Taking entries for Open Class exhibit at fair

Entries are now being accepted for the Open Class Adult Exhibit during the Huntington County 4-H Fair in July.

The exhibits, sponsored by the Huntington County Extension Homemakers, are open to any resident of Huntington County (18 years and older) or any member of a Huntington County Extension Homemakers club.

Farm Bureau Inc. awards 2018 scholarships to Smith and Bates

(From left) Garret Smith and Brianna Bates.
Photos provided.

Huntington Farm Bureau Inc. has announced Garret Smith and Brianna Bates as winners of two $500 scholarship for 2018.

Smith, of Warren, is currently a sophomore at Purdue University studying agricultural systems management. He is involved at Purdue in Collegiate 4-H Club, Agricultural Systems Management Club, Wesley Foundation, Freshman Mentoring, track and field, tennis and Campus Life. Some of his community, church and service activities include the Mt. Etna Youth Group, Pork Chop 4-H Club and Bread of Life Food Pantry.

He is the son of Jon and Krystal Smith.

Faith Chapel sets VBS for June 11-15

Children ages 3 to students entering fifth grade are invited to Faith Chapel United Methodist church for a week of Game On! Vacation Bible School beginning tonight, Monday, June 11, through Friday, June 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Kids will begin each day at the Pep Rally. From the Pep Rally, kids will meet with their “coaches,” where they will be equipped to dig deep into God’s Word. Each day kids will make crafts, play games, sing songs and learn about missions. Sack-style dinners are served every night.

A celebration will be held Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m.

Survivors Lap at Relay for Life


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Cancer survivors, wearing purple T-shirts, start out on the Survivors Lap, the first lap of the Relay for Life, on Saturday, June 9, at Kriegbaum Field. Thirty-two teams participated in the fund-raiser this year, raising $55,315 to surpass the goal of $53,000.

Drusilla M. 'Druie' Jones

Drusilla M. “Druie” Jones, 79, of Huntington, died June 8, 2018, at 3:15 p.m. at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

LaVond G. Dimond

LaVond G. Dimond, 93, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 1:48 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Dimond graduated from Huntington High School in 1944. She was the owner of LaVond’s Shoe Bouquet in Huntington from 1972 to 1984.

She was born April 17, 1925, in Huntington to Vernon and Eva Sutton Pinkerton. She married Donald Eugene Dimond on Dec. 6, 1953; he preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 2012.

Patricia J. 'Pat' Runkel

Patricia Jane “Pat” Runkel, 74, of Andrews, IN, died Friday, June 8, 2018, at 9:45 a.m. at her granddaughter’s home.

Mrs. Runkel was raised on a farm outside Bryant in Jay County. She graduated from Bryant High School in 1962. She was a homemaker and worked at The Shirt Shed in Wabash. She was a member of Banquo Christian Church, member of a quilting club and also gave presentations and taught children about Indian life at the Historic Forks of the Wabash and Mississinewa 1812.

Joyce M. Walker

Joyce M. Walker, 83, of Andrews, IN, died Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 7:15 a.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Clayton R. Berry

Clayton Ryan Berry, infant son of Brooke Berry and Nick Shepperd, both of Warren, IN, died Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 11:45 p.m. at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton, IN.

The child was born earlier in the day on May 24, 2018.

In addition to his parents, he is also survived by a brother, Carter Bowers, of Warren; maternal grandparents, Ida and Todd Berry, of Warren; and paternal grandparents, Chris and Wanda Shepperd, of Andrews.

Charles E. 'Chuck' Tucker

Charles Earl “Chuck” Tucker, 63, of Sanford, MI, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland, MI.

Mr. Tucker grew up in Green Township of Noble County and attended Wolf Lake High School. He spent most of his adult life living in South Whitley and Huntington before moving to Michigan five years ago.

He had been a truck driver.

He was born Jan. 28, 1955, in LaGrange County to Forrest and Jeanette Dickson Tucker.



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