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Huntington County quilters craft piece hailing state’s 200th birthday

With the quilt they created behind them, members of the Piecemakers Quilt Club take pride in their Indiana bicentennial quilt, which depicts all 12 Huntington County townships. Pictured are (front row from left) Alice Roth, of Bippus; Mary Dalrymple, of Huntington; Margaret Nelson, of Columbia City; and Jean Schowe, of Huntington; and (back row from left) Kathleen Scribner, of Huntington; Jan Ballard, of Huntington; Jan Mathias, of Andrews; Valerie Birkhold, of Huntington; Lesa Scott, of Roanoke; and Delene Swing, of Huntington. The quilt is currently on display at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published on Sept. 19, 2016.

A group of Huntington County quilters, not to be outdone by what other artists have depicted in observance of Indiana’s bicentennial, have created a quilt depicting 200 years of the county’s history, township by township.

The Piecemakers Quilt Club, a special interest club of the Huntington County Extension Homemakers, came up with the idea for the quilt last fall, after someone at The Forks of the Wabash suggested they get involved in the bicentennial celebration, says Club President Kathleen Scribner.


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Free, reduced cost screenings at PHH health fair

Parkview Huntington Hospital will offer free and reduced cost health screenings and services during its Healthy Steps health and wellness fair on Saturday, Oct. 8.

The health fair will take place from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the hospital, 2001 Stults Rd., Huntington.


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Warren council hears about holiday prep

Summer is definitely in the rearview mirror, with Christmas lights and snow plows taking center stage at the Warren Town Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 19.

Christmas lighting on downtown-area buildings “is pretty much done,” reported Lee Poulson, the town’s utility manager. “We’re turning them on to see if they work.”

Town crews are replacing lights that aren’t working, he said, a process that didn’t come without mishap. A faulty connector on one of the light strands started a fire on a light pole, which was quickly extinguished, he said.


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Cobblestone too much for Lady Vike golfers at regional

Huntington North sophomore Amara Eckert hits on the first hole at the East Noble Girls' Golf Regional on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Noble Hawk Golf Course. The Lady Vikes finished last at the meet as their season ended.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Cobblestone Golf Course proved way too much for the Huntington North High School girls' varsity golf team on Saturday, Sept. 24, as it finished last among 18 teams at the East Noble Golf Regional.

The Lady Vikings finished with a total of 408, 11 shots behind 17th place Southwood and 100 strokes off the winning score of 308 posted by Homestead.

Sophomore Laura Ham led the Lady Vikes with a 95 for the 18 holes of competition. Fellow sophomore Amara Eckert with a 99 was the only other North golfer to finish below triple digits.


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Tense scene


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Robert Borland (left), playing Lawyer Slippery, acts out a scene with Kiana Kistler, as Angel Innocent, during the Masque and
Gavel melodrama performed at the Forks of the Wabash PIoneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Hier's Park and the Huntington County Fairgrounds.