Government & School Board

School board to hold executive session Tuesday for training

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in executive session on Tuesday, May 22, at 5 p.m. at Huntington North High School, 450 MacGahan St., Huntington.

The purpose of the meeting will be to train school board members with an outside consultant about the performance of the role of the members as public officials.

Executive sessions are closed to the public.

Pathfinder to host open house

Pathfinder Services will host an open house event at the newly constructed group home located at 1570 Jessup St. in Huntington on Wednesday, May 23, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A ribbon cutting will take place by Mayor Brooks Fetters at 1:30 p.m.

The public is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

Markle council looking at new PD headquarters

The Markle Town Council is close to purchasing property for new police department headquarters. During its regular meeting Wednesday, May 16, councilmen unanimously passed Resolution 2018-2, which allows for two appraisals to be made of the office building at 139 E. Morse St.

BMV to close for Memorial Day holiday

All Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicle branches will be closed Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Branches resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, May 29.

For a complete list of branch locations and hours, or to complete an online transaction, visit myBMV .com.

Good problem: Learning Center nearing capacity

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees found themselves with a delightful dilemma during their regular meeting Monday, May 14, when they heard a presentation about the Huntington County Learning Center from Director Tiffanney Drummond.

She told the board that after being open to students for two years the center is nearing capacity.

“We’ve had to turn some groups away, which is crazy,” she said. “Less than two years in, we’re really excited about that.”

Andrews TC terminates construction firm

The Andrews Town Council discussed resolving an issue at the wastewater treatment plant construction site involving undocumented immigrants at its meeting on Monday, May 14.

Council President Bill Johnson stated that a subcontractor on the project performing concrete work had had three undocumented immigrants in its employ.

Local voters in tune with rest of state in primary

Hoosiers across the state followed much the same path as voters in Huntington County in electing nominees for the general election on Nov. 6.

In the Republican race for U.S. Senator, Mike Braun won the right to face Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly in the fall, garnering 208,071 votes, for 41.2 percent of the vote.

In Huntington County, Braun received 1,952 votes to take 37.9 percent of the vote. Todd Rokita received 1,763 votes and Luke Messer got 1,441.

Smith, Landrum win night’s most hotly contested primary races

Vicki Pearson (left), the Republican nominee for Huntington County Recorder, receives congratulations on her victory from current recorder Cheryl Schenkel at the Huntington County Republican Party viewing party on Tuesday, May 8, at the Roanoke Village Inn.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Davin G. Smith won the tightly contested Republican primary race for Huntington County Circuit Court Judge on Tuesday evening, May 8.

Smith, who spent the evening watching soccer games for his children instead of election results, received 2,074 votes to beat incumbent Jamie Groves, who received 1,979 votes, while Jill M. Denman received 1,032 and Justin R. Wall received 413.

Smith kept abreast of the result as friends texted him the numbers as he watched the games.

Huntington County Primary election results

Here are the unofficial vote totals from the Huntington County primary elections on May 8, 2018, updated 7:55 p.m.

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY - Contested races

Huntington County Circuit Court Judge
(6 of 6 vote centers reporting)
Jill M. Denman 1,032
Jamie Groves (I) 1,979
Davin G. Smith 2,074
Justin R. Wall 413

Huntington County Circuit Court Clerk
(6 of 6 vote centers reporting)
Rena E. Claus 1,789
Shelley Malone Septer 3,100

Primary election season draws to close with Election Day on May 8

The primary election season will draw to a close with Election Day on Tuesday, May 8.

Huntington County residents who are registered to vote may cast their ballots at one of six vote centers in the county. Each center will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Banks staffer to be in Huntington

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) recently announced that a member of his staff will visit Huntington on Thursday, May 10, to meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency.

A Banks staffer will be at the Huntington County Courthouse Annex, 1350 S. Jefferson St., from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

 
 

Banks staffer to be in Huntington

Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) recently announced that a member of his staff will visit Huntington on Thursday, May 10, to meet with local residents and assist Hoosiers experiencing problems with a federal agency.

A Banks staffer will be at the Huntington County Courthouse Annex, 1350 S. Jefferson St., from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

 
 

Indiana attorney general mobile office in Huntington

The Indiana attorney general’s office will be conducting mobile office hours in Huntington on Wednesday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive.

While at the library, office staffers will be performing constituent out-
reach including searching the Indiana Unclaimed Property website for people, discussing the latest scams and helping people file consumer protection complaints with the office.

Curtis Hill is the Indiana attorney general.

Four seek GOP slot for county’s circuit court judge

Candidates for Huntington County Circuit Court Judge are (from left) Jill Denman, Jamie Groves, Davin Smith and Justin Wall.
Photos provided.

Four candidates, Jill M. Denman, Jamie M. Groves, Davin G. Smith and Justin R. Wall, will appear on the Republican ballot in the May 8 primary, all hopeful of winning the Huntington County Circuit Court Judge race.
The position was vacated in Dec. 2017 when Thomas Hakes retired. Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed Groves to fill the position through the end of the year.
The candidates were each asked the questions, “Why are you seeking, or seeking to retain, this office? If you are elected, what do you hope to accomplish?”
Jill M. Denman

BMV to extend hours on May 7-8

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has announced that BMV branches will extend hours of operation on Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8, to issue ID cards and driver’s licenses to be used for identification at a polling place.

Branches will be open on Monday, May 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, May 8, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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