‘Intersections’ to be held at Warren Church of Christ Aug. 19

The Warren Church of Christ has announced its upcoming youth programs.

"Intersections," meant for those in middle school and high school, will begin on Aug. 19.

Intersections will continue each Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

"The Upper Room," also for middle and high school-age students, will begin Sunday, Aug. 22, and meets Sundays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

"Stepping Stones" is for elementary-school-age children and meets on Sundays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Life's Little Treasures Daycare adds food program

Life's Little Treasures Daycare recently announced the sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals at no separate charge.

The meals will be provided to participants who meet the approved eligibility criteria. Children who are members of households that receive TANF or food stamps or are Head Start participants are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits.

Huntington University art instructor earns honorable mention for silkscreen

Barb Michel, instructor of art at Huntington University, received honorable mention for her silkscreen print, "Arboles Dell Este," in the 2010 Themed Art Competition at the Honeywell Center's Clark Gallery in Wabash.
The competition pieces will be on display through Monday, Aug. 16.

Michel was one of nearly 50 artists featuring over 80 works in the competition. Six winners and six honorable mentions were named. An artist's reception will be held Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Honeywell Center.

BackWater to perform in final LAC summer concert

Area band BackWater will be the headliner for the final date of the LaFontaine Arts Council’s summer concert series at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, in Huntington, on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m.
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BackWater will be in performance for the final date of the LaFontaine Arts Council's summer concert series at the Historic Forks of the Wabash in Huntington on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m.

Members of the group have been playing together for over four years and have shared the stage with over a dozen national and regional performers such as The Kentucky Headhunters, Justin Moore, Little Texas, and Jo Dee Messina.

Concessions are available for purchase. Attendees can also enjoy a bag of free popcorn provided by Oakbrook Village.

Band change at Andrews

The scheduled act for Saturday night, Aug. 14, at Andrews Western Days has been changed.

The scheduled band, "Buffalo Heads" will no longer be performing, said Jodi Gray, a festival organizer. Instead "Rock of Elders" will perform on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.


Andrews Lions to do vision screen for children

The Andrews Lions Club will be conducting free vision screenings for children ages 2 to 5 years old on Saturday, Aug. 14, after the Andrews Western Days Parade.

Screenings will be done from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Andrews City Building.

A signed parent permission slip is all that is required for the screenings.

Additionally, anyone still looking to enter the parade, which starts at 10 a.m., should call 786-3221 or 786-0254.


Senior Day at Forks set for Tuesday, Aug. 17

The Historic Forks of the Wabash will host Senior Day on Tuesday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Randy Bellamy will portray a 19th century fur trader in the Miami area of the museum.

In the settler's room, Stephanie Shultz will provide music with her dulcimer, flute and recorder.

Sister Loretta Bauer will demonstrate spinning in the canal room, where visitors can also enjoy old-fashioned lemonade and homemade cookies.

There is a small admission fee per person and the gift shop will also be open.

Local Red Cross announces dates of upcoming first aid, CPR classes

The American Red Cross of Huntington County announces the dates of upcoming first aid and CPR classes.

• Adult, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid - Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Adult, Child and Infant CPR - Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Adult, Child and infant CPR Review - Aug. 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

There is a cost for each class and registration is required.

AED (Automated External Defibrillator) is offered at the end of the CPR and First Aid classes and takes approximately 1 1/2 hours to complete. There is an additional cost.

Schul scholarship recipient

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Huntington resident Samantha Green (second, from left) receives a scholarship check from George Schul as Ann Ambler (right) president of the Huntington Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa and Tri Kappa scholarship member Nancy Carender look on. The scholarship was named in honor of Schul's wife and former member, Connie Schul.

Blood drive Saturday, Aug. 14, in honor of 'Nate' Cain

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in honor of Donovon "Nate" Cain on Saturday, Aug. 14, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Salvation Army gymnasium, located at 1424 E. Market St. in Huntington.

On July 18, the 2-year-old Cain swallowed a harmful chemical and was rushed to the hospital.

Shafer says HCCSC’s Website updated to reflect New Tech program highlights

Tracey Shafer
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As Superintendent of Schools for Huntington County Community School Corporation Tracey Shafer enters his sixth year in his seat, he doesn't consider much as new for 2010-2011, mostly just "extensions" of projects that the corporation has been working to implement, such as rolling out Viking New Tech this fall.

Included in this year's implementation is the middle school math grant for the digital content program ALEKS, which will make up 80 percent of the curriculum this year.

Shafer says the computer-based courses will help individualize each student's curriculum.

Grable’s trip to Washington DC launches school corporation into the national spotlight

Chuck Grable
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Assistant Superintendent for Instruction of Huntington County Community School Corporation Chuck Grable was out of town a month to the date that school starts this year, and his trip just might put Huntington on the national education map
Grable flew out to Washington D.C. on July 11 to present to Congressional aides on Capitol Hill the following day with the RTI (Response to Intervention) Action Network. Grable is part of the network, a project started through grant money for the National Center for Learning Disabilities, and they funded his trip two-day trip.

HCCSC lists dates for Back to School nights

Following is a list of the schools in Huntington County and back to school events they will be hosting for the 2010-2011 school year.

Andrews Elementary
Back to School Night on Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Flint Springs Elementary
Back to School Night on Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Horace Mann Elementary
Back to School Night on Wednesday, Aug. 11 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Lancaster Elementary
Open House on Thursday, Aug. 26 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

HCCSC announces 2010-2011 staff changes

The Huntington County Community School Corporation announces staff changes for the upcoming 2010-2011 school year.

They are:

Certified Staff
BreAnne Miller, Huntington North, math.
Jarod Hammel, Huntington North, math.
Christopher Kaiser, Huntington North, English/language arts.
Sarah Knapp, Huntington/Whitley Special Services, speech/language pathologist (application pending).
Shawn McClure, Riverview, social studies, (application pending).
Amy Rodocker, Flint Spring, special services, (application pending).

County 4-Hers bring home honors from Area XI Tractor Operators’ Contest

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The Area XI 4-H Tractor Operators' Contest was held on Saturday, July 31, at the Huntington County 4-H Fairgrounds. Earning the top honors in junior lawn and garden are (from left) champion Chandler Lewis, of Huntington County; second place finisher Brady Girod, of Adams County; and third place finisher Alaina Richert, of Huntington County. (read story)

Extension’s Hinshaw to hold leadership workshop at Pathfinder

Karen Hinshaw, in conjunction with the Huntington County Purdue Extension Office, will be holding a four-part leadership workshop at Pathfinder Services.

The sessions will take place at the Pathfinder North Campus located at 2824 Theater Ave. in Huntington from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Aug. 23 - Understanding Leadership- What is Leadership?

Aug. 30 - Building Relationships- Why are relationships important for leaders?

Sept. 13 - Communication Skills for Leaders.

Sept. 27 - Define and Model Excellence.

Area residents can view, learn about meteor show at Oubache

Area residents can view the Perseid Meteor Shower and learn about meteors and their many colors at Ouabache State Park on Saturday, Aug. 14, starting at 10 p.m., to watch the night sky rain shooting stars.

Guests should meet on the large hill next to the pool. Parking is available at the pool parking lot. Bug spray is recommended. No flashlights are allowed.

There is no fee to participate, however, normal park admission fees will apply.

For more information about the event, call Ouabache State Park at 824-0926 or e-mail


Local radio and television stations will be notified by school officials regarding delays and cancellations

Local radio and television stations will be notified by school officials of any information regarding school delays and cancellations due to weather conditions.

In the event that schools should be closed on the same day as extracurricular events, all elementary and middle school events will be canceled or postponed.

High school athletic events will be decided upon by participating schools, while all other events will be canceled or postponed. Visit for more information.


Set prices for school lunches and breakfasts

Following are the breakfast and lunch prices for the Huntington County Community School Corporation.

Student breakfasts are $1.20.

Adult breakfasts are $1.45.

Elementary lunches are $1.80 and middle school and high school lunches are $2.05.

Adult lunches are $2.60.


County 4-Hers bring home honors from Area XI Tractor Operators’ Contest

Earning the top honors in the Area XI 4-H junior tractor division are (from left) champion Michael Winters, of Huntington County; second place finisher Elliott Gehres, of Adams County; and third place finisher Brody Norwood, of Huntington County.
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The Area XI 4-H Tractor Operators' Contest was held Saturday, July 31 at the Huntington County 4-H Fairgrounds, Hier's Park, with a total of 44 youth, representing seven different counties in northeastern Indiana.

Results are as follows:

Ag Farm Tractor

In the Junior Ag Farm Tractor division, a total of 12 youth participated, with Huntington County youth taking first and third-place honors.

Announce textbook rental fees for all grades for 2010-2011 year

Following are the textbook rental fees for Huntington County Community School Corporation for the 2010-2011 school year:

- $56.06

First Grade
- $78.96

Second Grade
- $94.30

Third Grade
- $88.24

Fourth Grade
- $79.45

Fifth Grade
- $84.93

Sixth Grade
- $61.95 plus related arts courses

Seventh Grade
- $62.26 plus related arts courses

Eighth Grade
- $67.35 plus related arts courses

Car wash for United Way

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Ian Hope, of First Federal Savings Bank, sprays a car during First Federal's car wash on Thursday, July 29. Employees of the bank and community members participated to help raise support for the 2010 United Way Campaign.

First Church now accepting Angel Food orders

First Church of the Nazarene is accepting orders for the August 28 distribution date for Angel Food Ministries.

Orders will be taken now through Aug. 20 at noon. Orders will be accepted at the church Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday until 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon.

Cash or food stamps (EBT) are due at the time of order. For more information, contact Marsha Sumwalt at 359-9856 or the church at 356-1614.

The August distribution day is August 28, at the church, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Huntington County 4-H honors seven club members with scholarships

The Huntington County 4-H recently awarded several scholarships to club members.

Jamie Jo Earhart, of Huntington, received a $250 Huntington County 4-H Horse & Pony Scholarship.

She is the daughter of Doug and Jo Ellen Earhart, of Huntington.

Earhart has been active as president of her 4-H club and has exhibited Horse & Pony for 10 years. She has also exhibited rabbits and poultry.

She plans to attend Manchester College to earn a degree in pharmacology.

Ashton Hethcote, of Andrews, received the $500 Huntington County 4-H Beef Scholarship.

HU gets third straight value honor from Princeton Review

For the third consecutive year, The Princeton Review has named Huntington University one of the best colleges and universities in the Midwest.

The education services company selected the school as one of 152 institutions it profiles in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, 2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region.

'Pajama Story Time' at Huntington City-Township Public Library

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Jan Perkins, children's librarian at Huntington City-Township Public Library, reads a story to children and their families during Pajama Story Time on Tuesday, Aug. 3. The program is offered for children ages 2 and older and will be offered the next three Tuesdays in August: Aug. 10, Aug. 17 and Aug. 24. Two 30-minute sessions are available at 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Advanced registration is appreciated by calling 356-2900. Before the last Pajama Story Time night on Aug. 24, both sessions will be treated with an ice cream party.

Mammography unit in Huntington

Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography Unit will be in Huntington for women interested in scheduling a mammogram on Thursday, Aug. 12.

The unit will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 530 Guilford St., Huntington.
The Breast Diagnostic Center performs the screening, which is for women who are over 40 and have not had a screening in the past year, those not currently experiencing breast cancer or breast issues and the insured and uninsured.

For the uninsured or those with a high deductible, assistance is available.

Smooth sounds

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The New Millenium Jazz Orchestra, from Fort Wayne, performed on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at Heritage Hall in Hier's Park, as part of the LaFontaine Arts Council's Summer Concert Series. Concerts take place on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Forks of the Wabash. In the event of rain, the concerts will move to Heritage Hall, at Hier's Park.

Most points

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Linzy Zahm (left) awarded Josey Stern a silver belt buckle after she was announced as the Overall High Point Award winner during the 4-H Horse & Pony show.  Stern earned the award by accumulating the most points. Zahm sponsors the award annually and gives an engraved belt buckle to the winner.  Stern is the daughter of Shawn Stern of Roanoke and is a 10-year member of the Warren Township Wranglers 4-H club

Art exhibit entry

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Robert Fettinger (right), of Huntington, turns in a piece of art to be exhibited at the LaFontaine Arts Council Regional Art Exhibit Aug. 13-Sept. 1 in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery at the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Huntington University. Arts council members Ann Siegfried (standing left) and Debbie Dyer check in the piece.