Amramp makes a donation

Amramp Huntington, a division of Pathfinder Services, donated a ramp to the sixth annual Abilities About event held Feb. 27 in Fort Wayne.

The event is hosted by the Northeast Indiana Disability Advocacy Coalition and is designed to raise awareness of the accomplishments of people with disabilities. The ramp ensured that the event was accessible to all who attended.

4-H clubs set plans for geranium sales

The Best-N-All and We Raise ’Em 4-H clubs met on Feb. 19.

Following the pledge of allegiance and 4-H pledge, members answered roll call by responding to the question: What is your favorite sports team and why?  

The newsletter was then reviewed, and Kalel Maul made a health and safety presentation.  

Discussion was held on possible community service projects for this year, cleanup at the Knight-Bergman Center in April or May.

UltraMod now open at West Park Drive location

Angie DeLaGrange stands inside her new hair salon, UltraMod — The Hair Parlor. The salon is located at 1424 W. Park Drive, in Huntington, sharing a building with State Farm Insurance.
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Angie DeLaGrange is doing what she loves.

“I love cutting and coloring,” she says. “I love talking to people.”

And now, she’s practicing her craft in her newly-opened hair salon in Huntington.

UltraMod - The Hair Parlor opened in February at 1424 W. Park Drive, sharing a building with the State Farm Insurance office.

Local Psi Iota Xi accepting donation requests

Psi Iota Xi Sorority is currently accepting requests for donations.

Community leaders and organizations that focus on music, literature and speech and hearing may submit their requests by mail to Heather Clampitt, 3973E-300S, Markle, IN 46770. 

The requests should include the organization’s name, address, phone number, contact person, amount requested and the proposed use of the donation. 

Requests must be submitted no later than March 30.

Huntington House seeking donations to help person moving

The Huntington House Homeless Shelter is seeking item donations needed to help a resident with housekeeping once she moves out of the shelter.

The resident, a single mother with three children, is in need of several household items, including dressers, silverware, kitchen utensils, baking dishes, cake pan, can opener, towels and a sweeper. The items may be used.

For more information contact Carolyn Ray, manager, Huntington House Homeless Shelter, by calling 358-0748.

March of Dimes Walk for Babies on April 19 seeking teams, sponsors

The March of Dimes Huntington Wabash March for Babies will take place Sunday, April 19, at Hier’s Park, in Huntington.

Companies are needed to either sponsor or create a team for the walk.

The March of Dimes helps babies through research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs in the battle against premature birth. The March for Babies, an annual event, is a way for companies to come together and rally employees to support healthy babies.

Daylight Savings Time starts Sunday

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8.

At 2 a.m. on Sunday, clocks should be turned forward one hour to read 3 a.m. The change results in more light in the evening.
Daylight Saving Time will remain in effect until Nov. 1.

Taxi service gives folks a lift around town

Get Around Taxi Service owner and driver Steven Martinez offers on call transportation to individuals in Huntington County at all hours of the day and night, seven days a week.
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The Get Around Taxi Service is now in business and working to provide safe, reliable transportation for the citizens of Huntington County.

“I take calls all day and all night,” says Steven Martinez, company owner and driver. “The calls are taken on a first come, first serve basis.”

The set fares and rates vary between city and countywide service. Seniors and individuals making runs to the grocery store may receive discounts.

Lots of ‘Things’

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Roanoke Elementary School students show off their costumes as they dressed up as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters on Friday, Feb. 27. Pictured are (front row from left) McKenzie DeHaven, Caden Baker, Davin Steele, Grace Anderson and Cooper Wigmore; and (back row from left) first-grade teacher Courtney Woods, Aydia Utterback, Dalton Husband, Josiah Smith and Dezmen Culver. Monday, March 2, was Seuss’ birthday.

Links full of mirth

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The following students at Roanoke Elementary School were chosen by their teachers during the week of Feb. 23 as exhibiting the life skill of sense of humor: (front row, from left) Hagan Nightenhelser, Gwenyth Kiser, Tessa Prilaman and Christian Brothers; and (middle row, from left) Caleb Foster, Caden Baker, Keith Thomas, Celeste Ackley, Sawyer Teusch and Tucker McClure; and (back row, from left) Aaron Amick, Miles McMinn, Jack Nelson, Chloe Morris, Tyler Melcher, Samson Wilkinson and Dylan Cissell.

Questa Foundation accepting applications for its low-interest college loan program up to $25,000

The Questa Education Foundation is accepting applications for its Questa Scholars Program.

The foundation offers low-interest forgivable loans for students pursuing a certificate, associate’s or bachelor’s degrees from an Indiana college or university.

The foundation will forgive 50 percent of the loan balance when the recipient lives and works in northeast Indiana for five years after graduation.

Students who graduate from one of Questa’s nine regional partner schools will receive an additional 25 percent forgiveness at graduation.

A bear of a project

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Roanoke Elementary School second-grade student Max Robrock proudly displays the polar bear he made using an empty gas tank from a gas grill for the body, a funnel for the face and some springs for legs. The school’s second-graders recently completed projects on the Arctic and Antarctic and then exhibited them during Family Science Night, which took place on Thursday, Feb. 26.

Camp Riley accepting children for 2015 summer camping sessions

Camp Riley will again offer a summer camp to children ages 8 through 18 who have physical disabilities.

One-week and two-week camping sessions are held at Bradford Woods in Martinsville, 20 miles southwest of Indianapolis. The camp is an extension of Riley Hospital for Children and 24-hour medical care is available by Riley Hospital.

Activities include swimming, hiking, horseback riding, vertical climbing, canoeing, art projects and more.

Online applications are available at Camp.

Huntington County Chamber March Business of the Month

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Zay Leasing & Rentals, 4957 N. Broadway St., Huntington, was selected as the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for March. Present for the announcement on Tuesday, Feb. 24, are (first row, from left) Terry Miller, chamber ambassador; Robin Schaller, Zay Leasing & Rentals; Andy Zay, owner of Zay Leasing & Rentals; Megan Linker, Zay Leasing & Rentals; JoDeane Knowles, chamber ambassador; and (second row, from left) Gene Snowden, chamber ambassador; Brandon Kastner, chamber ambassador; and Steve Godfroy, chamber ambassador.

Overholt, Lundy are Jr. Rotarians of month

Nathan Lundy (second from left) and Regan Overholt (right) have been named Junior Rotarians for March by the Huntington Rotary Club. With them are their Rotary Club sponsors, Chuck Grable (left) and Rose Wall (third from left).
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Huntington North High School seniors Regan Overholt and Nathan Lundy have been named Junior Rotarians for March by the Huntington Rotary Club.

Overholt is a member of Student Council, class council, National Honor Society and Student Leaders at HNHS, where she is active in freshman mentoring. She is also a member of the Rotary Interact Service Club and the Leading Leos of Huntington County.

Overholt is the daughter of Deron and Marla Overholt. She plans to attend Purdue University with a goal of becoming a pharmacist.