30 years of service


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The Mt. Etna Volunteer Fire Department recently honored Matt Tyner for giving 30 years of service to the department. Tyner (left) joined the fire department in 1989 and has served as a fireman, lieutenant and captain over his three decades of service to Lancaster, Jefferson, Wayne and his home township of Polk. He is presented a 30-year coin by Fire Chief Adam Couch.

The art of Katakana


Photo by Steve Clark.

Charlie Burd (right), adult librarian at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library, practices Katakana, a Japanese form of writing, with Norma Waters on Wednesday, March 6, at the library. Another free Katakana class will be offered at the library on March 20, at 5 p.m.

Pathfinder hails Disability Awareness Month

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters recently signed a proclamation as part of the statewide celebration of March as Disability Awareness Month. Pathfinder Services staff and individuals who are served by the organization were on hand for the signing.

HCCSC board to have three meetings all on Monday night

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will hold the following three meetings Monday evening, March 11, at Salamonie Elementary School, 1063E-900S, Warren:

• 6 p.m., executive session.

• 7 p.m., regular meeting.

• 7:45 p.m., executive session.

The agendas and attachments are now available in BoardDocs via the HCCSC website at www.hccsc.k12.in.us by clicking on “Current School Board Meeting Agenda,” then clicking on the date of the meeting and then clicking on “View Agenda.”

Zanesville United Methodist to begin 3 new Bible studies

Zanesville United Methodist Church, 11811 N. Wayne St., in Zanesville, is beginning three new Bible and book studies on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

They run through Sunday, April 7.

“Discipleship and Mission” will be led by Terry Bowman. This six-week study will cover three areas—discipleship, call to ministry and call to life in Christ.

Huntington’s Comprehensive Plan coming up for review, reapproval

Student Mason Miller perfects his skills in the precision machining class offered at the Huntington County Community Learning Center. The Learning Center was established after the City of Huntington’s 2012 Comprehensive Plan set as one of its goals the development of a program where adults and students could develop skills needed to get a good job, and several organizations collaborated to fulfill that goal. The Comprehensive Plan is now being updated, with new goals being set.
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The City of Huntington’s Comprehensive Plan is full of facts and figures.

Those statistics show where the city’s been, and where it is now.

Those numbers also form the basis for the city’s aspirations and goals, a roadmap for where it wants to be in the future.

“At its core, it’s a land-use plan,” says Bryn Keplinger of the state-mandated document. “But our plan is so much more.”

Recorder issues warning on deed copy costs

The Huntington County Recorder’s Office advises citizens to disregard letters received from Local Records Office, which is a company purporting to be from Indianapolis that claims to offer copies of deeds for $89.

Huntington County Recorder Vicki Pearson reports that her office became aware of the letters on March 1.

Pearson states that copies of deeds are available for purchase in the recorder’s office for only $1 per page, for pages 8.5 inches by 14 inches or smaller.

Roush Lake shooting range open with new hours

New hours for the J. Edward Roush Lake shooting range have begun.

The range is now open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

The state-of-the-art shooting range is located at 1002 E. Division Rd., Huntington.

The range, which accommodates archery, rifle, shotgun and handgun shooting, is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis during business hours and only when certified range safety officers are on duty.

SWCD to hold next mtg. on March 19

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at its district office.

The meeting is open to the public.

The district office is  located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

For more information call 356-6816 ext. 3.

Happy birthday books


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Students at Huntington Catholic School celebrate their March birthdays by donating a book to the school’s library. The book includes a label with their name acknowledging their gift and they are the first to read the new book. Pictured are (from left) Grant Farthing, kindergarten; Alexandra Craig, fifth grade; Henry Richert, fifth grade; and Kaitlynn Fowerbaugh, sixth grade. Not pictured is Roberto Cano, fourth grade.

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