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Salamonie fall fun approaches

TRICK OR TREAT: Kidstrick-or-treat at the 2015 Salamonie Fall Festival. This year Salamonie’s Fall Festival will take place on Oct. 18 and 19. Trick-or-treating will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The event will also include hayrides, pumpkin decorating, and a campsite decorating contest.

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com Salamonie Lake State Park announced several new fall programs, workshops and events aimed at all ages to take place during the remainder of the fall season. The lineup includes five new Salamonie Preschool programs, three worksho

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Two new vaping deaths reported in state

STAFF REPORT On Thursday, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) reported two more Hoosiers have died of severe lung injuries linked to a history of e-cigarette use, or “vaping,” according to a press release. This brings the total number of vapin

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224 lane restrictions begin Tuesday

STAFF REPORT The Indiana Department of Transportation announces that road repair is scheduled for U.S. 224 in Huntington County, beginning on or after Tuesday, Oct. 15, weather permitting. Beginning Tuesday, drivers can expect to see lane restrictions on U.S. 224 b

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HCCSC approves $56M budget

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com HCCSC board members approved the new 2020 budget, a multi-million dollar bus replacement plan, and a CPF plan at Monday night’s meeting. Board members approved a $3.6 million Bus Replacement Plan, where the school corporati

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$1.85 million received for local road projects

MATCHING FUND RECIPIENTS: Huntington County received nearly $600,000 in matching funds from Governor Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Roads initiative. The town of Roanoke received more than $980,000, the town of Markle received more than $250,000, and the town of Andrews received over $15,000 in matching fundsfor local road projects.

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com Huntington County and the towns of Roanoke, Andrews, and Markle will receive more than $1.85 million combined for local road projects through a state matching fund initiative. 229 Indiana cities, towns, and counties received matc

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Students get hands-on learning at Girl Powered Workshop

EMPOWERED: Students at Salamonie School attended the Girl Powered Workshop #CODE Like a Girl on Wednesday evening where they got to take the Girl Powered pledge,view VEX Robotics Demonstrations, participate in STEM activities, and listen to keynote speaker. These girls created these inspirational posters at the workshop event. Top from left to right: Josilyn Kelsey, Adaira Stockman, Aubrie Linker, Ella Lochmaier, and Laura Clampitt. Bottom from left to right: Reece Bumgardner, Nakisha Stout, Ember Hack, Ruthie Mautz, and Aryanna Caley.

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com Students from Salamonie School tried their hand at coding, building, and robotics activities at the Girl Powered Workshop #CODE Like a Girl on Wednesday evening. The workshop was all part of a grant with the REC Foundation that t

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Pathfinder Services grows team

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STAFF REPORT Pathfinder Services, Inc. President and CEO John Niederman has announced the hiring of Tracy Dishman as Chief Marketing and Development Officer and Nicole Hahn as Communication and Volunteer Coordinator for the Marketing and Development Team. Dishman i

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Twitter comments cause backlash

Buzz: A campaign sign for Huntington County Commissioner President Larry Buzzard off of Etna Ave in Huntington. The billboard states “Buzz is Right”.

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com Huntington County Commissioners President and mayoral candidate Larry Buzzard addressed his Twitter comments which came under fire this week on social media. Several Huntington County citizens expressed their concerns over commen

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Laupps drive up to Andrews Library Brew

KEEPING COOL: The Laupps experienced days of 95 degree heat in their Model A Ford, which does not have air conditioning. To keep cool, the Laupps purchased some cooling towels they used on their trip.

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com Tom and Sharon Laupp pulled up to Andrews Library in their 1930 Model A Ford to share their adventures with attendees of the Library Brew program on Wednesday. The husband and wife travelers recently finished the last leg of thei

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HNHS addresses air quality concerns

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com Huntington North students who experienced respiratory-related health issues led local physicians to express concerns about the school’s air quality to HCCSC. On Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, the Indiana State Department of Health

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USDA Rural Development investing $14.3M in Indiana

STAFF REPORT U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Michael Dora announced that USDA Rural Development is investing over $14.3 million to provide or improve rural broadband services in Indiana. “Broadband is an important necess

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IN 105 closure near Andrews

STAFF REPORT HUNTINGTON COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will close IN 105 near Andrews to replace a pipe under the road beginning Oct. 15. INDOT announced that IN 105, between IN 16 and U.S. 24 in Huntington County, is

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Lincoln librarian holds 50th book fair

BOOK FAIR: Lincoln Elementary library clerk, Diane Arnold (top), held her 50th book fairthis week and last. Students Aiden Duke, Lily-ann Jackson, Addyson Davis, Aryana Elzey, Xander Hamming, and Colten Latta (left to right) hold their wish lists and booksat the book fair on Tuesday afternoon.

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com Over the last 23 years, Diane Arnold, the library clerk at Lincoln Elementary, has organized 50 book fairs at the school. Arnold hosted her first Scholastic book fair with the school in the fall of 1996 and has since sold more th

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Police K9 alerts officers during traffic stop

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com A Huntington man was arrested on charges of dealing methamphetamine after a Sherriff’s Department K9 alerted officers to drugs during a traffic stop for a suspended license. Ronald Steven Jacobs, 45, was arrested on Oct. 3

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Perkins sentenced for child molesting

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com An Auburn man was sentenced to 36 years in prison for child molestation crimes in Auburn, Avilla, and Huntington in northeast Indiana on Monday morning. Corey Douglas Perkins, 30, last known address 912 Westedge Park Drive in Aub

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Fun Palace packs library's halls

FUN PALACE: Members of the Craft family including Payton, Logan, Ethan, and Tim, partake in the “create your own bookmark” craft station at HCTPL’s third annual Fun Palace on Sunday afternoon.

by James Ehle - jehle@h-ponline.com Library staff and volunteers from around the community brought their skills, tools, and knowledge to the library’s third annual Fun Palace over the weekend. Huntington county residents had an opportunity to try their hand 5

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'Deepfakes' pose threat to elections

by Brian Huchel - Purdue University News A video on social media shows a high-ranking U.S. legislator declaring his support for an overwhelming tax increase. You react accordingly because the video looks like him and sounds like him, so certainly it has be him. Not

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HNHS announces performance dates

MARCHING VIKES: Huntington North’sMarching Vikes have won several awards in recent competitions and will be performing in three more competitions on Oct. 5, 12, and 19. The Marching Vikes will perform at a free community performance onFriday, Oct.11 at 7 p.m.at Kreigbaum Field before heading to Washington, D.C. to performat several national monuments forVeterans Day celebrations on November 10 and 11.

STAFF REPORT - The Huntington North Music Department announced several upcoming performances, including a fall concert Wednesday, Oct. 9. The Marching Vikes received third place in their first competition at Bluffton. The week after the Bluffton competition, they

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