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Locally-made movie has the bells and whistles of Hollywood

Gabrielle Carreon (left), who plays Alondra Martinez in the film “Polaroid,” is filmed by Huntington University student T.J. Clounie, as Professor Lance Clark watches the monitor over his shoulder. SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church served as a movie set for the day on Friday, March 20, as HU film production students spent their spring break shooting the movie.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published March 26, 2015.

It may not have all the glitz and bling of Hollywood, but an upcoming movie shot in Huntington has all the bells and whistles of a real Hollywood production.

“Polaroid” is the work of the Huntington University Film Production Department, with nearly every position on the filming crew filled by HU students. Directed by Dr. Lance Clark, professor of digital media arts film and communications, the film is this year’s final project produced by his students.

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HNHS FFA earns several leadership honors

Members of the Huntington North High School FFA show off the awards they won in the District 6 FFA Leadership Contest. They are (first row, from left) Cora Hill, Leah Kitchen, Emma Landrum and Courtney Coffman; and (back row, from left) Leah Ann Trickle, Maddie Houser, Brandon Briggs and Lane Whitted.
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The Huntington North High School FFA earned several awards at the District 6 FFA Leadership Contest on March 14.

The students put together demonstrations on making homemade bio-diesel, making root beer through yeast fermentation, producing biodegradable packing peanuts, grooming draft horses and improving field erosion.

Overall, Huntington North finished third in the parliamentary procedure/-chapter meeting contest.

Cora Hill placed first in the essay contest, writing an essay on the new 2015 nutrition requirements and she will advance to state in June.

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All branches of BMV to be closed Friday, April 3, for Good Friday holiday

All branches of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be closed on Friday, April 3, in observance of the Good Friday holiday.

All branches resume their regularly scheduled business hours on Saturday, April 4.

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Sparks leads HU women to second at Hanover Invite

The Huntington University women’s track and field team captured second at the Hanover College Invitational on Saturday, March 28.

Christine Sparks helped the Foresters tally 102 points with a pair of gold finishes. Sparks won the 800-meter run in 2:24.33 and topped the 1,500-meter run in 4:53.82.

Hannah Moore also logged a first-place finish for Coach Tom King’s squad. Moore took the 5,000-meter run in 18:45.39, leading teammates Gretchen Pyper and Rosie Ditzler across the line. Pyper claimed fourth in 18:58.50 while Ditzler attained seventh in 21:37.65.

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Area churches hold special services to mark Easter holiday

Area churches will hold special services this weekend to mark Easter Sunday and the days preceding the holy day.

Services include:

A community Good Friday service in Huntington will be held on Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m.in the Zurcher Auditorium at the Merillat Center  for the Arts, on the Huntington University campus.

The service is hosted by College Park, Dillman and The Well United Brethren churches.