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Shelter’s new learning center to get grand unveiling Saturday

Jean Wilson, operations manager at the Huntington County Humane Shelter, holds a plaque at the shelter designating the room behind her as the future site of the Tribolet Learning Center. The center, which is named after shelter supporter Jean Ann Tribolet, will be unveiled during a community open house event at the shelter on Saturday, April 25, that will run from noon to 2 p.m.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Jean Wilson, operations manager at the Huntington County Humane Shelter, hopes to see the shelter’s new Tribolet Learning Center utilized frequently by the community.

But for now, her focus is keeping it under wraps.

The center, which is situated in the front of the shelter, is currently hidden behind sheets, obscuring it from the eyes of shelter patrons. It’s all in service of preserving the surprise of its grand unveiling at an open house event the shelter has planned for Saturday, April 25.


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Dyson, Frederick earn Lilly finalist scholarships

Kristen Dyson (left) and Kylie Frederick have been named as Lilly Endowment Scholarship finalists for Huntington County, and, as such, will receive $1,500 scholarships for each of their four years of undergraduate study provided by the Huntington County Community Foundation.
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Kristen Dyson and Kylie Frederick, members of the Huntington North High School Class of 2015, have been named as Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship finalists for Huntington County.

As such, both will receive $1,500 scholarships for each of their four years of undergraduate study provided by the Huntington County Community Foundation.


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Chapman, Owens vying for District 1 council seat

Charles Chapman (left) and Dane Owens.
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Two Republicans are vying for the Huntington Common Council District 1 seat in the upcoming primary election.

Charles Chapman, who has been the councilman for one term, is seeking re-election. Dane Owens is hoping to unseat him.

Chapman, 61, residing at 7 Meadow Court, received a Bachelor of Science in communications from Ball State University and is employed as an advertising manager at Ford Meter Box, in Wabash.

He is a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), Kiwanis and College Park Church.


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Spahr, McCutcheon pitch HNHS past Anderson

Walker Spahr (left) and Ian McCutcheon.
Photos by Steve Clark.

Superb pitching by Walker Spahr and Alex McCutcheon helped the Huntington North varsity baseball team sweep host Anderson, 7-2, 2-1, on Friday, April 24.

The Viking hurlers dominated the Indians, surrendering just five hits across both tilts to send their team to 6-0 in North Central Conference play and 7-4 overall.

Spahr tossed a one-hitter in the opener, yielding a pair of runs, only one of which was earned. The senior, improving to 3-0, walked three and struck out four.


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Registration open for this summer’s Little, Miss Heritage Days Pageant

Contestants are needed for the Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant to be held Wednesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. at Huntington University’s Merillat Centre for the Arts. The pageant is open to girls in Huntington County, age 5 to 12, and is part of Huntington’s Heritage Days celebration.

Two divisions will be judged including Little Miss Heritage Days for girls, age 5 to 8, and Junior Miss Heritage Days, age 9 to 12. Contestants will be judged on Interview, Modeling and Photogenic qualities. All contestants will receive a participation trophy and T-shirt.