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Buhler named to USABA board

elected as one of four athletes on the USABA board of directors.
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The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) announced the election of two additional athlete representatives to its Board of Directors.

One of these two new additions is Huntington native Zach Buhler.
Buhler competed in his first Olympic games in Tokyo as a member of the USA Men’s Paralympic Goalball Team which finished fourth.

Prof helps teach others worldwide

Jerry Sherlock poses with a group of students on one of his trips.
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Dr. Jeffrey F. Sherlock is a professor of International Business and Management at Taylor University who teaches business courses around the world.

He had traveled to a variety of countries including China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Ecuador, Argentina, Lithuania, Germany, Switzerland, France, Poland, Costa Rica, and Guatemala.

The Hive set to open

The Charles and Opal Johnson Chapel.
Photo by Claire Butler

Brian Young, owner of B. A. Young, Inc., is opening The Hive and Spiritual Celebration Center at 509 E. State St.

Young is a Huntington native and co-owned an electric company in Huntington before starting his own, B.A. Young Inc. in 2000. Since buying the old 509 Church, Young has been working on renovations to transform it into a multi-purpose center where groups can gather for occasions of all kinds.  

There will be a dedication ceremony with a date to be determined that includes a reception including cookies, chips, and refreshments. Everybody is welcome to come.

HARTA hosts fundraiser

The Huntington Area Recreational Trails Association (HARTA) recently had its sixth annual Beer and Wine festival at the Huntington County 4H Fairgrounds to support their upcoming trail expansion project.
Attendees could sample from Indiana wineries, breweries, ciders, and for the second year, distilleries.

Army veteran now helping youth

Bobby Blair, retired Green Beret and Huntington native, now teaches JROTC at Huntington North. With 24 years of military training under his belt he has been able to pass that knowledge on to the kids through this program.

Blair enlisted into the Army Reserves as a personnel administration specialist in 1993 while still in high school as part of the split OP program.
This meant that after basic camp in Fort Jackson, SC, the summer before senior year, he would go for army drills in Fort Wayne every month during the school year.  

Friends bid farewell to HNHS exchange student

Huntington North High School (HNHS) exchange student Theo Wachs and friend Lauren Templeton sign a memory canvas at his good-bye party.
Photo by Lyla Spath

Approximately 50 friends and neighbors gathered to say good-bye to Huntington North High School (HNHS) exchange student Theo Wachs May 21.
Wachs, age 17, is from Koenigstein, Germany, near Frankfurt.

“I came to study in the U. S. to help improve my English,” Wachs said.

Along with learning more English, Wachs had the opportunity to experience American culture first-hand. He noted that some of the major differences between life in Koenigstein and life in Huntington are diet and use of public transit.

Teijin Automotive breaks ground

Teijin Automotive Technologies broke ground today to expand the capabilities at its Huntington, Indiana, facility, adding a topcoat line and assembly area.

These additions will enhance the capabilities of the company’s Huntington facility, which currently include compression molding, bonding, water jetting, sanding, and priming.

Humane Society hosts adoption event

One of the dogs looking for a furever home at HCHS’s mobile dog adoption event was Eliza, pictured with HCHS board member Allison Caley. Eliza’s adoption fee is sponsored.
Photo by Lyla Spath

Adoptable dogs from Huntington County Humane Society came out to meet the public at Orscheln’s Farm & Home in Huntington May 7 in hopes of finding their furever family.

“We wanted to give the dogs another opportunity to meet the community in a different way,” said HCHS board member Allison Caley.

“This is a really good experience for the dogs and gets them out of the shelter environment,” she said.
HCHS is a no-kill shelter. They usually have an average of 10 – 15 dogs and 20 cats available for adoption.

Huntington native wins powerlifting medals

Huntington native Jerry Whisenhunt, brought home two medals from the United States Powerlifting Association’s (USPA) The War competition, held on Saturday, April 23, in Perrysberg, Ohio.

Athletes participating in the meet were tested to ensure that they were drug-free.

“Throughout the meet, the quote I kept in mind during the meet was ‘As is our confidence, so is our capacity,’ by William Hazlitt,” said Whisenhunt.

Whisenhunt took first place 75kg junior (age 20 - 23) classic raw division.He also took second place 75kg open (age 24 - 35) classic raw division.

Huntington trail project receives funds

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Natural Resources Director Dan Bortner today announced 38 communities and non-profit organizations will receive a combined $65 million for 77 miles of new trail development as a part of the third round of the Next Level Trails program. With matching funds from applicants, this round is expected to generate total investment of more than $102 million.

Three sections of the Nickel Plate Trail in Indianapolis, Fishers, and Noblesville were selected, as well as local projects in Huntington, Jasper, Middlebury, and Shelbyville.

Detamore Farm receives Centennial Award

In 1904 Leroy Detamore purchased 400 acres of land in Jefferson Township near his grandfather Levi Detamore. He and his wife, Ivy, worked the farm and had three children, Milford, Dorothy, and Carl.

Milford died young leaving Leroy and Ivy to raise his son George Sr. Together the men grew corn, wheat, and beans and raised pigs and had a dairy farm.

When Leroy passed, George Sr. inherited the farm. He and his wife, Sharon, with their children George Jr., William, and Patsy, worked the farm.

Wabash firm purchases Huntington Aluminum

Metal Source, a subsidiary of Gebhart Holdings, has acquired the assets of Huntington Aluminum, a metals recycling facility located in Huntington.

This will serve as the sixth overall Metal Source location and the fourth processing facility.

The new Huntington location will receive upgrades that include improvements to equipment, buildings and infrastructure.

Metal Source will continue to keep the facility operational and plans to have improvements complete by the spring of 2023.

A tribute for Ellen

Youngsters take off to find eggs at the start of the Andrews Easter egg hunt on Saturday.
Photo by Lori Overmyer

Children dressed in Easter-themed shirts and dresses carrying baskets screamed with delight when they saw the filled plastic eggs outside and in at the Andrews Fire Department Saturday morning. For the children, the morning was about candy and fun, but for Jordan Hofmann, the day was bittersweet.

Community Harvest helps feed county

Community Harvest Food Bank Volunteer Kathy Selby checks stacks of food prior to distribution from the Farm Wagon in Huntington.
Photo by Lyla Spath

Community Harvest Food Bank motto: “Seeking to alleviate hunger through the full use of donated food and other resources.”

For 39 years, Community Harvest Food Bank (CHFB) has been helping reduce hunger throughout the nine counties it serves, including Huntington County.

Community Harvest Food Bank (CHFB) Farm Wagons make stops at various locations throughout the service area on a weekly basis. The Farm Wagons, which have been in operation for more than 20 years, are open to anyone in need.

Service dog is a life saver


Rachelle Shields is shown with her service dog, Don’tKnow.
Photo by Lyla Spath

Rachelle Shields credits her service dog, Don’tKnow, with saving her life. Shields has problems with balance, as well as anorexia and bulimia.

“Don’tKnow has been a Godsend. He can see a change in me,” Shields said. “He gets me to eat.
“He won’t eat his food unless I take a bite of it. I cook his food, too. He’s a picky eater, so I cook for him,” she said.

Shields prepares chicken, oatmeal, rice, beef, fish and ham for her dog. She eats the same things.

“If he sees I’m binging to an unhealthy degree,” Don’tKnow stops my eating,” Shields said.