Government & School Board

Fetters to hold ‘Mayor’s Night In’ session tonight, Monday, April 14

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters will hold a Mayor's Night In session tonight, Monday, April 14.

Fetters will schedule individual meetings with citizens in his office from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The meetings will be set for 10 minutes each and will be scheduled on a first call, first scheduled basis, until the time slots are filled.

Sessions are held in the mayor's office on the third floor of the City Building.

Preparing ballots

Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Judy Ruble (left) and Joanna Grassl, of the absentee voting board, prepare voting packets for early voters at the voting booth outside the county clerk's office at the Huntington County Courthouse on Wednesday, April 9. Eary voting began 29 days before the election and will run until noon the day before Election Day.

Enforcement blitz results in 11 arrests around county

The Huntington County Sheriff's Department, Huntington Police Department and Warren Police Department have announced that officers recently wrapped up enforcement efforts for the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign.

Sutter graduates Navy basic training in Illinois

Nathan Sutter.
Photo provided.

Fireman Nathan Sutter, of Huntington, graduated from basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL, on March 21.

Sutter was part of a push division, signifying that he completed his training earlier than expected.
While in basic training, Sutter was a flag carrier during three graduations, including his own.

Sutter is now stationed in Goose Creek, SC, where he is attending the Navy Nuclear Power School, studying nuclear engineering.

Sutter is the son of Matt and Ashley Sutter, also of Huntington.


Making it official

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County Surveyor Jay Poe (far left) addresses commissioners (from left) Tom Wall, Larry Buzzard and Leon Hurlburt on Monday, April 7, about the details of the project to connect Interstate-469 to U.S.-24 via improvements on CR900N. The commissioners unanimously agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding between Huntington County, Allen County and the Indiana Department of Transportation, in which INDOT agreed to provide up to $30 million in state funding for the project. Allen County officials are expected to sign the memorandum on Friday, April 11.

City takes first steps to break from county DCD

A city plan to break away from the Huntington Countywide Department of Community Development moved forward on Tuesday, April 8, despite concerns voiced by the president of the Huntington County Commissioners.

Members of the Huntington Common Council gave final approval to a pair of ordinances that appropriate funds and set employee salaries for a new Department of Community Development and Redevelopment that would serve only the city of Huntington.

Local SWCD meeting set for Tuesday, April 15

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District's monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held at the district office, located at 2040 Riverfork Dr., Huntington.

The meeting is open to the public.


Ceremony to mark child abuse prevention efforts in county

On Tuesday, April 8, a special "Pinwheels for Prevention" ceremony will be held on the front north lawn of the Huntington County Courthouse at 7:30 p.m.

A short ceremony will highlight the importance of child abuse prevention efforts in the county.

Huntington County officials, advocates and department of child services (DCS) officials will make short remarks.

At the same time, communities across the state will gather together simultaneously for "Pinwheels for Prevention" ceremonies, marking the need to prevent child abuse in Indiana.

Andrews Town Council sets special meet April 16

The Andrews Town Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, April 16, at noon.

The council will receive information, consider and perhaps act on matters brought before the council.

The meeting will be held in the Andrews Town Hall, in the meeting room, at 66 N. Main St., Andrews.


Roanoke Town Council passes CEDIT plan

The Roanoke Town Council passed a CEDIT plan during its meeting on Tuesday, April 1.

The plan, which was prepared by Clerk-Treasurer JoAnne Kirchner, will be submitted to the Huntington County Commissioners, who require that every town council file a plan detailing how it intends to use CEDIT monies during the year.

Roanoke's plan totals $115,297.

Absentee voting for 2014 primary election to begin on Tuesday, April 8, on second floor of courthouse

Absentee voting for the 2014 primary election will begin on Tuesday, April 8.

Voters may cast their ballots in the hallway outside the Huntington County clerk's office, located on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse, weekdays beginning April 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The courthouse will be closed on April 18 for Good Friday, so voting will not take place on that day.

However, the courthouse will be open to voters on two Saturdays, April 26 and May 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Early voting at the courthouse will end on Monday, May 5, at noon.

Plan commission has three requests for April 9

The Huntington County Plan Commission has three requests on the agenda for its April 9 meeting.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the GAR Room, on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Douglas A. Clark and Cheryl L. Moss have requested a variance from subdivision code to allow a lot to be created that is more than three times deeper than it is wide.

Clark and Moss are requesting a second variance to subdivision code that would allow the lot to be created without maintaining the minimum road frontage throughout the depth of the lot.

Downtown transformation to involve several operations at the same time

Beginning today, Thursday, March 27, Huntington's downtown area will undergo a transformation project that will involve several operations at the same time and could cause a bit of inconvenience to motorists.

Jefferson Street will be closed just south of Washington Street in the first step of the multi-phase plan. Traffic will be able to use Washington Street to Cherry Street and down to Market Street as a detour.

Public hearing on annexation proposal is June 3

City leaders laid the groundwork for the first in a series of planned annexations, allocated funds that will allow the city to split from the countywide Department of Community Development and approved an early retirement package that could entice up to 17 city employees to leave their jobs - and they did it all before breakfast.

Hike in school lunch price blamed on federal requirements

Paid lunch prices will increase by 10 cents in the 2014-15 school year.

On Monday evening, March 24, the Huntington County Community School Board of Trustees approved the price jump, with a 5-2 vote, which will raise the price of high school and middle school lunches to $2.40 per student, and elementary school lunches to $2.10 per student.

As participants in the National School Lunch Program, HCCSC is required to "continually increase paid lunch prices over the next few years."