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Thank you Huntington!

I am honored to be the Republican nominee for Mayor in the November 2015 General Election.   Thanks to everyone who came out to the polls and participated in the privilege that is ours as Americans to vote in free

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Primary Election Day – May 5th, 2015

Good evening everyone.  Tomorrow is the last day to vote in the Primary elections for office holders of the City of Huntington. I have received no higher honor in my life than to be elected as your mayor in 2011.

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Huntington Made It Shine!

The third annual Make it Shine week is in the books.  Things are looking good all around Huntington. Special thanks to Allison Timbrook, City of Huntington Community Engagement Coordinator and Park Program Director, for lining up great events, practical projects

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Play Ball! Opening day at the PAL

It is a beautiful day for Huntington Baseball.  A record 38 teams and over 400 kids are playing PAL baseball this summer.  We kicked it off with a parade this morning and kids in pick up trucks waving at all

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Celebrating Compliance with the Clean Water Act!

Clean rivers and waterways are good for everyone! Huntington can be proud of the progress that has been made over the past three years in getting caught up with EPA and IDEM requirements for keeping sewage out of our Little

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Congrats! Angel Medsker – Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year

Spent an enjoyable evening with some great kids and supporters at the annual Parkview Boys and Girls Club Steak and Burger Dinner.  This organization impresses me to no end with the positive influence it has on the lives of hundreds

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Proud of Those who Serve

It was an honor to celebrate with a dozen HNHS seniors who have enlisted to serve in our nation’s armed forces.  Special thanks to Chad Daughtery and the HNHS team for coordinating this well deserved recognition.  Bruce Stanton and Rodney

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Erie Rail Trail Ribbon Cutting!

Crystal clear day, blue skies, big fluffy clouds and vivid spring colors smiled on nearly 100 Huntington citizens who showed up for the ribbon cutting of the just completed Erie Rail Trail bridge.   The Erie Band played several great

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For the Love of Huntington!

What a beautiful day it was today in and around Huntington.  Having grown up here, moving away for 20 years and then choosing to move back home makes me very thankful for Huntington.  Here are just a few benefits I

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Collaboration makes Huntington its best!

Our Sunday Visitor celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2012, in part, by donating 100 trees to the City of Huntington.  Those trees have been placed all over downtown and along Old US 24.  They are maturing and right now are

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Destination – downtown Huntington

There is a renaissance going on in downtown Huntington!  Great places to shop; fabulous places to each; beautiful new green spaces and flowering trees!  Thanks to everyone who does what they do to make Huntington the place to be.  Enjoy

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It’s a beautiful spring day in Huntington!

This morning – Parkview Huntington Hospital, a top 100 nationally recognized health care provider – Healthy Steps event this morning! This afternoon – Habitat for Humanity Community Build – helping families achieve the dream of home ownership! This evening –

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Historic Erie Rail Trail bridge nearly completed!

The cranes are gone.  Construction is nearly complete.  Cleanup is coming.  Logos are being painted! For over thirty years citizens of Huntington have been wanting multi-use trails along the Little River and the old Erie railbed.  This bridge will connect

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Kids, Trails and Parks

I received a nice surprise today when presented with hand written thank you letters from fifth grade students at Flint Springs School.  Let week I made a presentation on the U.S. Constitution; followed by an engaging Q&A session by inquiring

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Flint Springs Fifth Grade – learning about the Constitution

What fun we had talking together about the most significant document in United States history – our Constitution!  We covered 1776, Shay’s Rebellion, the summer of 1787, interesting founding fathers, separation of powers and republican representative self-government.  “We the people.

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Mayoral Debate this Thursday

Mayoral Debate – April 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm The Huntington County Republican Party invites all residents of Huntington to hear from the four candidates about their vision for the future of the City of Huntington.  Invited to participate are

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Greenway Trail and Bridge along the Little River

Went out and enjoyed a ride along the Little River Trail from Elmwood Park to the refurbished old Erie Railroad Bridge.  Really nice to see this 30 year dream of so many in Huntington become a reality! By the end

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Collaborative Clean up on Aisle  200W

Over 20 volunteers showed up today to clean up the roadside along CR 200 West.  Resident Joan Sunderman Martinez contacted Commissoner Tom Wall and Mayor Brooks Fetters about debris along her roadside; and the volunteer engagement began!  Special thanks to

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Important news about City election voting centers

The upcoming city elections will be the very first in the history of Huntington to utilize voting centers.  This new approach provides greater flexibility and convenience for voters. Check out this link to know more about exercising your right to

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Just an obligatory photo of a baby I have kissed…

…not just as Mayor, but as Grandpa!  Gotta love Lydia!

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Mayoral Debate – April 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The Huntington County Republican Party invites all residents of Huntington to hear from the four candidates about their vision for the future of the City of Huntington.  Invited to participate are incumbent mayor Brooks Fetters; and challengers Tony Hiles, Greg

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Sticker it Up!  

Brooks Fetters for Mayor bumper stickers and yard signs are now available! Call me at 260-224-0232.   

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Fetters highlights jobs, city ops, neighborhood enhancements

Read about the State of the City in the Huntington County TAB.

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Hanging with the Mayor: Downtown Christmas Lights

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TAB: “Fetters announces plans for four more years”

Read this story in the Huntington County TAB.

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Herald-Press: “Fetters to seek second term”

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Hanging with the Mayor: HK Porter Demolition

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Hanging with the Mayor: Erie Rail Trail Bridge Groundbreaking

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TAB: “Set to start”

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Herald-Press: “Board discusses blighted properties”

Read this story in the Huntington Herald-Press.

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Hanging with the Mayor: Leaf pick-up

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Hanging with the Mayor: Keeping your inlets clean

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TAB: “Cancer awareness month includes walk on Oct. 21″

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Herald-Press: “City parks get fixes”

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Herald-Press: “Etna Avenue project progresses”

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TAB: “Echo Lake Foods has its official start locally”

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WANE: “More jobs coming to Huntington”

View this report at WANE-TV.

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TAB: “City tax rate likely to decrease”

Read this story in the Huntington County TAB.

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Herald-Press: “Subdivision requests annexation”

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Herald-Press: “City coming to code with Clean Water Act “

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Herald-Press: “Paving underway”

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Herald-Press: “HK Porter buildings set for demolition”

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Herald-Press: “Revitalizing downtown”

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Herald-Press: “Landfill constructing new office”

Project will save hundreds of thousands of dollars. Read this story in the Huntington Herald-Press.

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Herald-Press: “Huntington a safe city”

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Herald-Press: “Huntington welcomes wellness”

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TAB: “JJ Java ribbon-cutting”

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Herald-Press: “City reconstructing sewer”

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Herald-Press: “Farmers market makes return”

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Herald-Press: “City opens bids on equipment”

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TAB: “City plans park renovations, paving projects”

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Herald-Press: “Common Council approves $1.3 million appropriations for paving, park renovations, landfill improvements”

Read this story in the Huntington Herald-Press.

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Herald-Press: “Unemployment lowest since 2008″

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Herald-Press: “Police departments replacing vehicles”

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Herald-Press: “Learning About Leaders”

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TAB: “Huntington’s newest park to also honor city’s extensive railroad history”

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Herald-Press: “Celebrating all abilities”

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Herald-Press: “A safe crossing for students”

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Herald-Press: “Meeting to introduce railroad park”

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Herald-Press: “Unemployment decreases; level comparable to pre-recession”

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Herald-Press: “Mayor listens to citizens”

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TAB: “Huntington gets 2013 Quality Paving Award”

Read this story in the Huntington County TAB.

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Herald-Press: “Fetters gives ‘State of the City’ address”

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Herald-Press: “Community partnerships sought for trail”

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TAB: “County’s economic development efforts fared well in 2013″

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Herald-Press: “Fire station rededicated, fully renovated”

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TAB: “Downtown railroad depot gaining a new life”

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Herald-Press: “City receives old train depot; will use as central hub for trails”

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Herald-Press: “Learning Center gets $100,000″

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Herald-Press: “Mayor hosts open house”

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TAB: “City reduces number of department heads”

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Herald-Press: “Officials see signs of recovery”

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TAB: “Flint Sprints second-grader designs Huntington’s Christmas card”

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Herald-Press: “Houses rehabilitated”

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TAB: “Huntington mayor Fetters is ‘wheel’ man away from the office”

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TAB: “Fetters’ ‘Downtown Walkabout’ shows him area from different angle”

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TAB: “Continental Structural Plastics has ribbon cutting”

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TAB: “Doing their part”

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TAB: “LU spreads the word”

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TAB: “Skillman joins locals for new Helena terminal grand opening”

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TAB: “Official ribbon cutting at the Parkview Medical Plaza”

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TAB: “Mayor-elect sees job as continuation of his life’s theme to serve people of community”

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Thank You Huntington! Brooks Fetters is Mayor-Elect

Thank you Huntington for your impressive show of support for Brooks Fetters as the next mayor of our city.  I am grateful to my family, my friends, my fellow citizens and to God for the opportunity to lead our community

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Let’s Move Huntington Forward!

Today is the day — Vote Brooks Fetters for Mayor! Let’s Move Huntington Forward! Brooks

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Brooks Fetters for Mayor — Sunday’s Herald Press

Thanks to the Herald Press for informing Huntington voters on the various candidates up for election this coming Tuesday, November 8th.  Here are my responses to questions posed by the Herald Press:

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Mayoral Candidate Responses to The TAB

Thanks to the Huntington County TAB for taking time to inform Huntington voters about the candidates for the next mayor of Huntington.  This Tuesday, November 8th is an important election that will determine the direction of our city for years

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Vote Brooks Fetters for Mayor — by Nora

The only baby I have kissed this entire campaign — my first and currently only granddaughter, Nora Mae Davis — simply too cute for words. Let’s Move Huntington Forward! Brooks

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Q and A with VFW Post #2689

Thanks to the folks at VFW Post #2689 for hosting a Meet and Greet with candidates running for office this evening.  I enjoyed the chance to hear the questions that are on the minds of Huntington citizens.  It was good

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What’s Next for Huntington?

As I am out and about walking Huntington neighborhoods and visiting local food and coffee shops, people are asking — What’s next for Huntington? Great question:  Here is an answer I believe we can all live with.

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Journal-Gazette reviews “Huntington voters’ choices”

It was a privilege to be featured in an article by the Journal-Gazette. Check out the full story at http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20111028/EDIT07/310289985/1147/EDIT07

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Huntington Helps Out — Ed Hippensteel Benefit Today

One of the great things about living in Huntington is how we take care of our friends and neighbors in need.  I just came from the American Legion Post #7 on Etna Avenue and Grant Street where I enjoyed visiting

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November 8th is on the Way

Make sure to have your calendar marked to vote in the general election on November 8th!  Make sure you cast your vote to Move Huntington Forward!  Make sure you vote Brooks Fetters for Mayor! As the next mayor of Huntington,

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Great Fall Weather — Great Fall Walking!

Hard to believe that there is anything more beautiful than a clear fall day in Huntington.  It was a great day to walk various neighborhoods and visit on porches, street corners, front yards and side doors.  Mark your calendars to

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November 8th — Vote Brooks Fetters for Mayor

Election Day for the City of Huntington is on the horizon — November 8th is the day we all can vote to Move Huntington Forward, by casting a vote for Brooks Fetters for Mayor.  If you would like to “host”

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Huntington Bike Challenge!

It was a brisk, beautiful day on Saturday — perfect for a bike race. It was fun to be a part of the Huntington Bike Challenge sponsored by Parkview Health and Pathfinder Services. A great event for a great cause.

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Fun Day at the Parade

It was a great day for Huntington — the parade had great weather and a great turn-out!  What fun it is to see friends old and new along the parade route.  Heritage Days is part of what makes Huntington the

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Heritage Days Parade — This Saturday, June 18th

Anyone interested in walking with the Brooks Fetters for Mayor group in the Heritage Days parade this Saturday can join in.  We are gathering at location #52 at the north end of N. LaFontaine Street.  There will be some bright

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Brooks Fetters Wins Republican Primary

The results are in and with approximately 32% of the vote Brooks Fetters won the Republican Primary for Mayor. I personally want to thank all the candidates for a great campaign and I applaud their own willingness to serve our

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Today is the Day — Vote Brooks Fetters for Mayor

Today is the day. Your vote is important. Vote Brooks Fetters for Mayor. Let’s Move Huntington Forward! Brooks

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011 — An Important Day for Huntington

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 is an important day for the future of our city.   In our democratic society, every person has the right to vote and more than ever — this year, every vote matters.  The polls are open from

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Vote May 5!

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