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Old-fashioned milk shakes still a big hit at county’s 4-H fair

Taking advantage of the calm before the storm on Thursday, July 20, Kathy Blinn readies a milk shake machine to churn out hundreds of cold and creamy treats for visitors to the Huntington County 4-H Fair.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published July 24, 2017.

Mix 1,500 gallons of ice cream with a few hundred gallons of milk, toss in some chocolate syrup, and what do you get?

New pens for the goat barn.

That’s after you serve hundreds and hundreds of milk shakes.

Shakes that have developed such a following that the line to order one sometimes snakes clear across the Huntington County Fairgrounds.


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Zanesville gears up for Summer Festival Saturday

Brooklyn Holley, of Fort Wayne, competes in a hula hoop contest held during last summer’s festival car show in Zanesville. The car show will return to Zanesville as part of the Zanesville Lions Club Summer Festival on Saturday, July 29.
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A car show, craft show and a full day of baseball are only a few of the activities in store at the Zanesville Lions Club Summer Festival on Saturday, July 29, in Zanesville.

The festival’s car show will be held at the Zanesville United Methodist Church with music by  DJ Rich McCoy.

Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Dash plaques are given to the first 50 entries. Early registration fee is discounted. Awards will be presented at 2 p.m.

Entries for the car show can be mailed to PO Box 361, Zanesville, IN 46799. An entry fee is charged.


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Rearrangement of administrators complete at HCCSC

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.
Seth Parker

The rearrangement of administrators at the Huntington County Community School Corporation is complete, with the introduction at the board of school trustees’ July 24 meeting of Seth Parker as the new principal at Roanoke Elementary School.


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Roanoke Lions donate to Lady Vikes


Photo by Steve Clark.

Jeremy Steele (back row, fifth from left), head coach of the Huntington North High School girls’ soccer team, accepts a check for $1,000 from Sara Perkins, co-chair of the inaugural Lion/Vikings Soccer Clinic, on Friday, July 21, at Roanoke Park. The four-day youth clinic was organized by the Roanoke Lions Club (RLC) and Steele’s squad, with all proceeds going to the Lady Vikings.


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Holding steady


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kaitlyn Stephan holds her animal in position during championship judging for the Maine steer class of the 2017 Huntington County 4-H Fair Beef Show on Tuesday, July 25, at the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Ring.