Charles E. Best

Charles E. Best, 91, of Ossian, IN, and having ties to Huntington County, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at 7:40 p.m. at his residence.

Marcia Eller

Marcia Eller, 64, of O’Fallon, IL, and formerly of Huntington County, IN, died July 14, 2019.

She was born Oct. 9, 1954, in Huntington County to Robert L. and Betty Neeley. She was married to Steve Eller in 1972, and they later divorced.

Surviving are a son, Jason Eller, of O’Fallon, IL; a daughter Neeley Eller, of O’Fallon, IL; a sister, Margie Bohrer, of Roanoke; four great-grandchildren, Zoie Elliott, Mackenzie Eller, Harper Sanford and Claire Eller; and one great-grandchild.

Private graveside services will be held at later date. The body was cremated.

Marsha M. Woodworth

Marsha M. Woodworth, 53, of Cromwell, IN, and with ties to Van Buren, IN, died Friday, July 26, 2019, at 7:37 p.m.  at her home.

Mrs. Woodworth graduated from Marion High School in Marion in 1984 and moved to the Cromwell area 30 years ago. She formerly worked at Union Products in Cromwell and Weaver Popcorn in Van Buren. She formerly attended the Home Corner Freewill Baptist Church in Marion.

Howard A. Davis

Howard A. Davis, 95, of Warren, IN, died July 27, 2019, in Warren.

Mr. Davis served in the United States Army during World War II in the South Pacific and Japan. He and his first wife lived in New Haven. He and his second wife lived on an 80-acre farm in Van Buren, where they grew and marketed popcorn.

He was born Aug. 22, 1924, in Bono, AR, to Alfred and Myrtle Smith Davis. He married Wanda Lee McElrath, and she preceded him in death. He later married Margaret Campbell, and she also preceded him in death.

Hill earns small engine championship

Here are the complete results of the 2019 Huntington County 4-H Fair small engines project.

Grades 6-8
Luke Hill, champion, with merit.

Buyers reward 4-Hers at 4-H livestock auction

The Huntington County 4-H Fair ended with the annual auction on Thursday, July 25, which saw 611 lots cross the block and fetch $207,005 in premium profits for 4-Hers.

The lot and premium totals both declined from last year’s auction. In 2018, a lot of 643 animals generated $222,680 in premium dollars.

In order of sale, individual auction results were as follows:

Large rabbit breed show keeps judges hopping at fair on July 23

Here are the complete results of the 2019 Huntington County 4-H Fair rabbit breed show.
Merisa Walter, best in show, best of breed and best 6 class.

Fuzzy Lop
Madelynn Keiffer, best of breed.

Jersey Wooley
Emma Hollman, best of breed
Eryn Dolby, best opposite sex.
Blue ribbons: Eryn Dolby (2) and Madelyn Keiffer.
White ribbon: Madeline Rubrake.

PHH helping children improve while having fun with high-tech center

Luke Hall (right) has fun as he prepares to exit the Parkview Huntington Hospital’s new pediatric therapy gym, as his therapist, Hannah Koeneman, keeps watch on his progress and encourages him to exercise his muscles.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Luke Hall thinks he’s going to the hospital to play on the cool playground-type equipment they have there. But his therapist knows he’s actually getting a workout.

The 5-year-old, who has been diagnosed with developmental delays, looks forward to his sessions at the new Parkview Huntington Hospital Pediatric Therapy rooms, located in the recently opened Holly D. Sale Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. When he sees the gigantic rainbow mural on the wall outside the gym’s doors, he makes sure to high-five all the colors before bounding inside to start some serious play.

Steps for Success hails 10 years of giving

Chris Walker, executive director of the Indiana Dream Center, shows just a few of the new athletic shoes that will be given away during the 10th annual Steps for Success celebration set for Wednesday, Aug. 7, at The Awakening Church, in Huntington.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Celebrating its 10th year, the Indiana Dream Center is once again giving away brand-new shoes, socks, clothing and books to kids getting ready to head to school.

Haunted street rod

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Susan Rolf (left), of Waynedale, and Greg Krantz, of Fort Wayne, admire a tricked-out 1923 Ford T-Bucket owned by Dick Smart, of Roanoke, during the Rolling into Roanoke car show held Saturday, July 27, in Roanoke.


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