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Markle agrees to disc golf course donation

By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@h-ponline.com MARKLE — Markle is one step closer to having a disc golf course now that the Markle Town Council has agreed to make a financial contribution. The Council approved a three-year agreement to sponsor $500 per hole at th

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YMCA announces summer patio project

PATIO PROJECT: From left are Scott Baker, Baker Construction owner, and Ben Davis, Parkview Huntington Family YMCA CEO, standing with an artist rendering of an outdoor patio space that will be built this summer.

By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@h-ponline.com The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA will have a new outdoor recreation space this summer. The sun patio will be added to the front of the building facing County Road 500N, YMCA CEO Ben Davis announced earlier this month. &

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Barbara Bush campaigned in Huntington

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@h-ponline.com With the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush on April 17, Huntington remembers her appearance in the city during a campaign rally in 1988. The rally was noted to be the first official stop for then-pres

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Solutions sought for jail overcrowding

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@h-ponline.com Following a letter of non-compliance from the state jail inspector, Huntington County authorities met to discuss what can be done moving forward during a commissioner’s meeting Monday morning. Huntington Cou

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Habitat ReStore celebrates Earth Day

EARTH DAY: Pictured is Jo Burnau, Habitat for Humanity ReStore manager, with plants that can be purchased and flower seeds children can plant during an Earth Day celebration April 21 at the store.

By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@h-ponline.com This Sunday is Earth Day and Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Huntington has events planned for Friday and and Saturday to recognize the occasion. Habitat for Humanity Restore is located at 250 Commerce Drive and will

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Humane Society raises funds at annual dinner

BANQUET:Executive director of Black Pine Animal Sanctuary speaks about the efforts her organization makes to rescue exotic pets during the annual Huntington County Humane Society dinner.

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@h-ponline.com The Huntington County Humane Society raised an estimated $2,500 during its annual benefit dinner. The money, according to HCHS president Pat Merckx, will be going to the humane shelter to help with costs, largely focus

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Board of Works OKs 'Music In City' event application

MAYORAL PROCLAMATION: Mayor Brooks Fetters read and signed a proclamation prior to Monday’s Board of Public Works and Safety meeting declaring the month of May as Older Americans Month. From left are Holly Saunders, Huntington County Council on Aging executive director, Dick Murray, Huntington County Council on Aging assistant director, Fetters, Ron Frischman, Huntington County Council on Aging board member, and Rose Meldrum, Huntington County Council on Aging board president.

By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@h-ponline.com The Huntington Board of Public Works and Safety on Monday approved a special event permit for Downtown Music In The City. Rebecca Hanson, event organizer, said the events will be the first Fridays of the month May through

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Cheers for Christiana Hicks on 'The Voice'

MUSICAL TREATS: Pictured are Nicki Sims, Sugar Mama’s Baker owner, and Huntington University students Kyndal Collins and Brianna Fish.

By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@h-ponline.com Huntington University students, staff and alumni gathered Monday night at the university to cheer on NBC’s “The Voice” contestant and HU alum Christiana Hicks. Hicks, 22, Fort Wayne, graduated in May 2017

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GOP hosts candidate breakfast

POLITICAL BREAKFAST: From left are U.S. Senate candidate Luke Messer, Indiana Sen. Travis Holdman, Indiana senator and Kathy Branham, former Huntington County Council member and former Huntington County commissioner.

By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@h-ponline.com Four candidates who will be on the May 8 primary ballot met with constituents over breakfast on Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 in Huntington. U.S. Senate candidate Luke Messer was joined by Don Schoeff,

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Remembering 'Doughnut Girl' Helen Purviance

WAR ARTIFACTS: Carol Stouder talks about WWI artifacts with visitors Jim and Rita Dinius, Huntington.

By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@h-ponline.com Huntington native and former Salvation Army Lt. Col. Helen Purviance was remembered Saturday for her service to soldiers during World War I. A ceremony was held in the Huntington County Courthouse rotunda to honor Purvianc

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Commissioners approve $20K for Roanoke marketing contractor

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@h-ponline.com The Huntington County Commissioners on Monday approved $20,000 in appropriations to hire a marketing contractor for Discover Roanoke. Roanoke Chamber of Commerce member Stephanie McKibben previously spoke in support of

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How are threats against schools investigated? Law enforcement, administrators explain

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@h-ponline.com Threats to the Huntington County Community School Corporation are rare, but when they occur it takes a combined effort to determine whether the threat is valid, according to school administrators and local law enforcem

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State treasurer speaks at Lincoln Day Dinner

LINCOLN DAY: From left are State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-District 50), Kelly Mitchell, state treasurer, and State Sen. Andy Zay (R-District 17) speaking during Thursday night’s Lincoln Day Dinner at Forks of the Wabash.

By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@h-ponline.com More than 100 Republicans attended the Lincoln Day Dinner Thursday night at Forks of the Wabash, feauring keynote speaker and State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell. Huntington County Republican Party Chair Rise Buzzard introduced

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Groves recognized for abuse prevention work

SERVICE: Youth Services Bureau Executive Director Jan Williams and Department of Child Services Director Alexys Vosmeier present Circuit Court Judge Jamie Groves with the Ronald E. Mitchell Award.

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@h-ponline.com Huntington County Circuit Court Judge Jamie Groves was recognized for his efforts in combating child abuse Friday morning. Groves was presented with the annual Ronald E. Mitchell award from the Child Protection Team of

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