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California couple looking for Midwest farm and land instead winds up with lodge hall project

Theresa and Atom Cannizzaro are the new owners of Huntington’s former Masonic Temple, a 20,000-square-foot building that has become their home and may, eventually, house a business.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published May 22, 2017.

Theresa and Atom Cannizzaro were looking for a Midwest farmhouse surrounded by a couple hundred acres of land.

They bought a massive former lodge hall near downtown Huntington, complete with two parking lots.

“We just really fell in love with this,” says Theresa, who, like her husband, Atom, was born and raised in San Diego, CA.


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A bit late, but Warren athletes get letter jackets

Don Wood (left) arranged a surprise presentation of letter jackets to fellow members of the Class of 1967 (from left) Lew Morrison, Denny Stroud, Reed Shafer and George Kriegbaum. The five men attended Warren High School through their junior years, but missed out on receiving letter jackets when Huntington County schools were consolidated the following year.
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It’s 50 years after the fact, but five Warren High School athletes are now sporting their new letter jackets.

The five — Don Wood, Lew Morrison, Reed Shafer, Denny Stroud and George Kriegbaum — received their jackets during the Warren School Association’s annual banquet on May 13.

The presentation was orchestrated by Wood, who now lives in Saratoga Springs, NY, and came as a surprise to the other four men.


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Few action items on school board agenda, but members set stage for busy work session to come

Few action items were on the agenda of the Huntington County Community School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees at its regular meeting on Monday, May 22, but members set the stage for a busy public work session and subsequent board meeting to come.

The board voted 6-0 to award a contract to Wayne Asphalt to repave the front section of the high school parking lot, at a cost of $117,000. Board member Reed Christiansen was absent.


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Chesterman, Coolman and relay quartet make boys' state track meet

Elijah Chesterman (left) and Jared Coolman
Photos by Steve Clark.

Elijah Chesterman, Jared Coolman and the 3,200-meter relay team are moving on to the state finals for the Huntington North High School boys’ track team after their efforts at the Marion Regional, held at Indiana Wesleyan University, on Thursday, May 25.


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'Elvis' performs at Senior Expo


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Elvis Presley impersonator Gordy Clemens performs at the 13th annual Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday afternoon, May 18, at the Merillat Complex Fieldhouse at Huntington University.