Four selected for Daugherty Family Scholarships

Earning Daugherty Family Scholarships recently are (from left) Dylan Gray, Douglas Baker, Cody Buzzard and Robert Sliger III.
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Dylan Gray, Douglas Baker, Cody Buzzard and Robert Sliger III have been awarded 2014 Daugherty Family Scholarships.

Gray, a 2011 graduate of Huntington North High School, is a rising senior at Eckerd College in Florida majoring in psychology and sociology. He is the son of Chrisalin Droke, of Uniondale, and Michael Gray, of Fort Wayne.

Pair join Bippus Bank as financial advisors

Rick Pearl (left) and Doug Shepler.
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Rick Pearl and Doug Shepler have joined BSB Investments as LPL Financial advisors.

They will be assisting Bippus State Bank clients, effective immediately.

Pearl holds Securities Registrations 7, 63 and 24 through LPL Financial, as well as his life and health insurance license. He earned his bachelor's degree in 1994 from Indiana University at South Bend where he received the Excellence Award in Finance. He is a current Board Member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) Kosciusko and sits on the board of Baker Youth Club in Warsaw.

Swine Boosters to meet on June 10

The Huntington County Swine Boosters will meet Tuesday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Huntington County Courthouse Annex.

Agenda items include a discussion of improvements to the swine barn and the 4-H Fair food tent.

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


HU names May Peer Award winners

The Huntington University Peer Award recipients for May are Molly Edgel, financial aid counselor, and Dr. Matthew Ruiz, associate professor of exercise science.

Edgel was recognized by Danielle Shafer, resident director of Hardy Hall, because of her ability to radiate joy to current and perspective students.

"Molly is a gift to this campus," Shafer said. "Those that know Molly love being around her. Molly is intentional to invest in the lives of our students. She mentors three of my residents in Hardy Hall, and I'm so grateful for her involvement in their lives."

Bubbling over with fun

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

"Bubble Lady" Alice Stickler combined science and fun as she presented a bubble show Saturday afternoon, May 31, at the Huntington City-Township Public LIbrary to kick off the library's summer reading program. Stickler learned the art of blowing bubbles while serving as an assistant to her father, the late Eiffel Plasterer, who traveled the nation putting on his bubble show.

Honoring Huntington County's Civil War heroes

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

People attending the Memorial Day illumination ceremony conducted by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War on Friday evening, May 30, at General Slack Park in Huntington help light candles to pay tribute to the 217 Huntington County men who died in the Civil War.

Welcome to the illumination ceremony

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jim Kline (right) chaplain of Champion Hill Camp 17 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, provides the invocation during a Memorial Day illumination ceremony Friday evening, May 30, at General Slack Park in Huntington. Gib Young, senior vice commander of the unit, looks on. Camp members paid tribute to the 217 Huntington County men who died in the Civil War by laying wreaths, flags and flowers at the Civil War monumnet and lighting 217 candles on the park lawn.

Announce Senior Expo Passport winners

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters draws names from completed passport game cards at the Huntington County Senior Center Thursday, May 29.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The winners of the Huntington County Council on Aging's Senior Expo Passport game have been announced.

They are Nancy Groubert, Clara Beck, Stephen Doerscher, Donna Riggen, Marsha Timbers, Sue Miller, Barb Harris, Jolan Kisk, Don Smith, Phylis Hubartt, Jim Hildebrand and Wilma Fuelling.

Each winner receives a $50 gift card from one of several community businesses.

Mobile mammography unit has several stops in area

Francine's Friends Mobile Mammography has announced several upcoming visits to the Huntington County area.

June 13 - Quality Inn (formerly Northview Inn & Suites), 2820 Hotel Ave., Huntington.

June 30 - Peabody Retirement Community, 400 W. 7th Street, North Manchester.

July 8 - Huntington County Free Health Clinic, 1255 Engle St., Huntington.

July 14 - Miller's Merry Manor, 1900 Alber St., Wabash.

Aug. 23 - Owen's South, 1245 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Teacher of year honor to FS’ Audrey Fetters

HCCSC Teacher of the Year Audrey Fetters (right) holds her plaque as she hugs Flint Springs Elementary Principal Aimee Lunsford after the honor was announced on Friday, May 30.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kindergarten teacher Audrey Fetters was celebrated as the Huntington County Community School Corporation's teacher of the year as she and her fellow teachers also celebrated the end of the school year during an end-of-year breakfast on Friday, May 30.

Dr. Tracey Shafer, the corporation's superintendent, announced Fetters' selection to a crowd of teachers and staff members from all HCCSC schools who filled the Huntington North High School cafeteria.

Students party after collecting tabs

Brandon Kastner, administrator at Hickory Creek, hands out ice cream bars to second-graders at Northwest Elementary School as a reward for collecting pop can tabs.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Students at Northwest Elementary School partnered with Hickory Creek at Huntington to collect pop can tabs for the children's burn unit at the Shriners Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.

Students throughout the school collected 152.5 pounds of pop can tabs, which figures out to approximately 193,217 tabs.

Hughes receives 2 4 Golf Scholarship

Mitchell Hughes
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announces that Mitchell Hughes, of Huntington, has been awarded the 2014 2 4 Golf Scholarship to attend the University of Saint Francis.

Hughes, a graduating senior at Huntington North High School, plans to major in accounting and playing baseball for the Cougars. He is the son of Laura and Matthew Hughes.

FSA taking nominations

Nominees are being sought for those willing to represent Clear Creek, Huntington, Lancaster and Jefferson townships on the FSA county committee.

The committee helps the county office staff implement the Farm Bill.
The nomination deadline is Aug.1.

The nomination form and other information about FSA county committee elections are available online at Click on "News & Events" then "County Committee Elections."

Northwest announces all-year honor roll students

Northwest Elementary School has announced honor roll students for the 2013-14 school year.

They are:

Fifth grade
All A's - Stephanie K. Atkinson, Joy Long Chen, Grace K. Driscoll, Reagan Elise Harvey, Madison Paige Jones, Audrey Lynn Rice, Thomas Trey Schweller and Noah Corbett Zahn.

Roanoke UM churches team up for vacation Bible school

The United Methodist cluster of churches in Roanoke invite all children ages kindergarten through fifth grade to a vacation Bible school.

The event will be held at Seminary United Meth-odist Church on June 15 to June 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The theme will be "Agency D3: Discover, Decide, Defend." Registration forms are available at each of the following churches: Christ United Methodist, Pleasant Chapel United Methodist, Seminary United Methodist, and Zion United Methodist or by going online at