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Made in Milan – Furniture maker gives kids a step up

‘Made In Milan’ Furniture maker gives kids a step up By Steve Short When you’re feeling small, it’s hard to step up to a challenge. Roger Stiles is helping young folks overcome that problem. Mr. Stiles builds customized step stools for young children in his backyard workshop building. “I love working with wood, and my…

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Milan teens charged in double homicide to be tried as adults

Milan teens charged in double homicide to be tried as adults   By Logan Watson Antonio Turner and Justice Walton, the 17-year-old suspects charged in the recent shooting that left two men dead outside a Meadows of Milan apartment complex, will be charged as adults. Detective Chris Vandiver of the Milan Police Department confirmed the…

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Trenton school district to absorb employees’ insurance hike

By Crystal Burns With employees facing steep increases to their health insurance plans for the coming year, the Trenton Special School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved spending $185,500 from reserves to absorb the hike. January 1 begins the second of a two-year commitment to a private insurance plan that employees voted to enter last…

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Long Island couple seeks Trenton treasure

By Crystal Burns Sixteen years ago, Bud and Carol Tobin left the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville headed for Arkansas. Bud wanted to avoid Memphis, so he found a route that took the couple through Trenton where he spied something unusual. Most visitors and newcomers notice Trenton’s unique 31-mph speed limit signs, but 31 loomed…

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Humboldt’s Fuller leads in male dominated industry

(Editor’s Note: Julie Smith Fuller is a native of Humboldt.) by D.Ann Shiffler Courtesy of ACT –American Cranes & Transport Only a few women have reached the upper echelons of management in the crane industry. Julie Fuller is one of them. As vice president/officer of engineering and purchasing for Tadano Mantis, Fuller is one of the sharpest…

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Strawberry sculptures popping up on Main

  by Danny Wade There’s a new berry in town, four actually. Large red berries, but not the juicy sort, have shown up in downtown Humboldt. New metal strawberry art sculptures now adorn the sidewalks. The 4-foot berries were made possible through a grant and no cost to the city or taxpayers. The project planning…

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Local winery under new ownership

Cheering the Crown by Danny Wade The queen has left the building or in this case, the Tuscan villa! Humboldt’s most famous beauty queen, former Miss Tennessee Rita Howard, is no longer the queen of Crown Winery. The Humboldt winery and vineyard have new owners. Scott and Dawn Fallert, and Andy and Christine Horner purchased…

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Large scale marijuana bust on Mape St.

Narcotics agents carried out boxes of evidence to the applause of law-supporting neighbors last week. Fed up with illegal drug activities in their Humboldt neighborhood, neighbors in the Mape Street area were showing their appreciation as the bust was underway, Agents of the 28th Judicial Drug Task Force served a search warrant at 2414 Mape…

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Trio to lead band program

by Danny Wade A former Humboldt High School band student has moved back to town, not as a student, but as band director. Heather Glenn-Hoekstra is the new director and her husband, John Glenn-Hoekstra, is the new band assistant at Humboldt Jr./Sr. High School. Current assistant director, Delaney Naffziger, is still on staff as well.…

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Hunters Sharing the Harvest banquet set for Oct. 24

Hunters Sharing the Harvest to hold fundraiser banquet next Tuesday By Logan Watson With deer season just around the corner, a local volunteer organization is gearing up to use nature’s bounty to help feed hungry families in Gibson County. Hunters Sharing the Harvest, Inc. is preparing for their annual fundraising banquet, scheduled for Tuesday, October…

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