Bowers Jewelers supports Special Olympics

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Bowers Jewelers recently donated $400 to Huntington County Special Olympics. The Huntington jewelry store raised the funds by selling 40 pairs of pearl earrings for $10 apiece this past holiday season. Pictured are (front row from left) Nancy Hartley, coordinator, Huntington County Special Olympics; Amanda Bratch, Special Olympics athlete; Jolene Paolillo, owner, Bowers Jewelers; Austin Tarr, Special Olympics athlete; and Keith Hartley, coordinator, Huntington County Special Olympics; and (back) Rob Paolillo, owner, Bowers Jewelers.

HU women lose to Taylor

The Huntington University women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome an early deficit and fell to host Taylor University, 88-60, on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

The Trojans stormed out of the gates, pouring in 33 points in the first quarter while holding the Foresters to just nine. After that, the hosts enjoyed a 50-28 lead by halftime and a 71-41 advantage at the end of three frames.

A Special Ten Minutes

Matthew Hartley (foreground) leads a group of Huntington County Special Olympics basketball players through a crowd of supportive Huntington North High School students at the beginning of “A Special Ten Minutes” on Saturday, Jan. 26, in North Arena. The event is an exhibition basketball game featuring local Special Olympics players. The game was played at halftime of a Huntington North boys’ varsity basketball contest.

School board says yes to new interschool food cooperative

Huntington County Community School Corporation will soon have some food buying power at its fingertips, after the board of school trustees voted to join an interschool food co-op.

The agreement for the “Food2School Purchasing Cooperative” passed unanimously at the board’s regular meeting Monday, Jan. 28, adding HCCSC to a list of more than 225 schools affecting some 138,000 students in 55 districts across Indiana, as well as boasting an estimated buying power of $20 million.

Andrews Town Council acts quickly to handle Main St. water main leak

The Andrews Town Council learned that the Main Street water main is leaking approximately 80,000 gallons of water a day and acted to resolve that problem at its meeting on Monday, Jan. 28.

Utility Superintendent Colin Bullock reported the news to council. Bullock explained that the main is riddled with cracks and patches. The condition of the main, he noted, steadily deteriorates as it gets closer to the town’s wastewater treatment plant.

HCCF awards grant to Hoosiers Feeding Hungry

Huntington County Community Foundation recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant for $1,000 that will serve Huntington County residents. These funds were possible with the partial funding from the Fred Bailey Community Fund and will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry pay processing fees for large game and livestock donations within Huntington County. The processed meat will then be given to area hunger-relief agencies.

2 locals make Kentucky dean’s list

Erin Rethlake, of Huntington, and Kevin Frebel, of Roanoke, are among students who earned a place on the University of Kentucky dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester.

To make a dean’s list in one of the UK colleges, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester, excluding credits earned in pass-fail classes.  Some UK colleges require a 3.5 GPA to make the dean’s list.

Owl facts

Photo by Steve Clark.

Lynnanne Fager, an interpretive naturalist with Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, gives facts about a barred owl she’s exhibiting at “Silence of a Winter’s Night,” a UWIS event held Friday, Jan. 25, in the Salamonie Interpretive Center, in rural Andrews. After attendees got a close look at the owl, they painted the creature on provided canvases.

Financial Peace U returns to Pathfinder

Financial Peace University returns Sunday, Feb. 10, starting at 6 p.m. at Pathfinder Services Inc., 2824 Theater Ave., Huntington.

The nine-week class teaches biblical principles in regard to handling money. The first class is free, but there is a fee for the remaining eight weeks.

For more information, contact Nick Stanley at or call 224-0581.

Recyclables pick-up day moves one day

Republic Services, which picks up recyclables in Huntington, closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30, due to low temperatures.

As a result of the closure, recycling pickups will be delayed one day. Wednesday pickups will occur Thursday, Jan. 31; Thursday pickups will occur Friday, Feb. 1; and Friday pickups will occur Saturday, Feb. 2.


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