Hgtn. Common Council wrestles with upcoming landfill problems

Two sections of the Huntington Landfill are full and overdue for final closure.

The remainder of usable space at the landfill is filling rapidly, and the proximity of wells that provide water to the City of Huntington precludes any expansion.

The Huntington Common Council wrestled with those problems during its meeting on Tuesday, June 27, ultimately laying the groundwork for a bond issue to fund the permanent closing of those two sections of the landfill.

Three new administrators to serve in HCCSC schools

(From left) Jennifer Shepherd, Jeremy Willson and Melinda Otwinowski.
Photos by Rebecca Sandlin

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees approved a slate of new administrators during its regular meeting Monday, June 26, in anticipation of the quickly-approaching new school year.

Three assistant principals and one interim principal were approved.

Jail revamp gets initial OK from county council

The Huntington County Council has given preliminary approval to a plan to enclose an outdoor recreation area at the Huntington County Jail — and, in the process, possibly give jail inmates the tools they need to turn their lives around.

During its meeting on Monday, June 26, council members gave Tom Wall, president of the Huntington County Commissioners, the OK to seek bids for the conversion of the jail recreation area, a project estimated to cost about $370,000.

Zanesville council to discuss starting utility

The Zanesville Town Council will be holding a public meeting in July to discuss creating a storm water system utility.

The board made the announcement at its meeting on Tuesday, June 20. The public meeting will be held July 10 at Zanesville United Methodist Church, 11811 Wayne St., at 6:30 p.m.

Charles H. Davis

Charles H. Davis, 93, of Wabash, IN, died Sunday, June 25, 2017, at 5:12 p.m. at Oakbrook Village, in Huntington.

Mr. Davis served in World War II as a member of the United States Army. He was a self-employed truck driver.

He was born July 27, 1923, in Wabash County to Chancy K. and Constance Oren Davis. He married Mary Ruth Alber and she preceded him in death on July 19, 2012.

Arlen M. Sands

Arlen M. Sands, 77, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at 10:02 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Sands graduated from Huntington Township High School in 1957. He served in the United States Air Force as a sergeant during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Huntington County Community School Corporation, where he worked in maintenance for 22 years.

He was a member of Faith Community Church of God, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689, American Legion Post 7 and Moose Lodge, all in Huntington.

2017 Salamonie Summer Festival Schedule of Activites

FRIDAY, JUNE 30

All Day
ANTIQUE TRACTOR & ENGINE SHOW
The Daugherty Companies, 534 E. 1st St.

7:30 a.m.
SAMUEL JONES BREAKFAST
Knight Bergman Center, 132 N. Nancy St.

4:00 p.m.
HOMETOWN BAKING CONTEST JUDGING
Kim’s Katered Affair, 115 N. Wayne St.
Winner announced after parade

New group in county helping women to feel more confident behind the trigger of a gun

Under the watchful eye of The Well Armed Woman leader/instructor Alysha Wilson (left), Jo Ann Reed, of Andrews, practices taking aim at a target at the outdoor range at Hillside Shooting Sports, in Roanoke. The club had its first Roanoke chapter meeting on June 15.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Originally published June 22, 2017.

As a nurse, Huntington resident Alysha Wilson found herself working in some very unsavory neighborhoods in Fort Wayne.

Jenny Eversman, a Fort Wayne resident, was fearful for her young family when her husband was away at work.

Both women found a way to deal with their trepidations and now have formed a new club in Huntington County to help other women become confident behind the trigger.

Patrick Felton is new owner of Legends Sports Bar in downtown Huntington

Patrick Felton stands inside Legends Sports Bar, which he purchased in May. Felton also owns PJ’s Paesan’s Pizza. Both businesses are located in Huntington.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

At the young age of 22 – barely of legal age to drink alcohol – Patrick Felton is now the proud owner of Legends Sports Bar in Huntington.

And that’s not the only business Felton owns. He took over ownership of PJ’s Paesan’s Pizza, the business that has been in his family for 32 years, in January 2013 when he was only 17.

“I wanted another business venture,” he explains. “I really wasn’t much of a bar person, I didn’t come down to the bars that often. But once I heard this was up for sale, I knew I was going to be interested in it, just for the business aspect.”

Warren’s Salamonie Summer Festival packs in events to celebrate 50th year of fun, memories

Aaron Page sends the ball flying during the Salamonie Summer Festival Kickball Tournament last year at Tower Park, in Warren. The tourney is scheduled this year for Sunday, July 2, at 2 p.m.
TAB file photo

It’s the golden anniversary of Warren’s Salamonie Summer Festival, and the 2017 theme is “A Golden Celebration – 50 Years of Festival Memories.”

This year’s celebration is on tap to be bigger, badder, better, booming, bolder and more bodacious than previous years, with entertainment, games, a huge fireworks display and a wide array of events expected to draw lots of spectators and participants.

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