Firefighters to return

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Huntington Mayor Steve Updike, at podium, speaks at a news conference on Friday afternoon, July 23, during which he officially announced the reopening of Fire Station 2 on Condit Street no later than Aug. 15 as the result of the city's acceptance of a federal grant that will pay the firefighters' salaries for two years. Pictured are (from left) firefighters Derek Holzinger, returning; Carl Strle; Travis Monsey, returning; Adam Close, returning; Travis Arivett; Nick Bauer; Paul Huett; Jeff Caley, fire marshal; and Joe Hunnicutt.

HNHS sports practices begin this week and next

Huntington North High School announces dates and times for the first day of practice for fall sports.

They are:

• Girls' golf - Friday, July 30, at 3:30 p.m., at Lafontaine Golf Club.

• Boys' soccer - Monday, Aug. 2, at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.

• Boys' tennis - Monday, Aug. 2, at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

• Boys' cross country - Monday, Aug. 2, at 8 a.m.

• Girls' cross country - Monday Aug. 2. Call Don Cotton at 356-4119 for more information.

• Volleyball - Monday, Aug. 2, at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., in the arena.

Markle sets budget meeting

The Markle Town Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. in Room 204 of the Markle Town Hall.

Council members will be asked to review the budget.


Hansen Fitness Equipment, presents an Xbox 360 gaming system to Alexandra Rigdon

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Dale Hansen (left), of Hansen Fitness Equipment, presents an Xbox 360 gaming system to Alexandra Rigdon. Rigdon's name was drawn from among Parkview Huntington Family YMCA members who completed a survey after trying out a line of fitness equipment Hansen is developing. The equipment, which incorporates gaming systems and computers, was installed at the local YMCA to get input from members. The equipment was removed so that changes can be made to reflect input from the members, and will later be re-installed to gauge reaction to the changes.

School Board meeting changed

The Huntington County Community Schools Board of Trustees has changed the date of its next meeting.

The meeting, which was to have been held on Monday, Aug. 9, will instead be held on Tuesday, Aug. 10, at 7 p.m. in the Administration Office.


Tea Party has gifts for troops

Members of the Huntington Tea Party are seeking the names and addresses of local men and women serving in the military overseas to receive care packages from the group.

The local Tea Party collected items for care packages during its Independence Day event July 4 at Hier's Park.

Anyone who knows of someone who would like to receive a package should e-mail the name and address to


Area students complete studies at IPFW

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) awarded 1,049 degrees and certificates to 957 students who completed their course of study during the 2010 spring semester.

Following are the Huntington County residents who completed their courses of studies:

Andrews - Valorie Clouse, Bachelor of Science in nursing, and Tera Dillon, Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs in public environmental affairs.

New Millenium Jazz Orchestra is next up in LAC summer concert series

The LaFontaine Arts Council's Summer Concert Series will feature the New Millenium Jazz Orchestra on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 6:30 p.m.

This year all the concerts will take place on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., at the Forks of the Wabash. In the event of rain, the concerts will move to Heritage Hall, at Hier's Park.

Chicks at the 4-H Fair FFA barn

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Nathan Alleman, 5, of Huntington, checks out a chick on Sunday, July 25, at the 4-H Fair's FFA barn, where visitors can pet and hold small farm animals.

Artists invited to enter LaFontaine Arts Council Art Show

The LaFontaine Arts Council is accepting entries for this year's Regional Art Exhibit, which will be held Aug. 13 through Sept. 1 at the Robert E. Wilson Gallery in Huntington University's Merillat Centre for the Arts.

The exhibit features the works of artists from Northern Indiana and surrounding counties.

Entries will be received on Aug. 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and should be delivered to the Merillat Centre for the Arts.


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