River cleanup is Saturday

The Markle Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor "De-Trash the Wabash" event on Saturday, April 24, from 8 a.m. to noon to clean debris from the waterway running through Markle.

Organizers hope for 20 to 30 volunteers, but anyone under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
A light lunch will be provided, as well as T-shirts to identify volunteers.

Those attending are asked to meet at the corner of Wilt and Miller Streets by the river. Signs will be posted throughout Markle for direction.

Salamonie to perform ‘Annie Jr.’ on Friday

Salamonie School's seventh and eighth grade choirs will present the musical "Annie Jr." on Friday, April 23 at 7 p.m., in the Salamonie gym.

There is a cast of 46 students with leads by Lina Willard (Annie), Mariah Thornsbury (Miss Hannigan), J.T. Goulding (Warbucks) and Alissa Weight (Grace).

There is a cost for tickets, which are available at the door.


Victory Noll Center is site of breakfast

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will host a networking breakfast showcase on May 5 from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at Victory Noll Center.

John Mignone, of Mignone Communications Inc., will emcee the event. Attendees are asked to bring at least nine business cards to share.

Reservations are required by April 28.

For more information, contact the chamber at 356-5300.
Victory Noll Center is located at 1900 W. Park Drive.


Huntington Idol tryouts will be held on June 12

Ten-year-old Leann Ringenberg plans to put on her Hula Hoop act to try out for Huntington Idol, a fundraiser for the Huntington House homeless shelter.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington County residents who have a special talent to share are invited to try out for Huntington Idol, a fundraiser for the Huntington House homeless shelter.

Tryouts will be held Friday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Huntington Baptist Church, 2435 Waterworks Rd.

The performance will be staged July 16 at 7 p.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene, with a rehearsal at the church on July 16 at 5 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will help support the needs of Huntington House residents and maintain the shelter, located at William and LaFontaine streets.

McNew to discuss wildflowers at senior lunch

The next Senior Lunch at Salamonie Interpretive Center is May 3.

Marvin McNew will present his annual program "Wildflowers at their Best," which features a PowerPoint slideshow. The group will also take a short walk on the Turkey Cove Trail to look for wildflowers.

The program starts with a meal at 12:30 p.m., and the meat dish will be provided by the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. Seniors should bring a dish to pass, their own table service and a small donation to defray the cost of the meat dish.

Birders will gather Saturday at Lost Bridge West

Upper Wabash Interpretive Services will host its annual Bird Extravaganza on Saturday, April 24, from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The event will be held at Salamonie Reservoir's Lost Bridge West.

Activities include a walk through the woods with renowned Indiana bird watcher Jim Haw.

The group will meet at the Interpretive Center at 8 a.m. and bird watchers should bring their own binoculars.

Walking for a cause

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Darren and Kym Crandell stride around the track during the "Great Strides 5K Walk" on Saturday, April 17, at Crestview Middle School. The event was held for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

DMA majors to showcase senior projects at HU

Eighteen students will showcase their work during the Huntington University Graduating Digital Media Arts Majors Exhibit, which runs April 28 through May 12, in the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The artist reception will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., on May 1 and the show is a culmination of the students' work over the past four years.

The exhibit will include works from the following seniors:

• Josh Addessi, from Canton, OH, a digital media arts major with a focus in animation.

Announce upcoming 4-H events

Purdue University - Huntington County Office announces the 4-H calendar of events for this week:

Thursday, April 22
5 p.m. - Waggin' Tails. Community Building, Hier's Park.

6 p.m. - 4-H club officer training. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.

7 p.m. - We Win Club. Home of the Laymons.

Friday, April 23
5 p.m. - Bowling. Rainbow Lanes.

Saturday, April 24
12 p.m. - Dog association. Community Building, Hier's Park.

12 p.m. - Shotgun Club (beginner). Hillside Shooting Sports.

New Hope sets groundbreaking for family life center

New Hope United Brethren Church, 2001 Engle St., will break ground Sunday morning, April 25, for a 13,300-square-foot family life center.

The groundbreaking service will be held at 9 a.m., beginning in the church sanctuary and moving outside to the construction site. A brunch will be held at the church following the celebration.

Molly King and Lauren Stephens earn four-year full-tuition Lilly scholarships

Molly King (left) and Lauren Stephens.
Photos provided.

Two Huntington County students will receive four-year full-tuition scholarships as the Huntington County Community Foundation 2010 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.

Molly King and Lauren Stephens will receive full tuition to the Indiana colleges of their choice as well as an $800 yearly stipend for required books and equipments.

King plans to attend Taylor University and major in nutrition. She is the daughter of Denise King, of Huntington.

Parkview Cancer Center taking nominations for cancer care award

Parkview's Comprehensive Cancer Center is accepting nominations for its Parkview Cancer Care Award.
The award honors the dedication, determination, innovation, sacrifices, and courage of those whose efforts improve the quality of life for people who have cancer.

Nominations will be accepted through April 30.

HU’s Gates earns Alpha Chi honor

Christianne Gates.
Photo provided.

The Huntington University Alpha Chi chapter received numerous recognitions at the Alpha Chi Super-Regional/National Convention in March.
The Indiana Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi at Huntington University sent nine students and two chapter sponsors to the convention which was held in Little Rock, Ark., March 25-27.

Roanoke Beautification Foundation moving forward

The Roanoke Beautification Foundation has been revitalized and offers suggestions and events for people to get involved.

Initially, the foundation is looking for sponsors for the baskets of flowers that hang on Main Street every summer. There is a cost and the donor name will be identified on each basket. They hang from the streetlights downtown and there are plans to expand them to other locations in Roanoke as well.

Extension announces week’s calendar of events

Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office announces the calendar of events for the week of April 19.

Monday, April 19
6 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.
6:30 p.m. - Champion Achievers. Christ the King Church.

Tuesday, April 20
5 p.m. - Bowling. Rainbow Lanes.
6 p.m. - Rifle Club. Warren Sportsman Club.

Wednesday, April 21
6 p.m. - Golden Eagles. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.
6 p.m. - Archery Club. Community Building, Hier's Park.
7 p.m. - Barnyard Brigade. Home of the Stephans.

Meeting of the minds

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Bill Fetrow (right), executive director of Love INC, talks to fellow members of Community Resources of United Way (C.R.U.W.) on Wednesday, April 14. The group is comprised of service organizations that network to provide emergency services. Also pictured is Mike Rohler, executive director of the American Red Cross of Huntington County.

Martin to conclude this season’s Forester Lecture Series April 27

Todd Martin.
Photo provided.

Dr. Todd Martin will conclude this semester's Huntington University's Forester Lecture on April 27 at 7 p.m. with a presentation titled, "Race, Gender, Feminism and the Case of Edwidge Danticat."

The lecture will take place in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

Martin is a professor of English at Huntington University. He teaches courses in 19th and 20th century British and American literature.

For the animals

Photo provided.

The sixth grade gold team at Riverview Middle School collected donations for the Huntington County Humane Shelter. On April 14, the students gave the shelter more than $200, which will go toward a building fund for a new shelter, and several supplies. Pictured are (from left) students Emily Horne, Trystin Godfroy and Andrew Killen; Dee Hoffman from the Humane Shelter; and students Jerimiah Gardner and Chase Shepherd.

Mammography screenings offered at Seminary UM

Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography will be at Seminary United Methodist Church in Roanoke, on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Screening mammography will be offered to women who are 35 years or older and have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months; have no prior or current history of breast cancer or problems with their breasts; and who are insured or uninsured.

Funding is available to cover expenses for women who do not have sufficient financial resources to pay for the test.

To schedule a mammogram, call 483-1847.

Volunteers sought to help with Studio renovation

The Huntington Arts Initiative Inc., is seeking volunteers to help renovate The Studio at the corner of Warren and Market streets in downtown Huntington.

Work days will be held on April 22 and 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All volunteers should wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Gloves, safety masks and safety glasses will be available.

Gray, Holloway also on honor roll

Emiley Gray, an eighth grade student at Crestview Middle School, and Trevor Holloway, a sixth grade student at Crestview, were both named to the All A honor roll for the third quarter of the 2009-10 school year.

They were listed incorrectly in the honor roll previously published in The Huntington County TAB.

The TAB regrets the error and any inconvenience it may have caused.


Top writers

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Huntington City-Township Public Library has announced the winning stories for the PBSKIDS GO! writing contest, sponsored by WFWA PBS 39 and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The winners are (left to right), Luke Christman, third grade; Jessica Hartmus, first grade; Megan Ormiston, kindergarten; and Carrie Runyan, second grade. They received prizes from the library and their stories have advanced to the regional judging at the TV station in Fort Wayne.

Sharp Creek Musicians will present spring program at Old German School

"A Musical Celebration of Spring" will be held on Sunday, April 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old German School, northwest of Andrews.

The Sharp Creek Musicians, a group of staff and faculty members from Sharp Creek Elementary School in Wabash County, will entertain with traditional music played on old-time instruments such as the banjo, dulcimer and guitar.

Vintage hymns will also be sung, with accompaniment from the old pump organ, which was originally used in the Hopewell Church where the family of author Gene Stratton Porter attended.

Warren HS alumni will gather on May 8

The alumni of Warren High School will hold their annual banquet at the Knight-Bergman Center in Warren on May 8.

All former students, teachers and friends of the Warren School are welcome to attend.

The classes of 1950 and 1960 will be recognized as honored classes. All graduates form 1940 and before will also be recognized.

Make reservations by contacting Jim Howell at 260-375-3048 or e-mail


Dinner to raise funds for pageant

An all-you-can-eat fish and tenderloin dinner will be held on April 20 at the New Hope Church, 2001 Engle St., from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to help raise money for Kalee Pressler's advertising for the state pageant to compete for Miss Indiana Cover Girl and a trip to California in November 2010.

This is Pressler's fourth year going to this pageant. Last year, she received a State Ambassador award, along with other trophies.

This year's state pageant is July 1-July 3. Different competitions will be held every day.

Lancaster honors perfect attendance

Lancaster Elementary School announces its list of students who achieved perfect attendance during the third grading period.

They are:
Mason Anderson, Barrett Barscz, Josi Barscz, Chandler Beaty, Emma Bickel, Alexander Bishop, Robert Borland, Kiara Bowers, Stone Bowers, Lacey Boxell, Caden Brubaker, Brittany Bussard, Lynn Bussard and Meg Camomile.

And, Eli Christman, Evan Christman, Gage Cocklin, Wyatt Couch, Seth Davis, Isaish Decker, Alivia Eiting, Brit Eltzroth, Eli Eltzroth, Dane Fife, Alyssa Fulton, Rachael Fulton, Cassidy Gray and Breckin Hammel.

Spring Family Festival is Saturday at Hier’s Park

The Council Against Domestic Violence of Huntington County will hold its sixth annual Spring Family Festival on Saturday, April 24, in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Agencies and organizations serving children and families in Huntington County will provide activities including arts and crafts, carnival games, musical performances and hands-on educational experiences.

Family Practice to join PPG in July

Family Practice Associates recently announced that it will be joining Parkview Physicians' Group (PPG) to provide more cost-effective quality care through the shared efficiencies of a larger practice.

Family Practice Associates includes Dr. John Carnes, Dr. Anette Lane, Dr. Theppanya Keolasy, Dr. Michele Thurston, Dr. Julie Utendorf, Dr. William Webb and Vickie Gayed, NP.

"Family Practice Associates is looking forward to a great working relationship with Parkview Health, and we are committed to providing excellent care to patients and their families," says Utendorf.

Scrapbooking Day to be held on April 24

The Warren Church of Christ will hold a Girls' Scrapbooking Day on Saturday, April 24, from 1 to 4 p.m.

All junior and senior high girls are welcome to attend and bring their scrapbooks and supplies.

The event will also include food and a lesson.

On Sunday, April 25, the church will host its ROCK party.
The group will be traveling to "Church-E-Cheese" from noon to 3 p.m.

This event is for any student kindergarten through fifth grade.

The bus will leave the church by noon.

For more information contact Nathan Ratcliff at 224-4843.

Democrats to meet

The Huntington County Democrat Party will conduct a business meeting on April 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntington County Democratic Headquarters, 20 N. Jefferson St.

This is the final meeting before the May primary.
Those interested in coming are asked to contact Chairman Jim Long at 356-4682, or Secretary Andy Krieg at 224-0520.