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Birthday party for dog at humane shelter a chance for her to ‘give back’ in a way

Lilly Anne, a rescued Cocker spaniel, will have a party on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Huntington County Humane Shelter from noon to 2 p.m. to celebrate not only her first birthday, but also her recovery from having a serious illness that required thousands of dollars in treatment.
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When little Lilly Anne turns 1, she’ll get a big birthday party bash, not just to celebrate her first year, but to celebrate her recovery from a serious illness. Everyone is invited.

Lilly Anne, a rescued Cocker spaniel, has been the unfortunate definition of a sick puppy, after her first owners surrendered her to the rescue at only 4 months old, when they brought her to a veterinarian for her puppy shots.

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Historic Forks to highlight features at Summer Open House on Aug. 27

The Historic Forks of the Wabash, in Huntington, will host a Summer Open House on Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

The Summer Open House is an expanded version of the Historic Forks’ Senior Day at the Forks event, an annual outing geared toward Senior Citizens. Increased interest in the park led organizers to open up the event to anyone curious about the Historic Forks’ museum and historic buildings.

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Roanoke council enhances security at former town hall building

The Roanoke Town Council voted to enhance the security at the former town hall building at its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

The board signed off on the construction of a foyer in the building, which is located at 126 N. Main St. Town Marshal Jim Wood advocated for the move.

“It’s just an added security measure,” he said. “So, that way, we can control who’s going in and who’s going out.”

In addition to the former town hall space, the building contains the entrances to a rental space, which is occupied by McClure’s Market & Bulk Foods, and an office.

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Viking harriers 12th at own invitational

Huntington North runners JT York (left) and Connor Miller compete at the Huntington North Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Huntington University Cross Country Course.

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity cross country team placed 12th among 17 teams at its own Huntington North Cross County Invitational on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Sophomore Harrison Niswander led the way for Huntington North by placing 33rd among scoring runners with a time of 17:05.1, helping HNHS to a team score of 310 points. Fort Wayne Concordia won the meet with a score of 53 points.

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Mountain Dewe Boys at ASF

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The Mountain Dewe Boys were on the Andrews Summer Festival stage on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 10.