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Pair of Mustangs at Rolling into Roanoke come with happy ending

Steve Federspiel (left), of Roanoke, stands beside his 2016 Shelby Mustang GT350 while Blake Caley, of Markle, stands beside his 1967 Shelby Mustang GT350. Tony Cotterman, of Fort Wayne, won the cars in a national contest in March, but was unable to drive them due to a physical disability. Federspiel and Caley stepped up and purchased the cars from Cotterman for more money than the contest’s cash prize alternative. Both vehicles and all three men will be at this year’s Rolling into Roanoke car show on Saturday, July 22. Photo by Steve Clark.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Tony Cotterman was surprised when he won a pair of Ford Mustangs in a contest earlier this year.

What’s even more surprising is that he almost turned them down.

Cotterman, of Fort Wayne, was awarded a 1967 Shelby Mustang GT350 and a 2016 Shelby Mustang GT350 in the Mustang Dream Giveaway. The contest, which is open to residents of the United States and beyond, is conducted annually by Dream Giveaway Promotions, an organization that raises funds for charities through prize drawings. Cotterman made a donation and entered the contest last fall.

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Hopping along

Photo by Steve Clark.

Nathan Mullins (left) competes in a potato sack race on the final day of the Huntington Parks Department SPARK program on Friday, July 14, at Drover Park. All of the program’s groups came together to compete against one another in a slate of friendly competitions.

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County departments fine-tuning spending

Huntington County departments are fine-tuning their spending for 2017 as they hammer out budget proposals for 2018.

Four county officials appeared before Huntington County Council on Monday, July 17, seeking transfers or appropriations of funds already in their 2017 budgets.

Desiree Fritcha, Huntington County Drug Court coordinator, asked — and received permission from — the council to spend a $6,175 grant awarded to the local court by the Indiana Supreme Court.

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Undefeated champions

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Huntington Sheet Metal Inc. capped off an undefeated season with a victory in the championship game of the Huntington County Baseball 11U Tournament. Team members are (front row from left) Mason Downey, Jet Young, Gunner Inderlied, Levi Leaf Vanover, Izayah Bolinger and Jaiden Kirk; and (back row from left) assistant coaches Jason Wirt and John Reust, Bailey Davis, Frankie Wilkins, Adam Holzinger, Peyton Dunwiddie, Braedon Christiansen, Caleb Reust and Head Coach Mark Dunwiddie.

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Looks tempting

Photo by Scott Trauner

Judge Marvene Johnson (right), of Kosciusko County, looks over the cake project of Molly Ross during non-livestock project judging for the Huntington County 4-H Fair on Thursday, July 22, at Lincoln Elementary School in Huntington.