Popular daddy-daughter, mother-son events coming up in Hgtn.

Boys and their moms participate in activities including playing with Legos at the 2018 Mother-Son Extravaganza event sponsored by the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department. This year’s event will take place March 2 at the First Merchants Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.
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Hundreds of little girls are dreaming of a special night with that special guy.

Those dreams will come true later this month at the Daddy-Daughter Dance, undeniably the most popular event sponsored by the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department.

“I kind of describe it as a little bit like prom for kids and their dads,” says Sharon Cuttriss, who coordinates the dance as well as other parks department activities throughout the year.

Wintertime fun


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Eva Webb (left), an interpreter at Salamonie Lake State Recreation Area, reads a book about wild animals in the wintertime to an enthusiastic group during the Salamonie Preschool program held Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Interpretation Center. Caught up in the story are Elijah Highley (second from left), 2, of Warren; Thaya Faust (third from left) 3, of Wabash; and Georgia Thrift, 4, of Andrews.

Lilly Bear’s Rescue hosting chili cook-off to benefit sick puppy

Lilly Anne, a 6-month-old cocker spaniel at Lilly Bear’s Rescue, in Warren, has been diagnosed with an intrahepatic liver shunt, a condition which will require surgery.  The rescue  is holding a chili cook-off on Sunday, Feb. 24, to raise funds for the surgery.
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Lilly Bear’s Rescue will host a chili cook-off, bake sale and silent auction on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knight Bergman Center, 132 N. Nancy St., in Warren.

Admission to the cook-off will be charged, with a discount for children ages 5 to 10 and children under 5 free.

City department heads present annual reports to common council

City department heads presented annual reports to the Huntington Common Council during its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Chief Chad Hacker discussed a variety of accomplishments tied to the Huntington Police Department in 2018. Of those accomplishments, one of the most significant for Hacker was that groundwork was laid for the construction of a new police station this year.

Tractor Pullers donate to RVFD


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The Roanoke Tractor Pullers Association recently donated $5,000 to the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department to do what they pleased with, whether they wanted to make the first payment on their new truck or fit their truck with tools. The club raised the money at its truck and tractor pull and demolition derby held in September. Holding the check are (left) Chad Threewitts from the Roanoke Tractor Pullers Association and (right) Brandon Taylor, chief of the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department, along with members of the RVFD.

Several county officials at AIC County Legislative Conference

Kittie Keiffer, Ron Kline and Terry Miller, members of the Huntington County Council, were among nearly 300 county officials from around the state who attended the Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) 2019 County Legislative Conference.

County officials met with their legislators to express their concerns about local government issues at this two-day event, held Feb. 5 and 6 at the Hilton Indianapolis. AIC staff members briefed county officials about legislation being discussed in the Indiana General Assembly that would have an impact on counties.

Shepherd’s Food Pantry to distribute on Feb. 21

The Shepherd’s Food Pantry in Andrews will hold its food distribution on Thursday, Feb. 21, between the hours of 10 a.m. to noon at the Lions Clubhouse, 365 Leedy Lane (at the ball diamonds).

The distribution is for Andrews/Dallas Township area residents only. No appointment is necessary. It will be done on a first come, first served basis. Recipients must bring their own container.

If weather conditions are such that schools are closed on distribution day, the pantry will also be closed and re-open when schools are back in session.

DeWeese serves as submarine instructor in the U.S. Pacific Fleet

Warren native and Petty Officer 1st Class John DeWeese stands in front of the U.S. Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific (NSTCP) in Pearl Harbor, HI, where he is serving as an electrician’s mate (nuclear) and instructor within the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
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A Warren native and 2007 Southern Wells High School graduate is serving at the United States Naval Submarine Training Center Pacific (NSTCP) in Pearl Harbor, HI.

Petty Officer 1st Class John DeWeese has served for seven years and works as a Navy electrician’s mate (nuclear) and is serving within the U.S. Pacific Fleet area of operations.

The U.S. Pacific Fleet is the world’s largest fleet command, encompassing 100 million square miles, nearly half the Earth’s surface, from Antarctica to the Arctic Circle and from the West Coast of the United States into the Indian Ocean.

Grand Rental realigning to expand storage space

Brian Howenstine, owner of Grand Rental Station and Grand Rental Station Ustore, has announced that he will close the tool and party rental portion of the business to expand and realign the storage operation with an increased footprint of storage space.

“Grand Rental Station will cease operations in the tool and party rental portion of the business on Feb. 28,” said Howenstine. “We will communicate with all Ustore tenants this month to inform them of the office hours to make payments and rent additional space.”

Property tax exemption apps due by April 1

Applications for property tax exemptions (Form 136) are due to the Huntington County Assessor’s Office on or before April 1.

An application can be filed by certain property that is owned, occupied and used predominantly for charitable, religious, educational or scientific purposes. To obtain an exemption, the property owner must file an application timely with the county assessor, along with the proper information that states the qualifications of the property to be tax exempt.

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