Huntington County area 4-H clubs plan week’s meetings and activities

Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office announces the 4-H calendar of events for the week of April 5.

Tuesday, April 6
6 p.m. - Rifle Club. Warren Sportman's Club.

Wednesday, April 7
6 p.m. - Golden Eagles. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.
6:30 p.m. - Bippus Busy Bees. New Hope United Christian Church.

Thursday, April 8
5 p.m. - Waggin Tails. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

Lincoln announces honor roll list for third GP

Lincoln Elementary School has announced the names of students on the honor roll for the 2009-10 school year.

Students on the All A's honor roll are:

Third Grade - Jacob Bruce, Zachary Cochran, Marley Fordyce, Katie Hale, Ethan Stafford and Lucas Stouder.

Fourth Grade - Margaret Bent, Dalton Lusch, Devon Nevil, Marissa Owens, Isis Pierce, Brittany Smith and Jamie Vance.

TurnPointe Church serves pork chops to fix the roof

TurnPointe Community Church of the Brethren is hosting a Pork Chop Dinner on Saturday, April 10, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The church will be serving smoked pork chops, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, salad, homemade desserts and drinks. Proceeds will to go the church's roof project.

TurnPointe Community is located in Markle on U.S.-224 just east of the Interstate 69 interchange.


Lincoln honors students for perfect attendance

Lincoln Elementary School has honored its students who achieved perfect attendance for the third quarter of the 2009-10 school year.

They are:

Preschool - Isaiah Alsman, Bailey Baumgardner, Peyton Bickel, Destiny Bragg, Noah Bruce, Chase Drummond, Autumn Fishbaugh, Vanessa Koughn, Dominic Lisinicchia, Dekoda Medsker and Robert Wright.

Homemakers to celebrate Achievement Day

Huntington County Extension Homemakers will celebrate Achievement Day Thursday, April 15, at the Evangelical United Methodist Church.

The program, set to begin at 3 p.m., will honor the members' accomplishments for the year and highlight service within the organization.

Registration and judging of the creative arts contest will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Leadership Academy hosts panel discussions

Scott Stevens, (standing, left) of the Huntington County Leadership Academy, moderates a panel which attended the Huntington County Leadership class on March 31 to discuss the topic of Technology and Communication.
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The 2010 Huntington County Leadership Academy hosted three panel discussions at Huntington University on March 31.

The topics were Arts, Recreation and Beautification, Communication and Technology and Education.

The discussions focused on how each of these areas is having an impact on Huntington County.

Faire preparations

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Eddie Diaz, James Pinkerton, Scott McElhaney and Tom Stouder (from left) remove a fence from a back ball diamond at the Huntington PAL Club in preparation for the Renaissance Faire to be held there May 27-31. The festival will be held on approximately 12 mostly undeveloped acres at the rear of the PAL property. The fence is being removed permanently from one ball diamond, which is no longer used, and the fence around a second ball diamond will be temporarily modified to make room for the event.

Voter registration end is April 5, reminds Rokita

Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita, Indiana's chief election officer, reminds Indiana voters that Monday, April 5, is the deadline to register or update their registration for the upcoming primary election.

Voters who have moved since the last election must update their information by this deadline.

Andrews library to have extra programs during spring break

The Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library will have extra programs and activities during Huntington County schools' spring break.

On Monday, April 5 at 1:30 p.m., the library will host a movie and popcorn time.

On Tuesday, April 6 at 1:30 p.m., community members can participate in the "Small Steps to Health" program.
Registration is required for this program, where children and adults will learn to create nutritious snacks and enjoy taste testing and take home recipes.

Call the library at 786-3574 to register.

‘Sock Hop for the Studio’ set for April 16 at PAL

The Remnants will provide the music for the April 16 sock hop sponsored by the Huntington Arts Initiative.
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The Huntington Arts Initiative's "Sock Hop for the Studio" will be held April 16 at the PAL club beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Hot Dog Happy Hour.

The music, which will begin at 8 p.m. and end at 11 p.m., will feature the Remnants.

Ralph Tourkow, founder of the group, is the bass player for Remnants. He began playing in high school and hasn't stopped. He played with Power Play and the Answer Band before launching the Remnants.

Amanda Kittredge-Prieur handles lead vocals, rhythm guitar and percussion. She was the 2004 winner of the area American Idol competition.

Chamber announces Huntington County EXPO prize winners

Huntington resident Natalie Fouts (center) accepts the grand prize of two Allegiant Air tickets from the Huntington County EXPO from EXPO co-chairmen Scott Trauner (left) and Jim Scheiber on Monday, March 29.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce announces the winners of various prizes from vendors at the recent Huntington County EXPO.

The grand prize winner of two airline tickets from Allegiant Air was Natalie Fouts.

Other winners were:

- Tom Richart, personalized travel bag from AdDesign.

- Dick Bechtold, umbrella, flashlight and beacon, from Beacon Credit Union.

- Harold Amundson, gift basket, from Bippus State Bank.

- Dennis Conner, rosewood finish single wine presentation box, from C&M Engraving & Gifts.

Faith Community sets egg hunt date

Faith Community Church of God in Huntington is hosting its annual free Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3, at 11 a.m.

Children up to fifth grade are invited to participate. There will be a toddler area for the smaller children as well.

The event will be held rain or shine.


Northview hosts Easter egg hunt

Northview Church of Christ will sponsor a community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 3, at the church.

The hunt is free and open to community children from birth up through fifth grade.

Free hot dogs and other refreshments will be served.

Activities begin at 11 a.m. The church is located at 2900 N. Jefferson St.


Local 4-H archery program will begin meeting on April 14 at Hier’s Park

The archery discipline of the Huntington County 4-H Shooting Sports program will begin classes on April 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the 4-H Community Building, Hier's Park.

Any youth interested in the archery discipline must complete the required paperwork, along with parent signatures and permission forms, and pay the registration fee no later than the first archery meeting on April 14.

Youth may also register at the Purdue Extension - Huntington County office prior to the first meeting.

Lancaster Cemetery Association sets annual meeting for April 14

The Lancaster Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. on April 14 at the Salamonie Church of the Brethren.

Financial updates will be given.

Three new board members are needed.

Anyone who owns spaces at the cemetery is invited to attend.

The church is located on Ind.-124, just south of the cemetery.


Flint Springs Elementary announces honor roll for third grading period

Flint Springs Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the third grading period for 2009-10.

Honor roll students are:

All A's
Fifth Grade

Johanna Ashley, Julie Bailey, Nolan Betterly, Brandon Briggs, Ariene Butler, Sam Daugherty, Haley Hart, Logan Nightingale, Mallory Oswalt and Hunter Welch.

All A's
Fourth Grade

Levi Lehman, Zach Lippe, Sam Poling and Ana Redner.

Chemist to talk about new water treatment plant in HU lecture

Ruth Hathaway, former chemical consultant of Hathaway Consulting, will give a presentation titled "New Generation Wastewater Treatment Plant," at 4 p.m. April 9 in Hiner Hall of the Science Hall at Huntington University.

The seminar is part of the Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences, which gives students exposure to the career perspectives of experts in the natural and mathematical sciences fields.

Zimmermann returns from three weeks in Haiti

Nichol Zimmermann, of Huntington, stands along a street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, during her three-week deployment there. Even at the end of March, streets in Port-au-Prince are still lined with rubble from the Jan. 12 quake.
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Nichol Zimmermann, a registered nurse from Huntington, returned March 26 from a three-week stay in Haiti during which she helped locate bodies of those killed in the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated the island country.

Huntington Writers Network notes changes in meet times

The Huntington Writers Network announces changes in its meeting times.

The group will now meet on the first and third Monday of each month at 6 p.m., at the Huntington City-Township Library.

Meetings this month will be April 5 and 19.

Area poets, writers and aspiring writers are welcome to attend.

The library is located at 200 W. Market St.


Roanoke Elementary recognizes honor students

Roanoke Elementary School has announced its third quarter honor roll for the 2009-10 school year.

Honor students are:

Third Grade

All A's
Keegan Bartrom, Dane Brown, Trinidy Charles, Adam Clark, Max Gilpin, Danielle Gonser, Emma Hollman, Ethan Hunnicutt, Isabella Kryder, Jesa Kummer, Katie Olinger, Nick Perry, Cameron Phillips, Lydia Riggers, Lexi Roberts, Elaina Teusch and Erika Vinson.

Library’s Teen Book Club starts April 15

Huntington City-Township Public Library invites teens to attend the first meeting of Teen Book Club on April 15, at 5 p.m.

Teen Book Club offers teens ages 13 through 18 years old a chance to explore different types of books and talk about them with other teens. Teens will read all types of books - adventures, fantasy, mysteries, drama, classics, legends, Newbery Award winners, and more, note library officials.

The book club meets at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month.

Miss Huntington attends recent Huntington EXPO

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Miss Huntington Lauren Petersen is interviewed by Bryan Michaels of radio station WKUZ, Wabash, during the Huntington County EXPO on Sunday, March 21. Michaels served as master of ceremonies at the expo. Petersen, of Bluffton, is a junior at Ball State University, where she is majoring in urban planning. She is currently completing an internship for her major at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Petersen is preparing to compete in the Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant, to be held June 26 in Zionsville. She will perform a classical piece on the piano at the state pageant.

Community women invited to attend HU Auxiliary’s spring breakfast

The Huntington University Women's Auxiliary invites women of the community to the Women's Spring Semester Breakfast on April 10 at 9 a.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons.

All women of the community are welcome to attend. Reservations must be made by April 7 by calling Pat Jones at 359-4061, or Ruth Seilhamer at 672-8605 or by e-mailing Sue Henry at henrymom@ver

Keystone Club receives award

Members of the Keystone Club, part of the Huntington County Boys and Girls Club, show off the 2008-09 National Award for Community Service on March 25 that the club received at the Keystone National Convention in Pittsburgh, PA, on March 12-14.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

At the Keystone Club of the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington County, the awards keep piling up.

Huntington's Keystone Club achieved the 2008-09 National Award for Community Service at the Keystone Club's National Convention in Pittsburgh, PA, March 12-14.
The honor is one of only four such awards given out by the Keystone Club organization.

"We had over 600 hours of community service," says Ashley Allen, Keystone Club advisor in Huntington.

HU sends several to natl. honor society convention

The Indiana Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi at Huntington University sent a large delegation to the Alpha Chi Super-Regional/National Convention in Little Rock, AR, March 25-27.

The theme for the convention was "Multiple Talents, Multiple Opportunities: Making Scholarship Effective for Good."

Roanoke to hold spring garage sales on May 22

The town of Roanoke will hold its town wide garage sale during Spring Time in the Village on May 22.

Crafters and vendors are also being sought. There is a cost and vendors and crafters must supply their own tables and chairs.

For more information contact Mat Quickery at 672-2265.


Huntington Catholic announces third quarter honor roll students

Huntington Catholic School has announced its honor rolls for the third quarter of the 2009-10 school year.

Students on the High Honor Roll, achieving all A's, are:

Grade Four - Johanna Dohrman, Katherine Jamison, Rileigh Johnson, Melanie Lisinicchia and Rees Zay.

Grade Five - Katie Hunt and Alexandra Short.

Grade Seven - Makayla Caley, Alexandra Kreider and Corinne Zay.

Grade Eight - Conner Kreider, Nathan Pike and Mary Simms.

Students named to the Honor Roll, who achieved all A's and B's, are:

Lancaster alumni to have banquet April 17

The Lancaster High School Alumni Banquet will be held April 17.

All graduates, former students and teachers are invited to attend.

The banquet will be held at the Lancaster Elementary School gym, located at 2932W-300S, Huntington.

Registration begins at 5 p.m. with the meal served at 6 p.m. There is a cost per person and advance reservations are required. Fellowship and entertainment will begin at 7 p.m. Those who cannot make the dinner are still welcome to attend this portion.

Extension office announces events schedule

Purdue Extension - Huntington County office announces its 4-H schedule of events for the week of March 29:

Monday, March 29
6 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.

7 p.m. - Tractor Club. Home of Doug Carrolls.

7 p.m. - Future Leaders. Home of the Littles'.

Tuesday, March 30
9:30 a.m. - Ag Day for Huntington County third-graders. Hier's Park.

6 p.m. - Muzzleloader and rifle clubs. Warren Sportsman's Club.

6 p.m. - Shotgun Club. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

PHH will host Huntington County of Chamber After Hours event

The next Huntington County Chamber of Commerce After Hours event is April 14 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event will be held at Parkview Huntington Hospital's front entrance mall and is a celebration of the hospital's 10th anniversary in its current location.

Reservations are required by April 7 and can be made by calling the chamber at 356-5300 or via e-mail at

Parkview Huntington Hospital is located at 2001 Stults Rd.