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Local woman’s gift helps decorate downtown

Carolyn Miller, of Huntington, takes down the “June Wedding” display from the front of the New Life Community Meal Ministry, 323 N. Jefferson St., to make way for the Fourth of July-themed display. Miller has been decorating the windows using her own decorations or buying them herself, since last September.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published June 25, 2015.

About once a month, Carolyn Miller heads downtown and spends a couple of hours doing what she does best — decorating.

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Local man to speak at MU July 4 celebration

Rodney Funk, of Huntington, will be the featured speaker at the annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display hosted by Manchester University, in North Mancheser.

Funk is a United States Navy veteran who received the Cuban Expeditionary medal for his involvement in the Cuban missile crisis.

The event will kick off at 7 p.m. with music by JP Freeman’s 4th and Walnut Band. University President Dave McFadden will introduce Funk to speak at 8 p.m.

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Frontage Road property owners to request variance from BZA

Owners of a property at 102 Frontage Rd., in Huntington, will appear before the Huntington Board of Zoning Appeals on July 6 to request a pair of setback variances.

HRE Development is seeking a nine-foot variance from the required 30-foot front yard setback along William E. Zahn Way. It is also asking for a 113.4-square-foot variance from the maximum 81 square feet allowed for a pole sign.

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Nitro champs

The Huntington Nitro 14U Team recently battled for a tourney win at the Patriotic Invitational in Logansport. Team members are (front row, from left to right) Sydney Selvage, Macy Lange, Katie Melcher, Laney Shaw and Corynn Barton; and (back row, from left to right) Lydia Riggers, Coach Ron Vinson, Sydney Kline, Erika Vinson, Madalyn Robrock, Macy Wohlford, Reiley Brown, Coach Fred Lange and Tori Hiers. Not pictured is Coach Ashley Smart.

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Bands, zip line, fireworks and more await at Salamonie Summer Festival

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Three bands, a zip line, fireworks and more are in store for the 48th annual Salamonie Summer Festival July 3 through 5 in Warren.

The zip line is a new addition, says festival chair Cheryl DeWeese, and will take riders on a block-long flight down 2nd Street from Main Street to Nancy Street.

“It’s a short ride, but it will be fun,” she promises.

Kids under 18 will need a parent’s permission to ride. Adults who meet weight restrictions can also ride. Rides will be offered on Friday, July 3, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.