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SA’s Marak to take message into Opera House Saloon Sunday morn

Capt. Dennis Marak, of the Salvation Army’s Huntington branch, will deliver the sermon during the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival’s worship service on Sunday, Sept. 23. at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. The service begins at 9 a.m. in the “Opera House Saloon.”
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Capt. Dennis Marak will take his message right into the Opera House Saloon when he preaches at the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival on Sunday, Sept. 23. The old-fashioned, non-denominational worship service begins at 9 a.m. at the “saloon,” located on the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

“I’m honored to be part of it. Since the Salvation Army has been here since 1889, we have been an integral part of what the county has done and has accomplished, and we continue to do,” he says, “I just think it’s a real privilege.”

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Healthy Steps health fair set for Oct. 6 at Parkview Huntington

Healthy Steps, Parkview Huntington Hospital’s health and wellness fair, will return to the hospital lobby and lower level on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 7 to 11 a.m. The event will include many of its traditional offerings plus seasonal additions, such as flu shots, and new features, such as tours of the Sleep Disorders Center.

Admission to this event – which takes place in April and October each year – is free, and services are available to adults 18 and older. It is an opportunity for area residents to obtain multiple services and screenings all in one stop.

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True cost of operating landfill a grim reality

Workers at the City of Huntington landfill compact trash into a cell at the landfill. The landfill is in the process of closing permanently due to a combination of factors.
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The Huntington City Landfill, which opened in 1970, won’t be around to see its 50th birthday.

Beset by rising costs, ever-tightening environmental regulations and the consequences of missteps in the past, the landfill is now being permanently closed. Trash pickup and disposal in the City of Huntington will be outsourced to a private company.

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Sectional champs two years in a row

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ golf team won the Eastbrook Sectional on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Arbor Trace Golf Club, in Marion. The Lady Vikings posted a score of 345 to claim the sectional title, which is their second in a row. Pictured are (from left) senior Laura Ham, freshman Grace Dill, sophomore Macy McCloskey, senior Amara Eckert, senior Danielle Gonser and senior Crosley Stanley.

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Pioneer Festival freshens up a bit as it celebrates 43rd year

Blacksmith Mark Thomas (left), of Markle, shows Anna Scott, of Huntington, the finer points of hammering metal at his booth at the 2017 Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. The festival returns this year on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23.
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This year’s Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival will give visitors a lot of new activities to see, do and taste as Huntington County celebrates all things 19th century style.

The 43rd annual event, presented by the Phi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi and Friends of the Festival, will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 23, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.