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ASL Club at Huntington North trying to keep ‘voices’ warm ths winter

ASL (American Sign Language) Club members at Huntington North High School show the mittens and other clothing collected so far in their “Mittens for Many” campaign on Thursday, Nov. 14. The club hopes to receive 200 pairs of new mittens and gloves, along with hats, scarves and other items by the time their drive ends on Friday, Nov. 22. Pictured are (front row from left) Joshua Hupp and Craig Ingram; (second row from left) teacher Jacque Cansler, Lizzie Preston, Sonya Jackson, Alyssa White and Libby Quakenbush; (third row from left) Corynn Keller, Rebecca Paolillo, Karissa Marley, Angel Smithley, Crystal Grunden and Brenda Turner; and (fourth row from left) Jamison Heyde, Peyton Barnard-Crum, Brody Coblentz and Anna Manry; and (back row) Liberty Shultz.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A club at Huntington North High School is in the last week of a donation drive aimed at keeping people in Huntington County warm this winter.
The ASL (American Sign Language) Club is seeking new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves and other warm items for its “Mittens for Many” drive, going on now until Friday, Nov. 22. The campaign is not just looking for donations from fellow HNHS students but from the community as well.

So far, they’ve collected around 50 pairs of mittens and gloves, aiming for a goal of 200 before the campaign ends.


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Interim Purdue Extension Director Farris says year was fulfilling one despite personnel losses

Melissa Widhalm, operations manager for the Purdue Climate Change Research Center, speaks at the Purdue Extension Huntington County annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, in First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Widhalm presented information on how climate change is impacting Indiana.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Ed Farris, interim director of Purdue Extension Huntington County, reviewed the Extension office’s activities for the year at the Purdue Extension Huntington County annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, at First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.
Farris remarked that the year had been a fulfilling one.

“I think this year in Extension was one of my best years as far as the programming that I did,” he shared.


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HCTA head Gross says group appreciated pay raise efforts

The Huntington County Teachers Association appreciated the contract that the Huntington County Community School Corporation worked out with them, but it didn’t include the raises teachers were hoping would have been provided had the referendum questions passed on Nov. 5.

The 2019-2020 contract received unanimous approval as part of the consent agenda item during the school board’s first meeting since the election, on Monday, Nov. 11.


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Lady Vikes suffer first hoop loss of season

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team suffered its first loss of the season, falling to host Carroll, 51-32, on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The Lady Vikings, 3-1, were in a 9-0 hole after the first quarter that deepened from there. The Lady Chargers enjoyed a 21-10 advantage at the half and increased their cushion to 37-20 by the end of three frames.

Huntington North was paced by Taylor Double, who tallied 10 points, collected six rebounds and recorded three steals.


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Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees set for Warren Friday eve

Jarrod Hahn, of Keystone, checks over the cornstalk Christmas Tree made by employees of Nutrien Ag Solutions of Warren at the Holiday Walk & Festival of Trees in downtown Warren last year. A record 41 trees will be on display at this year’s event on Friday night, Nov. 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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The town of Warren will be getting in the Christmas spirit with its annual Holiday Walk and Festival of Trees, set for Friday, Nov. 22, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Forty-one decorated Christmas trees and 17 gingerbread houses will be located throughout town at businesses and churches. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite trees and houses in three categories: adult organization/business, youth organization and individual/family. Tree maps and ballots will be available.