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Thrilled to just be nominated for big honor, HNHS choir director flabbergasted to be winner

Aaron Childress, director of choirs at Huntington North High School, holds the Vocal Vanguard Award, which he won at the Aspire Awards on May 4, at Genesee Theatre, in Waukegan, IL. The Aspire Awards recognize the show choir industry’s best and brightest members. The Vocal Vanguard Award is given to the nation’s top director.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Aaron Childress, director of choirs at Huntington North High School, was in the running for the Vocal Vanguard Award at the 2019 Aspire Awards.

The Aspire Awards recognize the show choir industry’s best and brightest members. The award Childress was up for is given to the nation’s top director.

“All the winners in the past are these people that I’ve looked up to forever,” says Childress. “I’ve been doing this for 14 years; some of them have been doing it for 30 years and they kind of were the pioneers of the profession.


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Running in foam


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With foam made by a foam machine blowing toward them, kids take off from the starting line of the youth mud run at the PoWAR Fitness Festival on Saturday, May 25, at Salamonie School, in Warren.


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County treasurer says unpaid property taxes assessed penalty

A penalty has been added to Huntington County property taxes not paid by the May 10 due date.

A penalty of 5 percent will be charged if the spring installment is paid on or before 30 days after the due date and if the taxpayer is not behind on previous property tax payments for the same parcel. If taxes are due for more than this year’s spring installment, the penalty will be 10 percent of the unpaid tax.


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Vikes fall at sectional


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Zach Daugherty, a senior on the Huntington North High School baseball team, attempts to tag a South Side baserunner out during a pick-off attempt in the Vikings’ game against the Archers on Friday, May 24, in the semifinals of the Huntington North Sectional at Forest Glen Park. The Vikings lost, 6-4, bringing their season to an end.


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Free, fun and informative, Senior Expo gets set for 15th incarnation

Pharmacist Robin Baker literally makes a point with J.R. Cramer, of Huntington, at the Walgreen’s booth at last year’s Huntington County Senior Expo at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education Recreation Center. This year’s event takes place Thursday, May 23, again at Huntington University.
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The operative words are “free, “fun” and “informative” when the Huntington County Council on Aging presents its 15th annual Huntington County Senior Expo on Thursday, May 23, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education Center.
Featuring free admission, the expo includes free breakfast, free lunch and free snacks, encouraging visitors to stick around for a while to experience some fun and get some information.