Community

Five local students earn scholarships from Andrews First Christian

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Kourtney Johnson, Kelly Myers, Zen Hess, Alyson Hess and Justin Dolby have been awarded Andrews First Christian Church Memorial Scholarships.

Johnson, a senior at Huntington North High School, will be attending Manchester College to major in Accounting. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Marla Johnson, of Andrews. While at Huntington North, Kourtney was on the honor roll every year, was a member of the National Honor Society, was elected into office as president of Student Council, and also served as vice president.

Four seniors awarded Breiner scholarships

The Huntington County Community Foundation recently announced that Siearah Ellenberger, Kelly Myers, Emma Sabinske and Paige Widener have been awarded Mr. and Mrs. James Breiner Family Scholarships.

Ellenberger, a graduating senior of Canterbury High School, will be majoring in nursing at the University of Saint Francis.

While at Canterbury, she volunteered her services at Huntington Hospital, Boys and Girls Club in Fort Wayne, Love Inc, Huntington Public Library, and Youth Services Bureau.

Ellenberger is the daughter of Rich and Debra Ellenberger, of Huntington.

Lincoln Elementary names its top students

Students at Lincoln Elementary School have been recognized for their academic achievements for the fourth quarter of the 2009-10 school year.

Students earning all A's for the quarter are:

Third Grade - Jacob Bruce, Zachary Cochran, Marley Fordyce, Katie Hale, Madison Lough, Dakota Miller, Ceira Retter, Ethan Stafford and Lucas Stouder.

Fourth Grade - Margaret Bent, Dalton Lusch, Mitchell McElhaney, Jennifer Meyer, Marissa Owens, Isis Pierce and Jamie Vance.

Lincoln announces all-year honor students

Lincoln Elementary School has announced the names of students who made the honor roll every quarter during the 2009-10 school year.

Students making straight A's every quarter were:

Third Grade - Jacob Bruce, Katie Hale, Ethan Stafford and Lucas Stouder.

Fourth Grade - Jamie Vance.

Fifth Grade - Paige Berry, Brandy Campbell, Jacob Garlits, Shay Haney, Carlee Kiefer, Elizabeth Kirk, Morgan McNally, Conor Musselman, Preston Pierce, Courtney Retter, Jalen Rice, Kylie Sparks, Cameron Whitaker and Sarah Witta.

Watching the judge


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sarah Vlot keeps a shap eye on the judge as she parades her goat during the 4-H Goat Fun Show at Hier's Park on Saturday morning, June 5.

Plant swap


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Cindy Kelley selects plants for her garden at the annual Plant Swap in downtown Huntington on Saurday, June 5.

Turning of the tassels


Photo by Jessica Williams.

Seniors moments ago, 2010 Huntington North High School graduates turn their tassels to the left side of their mortarboards to indicate their graduation during 2010 commencement ceremonies on Friday evening, June 4, at North Arena.

Reflective moment


Photo by Jessica Williams.

Alyssia Williams awaits her name to be called to receive her diploma during 2010 Huntington North High School graduation ceremonies on Friday evening, June 4, at North Arena.

Approaching her turn


Photo by Jessica Williams.

Valerie Stout maneuvers into position to take her turn at receiving a diploma during 2010 Huntington North High School graduation cermeonies on Friday, June 4, at the HNHS gymnasium.

Waiting their turn


Photo by Jessica Williams.

Huntington North High School seniors line up to receive their diplomas while the crowd watches during 2010 HNHS graduation ceremonies at North Arena on Friday evening, June 4.

Accepting the diploma


Photo by Jessica Williams.

Adrienne Fusselman (right) accepts her diploma from Huntington County Community School Corporation board member Troy Smart during 2010 Huntington North High School graduation ceremonies at North Arena on Friday, June 4.

Graduation joy


Photo by Jessica Williams.

A joyful Sara Wegmann marches into the gymnasium at the beginning of the 2010 Huntington North High School graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 4.

Seek Shriner’s hospital patients for reunion

All past and present patients of Shriner's hospitals and their families are asked to join the 100th anniversary of Mizpah Shriners celebration and "A Patient's Day of Celebration," on Sunday, June 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mizpah Shrine Horse Grounds, on Ind.-9 in Columbia City.

The event will feature fun, fellowship and food. To reserve seats and for directions, contact the Mizpah Shrine Office, 426-4543, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

At the present time, Mizpah Shriners have approximately 1,200 patients ranging in age from birth to 18 years old.

Plant swap Saturday, June 5 in downtown Huntington

The Huntington Downtown Business Association and the Huntington County Master Gardeners, in association with the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department, is hosting the annual Plant Swap on Saturday, June 5, on Jefferson Street between Washington and Market streets.

Helping out


Photo by Jessica Williams.

Lancaster Elementary recently held a collection for nylon hosiery to donate towards the efforts of The Shaggy Shack's owner, Michelle Brown (at left). She is collecting hair and hosiery to send to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Lancaster collected about 100 nylon hose and a bag of hair for Brown since May 3, and also handed her a surprise check of $65 from a popcorn sale on Friday, May 21; money that can ship eight boxes of donations. Pictured with Brown are (from left) Lancaster students Isaac Brown, Karmen Koch and Josi Barscz.

HCCF names Bergman Scholarship winners

The Huntington County Community Foundation announced that Kourtney Brubaker, Emma Sabinske, Nicole Shaw and Emily Frankle have been awarded George A. & Garnet L. Bergman Scholarships.

Brubaker, a graduating senior of Huntington North High School, will be attending Anderson University to major in education. While at Huntington North, Brubaker was a member of the National Honor Society, Student Athletic Board, Future Educators of America, class council of 2010 and a 10-year member of 4-H.

She also was on the basketball, tennis and volleyball teams.

Myers, Beaver earn Reeves Athletic Scholarships

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Kelly Myers and Jordan Beaver have been awarded Dave Reeves Athletic Scholarships.

Myers, a senior at Huntington North High School, will be attending Ball State University, majoring in Radiology. She is the daughter of Terry and Barbara Myers, of Andrews.

While at Huntington North High School, Myers was a member of the National Honor Society, was a scholar athlete, and has earned Academic Honors. She was also a Parkview Hospital volunteer.

Extension seeking ‘Friend’ nominees

The Huntington County Extension Board is looking for nominees for the County "Friend of Extension" Award.

The award recognizes an individual who has been active in Extension programs - agriculture, consumer and family sciences, youth or community development - through their participation, leadership or cooperation with Extension activities.

A person can nominate him/herself or someone else and include a written narrative of the person nominated - maximum of 500 words.

Glancy earns honor group induction

Jennifer Glancy.
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Jennifer Glancy, a 2006 graduate of Huntington North High School, was recently inducted into the Beta Rho chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International at Ball State University.

The honor society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International was one of the first organizations to fund nursing research in the United States.

Membership is by invitation to baccalaureate and graduate nursing students, who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and to nursing leaders exhibiting exceptional achievements in nursing.

Myers receives 2 4 Golf Scholarship

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Kelly Myers has been awarded the 2 4 Golf Scholarship to attend Ball State University.

Myers, a senior at Huntington North High School, will be majoring in radiology. She is the daughter of Terry and Barbara Myers, of Andrews. While at Huntington North, Myers volunteered at Parkview Huntington Hospital. She was a member of the National Honor Society, a scholar athlete, and has Academic Honors status.

Reed wins Cecil award to study children’s ministry

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Allison Reed has been awarded the Ephraim (Mike) and Mary Cecil Scholarship to attend Olivet Nazarene University.

Reed, a 2008 graduate of Huntington North High School, is majoring in Children's Ministry. She i the daughter of Gregory and Ruth Reed, of Huntington.

Hospital Guild learns about Boys & Girls Club

The Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild met Tuesday, May 25, in the lower level classrooms of the hospital. Opal Poe, president, conducted the meeting.

Judy Fitzmaurice introduced Mandy Reber, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County, who spoke on the activities and achievements of the club.

It was announced that Seth Brunner and Laura Bell had been named recipients of the two Guild scholarships. Bell was introduced and spoke on her future college plans.

Margaret Aufdenkampe, hospitality chairman, served refreshments.

Boy Scouts to sell Nelson’s chicken June 5

Boy Scout Troop 130 will sell Nelson's Port-A-Pit chicken and ribs on Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National City Bank lot in Huntington Plaza.

The troop will use proceeds from the sale to fund programs such as summer camp, whitewater rafting, canoeing, backpacking, cycling and more.

National City Bank is a sponsor of the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouting.

 

Hiner grants go to Arts Council, Quayle Center

The Huntington County Community Foundation has presented Hiner Family Fund grants for $1,000 to the LaFontaine Arts Council and $275 to the Dan Quayle Commemorative Foundation.

These grants represent the annual distribution from Hiner Family Fund, administered by the Huntington County Community Foundation.

The Hiner Family Fund was established in 1997 by Homer and Marjorie Hiner to support the preservation and promotion of culture in Huntington County.

Master Gardeners to host program on herbs

The Huntington County Master Gardeners will host "Cooking with Herbs," on Thursday, June 3, at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park.

The program will be presented by Liz Sanders and is open to the public.

Interested persons are asked to RSVP at the Huntington County Extension Office, 354 N. Jefferson St., Suite 202, Huntington; or by phone at 358-4826.

 

Huntington Township High School alumni gather at Huntington University for banquet

Members of the Huntington Township High School Class of 1940 were honored during the school’s May alumni banquet.
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Former students of Huntington Township High School gathered May 1 at Huntington University for the 2010 alumni banquet.

Those attending were:

Class of 1934 - Earl Moldenhauer.

Class of 1936 - Maxine Sunderman Stetzel.

Class of 1937 - Helen Brown Zeigler.

Class of 1938 - Dean Gressley.

Class of 1939 - Marguerite Schoeff Schroeder.

Veterans invited to ride in Salamonie Summer Festival parade

Shelbie Goulding, a seventh-grader at Salamonie School, designed this year’s Salamonie Summer Festival logo. For her efforts in the design contest, Goulding was awarded a festival T-shirt and a monetary prize.
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The Parade Committee for the Salamonie Summer Festival invites all veterans to ride in the 2010 Salamonie Summer Festival Parade.

The theme this year is "Big Time-Small Town." The parade will be held on Saturday, July 3, at 9 a.m. Veterans will be honored by being the first ones to ride in the parade. Call Jill Eltzroth at 375-2212 with interest.

Shelbie Goulding, a seventh-grade student at Salamonie School, designed this year's festival logo. The contest to produce logos was held in Diane Iden's art classes.

Sponsors set for Salamonie Summer Festival concert

Heritage Pointe and MarkleBank are two of the sponsors of this year's Salamonie Summer Festival's "Concert on the Hill," in Warren on July 2.

The event will feature national recording artist James Otto. His opening acts include BackWater and Shakin' Bake.

Tickets are available in advance through www.ticketmaster.com or at the MarkleBank location in Warren. There will be a limited number of tickets on sale.

 

Local Delta Thetas install new officers

The Alpha Delta Chapter, Delta Theta Tau Sorority recently installed new chapter officers for 2010-2011.

The officers are: Cindy Kelley, president; Alice Wiley, vice president; Rise Buzzard, recording secretary; Lori Guy, treasurer; Carol Truitt, corresponding secretary; Billie Jean Lewis, sergeant-at-arms; Phyllis Hall, historian; Laura Olivero, pledge supervisor; and Judy Minniear, publicity chairman.

The meeting was conducted by Olivero, chapter president. Karen Chesterman, cheese ball chairman, reported on the recent moneymaker.

Balloon Release at Roanoke Elementary


Photo by Jessica Williams.

Students of Roanoke Elementary let their balloons fly on Friday afternoon, May 28, during their celebration of receiving four-star status for the 2008-2009 school year. The celebration continued in the gym with a program to conclude the school day.

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