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Huntington House program gets grant to help fight homelessness

Rosella Stouder (left) and Dawn Zahm-Wilson coordinate and administer the Rapid Rehousing & Homeless Prevention Program (RRHP), which recently received additional funding to continue helping Huntington County residents from becoming homeless. The program is under the umbrella of Community and Family Services.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A resource to Huntington County residents in danger of losing their homes is back up and running, after it got a shot in the arm in the form of grant funding to help prevent homelessness.

The Rapid Rehousing & Homeless Prevention Program (RRHP) is a program of Huntington House and jointly administered under the umbrella of Community and Family Services.


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Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Interpretive Naturalist Manager Teresa Rody introduces a screeech owl to the audience during a live birds of prey program presented at the Salamonie Lake Campground on Saturday, Oct. 19, as part of the Salamonie Lake Fall Fest.


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Markle Town Council passes budget and annexes property

With Councilman Matthew Doss absent, the council unanimously passed Ordinance 2019-4 on its final reading, adopting the $1,817,700 budget for the year ending Dec. 31, 2020.

The budget includes $753,766 in home-ruled funds not reviewed by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF).
The proposed budget will now be submitted to the DLGF for review and approval.

On another action item, the council passed Ordinance 2019-5, approving the voluntary annexation of three small parcels owned by Novae Corporation.


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Wiley's winning effort helps Lady Vike harriers advance to semi-state

Huntington North sophomore Addy Wiley is way out front at the Marion Girls' Cross County Regional on Saturday, Oct. 19. Wiley won the individual title easily to help the Lady Vikings advance to next week's semi-state at New Haven.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Addy Wiley’s individual championship helped the Huntington North High School girls’ cross country team grab the fifth and final advancing place at the Marion Girls’ Cross Country Regional on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The Lady Vikes’ sophomore star dashed to the title in 17:53.4 over the 5K course to win by more than 30 seconds over runner-up Abbey Gentz of Woodlan.

Junior Hanna Whitney placed 16th in 20:32.5 as HNHS scored 111 points to earn its spot at the New Haven Semi-State next Saturday, Oct. 26. The score was 19 points better than sixth place Fort Wayne South Side.


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Photo by Scott Trauner.

Aimee McVoy (left) and Declan mcVoy, of Roanoke, look over a display of wooden pens at a booth in downtown Roanoke as part of the Renaissance in Roanoke Fine Art Show and Juried Craft Show on Saturday, Oct. 12.