Brenda K. Stambaugh

Brenda Kay Stambaugh, 76, of Russiaville, IN, and with family in Warren, IN, died Wedneday, March 7, 2018, at 3:02 p.m. at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Stambaugh was a homemaker. She was a member of Eagles 227.

She was born on June 9, 1941, in Marion to Doug and Mae Douglas. She married Richard Stambaugh in 1965, and he preceded her in death in 1996.

R. Sharon Chrisman

R. Sharon Chrisman, 80, of Monroeville, IN, and having relatives in Huntington, IN, died Friday, March 9, 2018, at Adams Heritage in Monroeville.

Mrs. Chrisman was a homemaker and member of Monroeville United Methodist Church.


She was born Feb. 22, 1938, in Fort Wayne, to Carlton Edward and Jaunita Berkholder Taylor. She married Kenneth Chrisman on Sept. 18, 1956, and he preceded her in death on April 28, 2012.

Halden C 'Hal' Platt

Halden C. "Hal" Platt, 84, of Leo, IN, and formerly of Zanesville, IN, died Friday, March 9, 2018.

Mr. Platt graduated from East Union High School in 1951 and earned his bachelor’s degree from Huntington College in 1955. He pitched for the Muncie Reds, a single A farm league of the Cincinnati Reds. He taught at Muncie schools and coached baseball from 1955 to 1960. He then coached at Albion prior to becoming a teacher, coach and athletic director at Leo Junior/Senior High School until retirement.

He was a member of Leo United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir.

Mildred P. Gray

Mildred P. Gray, 89, of Leesburg, IN, and having relatives in Andrews, IN, died Friday, March 9, 2018, at 10 a.m. at her home.

Heydes are new owners of B&K Rootbeer Stand

New B&K Rootbeer Stand owners Kim (left) and Kirk Heyde stand outside the iconic building at 1218 S. Jefferson St., Huntington. The Heydes bought the business, which has operated for 69 years, on Jan. 1.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Kirk and Kim Heyde are the new owners of the B&K Rootbeer Stand in Huntington.

The couple bought the business on Jan. 1 from former owner Roger Stephens.

Kirk Heyde says he and his wife bought the business so he could get back into being a part of a community, something he enjoyed in the past, as his family owned the Huggy Bear in Warren for a number of years and Kirk also owned the hardware store in that community for several years.

Going native

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Martha Ferguson, of Riverview Native Nursery in Spencerville, talks about the benefits of growing native plant species during a Huntington County Master Gardeners forum held Wednesday, March 7, at the Huntington branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Ferguson, a master gardener and a master naturalist, previously directed the garden restoration project at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site.

Youngs visit statehouse

Photo provided.

Judy Young (left), Dr. Sam Young (middle), of Huntington’s Central Christian Church, and State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) gathered on Jan. 23 in the House Chamber at the Indiana Statehouse. Dr. Young led the prayer before the start of official legislative business.

Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild to have first 2018 meeting

The Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild will have its first meeting of 2018 on Tuesday, March 20, at 1 p.m.

The guild will meet in the lower-level classrooms at the hospital, 2001 Stults Road, Huntington.

All members are encouraged to attend. Members of the public are also welcome to attend to learn more about the guild and its work.

Virtual reality at library

Photo by Steve Clark.

Stribor Bencun, 12, tries out a virtual reality headset and controllers during a “Try it Out” session at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Tuesday, March 6. The devices, on loan to the library from the Indiana State Library, will be available to try out during these sessions throughout March.

Huntington Chiropractic, partners raise funds for Love

The Huntington Chiropractic Center, with help from several other local businesses, raised $1,000 and an additional $200 worth of groceries for the Love in the Name of Christ food pantry at its “Spread the Love for Love INC Day” on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. The check was presented on Tuesday, March 6, and in attendance were (front row from left) Kelley Miller, Love INC food pantry coordinator; Erin Didion, ministry coordinator; Alysha Storie, chiropractic assistant; Barb Fetters, of The Purviance House Bed & Breakfast; and Cindy Geders, from Huntington Chiropractic Center; and (back row from left) Lisa Lauer, chiropractic assistant; David Geders, of Copper Chord Music; and Dr. Stephen Geders of the chiropractic center.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Dr. Stephen Geders and Huntington Chiropractic Center raised $1,000 and an additional $200 in groceries during its annual “Spread the Love for Love INC Day” on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14. In exchange for donations to Love INC, the center provided free adjustments and new patient services.


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