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Tribute to Fallen Soldiers travels through Huntington

Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Northwest gifted the family of Army Specialist Chad D. Clements with a Memorial Plaque of Distinguished Service and a photo canvas on Wednesday, July 21, on their memorial motorcycle ride. Featured are (from left) Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Northwest Executive Director Warren Williamson, along with Chad’s stepfather, Ed Tarter; mother, Anne Tarter; and sister Danielle Clements.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle Ride traveled through Huntington on Wednesday, July 21, to honor Army Specialist Chad D. Clements, who was killed in the line of duty in 2010.

This is the 12th annual motorcycle ride that Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Northwest has put on. For this ride, they will honor 75 fallen service members as they cross 18 different states and travel a little over 5,000 miles one way.

The ride began in Eugene, OR, where they lit the memorial flame that will stay burning throughout the entire journey.


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Troop 128 earns badges during July camp trip

The Markle Troop 128 pose for a photo together during the Camp Chief Little Turtle in Pleasant Lake during the week of July 4. Featured are (back row, from left) Jeremy Lautzenhiser, Josh Justice, Shane McClain; (middle row, from left) JJ Bennett, David Lautzenhiser, Aadyn McClain, Lucy Clampitt, Heather Clampitt, Lucy Fairchild, Kirstin Lautzenhiser and (front row, from left) Isaac Lautzenhiser, Bella Claus and Gracie Lautzenhiser.
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During the week of July 4, Markle’s Troop 128 spent a week at Camp Chief Little Turtle in Pleasant Lake. During the week, troop members worked to earn over 40 merit badges in topics such as rifle, archery, photography, citizenship, fishing, chess and more. They participated in camp activities including a gateway competition, campfire program and a flour war - which is the culmination of a series of lessons about history where the camp partakes in a reenactment of a Revolutionary War battle using flour. 


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HCCSC board adds an assistant principal position to corporation

The Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Josh Troyer (middle) as the assistant principal for Horace Mann and Lincoln elementary schools at the Monday, July 19, meeting. Featured are HCCSC Superintendent Chad Daugherty, Troyer and Lincoln Principal Jennifer Yarger.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) Board of Trustees approved the addition of an elementary assistant principal position at the Monday, July 19, meeting.

HCCSC Superintendent Chad Daugherty explained that this request comes after trying to “right size” each school building. After collecting information regarding each school’s programs and various other needs, Daugherty believes a new assistant principal role is necessary for Horace Mann Elementary School.


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Atkinson becomes 2021 4-H Royalty Champion

Stephanie Atkinson receives her crown for winning the 2021 4-H Royalty Contest.
Photo by Emily Wyatt

The Huntington County 4-H Royalty Contest took place on Friday, July 16, at Life Church. The judges for the contest were Alan Kemper and Alli Lee, while the Master of Ceremony was Sandy Hacker.

The contestants for this year were Matthew McMillan, of Future Farmers; Stephanie Atkinson, of Barnyard Brigade; and Emma Haupert, of Barnyard Brigade.

A summary of the six judging categories for the contest are as follows: