Government & School Board

E&B Paving gets Huntington street paving contract

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The City of Huntington’s 2020 Street Paving Project was awarded to E&B Paving during a Board of Public Works and Safety meeting on Monday, June 15.

The contract amount is $675,300. Nearly 3.6 miles of streets and 1.75 miles of alleys have been selected for resurfacing. Work is projected to begin by the end of July.

Backyard flooding issues again a concern for Markle Town Council

Backyard flooding issues are again under consideration by the Markle Town Council, this time involving a resident who is also a town councilman.

At the council’s regular meeting on Wednesday, June 17, Councilman Nick Lund excused himself from the desk and presented a plea for help with flooding on his property and others in the neighborhood, which includes Woodfield Court and Tracy Street.

City water payment window to stay closed

The City of Huntington has announced that the water billing payment window, which was shuttered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will remain closed, even though the Huntington City Building has re-opened to the public.

In a press release, the city stated that the change would lead to more efficient service and limit opportunities for the coronavirus to spread amid uncertainty about COVID-19 moving forward.

In the past, the city notes that customers have had to wait up to 30 minutes in tight quarters in order to pay their bill at the payment window.

Redevelopment dept. to host meeting on June 22

The Huntington County Department of Redevelopment will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 22, at 6 p.m. to consider confirming the designation of the Markle West Economic Development Area as an economic development plan for the area and the allocation of the Markle West area for the purpose of tax increment financing.

Huntington government buildings to re-open as Back on Track hits Stage 4

Huntington’s city government buildings will re-open to the public today, Monday, June 15, at 8 a.m.

Regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday will resume at that time.

The re-opening coincides with the start of Stage 4 of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s “Back on Track Indiana” plan. It was announced June 11 that Indiana would enter Stage 4 on June 12, two days earlier than previously stated.

Warren council makes variety of purchases

The Warren Town Council made a variety of purchases at its meeting on Monday, June 8.

The biggest item purchased by the board was a new heating and air conditioning system for the town hall building. Council accepted a quote for $23,120 from Warren Service and Supply, which has maintained the building’s existing units since they were installed.

Hail damage claim to get new roof put on at HNHS, school board hears

Although it won’t last as long as the Huntington County Community School Corporation and its Board of School Trustees would like, Huntington North High School will still get a new roof, thanks to a claim from previous hail damage.

During their regular meeting Monday, June 8, board members heard that an insurance claim of hail damage found on the roof from a storm last year will pay for a new rubberized roof for HNHS.

Andrews TC concerned about late water bills

The Andrews Town Council encouraged residents to get caught up on delinquent water bills at its meeting on Monday, June 8.

Councilwoman Laura Dillon stated that some residents had stopped paying their water bills, as municipalities are barred from disconnecting citizens from utilities while a public health emergency remains declared in Indiana.

However, when that declaration is eventually lifted, Dillon expressed concern about residents’ ability to get caught up on their past-due bills.

After 3 days of absentee counting, Leonard tops Stoffel in District 50

Toni Quickery (left) and Kris Bickel process mailed-in absentee ballots in the Huntington County clerk’s office on Election Day, Tuesday, June 2. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many voters in Huntington County – 3,080 in all – opted to cast their ballots through the mail rather than venture out to a vote center.
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Dan Leonard emerged victorious in a competitive race with John Stoffel for the Republican nomination for the District 50 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives in the primary election, held Tuesday, June 2.

Leonard, an 18-year incumbent, tallied 4,544 votes to Stoffel’s 3,912.

Election team handles pandemic problem well, says Clerk Septer

Tanner Runkle, a poll worker at the Huntington County Courthouse, cleans a voting machine after it was used by a voter on Election Day, Tuesday, June 2. Outfitted in masks and gloves, poll workers sanitized voting machines after every use to eliminate the possible presence of the COVID-19 virus.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington County Clerk Shelley Septer says she’s proud of the way her team handled the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the primary election.

Huntington County Community School Corp. to meet tonight, Monday, at 8

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in a regular meeting on Monday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Salamonie Elementary School, 1063E-900S, Warren.

The agenda and attachment are now available in BoardDocs by visiting the HCCSC web site at www. then clicking on Current School Board Meeting Agenda, then clicking on the date of the meeting and then clicking on view agenda.

This meeting will also be available via LiveStream at hnhs/events/8955304.

Roanoke Town Council meets to choose new member

The Roanoke Town Council will meet on Tuesday, July 7, at Roanoke Town Hall at 6 p.m.

One of the meeting’s agenda items will be to receive information, consider and possibly act on the selection of a new council member. This new member will succeed current member Troy Karshner, who is stepping down from the council on June 30.

The council will also receive information, consider and possibly act on other matters brought before it.

Roanoke Town Hall is located at 141 W. Third St., Roanoke.

Local school board hires Dyer as new principal at Flint Springs

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Breanne Dyer

Huntington County Community School Corporation has announced BreAnne Dyer as the new principal at Flint Springs Elementary School.

Dyer has been with HCCSC for a total of nine years. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master of Arts in Education from Ball State University.

She has taught algebra at Huntington North High School and Riverview Middle School. In her most recent position, Dyer served as the dean of students at Flint Springs.

Huntington Board of Works to meet remotely for meeting today, Monday

The Board of Public Works and Safety of the City of Huntington will conduct its regular meeting today, Monday, June 1, at 3:30 p.m. to receive information, consider and perhaps act on matters brought before the board.

No board members will attend in person but will instead attend remotely. The public is invited to attend by remote access. Join by calling 408-418-9388. Meeting access code is 126 383 8132; password is BPWS (2797 from phones).

School board looks at pandemic numbers

In a review of the Huntington County Community School Corporation’s efforts to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the board of school trustees took a look of the numbers and statistics during their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 26.

Superintendent Chad Daugherty outlined the results of a survey that asked parents how they feel the district handled the crisis. Nearly 1,800 people took the survey between May 13 and May 22, he said.