Testing the equipment

Photo by Steve Clark.

Members of the Huntington County Election Board participate in a public test of voting equipment at the Huntington County Courthouse on Wednesday, May 6. Pictured are (from left) Carolyn Smith, representing the Democratic Party; Lori Guy, representing the Republican Party; and Shelley Septer, election board secretary and Huntington County clerk. With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, all three women wore facemasks in the interests of safety.

Mike’s giving free oil changes to healthcare workers

Mike’s Car Care Center, in Huntington, is thanking first responders and healthcare workers for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic by offering them free oil changes.

Mike’s, located at 1745 Etna Ave., will perform a total of 50 free oil changes for the aforementioned workers, which includes nurses, doctors, law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency management personnel and more.

Common council cancels meet for lack of agenda

The Huntington Common Council has canceled its meeting for May 12 due to lack of an agenda.

The council will conduct a special meeting on Tuesday, May 26, with the time changed to 7 p.m. to receive information, consider and perhaps act on matters brought before the council.

In accordance with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-09 dated May 1, extending portions of his previous executive orders, no council member will attend in person but will instead attend remotely.


HCCOA sets board meet

The Huntington County Council on Aging board meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 26, at 8 a.m. at Central Christian Church in the Trail Blazers Room.

The church is located at 500 MacGahan St. The public is welcome to attend.

HCCOA seeks vols for Sr. Expo

The Huntington County Council on Aging is seeking volunteers to help with the Senior Expo.

People are needed in the following areas:

• Registration area.

• Golf cart drivers.

• Help in the food court.

• Cleanup  following the Expo.

• General help throughout the day on Expo day.

Those who are interested in volunteering are asked to call the Senior Center at 359-4410.

A date for the postponed event has not yet been announced.

Hgtn. Firefighters hand out 4 scholarships

The Huntington Firefighters Association recently gave out $500 scholarships to (from left) Syanna Bonewitz, Alyssa Brinkman, Macy Campbell and Emily Daas.
Photos provided.

The Huntington Firefighters Association has announced the four winners of its scholarships for the 2019-20 school year.

Each totaling $500, scholarships were awarded to Huntington North High School seniors Syanna Bonewitz, Alyssa Brinkman, Macy Campbell and Emily Daas.

Funds for the scholarships were raised through the Lucas Sunderman and Weston Close Memorial Golf Outing.

Over 26 years, the Huntington Firefighters Association has given out approximately $50,000 in scholarship funds.

By the Book recognizes winners of annual essay writing contest

By the Book has recognized the students who turned in or mailed in their essay for this year’s writing contest.

The winners are:

• Third grade – Mackenzie Zumstein, first place; Gabby Hiner, second place; and Mallory Mattox, third place.

• Fourth grade – Austin Penrod, first place; Ruthie Stout, second place; and Ryder Ross and Logan Degitz, third place (tie).

Students were asked to write about their favorite By the Book lesson and what it meant to them. The judges were challenged to select the top three entries in third and fourth grade.

Open in Roanoke

Photo by Russ Grindle.

Stephanie McKibben (right), owner of Paper Moon in Roanoke, hands a bag to customer Mona McCauley, of Roanoke, after a transaction on Thursday, May 7, as the store re-opened to customers following the easing of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by Gov. Eric Holcomb. Paper Moon, located at 188 E. Second St., is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. McKibben’s other business, Moose & Mollie’s Café, 171 E. Second St., Roanoke, will start serving dine-in customers following the Back on Track Indiana guidelines as of today, Monday, May 11.

Viking pride

Photo by Steve Clark.

Seniors who would have participated in the spring sports season at Huntington North High School hold personalized yard signs they picked up from Athletic Director Kris Teusch on Thursday, May 7, outside the school. Teusch and the athletic department wanted the students to have a memento from the sports season, which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pictured are (from left) Corynn Barton, Graham Scher, Teusch and Cameron Foust.

Heartland REMC implements new steps

Heartland REMC, in response to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, has implemented new steps to protect its members and employees.

Until further notice, Heartland REMC will not be disconnecting any member’s electric service due to non-payment, allowing members experiencing financial challenges additional time to provide payment. Members should expect continued delivery of billing statements, as usage readings will continue.


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