Long-time HAT bus driver now wants to take trip of his own


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published July 24, 2014.

One of the first things on David Spencer's list, now that he's retired from Huntington Area Transportation, is the equivalent of a postman's holiday: He's going on a trip.

After 19 years working full time as a driver, scheduler and maintenance coordinator, Spencer, 78, has retired, his last day Friday, July 18.

"I have bad knees," he explains. "I just didn't feel safe getting out and doing it anymore, or I'd go for 20 (years)."

New book about Huntington


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Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (center) issues a proclamation on Thursday, July 24, expressing the city's appreciation for the dedication of Huntington University professors who wrote the book "Huntington." English Professor Todd Martin (left) and Jeffrey Webb (right) composed the book, part of the "Images of America" series, offering a look at Huntington's history along with a pictorial narrative.

Banks sets sights on husband’s senate seat


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Amanda Banks, wife of State Sen. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City), has announced that she will run to fill her husband's vacancy in the Indiana State Senate while he is deployed to Afghanistan during the 2015 legislative session.

"I believe my background in public policy and communications, combined with my experience as a full-time mother of three busy girls and as a military wife, will bring a unique perspective to the State Senate," she says.

State swimmers


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Ten members of the Huntington-Wells Otters swim club qualified for Summer State Swim finals in Indianapolis, held July 17 through 20 and July 14 through 26. Swimmers must have a qualifying time in long course competition to compete at the state level. Members are (front row, from left) Allie Aschliman, Brandon Runyon, Carson Hiester, Corbin Cozad and Jacob Daugherty; and (back row, from left) Braden Mallery, Tanner Cooley, Trey Cooley, Logan Ackley and Walker Copeland.

Announce Huntington County 4-H fair auction results


Photo by Steve Clark.

The following are the results of the 2014 Huntington County 4-H Fair auction held Thursday, July 24.

They are:

DAIRY
Three gallons of milk were sold for a total of $2,480, which included the record-setting $1,330 in premium dollars paid to junior showman Devin Pearson.

Results of the 2014 dairy auction include the 4-H member's name, premium price and the buyer.

Individual sales were: