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Pale swallow wort found locally

Pale swallow-wort, an invasive plant species, was recently found in Huntington University’s campus woods making it the only confirmed population in Indiana.
Pale swallow-wort, or vincetoxicum rossicum, is native to Eastern Europe, near the Black Sea. It was likely brought to the U.S. in the late 1800s as an ornamental.

 


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Area youngsters participate in Camp HERO activities

Conservation Officer Andrew Harman teaches a camper how to scuba dive in the YMCA pool.
Photo by Claire Butler

Chief Deputy Chad Hammel and Scott Craft ran Camp HERO on July 11 - 14 to teach kids about law enforcement offices and overall safety.

Camp Hero stands for Honor, Excellence, Respect, and with all three of those it can lead to Opportunities.

Over the course of four days, Law enforcement officers, such as conservation officers, paramedics, police officers, and firefighters volunteered and taught kids about law enforcement and safety in all situations.

 


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Council approves district changes

The 2020 Census population data led the City Council to adopt new Council district boundaries during its Tuesday night meeting

These new boundaries rebalance representation across Huntington’s five Council districts. As redrawn and now approved, the difference in population between districts with the most and fewest residents is approximately 7.4%.

 


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Wiley honored for track prowess

In its 37th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade announced Addy Wiley of Huntington North High School is the 2021-22 Gatorade Indiana Girls Track & Field Player of the Year. Wiley is the first Gatorade Indiana Girls Track & Field Player of the Year to be chosen from Huntington North High School.

 


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6 to seek title of 4-H queen

4-H Royalty contestants (from left to right) Elise Neher, Katelyn McMillan, Audrie Bowman, Emma Haupert, and Abagayle Wright. Not pictured is Riley Richardson.
Photo by Claire Butler

Six local 4-H members are vying for the title of Huntington County 4-H Fair Queen for 2022.

The winner will be crowned on July 15.
Some of the activities begin July 9 and it ends July 28.

The contestants this year are

Audrie Bowman
Audrie Bowman is the daughter of Julie Bowman Scher, Matthew Scher, and the late Brent Bowman.