Rev. Charles W. Lunkley

Rev. Charles W. Lunkley, 100, of Marion, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Monday, March 18, 2019, at 3:15 p.m. at Suite Living Senior Community in Marion.

Bertha Garrett

Bertha Garrett, 92, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 14, 2019, at her home.

Mrs. Garrett was a 1943 graduate of Mt. Olympus High School and a 1947 graduate of Ball State University, receiving her master’s in 1967. She worked as a teacher in Wells, Huntington and Wabash counties. Additionally, she had taught at Ivy Tech and Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne before retiring in 1995.

Virginia Triplett

Virginia Triplett, 93, of Wabash, IN, and having family in LaFontaine, IN, died Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 5:40 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Triplett was a homemaker and a member of the Lord’s Table Church.

She was born Dec. 25, 1925, in Paintsville, KY, to Melvin and Ida Bollen Butcher. She married Boyd Triplett on Aug. 13, 1955, in Wabash, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2011.

Stella M. Zech

Stella Marie Zech, 87, of rural Marion, IN, and having family in LaFontaine, IN, and Lagro, IN, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 11:45 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Zech was a member of the St. Bernard Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, both in Wabash, and the American Legion Auxiliary, in Van Buren. She was a volunteer for Helping Hands and the Life Center, both in Wabash, and St. Paul’s Catholic School, in Marion.

NWTF state winner


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The Indiana state chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Amara Eckert (center) at the Flint Springs Chapter’s annual hunting heritage banquet on March 9. With Eckert are her parents Heather Eckert (left) and Dr. Matt Eckert.

E-borrowing, computer classes set

Those who have a library card with the Huntington City-Township Public Library have access to almost 20,000 ebooks and audiobooks, available to borrow completely free of charge.

The library will host a workshop to show those interested how to download, read and return ebooks Wednesday, March 27. at 6 p.m. at the Huntington branch.

Participants should take a smartphone, tablet or  computer if desired to learn how to access these books and audiobooks 24/7, 365 days a year.

SWCD launches updated, user-friendly website

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District has a new look on its website.

The website is user-friendly and provides information about grant projects, cost-share programs and upcoming conservation events, note SWCD officials.

On the Sales page, information is available about the SWCD’s tree and fish sales, the IDNR State Nursery tree seedling sale, along with links for order forms and information about the district’s plat book, maps and flag sales.

Links to conservation partnership agencies are included on the home page.

Red Cross needs more type-O blood donors

Eligible blood donors of all blood types – especially type O – are urged to give blood through the American Red Cross now to help ensure a sufficient supply for hospital patients this spring.

Upcoming blood drives in Huntington are:

• Tuesday, March 26, from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 1000 Flaxmill Rd.

• Sunday, March 31, from 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church/School, 860 Cherry St.

• Saturday, April 13, from noon to 5 p.m. at Moose Lodge 837, 390 Frontage Rd.

Horace Mann announces perfect attendance during third quarter

Horace Mann Elementary has announced the following students who have achieved perfect attendance for the third quarter of the 2018-19 school year.

Kindergarten
William Whitesell and Gracie Yohey.

First Grade
Carter Spurgeon, Keagan Middaugh, Jason Norris, Cadence Rosen and Silas Ayoub.

Second Grade
Lillie Roberts, Zane Bickel and Karson Little.

Third Grade
Sabrina Mertz and Ryder Ross.

W.A.R. Wrestling event at fairgrounds March 23

“Green Turns Into Gold,” a W.A.R. Wrestling event, will be held Saturday, March 23, at First Merchants Heritage Hall on the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and wrestling will commence at 7 p.m.

The W.A.R. Championship Title Match will see Dustin Rayz take on Matt “Dark Star” Taylor.

The W.A.R. Respect Title Match will feature Palmer Cruise, Cody Jones, Orlando Christopher and Aaron Williams.

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