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 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.

Entering the next stage

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Horace Mann Principal Amy Ashcraft addresses students and families during the fifth grade graduation ceremony, held on Friday, May 28, in the school's gymnasium. Recipients of the Horace Mann scholarships were also recognized during the event.

Monument City-Polk Township alumni set banquet

The Monument City School-Polk Township Alumni Association will hold its 84th annual banquet on Saturday, June 12, at the Mt. Etna United Methodist Church.

The classes of 1940 and 1950 will be honored.

Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed with dinner at 6 p.m.

For reservations or more information about the alumni banquet, contact Bonnie Caley Hahn at 786-0231.

Mt. Etna UMC is located at the intersection of Ind.-124 and Ind.-9.


Teens to talk ‘Diary’

The Huntington City-Township Public Library has begun a new Teen Book Club for those ages 13-18 to explore different types of books and talk about those books with others in the same age group.

All genres of books will be discussed, beginning with this month's book, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid."

To get involved with the book club, visit the reference desk at the library, 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington, to pick up a book club packet and parental permission slip. Anyone who joins the club will get a prize card, good for one free book after 10 club meetings.


Business of the month

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The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce announced United Technologies as the June Business of the Month. At the presentation are (from left) Steve Kimmel, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce; United Technologies employees Dominique Millard and Kelly Raugh; Esther Johnson, United Technologies vice president; United Technologies employees Greg Dickey and Ray Sanfrey; and Sue Rumple and Paula Whiting, Chamber of Commerce ambassadors.

Yoga in the Park returns to Huntington

The Huntington Parks and Recreation Department has announced the return of a program for local adults, Yoga in the Park.

The yoga classes will take place in Memorial Park on Tuesday and Saturday mornings beginning June 8. The one-hour classes will meet at 10:15 a.m. by the north pond, close to the gazebo. The Yoga in the Park program will meet for seven weeks. Attending the first several classes will be beneficial to yoga practice experience.

CARQUEST, OTC Tool Corp. partner to donate equipment

CARQUEST of Wabash and Huntington recently donated $600 worth of equipment to the Automotive Service class at Heartland Career Center, taught by Dean Owens.
Photo by Brent Swan

Mike Smith, owner of the Wabash and Huntington CARQUEST stores, recently provided over $600 worth of equipment to the automotive program at Heartland Career Center.

In partnership with OTC Tool Corporation, CARQUEST donated a state-of-the-art black light and dye injection set and an ultraviolet leak detector to the Automotive Service class.

Instructor Dean Owens noted how valuable this equipment is for the students.

Huntington County Goat Association to host Fun Show on June 5

The Huntington County Goat Association is hosting a Fun Show for all interested youth on Saturday, June 5 at the 4-H Community Building, Hier's Park.

The show is open to all youth ages 3 to 19. Registration is from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The show is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., with classes available for does (including boer, pygmy and dairy breeds), market wethers, showmanship, costume and an obstacle class for all.

Huntington County Community Foundation names Pyle grant recipients

The Huntington County Community Foundation recently announced recipients of three Stephanie A. Pyle "Spirit of Community" Fund grants.

The Dan Quayle Center & Museum received a grant in the amount of $188 to be used towards the purchase of archival materials to properly store artifacts which have been moved during the recent educational gallery exhibit upgrades.

The LaFontaine Arts Council received a grant in the amount of $500 to be used in the support of the JeFFest event.

Dorothy M. Coll scholarship recipients named

The Huntington County Community Foundation has announced that Kirsten Konz, Nicole Shaw and Taylor Allred have been awarded Dorothy M. Coll Scholarships.

HCCF announces Hohe USF Scholarship award students

The Huntington County Community Foundation announced that Lauren Chanley, Heather Brumbaugh, Nicole Shaw and Siearah Ellenberger have been awarded the Dr. John & Mrs. Hohe University of Saint Francis Scholarship to attend University of Saint Francis.

Helping out

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The second grade class at Roanoke Elementary School raised money for three area organizations this school year by selling almost 500 cookies. The proceeds were divided among Helping Paws Pet Haven, the Huntington County Humane Shelter and Huntington House, with each organization receiving $135.63. Students presenting the checks are (from left) Noah Wiedenhoeft, Gavin Bickel and Cheyanne Schmoekel. Recipients are (back row from left), Jenny Simpson of Huntington House, Betsy Bilyew from Helping Paws and Dee Hoffman of the Humane Shelter.

Crestview Middle School announces its fourth-quarter honor roll students

Crestview Middle School has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2009-2010 school year.

Honor roll students are:

All A's
Eighth Grade

Josie Beaver, Danny Becker, Katherine Bennett, Abby Blocker, Madison Carmichael, Christopher Chesterman, Sarah Christman, Jessica Drew, Jordan Eckert, Rachael Fomley, Kandice Grimme, Valerie Huffman and Andrew Kennedy.

Fiction Lovers to discuss Crichton book at HPL

The Fiction Lover's Book Club will meet Tuesday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library's fireplace.

This month, members are reading a retelling of the Old English epic, "Beowulf," as re-imagined by author Michael Crichton: "Eaters of the Dead: the Manuscript of Ibn Fadlan, Relating his Experiences with the Northmen in A.D. 922."

Next month, the club will be reading the classic Jane Austen novel, "Northanger Abbey."

The club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.

Flag folding ceremony

Photo by Scott Trauner.

VFW Post 2689 members Jerry Walling (left) and Jerry Helms (center) perform the flag folding ceremony while Rodney Funk reads off the steps and their meaning to the audience during the Memorial Day 2010 Program put on by the Huntington County Veterans Service Office on Monday, May 31, at the Frist Church of the Nazarene.

Musical tribute

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Joni Killian sings out a musical tribute to veterans during the Memorial Day 2010 Program presented by the Huntington County Veterans Service Office on Monday, May 31, at the First Church of the Nazarene.

Placing of the Wreaths

Photo by Scott Trauner.

City and county officers and county service organization representatives participate in the Placing of the Wreaths during the Memorial Day 2010 Program presented by the Huntington County Veterans Service Office on Monday, May 31, at the First Church of the Nazarene.

The message

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Roger Vezeau, youth pastor at College Park Church, gives the message at the Huntington North High School Baccalaureate Worship Celebration on Sunday, May 30, at the HNHS Auditorium.

Senior gift

Photo by Scott Trauner.

David Ballard (left) representing the 2010 Huntington North High School graduating seniors, presents a check to Scott Thorn of the New LIfe Soup Kitchen as the senior gift during the HNHS Baccalaureate Worhsip Celebration on Sunday, May 30, at the HNHS Auditorium.

Worship team

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The worship team of Josh Bush, Adam Klaffke, Ashley Landrum, Kayleigh Mower, Bekah Trout and Ryne Wemhoff performed and led in several prayers at the Huntington North High School Baccalaureate Worship Celebration on Sunday, May 30, at the HNHS Auditorium.

LaFontaine Golf Club hosts Pathfinder Kids Kampus outing

LaFontaine Golf Club hosted the Pathfinder Kids Kampus Golf Outing on Wednesday, May 26, with the following results:

The team of Jeff Fabini, Bruce Blaylock, Jim Buckholz and Jason Brown took first place with a score of 59. Jeff Wing, Cris Morrissey, Brian Kline and Michelle Smith took second with a score of 60. Pete Schownir, John Mignone, Lisa Geller and Megan Morrison finished with a 61.

Homier Distributing retail outlet to celebrate 10th anniversary by helping raise funds for HFD

Huntington Fire Department Chief Matt Armstrong (left) is pictured with Kenny Dunn, store manager and special events coordinator of Homier Distributing. Homier is celebrating its 10th anniversary by raising funds for the fire department.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Homier Distributing retail store at 325 Hauenstein Rd. will celebrate its 10th anniversary by raising funds for the Huntington Fire Department.

The store's Huntington Fire Department Day will be held Saturday, June 5. Ten percent of all proceeds will be donated to the Huntington Fire Department to help purchase equipment and other necessary items.

"Homier has always tried to support the community whenever possible," says Kenny Dunn, store manager and special events coordinator.

Extension announces 4-H calendar for week

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

Tuesday, June 1
5 p.m. - Waggin' Tails, at the home of the Smarts.

5 p.m. - Bowling, at Rainbow Lanes.

6:30 p.m. - Countywide Horse & Pony, at the Saddle Club.

7 p.m. - 4-Leaf Clovers, at the home of the Lahr's.

7 p.m. - Best ‘N' All/We Raise ‘Em, at the home of the Suchcickis'.

Wednesday, June 2
6 p.m. - Golden Eagles, at the Hier's Park pavilion.

Showing appreciation

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington North High School Principal Jeremy Gulley (lower right) accepts a banner filled with student signatures from the JAG Club on Wednesday, May 26. The high school honored Gulley, who will be leaving to serve in Afghanistan, in a special assembly.