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Manly Mentors program seeks to fill role model void for students

Lt. John Brewer of the Huntington Fire Department chats with second grade students Sophie Hart, 8 (left), and Cana Brown, 8, during lunch at Flint Springs Elementary School Friday, Nov. 14. Brewer is part of the school’s Manly Mentors program, which seeks to give students interaction with male role models.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published Nov. 20, 2014.

Once a week, Craig Martz can count on getting the scoop about the latest games from second-grader Gabe Brooks, as they chat over lunch.

“This is my buddy – we do a lot of talk about gaming,” says Martz, a firefighter with the Huntington Fire Department.

Martz has lots of buddies on Fridays, during lunchtime at Flint Springs Elementary School, as he and two other firefighters, Travis Monsey and Lt. John Brewer, visit with students as part of the school’s new Manly Mentors program.


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Skating for Wyatt


Photo by Steve Clark.

Janessa Dyke (left) and Madi Schlotter each crack a smile as they skate around West Park Skate Center, in Huntington, during a benefit for Wyatt Schmaltz, a local 3-year-old being treated for cancer.


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Zanesville council turns down tower petition

Zanesville residents won’t be seeing a communications tower pop up behind the Lions Club after the town council denied a rezoning petition at its meeting on Thursday, Nov. 20.

The Lions Club sought to have an 80-foot by 80-foot area on its property rezoned so that Verizon Wireless could erect a tower. Once construction was complete, the wireless telecommunications provider would have paid the club rent.

The rezoning petition, presented to council by a representative from Skyway Towers and Verizon Wireless, was voted down 2-0.


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Senior stars


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Three members of the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team represented the squad in the senior division at the Fourth Annual Indiana Elite North vs. South All-Star Soccer Challenge, held at Danville Community High School on Saturday, Nov. 8. Pictured are (from left) Courtney Scher, Corinne Tester and Aly Grabner.


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Santa to make first stop in county in Warren Friday

Santa Claus arrives in Warren for last year’s Christmas festivities in a horse-drawn wagon driven by Jay Walters. A Santa-centered celebration will return to Warren Friday evening, Nov. 28.
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Santa Claus will make his first stop of 2014 in Huntington County on Friday, Nov. 28, arriving in Warren at 6 p.m.

In a break from previous years, Santa will proceed directly to the Knight-Bergman Center, 132 N. Nancy St., in Warren, rather than making an initial stop downtown.

Santa will arrive in a horse-drawn wagon, escorted by the Warren Fire Department, to oversee the lighting of the Knight-Bergman Center’s Christmas displays.