Huntington County Solid Waste to hold meeting Monday at 8 a.m.

The Huntington County Solid Waste Management District will conduct a meeting on Monday, May 11, at 8 a.m. to receive information, consider and perhaps act on matters brought before Solid Waste.

In accordance with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Executive Order 20-09 dated May 1, 2020, extending portions of his previous executive orders, no Solid Waste board member will attend in person but will instead attend remotely.

Bishop resumes public liturgies with restrictions

Catholic Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades has decided to lift the suspension on public liturgies in the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend beginning on the weekend of May 23 and 24, the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord.  

At the same time, the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will continue for all Catholics in the diocese through Aug. 15, at which point it will be re-evaluated.

St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Ch. cancels annual Shamrock Luncheon

The St. Peter Lutheran Shamrock Luncheon that was scheduled in March, then postponed to May 15 because of COVID-19 restrictions, has now been canceled.

The 2021 date will be announced later.

Stephen R. Daugherty

Stephen Ray Daugherty, 64, of Roanoke, died Thursday, May 7, 2020.

Mr. Daugherty was the founder and owner of Doc’s Crane & Rigging Inc. until he retired in 2012. He started the business in 1989. He was an active member of the International Union of Operating Engineers for 45 years.

He was born Jan. 14, 1956 in Huntington to Robert and Barbara Johnson Daugherty. He was married to Brenda Riddile, and she survives.

Survivors include two sons, Eric (Katrina) Nelson and Samuel Daugherty; a daughter Stephanie (Wayne) Daugherty-Dennis; and five grandchildren.

Sister Joseph A. Kostka, OLVM

Sister Joseph Ann Kostka, OLVM, 93, a resident of Saint Anne at Victory Noll, died Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Saint Anne at Victory Noll, Huntington.

Ronald E. 'Ron' Horrell

Ronald Eugene “Ron” Horrell, 76, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at 8:15 a.m. at Parkview Wabash Hospital.

Mr. Horrell was a 1962 graduate of Clear Creek High School. He was a farmer, a crop insurance adjuster, sold crop insurance and worked at Transwheel Corporation for 25 years. He was a member of Faith Chapel United Methodist Church in Huntington and spent many years as a trustee. He served in the Army National Guard and was a member of the Huntington County 4-H Fair Board for many years.

Betty Z. Woods

Betty Zane Woods, 93, of Peoria, IL, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died May 2, 2020, at the Liberty Village in Peoria, IL.

She was born April 28, 1927, in LaGrange, GA, to Karl and Zada Benfield Gallagher. She married Joseph Woods on Aug. 26, 1946, in Huntington, at SS. Peter and Paul Church, and he preceded her in death in 2012.

Jon L. Helfin

Jon L. Helfin, 79, of rural Wabash, IN, and having family in Warren, IN, died Sunday, May 3, 2020 at 9:45 p.m., at Wesleyan Health and Rehabilitation in Marion.

Mr. Helfin was a 1958 graduate of Wabash High School and attended Indiana Technical Institute. He served in the Indiana National Guard. He worked at Wabash Metals, Wabash Magnetics, taught drafting at Peru High School, taught welding and work experience at the Heartland Career Center and owned and operated Helfin Sheet Metal in Wabash. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

Laura F. 'Sis' Rife

Laura Florence "Sis" Rife, 81, of Wabash, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Sunday, May 3, 2020, at her home.

She worked several years as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) at Miller's Merry Manor in Wabash. She attended Christian Heritage Church.

She was born Feb. 23, 1939, in Prestonsburg, KY to John and Sarah (Dearfield) Dillon. She married Carl Rife in Richmond, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 2015.

Jerry A. Sparks

Jerry Allen Sparks, 71, of Wabash, IN, and having family in Andrews, IN, died Saturday, May 2, 2020, at 2:14 p.m., at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Sparks worked at Vice Brothers Foundry for 12 years. He was a member of the Wabash Free Will Baptist Church.

He was born Nov. 7, 1948, in Morehead, KY, to Levi Sr. and Mary Conley Sparks. He married Eileen L. Zook in Wabash, on June 10, 1967, and she survives.

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