Ruth A. Grant

Ruth Ann Grant, 78, of South Whitley, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 4:27 p.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne where she was admitted on June 9.

Mrs. Grant’s formative years were spent in the South Whitley area.  She graduated from South Whitley High School in 1957. She has lived in South Whitley since 1979.

Leon E. More

Leon E. More, 78, of rural Columbia City, IN, and having family in Roanoke, IN, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, at 10:34 a.m. at North Woods Village at Inverness Lakes, Fort Wayne, where he had been a resident since August 2017.

Mr. More’s formative years were spent in Columbia City, where he attended West Ward School and graduated from Columbia City High School in 1958.  He continued his education at International Business College, Fort Wayne. He served six years with the United States Army reserve.  

Janice K. Clelland

Janice Kay Clelland, 77, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Ms. Clelland graduated from Marion High School in 1958.

She was born July 6, 1940, in Marion to Ferman and Lillian Polovina Clelland.  She married John Hall in 1958.

Harry E. McLain

Harry E. McLain, 95, died Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne.

Mr. McLain worked as an engineer with Magnavox for many years until his retirement. He was a member of Waynedale Church of Christ and served in the United States Army.

He was born in Louisville, KY, to Harry and Marry McLain. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna.

Surviving are a daughter, Joy Bean, of Van Buren; and four grandchildren, Tiffany Dack, of Bluffton; Joshua Belcher, and SaVannah (Israel) Robinson, of Fort Wayne; and Christian Bean, of Van Buren.

2018 Heritage Days Festival Schedule of Events

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20

5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
POOR JACK AMUSEMENTS - Cherry Street and city parking lot. Amusement rides and games for the entire family. Height restrictions on some rides.

7:00 p.m.
LITTLE MISS/JUNIOR MISS HERITAGE DAYS PAGEANT - Crestview Middle School. Girls ages 5 to 12 are judged on poise, modeling and personality.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

County’s emergency management group has plans in place for Heritage Days

The Huntington County Emergency Management Agency has prepared its annual plan for possible severe weather during downtown Heritage Days events.

During all of the Heritage Days events in the downtown area, the EMA Skywarn team will be constantly monitoring the weather. If a severe weather event does occur and the downtown area needs to be evacuated, the outdoor warning siren at the LaFontaine Center will sound. This does not necessarily mean there is a tornado, but means get to shelter.

Warning from ‘Mr. Bac’


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

As 4-H Youth Development Educator Rae Ann O’Neill (at top right) talks, 4-H Junior Leader Zachary Rice (at left) and “Mr. Bac” (short for Bacteria) illustrate the benefits of washing your hands to kids in the mini 4-H day camp held Thursday, June 14, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Kids also learned about first aid, fire safety, different 4-H projects they might like and other topics during the daylong camp.

‘Power Lab’ coming to Trinity United Methodist

A summer youth event called Power Lab will be hosted at Trinity United Methodist Church from Monday, June 25, to Thursday, June 28.

Power Lab is for youth from 4 years old to fourth grade and will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each day.

At Power Lab, kids will participate in Bible-learning activities, sing songs, play teamwork-building games and discover scientific crafts, aimed at reminding them to trust God, say church officials.

Plus, kids will learn to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings.

Salamonie Lake celebrates Christmas in July, Smokey’s birthday

Celebrate Christmas in July and Smokey Bear’s birthday with games, food, a parade, live music, campsite decorating and more at Salamonie Lake on July 28 and 29.

On Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., participants can chow down on pancakes and sausage prepared by the Friends of the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services. Donations will be accepted.

Swan St. Lincoln reunion announced

The seventh Swan Street Lincoln Grade School reunion will be held Saturday, July 14, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the new Lincoln School Building, 2037 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

The reunion is for everyone who went to Lincoln School when it was located on Swan Street.

Those attending the reunion are urged to bring pictures and any items they may have to share from their years at Lincoln. A pitch-in lunch featuring Kentucky Fried Chicken will be served. Bring crock-pot food; there are plenty of plug-ins but no kitchen. Table service will be provided.

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