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Local man makes world his classroom with videos

Joey Tackett, of Huntington – also known as “Indiana Joe” – records an introduction to his video blog on Thursday, Aug. 11. Tackett has recorded a journal of his daily life for the past two years and posted the videos on YouTube.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published Aug. 22, 2016.

Joey Tackett can often be seen around town, taking a walk or hanging out at Walmart. He’s known by the Canon video camera he carries, focused mainly on himself, as he tells his story, his way.

Tackett, a Huntington native, has logged more than 470 individual videos so far, just on his “INDIANAJOEVLOGS” You-Tube channel.

That’s not counting another, more music-themed channel he also posts videos to called “JOEDCTALK.”

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Riverview Middle School gets state accolade for ‘promising practice’

Riverview Middle School has added another feather to its cap full of accolades, after the Indiana Department of Education included the school in its list of “Twenty New Promising Practices” schools around the state.

The nominated schools’ practices were reviewed with input from experts who work directly with the school or district, according to a press release issued by Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz. The Promising Practices are shared with educators across the state as an example of a best practice that has had a positive influence on Hoosier students.

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Classified employees, administrators at HCCSC to get pay increase soon

Classified employees and administrators in the Huntington County Community School Corporation  will soon see an increase in their pay.

The Board of School Trustees approved compensation increases at its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 22.

Assistant Superintendent for Business and Classified Staff Jon Bennett explained that the cost of raises for classified staff will amount to an estimated additional $200,000 per year.

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HU women battle Rochester to 0-0 tie

The Huntington University women’s soccer team opened up its season with a scoreless, double-overtime tie versus host Rochester College on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

Forester goalkeeper Paige Coolman was solid in her first start between the pipes since 2014. The junior, a former Huntington North High School standout, stopped all six shots that came her way.

Unfortunately for Huntington, 0-0-1, Rochester got good play from its goalie, too. Barbara Bronco-Lazarini recorded eight saves for the Warriors, the last of which came in the second overtime period to preserve the tie.

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Parade marshal does his thing

State Sen. Travis Holdman, the honorary marshal of the Zanesville Homespun Day Parade, rides down the parade route on Saturday morning, Aug. 20.