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Historic Warren sets fundraising goals

Huntington County Community Foundation (HCCF) awarded Historic Warren, Inc. with its final Cycle II grant in the amount of $15,000. The grant will go toward the Riverside Park Project. The grant was sponsored by the following community funds: James & Nancy Breiner, J. Ben & Mary Good Family, Jim & Linda Howell and Herb & Corinne Scheiber Memorial. Pictured are (from left) Historic Warren Board Member Jessica Sunderman, HCCF Board Member Myrna Neff and Historic Warren Board Members Melinda Daniels, Jeff Souder, Neil Laymon and Becky Souder.
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Thanks to the efforts of Historic Warren, Inc., the Riverside Park Project could reach its Phase 3 goal through Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s (IHCDA) CreatINg Places program.

Becky Souder, of Historic Warren, says that the Riverside Park Project originally began with the completion of Phase 1 in April 2013. Phase 2 was completed in September of 2018 and now Historic Warren wishes to finish Phase 3 of the project, which has an estimated cost of $137,000.

Starr appointed Parkview chairman

Dan Starr, president and CEO of Do it Best Corp., has been appointed chairman of the Parkview Health Board of Directors. Starr succeeds Dave Haist, who served as chair for seven years.

Starr has been active with the Parkview Health board since 2017, having previously served as chair of the Parkview Hospital Board of Directors, which provides oversight for Parkview Regional Medical Center and Affiliates. He joined the Parkview Hospital board in 2011.

Zay files for re-election

Republican State Senator Andy Zay has filed to run for re-election in District 17 which, following last year’s redistricting, will be composed of Grant, Huntington and Wabash counties.

“Serving in the State Senate is an honor and a privilege, and I hope the voters will continue to allow me to serve them in the Legislature,” Zay said. “I remain committed to our shared conservative Hoosier values and will continue to fight for Northeast Indiana.”

Horace Mann Elementary School announces quarter 2 honor roll

The following Horace Mann Elementary School students had all A’s for the second quarter of the 2021-22 school year.

Second grade
Aleeah Bailey, Nolyn Bowling, Brooklyn Caley, Violet Churchill, Alexis Collins, Shelby Creech, Benjamin Drabenstot, Addilynn Dunno, Madylon Gerdes, Gemma Gressley, Ava Hall, Annaleigh Hamilton, Harper Hinds, Draven Husband, Hadley Keyser and Isabella Krause.

Birthday Books given this January


Photo by Katelynn Farley

Several Huntington Catholic School students received Birthday Books during the Friday, Jan. 7, all-school liturgy. This program is a way for Huntington Catholic to expand their library book selection in which parents send in a donation for a new book and the book has a label placed on it with the student’s name on it. The student then gets to be the first to read that book.

Multiple community announcements

HCCF scholarship now open

The Huntington County Community Foundation (HCCF) has announced that the 2022 Community Scholarship application is now open and available to students planning to attend college in the fall of 2022.  

A total of 76 scholar-ship opportunities are available to students ranging in amounts from $500 to $16,000, which can be applied towards tuition at a non-profit post-secondary educational institution. Graduating seniors, current college students and non-traditional adult students are encouraged to apply.

Lincoln shares honor rolls

The following Lincoln Elementary School students had all A’s for the second quarter of the 2021-22 school year.

Second grade
Isaiah Bird, Michaela Cannizzaro, Juan Pozuelos Castillo, Theodore Cochrane, Trinity Coon, Aria Craig, Trentin Dennis, Branson Felske, Dante Frazier, Zachary Garrison, Camila Gonzalez Alcaraz, Zane Green, Abigail Gregory and Rubianna Hall Bates.

Spelling bee competition


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On Tuesday, Jan. 11, Salamonie School fifth grade students participated in the spelling bee. After five rounds of competition, Jayma Zahm (left) became the champion by correctly spelling the word “grudgingly.” The runner up was Caelan Smith (right).

Duckworth appointed to child safety board

The National Child Passenger Safety Board has announced the appointment of Robert Duckworth to the Board. He will serve as the Governors Highway Safety Association representative, replacing five-year Board member Bob Stevens.

Currently, Duckworth serves as the Director of Traffic Safety for the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI), where he is responsible for developing and implementing programs to reduce crashes and traffic fatalities in the state.

Modesty and Effort Spirit Awards given


Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Friday, Jan. 7, several Huntington Catholic School students earned Spirit Awards for the month of January. The Spirit Awards for January were Effort and Modesty. Students awarded for effort were (front row, from left) Bentley Welbaum, Lorelei Harris, Jett Crittendon, Robert Vargas and Carter Myers, as well as (back row, from left) Imogen Streator, Jacob Vohs and Karson Bischoff. Not featured was award winner Eric Plascencia.

Modest and Effort Spirit Awards given


Photo by Katelynn Farley

On Friday, Jan. 7, several Huntington Catholic School students earned Spirit Awards for the month of January. The Spirit Awards for January were Effort and Modesty. Students awarded for modesty were (front row, from left) Lucas Foster, Evangeline Harrell and Evan Burton, as well as (back row, from left) Arionna Stetzel, Gena Harrell, Grace Reust and Ava Snyder. Not featured were award winners Lucas Velasquez and Viera Saldivar.

Huntington 4-H registration now open

Registration is now open for Huntington County 4-H. The following is information for interested individuals.

What is 4-H?
4-H is the largest youth program in the world. There are programs for all youth ages K-12. Mini 4-H is free and is for youth K-2. The club program is for youth in grades 3-12 for a one time year fee.

The following are just some of the projects and groups youth can participate in with 4-H: