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Huntington County Extension Homemakers celebrate state week Oct. 15-19

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Indiana Extension Homemakers Week is Oct. 15 to 19 and a display was used during September to highlight the local homemakers’ activities for Huntington County at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

This month members of the Huntington County Extension Homemakers will read books to the preschoolers at Head Start. The organization reads to the children four times a year. In preparation for the event, the extension homemakers made 72 book bags to give to the children at the first reading to keep their books in.

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Chili Cook-Off

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Vicki Sieberns (left) dishes a cup of chili for Patti Fleck, of Huntington, at the seventh annual Chili Cook-off fund-raiser sponsored by the Huntington County Council on Aging on Saturday morning, Oct. 13, at the future site of the council, 1450 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

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Huntington Common Council gets ball rolling on process of constructing new police station

The Huntington Common Council got the ball rolling on the process of constructing a new police station during its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

The board passed a resolution that accepted a petition from citizens calling for the city to finance the construction of the new station via the lease bond approach. This is a financing method for public improvements that is available to all municipalities in the state. In order to utilize this method, a municipality must first receive a petition that has been signed by 50 or more taxpayers within its boundaries.

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Vking harriers heading to semi-state

Huntington North senior Alexander Bishop runs with a small group during the Marion Boys' Cross Country Regional on Saturday, Oct. 13. Bishop was the sixth Viking runner on the day as HNHS qualified for the semi-state on Saturday, Oct. 20.
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Senior Brock Spahr placed third at the Marion Boy’s Cross Country Regional on Saturday, Oct. 13, to lead Huntington North to a place at next week’s New Haven Semi-state.

Spahr’s finish helped the Vikings to a third place team total of 96, with the top five teams moving on to the The Plex on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Wabash, placing four runners in the top 10, dominated the meet with 37 points. Bellmont was second with 69 points, Oak Hill was fourth with 101 and New Haven tallied 116.

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Painting on the street

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Heidi Malott, of Fort Wayne, does some plein air painting at A Renaissance in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 13, as part of the festival's plein air competition.