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Markle church hoping to help many cut medical debt for those in need

Aaron McClary, lead minister at Markle Church of Christ, holds a letter sent to more than 1,600 families, informing them of a Christmastime donation that forgave them of medical debts. The church was one of three area congregations that pooled their resources to purchase and redeem the debts.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Three local churches, including one in Markle, are hoping their 2019 “Christmas Offering” causes a ripple effect of redemption through the area and inspires other congregations to follow their lead to eliminate thousands of dollars of medical debt for those who can’t afford to pay the bills.


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Library open house


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library held an open house on Saturday, Jan. 11 to celebrate the completion of its renovation project. Playing a game in the "escape room" are (from left) Cordelia Richert, Rebekah Richert and Michelle Larson.

 


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Airport to pay city back unused loan money for fuel farm

A 2019 project at the Huntington Municipal Airport came in under budget, learned the Huntington Common Council at its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14.


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Viking wrestlers top 7th-ranked Busco

The Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team posted a 33-30 win over seventh-ranked Churubusco on Thursday, Jan. 16, at North Arena.

Wins for the Vikings came from Brady Lewis, at 113 pounds; Darryn Kuhl, 126; Micah Beal, 132; Michael Kline, 138; Julian Fletcher, 152; Cody McCune, 160; and Nate Eliot, 170.


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Lending a hand


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Weicht (left) helps London Haddock try on a pair of sneakers during the 20th annual Shop with A Cop on Tuesday night, Dec. 17, at the Huntington Walmart. Looking on is Madison Cole. The event pairs needy youth with area law enforcement officers for a night of Christmas shopping with money donated by area businesses and individuals.