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4 Riverview teams compete in contest touting cities of future

Riverview Middle School eighth grade students Amara Eckert (left) and Olivia Rosen practice their presentation of the future they have created, Hydrophageopolis, shown in model form in preparation for the Future City Competition regionals on Saturday at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

Originally publsihed Jan. 22, 2015.

Anyone interested in catching a glimpse at the cities of the future may need to go no further than Fort Wayne, when the DiscoverE Indiana Future City Regional Competition gets underway on Saturday at Indiana University-Purdue University.

Four teams from Riverview Middle School will be part of that contest.


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HNHS to hold 2015 One-Act Play Festival this Thursday and Friday

Robert Borland (standing), in character as psychiatrist Dr. Sycho, frightens his new assistant, William Borland, with his crazy methods. The Borland brothers, along with Kylie Frederick, star in “The Three-Step Method,” one of the acts to be presented during the One-Act Play Festival Jan. 29 and 30 at Huntington North High School.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A supermarket beauty contest, an incredibly flexible dancer and a psychiatrist who drives his patients crazy are just a few of the stories to be told during the 2015 One-Act Play Festival at Huntington North High School.

The two-night run features seven one-act plays and two dance performances, with shows on Thursday and Friday, Jan. 29 and 30, at 7 p.m. in the HNHS auditorium. Tickets are general admission and may be purchased at the door.


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Search continues for new trustees in Wayne and Salamonie townships

More than two months after the general election, trustee seats in two Huntington County townships remain empty.

The Wayne Township trustee position, vacated by Democrat Paul Walton, and the Salamonie Township trustee seat, last filled by Republican James Howell, are up for grabs for just about anyone who wants them, their respective party chairs say.

“I am anxious to fill the vacancy soon,” says Huntington County Democrat Party Chairwoman Roxanna Murray. “It’s important that the people of Wayne Township be served properly.”


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Shipley conference champ as Viking matmen place third in NCC tourney

Photo by Steve Clark.
Tanner Shipley.

The Huntington North varsity wrestling team captured third at the North Central Conference Championship Meet, held at Richmond on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Senior Tanner Shipley won the 145-pound weight division to highlight the Vikings’ efforts at the 10-team meet.

Senior Layne Emery, at 220 pounds, and junior Bailey Shockome, at 152, each earned runner-up honors for Coach Darrell Dorsett’s squad.


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A kettleful of donations


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jerin Juillerat (left) and Marvin Tudor (right), of the Disciples of Christ Foundation of Huntington, present Capt. Barbara McCauley of the Huntington Salvation Army with a check for $5,000 on Friday, Dec. 19, the proceeds of the group’s kettle drive this holiday season. McCauley says the donation represents the largest single gift from the kettle drive to date.