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City officially recognizes Myaamia

Members of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma were present with Mayor Richard Strick for a proclamation signing on Tuesday, Nov. 24, recognizing the Myaamia people and honoring their contributions. (Top photo, toprow, from left) are Kirk Strass and Haley Shey. (Bottom row, from left) are Diane Hunter, Kara Strass, Mayor Richard Strick, Sue Strass, Robert Miller, Rachel Cirullo and Katrina Mitten.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Huntington Mayor Richard Strick met with members of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, signing a proclamation recognizing the Myaamia people and honoring their contributions.

In addition to Strass, attendees included Doug Peconge, community programming manager for the Cultural Resources Extension Office, and Diane Hunter, an officer with the Tribal Historic Preservation Office.


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Roanoke Memorial Chapel to host open house

Roanoke Memorial Chapel, known as “Roanoke’s Own Funeral Home,” will be hosting an open house event on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The funeral home is located at 240 Crestwood Drive, Roanoke.

Roanoke Memorial Chapel is owned and operated by Cindy Rice. For additional information, call 672-2507.


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School re-entry plan is amended

 The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees met on Monday, Nov. 23, hearing a special presentation from Andrews Elementary School, as well as discussing virtual learning options, re-entry plans for COVID-19 and core values.

A recommendation to amend the corporation’s re-entry plan was made by Superintendent Chad Daugherty. The changes would allow for staff members to have a little flexibility within their schools in terms of contact tracing, should the following guidelines be met:

• Students are seated in rows.


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HN swim teams win big

Huntington North High School swimmer Jeff Gross competes against Fort Wayne Canterbury on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Huntington North High School boys’ and girls’ swim teams hosted Fort Wayne Canterbury on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at the Huntington Parkview Family YMCA. This was the second meet for the girls’ team and the first meet for the boys’ team. Both teams came away victorious.

The following are the top three finishers for the girls’ races:

• Mya MacAleese placed first in the 200 IM and 100 Free races.

• Kayla Reich placed first in the 50 Free and 500 Free races.

• Delaney Houser placed first in the 100 Breaststroke and second in the 200 IM races.


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Mother-daughter duo at drive-through meet-and-greet


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Mother-daughter duo Jennifer and Alli Jennings (top photo) dress up as Princess Jennifer and Princess Alli to greet the children of Huntington during a drive-through meet-and-greet at the Huntington County Courthouse on Saturday, Nov. 28. The meet-and-greet also featured characters like Buddy the Elf, Santa, The Grinch and Snoopy.