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Warren’s Sarah Jones continues family tradition with Duroc royalty

Sarah Jones (middle), of Warren, was named the 2017 Indiana Duroc queen. Jones’ grandfather, Guy Jackson (right), holding a Duroc piglet, passed a love of pigs on to his family, which inspired Jones’ mother, Kelly Jones (left), to become Duroc queen, as well as her aunt, Karen Johnson, and sister, Suzzette Corbin.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Originally published Aug. 14, 2017.

Sarah Jones, of Warren, was named this year’s Indiana Duroc queen.

It’s a title that comes with the responsibility of being an ambassador for the Duroc breed of swine. Chief among her duties will be appearing at the Indiana State Fair, where she will hand out ribbons to 4-H’ers during swine events.


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Buckle winner


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The 4-H horse and pony clubs held their annual banquet at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Skyla Tomasek (middle) received the Phil Kreider Memorial belt buckle. The buckle went to the 4-H’er who received the most points for placings in all of the gaming classes at the 4-H Fair. Skyla is the daughter of Dan and Kamie Tomasek and a member of the Silver Streak Saddlers 4-H club. Also pictured is Lance Kreider (left) and Chad Kreider, sons of the late Phil Kreider. The award was sponsored by the 4-H horse and pony leaders.


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School board irons out details on both schools closing and reopening

In a public work session attended by few members of the public, the Huntington County Community School Board of School Trustees ironed out a lengthy list of decisions that will need to be made regarding the closings of two school buildings and the reopening of a third.

Board members expanded the list submitted by Superintendent Randy Harris, who said he had been adding to the document even after it had been printed. It included a total of 17 points after it was reviewed at the meeting.


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Tillett, Lady Vikes blast New Haven

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Hannah Tillett

Hannah Tillett scored five goals and had four assists to highlight a 12-0 rout by the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team over host New Haven on Monday, Aug. 21.

Tillett, a senior, has scored at least three times in each of the Lady Vikings’ first three games this season, giving her 11 goals on the year.

Huntington North, 3-0, 1-0 in the Northeast 8 Conference, also got three goals from its other star senior, Karmen Koch, who’s netted nine goals in the Lady Vikes’ three games.


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Oh yeah


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Evan Wall is in the lead as a camel named Cash gives a ride to Braxton Stouder (center) and Madison Voland on Friday night, Aug. 11, at the Andrews Summer Festival.