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Patriotism abounds at Roanoke parade

Image by: Phil Smith. 2022 Roanoke Fall Festival Queen Corynn Barton, in the back, waves to the crowd, along with, from left, Jaela Faulkner, Aubrey Tyler, Ella McDaniel, Addison Tyler and Sydney Taylor. In the back is Erika Bugg.

The sidewalks were impassable, due to the enthusiasm of the attendees sitting, standing and waving American flags during the 68th Annual Roanoke Fall Festival Parade. Patriotism was at its peak, as the 619 individuals, 60 vehicles, and six floats provided the visual incarnation of this year’s parade theme “America, the Beautiful,” sponsored by the American Legion Post 160. The parade began with a check for $2,500 being presented to the Roanoke Police Department’s K-9 Unit from the Roanoke Sons of American Legion. The check was presented for the newest officer of the K-9 Unit, Doc.


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Area youngsters participate in Camp HERO activities

Conservation Officer Andrew Harman teaches a camper how to scuba dive in the YMCA pool.
Photo by Claire Butler

Chief Deputy Chad Hammel and Scott Craft ran Camp HERO on July 11 - 14 to teach kids about law enforcement offices and overall safety.

Camp Hero stands for Honor, Excellence, Respect, and with all three of those it can lead to Opportunities.

Over the course of four days, Law enforcement officers, such as conservation officers, paramedics, police officers, and firefighters volunteered and taught kids about law enforcement and safety in all situations.


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Council approves district changes

The 2020 Census population data led the City Council to adopt new Council district boundaries during its Tuesday night meeting

These new boundaries rebalance representation across Huntington’s five Council districts. As redrawn and now approved, the difference in population between districts with the most and fewest residents is approximately 7.4%.


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Wiley honored for track prowess

In its 37th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade announced Addy Wiley of Huntington North High School is the 2021-22 Gatorade Indiana Girls Track & Field Player of the Year. Wiley is the first Gatorade Indiana Girls Track & Field Player of the Year to be chosen from Huntington North High School.


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6 to seek title of 4-H queen

4-H Royalty contestants (from left to right) Elise Neher, Katelyn McMillan, Audrie Bowman, Emma Haupert, and Abagayle Wright. Not pictured is Riley Richardson.
Photo by Claire Butler

Six local 4-H members are vying for the title of Huntington County 4-H Fair Queen for 2022.

The winner will be crowned on July 15.
Some of the activities begin July 9 and it ends July 28.

The contestants this year are

Audrie Bowman
Audrie Bowman is the daughter of Julie Bowman Scher, Matthew Scher, and the late Brent Bowman.