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Senior Citizens increasingly becoming targets for scammers; sheriff issues warning

Ed Robbins, of rural Huntington, shows a list on his cell phone of the multiple calls he’s recently received from scammers. A variety of scams that especially target the elderly have not only inundated his phone, but his wife and numerous other local Seniors have also gotten calls. Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

In today’s high-tech world, one can never be too wary – especially if one is a Senior Citizen.

Scam attempts seem to be on the uptick in Huntington County, and it’s not even official tax season yet. Some area residents – all of them over age 55 – say they have been inundated with calls, informing them their sensitive information has been compromised by scam artists who are actually trying to pry their personal information from them. And more and more, the crooks’ prime targets are the elderly.

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Burning the mortgage

Photo by Steve Clark.

Mandy Reber (left), executive director of the Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County, sets fire to the mortgage for the club’s current facility, located on East State Street, in Huntington, during a ceremony held in celebration of the mortgage being paid off on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the facility. The facility opened in 2015 following a $3.2 million capital campaign. Reber stated that the mortgage got paid off a year sooner than anticipated. Pictured with Reber is AmeriCorps member Adrian Delagrange, who is a staff member at the club.

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Andrews’ leaking water main has temporary fix, council told

A water main in Andrews that was leaking approximately 80,000 gallons of water a day has temporarily been fixed, learned the Andrews Town Council at its meeting on Monday, Feb. 11.

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Vikes get four spots in finals of Warsaw Swimming and Diving Sectional

Cole Davidson, a sophomore on the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team, competes in the 500-yard freestyle during the preliminaries of the Warsaw Sectional on Thursday, Feb. 14. Davidson qualified for the consolation finals with a 13th-place finish in 5:53.51.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ swim team had two individuals and a pair of relay teams qualify for the finals of the Warsaw Swimming and Diving Sectional in the competition’s preliminary round, held Thursday, Feb. 14.

Finishing in the top eight of an event qualified an individual or relay team for the sectional finals, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 16.