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Need internet? Starting Monday, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) may be able to help. Led by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, the new Indiana Connectivity Program allows Hoosiers across the state to submit their addresses and internet needs to OCRA so that OCRA can start a process of getting internet installed.

A Huntington woman appeared in front of the Huntington County Superior Court on Monday following an arrest on nine charges. Mary Skyann Black, 38, was charged with six felonies and three misdemeanors, including a Level 5 felony charge for dealing narcotics. All the charges were for drug-related offenses.

Now in its 45th year, the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival is coming back to Huntington after a COVID-caused one year absence. The festival will be held at the Huntington County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, with events beginning at 10 a.m. each day, as well as an old-time worship service on Sunday at 9 a.m.

When Brett Miller was in the fourth grade, his bus driver had an eight-track player and played Kiss on the way to school. He has loved music his entire life and was fascinated by the theatrics of Kiss and Alice Cooper. Miller didn’t ride that bus forever, but the impact he had on Brett’s life was permanent.

A Huntington University professor recently received one of academia’s highest honors – a Fulbright Scholarship. Dr. Mark Fairchild, a professor of Bible and religion, was selected as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar for the 2021-2022 school year to conduct research abroad in Turkey.

Mzatiwathu Banda first developed a love of comic books during his childhood. He also began watching Dragon Ball Z and other anime-style television shows. When his mother traveled, she would bring back comic books for him to read.

Sports

Huntington North won the title at the Sectional #12 competition at Arbor Trace on Saturday. They shot a “great score” of 358 according to coach Ron Vinson. The Vikings were led by Grace Dill’s 81, as she finished with a medal as sectional’s top scorer.

Huntington North unleashed more than 400 yards of total offense in a five-touchdown performance to top Bellmont 34-17 Friday in Northeast Eight football. The bruising effort gives the Vikings their first win in league play and momentum going forward.

The Vikings prevailed in narrow fashion on Monday, winning against DeKalb. Playing at home in Huntington, neither team found the back of the net in the first half. In the hectic second half, each team scored twice. Huntington North then took the victory in a shootout, 4-2.

Coming off a big loss to East Noble in their Northeast 8 Conference opener, the Vikings (1-3) hosted the Columbia City Eagles (3-1). In a hard-fought game, Columbia City pulled away late to secure the victory 49-21 at Kriegbaum Field.

The Vikings (8-1) won three games this week, extending their streak of consecutive victories to five. Last Saturday, Huntington North went on the road to take on Fort Wayne South Side, coming back to win 2-1. They trailed 1-0 after the first half, but goals from Braden Estep and Carlos Cuadrado gave the Vikings the victory.

The Vikings competed in the West Noble Invitational on Saturday, placing second as a team. Huntington North’s top two singles players – Carson Kitchen and Jacob Daugherty – placed first and second in singles, while Max Fusselman placed fifth.

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Opinion

The Indiana Supreme Court is helping launch a full fledged assault on government transparency, and we need to push back and speak up in order to keep our democracy from falling into darkness.

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