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Buzzard, Fetters square off for third time in GOP mayor primary

Larry Buzzard (left) and Brooks Fetters.

For the third consecutive municipal primary election, Larry Buzzard and Brooks Fetters are pursuing the Republican Party’s nomination to run for mayor of Huntington in the fall.

Fetters triumphed in the two previous primaries, in 2011 and 2015, and won the subsequent municipal elections in November.

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Hill is 2019 HNHS valedictorian; Stanley earns salutatorian honor

Huntington North High School senior Evan Hill (center) has been named valedictorian of the HNHS Class of 2019. Hill, who was introduced as HNHS’ top scholar at a breakfast on Wednesday, April 17, is joined by his mother, Mary Beth Hill (left) and his father, Doug Hill.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Evan Hill will graduate from Huntington North High School as its 2019 valedictorian when commencement is held June 2.

He was announced as the school’s top graduate during the annual Valedictorian-Salutatorian-Teacher of the Year breakfast held Wednesday, April 17.

In addition, senior Crosley Stanley was named salutatorian, and family and consumer sciences teacher Jan Hildebrand received the 2019 HNHS Teacher of the Year honor.

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Humbarger leaves Markle Town Council

The regular meeting of the Markle Town Council turned out to also be the final meeting for the president of the council, Jeff Humbarger. Humbarger announced that he has purchased a home outside of Roanoke, and his family has moved out of the Markle area.

Humbarger said leaving the council has left him saddened, but grateful.

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Spahr leads Viking trackboys to close second at MC Relays

Distance runner Brock Spahr led the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity track team to second place at a competitive Muncie Central Relays on Monday, April 22.

Spahr, a senior, won the 1,600-meter run and claimed second place in the 3,200-meter run. Behind his contributions, the Vikings tallied 96 points in the meet’s Class A division – just a tally shy of champion Muncie Central’s 97-point effort.

Spahr won the 1,600 in 4:37.74, which was tops in both Class A and Class B action, earning him the Jim Lambert Award. The senior took second in the 3,200 in 9:54.02.

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Photo by Steve Clark.

A variety of children run out to grab Easter eggs at the start of the Andrews Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20, at the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department.