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The Journal Gazette

October 19, 2016 1:01 AM

25 part of 1st Huntington Honors

The Journal Gazette

Huntington County Honors was created to shine a light on people and their works in an effort to educate, inspire and instill pride in the community.

The inaugural class of inductees to Huntington County Honors reaches back to the earliest days of settlement in the area with the inclusion of Chief Francis LaFontaine and Chief Jean Baptiste de Richardville. Also included are representatives of business and religion, community leaders of the past and present, nationally known communicators and politicians such as Vice President Dan Quayle and Congressman Ed Roush.

Twenty-five people in five categories comprise the first group. The initial class will formally be introduced in a public ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday in the rotunda of the Huntington County Courthouse. Living inductees have been invited to the event.

For those who are deceased, individuals with close ties to the inductees have been invited to accept on their behalf.

Huntington County Honors plans to announce a new class each year.

Anyone interested in sponsorships can contact the group at or by regular mail at Huntington County Honors, P.O. Box 481, Huntington, IN 46750.