Extension educator to lead spending workshop

When payday rolls around, many consumers try to figure out which bills they will pay and which ones will wait until another paycheck comes in. With increasing costs for necessary expenses such as gasoline, utilities and healthcare, consumers are finding it harder to make ends meet. Those who want to learn how they can stretch their paycheck and make their money go further are invited to attend the program, “Where Does Your Money Go?”

Church, child care to host fish fry in Roanoke

Christ United Methodist Church and Roanoke Child Care will have a fish fry Friday, March 23, at the American Legion Post 160, 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke.

The meal will be served from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and includes fish, hush puppies, choice of baked potato or French fries, applesauce or cole slaw. A bake sale will also be available for desserts.

Tickets will be sold at the door.

Commish in exec session Monday

The Huntington County Commissioners will meet in an executive session today, Monday, March 19, at 11:30 a.m. at the Huntington County Courthouse, Commissioners Room 103A, 201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

The commissioners will meet with respect to initiation of litigation or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing.

Executive sessions are closed to the public.

Minton receives Howenstine accolade

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Faith Minton (middle) was the female recipient of the Kim Howenstine Award in the KIM League at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. The award recognizes an individual who has played in the league for multiple years and grown into a leadership role with their team. The recipient’s character and sportsmanship set an example for teammates and made a positive impact on the league. With Minton are (from left) her head coach, Rick Hall; father, Nate Minton; mother, Heather Minton; and assistant coach, Chad Harshen.

HNHS Academic Team fares well at first meet

Huntington North High School’s Academic Team fared well at its first competition of the year, placing in the top three in four of six disciplines.

The team competed against 20 other Fort Wayne-area schools on Tuesday, March 13, some of which featured two teams, making between 20 and 28 teams HNHS competed against. All schools competed against each other, so there were no “classes,” as there typically are.

The Science Team of Robert Borland, Quentin Fetrow, Brandon Kem, Reece Sweet and Morgan Stout finished first, the first time this particular team has placed this highly.

Groves seeks to retain Huntington County Circuit Court judge seat

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Jamie Groves

Jamie Groves has officially announced his intention to run for Huntington County Circuit Court judge, a seat he currently fills and would like to retain.

Groves, a Republican, was picked in December from a list of six individuals who sought to replace Judge Tom Hakes on the bench. He previously served as the chief deputy prosecutor in Huntington County. He was with the Huntington County Prosecutor’s Office for the past 20 years and had served as its chief deputy for the past 10 years. It will be his first time running for an elected position.

Historic UMMH films set for March 23

Two historic 16-mm films will be shown at Heritage Pointe of Warren’s Applegate Chapel on Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m.

These movies were part of a documentary that noted TV co-anchor Chet Huntley, of the nightly news program “The Huntley/Brinkley Report,” did about what was then the United Methodist Memorial Home, now Heritage Pointe, in Warren.

Huntley wanted to report on health care facilities in America and UMMH was chosen to be the featured facility. He came in 1959 and returned with a follow-up visit in 1967.

Coming down

Photo by Steve Clark.

An excavator from Amor Excavating demolishes portions of a fire-damaged building on West Market Street, in Huntington, on Wednesday, March 14. The fire at the building occurred a little over a year ago, on March 8, 2017.

Tales from Gasoline Alley

Photo by Steve Clark.

Donald Davidson, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway historian, regales members of the Huntington Metro Kiwanis and Huntington Optimist and Rotary clubs with tales of the speedway and its most famous race, the Indianapolis 500, at a gathering of the three groups at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, in Huntington, on Wednesday, March 14.

Denman announces for circuit court judge seat

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Jill Denman

Republican Jill Denman has announced her candidacy for Huntington Circuit Court judge.

Denman, originally from Wabash, has lived in Huntington for the past 21 years. She attended Bradley University, in Peoria, IL, receiving a Bachelor of Arts with honors in political science and English. After her undergraduate studies, she attended Indiana University School of Law, in Bloomington.


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