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YSB raises awareness

The Youth Services Bureau (YSB) has partnered with several entities to bring about child abuse prevention awareness this week, April 12 through 16. Featured, YSB intern Nicole Smith places blue pinwheels in the ground at YSB.
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The Huntington County Department of Child Services (DCS),  the Youth Services Bureau (YSB), along with the Prevention of Child Abuse Council organized by SCAN and various social service agencies and departments have shared some important information pertaining to child abuse and neglect in Huntington County.  

“During the week of April 12 through 16, blue pinwheels will be displayed throughout Huntington County as a reminder to us all that all children deserve to have safe, healthy childhoods,” stated Kerri Baker, DCS.


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Roanoke Park updated

Pictured is the newly constructed pavilion in Roanoke Park on Seminary Street. The pavilion is one of several projects the Roanoke Parks Board has discussed. Their goal is to have it completed by the end of April.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

Last year, the Roanoke Park Board agreed on three goals they wanted to see accomplished in the next few years.

The first was to clean up the ball diamonds and fields to get them back in shape. That project was completed in 2020.

The second was to build a new pavilion.

Roanoke Park Board President Dave Meitzler said that the old pavilion was small and needed repairs, so the board decided to build a new one entirely to facilitate the park’s needs. Construction on the pavilion started at the end of March and will hopefully finish by the end of April.


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Two Foresters receive honors

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) have announced its regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2020 NAIA Cross Country season. Among the list were Huntington University sophomore Emma Wilson and Head Coach Lauren Davenport Johnson.


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Easter fun in the area

Photo by Emily Wyatt

 Easter Bunny Noah Price high fives Martha Hippensteel at the Drive-Thru Easter Bunny event on Saturday, April 3. The Huntington County Boys & Girls Club’s Keystone Club put on the event for families to come through and receive goodies from the Easter bunny and other club kid volunteers.