Brumm is on dean’s list at Wheaton

Marjorie Brumm, of Huntington, has been named to the spring 2010 dean's list at Wheaton College in Illinois.
Brumm just completed her junior year and is pursuing majors in anthropology and communication. She is the daughter of Chris and Susan Brumm.

Dean's list honors at Wheaton are earned by students who achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and carry at least 12 credit hours.


Purdue Extension announces 4-H calendar of events for week

Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office announces its 4-H calendar of events for this week:

Monday, June 28
6 p.m. - Canine Capers, at the Community Building, Hier's Park.

6 p.m. - Pets N Vets, at Huntington Veterinary Hospital.

Tuesday, June 29
5 p.m. - Waggin' Tails, at the home of the Smarts.

6 p.m. - Helping Hands, at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

6 p.m. - Awards Committee, at the Extension Office meeting room.

6:30 p.m. - Crystal Clovers, at the Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

Pre-entry forms for 4-H animal projects are due by July 1

The Huntington County Extension Office reminds all 4-H members who plan to exhibit animals at the Huntington County 4-H Fair that animal pre-entry/pen reservation forms are due no later than Thursday, July 1, to the Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office.

Synchronized precision

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Color guard members of the Crossmen Drum Corps practice their routine on Wednesday, June 23, at Kriegbaum Field. The modern drum corps is comprised of 150 performers from around the world with ages ranging from 14-22. The group held an open practice in Huntington, in preparation for competition in the Glassman All Star Review in Toledo, OH, on June 24.

Coats campaigns in Huntington

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Former United States Senator Dan Coats (left) was in Huntington on Friday, June 25, campaigning for his old job back in this fall's upcoming election. Huntington campaign Chairman Andy Zay is with Coats.

Amateru radio field day

David Bratt (front) and Tony Ehler operate amatuer radios at the Izaak Walton League on Saturday, June 26, as part of The Huntington County Amateur Radio Society's 24-hour field day. The event is a part of a North American contest between all radio operators. The event will run through today, Sunday, June 27.

Tough shot

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Dale Goebel, from Eadon, OH, takes aim at a target during the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition staged by the Indiana Mounted Regulators at the Chief LaFotaine Saddle Club on Saturday, June 26. Riders had to hit targets while riding in a timed event.

Clean-up after the storm

Photo by Russ Grindle.

Employees from Mike's Tree Service cut limbs and clean up after a storm on Wednesday night, June 23, blew part of a tree onto the roof at Huntington Medical Group on Jefferson Street in Huntington.

Roof damage

Photo by Russ Grindle.

Joe Pais (left), owner of PACE Chevrolet, and PACE business manager Joe Burgess look at a section of the building roof that was lost due to a storm on Wednesday night, June 23. Nearby Hometown Video & Games and The Awakening Community Church also suffered building damage. The dealership is still open for business.

Grant pushes restoration forward

Ray Starr, owner of Ray Starr Masonry and Roof Restoration, removes the old retaining wall on the south side of West Park Drive at Sunken Gardens in Huntington on Monday, June 21.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Work is progressing on the newest phase of the Sunken Gardens restoration project, thanks to a grant from the Federal Historic Preservation Fund administered by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

In this phase of restoration, the west retaining wall near the entrance of the tunnel on the south side of West Park Drive will be replaced, after it was determined that neither the wall nor the soil behind the wall was stable, said Denise Bard, superintendent of the Huntington Parks Department.

Businesses, churches team up for Malta House

Teresa Kaylor (left) and Kellie Herber check expiration dates of recently donated non-perishable food items on Monday, June 21, in the kitchen of the Malta House, a men’s shelter that is planning to open this September.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Local churches and businesses have teamed up to give down and out men a second chance through the Malta House, a men's shelter coming to 505 S. Jefferson St. this fall.

Pastor Kellie Herber, of Loon Creek Church and the shelter's unofficial director, says the shelter will be open by September, "it's just a matter of getting from Point A to Point B," she explains.

Flint Springs announces fourth quarter honor students

Flint Springs Elementary School has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

All A's

Fifth Grade
Julia Bailey, Nolan Betterly, Brandon Briggs, Elizabeth Finney, Dawson Hertle, Michael Okuly, Joshua Rackozy, Kaitlyn Schuhler, Cassie Sloan and Elijah Veilleux.

Fourth Grade
Deanna Christiansen, Sydnee Gradeless, Ryan Kline, Zach Lippe, Victoria Mickelson, Holly Pharoah, Sam Poling, Ana Redner and Joseph Stoffel.

Three on Manchester College dean’s list

Manchester College has announced its dean's list for the spring 2010 semester.

Included were Huntington residents Taylor Harris, Kaitlin Johnson - both Huntington North High School graduates - and Abby Niederman, a graduate of Bishop Luers High School.

Harris is an athletic training major, Johnson is a chemistry major and Niederman is an English major.

Students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have completed at least 12 semester hours.


Lancaster names attendance awards

Lancaster Elementary School has announced its all-year perfect attendance for 2009-10.

Those students having perfect attendance, in alphabetical order, are:

Barrett Barscz, Josi Barscz, Emma Bickel, Stone Bowers, Eli Christman, Wyatt Couch and Brit Eltzroth.

Also, Eli Eltzroth, Rachael Fulton, Justin Jamison, Savannah Jones, Brianna Kreisher, Brooke Richison, Daniel Shivley and Mary Sieberns.


Amateur radio fans set 24-hour demonstration

The Huntington County Amateur Radio Society will be holding its annual Field Day on June 26 and 27, from 1 p.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Sunday, at the Izaak Walton League on Hauenstein Road in Huntington.

The public is welcome to attend.

The event is a 24-hour contest between all amateur radio operators in North America, as well as a chance to show the public what amateur radio has to offer in times of disaster.


Lewis earns Army Achievement Medal

Army Spec. Cory A. Lewis, a Huntington native, has been decorated with the Army Achievement Medal.

The award is bestowed to members of the United States Armed Forces who have distinguished themselves in any capacity by meritorious service or achievement while serving in a combat or non-combat area.

Lewis is a food specialist with three years of military service assigned to the 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Army Regiment, Fort Hood, Killeen, TX.

Lewis is the son of Jeff Lewis and Peggy Tyree, both residents of Huntington.

Library to host Team T.H.R.U.S.T.

The Huntington City-Township Public Library will host the Huntington County 4-H Robotics team, Team T.H.R.U.S.T., as the team displays three of its creations at the HCTPL Main Library in Huntington beginning Tuesday, June 29, and continuing through Friday, July 9.

"Scorpion" is a robot designed to shoot sponge balls at targets eight feet high. This machine was Team T.H.R.U.S.T.'s 2006 entry in the international FIRST Robotics Aim High competition.

Concert set for Independence Day at Faith Chapel

God’s Call, a local gospel quartet, will be featured during a special Independence Day service on Sunday, July 4, at Faith Chapel United Methodist Church. Pictured (from left) are members Kevin Teusch, Bob Johnston, Mike Tribolet and Pat Thompson.
Photo provided.

Faith Chapel United Methodist Church will offer a special Independence Day worship service on Sunday, July 4, featuring the music of God's Call, a local gospel quartet, at 10 a.m.

The group consists of Mike Tribolet, Bob Jonston, Pat Thompson and Kevin Teusch.

Faith Chapel is located at 300W-1100N, six miles north of Huntington near Clear Creek Golf Course and one mile south of Ind.-114.

Nursery care is provided. A free-will offering will be received.

For more information, contact the church at 344-1466.


Dad’s Ride takes off Saturday afternoon

The third annual Dad's Ride event will be held Saturday, June 26, beginning at 1 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, 220 W. Park Drive.

Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The event is held in memory of Darnell VanOver, a United States Army Veteran who lost his battle to cancer on Dec. 1, 2008.

Not all of the costs from the illness were covered by the Veterans Administration, his family says, which created a financial burden. Now they are raising money for veterans to take care of costs they might have.

Arts council receives grant to help with JeFFFest

The LaFontaine Arts Council received a Huntington County Community Foundation grant from the Stephanie A. Pyle Spirit of the Community Fund to help with custom framing costs for the JeFFFest event, which was held June 20.
Photo provided.

The LaFontaine Arts Council has received a Huntington County Community Foundation Grant in the amount of $500 from the Stephanie A. Pyle Spirit of the Community Fund.

This grant will assist in underwriting the cost of custom framing supplies for the annual JeFFFest event held each year in downtown Huntington.

Pyle was a longtime board member of the LaFontaine Arts Council.

Arts in education programming provided yearly by the Council will benefit from this grant.

Kids Kampus has begun ‘Have You Seen Joe’ program

Pathfinder Kids Kampus childcare center of Huntington has begun its "Have You Seen Joe" promotion, which will run through Saturday, July 24. All money raised will help build a new outdoor science play center for the childcare center.

There are several ways to get involved with the promotion. Contact Pathfinder Kids Kampus and for a donation, submit a location for Joe Pogo to visit. Residents can also make a donation to have Joe Pogo removed from their home. If that resident does not wish to sponsor Joe's next move, Joe Pogo will remain on that lawn for two days.

Hat drive is on to send to Riley, Lutheran hospitals

The L&L Hat Drive is collecting hats for children with cancer now through the end of the week, and will send the hats to Riley and Lutheran Hospitals the week of June 28.

Girls' hats are especially needed, and the hats can be dropped off anytime at Pearson's Body Shop.


Ageless Iron hears results of GM show

The Ageless Iron Tractor and Machinery Club of Roanoke held its monthly meeting on Thursday, June 10, at the Lou Scher residence.

Reports were read by the secretary and treasurer, and it was noted that the Tractor and Car Show held on the grounds of the General Motors plant raised more than $7,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Several members of the club participated in the event, and detailed arrangements were given to those members participating in the Heritage Days Parade.

Northwest Elementary announces perfect attendance for fourth period

Northwest Elementary has announced its perfect attendance for the fourth quarter of the 2009-10 school year.

Following are the students, in alphabetical order:
Stephanie Atkinson, Kaitlyn Aughinbaugh, Julia Baker, Alexis Bartrom, Rebekah Bates, Joseph Belovich, Madelyn Berry, Colin Betterly, Chase Bills, Alexondrya Black, Kayden Black, Benjamin Blomeke, Jaclyn Boyd, Alyssa Brinkman, Brendan Brinkman, Ethan Brodbeck and Savannah Brown.

DNR offers online guide to fishing

The 2010 DNR Fishing Guide online publication is available now.

It can be viewed at, by selecting "large format."

The large-format version of the 2010 guide is an expanded version of what was available in a printed magazine in past years. In addition to regulations, the new online guide includes feature articles on bank fishing, creel surveys, the Brookville Lake bass survey and fishing for walleye, as well as a list of where to fish in Indiana, and many color photos.

Highley gets IWU honors

Brian Wayne Highley has been named to the dean's list at Indiana Wesleyan University for the spring semester 2010.

Students named to this list must have obtained a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and must carry at least 12 credit hours for the semester.


Joining the fight

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Lincoln Elementary teachers and staff participated in the One Million Pillowcase Challenge, June 14-15. The Social-Political Action project was organized by American Patchwork and Quilting and the pillowcases will be donated to cancer patients and others in need. Pictured are teachers Nancy Wagner (left) and Rae Anne Kline.

Northwest Elementary announces end of year honor roll

Northwest Elementary has announced its all-year honor roll for the 2009-10 school year.

All A's

Fifth Grade
Tyler Gates, Brenna Inderlied, Erica Kennedy, Kevin King and Reagan Wohlford.

Fourth Grade
Haley Burnau, Stephen Center, Auden Eckert, Peyton Harvey, Gillian Lintz, Konner Morris, Kathleen Paolillo, Emily Rethlake, Gracie Scher, Michael Schweller, Kaitlyn Stephan and Cade Sturm.

Parkview Huntington Hospital gets recent accolades

Parkview Huntington Hospital was recently recognized with 2010 Professional Research Consultants (PRC) Excellence in Healthcare Awards.

The awards are based on patients' perceptions of care and medical staff perceptions, and were presented at the PRC Excellence in Healthcare Conference in San Diego.

The Overall Top Performer Award was given to Dr. Kevin Stamm, of Parkview Huntington OB/GYN Associations and the Parkview Physicians' Group.

Harness graduates from basic at Ft. Jackson

Army National Guard Pvt. Josiah B. Harness graduated recently from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC.

The nine-week course studied the U.S. Army's mission, history, tradition and core values; physical fitness; and instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.