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At first look, ILEARN scores not making many in state happy


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The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) released the Spring 2019 Indiana Learning Evaluation and Readiness Network (ILEARN) results last week, much to the chagrin of teachers and many Hoosier school districts, including the Huntington County Community School Corporation.


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Pioneer Festival spotlight to shine bright on nine local authors

As this year’s Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival celebrates Hoosier authors, the spotlight will shine on nine local residents who have proved themselves to be pioneering spirits in the field of independent publishing.


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School board approves playground eqpt., coach

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.
Mark Flueckinger

It was a brief Huntington County Community School Corporation board meeting Monday, Sept. 9, but among action items trustees approved new playground equipment and welcomed a new baseball coach.

The playground equipment will be installed at Salamonie Elementary School. The board unanimously approved the purchase from Snider Rec-
reation, of North Royalton, OH, in the amount of $49,713. Board member Matt Melcher was absent.


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Erlandson penalty kick lifts Foresters to win

Huntington University midfielder Eric Ocock races downfield with the ball as Lawrence Tech's Mario Colella tries to slow him down in action Saturday afternoon at King Stadium. The Foresters won in overtime, 2-1.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Junior Jake Erlandson knocked in a penalty kick in overtime to lift the Huntington University men’s soccer team past visiting Lawrence Tech, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 14, at King Stadium.

The goal, Erlandson’s second straight game-winning penalty kick, came just over seven minutes into the extra period.

The Blue Devils’ Cesar Nunez used a penalty kick of his own to crack the scoreboard in the 57th minute, but HU freshman Caleb Sexton blistered a shot into the top right corner five minutes later to create a 1-1 stalemate.


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Pizza eating


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Several of the competitiors in the age 13 and older group of the Roanoke Fall Festival Pizza Eating Contest start to work on their pizzas. Thye are (from left) Jamon Hammel, Tyler Palmer, Garrett Tanner, Kyle Seidel and Spencer Blackburn. Tanner was the eventual winner.