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Former YMCA swimmers again take to pool to honor Hummer

A teenage Steve Ware (third from left) stands alongside four other Huntington YMCA swimmers who earned college scholarships under coach Glen Hummer. Pictured are (from left) Alan Dilley, who would attend Michigan State University; Gary Kinkead, University of Michigan; Ware, Indiana University; Van Rockefeller, Michigan State University; and Steve Folk, Western Michigan University.
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Originally published April 26, 2018.

Steve Ware competed for the Huntington YMCA during the heyday of its swimming program in the 1960s.

Under the tutelage of coach Glen Hummer, Ware and his peers won national championships, both as a team and individually.

In May, over 50 years later, Ware will be swimming for the Huntington YMCA once more. But what prompted him, at 70, to do so?


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47th annual Forester Night hails top HU students, professor of year

Dr. Dwight Brautigam (center) receives his fourth Professor of the Year Award during the  47th annual Huntington University Forester Night on May 8. Brautigam is flanked by Dr. Jeffrey Webb (left) and Dr. Tim Smith. The event celebrated the accomplishments of students from across campus and provided recognition for the Foresters of the Year, the 2018 Outstanding Scholar Award and the Impact Initiative Scholarship.
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The 47th annual Huntington University Forester Night celebrated the accomplishments of students from across campus, as well as the recognition of the Foresters of the Year, the 2018 Outstanding Scholar Award, the Impact Initiative Scholarship and the Professor of the Year. The event was held May 8.


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Markle council looking at new PD headquarters

The Markle Town Council is close to purchasing property for new police department headquarters. During its regular meeting Wednesday, May 16, councilmen unanimously passed Resolution 2018-2, which allows for two appraisals to be made of the office building at 139 E. Morse St.


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Sectional champs


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The Huntington North High School girls' tennis team won the Norwell Girls' Tennis Sectional on Saturday, May 19. The Lady Vikings defeated host Norwell, 3-2. Team members are (front row from left) Katie Paolillo, Macy Wohlford, Braxtyn Maroney and Emily Bokel; and (back row from left) Head Coach Blake Childs, Leann Ringenberg, Jessica Henline, Jule Nogaj, Kassidy Thompson, Tarah Zumbrun and Assistant Coach Kourtney Yoder.


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Food, entertainment, information on tap at 14th annual Senior Expo

Several members of the Alley Kats dance troupe, from Fort Wayne, perform a Mexican-themed tap number at last year’s Huntington County Senior Expo, at the Merillat Complex at Huntington University. The troupe will again be part of the entertainment for this year’s Expo, set for Thursday, May 24.
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At the Huntington County Council on Aging’s annual Senior Expo visitors will sit for the entertainment, sign up for door prizes and take home information from the more than 80 vendors in attendance. But it’s the food they line up for.