Seat belt, DUI blitz taking place

The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department and Warren Police Department are joining more than 230 local law-enforcement agencies across the state to spot violations to Indiana’s seat belt and impaired driving laws.

Through the weekend after Thanksgiving, random patrols, saturation patrols and checkpoints will be increased.

This overtime enforcement is supported with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).

Board of Aviation Commissioners to hold exec sessions on Nov. 15, Nov. 17

The Board of Aviation Commissioners of the City of Huntington will hold executive sessions on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 5:15 p.m. and on Friday, Nov. 17, at 8 a.m.

Both sessions, which are closed to the public, will be held in the conference room at 12 W. Market St., Huntington.

The board will “receive information about and interview prospective employees” at both meetings.

All for Love


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of the Huntington City Fire Department work to prepare bags of food in the foyer of the Owen’s North store on Thursday, Nov. 9, in support of the Share the Feast/Stuff a Truck event. The bags, which are purchased by shoppers and then donated, will go to Love in the Name of Christ to be distributed to Huntington County residents. The goal of the four-day event was to fill the back of a Kroger semi truck with the donated items.

Renovation, expansion project set for PHH

Parkview Huntington Hospital is preparing for a renovation and expansion project that will enhance the hospital’s Rehabilitation and Wellness Department and add new services, including state-of-the-art treatment for non-healing wounds.

Construction will begin later this month, hospital officials say, and is anticipated to be complete early in 2019.

The $8.5 million expansion represents the second major construction project since the facility opened in 2000. In 2002, 12 patient rooms were added to the Medical Surgical area.

Hgtn. Street Dept. closed Nov. 23-24

The Huntington Street Department will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Residents whose normal trash pickup day is Thursday will have their trash picked up starting at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Those whose normal trash pickup day is Friday will have their trash picked up starting at 7 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27.

All other trash pickup days will remain the same.

Zionsville High School sweeps up at recent HU math competition

Huntington University hosted teams from eight high schools, including Huntington North High School, for its 18th annual Huntington University High School Mathematics Competition on Oct. 25.

The schools competed for individual and team awards. The first place team award went to Zionsville High School, with St. Joseph High School, in South Bend, placing second and Marion High School earning third place.

The top three individual awards all went to students from Zionsville High School, with Charlie Chiang placing first, Jeremy Chiang second and Grant Thompson third.

Exec session for commish

The Huntington County Commissioners will meet in an executive session today,  Monday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Commissioners Room 103A, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The commissioners will meet with respect to interviews and negotiations with industrial or commercial prospects or agents of industrial or commercial prospects.

Executive sessions are not open to the public.

Truthful students


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Several Flint Springs Elementary School students received Fabulous Falcon honors for the month of October for using the lifelong guideline of truthfulness.

Designer Purse ‘Blingo’ Nov. 14 at Quayle Center

The Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center will hold its annual Designer Purse “Blingo” Night on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntington Catholic School’s auditorium at SS. Peter and Paul Church, 860 Cherry St., Huntington. The doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets will purchase 20 games. Each Blingo game’s winner will receive a designer purse. Light snack foods will be available for purchase.

Tickets are available at the Quayle Center, from DQCF board members or at the door at the event, as seating allows. Attendees must be 18 to participate.

Heister becomes general manager at Huntington’s Rodeway Inn site

James Heister is the new general manager of the Rodeway Inn, in Huntington.
Photo provided.

James Heister was named general manager of the Rodeway Inn, in Huntington, in July.

The former Quality Inn was purchased in March by Huntington Hotel Real Estate LLC, based in Wayne, MI. It remains a member of the Choice Hotels group.

The new owners have completely remodeled the hotel, a project that included a new roof and paint as well as new beds, sheets, pillows, carpeting, flooring and televisions. The hotel also has new landscaping and new blacktop and striping in the parking lot.
The hotel’s pool and Jacuzzi will soon be renovated, Heister says.

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