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Troubleshooting skills come in handy

CABBAGE: The Brubaker brothers wait as judge Bill Wilder checks out their cabbage heads, which grew large despite the wet, cold growing season that limited other entries.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Last year’s 4-H gardening projects packed the showing table with vibrant colors, variety and some enormous squash, but this year’s wet planting season left the table looking scarce. Where the crops, flo

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Meth dealer gets 22 years

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com A meth dealer with multiple past felony drug dealing convictions was sentenced to 22 years for dealing methamphetamine as part of a drug bust this past winter. Steven Michael Johnson pleaded guilty to a Level 4 fel

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Finding the right path

STAR WARS: Troy Shultz talks to a judge about his dynamic Star Wars scene where two characters chase each other on spaceships as he cranks the lever.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com The judges assembled at Lincoln Elementary School didn’t hold back their critiques of the non-livestock 4-H projects Thursday morning, but all of the feedback was aimed at getting the 4-H’ers to push th

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Wabash man found dead after 'loud bang'

by Rob Burgess - rburgess@wabashplaindealer.com WABASH — The man found dead late Monday by Wabash City Police officers was identified Wednesday as Richard Alex Watkins, 31, Wabash. At approximately 10:58 p.m., WCP officers were dispatched to the 200 Block of

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Road rage leads to four-year sentence

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com An Andrews man was given a four-year sentence for his involvement in a road rage incident in August 2018. Police say Dennis R. Crittendon Jr. hit a man with a baseball bat and pointed a loaded gun at him after the

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Robber sentenced to 8 years

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com The last suspect from a 2018 armed robbery on the 400 block of Grayston Avenue that left a man hospitalized was sentenced on Monday to serve eight years in prison, according to a sentencing order. Christopher Shock

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Huntington 4-H Fair hits its stride this week

FEED: Emma Kinnett smiles as she feeds Gracie with her aunt Mallary Kinnett at last year’s 4-H fair.The fair is a great way for younger generations to learn more about farming and the tradition of agriculture in the county.

by Ethan Clewell - eclewell@chronicle-tribune.com The Huntington County 4-H Fair gets into full swing this weekend at Hiers Park. This year’s fair includes the standards of 4-H, animal shows, projects and 4-H’ers showing off their hard work. B

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County plans 5-point intersection fix

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Plans to reconfigure the five-point intersection where State Road 9, Huntington County Road 600 North and North Broadway Street cross paths, are moving forward now that the Huntington County Highway Department anno

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In the purr-suit of perfection

by Ethan Clewell - eclewell@chronicle-tribune.com The remnants of Tropical Depression Barry are passing through Huntington County today and into Wednesday in the form of cloud cover, heavy downpours and increased temperatures, according to National Weather Ser

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