Library using new technology to help preserve historical docs


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"This library has always been interested in history," says Joan Keefer, head of the Indiana Room at Huntington-City Township Public Library.

"And always forward looking," adds Kathy Holst, library director.

In the library's tradition of combining the old with new, it is using new technology to preserve historical documents in a process called digitization.

Currently, the library is digitizing materials in the Indiana Room, a room inside the library dedicated to Huntington County history.

Lilly scholarship moves on to Earhart as first winner bows out


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Sometimes, being number two pays off.

Jessie Earhart, a member of the Huntington North High School Class of 2014, has stepped up to receive the four-year, full-tuition Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship in Huntington County after the initial recipient bowed out.

Markle sees increase in insurance premiums

The town of Markle's insurance cost is on the rise, increasing by about $3,500 in both property and workers' compensation premiums.

The town council members learned of the hike at their regular meeting Wednesday, April 14. Richard Randol of General Insurance, in Bluffton, provided the update, saying part of the why the insurance companies raised rates is what he termed "experienced rated."

Goodrich, West lead Viking baseball team past Lewis Cass

Sophomore Kory Goodrich struck out 10 batters and senior Conner West knocked in two runs to lead the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team to a 3-2 win over visiting Lewis Cass on Thursday, April 17.

Goodrich went all seven innings and gave up five hits as the Vikings improved to 5-2 on the season. West provided most of the offense with a two-run double in the first inning.

West and Devon Goelz evenly split the Vikings' four hits on the day, with Goelz scoring two runs as well.

Hello, Bunny


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Elijah Whitacre, 20 months, of Huntington, tweaks the Easter Bunny on the nose during the Huntington City-Township Public Library's Bunny Bash held Wednesday, April 14. About 40 children had their pictures taken with the bunny and participated in a storytime session at the library.