Victory Noll Sisters want to give others a look into their lifestyle

Sister Rose Ann Kaiser of Victory Noll (right) speaks with an associate, Mary Alice Kelly, earlier this year at a meeting in Colorado.
Photo provided.

Originally published Jan. 7, 2010.

A new opportunity recently introduced by the Victory Noll Sisters gives interested people the chance to make a temporary commitment as a missioner.

Sister Rose Ann Kaiser, the program's representative, says there is more to the project than meets the eye.

Nine more city employees lose jobs; garbage collection goes to semimonthy

Nine more city employees lost their jobs on Thursday, Feb. 11, as Huntington Mayor Steve Updike continues his struggle to keep the city afloat as revenues continue to shrink.

And for the first time, the city's financial woes will have a direct effect on its residents - garbage collections will be reduced from once a week to twice a month, beginning in March.

"We laid off nine people a little bit ago," Updike said late Thursday.

Dr. Glenn E. Rickert

Dr. Glenn E. Rickert, 95 of Clear Creek Township, Huntington County, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010, at 4:45 a.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Huntington.

Dr. Rickert was a Huntington optometrist. He held several patents and published a book on near-death experience. He attended Huntington College, the Juilliard Institute of Music in New York, NY, Heidelberg College and the University of California in Los Angeles. He graduated from The Ohio State University and remained there for a time as a research associate.

Charles S. 'Chuck' Grimes

Charles S. "Chuck" Grimes, 90, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at 8:03 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Grimes served in the United States Army during World War II, spending time in Sicily, Naples, Foggia, Rome-Arno, Rhineland and southern France. He worked as a commercial carpenter in northeast Indiana and was a lifetime member of Carpenters Union Local 232, retiring after more than 50 years of membership.

Donaldson scores 21 to lead HU women past Goshen, 67-55

Jenna Donaldson scored 21 points and had eight rebounds to carry the Huntington University women's basketball team to a 67-55 win over host Goshen on Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Huntington, 18-7 overall and 9-4 in the Mid-Central Conference, took on a quick lead when Lauren Meese opened the game with a long bomb just 20 seconds in, but the Foresters could only muster 10 points over the next nine minutes and trailed 14-13 with 10:56 left in the half. Donaldson keyed an 8-0 burst with six points of her own to give HU a 21-14 advantage, a lead it would never lose.

Tonight's game postponed

The Huntington North High School boys' basketball game scheduled for tonight (Feb. 11) in Marion has been postponed.

The game will be played instead on Feb. 23, with a JV tip-off time of 6 p.m.

Purdue economist says tax reform legislation to make govt. units interdependent

Purdue University economist Larry DeBoer explains the effects of property tax reform on governments and taxpayers in Huntington County during an informational session Monday, Feb. 8, at Crestview Middle School.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Balancing a budget used to be so easy.

The state set a maximum levy - a maximum dollar amount that could be raised through property taxes - for each city, town and other taxing unit. The taxing unit would divide the maximum levy by its assessed value and come up with a tax rate.

No more, says Purdue University economist Larry DeBoer, who for nearly two hours on Monday, Feb. 8, delivered a rapid-fire analysis of the twists and turns of the tax reform legislation passed by the Indiana legislature in March 2008.

Markle volunteers to de-trash

A meeting will be held at the Markle Fire Station concerning the de-trashing of the Wabash River on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m.

The purpose of de-trashing is to clean up the river and preserve the heritage of the Wabash River, and volunteers are needed for the project, say officials of the sponsoring organizations, the Markle Area Chamber of Commerce and the Markle Park Board.

Trash and dead brush will be cleaned up along the banks, with permission from landowners.

Democrats move meeting back one week to Feb. 18

Huntington County Democrats will hold a business meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Democrat headquarters, 20 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Organizers originally announced the date of the meeting as Feb. 11.


Huntington TEA Party to meet at Life Church Friday

The Huntington TEA Party will be having a TEA Party meeting at Life Church on Friday, Feb.12, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Featured include:

- Richard Mourdock, Indiana State treasurer, who will speak on the Constitution and a Tribute to Abraham Lincoln.

- Micah Clark of Indiana American Family Association, with his topic "How to Influence Your Legislator", Indiana FairTax.

- Cindy Gamrat "What is the Huntington TEA Party, Political Party or Patriot Group? You Decide."


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