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California couple looking for Midwest farm and land instead winds up with lodge hall project

Theresa and Atom Cannizzaro are the new owners of Huntington’s former Masonic Temple, a 20,000-square-foot building that has become their home and may, eventually, house a business.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published May 22, 2017.

Theresa and Atom Cannizzaro were looking for a Midwest farmhouse surrounded by a couple hundred acres of land.

They bought a massive former lodge hall near downtown Huntington, complete with two parking lots.

“We just really fell in love with this,” says Theresa, who, like her husband, Atom, was born and raised in San Diego, CA.

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Teusch and Baker earn top teacher accolades for HCCSC

The individual Huntington County Community School Corporation teachers of the year flank the corporation’s elementary and secondary teachers of the year, Emily Teusch (fifth from left) and Dan Baker (fifth from right) respectively. They were announced at the teacher recognition breakfast held Thursday, May 25, at Huntington North High School. They are (from left) Christa Spurgeon, Lancaster; Kerri Landrum, Flint Springs; Caitlin Gault, Northwest; Tyler Oatess, Riverview; Teusch, Lincoln; Baker, HNHS; Mary Beth Crider, Crestview; Stephanie Till, Andrews; Marissa Tinkle, Roanoke; and Cari Neal, Salamonie.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

When teachers gathered in the Huntington North High School cafeteria on May 25 for their annual breakfast, held every year the day after the last day of school, they were in for a surprise — not one, but two teachers were tapped for the  teacher of the year award.

Emily Teusch and Dan Baker have been named the Huntington County Community School Corporation’s 2017 teachers of the year.

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Getting going on Etna Avenue

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Huntington City officially broke ground on the Etna Avenue improvement project with a ceremony held Wednesday, May 24, at the corner of Etna Avenue and Waterworks Road.

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Chesterman, Coolman and relay quartet make boys' state track meet

Elijah Chesterman (left) and Jared Coolman
Photos by Steve Clark.

Elijah Chesterman, Jared Coolman and the 3,200-meter relay team are moving on to the state finals for the Huntington North High School boys’ track team after their efforts at the Marion Regional, held at Indiana Wesleyan University, on Thursday, May 25.

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'Elvis' performs at Senior Expo

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Elvis Presley impersonator Gordy Clemens performs at the 13th annual Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday afternoon, May 18, at the Merillat Complex Fieldhouse at Huntington University.