Readying the soil

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Clyde Sprowl, an employee of Juergens Do-It Center, uses a rototiller provided by the store to till the east side of the Huntington community garden near Huntington North High School. The west side of the garden had previously been tilled by Tony Jeresy and Jeremy Winkelman. About half the garden has been planted, organizer Stan Bippus says, and high school students and community volunteers will complete the planting this week. Sheriff Terry Stoffel has assigned two trusties from the Huntington County Jail to help as needed, Bippus notes.