Government & School Board

Unofficial results of Huntington County primary elections

Here are the unofficial results from the Huntington County primary elections on May 4, with all 36 precincts reporting:

SCHOOL BOARD
(Nonpartisan; included with both Democrat and Republican ballots)

SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 2
All Precincts Reporting
Kevin E. Patrick........866
Jon A. Moore........576

SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT 5
All Precincts Reporting
Thomas R. King........575

DEMOCRAT BALLOT

Huntington TEA party announces results from final straw poll

The Huntington TEA Party has announced the results of its straw poll from the local candidate debate on Friday, April 30, at The Awakening Church in Huntington.

The results are as follows:

School board has three seats open, but only one race

Voters in the second district of the Huntington County Community School Corporation's board of trustees have the choice of returning the board's president for a second term or selecting a newcomer to serve on the board.

Kevin Patrick, who has served as the board's president for three years, is up against newcomer Jon A. Moore on the ballot.

Incumbent Kevin Patrick seeks second district school board seat.

Kevn Patrick.
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Voters in the second district of the Huntington County Community School Corporation's board of trustees have the choice of returning the board's president for a second term or selecting a newcomer to serve on the board.

Kevin Patrick, who has served as the board's president for three years, is up against newcomer Jon A. Moore on the ballot.

Jon Moore seeks second district school board seat.

Jon Moore.
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Voters in the second district of the Huntington County Community School Corporation's board of trustees have the choice of returning the board's president for a second term or selecting a newcomer to serve on the board.

Kevin Patrick, who has served as the board's president for three years, is up against newcomer Jon A. Moore on the ballot.

Incumbent trustee Sheila Hines faces a challenger in Jackson Township

Sheila Hines.
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Two candidates are competing for the Jackson Township trustee seat.

Sheila Hines, the incumbent, and Terri Edmiston are both running on the Republican ticket for the party's nomination to the four-year position.

Township trustees must arrange for fire and ambulance service for unincorporated locations; oversee weed control, cemeteries and burials for those who do not have enough funds; keep and maintain a township budget; assess property in his or her township; and provide assistance to the poor if needed.

Larry Brewster seeks Warren Township post

Larry Brewster.
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Larry Brewster and ­Kathy Morton are both seeking the Republican nomination to succeed Robert Morton as Warren Township trustee.

Township trustees must arrange for fire and ambulance service for unincorporated locations; oversee weed control, cemeteries and burials for those who do not have enough funds; keep and maintain a township budget; assess property in his or her township; and provide assistance to the poor if needed.

Kathy Morton seeks Warren Township post

Kathy Morton.
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­Kathy Morton and Larry Brewster are both seeking the Republican nomination to succeed Robert Morton as Warren Township trustee.

Township trustees must arrange for fire and ambulance service for unincorporated locations; oversee weed control, cemeteries and burials for those who do not have enough funds; keep and maintain a township budget; assess property in his or her township; and provide assistance to the poor if needed.

School board caps New Tech at $200,000 for first two years on 4-3 vote

Following yet another tight New Tech vote of 4-3, the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees has decided Monday, April 26, to cap the first two years of spending on the project at $200,000, including up to $118,000 from the Capital Projects Fund (CPF).

Public hearing May 11 on proposed $15 a month services fee in Huntington

A public hearing will be held on May 11, during the regular meeting of the Huntington Common Council, on an ordinance proposing the imposition of a $15 services fee on Huntington residents.

The ordinance establishing the fee was introduced to the council during its meeting on Tuesday morning, April 27. No vote was taken.

The council's May 11 meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the council chambers, located on the third floor of the City Building.

Sheriff’s race draws two veterans — one city, and one county

Tom Carney.
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The Republican ticket for sheriff in the May 4 primary features a battle of the brown and the blue.

Candidates are Tom Carney, a 21-year veteran of the Huntington County Sheriff's Department, and Terry Stoffel, a long-time officer and former chief of the Huntington Police Department.

The sheriff serves both the county and the state, according to the Association of Indiana Counties.

Sheriff’s race draws two veterans — one city, and one county

Terry Stoffel.
Photo provided.

The Republican ticket for sheriff in the May 4 primary features a battle of the brown and the blue.

Candidates are Tom Carney, a 21-year veteran of the Huntington County Sheriff's Department, and Terry Stoffel, a long-time officer and former chief of the Huntington Police Department.

The sheriff serves both the county and the state, according to the Association of Indiana Counties.

Incumbent Terri Boone seeks GOP nomination as assessor

Terri Boone.
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Three candidates are competing for the Republican nomination for the position of Huntington County Assessor.

Incumbent Terri Boone is going up against Joan Stoffel and Donald Schoeff for the position.

The assessor is responsible for determining the assessed value of all properties in the county and to confirm those values with the county auditor. The assessor also handles taxpayer property assessment appeals. The assessor only establishes the value of the property and has nothing to do with the tax rate.

Terri Boone

Veteran officeholder Donald Schoeff seeks GOP nomination as assessor

Donald Schoeff.
Photo provided.

Three candidates are competing for the Republican nomination for the position of Huntington County Assessor.

Joan Stoffel and Donald Schoeff are going up against incumbent Terri Boone for the position.

The assessor is responsible for determining the assessed value of all properties in the county and to confirm those values with the county auditor. The assessor also handles taxpayer property assessment appeals. The assessor only establishes the value of the property and has nothing to do with the tax rate.

One of those candidates is Donald Schoeff.

Veteran officeholder Joan Stoffel seeks GOP nomination as assessor

Joan Stoffel.
Photo provided.

Three candidates are competing for the Republican nomination for the position of Huntington County Assessor.

Joan Stoffel and Donald Schoeff are going up against incumbent Terri Boone for the position.

The assessor is responsible for determining the assessed value of all properties in the county and to confirm those values with the county auditor. The assessor also handles taxpayer property assessment appeals. The assessor only establishes the value of the property and has nothing to do with the tax rate.

One of those candidates is Joan Stoffel.

Five-term surveyor Jay Poe seeks Republican nomination

Jay Poe.
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Two candidates will battle for the Republican nomination for Huntington County surveyor during the May 4 primary.

Jay D. Poe, currently serving his fifth term as surveyor, is up against Marlin Doctor.

Surveyor duties include preparing, maintaining and keeping in the office a legal survey book showing maps of sections, grants, subdivisions or groups of such areas in sufficient detail. Also, the surveyor maintains a corner stone record book. The information is the basis for determining the location of parcels with the county.

Jay D. Poe

Newcomer Marlin Doctor mounts a challenge to five-term surveyor

Marlin Doctor
Photo provided.

Two candidates will battle for the Republican nomination for Huntington County surveyor during the May 4 primary.

Marlin Doctor faces Jay D. Poe, who is currently serving his fifth term as surveyor.

Surveyor duties include preparing, maintaining and keeping in the office a legal survey book showing maps of sections, grants, subdivisions or groups of such areas in sufficient detail. Also, the surveyor maintains a corner stone record book. The information is the basis for determining the location of parcels with the county.

Marlin Doctor

Voters will see a three-way race on Republican ticket for recorder

Debra Robbins Hersey
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A political newcomer, the chief deputy in the Huntington County recorder's office and a former sheriff who has been absent from the political scene since 1985 are all eying the office of Huntington County recorder.

The post is currently held by Angie Garner, who has served the maximum number of terms allowed by law.

Debra Robbins Hersey, Cheryl A. Schenkel and Ray Williams are all running on the Republican ticket in the primary for that party's nomination to the office.

County-level candidates to be featured at TEA Party debate

County-level candidates on the May 4 primary ballot will be featured during a Huntington TEA Party event on Friday, April 30.

Organizers are calling the evening a "debate/candidate introduction."

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to allow those attending to meet the candidates and submit questions for the debate.
The event will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Awakening Church, 251 Hauenstein Rd.

Voters will see a three-way race on Republican ticket for recorder

Cheryl Schenkel.
Photo provided.

A political newcomer, the chief deputy in the Huntington County recorder's office and a former sheriff who has been absent from the political scene since 1985 are all eying the office of Huntington County recorder.

The post is currently held by Angie Garner, who has served the maximum number of terms allowed by law.

Debra Robbins Hersey, Cheryl A. Schenkel and Ray Williams are all running on the Republican ticket in the primary for that party's nomination to the office.

Roanoke renews ambulance service agreement with Parkview

The Roanoke Town Council renewed the town's contract with Parkview Health for ambulance service in Roanoke for the next year during its April 20 meeting.

In addition, the council said it plans to place renovations to the EMS quarters up for bid in the coming weeks.

In light of the town's new Ford Explorer police cruiser, the council voted unanimously to sell the town's old police vehicle to the Huntington County Emergency Management Agency for $1. Council Vice President Troy Karshner said that the EMA was in need of another vehicle.

Council to be asked again about city services fee by Mayor Updike

The Huntington Common Council will be asked to revisit Mayor Steve Updike's request for a city services fee during its April 27 meeting.

The council will meet at 6:45 a.m. in the council chambers, on the third floor of the City Building. Mayor Steve Updike says the only action likely to be taken at that time is to set a public hearing on the proposal.

The ordinance would establish a $15 a month fee for the collection and disposal of solid waste.

INDOT announces SR-114 temporary closing

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District recently announced that Ind.-114, between County Road 500E and County Road 650E is scheduled to be closed for one week starting today, Monday, April 26, due to a pipe replacement.

It is anticipated that the road will be re-opened by May 3.

The official state detour is Ind.-105 to Ind.-14 to Ind.-13, which adds 12.6 miles for through traffic.

Voters will see a three-way race on Republican ticket for recorder

Ray Williams.
Photo provided.

A political newcomer, the chief deputy in the Huntington County recorder's office and a former sheriff who has been absent from the political scene since 1985 are all eying the office of Huntington County recorder.

The post is currently held by Angie Garner, who has served the maximum number of terms allowed by law.

Debra Robbins Hersey, Cheryl A. Schenkel and Ray Williams are all running on the Republican ticket in the primary for that party's nomination to the office.

Markle Town Council selects Shelley Monticue as new clerk-treasurer

Markle Town Council appointed a new clerk-treasurer for the town on Wednesday night, April 21.

Shelley Monticue will serve the remainder of the term of Carolyn Hamilton, whose retirement was effective April 2.
Council President Jeff Humbarger said due to state statute, the council had to appoint someone within 30 days; Monticue's first day will be May 3. He explained that since Hamilton left, the council had talked with interested Markle residents.

Incumbent Fran Felts seeks Republican ticket for county clerk

Fran Felts.
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With four candidates on board, the race for the Republican nomination as Huntington County clerk is the most crowded position on the county-level primary ballot.

The incumbent, Fran Felts, has competition from two Huntington businesswomen, Stacey Elzey Bischoff and Kittie Keiffer, and the author of a political website, Gary Snyder.

The county clerk, officially known as the clerk of the circuit court, is responsible for many of the administrative functions of the county courts, according to the Association of Indiana Counties.

Stacey Bischoff seeks Republican ticket for county clerk

Stacey Elzey Bischoff.
Photo provided.

With four candidates on board, the race for the Republican nomination as Huntington County clerk is the most crowded position on the county-level primary ballot.

The incumbent, Fran Felts, has competition from two Huntington businesswomen, Stacey Elzey Bischoff and Kittie Keiffer, and the author of a political website, Gary Snyder.

The county clerk, officially known as the clerk of the circuit court, is responsible for many of the administrative functions of the county courts, according to the Association of Indiana Counties.

Kittie Keiffer seeks Republican ticket for county clerk

Kittie Keiffer.
Photo provided.

With four candidates on board, the race for the Republican nomination as Huntington County clerk is the most crowded position on the county-level primary ballot.

The incumbent, Fran Felts, has competition from two Huntington businesswomen, Stacey Elzey Bischoff and Kittie Keiffer, and the author of a political website, Gary Snyder.

The county clerk, officially known as the clerk of the circuit court, is responsible for many of the administrative functions of the county courts, according to the Association of Indiana Counties.

Gary Snyder seeks Republican ticket for county clerk

Gary Snyder
Photo provided.

With four candidates on board, the race for the Republican nomination as Huntington County clerk is the most crowded position on the county-level primary ballot.

The incumbent, Fran Felts, has competition from two Huntington businesswomen, Stacey Elzey Bischoff and Kittie Keiffer, and the author of a political website, Gary Snyder.

The county clerk, officially known as the clerk of the circuit court, is responsible for many of the administrative functions of the county courts, according to the Association of Indiana Counties.

Stewardship Week encourages conservation habits

Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District is celebrating its annual Stewardship Week April 25 through May 2.

This is the 55th year of the celebration. A proclamation was issued by the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD).

This year's theme is "Conservation Habits = Healthy Habitats," encouraging citizens, schools and communities to develop and maintain habitat areas using good conservation practices.

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