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Izaak Walton League inducts Phil Ross into its hall of fame

Jean Ross (left) displays awards given to her late husband, Phillip Ross, for his contributions to the Izaak Walton League. Their son-in-law, Robert Goings (right) serves as the league’s current president in Huntington County.
Photo by Ehren Wynder.

Originally published Oct. 5, 2015.

Phil Ross is remembered as a lifetime conservationist.

The former president of the Huntington chapter of the Izaak Walton League died Feb. 11, 2007, at the age of 86.

Seven years after his death, he has been inducted into the Izaak Walton League Hall of Fame. The honor was presented in 2014, by the Izaak Walton League in Pierre, SD.

He is also the recipient of several awards recognizing his research and his lifelong adherence to the members’ pledge to conserve nature in all facets.

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Let the games begin

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Officials and aficionados of outdoor court sports gather at Memorial Park on Friday, Oct. 2, as Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters cuts the ribbon to declare the Memorial Park Sports Complex open.

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Street dept. to be closed for C’bus day

The Huntington Street Department will be closed on Monday, Oct. 12, in observance of Columbus Day.

That day’s trash will be picked up starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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HU's Golz, Bemsiderfer rewarded for big net seasons with all-conference selections

Huntington University women’s tennis players Constanze Golz and Morgan Bemisderfer were named to the Crossroads League All-Conference Team for the second year in a row.

The duo combined for 25 wins against just six losses in the conference regular season on the way to guiding the Foresters to a third place finish in league standings.

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Biggest, most diverse ‘Renaissance’ set for downtown Roanoke Oct. 10

Artist Jeanne Carroll (right) shows a piece of her garden art to Sandy McGill, of Roanoke, during A Renaissance in Roanoke in 2014. This year’s arts festival will be held in downtown Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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This will be the eighth year that A Renaissance in Roanoke has allowed area artists and artisans to showcase their talents and sell their works in downtown Roanoke, and Rick Fischer, event organizer and president of the Roanoke Arts Council, says this year will likely be the biggest — and most diverse — yet.