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HNHS JROTC group qualifies for nationals

Huntington North High School Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps cadets volunteer their time to help the Huntington Parks Department decorate Sunken Gardens with Christmas lights after the city’s Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 7.
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The Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) program at Huntington North High School (HNHS) was one of 12 schools selected in the Midwest to compete in the Raider National competition in Georgia this February.

According to Sergeant First Class (SFC, Retired) Dana Lescoe, this is “extremely rare,” as the JROTC program is in its first year at HNHS.

Raider competitions are athletic competitions held for JROTC programs. Not all of the HNHS JROTC cadets compete in Raider competitions.

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Markle Market is open to public

Hillary Halsema, of The Bread Guy LLC (left), helps customer Deidre Gray pick out a loaf of bread at the Markle Market on Saturday, Jan. 9.
Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

The Bread Guy LLC has launched an indoor farmer’s market in Markle.

As farmers markets closed at the end of summer, Hillary Halsema, of The Bread Guy LLC, says she and her husband, Zach, decided to use their brick and mortar location in downtown Markle to bring their farmer’s market customers from Roanoke and Bluffton to one central location indoors.

Halsema said they took a look at their space and said, “Well, we have 10,000 square feet, why not?”

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HCCSC Board of Trustees elects officers

Four members of the Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) Board of Trustees were sworn in by Huntington’s Rep. Dan Leonard during the board’s organizational meeting on Monday night, Jan. 11.

The newly sworn in are Matt Melcher, District 1; Tim Allen, District 4; Kevin Yarger, District 6 and J. Ryan Wall, District 7. Melcher, Allen and Yarger were reappointed to their posts, while Wall takes the place of Reed Christiansen who left the board in December 2020.

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Viking wrestlers take on Chargers

Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Huntington North High School junior varsity and varsity wrestling teams hosted the Carroll High School Chargers on Wednesday, Jan. 13, falling to their guests. Featured is varsity wrestler Trent Cox wrestling against Carroll's Landin King.

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12 Days of X-mas in Drovertown

A tree, “Ol’ Henry”, at St. Peter’s First Community Church (SPFCC) in Huntington, has been adorned with lights and dozens of handmade snowflakes and hand painted candies, officially transforming Ol’ Henry into “Ol’ Henry the Christmas Tree.”
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A tree, “Ol’ Henry”, at St. Peter’s First Community Church (SPFCC) in Huntington, has been adorned with lights and dozens of handmade snowflakes and hand painted candies.

Ol’ Henry is officially “Ol’ Henry the Christmas Tree.”

All are invited to make use of the tree for Christmas festivities, says Pastor Zen Hess, including but not limited to singing, dancing, fellowshipping, gift-giving, praying and playing.

SPFCC is hosting specific events around the tree throughout the 12 Days of Christmas, spanning from Christmas Day, Dec. 25 to Jan. 5, 2021.