Curbside leaf collection for the City of Huntington will begin this Monday, the city announced last week. This year, there will be five leaf collection zones that correspond with the city’s weekly garbage routes. Crews will start in Zone 1 – Monday’s route – before continuing into the subsequent zones until the process is completed.

Huntington Mayor Richard Strick signed a proclamation yesterday afternoon recognizing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Representatives from Cancer Services of Huntington County and the county’s branch of Relay for Life attended the ceremony, which was held in the City Council’s chambers at the City Building.

The Parkview Physicians Group’s Family Medicine Team welcomed its newest member, a physician assistant with Huntington ties, earlier this month. Shannon Brisbin moved to Huntington from Terre Haute where she completed her master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Indiana State University. Before working for PPG, Brisbin worked at Internal Medicine Nephrology and the Kidney Hypertension Center of the Wabash Valley in Terre Haute.

The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department provided additional information this week regarding an apparently self-inflicted death during a traffic stop. 33-year-old Philip Hann-Hawkins, of Winona Lake, passed away at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne shortly before 1 p.m. on Oct. 8 as a result of a “self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head."

A motorcycle crash early Wednesday morning has led to the death of a South Whitley man. Brian D. Bartz, 61, was pronounced dead at 5:27 a.m., according to Huntington County Coroner Rod Jackson. “We transported the deceased to Fort Wayne, the forensic center at Saint Jo Hospital, for an autopsy,” Jackson said. “The cause of death will be blunt force trauma, and the manner of death will be accidental.”

Last week, city and county officials teamed up with the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Community Accessibility for the “Downtown Roll-Around.” The event, which took place on Oct. 2, aimed to “draw attention to the obstacles and difficulties people with disabilities face in our community” and encourage local leaders, business owners and residents to “work toward solutions, according to a press release from the city of Huntington.

An investigation into an alleged vehicle theft led to the arrest of a Huntington man on Monday. Joshua A. Gooley, 43, was arrested on an open warrant and will be charged with six felonies, according to court documents. The warrant for Gooley’s arrest was issued on Oct. 8 following an investigation into multiple alleged thefts.

The Huntington City-Township Public Library has planned two events for this Saturday, both reprises of previous events. One event, the cemetery walk, will be the HCTPL’s third such event. Sarah Kirby, the library’s genealogy librarian, said that the first walk was held in 2019 at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, and last year’s walk was held at the Markle Cemetery.

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“Rapidly fluctuating commodity prices” and poor current conditions for farmers led to the lowest recorded polling data on farmer sentiment in more than a year. According to the CME Group Ag Barometer report issued by Purdue University, farmers are not optimistic about future conditions either, according to the results collected from 400 interviews with farmers in Indiana and across the country.

As Huntington County Sheriff’s Department deputies exited their vehicles during a traffic stop Friday, the driver sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a news release published by Sheriff Chris Newton Friday afternoon.

The daily number of positive COVID-19 tests has declined over the past six weeks, although the case counts have not yet approached the low-water mark set in June and July of this year.

This month, construction crews will wrap up the final road work around the city of Huntington for the year. The city’s “annual street paving project,” as Public Works and Engineering Services Director Adam Cuttriss called it, began last week and will continue until the end of October.

Last Tuesday, Sept. 28, Clouse traveled to Washington D.C. to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution. Along with other disability rights advocates and lawyers from around the United States, Clouse told his story in front of the committee.

Huntington Mayor Richard Strick signed a proclamation on Friday recognizing the impact of the county’s Blessings in a Backpack chapter in providing food for children in low-income households. During the last decade, the number of children served by Blessings in a Backpack has grown exponentially. Now, the organization serves every public elementary school in the county except Roanoke Elementary

The Huntington County Medical Society is partnering with Parkview Huntington Hospital and the Parkview Huntington Hospital and the Parkview Huntington Foundation on a new effort aimed at addressing public health concerns in the community. The newly-created group, called Huntington County Healing Partners, will be funded through a $1.28 million gift from the HCMS to the Parkview Foundation

At the McCormack home, going to the movies was a tradition. Mary McCormack would take her children to the movies as they were growing up. It was a bonding experience for her and her children. It was something they all loved to do together, and it never got old. McCormack became the general manager of the GQT 7 in Huntington a little more than a month ago. She said her first month has been a great learning experience.

During a year that’s already seen the beginning of construction on two new stadiums at Huntington North High School, a donation made at Monday evening’s school board meeting ensures that the changes won’t stop there. The Huntington County Community School Corporation approved a $25,000 donation from Novae Corp. at their meeting, with the funds going to upcoming renovations on the Vikings’ baseball stadium

On Tuesday, Huntington Mayor Richard Strick signed a proclamation recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month during a ceremony in the city council chambers. In the proclamation, Strick pointed to the work done by the YWCA of Northeast Indiana to combat domestic violence.

Last week, Governor Eric Holcomb announced dozens of appointments to various boards, task forces and commissions. One of those appointees is a name that’s familiar to many in Huntington County – Huntington Mayor Richard Strick. Strick was one of thirteen Hoosiers named on Sept. 20 to the inaugural Indiana Wetlands Task Force.

At 3:40 p.m., first responders were dispatched to Dallas Township after receiving a report of a car crash, according to a press release from the Huntington County Coroner’s office. The incident occurred at the intersection of Division Road and State Road 105 and resulted in the death of Claydine Wright.

After Indiana’s House of Representatives approved new legislative maps last Thursday, the state Senate has taken up the issue this week. The redistricting process, which occurs every ten years following the collection of new census data, is an important one that will help to define political battles for the next decade.

A single-car crash on Friday evening in Huntington County has resulted in the death of a Fort Wayne man. Just after 6:30 p.m. that day, Indiana state troopers from the Fort Wayne Post were dispatched to respond to a report of a vehicle crash near the 283 mile marker on Interstate 69, south of Markle.

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Pathfinder Services, a Huntington-based not-for-profit that works to help people with disabilities with their employment, housing, education and other areas, announced that it has eliminated the sub-minimum wage for employees with disabilities. The new policy went into effect at the end of July and will result in all employees at the company earning at least the federal minimum wage.

Huntington County Commissioner Tom Wall was selected by his peers as Indiana’s Commissioner of the Year this week. On Wednesday night, the Association of Indiana Counties announced the award at their annual convention. Wall said he was shocked by the decision of the state’s other commissioners to select him.

Next weekend, Huntington will play host to a new festival: the town’s inaugural Harvest Festival. Organized by the Downtown Business Association, the new event will take place on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. in downtown Huntington.

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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.

The Huntington County Community School Corporation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the near-completion of the Huntington County Community Learning Center’s expansion project yesterday morning. According to HCCSC, “preliminary discussions” regarding the project began in 2019, and ground was broken on the site on March 4 of this year

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Best of Huntington County contest kicks off today. Inside you will find round one nominations. Nominations will take place from Sept. 19, 2021 to Oct. 3, 2021. This year, you can nominate your favorites in each category.

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Below average performance on state testing and overall achievement metrics led Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) officials to devise a plan this week to address the ongoing concerns.

Last spring, the Huntington County Community School Corporation’s Board of School Trustees formally approved the construction of a new multi-sport athletic complex at Huntington North High School. Now, four months after construction began, the Huntington community is beginning to see the new stadium take shape.

Former Huntington County Council President Ron Kline resigned from his position in May, just six months after being re-elected to a second four-year term last November. Recently, Kline opened up about why he resigned and what he learned during his time in local government.

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A Kokomo man is dead following a rear-end accident on U.S. 24 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Sunday just west of North Jefferson Street. Cale S. Hindman, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene after responding officers and medics treated him for injuries sustained in the crash.

Throughout Scott Harvey’s ten years of teaching, he’s always made sure to remind his students about the importance and aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks.

This month, local businesses across Huntington County will be offering special discounts to patrons who show a unique item – their library card. The Huntington City-Township Public Library is celebrating National Library Card Sign-Up Month by working with dozens of businesses to encourage people to sign up for a card.

Last Sunday, first responders were called to the scene of a dangerous car crash in Huntington County. That response led to the arrest of two involved in the crash, Anthony D. Wilson and Ronda L. Richardson.

The Roanoke Fall Festival, which was canceled last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, returns tonight for its 67th year. While the festival is back, the pandemic is still affecting its events, Smith said. Two of the main events from past years have been canceled because of the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the county.

A Huntington man was charged yesterday with battery and criminal confinement following an alleged incident on Sunday. Jamie White, 45, was arrested Sunday evening. On Tuesday, White appeared in front of the Huntington County Circuit Court and was charged with two counts of criminal confinement.

This weekend, The Time Travelers are scheduled to perform in Warren for a special Saturday edition of the town’s “Final Friday” concert series. The Kokomo-based band will play outside at Riverside Park from 7 until 9 p.m., or at the Knight Bergman Center in case of inclement weather.

Dozens of members of the Huntington County community gathered at Memorial Park on Tuesday to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day. One day earlier, on Monday, Huntington mayor Richard Strick issued a proclamation aimed at raising awareness of drug abuse treatment and rehabilitation programs in the community.

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On Wednesday, the Downtown Business Association announced the cancellation of the organization’s final scheduled concert of the summer. DBA president Mike Richard said that the Music in the City event, planned for Sept. 11, had been removed from the schedule.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, one local business is stepping up to help those affected. Clark’s Recycling, a family-owned, Huntington-based company has started a community drive to gather and deliver supplies to people in southeastern Louisiana.

State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) was recently named the Legislator of the Year by Overdose Lifeline, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit that works to support those affected by drug addiction. Zay, who was recognized at the organization’s annual dinner, said that his work in the legislature to combat the opioid crisis began when he was first elected.

When Holzinger and Danielle Clements saw the news of the Kabul airport attack, they knew they wanted to do something. They organized an impromptu ceremony at Memorial Park in Huntington on Sunday evening. The suicide bombing in the capital of Afghanistan on Thursday resulted in the deaths of at least 169 Afghan civilians, as well as 13 members of the United States military.

Next week, Huntington University is producing a play depicting the lives of the first responders who lost their lives during the September 11 attacks two decades ago. The play, titled “The Guys,” is based on a true story and was written by Anne Nelson in 2002. Set in the immediate aftermath of the terror attacks that resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths on Sept. 11, 2001, it depicts a conversation between two New Yorkers.

A Huntington man was arrested after law enforcement officers responded to a call on Tuesday night. At a hearing on Thursday at the Huntington County Superior Court, David M. Womack, 39, was charged with strangulation and domestic battery, both Level 6 felonies. He was also charged with resisting law enforcement, a misdemeanor.

One of Huntington’s unheralded historical heroes has now been officially recognized by the State of Indiana. On Thursday, representatives from Indiana University, the City of Huntington and the Indiana Historical Bureau gathered at Memorial Park to unveil a state historical marker honoring cryptanalyst Elizebeth Smith Friedman.