Huntington County to have more precincts, less polling places

Huntington County will have more precincts but fewer polling places for the May 4 primary election.

Two precincts - Clear Creek and Jackson 3 - have each been split in half because the number of registered voters in each of the precincts had grown larger than the 1,200 allowed by state law.

And the number of polling places in the county has been reduced as polling places for some precincts have been combined in a cost-savings measure, Huntington County Clerk Fran Felts explains.

Nature’s Fuel could be running by year-end

Glenn Johnson, chief operating officer of Nature’s Fuel, explains the status of his proposed garbage-eating plant during a community meeting on March 17 at the City Building in Huntington.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A waste-to-energy plant could be up and running at the Huntington Landfill by the end of this year.

Glenn Johnson, chief operating officer of Nature's Fuel, said during a community meeting on March 17 that he expects IDEM approval of his processing and air permits yet this spring.

The permit applications are currently available for public review in the Indiana Room of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

"Sixty days from now, we might be able to break ground," Johnson says. "It's taken a long time (for IDEM approval), because this is a first."

VNC to join in national program on hunger

Victory Noll Center in Huntington will join in a nationwide program March 24 to address the issue of hunger in the United States.

Every year since 1974, the organization Bread For The World has invited churches and groups across the country to take part in the Offering of Letters to Congress, urging legislators to make changes to policies, programs and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist.

Dr. Pamala Morris to be featured speaker at HU Leadership Lunch

Pamala Morris.
Photo provided.

Dr. Pamala Morris will be the featured speaker at Huntington University's Leadership Luncheon on March 24.

Morris is the assistant dean/director for the office of multicultural programs at Purdue University. She will address "Diversity in the Workplace: Opening Our Minds to People, Culture and Opportunities."

May 17 is assessment form deadline

Huntington County business owners and farmers have until May 17 to turn in forms listing their taxable personal property, Huntington County Assessor Terri Boone has announced.

The assessor's office has mailed out reminder postcards but, in order to save on postage, the forms themselves will not be mailed out. Forms may be picked up in the assessor's office in Room 102 of the Huntington County Courthouse or downloaded at www.in.gov/icpr/webfile/formsdiv/2897.htm. The assessor's office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Local SWCD sponsoring spring tree, shrub sale

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District office is sponsoring a spring tree and shrub sale.

Tree varieties include October glory maple, prairiefire crab, eastern redbud, Cleveland pear, autumn blaze maple, norwood spruce, blue spruce, dogwood, miniature butterfly bush, burningbush, diablo ninebark, lilacs and knockout roses.

A complete list of trees and shrubs and order forms are available at the district office, located at 2040 Riverfork Drive.

Youth Leadership graduates 15

Huntington County Leadership graduated 15 students from its program on Sunday, March 14. Participants toured local industries and government offices, and volunteered with several local community organizations
Photo provided.

Huntington County Youth Leadership graduated 15 high school sophomores from its program during a ceremony on Sunday, March 14, at Crestview Middle School.

The students in the program spent time throughout the year learning about the local community, visiting public officials and volunteering.

The year began with a weekend retreat at Camp Potawatomi where students learned team-building skills.

Eshelmans’ farm gets state ag department high designation

Pete and Alice Eshelman (from left), owners of Heritage Farms in Whitley County, were recognized for completing the Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s Certified Producer Program, which recognizes farms for a commitment to high standards.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

If you ask Pete Eshelman about the methods he uses in raising livestock, words like peaceful, stress-free and quiet will come up very often.

Eshelman, owner of Heritage Farms in Whitley County, produces Wagyu beef and was recently recognized for completing the Indiana State Department of Agriculture's Certified Livestock Producer program.

Eshelman, who is also the owner of Joseph Decuis restaurant in Roanoke, was recognized during a ceremony at his farm on Wednesday, March 17.

Carson speaks at HU lecture

Author and professor of religion Dr. Donald A. Carson will examine "Niebuhr's ‘Christ and Culture' at Fifty" on March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

This presentation is part of the Huntington University Forester Lecture Series.

Carson is a research professor of the New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, and the author of "Christ and Culture Revisited."

Juillerat seeks to keep auditor post

Kathy Juillerat.
Photo provided.

Kathy Juillerat has announced that she is a candidate for the Republican nod as Huntington County Auditor.
Juillerat has served as county auditor since January 2008.

She is a Huntington North High School graduate and holds an associate's degree in accounting.

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