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‘Nutcracker’ latest in line of library Christmas season plays

Ballerina Ali Everett, a volunteer at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, performs the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy for children at the library on Thursday, Dec. 11.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published Dec. 15, 2014.

You can hardly turn a corner at the Huntington City-Township Public Library without running into a nutcracker.

Nutcrackers lined up in a display case; a nutcracker peering down from on high; and nutcrackers perched atop shelves, tables and desks.
And by the end of this week, some 748 children will know all about not only the nutcracker, but also “The Nutcracker” — the Russian ballet based on a German story and spun into a dream.

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North Central Co-op, Land O’Lakes give HU ag program push forward

Mark Tullis (left), president and CEO of North Central Co-op, presents a donation for Huntington University’s new Institute for Agricultural Studies to Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, HU president.
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North Central Co-op Inc., of Wabash, and Land O’Lakes Inc. of Arden Hills, MN, have given $10,000 toward Huntington University’s new Institute for Agricultural Studies.

North Central Co-Op is a member of Land O’Lakes, the second largest cooperative in the United States.

“We are pleased to support and partner with Huntington University and be part of promoting agricultural studies in communities and leaders in agriculture for the future,” says Mark Tullis, president and CEO of North Central Co-op Inc.

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Buzzard makes it three on GOP side competing for mayoral nomination

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Larry Buzzard.

Huntington businessman Larry Buzzard has announced plans to run for mayor in 2015.

Buzzard is the third announced candidate for the Republican primary, joining incumbent Mayor Brooks Fetters and Greg Sprinkle, the county’s chief deputy coroner.

Buzzard says his campaign will focus on building stronger relations between city government and the rest of the community.

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Snider crunches Lady Vike swimgirls

Huntington North senior Katie Schenkel strokes through the water on her way to victory in the 200-yard freestyle against visiting Fort Wayne Snider on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Schenkel had two wins despite the Lady Vikings losing.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Katie Schenkel continued her winning ways but the Huntington North High School girls' swim team was crunched by visiting Fort WSayne Snider, 114.5-52.5, on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

As she has done throughout the season, Schenkel got a pair of individual victories for HNHS, taking the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:12.72, and the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:16.31.

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Admiring the tree

Photo by Steve Clark.

Ellen Leymon (left) and Oma Zent study a Christmas tree at the third annual Winter Wonderland Festival of Trees, held in the Fults Recreation Room at Heritage Pointe, in Warren, on Friday, Dec. 12. The event, which continued on Saturday, Dec. 13, featured more than a dozen trees decorated by individuals, families and Heritage Pointe departments.