Government & School Board

HCCSC hoping new billboards bring in more students ... and money

The Huntington County Community School Corporation has ordered a series of billboards to promote the corporation. Pictured at top is this month’s billboard in Roanoke.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

In the skies of Huntington County for about the next year, residents will see billboards promoting the Huntington County Community Schools - put there in hopes of bringing in more money.

Huntington County Community Schools Superintendent Tracey Shafer says a single billboard will be rotated around the county for the next month, with up to three billboards in the heavy traffic months of May, June and July.

The current billboard is along U.S.-24 in Roanoke.

Markle Council will seek Hamilton’s successor

The Markle Town Council is looking to appoint someone to fill retiring Clerk-Treasurer Carolyn Hamilton's seat.

Hamilton announced her retirement during the February meeting after serving since 2000.

Council President Jeff Humbarger said the council is looking for someone with the same skills as Hamilton, and if someone cannot be found, an application process will be opened to those living in the town limits.

The person selected will fill the remaining time of Hamilton's nonpartisan term, which runs through the end of 2011.

Juergens calls end to military career

Command Sgt. Maj. Curt Juergens (left) presents a ceremonial sword to his successor, First Sgt. Ricky Weber (right). Juergens’ wife, Lorraine Juergens, is at center. Juergens recently retired from the United States Army.
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Command Sgt. Maj. Curt Juergens, of Huntington, has officially retired from the United States Army after serving his country for 28 years.

Juergens, 47, plans to live in Huntington with his wife, Lorraine, and daughter, Tia. He will continue working with the military through Career Training Concepts Inc., of Snellville, GA. Juergens will work as a data processor for the recruit sustainment program based in Muncie.

Doctor throws his hat in ring as Republican candidate for surveyor

Marlin Doctor.
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Marlin Doctor has announced that he is a candidate in the May primary for the Republican nomination as Huntington County Surveyor.

Doctor has farmed in Huntington County for 25 years. He also worked in sales and management for the JI Case Corporation for 19 years and was equipment superintendent for Brooks Construction for eight years.

Doctor and his wife of 30 years have three children and six grandchildren.

Markle man meets with Lugar, Bayh to discuss clean energy

Steve Estes, of Markle, joined two other Hoosiers in meeting with Sen. Evan Bayh and Sen. Richard Lugar on March 24 to discuss the benefits of clean energy and climate legislation to Indiana.

Estes is president of Star Distributed Energy, a Markle-based company that encompasses 10 divisions encompassing a variety of renewable energy sources including wind, methane and the sun.

Pvt. Nicholas Funderburg graduates from advanced artillery training class

Army Pvt. Nicholas A. Funderburg recently graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, OK.

Juillerat announces candidacy as Republican for Dallas Twp. Trustee

Steve Juillerat.
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Steve Juillerat has announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination as Dallas Township Trustee.

Juillerat is the incumbent in the office, having been appointed to the post in December 2009 and taking office Jan. 1, 2010.

Election Board will test voting system on April 13

The Huntington County Election Board will conduct a public test of the ballot card voting system on Tuesday, April 13, at 10 a.m.

The test, required by state law, will take place in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk, located in Room 201 on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

The test is being conducted in preparation for the May 4 primary elections.

Voters have until April 5 to register to take part in the primary.


TEA Party debate for U.S. House of Representative candidates

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Candidates for the United States House of Representatives answered questions from a large crowd at the Huntington TEA Party debate on Friday, March 26, at The Awakening Church. Mike Murphy (second from left) makea a point while the others listen in.

Roanoke fire department to hold fund-raiser breakfast Sunday, March 28

Roanoke Volunteer Firefighters will help serve a pancake and sausage breakfast Sunday, March 28, to raise money to buy a thermal imaging camera for the fire department.
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The Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast on Sunday, March 28, from 7 a.m. to noon at Nick's Junction in Roanoke.

Members of the fire department will cook, take orders and serve pancakes, sausages and drinks.

Proceeds from the breakfast will be held to help purchase a new thermal imaging camera for the fire department. The camera can be used to help locate people in burning buildings and in search and rescue operations.

Keiffer announces as Republican candidate for county clerk position

Kittie Keiffer.
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Kittie Keiffer has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination as Huntington County Clerk.

Keiffer, a lifelong Huntington resident, has been actively involved in community service and the business community.

She has established and operates a successful business, RE/MAX Professional Group, and believes she can transfer those skills into the clerk's office.

Wall seeks Republican candidacy for 17th District state house seat

Tom Wall.
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Tom Wall, of Huntington County, has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the 17th District seat in the Indiana State Senate.

Wall, currently in his second year as president of the Huntington County commissioners, has served as president of T.D. Wall, a 62-year-old family business, since 1985.
He is also involved in farming and, in 2008, received the River Friendly Farmer award in recognition of his conservation practices.

He says he has been involved in regional economic development efforts for more than five years.

Hersey to seek Republican slot for Huntington County Recorder

Debra Hersey.
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Debra Robbins Hersey has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for Huntington County Recorder.

Hersey, a resident of Huntington and a graduate of Huntington North High School, earned a bachelor of arts degree from Huntington College. She is currently employed by the Huntington City-Township Public Library, which she says can be likened to the recorder's office in that both serve as reference libraries for the public.

She has also gained experience in working with the public and working with computers in factory, church and school offices.

Felts to seek Republican nomination for clerk job in Huntington County

Fran Felts.
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Fran Felts has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination as Huntington County Clerk.

Felts is the incumbent in that office, having been appointed county clerk in August 2009 after the resignation of former Clerk Vicki Stoffel. She has worked in the clerk's office since 2002, when she joined the staff as a part-time criminal violation deputy. She became a full-time staffer in 2005, working with both Circuit Court and voter registration.

Moore seeks second district seat on Huntington County school board

Jon Moore.
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Jon A. Moore has announced that he is a candidate for the second district seat on the Huntington County Community School Corporation board of trustees.

Moore, who grew up in Clay County, says he and his wife decided several years ago to make their home in Huntington County, where she had grown up.

"We looked at a lot of factors in making the decision, but none compared to the fact that we felt the Huntington County Community School Corporation and the community of Huntington County was the best place to raise a family."