‘Last place’ Daugherty wanted to work at celebrates 75th anniversary


Photo by Steve Clark.

Originally published July 28, 2014.

David Daugherty confesses that his family's business was "the last place" he wanted to work growing up.

Fifty years have passed since then and Daugherty is now the proud owner of that business, renamed The Daugherty Companies Inc., which is celebrating its 75th year in business.

 

Huntington Township has fire chief in place on way to starting own dept.


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington Township has a fire chief in place, the first step in establishing its own fire department.

Paul VonBank, who currently serves as chief of the Poe Fire Department in Allen County, worked his first day as Huntington Township chief on July 21. He was one of four finalists the township advisory board interviewed for the position, says Huntington Township Trustee Tim Guy.

"He was just, without a doubt, head and shoulders above the rest," Guy says, citing VonBank's experience in command and grant writing, among other areas.

 

City council okays purchase of ‘do-it-all’ vehicle

The city of Huntington will soon have a new truck that can, quite literally, do it all.

The Huntington Common Council, during its morning meeting on Tuesday, July 29, approved spending $306,381 for the truck at the request of Bob Caley, director of City Services.

 

Thirteen local students earn HELP scholarships


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Huntington County HELP has awarded 13 scholarships to local students.

The John Decker Memorial Scholarship was awarded to four students. Megan Manes will attend Trine University with plans to study Chemical Engineering; Colin McIntire is a senior at Ball State University majoring in computer science; Zachary Shearer is a sophomore at Ivy Tech majoring in business administration; and Skylar Wiley plans to attend International Business School to study graphic design.

 

Two growing companies receive boost from county

Much of the agenda of the Huntington County Council meeting on Monday, July 28, was devoted to economic development, as council members approved a tax abatement for one company and heard plans about expansion at another one.

The council voted 6-0 to award a 10-year tax abatement to Gladieux Trading & Marketing Co. after the company filed a request involving plans to install two new storage tanks with a combined capacity of 4.2 million gallons. Councilman Jaime Miller was absent from the meeting.

 

HNHS senior Frederick participates at Susquehanna writer’s workshop

Kylie Frederick, of Huntington, attended the Susquehanna University's Writers Workshop in Selinsgrove, PA, July 6 through 12.

The workshop provides high school writers with the opportunity to work with nationally recognized authors. Participants attend individual conferences; workshops on college writing, literary magazines and publishing software; and readings by Susquehanna University faculty and guest writers. In addition, students read their own work before friends and family and see their work published in a commemorative magazine.

 

EMA photographers will document streams, ditches

A representative of the Huntington County Emergency Management Agency will be going throughout the county to take pictures of ditches, streams and other lower elevation areas in the county over the next several weeks.

The representative will be photographing from the roadway and other public access locations. These photographs will be used to enhance potential emergency operations that may arise and be used to assist public safety personnel and enhancing pre-existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data.

 

Norwood to host summer celebration for community members on Aug. 7

Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center invites the community to a free summer family and friends celebration on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the center.

Activities include face painting and door prizes. Free hot dogs, burgers and ice cream will be available.

Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center is located at 3720 N. Norwood Rd., Huntington.

For more information cal 356-1252 or visit www.norwoodhealth.com.

 

 

Proclaiming health


Leaders of Huntington city and county government, along with members of the Health and Wellness Coalition of Huntington County, celebrate the signing of a joint city and county proclamation designating August as Health and Wellness Month. The Health and Wellness Coalition has planned a Sprint, Tri and Olympic Day on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA.

 

Kickoff Huntington Invitational Ryder Cup results in 24-24 tie


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington Invitational Ryder Cup resulted in a 24-24 tie on Sunday, July 27.

The two-day golf event, modeled after the Ryder Cup, which pits a team of professional golfers from the United States against a team from Europe, took place Saturday, July 26, at Norwood Golf Course and Sunday, July 27, at LaFontaine Golf Club. A red team took on a blue team, with members from Norwood and LaFontaine filling out each squad.

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