Becker earns 2014 First National Bank Scholarship

Daniel Becker
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Daniel Becker of Huntington has been awarded the 2014 First National Bank of Huntington Scholarship through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Becker, a graduating senior at Huntington North High School, plans to attend Huntington University majoring in athletic training with the ultimate goal of earning a PhD in Physical Therapy. He is the son of Marla and Timothy Becker.

Marina offers water tours of Salamonie Reservoir

Randy (left) and Debbie Yarger, owner of Pirate’s Cove Marina at Salamonie Reservoir, are offering tours of the reservoir aboard this covered pontoon boat.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Pirate's Cove Marina is now offering on-the-water tours of Salamonie Reservoir.

Randy Yarger, who owns the marina with his wife Debbie, says he started offering the tours on a trial basis at the end of last summer just to see how popular they'd be.

The tours were a hit, so he's offering them on a regular basis this summer.

"A lot of people want to get out on the lake, but they don't want to rent a boat for the day," Yarger says.

Summer reading programs begin at Hgtn., Markle

Nerdy “scientists” (from left) William Murray, 17; Alexandria Christman, 14; and Alexandria Everett, 15, concoct some fun for Huntington City-Township Public Library’s Summer Reading Program.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Summer reading programs begin today, June 2, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library's main library and Markle branch.

The reading program is designed to motivate families to broaden their reading experiences, with different segments of the program - all falling under the general theme "Fizz! Boom! READ!" - offered for different age levels. Readers can sign up to participate in the program at any time during the summer.

Andrews Library to celebrate new addition June 14

Celebrate the completion of the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library building project on Saturday, June 14.

Children can enter a drawing from now until June 12 to be chosen to help hold the ribbon for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The ribbon cutting will kick off the celebration at 9 a.m., followed by a flag raising by the Veterans of Foreign War Post 2689 Color Guard.

From 10 a.m. to noon, children and adults can meet the pets and owners of Therapy Dogs, Inc., participate in a scavenger hunt and enjoy cookies and lemonade.

‘Take a Walk on Wide Side’ theme for upcoming Salamonie Church of Brethren vacation Bible school

Salamonie Church of the Brethren will hold vacation Bible school, hosted by Lancaster Wesleyan Church and Salamonie Church of the Brethren.

"Take a Walk on the Wide Side" with friends, experiments, games, snacks, music and adventures.

Dates are June 22 to June 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. This VBS is for children ages 4 to fifth grade.

The Salamonie Church of the Brethren is located at 2662W-600S, Warren.

For more information call 468-2663.


Flower arranging class set

The next installment of the Huntington County Master Gardeners public education series will be held on Thursday, June 5, at 7 p.m. in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park.

Andre White will present flower arranging.

Future series will include drying flowers on Aug. 7, garden art on Sept. 4 and master gardener potpourri on Nov. 5.

Interested persons should call the Huntington County Extension office at 358-4826.


Lincoln honors students who were there every day, all day in 2013-14

Lincoln Elementary School has honored students who achieved perfect attendance for the entire 2013-14 school year.

They are:

Kindergarten: - Jacob Branning, Rylan Finley and Priscilla Harris.

First grade - Christopher Crider, Addison Poteet and Cierra Randall.

Second grade - Layla Harmon and Natalee Searles.

Third grade - Kimberlyn Boxell, Dalton Heister, Gaven Hunnicutt, Jamen Matheny, Kaitlyn Nevil and Neva Petty.

Fourth grade - Cruz Fuentes, Taylor Harmon, Sydney Joseph, Jayce Keyser and Carter Tackett.

Helping the kitties

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The Roanoke Elementary School's first graders held a "cookie shop" collecting $235 to be donated to Helping Paws. Pictured are (from left to right) Leah Hertel, Linda Fields, Betsy Bilyew of Helping Paws, Ava Geiger, Denise McNally and Georgia Denney. The first graders in the picture represented each of the three first-grade classes.  Hertel is from Paula Myers' class; Geiger is from Christa Spurgeon's class and Denney is from Courtney Woods' class.

Pleasant Chapel announces VBS

A vacation Bible school will be held at Pleasant
Chapel United Methodist Church from June 9 to June

The classes will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for boys and girls ages 3 to sixth grade. The theme is "Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God."

Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church is located at 880E-1100N, in Huntington County.

For more information call Joann Dolby at 672-2611.


Warren HS Class of ’54 reunites

Members of the Warren High School Class of 1954 and their spouses attend their 60-year reunion at the Alumni Association dinner on May 10.
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The Warren High School Class of 1954 celebrated their 60-year reunion at the annual Alumni Association dinner at the Knight-Bergman Center in Warren on May 10.

Piecemakers Club to meet June 5

The Piecemakers Quilt Club will meet next on Thursday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd., Huntington.

Visitors are always welcome to attend the meeting.


Andrews Elementary announces its 4th quarter Honor Roll

Andrews Elementary School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the fourth quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

All A's

Fifth grade - CJ Dawalt, Ethan Eckert, Cota Hahn, Grace Lacey, Cole Little, Maggie Park, Gavin Price, Naomi Richison, Matthew Schnepp, Myla Tackett, Merisa Walter, Kyra Williams and Daylin Wintrode.

Andrews announces all-year honor roll students for 2013-14

Andrews Elementary School has announced the names of students who earned honor roll status for the entire year of the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

All A's

Fifth grade - CJ Dawalt, Ethan Eckert, Cota Hahn, Grace Lacey, Maggie Park, Naomi Richison, Matthew Schnepp, Myla Tackett, Merisa Walter and Daylin Wintrode.

Fourth grade - Garret Johnson, Harrison Niswander and Lucas Thorn.

Law firm awards scholarships

The winners of the 2014 educational scholarships presented by the law firm of Bowers, Brewer, Garrett & Wiley, LLP are (from left to right) Daniel Becker, Addison Clark and Thomas Bolinger.
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The Huntington County law firm of Bowers, Brewer, Garrett & Wiley, LLP has announced the winners of their 2014 educational scholarships.

Daniel Becker received the James W. Bowers Scholarship in honor of the late James W. Bowers.

Addison Clark and Thomas Bolinger also received scholarships to be used toward their continuing education.

Becker is the son of Tim and Marla Becker, of Huntington, and plans to attend Huntington University majoring in exercise science.

Lincoln announces fourth quarter honor rolls

Lincoln Elementary School has announced its honor rolls for the fourth nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year.

Honor roll students are:

All A's

Third Grade - KaDee Andrews, Kylie Berryman, Kimberlyn Boxell, Alysia Chopson, Harleigh Heacock, Lillian Helvie, Katlyn Lane, Jamen Matheny, Jericka Stephan, Catherine Taylor, and Jacob Weatherspoon.

Fourth grade - Lindsey Barker, Jonas Bent, Eli Brown, Holden Finley, Rebecca Hall, Jason Kendall, Andrew Miller, Jaxon Moore, Viktoria Russell, Zachariah Setser and Jada Tucker.