Government & School Board

Concerned parent says HCCSC bullying policy doesn’t address self-defense situation

The Huntington County Community School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees took care of some housekeeping items in an abbreviated meeting Monday, April 8.

But it was a comment from a concerned parent that left members taking thought.

Christina Hosler, whose son had previously attended Huntington North High School, recently withdrew him after he was involved in an altercation she says was the result of him being bullied.

Zay-sponsored bill to help curb overcrowding in jails passes Senate

A bill sponsored by Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) that would help curb the overcrowding issues facing many county jails in Indiana recently passed the full Senate by a vote of 46 to 2.

House Bill 1078 would allow a court to relocate a Level 6 felony offender from a county jail to the Indiana Department of Correction if the person is a violent offender or has two prior unrelated felony convictions.

Announce governmental meetings for period of April 15 to April 26

Following is a list of governmental meetings  to be held from April 15 to April 26:

Monday, April 15
8:30 a.m. - Huntington County Board of Commissioners, Commissioners Room.

Tuesday, April 16
6:30 p.m. - Zanesville Town Council, Zanesville Town Hall.

7 p.m. - Roanoke Town Council, Roanoke Town Hall.

Wednesday, April 17
6:30 p.m. - Warren Board of Zoning Appeals, Warren Town Hall Annex.

7:30 p.m. - Markle Town Council, Markle Fire Station.

Ready to go

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington County Republican Party Chair Rise Buzzard gives the “thumbs up” as she addresses those who attended the party’s “Breakfast with the Candidates” event on Saturday, April 6, at the Huntington VFW Post 2689. Several candidates spoke to the group during the final breakfast heading into the municipal primary election on May 7.

Common council learns about roadway improvements planned for year

The Huntington Common Council learned about roadway improvements planned for the year during its meeting on Tuesday, April 9.

Anthony Goodnight, the city’s director of public works and engineering services, gave the board an overview of those improvements, which will consist of paving, crack sealing and pavement marking application. Additionally, one street, St. Emily Drive, will be reconstructed, and the historic Works Progress Administration culvert under West Park Drive, near Bartlett Street, will receive improvements.

Early voting in county primary election starts Monday, April 22

Early voting in the municipal primary election begins Monday, April 22.

Any registered voter in the county may cast their ballot in advance of Election Day on Tuesday, May 7.

The deadline to register to vote in the election is today, Monday, April 8. To register, visit

Updating registration is required if a voter has moved, changed their name or previously been taken off the poll list. This can also be done by visiting

Huntington Township Advisory Board sets meeting

The Huntington Township Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Huntington Township Trustee Office, 1005 N. Broadway, Huntington.

The public is invited to attend the meeting.

List governmental meetings coming up

The following are the scheduled governmental meetings for the period of Monday, April 8, to Friday, April 19.

Monday, April 8
5 p.m. - Warren Town Council, Assembly Hall.
6 p.m. - Andrews Town Council, Andrews Municipal Building.
7 p.m. - Roanoke Board of Zoning Appeals, Roanoke Town Court Building.

Tuesday, April 9
5:30 p.m. - Andrews Board of Zoning Appeals, Andrews Town Hall.
7 p.m. - Huntington Common Council, City Building, Second Floor.

Roanoke's Fourth of July fireworks funds to be kept separate from town funds

The committee that raises funds for the Fourth of July fireworks display in Roanoke will stockpile those funds differently than it has in years past, the Roanoke Town Council learned at its meeting on Tuesday, April 2.

Councilman Ryan Carroll reported that the committee expressed a desire to amass the funds it raises on its own, rather than go through the town.

Since the committee’s formation in 2015, it has brought the donations it receives to the town, which then deposits them into a dedicated bank account.

City, county receive state funds for roads

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness have announced 189 Indiana cities, towns and counties, including Huntington and Huntington County, received a combined $115 million in state-matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.

SWCD to host free septic system workshop

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a free septic system workshop on Thursday, April 11, at the Dogwood Glen Golf Course Banquet Hall, in Warren, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The workshop will feature speakers L.A. Brown, of L.A. Brown Co., and Brant Ricker, of the Huntington County Department of Health. Topics will include basics of how a septic system works, proper care and maintenance and things to do and things to avoid.

SWCD to hold monthly meeting on April 10

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 10, at 7 p.m. at the district office located at 2040 Riverfork Drive, Huntington.

The meeting is open to the public.    

Neal earns honors at Air Force basic training

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Jordan Neal

U.S. Air Force Airman Jordan B. Neal has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associates in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Neal earned distinction as an honor graduate.

Andrews doesn’t need new income survey to pursue infrastructure grant

The Andrews Town Council was pleased to learn that it would not have to conduct another income survey in order to pursue a grant that would fund the installation of stormwater infrastructure in town.

Huntington Common Council to hold a special meeting

The Huntington Common Council will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, April 23, in the council chambers at the Huntington City Building at 7 p.m.

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

This meeting is being held instead of the regularly scheduled council meeting on April 30.

The Huntington City Building is located at 300 Cherry St., Huntington.