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Bringing birdwatching to preschoolers

TWO: Jessica Dunica of Blackford County does motions to a song alongside her two children at the birdwatching preschool program.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com Upper Wabash Interpretive Services welcomed preschoolers to the Salamonie Interpretive Center for its monthly preschool program to learn about birds and birdwatching. The afternoon started out with coloring pictures of birds and

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Little River Cleanup nears

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com The Little River Cleanup is returning to Huntington on July 28 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Andrew Rensberger, the City of Huntington’s community engagement volunteer coordinator, said volunteers will park at the Huntington Co

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Roanoke car show rescheduled

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com The countdown clock has been ticking down on the Rolling into Roanoke car show’s website, but just as it hit under two days left, a severe weather prediction made event officials reconsider. Rick Fischer, the event chairman

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4-H projects prepare 4-Hers for future

BUNNY: Jack Hawkins, 10, of Roanoke looks at the judge as he shows her his menu board he created.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Even though school’s out for summer, hundreds of 4-H members filled Lincoln Elementary School to show off their months of hard work and passions. The students drove from all corner of the county in hopes of m

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4-Hers show off their cats

HOLD: Kayla Brown holds her cat as she shows it to the judges at the showmanship table.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com 4-H members, family and friends gathered in the 1st Federal Savings Community Building at the Huntington County fairgrounds on Tuesday evening for the 2018 4-H cat show. Tables of cat cages sat at the front of the room behind Mai

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Setting up for the fair:'It takes an army'

setting UP: 4-H members and volunteers help set up the chicken barn at the Huntington County fairgrounds.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com The Huntington County fairgrounds were set up piece by piece and pin by pin on Wednesday starting at 8:30 a.m. and continuing into the afternoon. Superintendents of the various buildings and groups helped orchestrate and gui

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It's Christmas in July this weekend at Salamonie

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com Upper Wabash Interpretive Services (UWIS) will be hosting Christmas in July and Smokey Bear’s Birthday Bash this weekend at Salamonie Lake on July 20-22. The event will start off at the campground with UWIS members walking

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Roanoke gets new fire chief, council talks park improvements

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com The Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department held a special election last week to fill the vacancy left when former Fire Chief Chad Taylor moved out of town. The department chose Brandon Taylor, Chad Taylor’s brothe

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4-H Fashion Revue participants model for judging

SHOW: Lola Smith of Warren shows the judges the handbag accessory she made that goes along with the dress she sewed.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com 4-H Fashion Revue participants gathered at Lincoln Elementary School yesterday morning for judging. Rae Ann O’Neill, Purdue Extension educator, said this portion of judging is optional for the participants. Those who take p

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In loving memory

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com The Hoodratz Alternative Transportation Club will be hosting the 6th annual Ride 2 Remember for alzheimer’s awareness on August 4. Though the event has taken place for five years prior to this one, this year will be the fir

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County swears in new deputies

OATH: NewDeputy Anthony Hipskind takes his oath, as his mother, April Worster, holds the Bible.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Huntington County Sheriff’s Department welcomed two veteran into their ranks, Monday, at their swearing-in ceremony at the Huntington County Courthouse. Dylan Lagonegro and Anthony Hipskind took the oath to b

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Indiana delegation weighs in regarding Kavanaugh

by MACKENZI KLEMANN - mklemann@wabashplaindealer.com WASHINGTON — The reception to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been mostly positive from within the Indiana congressional delegation, but all eyes are on U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.)

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Grill causes fire in Huntington home

GRILL: Fire officials believe the fire originated at the grill and made its way up into the attic before spreading to the home.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Investigators believe the fire that destroyed a Huntington home, Wednesday, started outside when a grill accidentally caught fire, before the fire spread into the home and attic. The Huntington Fire Department resp

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Barscz takes 4-H royalty crown

FIELD: (From left) Emma Melcher, royalty winner Josi Barscz, Gavin Covey and Jordan Neal stand on the stage during the businesswear portion of the contest.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Huntington High School graduate and 10-year 4-H member Josi Barscz stood out from the crowd in the 2018 4-H Royalty Contest, taking the crown Friday night. Representing the Mighty Clovers club, Barscz said she lear

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Man sentenced in burglary case

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com A Huntington man was sentenced, Monday, in connection to a burglary that occurred on January 25, 2017. Phillip Edward Beeks Sr., 57, was found guilty of a Level 4 felony count of burglary, a Level 5 count of carryi

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St. Felix to dedicate statue of Father Solanus

Dedication: St. Felix Catholic Center plans to dedicate the statue of Father Solanus Casey on Monday, July 30.

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com St. Felix Catholic Center will be dedicating a statue of Father Solanus Casey on July 30 at 2 p.m. This will be the first celebration of his feast day, made possible by the declaration of being “Blessed,” which is one

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Rising temps, humidity brings risk

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@h-ponline.com Extreme heat causes the highest annual number of deaths among all weather-related disasters, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Carla Gebert, Parkview Huntington Hospital EMS manager, said Parkview has r

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Bringing families together

DRIVE: Tractors took center stage at the parade, as they pulled floats down Jefferson Street.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com The 4-H Fair is more than contests, ribbons and fair food. It’s a time where families come together to display their passion, their dedication and their pride for Huntington County’s heritage. Throughou

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