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Pandemic fitness is possible

Personal trainer Janel Gill (left) oversees an incline dumbbell press workout with trainee Dana Meyer at the Parkview Huntington  Family YMCA on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

January is often thought of as a time of resolutions and new beginnings. Traditionally, people will flock to gyms at the start of a new year in an effort to get a “new body” or keep a fitness goal they’ve set for themselves.

So, how does one go about doing that during a pandemic?


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Genealogical Society mtg. Feb. 3

On Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Huntington County Genealogical Society will have a combined live and virtual meeting.

The topic will be “Online Maps: Some Major Sites and How to Use Them” presented by Sarah A. V. Kirby.

Kirby is the Genealogy and Local History Archives Librarian at Huntington City-Township Public Library’s Keefer Center. She has been a genealogist since 1994 and a research librarian since 2001.


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DCD says Markle hotel OK

The Markle Town Council made several appointments for several board seats and offices, heard updates regarding the town garbage contract and Department of Community Development (DCD) compliance at a local property and also discussed CARES Act money allocations at its Wednesday, Jan. 20, meeting.

The council also opted to reopen Town Hall to the public once renovations have been completed.  The renovations are expected to be completed before the beginning of February.


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HN varsity boys top Columbia City Eagles

Huntington North High School varsity basketball player Zach Hubartt leaps to make a two-point basket during a home competition against the Columbia City Eagles.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The Huntington North High School varsity boys’ basketball team took on the Columbia City Eagles at home Thursday, Jan. 21, securing a 58-51 win against the Eagles.

Columbia City took an early lead, standing 13-6 with 4:46 left in the first quarter. By the end of the quarter, both teams would advance to double-digit scores, but Columbia City would still lead 14-22.

Halfway through the second quarter, Columbia City would still lead Huntington by seven, with the overall score standing at 20-27.


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12 Days of X-mas in Drovertown

A tree, “Ol’ Henry”, at St. Peter’s First Community Church (SPFCC) in Huntington, has been adorned with lights and dozens of handmade snowflakes and hand painted candies, officially transforming Ol’ Henry into “Ol’ Henry the Christmas Tree.”
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A tree, “Ol’ Henry”, at St. Peter’s First Community Church (SPFCC) in Huntington, has been adorned with lights and dozens of handmade snowflakes and hand painted candies.

Ol’ Henry is officially “Ol’ Henry the Christmas Tree.”

All are invited to make use of the tree for Christmas festivities, says Pastor Zen Hess, including but not limited to singing, dancing, fellowshipping, gift-giving, praying and playing.

SPFCC is hosting specific events around the tree throughout the 12 Days of Christmas, spanning from Christmas Day, Dec. 25 to Jan. 5, 2021.