Government & School Board

School board sets public work session Jan. 18

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will be meeting in a special public work session on Saturday, Jan. 18, in the Huntington North High School library at 9 a.m.

This meeting will be to receive recommendations and receive public input on the facility needs of Huntington North High School.

County Health Department Board to hold meeting on Jan. 13 at annex

The Huntington County Health Department Heath Board will be holding a meeting on Monday, Jan. 13.

The meeting will take place in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex conference room at 7 p.m.

The Courthouse Annex is located at 1330 S. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Changing of the guard


Photo by Scott Trauner.

New Huntington Mayor Richard Strick speaks to those assembled after being sworn in at a ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at the City Building.

New building codes to help firefighters, too

Hoosier homes built under the new 2020 Indiana Residential Code will not only be safer for residents, but also firefighting personnel, says Shad Paul, incoming president of the Indiana Association of Building Officials (IABO).

The new building code, signed by Governor Eric Holcomb on Nov. 26, is based on the 2018 International Code Council (ICC) International Residential Code, along with Indiana amendments. It features substantial safety upgrades.

Andrews to take over MHP clean-up process

The Andrews Town Council decided to take over the clean-up process at Antioch Mobile Home Park at its meeting on Monday, Dec. 30.

New councilman for Third District


Photo by Scott Trauner.

New Huntington City Councilman Jerry Meehan (left) swears on a Bible held by his wife, Laura (back) while City Clerk-Treasurer Christi McElhaney administers the oath of office during a swearing in ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at the Huntington City Building. Meehan represents the Third District.

New councilman at large


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New Huntington City Councilman P.J. Felton (left) swears on a Bible held by his fiancée Paige Dilts while City Clerk-Treasurer Christi McElhaney administers the oath of office during a swearing in ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at the Huntington City Building. Felton is an at-large councilman.

Local Soil and Water Conservation District to meet on Jan. 21

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. at the District Office, located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

The meeting is open to the public.

Service milestone recognized


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Lesa Asher (center) holds a plaque commemorating her more than 20 years of service with the Markle Volunteer Fire Department. Presenting the award is MVFD Chief Jon Gray (left) and MVFD President Robert Gonser.

Asher named firefighter of the year


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Rick Asher (center) of the Markle Volunteer Fire Department holds the plaque he received after he was named the 2019 Fireman of the Year recently. Presenting the award are MVFD Assistant Chief Eric Pike (left) and Fire Chief Jon Gray.

HCCF awards 2019 Cycle II grants totalling $85K to various groups

Some of the organizations that recently received 2019 Cycle II grants from the Huntington County Community Foundation are (front row from left) Craig Reese, Oak Hill Farm; Karen Gize, Kate’s Kart; Jean Pasko, Drake Goetz Memorial Park; Donnie Foster, Indiana Dream Center; Dawn Zahm Wilson, Rapid Rehousing and Homeless Prevention/Huntington House; and Nate Perry, Huntington University; and (back row from left) Leisa Drinkwater, Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana; Sarah Wright, Family Centered Services/Healthy Families; Kelley Miller, Love INC; Suzanne Jepsen, Friends of the Huntington City-Township Public Library; Renee Shultz, Huntington House; and Janelle Taylor, Huntington University.
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The Huntington County Community Foundation announced that 2019 Cycle II grants totaling $71,117 were awarded to the following nonprofits: Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, Community and Family Services, Community Choirs of Huntington County, Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Drake Goetz Memorial Park, Family Centered Services/Healthy Families and Friends of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Milton becomes Roanoke’s next clerk


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Supported by her family, Sarah Milton (second from left) takes the oath of office as the Town of Roanoke’s new clerk-treasurer as Huntington County Clerk Shelley Septer (left) conducts the ceremony Thursday, Dec. 26. With her are (from third from left) her husband, Brian Milton, son Aidan Milton, and daughters Ambrea Milton and Madison Milton.

Meitzler takes the oath


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

David Meitzler (second from left) takes the oath of office for his first term as a Roanoke town councilman on Thursday, Dec. 26. Administering the oath is Huntington County Clerk Shelley Septer (left). Meitzler’s wife, Sherry, holds the Bible during the ceremony.

Joining the Roanoke Town Council


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Pamala Parker (second from left) repeats the oath of office to take a seat on the Roanoke Town Council Thursday, Dec. 26. Huntington County Clerk Shelley Septer (left) presides over the swearing-in ceremony as Parker’s husband, Eric Parker, holds the Bible for his wife.

Starting a third term


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Joan Abbott (second from left) takes the oath of office to begin her third term as a member of the Roanoke Town Council Thursday, Dec. 26. Administering the oath is Huntington County Clerk Shelley Septer (left), as Abbott’s husband, Jim, holds the Bible.

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