Jack L. Morgan

Jack Lee Morgan, 58, of Columbia City, IN, and having family members in Markle, IN, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at 5:35 p.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Morgan worked in engineering for Plastech, now known as Johnson Controls Inc., in Bryan, OH. He had previously been employed by Jackson Corporation, Jackson, OH; Johnson Controls, Fort Wayne; Lear, Greencastle; and United Tech, later known as Lear, in Bourbon.

Mary K. DeBaillie

Mary K. DeBaillie, 84, of Albion, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at 3:35 a.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.

Mrs. DeBaillie attended school in Butler and was a former resident of Fort Wayne. She was a homemaker.

She was born March 26, 1925, in DeKalb County to Frank and Kate C. Bell. She married Leo P. DeBaillie on Feb. 6, 1949, in Huntington. Her husband preceded her in death in 1975.

Richard Murphy

Richard Murphy II, 35, of Van Buren, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at 8:58 p.m. at his home.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home, Van Buren.


Audrey J. Dinius

Audrey Jeanette Dinius, 83, of Roanoke, IN, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009, at 1 a.m. at the home of her son.

Mrs. Dinius had been employed by Coil Engineering, Roanoke, and Utah Electronics, Huntington. She also farmed.

She was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Huntington County to Floyd and Sarah Barkdoll Cormany. She married Donald L. Dinius on June 24, 1945, in Roanoke. Her husband preceded her in death on May 9, 2004.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results — Summer Leagues

Men's High Game: Zac Tackett, 219; Mel Fruit Jr., 204; Tyler Neff, 200.
Men's High Series: Mel Fruit Jr., 596; Zac Tackett, 557; Tyler Neff, 513.
Women's High Game: Lesley Love, 225; Stacey Hebert, 204; Elizabeth Bischoff, 189.
Women's High Series: Stacey Hebert, 551; Lesley Love, 549; Elizabeth Bischoff, 543.
Top Teams: Adam Fruit, 11-5; Connor Brown, 10-6; Tyler Krepp, 10-6.

A leap, and then a splash -- and another trophy under his paws

Brian Johnson and his dog Gunner, along with Johnson's daughter Krista, display some of the awards Gunner has won while competing in dock jumping competitions around the Midwest.
Photo contributed.

Originally published May 11, 2009.

It's a family affair, but it's the family dog that is basking in the spotlight.

Brian Johnson and his dog Gunner got involved in dock jumping last year and enjoyed it so much, they plan to go to even more competitions this year. Since the whole family generally goes along, the Johnsons consider the events "mini vacations," Brian says.

At the head of the class

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Top 25 students in the Huntington North High School Class of 2009 were honored by the Huntington Kiwanis Club at a luncheon Thursday, May 21, at Huntington University's Habecker Dining Commons. The Top 25 are (front row from left) Tayah Kline, Samantha Drayer, Whitney Neuenschwander, Leah Street, Haley Strass, Sarah Henderson, Kaitlyn Batt, Rachel Clor, Ashley Robbins and Emilie Jamison; and (back row from left) Megan Burnworth, Bethany Mason, Karissa Miller, Tyler Stoffel, Joshua Riggle, Ethan J.

Just checking

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Katherine Hiple (left), of Huntington, has her bone density measured by Gerlynn Vonderhaar, of Parkview Hospital, during the fifth annual Senior Expo on Thursday, May 21, at the Huntington Unversity Medrillat Center for Physical Education and Recreation Center.

Checking out the Expo booths

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Steve Bumgardner (left), of Fred Toenges Shoes and Pedorthics, Fort Wayne, discusses some of the company's products with Sandy (center) and Mike Gosnell, of Huntington, during the Senior Expo on Thursdy, May 21.

Free lunch at Senior Expo

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sister Delores McGinley heads up the lunch line, picking up a plate of a chicken salad sandwich, potato salad and chips, during the Senior Expo on Thursday, May 21. Area business and organizatins sponsored free breaksfast and free lunch at the fifth annual event.


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