Bobby D. 'Duff' Ormsby

Bobby D. "Duff" Ormsby, 82 of Markle, IN, died Sunday June 9, 2019, at 1:28 a.m. at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.

Mr. Ormsby was a 1954 graduate of Markle High School. After high school he joined the military and served his country in the United States Army.  Upon leaving the army he went to work in construction, working for John Dehner for more than 50 years.  He was a volunteer at Markle Park and helped with the Boy Scouts.  

Kenneth 'David' Copeland

Kenneth "David" Copeland, 58, of Wabash, IN, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 10:05 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Copeland worked at Ford Meter Box in Wabash for 36 years.

He was born March 16, 1961, in Wabash to Murline Copeland and Louise Murray Davidson He married Sharon Depoy on Jan. 1, 2000, in Peru, and she survives.

School corp. turning to taxpayers after explaining needs

Flint Springs Elementary School Principal Aimee Lunsford (standing at right) reads back questions she fielded from the public during a community forum on two proposed referendum questions brought by the Huntington County Community School Corporation on Wednesday, June 5, at Huntington North High School. The questions address project needs at the high school and teacher salaries.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Huntington County Community School Corporation has nowhere to turn to but the taxpayers of the county, after it presented two vital needs that could appear on the Nov. 5 municipal election ballot as referendum questions.

The task fell to newly-installed School Superintendent Chad Daugherty, as he led two community forum meetings on Wednesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 6, to lay out the needs addressing the high school’s aging building and a raise in teacher salaries.

Late start


Photo by Scott Trauner.

With farm fields in the area finally drying out enough for machinery to get going, many of the county’s farmers have been wasting no time getting those fields ready for planting. A farmer in southern Huntington County gets busy on Wednesday, June 5.

Vintage, Handmade Mkt. Saturday in Roanoke

Shoppers can spend a day finding something new that’s old, or a treasure crafted by hand at the upcoming Vintage & Handmade Market on Saturday, June 15.

The market runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Roanoke on Main Street and Second Street.

There will be a lot more of a selection this year than last year – nearly triple, in fact – as more than 70 vendors are signed up to set up shop to sell a wide variety of vintage items, antiques and handmade crafts.

Warren Downtown MarketPlace on Thursdays

The Warren Downtown MarketPlace, a farmers market and craft/art vendor event has started, and will continue on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting, throughout the summer, in downtown Warren at the Riverside Park.

This event is sponsored by Historic Warren Inc., an Indiana Main Street committee.  There is no charge to be a vendor.

Anyone who has home-grown produce or creative talents is invited to display them at the MarketPlace.  Also, any person or group who would like to display their talents on the stage may schedule with Jessica Sunderman, 468-8398.

Bargain books


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Members of the Huntington City-Township Public Library’s Friends of the Library take a break from sorting through books on Tuesday, June 4, to show off some interesting titles that will be offered for sale in the upcoming FOTL Used Book Sale. Pictured are (from left) Sue Maynard, Sue Jepsen, Barb Hancher and Nancy Fellinger. The sale will run Thursday, June 13, through Saturday, June 15 during library hours. A special preview sale for Friends of the Library will take place Wednesday, June 12, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memberships may be purchased at the door.

Riverview announces 4Q honor roll students

Riverview Middle School has announced the following students who have achieved the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2018-2019 school year.

All A’s
Eighth Grade
Drew Baker, Grant Beckner, Lawrence Grove, Mara Hendryx, Saij Hildebrandt, Joshua Justice, Gabrielle Leichty, Matthew Lewis, Emily Manry, Jamen Matheny, Dylan Palmer, Madison Ptak, Alexandria Raab, Gwendolyn Ranc, Allie Smith, Keller Whicker, Abagayle Wright and Charlie Zehner.

45 years and counting


Photo provided.

Peggy Brooks, of Markle, a second-grade teacher at Bluffton-Harrison Elementary School, in Bluffton, was awarded a certificate of recognition for 45 years of service to the school corporation at the end of the current school year. Brooks began her teaching career in 1974 as the elementary library media specialist. She has taught second grade since 2008.

Humane society sets June 18 meet

The Huntington County Humane Society will hold its regular monthly board meeting on Tuesday, June 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 390 Thurman Poe Way, Huntington. 

Non-members are invited to attend.  For more information, email hunting toncountyhumanesociety@gmail.com.

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