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Honor Flight to honor local native, others for giving program wings

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana Founder Laura Carrico (standing at left) assists World War II United States Navy veteran June Harshman (seated at left) as retired Air Force Brigadier General Wilma Vaught (standing at right) helps WWII Army veteran Polly Lipscomb during a past Honor Flight to Washington, DC. Carrico will be recognized during the upcoming 20th flight planned for Wednesday, May 25.

Right off the bat, Laura Carrico will tell you Honor Flight Northeast Indiana is not about her, but about the veterans who are served by the organization.

The Huntington native, who now lives in Fort Wayne, is not one to toot her own horn about founding the group in Indiana that has touched the lives of so many World War II servicemen and women.

“This whole thing is in honor of the veterans,” she says. “It’s not any of the volunteers.”

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Dancing to Music in the City

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jane Garrison (left), of Warren, and Gerald Eckert, of Huntiington, dance to the tunes of The West Central Quartet (background) during the first Music in the City in downtown Huntington on Saturday evening, May 21. The event, spopnsored by the Downtown Huntington Business Association, featured music, food and sidewalk sales.

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Speeds near Markle along Ind.-116 to drop

Markle Town Superintendent Rick Asher (left) is presented with a gift from Town Council President Jeff Humbarger to honor his 40 years of service as a town employee. The presentation and a reception was held during the regular council meeting held Wednesday, May 18.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

It may not feel much slower, but speed limit signs along Ind.-116 outside Markle will soon change to five miles lower.

The change was approved after officials with the Indiana Department of Transportation met with the Markle Town Council during the council’s regular meeting Wednesday, May 18.

Indiana Rep. Dan Leonard was also in attendance at the meeting, weighing in after Markle resident Gene Towne contacted him about drivers traveling at excessive speeds on the stretch.

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Stoffel gets two tickets to state meet, Koch gets one

Huntington North senior Hannah Stoffel (left) hangs just off the right shoulder of Homestead runner Grace Walter in the early going of the 1,600-meter run at the Marion Girls' Track Regional on Tuesday, May 24. Stoffel placed third to qualify for state in the event, and the senior won the ,3200-meter run to qualify in that event as well.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Hannah Stoffel punched a pair of tickets to the state meet and sophomore Karmen Koch also got one at the Marion Girls' Track Regional on Tuesday, May 24.

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‘Chief’ breakfast, parade dates set

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting reservations for the 48th annual Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe Breakfast, as well as entries for the Heritage Days parade.

The breakfast will be held on June 16 at 8 a.m. at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, 3010 W. Park Drive, Huntington. The reservation deadline is June 9.

The Heritage Days parade will be held on June 18. The theme is “Indiana Celebrating 200 Years” and the official colors are dark blue and gold. The entry deadline is June 3, and only 140 entries will be accepted.