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Local D-Day veteran says best memories are humorous ones

Paul Strevy, of Huntington, holds a framed collection of the medals he received as a result of his service in the United States Army during World War II. He was stationed in Great Britain, France, Belgium and Germany.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Not even out of his teens, Paul “Gene” Strevy found himself in the middle of World War II. But even in the midst of war, his best memories are of some of the more humorous moments he found himself in while serving three years in the U.S. Army.

Now 94, Strevy, a native of Andrews, remembers vividly his time – with a bit of perceived fondness – for the more humanistic duties he performed, once he got out of boot camp after he was drafted to serve. It was 1943 and he was 18 at the time.

Strevy says his main job in the army was a “sailjer.”


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Pomp and Plenty viewers to be transported back to ‘80s this year

Members of Viking Volume, the all-female show choir at Huntington North High School, practice choreography on Oct. 22 for the upcoming Pomp and Plenty performances set for Nov. 23 and 24. While Pomp and Plenty has traditionally been a Varsity Singers show, it will also feature Viking Volume this year. The title of the show is “Just Push Play: An ’80s Mixtape.”
Photo by Steve Clark.

Attendees of this year’s Pomp and Plenty will be transported back to the 1980s.

The Huntington North High School show choir groups Varsity Singers and Viking Volume will be putting on a show titled “Just Push Play: An ’80s Mixtape.”

True to its title, the show will boast a wide range of tunes from the decade, says Aaron Childress, Huntington North’s director of choirs.

“We’ve really tried to span and run the gamut with all the different styles and genres of music,” he says, listing rock and roll, pop and heavy metal as examples.


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Zay gets appointment to Senate Committee on Appropriations

State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) has been appointed by Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) to serve on the Senate Committee on Appropriations for the 2020 Indiana General Assembly.

The appropriations committee considers bills that have a financial impact on the state and is crucial when crafting a state budget.


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Foresters use 'D' to top Rochester

On a night when neither offense was very potent, the Huntington University women’s basketball team used defense to pull off a 56-45 win over visiting Rochester University on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The Foresters hits only 22 of 64 field goal attempts from the field for 34.4 percent, but limited Rochester to a 14 of 45 performance for 31.1 percent to account for their fourth win of the season in five outings.

Sarah Fryman led the way with 19 points, and Alexandria Bope and Sam Hammel each chipped in with eight. Hammel also added game-highs of 11 rebounds and four assists.


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Annual Veterans Day breakfast by sheriff's department

The Huntington County Sheriff's Department again held a free Veterans Day breakfast at VFW Post 2689 for all military veterans. Sidney Jeffers (left), from the sheriff's department and Joe Lemmon (center) from the Indiana State Police, serve United State Marine Corps veteran Ray Williams on Monday morning, Nov. 11.