Ready, set, recycle

Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Salamonie Preschool's "Ready? Set? Recycle!" class poses with their tool caddies and "garden in a jar" projects, made of recycled materials on Wednesday, March 26, at Salamonie Interpretive Center.

Lancaster Elementary reveals its third quarter honor roll students

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

They are:

All A's

Employee of the year

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Amanda Suter (center) holds the plaque she received, after she was named the Hickory Creek at Huntington's employee of the year on Wednesday, March 26. Suter was chosen from 12 employees who were chosen as employee of the month for 2013. Joining her in the celebration are (from left) Erica Brown, constituent liaison for Rep. Marlin Stutzman; Brandon Kastner, administrator at Hickory Creek; Suter; Mayor Brooks Fetters; and Huntington Police Chief E.J. Carroll.

St. Peter’s to host tea to benefit health clinic

A Lady's Tea and Basket Raffle will be held May 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Peter's First Community Church.

Tickets are being sold at the church office.

Donations will benefit the Huntington County Free Health Clinic.

The church is located at 206 Etna Ave., Huntington.
For more information call 356-7728.


Korean War veterans will meet in Fort Wayne

The monthly meeting of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter One will be held on April 12 at the Eagles Lodge 248 at 10 a.m.

Lunch will be served after the meeting.

Friends and spouses are welcome and urged to attend.

The Eagles Lodge 248 is located at 4940 Bluffton Rd., in Fort Wayne.


Huntington is 26th in Hoosier health rankings

Huntington County is the 26th healthiest of Indiana's 92 counties, according to rankings compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

The fifth annual County Health Rankings measures how healthy people are and how long they live.
The overall health ranking is a compilation of rankings in seven separate areas including length of life - a category where Huntington County ranked 12th in the state.

Proud of themselves

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The Roanoke Elementary Strongest Link for this week was for the life skill of Pride - Satisfaction from doing one's own personal best. The following students were chosen by their teachers for demonstrating the life skill of pride (front row from left) Jesalyn Klopfenstein, Ellie Shape, Mason Grom and Caydence DeCamp; (middle row from left) Jayden Burnworth, Reece Bonewitz, Hailey Hubartt, McKenna March, Noah Garno and Ella Brisco and (back row from left) Samson Wilkinson, Noah Dilley, Bryce Thompson, Hailey Young, Austin Taylor, Sara Utterback, Morgan Lee and Hanna Whitney.

HN Varsity Singers place third in state show choir competition

The Huntington North High School Varsity Singers completed their competition season by competing in the State Show Choir Finals March 22 in Indianapolis.
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The Huntington North Varsity placed third overall, and second in the state in vocal sound, at the State Show Choir Finals, which took place March 22 in Indianapolis.

This is the first appearance for Huntington North since 2010, placing fifth. Nine large mixed choirs, based on school enrollment, were extended an invitation on points earned throughout the show choir season. These statewide competitions culminate at the state finals contest.

Invite entries for Little Miss, Junior Miss HD pageants

Huntington County girls ages 5 through 12 are invited to enter the Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant.

The pageant will be held on June 18 at 7 p.m.

A mandatory orientation session for pageant contestants will be held on April 26 at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Elementary School.

There is an entry fee, but girls may obtain sponsorships from businesses, family members and organizations. The entry fee is due at the orientation session, and an application must be completed at that time.

Lancaster alumni reunion May 10

Alumni of Lancaster High School, Huntington County, are invited to attend a dinner on May 10 in the Habecker Dining Commons, at Huntington University.

The dinner is open to anyone who graduated from or attended the high school.

Graduating classes of 1934, 1944, 1954 and 1964 will be honored.

Registration will begin at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. Entertainment by Judy Ann Ruble and a time of fellowship will follow at 7 p.m.

Reservations must be made by April 16.

United Way recognition

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Ben Baker of United Technolgies Electronic Controls receives the 2013 United Way Industry Unit Award during a recognition luncheon Wednesday, March 26. Congratulating him are United Way Executive Director Jenna Strick (left) and 2013 Campaign Chair Nicole Johnson.

United Way honor to Johnson

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

United Way 2013 Campaign Chairwoman Nicole Johnson (right) receives an award from United Way of Huntington County Board Chairwoman Megan Bobay in recognition of her volunteer work last year to raise funds for the organization. She was presented the plaque during a luncheon on Wednesday, March 26.

United Way commercial unit honor

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Megan Reckelhoff of Johnson Junction (center) receives the 2013 United Way Commercial Unit Award during a recognition luncheon Wednesday, March 26. Congratulating her are United Way Executive Director Jenna Strick (left) and 2013 Campaign Chair Nicole Johnson.

Remembering Kate

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Krista Layman explains the history of Kate's Kart during a program Saturday, March 22, at the Roanoke Public Library. Layman's daughter Kate died in 2008 at age 18 months of a heart irregularity, and Kate's Kart was founded in her memory. The organization collects new books and gives them to hospitalized children. The Roanoke Library collected donations of books for the project in celebration of its first year in its new location.

HU film student seeking pair of young male actors for film shoot

A Huntington University film student is seeking two young male actors to be cast in a film he plans to shoot in April.

Mathis Glover says the film is a coming-of-age story about two brothers who go to town in search of a new football. He is seeking actors between the ages of 9 and 11 years.

Glover says he plans to film April 5 and 6 in the Huntington area.

For more information, contact Glover at or 210-1243.