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UB Block coming back to life from edge of demolition

Restoration Specialist Julio Cruz works on the stained-glass window outside the Odd Fellows Hall building in the UB Block, in Huntington, on Friday, Oct. 12. Cruz’s work is a part of a rehabilitation project that commenced at the UB Block this past March. The project, which will see the UB Block refurbished and house apartments, plus spaces for Huntington University and Pathfinder Services, is almost halfway complete.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Jon Anderson’s favorite projects are the ones that almost don’t happen.

Anderson is the president and chief executive officer of AP Development LLC, an Indianapolis-based real estate development company that is overseeing the rehabilitation of Huntington’s UB Block. It’s a project that qualifies as one of Anderson’s favorites because it has saved historic buildings for which demolition loomed.


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Finally done


Photo by Scott Trauner.

A ribbon-cutting for a bridge spanning the Wabash River to Ehler Island at the Historic Forks of the Wabash was held Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13. Doing the honors for the project, which took more than five years from planning to finish, are (from left) Huntington County Commissioners President Larry Buzzard, Forks Board President Liz Sanders and Project Chairman Dave Hacker.


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Markle could grow with voluntary annexation

The town of Markle could increase its size by approximately 53.6 acres, after the town council unanimously approved a resolution outlining a fiscal plan for voluntary annexation of the property.

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17, council members heard from two economic development officials during a public hearing, both in favor of the annexation of land owned by Warpup Farms LLC-Brian Warpup.


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3 Lady Vikes are all-NE8 first-team in soccer

Three members of the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team have been named to the all-Northeast 8 Conference first team.

The Lady Vikings’ honorees are senior Amaya Sunderman and juniors Autumn Anderson and Ashlynn Foster.

Sunderman, a forward, led the Huntington North offense with 19 goals and 11 assists. Anderson, a midfielder, was second on the team with 10 assists and third with eight goals. Foster, a defender, was recognized for her role in anchoring a Lady Viking defense that limited opponents to 26 goals on the season.


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Painting on the street


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Heidi Malott, of Fort Wayne, does some plein air painting at A Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 13, as part of the festival's plein air competition.