographed by fitness companies and local YMCA instructors are specifically trained and certified to teach. These formats are tested and proven successful for both fitness and fun.

Looking over the items

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Theresa Egolf looks over items in the silent auction at the Team Mikayla benefit that was held Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Huntington PAL Club to raise funds for leukemia patient Mikayla Skinner.

A stitch in time

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Roanoke Elementary School kindergartner Tim Landrigan works on his fine motor skills by sewing animal patterns together on Friday, Nov. 22. Landrigan and his classmates in Cathy Geyer’s class are practicing for making their Christmas stockings in December.