Andrews shuts well, will flush system

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management collected drinking water samples at the Andrews Water Department on Monday, June 22, in response to the “Do Not Drink” advisory issued by the town on June 19.

All finished drinking water samples being delivered to customers and residents met the safe drinking water standards set by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.

Based on the results, however, Andrews has shut off well No. 1 and will flush the system.

Francis D. 'Don' Marley

Francis Donald “Don” Marley, 85, of Marion, IN, and having family in Van Buren, IN, died died Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Wesleyan Healthcare, in Marion.

Lois J. Roser

Lois Jane Roser, 86, of rural Wabash, IN, and having family in Lagro, IN, and LaFontaine, IN, died Monday June 22, 2020, at 3:39 p.m. in her home.

A lifelong resident of Wabash County, Mrs. Roser was a 1950 graduate of Urbana High School. She served as a school librarian at Southwood Elementary and retired from the United States Postal Service in 1988. Lois was a longtime member of the Zion Lutheran Church, serving as a member of the altar guild. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society of Wabash County and the Cozy Homemakers Home Ec Club.

Ronald L. 'Ron' Girod

Ronald Lee “Ron” Girod, 70, of Decatur, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Monday evening, June 22, 2020, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Girod was a member of Salem Magley Church, where he served on all the boards for many years. He was also on the Adams County Co-op Board for six years, board of directors for Harvest Land Co-op for many years and the Jefferson Township Advisory Board for three years. He served on the swine committee for Wells County 4-H for 15 years and was also a volunteer with Operation Help in Decatur and Wells County 4-H Backpack Program.

Campaign Chair Award


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Holly Lutton, representing Our Sunday Visitor, holds the 2019-2020 Campaign Chair Award presented by the United Way of Huntington County.

Huntington County TAB becomes 12th paper of Hoosier Media Group

Don Hurd (middle), CEO of Hoosier Media Group, looks over an issue of The Huntington County TAB after he purchased the free newspaper from previous owners Russ Grindle (left) and Scott Trauner on Friday, June 19. The TAB is the 12th newspaper owned by Hoosier Media Group.
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In 1985 two young men decided to lay it all on the line and quit their jobs to pursue their dream.

Russ Grindle and Scott Trauner wanted to start their own newspaper in Huntington County.

Russ and Scott previously worked at The Paper of Wabash County. They saw how successful the Rees family was with their newspaper. Grindle and Trauner knew if they followed The Paper’s formula they too could be successful in Huntington County.

Star Performer Award


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Kline’s CPA Group receives the Star Performer award from the United Way of Huntington County. Pictured are (front row from left) Dawn Gonser, Sarah Driscoll, Christi Heffelfinger, Trent Wolfe, Brandy Swope, Blake Gray and Rhonda Beaver; and (back row from left) Jenny Double and Kathy Blomeke. Not pictured is Samantha Barlow.

Huntington native gets promotion

Bronwen Fetters Carlisle
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Indiana Humanities has promoted Huntington native Bronwen Fetters Carlisle to programs and special projects manager.

Carlisle, who has been on staff since 2016, recently completed a dual master’s program through Indiana University Bloomington with degrees in English literature and library science, while still managing the Novel Conversations book lending library program at Indiana Humanities.

Carlisle received a bachelor’s in English writing and literature from Huntington University.

United Way names annual award winners

Former Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters holds the Bob Smith Campaign Volunteer Award, presented to him by the United Way of Huntington County in recognition of his commitment and leadership to the 2019-20 United Way campaign.
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The United Way of Huntington County has announced the recipients of annual awards presented by the agency.

President and CEO Kyle Metzger said the announcements would normally have been made at a thank you luncheon this year had it not been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

The United Way has the luncheon to thank all the businesses and individuals involved in its annual fund-raising campaign.

Many from Huntington County earn places on Ivy Tech spring dean’s list

Ivy Tech Community College has announced Huntington County residents who earned a place on its spring 2020 dean’s list for the Fort Wayne Campus and the Warsaw site.

The dean’s list, prepared and published each term, gives recognition to students who are degree-seeking, achieve a minimum 3.50 grade point average in non-academic skills advancement courses with no Ds or Fs, earn six or more Ivy Tech credits during the semester and have earned at least 12 non-academic skills advancement credits during their course of study.

Local students named to the list include:

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