Huntington North FFA chapter plans activities for FFA week

Huntington North High School Future Farmers of America chapter has planned several activities to celebrate National FFA week, Feb. 17 to Feb. 24, focusing on a passion for agriculture.

This FFA Week embraces more than 90 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future. More than 653,000 members will participate in National FFA Week activities at local, state and national levels.

NIPSCO asks customers to keep meters cleared

As cold temperatures continue, NIPSCO is reminding customers to keep their electric and natural gas meters free of snow and ice. Although meters are designed to withstand winter weather conditions, heavy or hard-packed snow and ice, icicles falling from building eaves or water dripping from a roof and freezing on the meter could create potential safety hazards.

To help prevent these types of problems, customers are urged to follow some basic tips:

Viking grappler Haught earns ticket to state wrestling finals

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Ricky Haught (first from left), a junior on the Huntington North High School wrestling team, placed fourth at the New Haven Semi-state on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, in Fort Wayne. Wrestlers who placed in the top four of their weight class advanced to the state finals, which are set for Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, in Indianapolis. Of the six Huntington North wrestlers who competed at semi-state, Haught ended up being the lone Viking to make it to state.

School board gets first look at 2019-20 school year calendar

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees got its first look at the proposed 2019-2020 school calendar at its regular meeting Monday, Feb. 12.

Huntington North High School Principal Russ Degitz, representing the calendar committee, presented the calendar to board members for its first reading, calling it a “modified balanced calendar” with a few tweaks.

HCS to host preschool open house on March 18

Huntington Catholic School offers a preschool program for 3- and 4-year-olds and invites prospective parents and students to an open house and registration day Sunday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The open house will be held at Huntington Cath-olic School, 820 Cherry St., in the preschool room.

For more information contact 356-2320 or visit

Andrews Town Council discusses re-applying for OCRA grant in May

The Andrews Town Council discussed reapplying for a grant that would fund the construction of stormwater infrastructure in town during its meeting on Monday, Feb. 12.

The grant in question, a community development block grant through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), is one the board had hoped to apply for on Feb. 9, but will now apply for on May 25.

February Evensong Concert features Gibboney

The February 2018 Evensong Concert features the return of Ted Gibboney to Trinity United Meth-odist’s pipe organ on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m.

Reflecting the season of Lent, he will present Marcel Dupré’s The Stations of the Cross, narrated by Joe Wiley. Admission is free.

State leaders join Holdman for Foster Parent Appreciation Day

Senate leaders joined by Gov. Eric Holcomb and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch on Monday, Feb. 12, hosted Foster Parent Appreciation Day, reported State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle).

Foster families were recognized at the statehouse for their service to the children of Indiana. One foster family from each senate district was invited to the statehouse as a representative of their community for lunch and a tour of the statehouse.

Local SWCD sponsoring annual spring tree sale

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District office is sponsoring a spring tree sale. Orders will be taken through March 2, with payment due by March 8. Delivery will be on April 4.

Some of the varieties available this year are:

• Trees: autumn blaze maple, redpointe maple, tulip poplar, red oak, royal raindrops crabapple, Norway spruce, exclamation London plane, blue spruce, white pine and ivory silk lilac.

• Shrubs: coral snap, American cranberry, forsythia, red osier dogwood and diablo ninebark.

Huntington trash pick-up to be delayed by holiday

Monday, Feb. 19, the Huntington Street Department will be closed for Presidents Day.

If Monday, Feb. 19, is a regular trash pickup day, that trash will now be picked up starting at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20. All other trash pickup days will remain the same.

Orange sticker items, brush and limbs and brown bags will be picked up on Tuesday, Feb. 20.


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