Category: Indiana District of Kiwanis

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted their annual Spaghetti Dinner

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club hosted their annual Spaghetti Dinner to raise money for Riley Children’s Hospital at the Scottsburg United Methodist Church.  This year the focus for Riley was to help with the Three Wishes Program to improve the early detection and treatment of early childhood development issues such as autism and developmental delay.  Dr Swigonski from Riley Children’s Hospital and a Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University’s Medical School had visited Scottsburg a few weeks earlier to give a couple of presentations to the medical community and to child care providers, teachers and volunteers who work with young children such as CASA and CRADLE.  The community support for this effort has been nothing short of outstanding.  Congratulations for making this spaghetti dinner the best in memory of any of our Kiwanis members.   The Kiwanis cooked spaghetti, and the SHS Key Club and SMS Builders Club bused tables and made baked goods to sell as dessert with all proceeds going to Riley Children’s HospitalWith your help we are able to donate $965 to RileyThe proceeds will help Riley and the Indiana District of Kiwanis ensure screening kids are available to communities all over the State of Indiana and that treatment and educational materials are available in all our communities.  Thank you all for your generosity and support!  Pictured are some of our guests that evening enjoying the spaghetti dinner, Sam Everett from the SHS Key Club washing dishes and outstanding chef, Chris Wakeman in the kitchenThank you again for your outstanding support of Riley Children’s Hospital and the kids in our community who will benefit from this program.


Past Governor E.V. Halt (1971-72)


To:  2017-18 Board and Past Governors

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our Past Governor E.V. Halt (1971-72).  Please see the obituary below.

Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers,

Indiana District of Kiwanis



Obituary for E. V. “Curly” Halt Jr.

E. V. “Curly” Halt, Jr., 97, of Terre Haute passed away early Friday morning, March 30, 2018. He was a teacher and a former Principal of Terre Haute South Vigo High School. Curly was born August 8, 1920 in Terre Haute to Eulice Vern Halt, Sr. and Felda Wood Halt. His wife, Suzanne Ann Harden Halt, preceded him in death in 2000.

Survivors include a grand-niece, Lisa McGowen and her husband, Michael, of Plainfield, IN and a great-nephew, Adam McGowen of Chicago, IL. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Donna Wilkerson; and a nephew, David Wilkerson.

Curly was a graduate of Wiley High School and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana State University. He began his teaching career at Lawrenceville, IL and continued at Jerseyville, IL, Alton, IL, Terre Haute Wiley High School where he coached boys basketball and Terre Haute South Vigo where he was named its first principal. Curly ended his career at Honey Creek Middle School where he taught, and also coached girls basketball. He attended Faith Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Terre Haute Elks Club and Greater Terre Haute Kiwanis Club where he was a past district governor.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 South 25th Street, with Pastor Bob McHenry officiating. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled prior to services on Tuesday from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM in the funeral home.

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Michelle Shelton, Scott County Partnership, recently spoke at the Lexington K-Kids

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Michelle Shelton, Scott County Partnership, recently spoke at the Lexington K-Kids meeting to thank the students for helping with the Salvation Army bell ringing over the Christmas season raising money for the Scott County ClearinghousePictured are Michelle Shelton, Faculty Advisor Lee Anna Willett and the LES K-KidsMichelle explained how the bell ringing helps the Clearinghouse provide goods, services and support to needy families in Scott County.  All the money raised by the Salvation Army here in Scott County stays in Scott County to help Clearinghouse serve our community.  The students had fun ringing the bell and singing Christmas carols and now understand they can have fun while providing a needed service for the community.  K-Kids is a Kiwanis family club designed to teach leadership through community service.


The Vienna Finley Elementary School K-kids collected items and raised money for the Kiwanis Riley Children’s Hospital “Parent Comfort Cart”

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The Vienna Finley Elementary School K-kids collected items and raised money for the Kiwanis Riley Children’s Hospital “Parent Comfort Cart”The Parent Comfort Cart is manned by Kiwanis volunteers at Riley Children’s Hospital to provide toiletries, snacks, puzzles, etc for parents waiting while their kids are undergoing treatment at RileyThe VFES K-Kids raised the money and collected items to present to Al Riggle to handcarry to the Kiwanis Indiana District Mid Year Convention where they were donated to Kiwanian Marge Crouch who coordinates the Parent Comfort Cart.  The K-Kids develop leadership skills while performing community service.


The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recently hosted a vision screening project at Scottsburg High School for all sophomores

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club recently hosted a vision screening project at Scottsburg High School for all sophomoresThis is the second year for this project to assist students identify and correct vision problems that might impact their ability to be successful in school.  This program started as a pilot project last year with Kiwanis International.  The team of volunteers screened 167 students on a Friday morning at SHSThe Kiwanis partnered with Kids First, Kiwanis corporate member Austin Tri-Hawk, Scottsburg Lions Club and Kiwanis International to ensure resources were available to assist students who may not have the means to acquire corrective lensHeather Crites, SCSD2 District Nurse coordinated the logistics and made the screening machines available for this project.
Captions for pictures:
1.  Heather Crites coordinating classes to come down to the media room for the screening while Mike Everett conducts the screening for a student.
2.  Doris Marcum conducts screening for a student.
3.  Mike Everett screening a student.
4.  Darryl Smith screening a student.
5.  Jaime Toppe, Jack McWhirter and Millie Cooper checking students in for screening

The Scottsburg High School Key Club


The Scottsburg High School Key Club made Valentines Cards and distributed them to residents at Hickory Creek to celebrate Valentines DayPictured are Olivia Watson and Alyssa Bray delivering the cards.  Members of the club made the cards during one of their meetings.  They enjoyed visiting with the residents and look forward to visiting them more and participating in other activities.  Key Club is a student led organization sponsored by the Kiwanis Club that develops leadership skills through community serviceThe students determine what projects they do and plan them with the help of their Faculty Advisor, Angela Bray and Kiwanis Advisor, Al Riggle.