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Schoeff brings his past experience to serve in new national role as Grand Tiler of the Elks

Donald Schoeff Sr. takes the oath of office to become Grand Tiler for the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
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Kindness, compassion, commitment. Huntington resident Donald Schoeff Sr. embodies all three in his past work in law enforcement and public service as Huntington County’s assessor and auditor.

However, his lifelong commitment and implementation of the ideals of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks (BPOE) have impacted all in his sphere.

On July 8, Schoeff was installed as the Grand Tiler of the Grand Lodge. This national honor is a culmination of 56 years of dedication. Schoeff’s sponsor for the position was Jim Nichelson, past grand exalted ruler.


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Huntington artist creates a spray-painted mural for Lake Clare building

James Allen Mitten, artistic alias “ey3zlo,” puts the finishing touches on his interactive mural at Lake Clare park.
Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

A colorful mural is now on display at Lake Clare.

Huntington resident James Allen Mitten created a spray paint mural that Huntington Township Trustee Everett "E.J." Carroll says he hopes will give back to the people in the community.

The idea for the mural was born with Carroll, who reached out to Executive Director of LaFontaine Arts Council Katy Strass, who is also director of the Pathfinder Services Inc. Arts Center.

Strass says when Carroll contacted her he asked if she knew anyone who could do murals, and she immediately thought of Mitten.


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Town of Warren awarded nearly $1 million to build a new water tower

The Town of Warren has been awarded $700,000 to build a new water tower and to demolish its old tower.

The grant is part of a $15.3 million in federal grant funding to improve water infrastructure in 24 rural Hoosier communities announced by Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

Additionally, the town will rehabilitate an additional water tower, build a new well house and convert a submersible pump into a vertical turbine pump.


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Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Practicing at Kreigbaum Field after school on Wednesdaay, Aug. 8, are members of the Huntington North football team. The Huntington North Vikings will have their first Varsity football game on Saturday, Aug. 15, against Fort Wayne Northrop High


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4-H members receive results of breed rabbit show in the 2020 Huntington County 4-H Fair

Judge Bruce Ormsby (left) renders his opinion on the senior blue Dutch rabbit shown by 4-H’er Claire Shafer (right), as her brother, Hayden Shafer (third from left) and Rylee Bowman (second from left) observe during the 4-H breed rabbit show held Wednesday, July 29, at the Huntington County 4-H Fair. Claire’s rabbits took best of breed and best opposite sex awards in the division.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Here are the complete results of the 2020 Huntington County 4-H Fair rabbit breed show.

Best of show went to Corey Marden’s New Zealand white intermediate doe.

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Kayda Newman, best of breed; Kylynn Slusher, best opposite sex.
Blue ribbons: Kayda Newman, Kipton Newman and Kylynn Slusher (5 ribbons).