Community performance

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School Marching Band conducts its competition show during a free performance for the community on Friday, Nov. 1, in the school’s fieldhouse. The show served as a sendoff for the band, which competed in the Pike Semistate the following day.

Roanoke Elementary names PA students

Roanoke Elementary has announced the following students who have achieved perfect attendance for the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year.

Abigail Adams, Gavin Barry, Rhett Buzzard, Kynslee Corson, Noah Crago, Garrett Feltner, Joshua Herber, Kenley Holzinger, Tatum Ho-lzinger, Hannah Johnson, Theodore Johnson, Lucy Juergens, Dylan Kendall, Landree Lemon, Brielle Parrett, Lillian Parrish, Jed Pefley, Cooper Rich, Calin Steele, Christopher Sturgill, Russell Till, Dahlia Van Ness and Everett Verba.

SWCD to hold meet Nov. 19 at district

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. at the district office located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

The meeting is open to the public.

Huntington County Community School Board to meet Monday night

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees will meet Monday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. at Salamonie Elementary School, 1063E-900S, Warren.

Those unable to attend the meeting may also view it in live stream at or by using links on the HCCSC website,

The video of the meeting is also available to be viewed after the meeting has concluded, as soon as it is posted on the Livestream site.

Gordmans to donate to Pets for Patriots

All Gordmans stores will donate 5 percent of their Nov. 11 Veterans Day sales, up to $50,000, to Pets for Patriots.

Pets for Patriots gives the gifts of fidelity, joy and love to veterans and service members through companion animal adoption. The national nonprofit helps veterans at all stages of their careers adopt the most overlooked dogs and cats, offering them a second chance at life through adoption.

Local SWCD to host steering committee meet for watershed

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting steering committee meetings for the Lower Salamonie River Watershed and Upper Wabash River Watershed projects on Thursday, Nov. 21.

The Lower Salamonie River Watershed 319 steering committee meeting will begin at 9 a.m. The Upper Wabash River Watershed Management Plan meeting will follow the Lower Salamonie 319 meeting at 10 a.m. Both meetings will be held at the Huntington County SWCD Office, 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

Arts council honors four from Riverview for art

The LaFontaine Arts Council October Artists of the Month are four Riverview Middle School students, (front row from left) Aidan Beaver, choir; Andrew Crider, band; Kiersten Arivett, TV; and Gabriella Martinez, visual art. Celebrating the occasion are Riverview teachers (back row from left) Danielle Webb, James Court, Chris Husband and Brenda Betley.
Photo provided.

Riverview Middle School students, Kiersten Arivett, Aidan Beaver, Andrew Crider and Gabriella Martinez were named artists of the month for October by the LaFontaine Arts Council. Each student was presented with a framed certificate of achievement.

Arivett, an eighth-grader and daughter of Ryan Lewis and Mary Ellen Lewis of Huntington, was recognized by Chris Husband, Riverview TV teacher.

HU women rout Holy Cross

The Huntington University women’s basketball team routed host Holy Cross, 81-36, on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Led by senior Sarah Fryman, who scored a game-high 20 points, the Foresters jumped out to an early lead on the Saints and never looked back. Coach Lori Culler’s squad tallied 20 points in the first quarter while holding the hosts to eight, then poured in 25 points in the second while limiting Holy Cross to 10 for a 45-18 halftime advantage. Huntington expanded its lead to 65-27 by the end of three quarters, then outscored the Saints 16-9 in the final frame.

HU cagers edge IU East, 73-71

The Huntington University men’s basketball team edged host Indiana University East, 73-71, on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Strick tops Buzzard, Hiles in race for Huntington mayor

A beaming Richard Strick acknowledges supporters at his campaign headquarters in downtown Huntington in the wake of winning Huntington’s mayoral race on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Strick, an independent, defeated Republican Larry Buzzard and independent Johnnie Hiles in the municipal election, capturing 49.73 percent of the vote.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Independent candidate Richard Strick will be Huntington’s next mayor after defeating Republican Larry Buzzard and independent Johnnie Hiles in the municipal election on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Strick, the 3rd District representative on the Huntington Common Council, won 49.73 percent of the vote, or 2,060 votes. Buzzard, the president of the Huntington County Commissioners, was the race’s runner-up, earning 38.07 percent of the vote, or 1,577 votes. Hiles, who was also an independent mayoral candidate in 2015, placed third with 505 votes, or 12.19 percent.


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