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Read-A-Thon proves successful

AWARD: Principal Aimee Lunsford awards Ethan Pinkertonwith his Nook HD and $50 Barnes and Noble gift card for being the top student collector for the 2018 Readathon.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com Students and teachers entered into the gymnasium at Flint Springs Elementary School, Monday afternoon, dressed as their favorite book characters. They sat on the gym floor facing a cardboard pirate ship, paper palm trees and

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Arrest made in 2017 stabbing

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Police arrested a Huntington man, Monday, for his alleged involvement in a July 5, 2017 stabbing on the 500 block of Jefferson Street that hospitalized three people, according to court records. Ian M. Hindle, 37, i

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Roanoke town council holds budget hearing

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com After having the 2019 budget posted for the public to see for at least ten days on Gateway as required, the Roanoke town council held a public hearing Tuesday evening, creating time for any questions or concerns from the public.

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Bishop names four local "credibly accused" priests

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend released 18 names of priests and deacons “credibly accused” of sexual abuse of a minor, Tuesday. The list invludes four former priests who served in Huntington

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Mount Rushmore comes to life

ACTORS: George Washington and Thomas Jefferson answered questions from the audience at Monday’s perfomance.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com When George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt took the stage at Huntington University, Monday, more than a hundred citizens were presented with an opportunity of a lifetime. Not o

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Huntington joins in promoting SepticSmart week

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declared one week out of the year as SepticSmart week for the past several years. This year, the Huntington County Commissioners signed a proclamation, joining in participation during

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Apples ready to pick in Huntington County

SELL: Some customers look through the Honeycrisp apples, looking for just the right ones.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com A rainbow of apples nestled into baskets, piles of small pumpkins, indian corn and even cold apple cider welcome guests pulling into Phil’s U-Pick Apple Orchard, now that the season is finally underway. Phil’s U-

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Crash kills two, hospitalizes three

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Two Huntington women are dead and three others hospitalized, after a head-on collision on State Road 16 west of County Road 635, Sunday, around 11:30 a.m., according to police. Kelli S. Koontz, 58, and Sandra K. Pr

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Shepperd appears in court

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com The Huntington man suspected of hospitalizing a man in the Sept. 10 stabbing at Evergreen Park will have his omnibus hearing on Nov. 19, according to Huntington County Circuit Court documents. Cristian N. Shepperd,

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Citizens get behind the badge

WAIT: An academy participant waits for the go-ahead during the airsoft excercise. Participants had the opportunity to put themselves in the officer’s perspective for traffic stops at their class, Wednesday.

by HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com Three weeks into Citizen’s Police Academy, attendees are beginning to gain a better understanding of what it takes to be a police officer. Police armed citizens with airsoft guns and protective gear to role-play shoot-or-do

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Birdhouse sale funds Fitness Park additions

HOUSES: Jerry Martin and Stan Bippus talk about the birdhouses they crafted together.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com The Professional Piddlers Association has started up a new fundraiser this week, in hopes of collecting funds to add to their Fitness Park at Lake Clare. The ultimate goal is to add more obstacles and move the crawling obstacle t

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Police say stabbing not random

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Court documents show the suspect and victim in Monday night’s stabbing at Evergreen Park met while in custody at the Huntington County Jail in 2016 for previous convictions, according to a probable cause affi

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Authors coming to Honeywell House

Staff report The Honeywell House will welcome two acclaimed authors to Wabash this month. In a prelude to Founders Day this Saturday, historical fiction writer and southern Indiana native James Alexander Thom will speak at the Honeywell House at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept

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