Donating to the animals

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Clint Stockert (right) gets a donation from a driver at the intersection of Jefferson and MacGahan streets Saturday, May 24, for the Huntington County Humane Shelter. Five volunteers - one dressed in a dog suit - raised funds for the animal shelter.

Walker hails 25th year at PHD

Darrell Walker
Photo provided.

Darrell Walker was recently recognized for 25 years of service with PHD. His service anniversary was May 15.

Walker is a clamp palletech operator at the Huntington facility.


Independent Alliance Banks receives approval for offering up to 200,000 shares of common stock

Independent Alliance Banks Inc. (IAB), the holding company of iAB financial bank, announced that it has received approvals from the Indiana Securities Division and FINRA to conduct an offering of up to 200,000 shares of its common stock, no par value per share.

The reason for the offering is to encourage expansion of IAB's shareholder base, bank officials said in a news release, and the proceeds from the offering will be primarily used to provide additional capital to iAB financial bank and support future stock redemptions.

Blow me down

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Fourth grader Chelsea Swada uses air from a balloon to blow down cups in record time during Huntington Catholic School's Field Day event Friday, May 23. It only took her 2.6 seconds to knock all the cups off the table, as other students get ready to take their turn. The event was held in the parking lot of the school, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Youth for Christ to hold fish fry at Nazarene Church

Huntington Youth for Christ will hold a Dan's Fish Fry fund-raiser on Thursday, June 5, at the Huntington First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1555 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

The event will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with all proceeds going to benefit Huntington Middle School and High School Campus Life students. Campus Life is a ministry that works to serve the youth in Huntington County by providing various clubs and opportunities throughout the week, where students learn about Christ and living a balanced life.

CNA students at HNHS will receive pins during ceremony on June 3

Students from Huntington North High School's Health Services program completed their state licensing exams on Friday, May 23, to become Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs) through the Indiana State Department of Health. All of the 33 students enrolled in the program passed the two-part examination process and are now CNAs.

Couple to discuss 18-month mission to Tanzania

Jon and Linda Knecht greet Nyarugusu refugees in Tanzania, where the Knechts spent 18 months as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The couple will discuss their experience in a program on June 8.
Photo provided.

Longtime Huntington residents Jon and Linda Knecht, who recently returned from an 18-month mission to Tanzania for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will discuss their experience on June 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Huntington Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, located at 1190W-500N.

The Knechts received two weeks of training in the Swahili language at the church's Missionary Training Center in Provo, UT, before embarking on the 8,000-mile trip to Tanzania.

Area 4-H groups announce next week’s activities

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service - Huntington County Office announces its 4-H calendar:

Monday, June 2
6 p.m. - Mini 4-H Northwest, HCS, home schools. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.
6 p.m. - Archery. Community building, Hier's Park.

Tuesday, June 3
10 a.m. - Mini 4-H Workshop. Heritage Hall, Hier's Park.
6 p.m. - Mini 4-H Andrews, Lancaster, Salamonie Schools. Miami Tool & Die.
6:30 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.
7 p.m. - 4-Leaf Clovers. Lahr's.

Huntington North recognizes its seniors at annual Achievement Night

Kandice Grimme (right) accepts an award from Huntington North High School teacher Joe Perkins for earning all A’s in French throughout her four years of high school.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of Huntington North High School's Class of 2014 were recognized for their accomplishments during their four years of high school during the school's annual Achievement Night program on Monday, May 19.

Students in their caps and gowns filed into the HNHS gym to be honored for academic and extracurricular achievements.

Students earning college scholarships were also honored, with guidance counselor Sadie Landrum noting that the students have earned a collective $28 million in scholarships.
Students recognized during the program were:

Nine former Salamonie students are awarded PROS scholarships

Parents Reaching Out at Salamonie (PROS) announces the recipients of its 2014 scholarships.

These scholarships are available to Huntington North High School seniors who have attended Salamonie School for at least four years.

Recipients are selected on the basis of outstanding leadership both academically and socially.

D.A.R. members to lay wreath at park

The Samuel Huntington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will participate in a Memorial Day program on Friday, May 30, at Gen. Slack Park, in Huntington.

The program will begin at 8:30 p.m.

D.A.R. members will lay a wreath during the ceremony.

Gen. Slack Park is located on Guilford Street, in Huntington.


General Motors again helps local Habitat

A team of volunteers from General Motors’ Fort Wayne Assembly Plant installs the trusses on a Habitat for Humanity house, in Huntington, on Thursday, May 22.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Volunteers from the General Motors Foundation, local officials and more than 20 teamGM Cares volunteers from GM's Fort Wayne Assembly Plant spent Thursday, May 22, in Huntington, working on a new-home build in partnership with Huntington County Habitat for Humanity.

This project marks Huntington County Habitat's 28th home build and is being built in partnership with the Tim and Melissa Ivey family, who lost their home to a fire earlier this year. Ground was broken in April.

Cattlemen to hold meet on May 27

The Huntington County Cattlemen will meet on Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex (first floor).

The agenda items include the food tent at the 4-H Fair and the June 14 youth workshop.

For more information, contact Purdue Extension - Huntington County Office, 354 N. Jefferson St., Suite 202, Huntington or call 358-4826.


Pathfinder dedicates 1st supportive living home

Pathfinder Services President John Niederman (left) speaks during the dedication of three new four-plex supportive living homes for people with developmental disabilities on Tuesday, May 20.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

With city and state dignitaries in attendance, Pathfinder Community Supports officially dedicated the first of its new supportive living homes on Tuesday, May 20.

The keynote speaker was Cindy L. Konich, president of Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis, whose major Affordable Housing Program (AHP) grant of $289,000 enabled construction of the 12-unit front porch community at 1761 Ash St. on Huntington's south side.

Supporting Camp H.E.R.O.

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Roanoke Lions Club presented a check to organizers of Camp H.E.R.O. during a program about the camp given Thursday, May 22, at Roanoke Elementary School.