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'Strawberry Feed' fuels summer tradition

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com Nearly 1,000 people of all ages lined up at tables to get scoops of strawberries, ice cream and shortcake topped off with whipped cream, Thursday, at the annual Strawberry Feed. This all-you-can-eat for $5 event is t

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Community rallies like the 50s

Top, LINE: Hundreds of residents lined Jefferson Street, braving the mist to enjoy the parade. Left, CANDY: Emmery Maher, 5, snatches candy off the road, nearly fillingher bucket halfway through the parade. right, WAVE: Residents stand and wave at localfirefighters,asfirst responders drive down Jefferson Street.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Between the scuffles for sweets as candy rained down on the streets, the younger generation got a glance of what Huntington was like in the 1950s. Classic cars cruised down Jefferson Street like they used to on wee

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Heritage Days princesses named for 2018

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Nearly 50 girls took the stage at Crestview Middle School to show off their poise and potential to become Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days. Two girl’s ambition stood out from the crowd, but each of t

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Nix named Chief

NIX: 2018 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe Jeremy Nix reads aproclamation, signaling the official start to the Heritage Days festival. Nix is the 50th Huntington County resident to be named Chief.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Upon returning to Huntington in 2003, Jeremy Nix built a legacy strong enough to be named the 50th Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe at the annual breakfast to kick off the Heritage Days celebration. In front of nea

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Neighbors awoken by sound of explosion

FIRE: Firefightersinvestigate the sceneto find out the origin and cause of the fire that caused the garage and Dodge Durango to be destroyed. Investigators believe the explosion sound came from the tires popping.

BY HEATHER COX hcox@h-ponline.com and ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Neighbors near the 1000 block of Henry Street awoke to the sounds of sirens and an explosion, Thursday, as firefighters worked to control a garage fire that broke out around 2 a.m.

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Markle purchases police HQ

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com A building has officially been bought to house the Markle Police Department, following an approval from the council last month. Town marshal John Markley said the building, formerly the Markle Insurance Inc. building, was

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Clarification

Clarification: Tuesday’s story titled “Clark’s Recycling awarded $3.25 million abatement” should have read “Clark’s Recycling awarded abatement on $3.25 million investment.” As the story states, the company was approved for

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HNHS earns national Honor

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com The International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) named Huntington North High School (HNHS) a model school for the year 2018 and are recognizing its staff for their dedication to high achievement. This

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'What is it?'

BY Heather Cox - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com The Huntington County Historical Museum plans to put the community’s knowledge to the test in its first ever “What Is It?” contest. The contest will challenge attendees to identify items used in the

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Roanoke talks contaminated site, budget

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com Roanoke’s Town Council said it hopes to close the contaminated sludge pond left behind by a manufacturing company in the next three to five years. After a meeting with IDEM officials on June 14, the council approved

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'Small-town dentist, world-wide impact'

SIGN: Indiana Historical Bureau’s Marker Program directorCasey Pfeifferpulls the cover off the newest historical marker, which is placed outside of Dr. King’s old office, in downtown Huntington.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com A local dentist’s legacy will live on in Downtown Huntington for his contributions to the dental field, Huntington County and the world. Huntington County received its 12th historical marker, 11th still stand

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City introduces new utility superintendent

BY Heather Cox - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com The Huntington board of public works and safety met Monday afternoon, June 18, to discuss various city requests and introduced the new utility superintendent. Mayor Brooks Fetters introduced Pat Maher to the board, explai

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Storms cause damage for Huntington resident

TREE: Sherri Robinson's Honda Shadow 500 motorcycle was crushed by a fallen tree causedbyhigh winds.

BY Heather Cox - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com Monday night’s storm brought damage to a Huntington resident, and the weather forecast shows the possibility of more storms coming. The National Weather Service in northern Indiana explained that there were strong d

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Fair sets up for Heritage Days kickoff

GATE: Poor Jack Amusements workers set up a majority of the equipment for the fair, including this ferris wheel, in about 24 hours to be ready for opening day today at 5 p.m.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Tractor-trailers began pulling in carnival rides Monday night, and by Tuesday evening, even after a few storms rolled through, flashing lights filled Cherry Street, ready for Heritage Days to begin. Poor Jack Amuse

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Clark's Recycling awarded $3.25 million abatement

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@h-ponline.com The Huntington City Council unanimously passed a resolution granting a new 10-year tax abatement for $3.25 million of personal property to be installed at Clark’s Recycling. The abatement will be used f

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Warren farmer's market hopes to expand

BY Heather Cox - hcox@h-ponline.com The Warren farmer’s market has returned downtown for the summer, with hopes of providing attendees with fresh food and locally made crafts. The local farmer’s market, now named Marketplace, will take place every Thurs

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Bridge to Ehler Island nears completion

RIVER: The new campsites across the river will help share the history ofNative Americans from the Miami tribe settling on thefork of the Wabash and Little River near U.S. Highway 24.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com A suspension bridge over a stream leading into the Wabash River is nearly complete. Forks of the Wabash was approved for a grant to build a bridge six years ago, according to volunteer Dave Hacker. The $76,000 grant h

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