HCCSC board hires long-time Jay County coach for Viking hoop team

Long-time Jay County High School basektball coach Craig D. Teagle, of Hartford City, was named head coach of the Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team tonight, Wednesday, July 1, by the Huntington County Community School Corp. board.

Teagle had 14 straight winning seasons at Jay County.


The Vikings' mini camp will start on Monday morning, July 6.

Retirement not on the horizon for service-minded Snowden

Gene Snowden takes a break from work at his office, located within Real Living Ness Bros. Real Estate & Auction Co., 519 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. Still going strong at 87, Snowden says he has no plans to retire.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published June 29, 2015.

At 87, Gene Snowden has no plans to retire. One of Huntington’s most recognizable residents, the lifelong public servant is still making contacts as a fund-raiser for several area charities, and keeping his thumb on the pulse of the community.

Reed understands the reality that floods bring

Division Road ends in water before it reaches the Roush Lake Shooting Range. The shooting range, campground and boat ramps at Roush are all closed, having been made inaccessible by flooded roads.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jeff Reed understands; he really does.

But after the years he’s spent nurturing the woods and the wildlife surrounding Roush Lake, you can hear the hurt in his voice.

“It’s a disaster,” he says.

He knows, though, that it’s a disaster by design. The destruction of wildlife and recreational areas is a trade-off against the destruction of homes and loss of human life downstream.

“The reservoir itself is doing what it’s supposed to do,” he says, “and that’s what we’re here for.

“Recreation and everything is secondary.”

Michael D. Leazenby Jr.

Michael Dean Leazenby Jr., 38, of Wabash, IN, and having family members in Andrews, IN, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Wabash.

Mr. Leazenby graduated from North Vigo High School, Terre Haute, in 1996 and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and the author of “Imminent Danger,” a fiction book based on his career as a helicopter mechanic in the Air Force and as an emergency medical technician in the Indiana National Guard. He attended Wabash Friends Church.

New tents

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington Moose Lodge 837 donated four new tents to Boy Scout Troop 637 on Tuesday, June 23. Pictured at the Moose Lodge are (from left) Ben Young, Donovan Yeater and Josh Rakoczy, all of Troop 637; Kim Myers, Lodge 837 assistant administrator; Lane Nightenhelser, senior patrol leader, Troop 637; Dave Ford, Lodge 837 administrator; and Trey Harris, Joe Melchi and Jakob Miller, all of Troop 637.

Eva E. Bowling

Eva E. Bowling, 85, of Warren, IN, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at 5:50 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Bowling graduated from Jackson Township High School, in Roanoke, in 1947 and from the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing, in Fort Wayne, in 1950. She had worked as a registered nurse at Miller’s Merry Manor for seven years and at Heritage Pointe, in Warren, for 20 years.

She was born Sept. 5, 1929, in Gary to Vernie E. and Ruth J. Hart Hairrell. She married Earl D. Bowling on Aug. 18, 1950, and he preceded her in death in 1971.

Robert L. Embry

Robert Lee Embry, 95, of Marion, IN, and having family members in Warren, IN, died Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Marion VA Hospital, in Marion.

Mr. Embry graduated from Marion High School. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Battle of the Bulge, conducted two amphibious landings in Normandy and received two Purple Hearts in World War II. He worked at National China for 37 years.

He was born in Marion to William L. and Pearl Henline Embry. He married Lucille J. McNeely on June 20, 1947, and she survives.

Local Habitat group to do Operation Backyard

Youth leaders and youth groups in Huntington will partner with Huntington County Habitat for Humanity for Operation Backyard, spending several days in July serving people in their own communities.

This is the ninth year for Operation Backyard, which will take place July 10 through 12. This year’s group will work in a neighborhood near Memorial Park, covering six to eight blocks. Program leaders will visit homeowners in the area prior to the start of the program to find out what the youth could do for them.

Hgtn. Street Dept. takes holiday on Friday, July 3

The Huntington Street Department will be closed for Independence Day on Friday, July 3.

Friday’s trash will be picked up beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 6. All other trash pickup days will remain the same.

Brown bag pickup will also be on Monday, July 6.

Sheep producers to meet on Thursday, July 9

The Huntington County Sheep Producers will meet on Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m.

The meeting will take place in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex Building on the first floor.

Attendees will discuss preparations for the 2015 4-H Fair Sheep Show.

All 4-H sheep members and interested producers are asked to attend this meeting.

For more information, contact the Purdue Extension-Huntington County Office, 354 N. Jefferson-Suite 202, Huntington or call 358-4826.


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