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New group in county helping women to feel more confident behind the trigger of a gun

Under the watchful eye of The Well Armed Woman leader/instructor Alysha Wilson (left), Jo Ann Reed, of Andrews, practices taking aim at a target at the outdoor range at Hillside Shooting Sports, in Roanoke. The club had its first Roanoke chapter meeting on June 15.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Originally published June 22, 2017.

As a nurse, Huntington resident Alysha Wilson found herself working in some very unsavory neighborhoods in Fort Wayne.

Jenny Eversman, a Fort Wayne resident, was fearful for her young family when her husband was away at work.

Both women found a way to deal with their trepidations and now have formed a new club in Huntington County to help other women become confident behind the trigger.

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HCARS Field Day

Photo by Steve Clark.

Dennis Keyser mans a station for the Huntington County Amateur Radio Society on Saturday, June 24, as the group participates in a two-day field event based in front of the ReStore at the Habitate for Humanity facility on Commerce Drive, in Huntington.

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Huntington Police Department promotes three

Three members of the Huntington Police Department — Sgt. Andy Ellet, Det. Capt. Cory Boxell and Capt. Shane Jones — received promotions during a ceremony on June 22. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Chief Chad Hacker, Assistant Chief Matt Hughes, Ellet, Boxell, Jones and Mayor Brooks Fetters.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Three members of the Huntington Police Department received promotions during a ceremony on Thursday, June 22, in the Huntington City Building.

Sgt. Shane Jones was promoted to captain, Det. Sgt. Cory Boxell was promoted to detective captain and Det. Andy Ellet promoted to sergeant.

Jones is a 1991 graduate of Huntington North High School and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He began his law enforcement career with the Andrews Police Department in 1999 and joined the Huntington Police Department in 2002. He joined the HPD’s detective bureau in 2010.

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Basketball camp

Photo by Steve Clark.

Ty Platt, head coach of the Huntington University men’s basketball team, addresses middle-schoolers at the team’s youth basketball camp in Platt Arena on Thursday, June 22. Kindergarteners through ninth-graders attended the four-day camp and learned about the fundamentals of basketball from Platt, his coaching staff and players.

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2017 Salamonie Summer Festival Schedule of Activites


All Day
The Daugherty Companies, 534 E. 1st St.

7:30 a.m.
Knight Bergman Center, 132 N. Nancy St.

4:00 p.m.
Kim’s Katered Affair, 115 N. Wayne St.
Winner announced after parade