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Town popping up on property along CR300W near Huntington

Jerry Martin (left) and Stan Bippus show off the miniature western town they and a few of their friends made, which is displayed along Bippus’ property on CR 300W. The church is a replica of the Clear Creek Church, located at 750 N. Clear Creek Rd.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Originally published Oct. 17, 2016.

Out on Stan Bippus’ property along CR 300W, a small town is taking shape.

Located just north of the Crown Hill subdivision, the town, which as of yet has no name, has popped up along the front of the road, on both sides of the driveway that leads back to Bippus’ pole barn, a.k.a. The Man Cave.

Along the gravel drive, single family housing in the form of birdhouses line the way back to his pond, workshop and poultry coops.

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Keeping his head

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Caedyn Hartwig, 9, holds his own head in a jar during the costume contest at the 13th annual Great Pumpkin Hunt on Wednesday, Oct. 19, in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park. The Huntington Parks and Recreation Department held the free event, which also featured a coloring contest and an egg hunt.

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Getting in early

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Michael Yarger, of Huntington, makes his choices for elected office on the second day of early voting, Thursday, Oct. 13, outside the Huntington County Clerk’s Office. County officials say there were 142 votes on the first day of early voting, Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a total of 615 votes cast between Oct. 12 and Oct. 17.

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Lady Vike spikers bounce Homestead in first round of sectional

Josi Barscz (right), a junior on the Huntington North High School volleyball team, goes up for a kill while Homestead’s Haidyn Carrico (left) elevates to block it during a match in the opening round of the Muncie Central Sectional on Thursday, Oct. 20. The Lady Vikings won, 3-1, and move on to face Muncie Central in the sectional semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Photo by Steve Clark.

After a loss in the opening set, the Huntington North High School volleyball team bounced back with three straight wins to defeat Homestead in the first round of the Muncie Central Sectional on Thursday, Oct. 20.

The Lady Vikings, 24-10, move on to face the host Lady Bearcats, 22-10, in the sectional semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 22, following the day’s first match at 11 a.m. With a victory in that contest, Coach Trinda Goings’ would advance to the championship match at 7 p.m.

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Admiring the handiwork

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin

Cherie Shambaugh (left), and Linda Prus, both of Fort Wayne, stop to look at the ceramics for sale, created by Joseph Pelka and displayed in his booth at the Renaissance in Roanoke art fair held Saturday, Oct. 8, on Main Street in Roanoke. A plethora of art, from fine oil paintings to leather, ceramic, wood and fabric goods as well as farmers market fare was offered for sale on several downtown streets.