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Roanoke native strives to chase childhood dreams

Alex Underwood, of Roanoke, graduated from Columbia College Chicago this spring and plans to dive right into the world of stunt work this summer.
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“My whole life growing up, I wanted to be in the arts. Sometimes, what I wanted to do changed, but it was always art. I wanted to be a rockstar, a painter, photographer, musician, movie star, fashion designer . . . the list goes on. But whenever someone asked ‘what do you want to be?’ the answer always had something to do with art.”


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Christmas in July event to take place at Salamonie

The public and campers are invited to join together for an assortment of activities on Saturday, July 24, at Salamonie Lake’s Christmas in July event.

Campers should be sure to bring their outdoor Christmas decorations and enter the campground decorating contest. Awards will be announced Sunday, July 25, at 9:30 a.m. at the Interpretive Shelter.

Saturday morning, fill up on pancakes at the Pancake Breakfast and meet Smokey Bear for his birthday celebration, play a game of corn hole and try a hand at archery, with a certified shooting sports instructor.


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HCCSC board honored custodial staff

The Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) Board of Trustees met in a regular meeting on Monday, June 14, honoring several employees within the corporation and also discussing project updates.
Scott Bumgardner, the corporation business manager, recognized corporation custodians for their hard work during the last year and a half during the COVID-19 pandemic.  


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Members of HN track team go to State

Members from the Huntington North High School girls track team were able to compete at the State track meet on Saturday, June 5, in Indianapolis this year. Pictured from left to right are assistant coach Matt Ditzler, Adrianna Nightenhelser, Gracie Fields, Addison Wiley, Hanna Whitney, Ella Colclesser, Regan Slagel, Johanna Bragg, Elle McDonald and head coach Brian Milton.
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The Huntington North High School girls track and field program enjoyed a wealth of success during the Saturday, June 5, Indiana High School Athletics Association (IHSAA) Girls Track and Field State Finals at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis, headlined by a pair of state titles for junior Addison

Wiley, who claimed the crowns in the 800 and 1,600-meter runs.
Wiley’s victories proved to be monumental, as the combination of wins in the 800 and 1,600 had never been achieved in the history of the State Finals prior to Wiley’s double dominance on Saturday.


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