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HNHS nutrition, wellness class students to leave tasty legacy behind

As his daughter, Nila (left), looks on, Jason McClure of McClure Orchard and Winery explains how tree grafting works to an audience of nutrition, wellness and agriculture students at Huntington North High School Thursday, April 5. McClure used “gold rush” and “pixie crunch” varieties to show how grafting is accomplished, then donated the two trees to the high school for its courtyard garden.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published April 12, 2018.

Some Huntington North High School nutrition and wellness class students won’t get to taste the fruits of their labors, but after the donation of two grafted apple trees from an orchard in Peru, they’ll leave a legacy that up-and-coming students will enjoy and continue to care for.

The students, members of Jan Hildebrand and Dayna Stump’s classes, as well as visiting ag class students, received a donation of two apple trees from Jason McClure, of McClure’s Orchard and Winery, during a guest class lecture and demonstration.


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Groves earns Child Protection Team’s Mitchell Award

Jamie Groves (middle), judge of the Huntington County Circuit Court, is presented the 2018 Ronald E. Mitchell Award by Jan Williams (left) and Alexys Vosmeier of the Child Protection Team of Huntington County on Friday, April 13, in the Circuit Court courtroom. The award honors individuals who have exhibited a dedication to child abuse prevention and intervention and have had a major impact on the lives of Huntington County children.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Jamie Groves was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Ronald E. Mitchell Award by the Child Protection Team of Huntington County.

Representatives from the Child Protection Team (CPT) presented Groves the award on Friday, April 13, in the Circuit Court courtroom in the Huntington County Courthouse.


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Three candidates vying for auditor spot on Republican primary ballot

(From left) Cheryl Baldridge, Jill Landrum and Don Schoeff.

Three candidates are running for Huntington County Auditor on the Republican ballot in the upcoming May 8 primary election, Cheryl Baldridge, Jill Landrum and Donald D. Schoeff Sr.

The candidates were each asked the questions, “Why are you seeking, or seeking to retain, this office? If you are elected what do you hope to accomplish?”

Cheryl Baldridge
Baldridge, 53, resides at 4611E-610N, Roanoke. She is employed as a Huntington County deputy auditor and real estate broker with Century 21 Bradley.


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Lady Vike netgirls to 5-0

The Huntington North High School varsity tennis team ran its record to 5-0 with a 4-1 win over visiting Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger on Thursday, April 19.

The Lady Vikings swept the singles matches, led by first singles player Jessica Henline and second singles player Kassidy Thompson both winning easily in straight sets. Henline topped Cassidy Klinker, 6-4, 6-0, and Thompson downed Laura Brust, 6-1, 6-4.

Tarah Zumbrun at third singles pulled out a three-setter against Eden Carrison-Kitch, 6-4, 0-6, 6-3.


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Sitting with the bunny


Photo by Steve Clark.

Ava Romine, 15 months, sits with the Easter Bunny at Community Link Federal Credit Union, in Huntington, which held an Easter celebration on Friday, March 30, that saw children receive candy and get a chance to meet the holiday’s famed rabbit.