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New recreation room at county jail to have many uses, sheriff notes

Dylan Hamilton (right), a trusty at the Huntington County Jail, cuts a sound panel that will be hung up in the jail’s revamped recreational room on Thursday, Feb. 28. Assisting Hamilton is Mike DeLong, of Lehman Floor Covering. Once sound panels are done being installed in the room, which had echo issues, it will be ready to host programming that Huntington County Sheriff Chris Newton believes will have a positive impact on inmates’ lives.
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The highlight of the recreational room at the Huntington County Jail used to be a basketball hoop.

Inmates utilized the hoop regularly, says Huntington County Sheriff Chris Newton, playing games that often got rowdy.

“It’s barnyard basketball in the jail, every game,” he says.

It was a brand of basketball that frequently led to battered wrists and ankles.

“There were so many injuries that were happening as a result of it,” says Newton. “Of course, when they get injured, we have to take an officer, put them at the hospital.

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United Way says thanks to its ‘Everyday Heroes’ for campaign

Former Lincoln Elementary School teacher Sally Morrison was honored with the 2018 Ray Vanderspool Volunteer of the Year Award at the United Way thank you luncheon on Wednesday, March 13.
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An enthusiastic United Way staff, funded partners and campaign chair team thanked the “Everyday Heroes” in the community that made it possible for them to not only reach, but exceed the agency’s 2018 campaign goal of $580,000 with a luncheon held Wednesday, March 13, at Huntington First Church of the Nazarene.

Darlene Stanley, of “Team Stanley,” the 2018 campaign chair team that spearheaded the fund-raising effort on behalf of United Way, said more than 100 businesses held company employee campaigns during the 2018 campaign.

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Roanoke TC hears arguments about part-time police officer keeping job

The Roanoke Town Council listened to arguments for and against the termination of a part-time officer with the Roanoke Police Department, Brian Potts, at a special meeting on Tuesday, March 12.

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HU baseball coach Frame earns NEIBA Hall of Fame induction

Mike Frame
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The Northeast Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame (NEIBA) Board of Directors announced that Huntington University Head Baseball Coach Mike Frame is among the list of honorees to be inducted this spring.

Since 1961, the NEIBA has honored local baseball players, personnel and ambassadors through a hall of fame and honors program.

Frame, a 35-year veteran at Huntington, enters the 2019 season as the 12th most winning coach among all active NAIA baseball coaches.

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Friendly chat

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Deb Powell (left) and Rylan Powell (middle) chat with Megan Horsley, director of special education for the Huntington County Community School Corp., at the HCCSC booth during the Huntington County Business EXPO/ArtsExpress on Saturday, March 16, at the Huntington University Fieldhouse.