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Demolition crew to take much more than bricks and mortar when downtown building taken down

Eileen Nichols worked at the Huntington location of Wolf & Dessauer for 11 years before the store closed. She served originally as a clerk, then as floor manager over the shoe and ladies fashion departments. Today, she resides at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.
Photo by Joni Knott.

Originally published March 2, 2015.

When John Roche put up a building at the corner of Jefferson Street and Park Drive in 1894, he envisioned the development of a business district in downtown Huntington.

First to move in were the Knights of St. John; later, the Huntington Business University occupied the space.

By 1952, Roche’s building had become home to the Huntington location of the renowned department store Wolf & Dessauer. The store served Huntington until  1969, explains Huntington County Historical Museum Director Teresa Daniels.

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10 equivalency graduates have their day in sun

Graduate Jason Patton (left) addresses his peers during a high school equivalency graduation ceremony on Friday, Feb. 27. Patton said he failed to graduate the first time around after spending his high school years as the class clown. He decided to get his diploma after being turned down for a job and now says he plans to go on to college. Looking on are (from left) Jean Hayden and Rev. Kathy Newton.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Ten students who earned high school equivalency degrees through the IMPACT Institute participated in a graduation ceremony on Friday, Feb. 27, at Central Christian Church.

The ceremony included an address by Huntington University President Sherilyn Emberton and the presentation of scholarships to two graduates.
The scholarships, presented by the Huntington Metro Kiwanis Club, went to Julie Dobson and Tim Pearman. The scholarship competition was based on the students’ essays, “What I would do with $500 toward college.”

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School board announces executive sessions

The Huntington County Community School Corporation’s Board of Trustees will meet in executive sessions on the following dates:

• March 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Horace Mann Education Center, 2485 Waterworks Rd., Huntington,

• March 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Perfection Wheel, 255 N. Briant St., Huntington.

• March 14, at 8:30 a.m. at Perfection Wheel, 255 N. Briant St., Huntington.

• March 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Perfection Wheel, 255 N. Briant St., Huntington.

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HU women going 'dancing' again

The Huntington University women’s basketball team has received an at-large bid to the State Farm-NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship Tournament, to be held at the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena in Sioux City, IA, beginning Thursday, March 12.

The Foresters, 22-9, received the seventh of nine at-large bids. Thirty-two squads will be squaring off in the tournament, which is organized into four brackets, each containing eight teams.

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A kettleful of donations

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jerin Juillerat (left) and Marvin Tudor (right), of the Disciples of Christ Foundation of Huntington, present Capt. Barbara McCauley of the Huntington Salvation Army with a check for $5,000 on Friday, Dec. 19, the proceeds of the group’s kettle drive this holiday season. McCauley says the donation represents the largest single gift from the kettle drive to date.