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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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A Great Spring Saturday!

The spring flowers and trees are finally showing their true colors and the warmer temperatures are a welcome change.  Today looks to be a great day to enjoy being outside and doing the things that need done in the spring.

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Circle the City Bicycle Ride

Saturday was a beautiful day for our first Circle the City bike ride. Friends and supporters wore bright orange Brooks Fetters for Mayor jerseys for the ride. We could not have asked for a nicer spring day for the event!

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Circle the City Bicycle Ride — Coming to a neighborhood near you

Watch for the bright orange Brooks Fetters for Mayor bicycling jerseys rolling through your neighborhood on Saturday, April 23.  A group of us are gathering at Hiers Park (off E. Taylor Street) and riding around the city for an easy ride

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Absentee Voting On Saturday — April 23rd

Because the County Clerks office is closed tomorrow in observance of Good Friday, there is a special Open Voting opportunity on Saturday, April 23rd from 8 AM – 3 PM at the County Clerks office.  Let’s Move Huntington Forward! Brooks

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Weathering the Storm — Living within our Means

Cindy Klepper of the Huntington County TAB is publishing a series of five questions and responses from the mayoral candidates.  Here is my response to question #4 published April 18th. A city services/refuse collection fee of $10.00 a month assessed

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Mayoral candidate kissing babies

Introducing the newest member of the Fetters family, Nora Mae Davis, born 10:47 a.m. on April 19.  Parents are Colin and Lauren (Fetters) Davis.  Grandparents are Brooks and Barb Fetters of Huntington, Indiana, and Rick and Nan Davis of North

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Priority #1 — Driving Economic Growth to Huntington

Cindy Klepper of the Huntington County TAB is running a series of questions of mayoral candidates through April 25th.  Here is my response to Question #3, published in the TAB on April 11th. What can the city do to encourage

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Where does the money come from?

Out walking the neighborhoods the past couple of weeks one of the questions that gets asked is “Do any of the mayoral candidates take money from special interest groups?”  I can’t answer for anyone but myself and that answer is:

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Moving Downtown Huntington Forward — Tab Question #2

Cindy Klepper of the Huntington County TAB is running a series of candidate questions through April 25th.  Here is my response to Question #2, published on April 4th. What, if any, should the city’s role be in downtown revitalization?  Would

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Voter Registration Deadline — April 4th End of the Day

Residents of Huntington have until the end of business on Monday, April 4th to register to vote in the May 3rd Primary.  If you are not sure you are registered to vote or have questions about your eligibility following a

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Let’s Move Huntington Forward

It has been a great week of mayoral forums, radio interviews, placing signs and door to door visits with Huntington citizens.  The main themes on the minds of Huntington people are:  1)  Jobs — we need to keep working hard

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Promoting Huntington (TAB Question #1)

Cindy Klepper of The Huntington County TAB is running a series of candidate questions through April 25th. Here is my response to Question #1, published on March 28.    How can the city promote itself in order to draw people

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Interview on WGL 1250 AM The River – 9 AM Saturday, April 2

Proving once again that I will talk with anyone — listen in tomorrow morning at 9 AM, Saturday, April 2nd when I run the interview gauntlet with Gary Snyder. Dial in to WGL 1250 AM The River. Should be an

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A Great Night for Huntington!

Thanks to everyone who showed up to the Mayoral Forum last evening sponsored by the Herald Press and the Rotary Club of Huntington. The event was informative and eight of the nine mayoral candidates were able to respond to 11

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Mayoral Forum — One Day Away

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, March 29th at 7:00 PM at the Huntington North High School Auditorium will be the much anticipated Mayoral Forum sponsored by the Herald Press and the Huntington Rotary Club. Eight mayoral candidates will be present and will

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Operation UP — Unselfish Participation

The week of April 25-30 has been designated as Operation “UP” week. It is all about each of us volunteering some time to help with beautification efforts around the City of Huntington. There are plenty of ways for you “unselfishly

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Mayoral Forum — A week away!

Make plans to come hear the mayoral candidates share their views and thoughts on a variety of issues at the upcoming Mayoral Forum, Tuesday evening, March 29, 2011. The forum is being sponsored by the Huntington Rotary Club and the

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Team Fetters — Ride, Brooks, Ride

The bright orange Brooks Fetters for Mayor cycling jerseys made their debut ride this evening! Nothing like some 60 degree weather and sunny skies to get the bikes out of the garage and on the streets. We all enjoyed a

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Walking and Listening

It has been enjoyable to be out walking in the neighborhoods of Huntington and hearing from our friends and neighbors about what they want for our city. The top concerns on the minds of folks are: 1 — Jobs –

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Economic Development Home Run!

Great news above the fold on the front page of the Herald Press today — The City of Huntington ranks 25th as the best “micropolitan area” for economic development. Congratulations to Huntington United Economic Development Executive Director, Mark Wickersham and

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Love Unity Feast — Sunday, March 6, 2011

One of the best parts of living in Huntington is that people genuinely care about each other. Tomorrow, Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 11 AM to 2 PM is the Love Unity Feast at Hiers Park in Heritage Hall. Proceeds

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Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Huntington

Thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Huntington for their invitation for me to speak at their meeting yesterday. It was great to spend some time with you and sharing a vision of greatness for Huntington. It was nice to see

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Speaking at the Kiwanis Club of Huntington

Thursday, February 17th at 12:00 Noon at the Huntington University Dining Commons — Republican Mayoral Candidate Brooks Fetters will be sharing his leadership vision for the future of the City of Huntington. All are welcome — to make reservations for

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Huntington — The Best Place

There is something special about living here in Huntington. For Barb and me it has been the best place to raise and educate our three daughters. As the next mayor of Huntington, a big part of my vision is for

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Meet & Greet — Huge Success!

Thanks to all of you who braved the cold and snow to come out Saturday night for the Brooks Fetters for Mayor Meet and Greet event.  It was great to see you all there and hear about your enthusiasm for

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Two sides of the Mayoral Coin

As the Brooks Fetters for Mayor campaign ramps up — many you have asked me:  “What are the most important things a mayor must do to make sure Huntington moves forward?”  A good analogy is seen in the two unique

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Meet and Greet — January 22, 2011

Please join me for a Brooks Fetters for Mayor event on Saturday evening, January 22, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the home of Joe and Diana Grogg, 2251 E 600 N, Huntington, IN  46750.  It will be a

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Best Wishes this Christmas and for 2011

All the best to you and those you love this Christmas and in the bright new year to come. Brooks and Barb Fetters

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Updike Administration wants to Abolish Park Board

Front page of the Herald Press again today, announces that the Updike administration is recommending to City Council this Tuesday evening that the Park Board be abolished — with the Mayor citing the Umbaugh operational processes study as his rationale.  

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Breakfast Saturday at Country Post

Planning on eating breakfast this Saturday at Country Post at 9 AM.  Stop by and let’s talk about moving our City forward.

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Two Opportunities for Citizen Input

Monday evening, December 13 at 7 PM at the Riverview Middle School (enter door #1) will be an public informational meeting regarding the Etna Avenue improvement project.    The scope of this improvement project includes rehabilitation of the street, improved storm

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Good News for Huntington

Today was another good day for Huntington and the collaborative efforts of HCUED and civic leaders with the announcement of the opening of Perfection Wheel.   A Journal-Gazette article reported this morning that Perfection will be investing $1.7 million in capital

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On the Air

Brooks Fetters will be interviewed tomorrow (December 2) at 6:07 p.m. on the Gary Snyder Show to talk about the mayoral race and the issues facing Huntington, Indiana. Tune in to 100.1 FM.

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In the News

Jeff Neumeyer of Indiana’s News Center filed this report after our campaign announcement. (Click here for video.) The Huntington County TAB also reported on the announcement. (Click here for story.) The Huntington Herald-Press covered the story, as well. The article is

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My Campaign Announcement

Friday, November 19, 2010 – 12:00 Noon at Coffee D’Vine Thank you all for coming. After significant and deliberate soul-searching; listening to the voices of many Huntington citizens and with the support of my wife, my three daughters, and my two

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