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United Way Campaign reflects upon 60 years of helping

Nicole Johnson sings a song to the tune of “Seasons of Love” Wednesday, Sept. 21, to encourage those in attendance at the United Way kickoff luncheon to give generously during the 2016 fund-raising campaign. About 125 people attended the event, held at Huntington Sheet Metal. Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The 2016 United Way Campaign got off to a good start Wednesday, Sept. 21, as campaign organizers rallied the crowd to reach a goal of $606,060 in donations over the next year and increase the number of donors to 2,660.

Already the United Way has raised $10,000, thanks to its Pacesetter partners, which held fund-raising events early on to bring momentum to the campaign. They were recognized with plaques, a standing ovation and cheers by those attending the lunchtime rally at Huntington Sheet Metal.

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Indiana’s bicentennial party runs through Huntington County Friday

Huntington will celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial with a look at the past and a chance for current residents to help define their state and hometown.

Festivities will take place on Friday, Sept. 30, the same day the bicentennial torch arrives in Huntington on its 92-county journey around Indiana.

A celebration at Hier’s Park and the Huntington County Fairgrounds will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a break at 10:45 a.m. for a formal program to welcome the torch to the park.

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County tax sale set for Oct. 10 in GAR Room

The Huntington County tax sale will be held on Oct. 10 in the GAR room on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse. The sale starts at 10 a.m.

Bidders must register prior to the sale, similar to a regular auction. Bidders can preregister and print a list of properties online at www.sri-taxsale.com/. View “Auction info by State,” choose “Indiana” and, under the county list, choose “Huntington County.” Click on the green “Tax Sale” box for a property list.

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Cobblestone too much for Lady Vike golfers at regional

Huntington North sophomore Amara Eckert hits on the first hole at the East Noble Girls' Golf Regional on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Cobblestone Golf Course. The Lady Vikes finished last at the meet as their season ended.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Cobblestone Golf Course proved way too much for the Huntington North High School girls' varsity golf team on Saturday, Sept. 24, as it finished last among 18 teams at the East Noble Golf Regional.

The Lady Vikings finished with a total of 408, 11 shots behind 17th place Southwood and 100 strokes off the winning score of 308 posted by Homestead.

Sophomore Laura Ham led the Lady Vikes with a 95 for the 18 holes of competition. Fellow sophomore Amara Eckert with a 99 was the only other North golfer to finish below triple digits.

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Tense scene

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Robert Borland (left), playing Lawyer Slippery, acts out a scene with Kaley Koedel, as Angel Innocent, during the Masque and
Gavel melodrama performed at the Forks of the Wabash PIoneer Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Hier's Park and the Huntington County Fairgrounds.