Bonnie L. Glasspoole

Bonnie Lee Glasspoole, 63, of Lagro, IN, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at her home.

Mrs. Glasspoole had worked as a home health aide with Wabash County Hospital for 10 years and had owned and operated Sunshine Coffee Shop in Wabash for five years.

She was active in the Wabash Church of the Nazarene.

She was born July 18, 1946, in Muskegon, MI, to Andrew and Geraldine Archer Thomas. She married Arnold Glasspoole on May 25, 1968, in Muskegon. Her husband survives.

L. Jean Denney

L. Jean Denney, 79, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at 5:50 p.m. at The Tipton House, Huntington.

Mrs. Denney, a 1948 graduate of Huntington High School, had been employed as office manager of House of Honda and Yamaha in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Union Church, Huntington, and a 43-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of Floral Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile and American Business Women's Association.

Leonard E. 'Babe' Branning

Leonard E. "Babe" Branning, 84, of Arcola, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010, at 1:05 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Cooking classes are Jan. 12

The Purdue Extension Office, Love INC, College Park Church and A Lo Nuestro, a His-panic fellowship, have again partnered to offer free cooking classes, at College Park Church.

“Cooking With Love” will be offered three times each month and the primary focus is to teach participants how to make healthy meals on a reduced budget.

Susy Jennings, of the Extension Office, serves as the main teacher of nutritional informa-tion.

January’s topic is healthy snacks and classes will be held today, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Foresters fall to Goshen Saturday, 88-77

Despite four players scoring in double digits, the Huntington University men's basketball team found itself unable to overcome host Goshen, falling 88-77 on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Goshen got out to a 7-0 lead five minutes into the match, until Huntington's Caleb Kennedy started the scoring for HU. But Goshen managed to convert 12 offensive rebounds into 10 points to lead the Foresters 41-33 at the half.

YSB offers parenting classes

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County is now accepting participants for its Empowering Parent classes.

Two classes are offered.

Growing As Parents (GAP) is designed to cover normal growth and development, age appropriate discipline, nurturing communication and many other topics. The two-hour class is offered on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and runs for eight weeks beginning on Jan. 13.

Health department offering H1N1 vaccines to public

Public Health Nurse Debra Doctor (seated) goes over some information on the H1N1 virus with Suzi Morgan, RN. The health department is now offering a mobile setup for businesses and organizations to administer the vaccine to employees.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington County Health Department announces that it is now offering H1N1 vaccines to the general public.

Public Health Nurse Debra Doctor says the Center for Disease Control (CDC) expects another wave of the virus in the upcoming flu season.

This is the third wave of the virus.

"The first wave was last spring when we all knew it as the swine flu," Doctor states. "After the second wave hit last fall, the CDC classified the virus as H1N1."

She adds that the fact the vaccine is available to everyone is good news at the right time.

Secretary of State Rokita to speak at annual Huntington chamber dinner

Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita poses alongside eight-foot stacks of folders that held corporate documents before being digitally scanned as part of his office’s e-Services initiatives.
Photo provided.

Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita will be the keynote speaker for the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce's 86th annual dinner on Monday, Jan. 25.

The dinner will be held at the LaFontaine Golf Club, 6129 N. Goshen Rd. A social time begins at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. For more information or reservations, contact JoAnn Burnau at 356-5300 or ChamberAdmin@Huntington-Chamber.com.

O'Donnell to present economic forecast

Jim O'Donnell
Photo provided.

Huntington University Professor Jim O'Donnell will present his 2010 economic forecast as part of the Huntington University Foundation Breakfast Series on Jan. 13.

The title of his presentation is "Do You Have the Stomach to Invest?" O'Donnell will look back at the 2009 economy and offer thoughts about what the new decade may bring.

Copies of O'Donnell's "The Shortest Book Ever on Saving For Retirement" will be available for purchase.

Christmas baby -- Christmas presents


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Norma Etherington, left, of Huntington County Right to Life, presents a gift to Ryder Wade Randol, center, and his mother, Kayla Enyart, right, in honor of Ryder's designation as the "Christmas Baby." Ryder was born on Christmas Day 2009 at 5:18 a.m. to Enyart and Ryder's father, Jason Randol, and was 5 pounds, 11 ounces. Huntington County Right to Life has a "longstanding tradition" of presenting a gift to the first baby born on Christmas day, Etherington says.

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