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Prime time to spot bald eagles in area

Rebecca (left), Emily (center) and Conrad Day participate in the last Eagle Watch of the year on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Salamonie Lake. These events are put on by Upper Wabash Interpretive Services every year in January and February.
Photo by Emily Wyatt.

The Upper Wabash Interpretive Services (UWIS) held their last Eagle Watch of the year on Feb. 27, starting at Salamonie Lake and traveling to several other locations. This is the 14th year UWIS has hosted these events. Locals of all ages gathered to see the birds in their natural habitat.

In this area, January and February are the best months to see many eagles at one time.

“They come to the reservoir area in the winter because we are always releasing water from the lakes, so there’s always fishing locations here,” Interpretive Naturalist Manager of UWIS Teresa Rody said.


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Building strong families in Huntington

Parents who are looking to start more open discussion with their children now have the option of reaching out to a locally-run Facebook community page titled “Let’s Talk: Building Relationships.”

The page, which is run by Huntington University student Morgan Fitzpatrick, is attempting to help community members build stronger families by “encouraging tough discussions between parents and their children.”


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Pflieger on why Hgtn. is still ‘orange’

Huntington County’s Interim Public Health Officer Dr. Matt Pflieger has created an informative video explaining why Huntington County is one of just three Indiana counties still “orange” on the state’s color-coded COVID-19 metrics map.

The video is available to view at the Huntington County Health Department’s Facebook page.

An “orange” status indicates a moderately high spread of the COVID-19 virus.

“You know why,” asks Pflieger in the video, “Because ‘Person A’ went to work sick.”


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HN takes on Homestead in sectional play


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Huntington North High School Vikings took on the Homestead High School Spartans on Tuesday, March 2, in the first round of sectional play. Featured is senior Sam Thompson attempting to keep control of the ball.


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Heritage Days to kick off in June

Huntington’s 57th Heritage Days is planned for Wednesday, June 16, through Sunday, June 20. The celebration will feature the theme from the event planned for 2020, The ’70s: 200 Years of Freedom.

Heritage Days 2020 were canceled due to COVID-19. All plans for 2021 are tentative and dependent on the health conditions in the community.

Duke Energy is the corporate sponsor for Heritage Days 2021.