RTL sets Mother’s Day Carnation Sale

Huntington County Right to Life will hold its 36th annual Mother's Day Carnation Sale on Friday, May 9; Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11.

Long stemmed carnations, corsages and vases will be sold Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Right to Life office only, located at 34 E. Washington St., Huntington.

On Saturday carnations will be sold from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Right to Life office as well as several businesses, including JC Penney, The Trading Post, Family Dollar, Subway north store and Walgreens Drug Store.

Kennedy gets brass ring as HNHS valedictorian

Huntington North High School valedictorian Andrew Kennedy (third from left)  was honored Wednesday, April 23. With him are (from left) HNHS Principal Chad Daugherty, his father Tim, mother Robin and sister Erika.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Andrew Kennedy saw the brass ring in eighth grade, and four years later he got it when he was named valedictorian of the Huntington North High School Class of 2014 at the annual HNHS Valedictorian-Salutatorian Breakfast on Wednesday, April 23, at the school.

Cassy Lange, named salutatorian at the break-fast, was just trying to achieve straight A's on her report card, with the honor being somewhat overwhelming, she said.

HNHS salutatorian

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School announced its valedictorian and salutatorian on Wednseday morning, April 23, at its annual Valedictorian/Salutatorian Breakfast. Cassy Lange (front center) was named salutatorian, having a grade point average of 11.5 on an 11 scale. With her are  (from left) HNHS Principal Chad Daugherty and family members including her father Fred, sister Macy and mother Tania. Her brother Austin was not available for the photo.

HNHS Teacher of the Year

Eunice Kambs talks to those assembled at the Huntington North High School Valedictorian/Salutatorion Breakfast on Wednesday morning, April 23, after being announced as the HNHS Teacher of the Year. Kambs, a guidance counselor, is retiring at the end of the school year after 42 years of service

Area 4-H clubs plan meetings and other activities

The Huntington County office of Purdue Extension has announced upcoming 4-H events:

Sunday, April 27
• 2 p.m. - Rifle. Family Living Building, Hier's Park.

Monday, April 28
• 6 p.m. - Archery. Community Building, Hier's Park.
• 7 p.m. - T-Bone. Salamonie School gym.

Tuesday, April 29
• 6:30 p.m. - Canine Capers. Community Building, Hier's Park.

Wednesday, April 30
• 6 p.m. - Bowling. Rainbow Lanes.
• 7 p.m. - Barnyard Brigade, Stephan's.

Team hosts cookout fund-raiser to benefit arthritis foundation

A cookout fund-raiser will be held on Saturday, April 26, at Hier's Park.

Team: BluDawn, a group of 18 people participating in the Walk to Cure Arthritis in Fort Wayne on May 3, will sell hot dogs, pop, chips and bake sale items to raise money for their team.

Raffle items will also be awarded, including goods from AutoZone, Tips & Toes, Anytime Fitness, Chick-fil-A, Real Deals, Quality Inn Hotel, Ace Hardware, Auto Tech, Seven West Hair Salon and Salsa Lady.

HU to host Grandparents Day celebration April 29

Huntington University will host its eighth annual Grandparents Day on April 29. This is an event to celebrate the grandparents of HU students.

The schedule will consist of a complimentary continental breakfast in Habecker Dining Commons at 8:30 a.m. Grandparents will then be able to attend chapel with their grandchild and enjoy a variety of activities in the afternoon, such as attending class, eating lunch, taking a campus tour with their grandchild and seeing a baseball doubleheader at Forest Glen Park against the Grace College Lancers.

HCCSC honors YSB

Jan Williams (left), director of Youth Services Bureau in Huntington, accepts a plaque from Huntington County Community School Corporation Superintendent Tracey Shafer during the HCCSC board of trustees meeting on Monday evening, April 14.
Photo provided.

Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) gave recognition to the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County at the HCCSC board of trustees meeting on Monday, April 14.

Superintendent Tracey Shafer presented a plaque to Jan Williams, director of the Youth Services Bureau, in appreciation of their ongoing commitment and dedicated partnership of service to the students of HCCSC.

"We are very grateful for the programs that YSB provides for the students in Huntington County," stated Shafer.

HU students offer digital showcases

The works of Huntington University's senior digital media arts students will be highlighted in the senior film and animation showcases in May.

The senior premiere will feature completed productions that represent the culmination of the artistic journey of the digital media arts majors. The senior live-action film premiere will be held at 7 p.m. May 9. The senior animation premiere will be held at 7 p.m. May 13.

All events are free and open to the public. The premiere and the showcases will be held in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.


YSB Safe Place contest winner

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Gabbi Alford (left), a student at Salamonie Elementary School, displays her winning entry in the Youth Services Bureau's Safe Place coloring contest. With her is Ryan Beeching, Safe Place coordinator at the YSB. The annual contest is held in conjunction with the fourth grade health fair. Second place in the contest went to Garret Johnson, a student at Andrews Elementary School.

HS adult equivalency class orientation planned

There will be a new student orientation for high school equivalency classes in preparation for the new adult education high school equivalency exam (formerly the GED) on Thursday, April 24, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Orientation will be held in the adult classroom of the Horace Mann Education Center and will conclude by 1:30 p.m.

There will be an evening orientation on Monday, April 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Palm Sunday procession

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Parishioners from Christ the King Episcopal Church and the 509 Community Church walk in a procession in Huntington on Palm Sunday, April 13. Parishioners from both churches, including visiting Bishop Edward Little from the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana, took part in the event, which included singing, scripture reading and blessing of the palms. The procession ended at Christ the King Church for a worship service that included celebration of the eucharist and a dramatic reading of the passion story from the gospel according to St. Luke.

United States Small Business Administration calls First Fed ‘preferred’

First Federal Savings Bank, in Huntington, has been approved as a preferred lender by the United States Small Business Administration, allowing small businesses applying for SBA loans through First Federal Savings Bank to receive quicker answers on those applications.

"SBA preferred lenders have additional decision-making authority for SBA guaranteed loans that facilitates faster loan processing and enhances the bank's relationship with the small business borrower," explains Gail Gesell, SBA Indiana district director.

William Shakespeare turns 450, and local club to celebrate with a movie

The Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Shakespeare Club invite the community to help celebrate the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare on Saturday, April 26.

At 1:30 p.m., the event will begin with Shakespeare Club member Barb Betterly giving a brief overview of William Shakespeare's life and works, as well as an introduction to one of Shakespeare's most famous plays, "Romeo and Juliet." Betterly's introduction will be followed by a screening of the 1996 Baz Luhrmann movie adaptation, "Rom- eo+Juliet," starring Leo-nardo DiCaprio and Clare Danes.

Closer look

Photo by Steve Clark.

Bob Meadows (left) and Tricia Meadows examine a quilt at the 13th annual quilt show hosted by the Historic Forks of the Wabash and the Piecemakers Quilt Club at the Forks in Huntington on Saturday, April 12.