Aiming high

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Carsen Morgan, 7, of Huntington, sets his sights on the goal as he throws a basketball during gym time on Thursday, Jan. 4, part of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA’s Christmas Break Camp activities for kids.

Roanoke man paring down decoy collection from hobby out of control

Burton Wygant, of Rural Roanoke, holds one of the prized decoys in his collection, a male mallard carved by Dark Feather Freeman. Wygant has reduced his collection down to about 250 decoys, all displayed throughout his home.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published Jan. 4, 2018.

Inside Burton Wygant’s lovely appointed home, which sits on the Wygant family homestead just outside Roanoke, is a collection which he began as a result of going on a few duck hunts.

Youth get invite to ADTPL Winter Wonderland Jan. 13

Children ages toddlers to third graders are invited to the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library’s Winter Wonderland, Saturday, Jan. 13, at 10:30 a.m.

The event features winter-themed play time. A craft and snacks are included in the activities.

The library is located at 30 E. Madison St. in Andrews. For more information call the library at 786-3574 or visit

Executive session for commish on Jan. 8

The Huntington County Commissioners will meet in an executive session today, Monday, Jan. 8, at 10:30 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Room 103A, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a job performance evaluation of individual employees.

The public may not attend an executive session meeting.

Zay says state senate taking apps for Senate Page Program

State Sen. Andy Zay, R-Huntington, announced the Indiana Senate is still accepting applications for the Senate Page Program.

This full-day interactive program gives students in grades six through 12 the opportunity to tour the Indiana Statehouse, observe session debates on the Senate floor and assist staff with age-appropriate tasks. Students will also meet with their state senator.

Creating some martial art

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Bobby Blair (center), of Huntington, becomes airborne as he delivers a kick to a rubber dummy during training at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA Thursday, Jan. 4, as James Shull (left), of Huntington, observes. Blair, himself a fitness trainer at the Y, is also a student of Robert Waldron, the Y’s martial arts instructor.

Winter Warm-up 2018 is reading club for whole family at Andrews library

Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library announces Winter Warm-Up 2018, a family reading club that began Sunday, Jan. 7, and goes through Saturday, Feb. 24.

Participants will receive a prize for every hour read, plus chances to win a grand prize basket for the whole family.

Sign up for the program at the library.

Creating art

Photo by Steve Clark.

Crystal Crider (left) and McKenzie Wheatley create some art and warm up on a cold winter day, Tuesday, Jan. 2, in the teen area of the Huntington City-Township Public Library’s Huntington branch.

New recycling containers to be delivered in Huntington this week

About 6,500 blue 96-gallon containers such as this one will be delivered to Huntington city residents this week, as curbside recycling returns after nearly a 10-year hiatus. Customers will also receive information as to their pickup day, which will occur every two weeks, and types of materials that can be recycled.
Photo provided.

Beginning today, Huntington’s residents will have an additional refuse container delivered to their doors, marking the return of curbside recycling to town. This time, however, the containers will be able to hold a lot more of the recyclable materials, that have been going instead into garbage landfill since the end of the last recycling program in 2008, using lidless, 18-gallon boxes.

Firstborn of the New Year

Photo provided.

The first baby born at Parkview Huntington Hospital in 2018 is Vincent James Winterfeld, born on Monday, Jan. 1, at 8:53 a.m. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces at birth. He is held by his mother, Lauren Winterfeld, accompanied by (from left) his father, Jason Winterfeld, and brother, Jack Winterfeld, 2.


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