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Nix named Chief

NIX: 2018 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe Jeremy Nix reads aproclamation, signaling the official start to the Heritage Days festival. Nix is the 50th Huntington County resident to be named Chief.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Upon returning to Huntington in 2003, Jeremy Nix built a legacy strong enough to be named the 50th Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe at the annual breakfast to kick off the Heritage Days celebration. In front of nea

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Neighbors awoken by sound of explosion

FIRE: Firefightersinvestigate the sceneto find out the origin and cause of the fire that caused the garage and Dodge Durango to be destroyed. Investigators believe the explosion sound came from the tires popping.

BY HEATHER COX hcox@h-ponline.com and ANDREW MACIEJEWSKI amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Neighbors near the 1000 block of Henry Street awoke to the sounds of sirens and an explosion, Thursday, as firefighters worked to control a garage fire that broke out around 2 a.m.

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Markle purchases police HQ

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com A building has officially been bought to house the Markle Police Department, following an approval from the council last month. Town marshal John Markley said the building, formerly the Markle Insurance Inc. building, was

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Clarification: Tuesday’s story titled “Clark’s Recycling awarded $3.25 million abatement” should have read “Clark’s Recycling awarded abatement on $3.25 million investment.” As the story states, the company was approved for

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HNHS earns national Honor

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com The International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) named Huntington North High School (HNHS) a model school for the year 2018 and are recognizing its staff for their dedication to high achievement. This

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'What is it?'

BY Heather Cox - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com The Huntington County Historical Museum plans to put the community’s knowledge to the test in its first ever “What Is It?” contest. The contest will challenge attendees to identify items used in the

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Roanoke talks contaminated site, budget

BY HEATHER COX - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com Roanoke’s Town Council said it hopes to close the contaminated sludge pond left behind by a manufacturing company in the next three to five years. After a meeting with IDEM officials on June 14, the council approved

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'Small-town dentist, world-wide impact'

SIGN: Indiana Historical Bureau’s Marker Program directorCasey Pfeifferpulls the cover off the newest historical marker, which is placed outside of Dr. King’s old office, in downtown Huntington.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com A local dentist’s legacy will live on in Downtown Huntington for his contributions to the dental field, Huntington County and the world. Huntington County received its 12th historical marker, 11th still stand

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City introduces new utility superintendent

BY Heather Cox - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com The Huntington board of public works and safety met Monday afternoon, June 18, to discuss various city requests and introduced the new utility superintendent. Mayor Brooks Fetters introduced Pat Maher to the board, explai

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Storms cause damage for Huntington resident

TREE: Sherri Robinson's Honda Shadow 500 motorcycle was crushed by a fallen tree causedbyhigh winds.

BY Heather Cox - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com Monday night’s storm brought damage to a Huntington resident, and the weather forecast shows the possibility of more storms coming. The National Weather Service in northern Indiana explained that there were strong d

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Fair sets up for Heritage Days kickoff

GATE: Poor Jack Amusements workers set up a majority of the equipment for the fair, including this ferris wheel, in about 24 hours to be ready for opening day today at 5 p.m.

by Andrew Maciejewski - amaciejewski@h-ponline.com Tractor-trailers began pulling in carnival rides Monday night, and by Tuesday evening, even after a few storms rolled through, flashing lights filled Cherry Street, ready for Heritage Days to begin. Poor Jack Amuse

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Clark's Recycling awarded $3.25 million abatement

by ANDREW CHRISTMAN - achristman@h-ponline.com The Huntington City Council unanimously passed a resolution granting a new 10-year tax abatement for $3.25 million of personal property to be installed at Clark’s Recycling. The abatement will be used f

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Warren farmer's market hopes to expand

BY Heather Cox - hcox@h-ponline.com The Warren farmer’s market has returned downtown for the summer, with hopes of providing attendees with fresh food and locally made crafts. The local farmer’s market, now named Marketplace, will take place every Thurs

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Bridge to Ehler Island nears completion

RIVER: The new campsites across the river will help share the history ofNative Americans from the Miami tribe settling on thefork of the Wabash and Little River near U.S. Highway 24.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com A suspension bridge over a stream leading into the Wabash River is nearly complete. Forks of the Wabash was approved for a grant to build a bridge six years ago, according to volunteer Dave Hacker. The $76,000 grant h

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HCCSC reroutes transportation

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com Superintendent Randy Harris said changes in transportation and bus routes are the next step in the redistricting process. With nearly 60 bus drivers and 380 square miles to cover each day, Director of Transportation V

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Winery brewing and expanding

POUR ME SOMETHING GOOD:Two EE’s tasting room expert pours a glass of wine for curious tasters on Wednesday.

BY Kaitlin Gebby - kgebby@chronicle-tribune.com In the five years they’ve been in business, Two EE’s winery has exceeded expectations for growth and popularity. Eric and Emily Harris started growing their love for winemaking at home. Eric Harris said he

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Heritage Days remembers the '50s

by HEATHER COX - hcox@wabashplaindealer.com The Heritage Days Festival is returning to Huntington County June 20-24 for its 55th year. As last year honored the 1940s, the walk through history brings Huntington to this year’s theme of “The 1950s: Communi

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