Sidewalk project


Photo by Russ Grindle.

Amor Excavating workers remove the existing sidewalk at the intersection of First Street and High Street in Roanoke as part of a project to replace the old intersection pieces with ADA-compliant ones. The project is being paid for by part of a Community Crossing grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation.

HU alum Poncio is new men’s tennis team coach

Ignacio Poncio
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Huntington University athletic director Lori Culler recently announced the hiring of HU alum Ignacio Poncio as the school’s next men’s tennis coach.

No stranger to campus, Poncio returns to his alma mater to head up a tennis program that has a rich tradition of success. The Argentinian native was a key cog in HU’s success during his four years in Forester green and white.  

Garrett earns Mitchell Award from CP Team

Katie Garrett (middle) accepts the Child Protection Team Ronald Mitchell Award recently from Child Protection Team Chairman Jan Williams (right) while Department of Child Services Director Kerri Baker looks on.
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Kathryn “Katie” Garrett was recently named the winner of the Ronald Mitchell Award presented by the Child Protection Team of Huntington County.

Each year, the Child Protection Team presents the award to a person or group of people who have made an impact on the safety of children in Huntington County.

1st round of gypsy moth spray done

The first round of aerial treatments to slow the spread of gypsy moths in Huntington and Porter counties was completed Thursday, May 21

Treatments involved aerial application of the bacteria Bacillus thuringiensis var. kurstaki (Btk). Btk occurs naturally in the soil. It is applied into the treetops in gypsy moth infested areas and kills the caterpillars as they feed on leaves.

Just a little trim off the side


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

A crew from Zahm Excavating demolishes a portion of the former Niswander car dealership on Thursday, May 21. Part of the property, located at the corner of Home and North Jefferson streets, will remain and be renovated to become a used car dealership, according to owner Terry Stoffel.

IDOE recognizes all teachers for state award

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has recognized all Indiana teachers collectively as the 2021 Teacher of the Year.

Traditionally, one educator each year is recognized.

“The COVID-19 pandemic brought new complexities and challenges to schools with no advance warning,” said State Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick. “Teachers across our state have displayed a level of flexibility and commitment, underscoring the fact Hoosiers really are #INthisTogether.”

HNHS Band Department honors 3 seniors

(From left) Bailey Godfrey, Luke Bangma and Hannah Lehman.
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The Huntington North High School Band Department has announced its three year-end awards to graduating seniors.
The Norris Huston Memorial Award was presented to Bailey Godfrey.
Godfrey has been involved in concert band, wind ensemble and Varsity Brass bands at HNHS, and also with the Huntington University band. She has received gold ratings at both district and state in both solo and ensemble performances in ISSMA festivals.
She is currently ranked in the Top 15 of her class with a GPA exceeding 11.2.

Youth of the year


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Brianna McIntyre, a junior staff member at the Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County, shows how she prepares meals for the young members of the club on Wednesday, May 20. McIntyre was recently named the club’s 2020 Youth of the Year.

Montany is HU Staff Member of Year for 2019-20

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Lisa Montany

The 2019-2020 Huntington University Staff Member of the Year is Lisa Montany, director of financial aid.  

Montany was recognized on May 19 at the university’s annual Cele- bration of Service banquet, held virtually this year.

“Lisa is a blessing to many people. She is a willing collaborator, a skilled problem-solver and she has a ‘can-do’ attitude,” said Daniel Solms, vice president for enrollment management and marketing. “Most important, she genuinely cares for students and wants to help them. Huntington University is a better place because Lisa invests herself here.”

BMV says administrative penalty fees to return

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) has announced administrative penalty fees will resume July 1.

All Hoosiers with expired driver’s licenses, permits, state identification cards and vehicle registrations need to complete renewal transactions before July 1 to avoid paying an administrative penalty fee. Title transactions and new vehicle registration must also be completed before July 1.

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