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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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Carrillo uses local helpers for mural

Local volunteers (from left) Ashley Myers, Lydia Wolfe and Vera Wolfe assist Artist America Carrillo with her newest Huntington mural located at 500 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

America Carrillo, Huntington native and artist, recently began her newest mural project in downtown Huntington. Located on a building at 500 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, Carrillo’s mural of bright colors and designs is set around the theme “Yes You Can.”

“There’s a lot of things that I have to say. This ‘Yes You Can’ concept is one thing that I have to say,” Carrillo said. “I could put a million things on that wall, but this is what’s been really prominent in my life and inspiring me.”


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Payment options for tax bills for residents of Huntington

Tax bills for Huntington County were sent out on Monday, April 12. Featured is the payment box located behind the courthouse on Warren Street.
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Property owners who do not receive a statement by the end of April should call the Huntington County Treasurer’s office at 358-4860.

Failure to receive a statement does not relieve the taxpayer of the responsibility to pay the bill.

The amount of taxes due for each property may also be accessed online at by choosing GIS mapping and searching by name, address or parcel number.

Available payment methods are as follows:

• Drop box located behind the Courthouse off of Warren Street.


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Forester men take two wins

Huntington University senior Alex McCutcheon slides into third base and later scores a run at Huntington University’s doubleheader against Goshen College on Friday, April 9. The Foresters would go on to sweep Goshen that day, winning 11-1 and 6-0 in the opening day of their series against the Maple Leafs.
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The Huntington University Forester baseball team relied on a pair of spectacular performances on the mound to sweep Goshen University, 11-1, 6-0, on opening day of their series with the Maple Leafs, which took place on Friday, April 9.

First up was senior Camden Dice, who pitched a complete-game dandy in game one to remain undefeated on the season at 5-0. He scattered seven hits, gave up one run and two walks while sitting down nine on strikes.


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Easter fun in the area

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 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.