Huntington North Athletic Department to add five members into hall of fame

The Huntington North High School Athletic Department will induct five new members into its hall of fame during halftime of the boys’ varsity basketball game on Friday, Jan. 11, at North Arena.

Inductees include former athletic director, football and track coach Clark Chambers; longtime athletic trainer and assistant athletic director Dan Hildebrand; athlete and coach Dave Kaylor; multisport athlete Tami Newsome Blomeke; and girls’ basketball player Diane Poulson Miller.

Parkview Huntington Family YMCA gives gym naming rights to FFSB

Officials of First Federal Savings Bank and the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA celebrate the new naming rights of the Y’s gymnasium. Pictured are (from left) First Federal Savings Bank President and CEO Michael Zahn, YMCA Executive Director Todd Latta and Stephen Zahn.
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The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA recently acknowledged the longtime support of First Federal Savings Bank and the Stephen and Michael Zahn families by giving the naming rights of the gymnasium to First Federal Savings Bank.

Both Zahn families and First Federal Savings Bank have been supporters of the YMCA through their giving of time, talent and financial contributions.

New lodge officers

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The Mt. Etna Masonic Lodge held its installation of officers on Saturday, Dec. 29, at the lodge hall in Mt. Etna. New officers for 2019 are (first row from left) Steve Halchuck, senior warden; Jathan Jones, worshipful master; Rick Sereno, junior warden; Jerry Piqune, tyler; and Ryan Kline, junior deacon; and (back row from left) Brent Campbell, treasurer; J.B. Allen, chaplain; Ed Purvis, junior steward; and Guilford Wehr Jr., secretary. Not pictured is David Fenker, senior deacon; and Joe Gooding, senior steward.

Five generations

The Marshall family marks five generations with the birth of Nevaeh Jones on Sept. 19, 2018. Celebrating the occasion are (seated from left) great-great grandparents Don Marshall (left) and Delphia Marshall, holding Nevaeh; and (back row from left) grandmother Amy Yoder, mother Haylee Jones and great-grandmother Lesa Asher.

UWIS to host pair of eagle watches

Two eagle watches will be hosted by Upper Wabash Interpretive Services on Feb. 9 and 10.

Participants will meet at the Salamonie Interpretive Center at 3 p.m. on both days, listen to a brief overview of Indiana’s bald eagles and then caravan to a roost.

Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars, cameras and spotting scopes. Visual aid will also be available on-site. There will be some walking on a paved road. Those who need the available accessible parking should request it upon registration. Participants may choose to leave the site at any time.

Exec session for school board today

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees will meet in executive session on Monday, Jan. 7, at 5 p.m. at Salamonie School, 1063E-900S, Warren. 

The stated agenda will be to train school board members with an outside consultant about the performance of the role of the members as public officials.

Executive sessions are closed to the public.

The next regular school board meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. at Salamonie School.

Donation to Heritage Pointe

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Bob MacDonald (third row, third from left), thrice potent master of the Fort Wayne Valley of Scottish Rite, presents a check for $300 to Kelly Jones (third row, first from left), director of activities at Heritage Pointe of Warren, on Dec. 19 during the recent Masonic gathering held there. The donation was from the proceeds of the annual Scottish Rite Golf Outing that was held at Dogwood Glen in Warren this past summer.

Night meet, painting owls at Salamonie program

Visitors can enjoy a night meeting and painting owls at Salamonie’s “Silence of a Winter’s Night” event at Salamonie Lake’s Interpretive Center on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The event will run from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and includes a bowl of chili and a brownie and ice cream dessert. Guests can also meet the owls at Salamonie Raptor Center and paint a silent winter’s night scene – complete with an owl – on canvas, with artist Erica Tyson instructing.

Good form

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Leah Alwine (left) observes Tim Allen as he demonstrates hitting form during a First Tee DRIVE session at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA on Thursday, Dec. 27. First Tee DRIVE is a youth golf program offered by the YMCA that Allen organizes.

Filing for this year’s election starts on Jan. 9

Candidates may begin filing to run in this year’s municipal election primary on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Republican and Democrat candidates must file a declaration of candidacy with the Huntington County Clerk’s Office. In addition to the declaration, which is designated a CAN-42 form, candidates must file CAN-12 and CFA-1 forms as well. All of these forms can be obtained in the clerk’s office or online at

The declaration of candidacy must be filed in person.


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