Couch earns overall western showmanship champion


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Tory Couch was the overall western showmanship champion during the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show Saturday, July 18, at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club.

Prepping for the show


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Kaytlyn Kreider washes her horse on Saturday, July 18, during preparation for the Huntington County 4-H Horse & Pony Show.

Western showmanship champions


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Western showmanship champions on Saturday, July 18, named during the Huntington County 4-H Horse and Pony Show at the Chief LaFontaine Saddle Club are (from left) Brianna Mason, Skylar Houser, Samantha Drayer, Tory Couch, Kaityn Drayer, Jordan Parrot, Rachel Platt, Josanna Stern, Nicole Eckert and Zachary Shearer.

Joshua F. Karst

Joshua F. Karst, 27, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having relatives in Huntington, IN, died on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Karst was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Huntington.

He was born Nov. 8, 1981, in Bluffton to Patrick Houdyshell and Kathleen A. Karst. His mother survives in Fort Wayne.

Additional survivors include grandmothers Frieda Karst and Alice Kreig and several aunts and uncles.

Ermajean L. 'Jean' Goff

Ermajean L. "Jean" Erickson Goff, 93, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, July 17, 2009, at 11:20 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mrs. Goff was manager of the soda fountains at Burger Dairy, R & R Drugstores and Bob Miller Pharmacy, and was a cook at Huntington College for 10 years. She attended First Brethren Church and was a member of American Legion Auxiliary.

Richard D. King

Richard Donald King, 74, of Marion, IN, and having ties to the Van Buren, IN, and LaFontaine, IN areas, died Friday, July 17, 2009, at 10:35 a.m. in Marion General Hospital.

Mr. King was raised by his foster parents, Floyd and Cora Russell, near LaFontaine. He graduated from LaFontaine High School in 1953. He worked as a tool and die maker for GM CPC in Marion, retiring after 41 years of service.

He was born June 13, 1935, in Gas City to Charles and Hazel Robinson King. He married Judith Harrell on Aug. 29, 1954 in Marion. His wife survives.

Alli Harris named 2009 4-H Fair royalty champion

Mindi Hoffman (right), first runner-up in the Huntington County 4-H Fair royalty contest held Friday, July 17, at Huntington North High School, helps royalty champion Alli Harris (center) fix her crown as second runner-up Kiela Clore (left) looks on.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alli Harris, a 10-year member of the 4-H program, was named 2009 Huntington County 4-H Fair royalty champion on Friday, July 17, during a contest held at Huntington North High School.

Harris, 18, is the daughter of Ken and Bev Harris, of Rock Creek Township. She is a member of the Helping Hands, Junior Leaders and Huntington Hummers 4-H clubs.

Mindi Hoffman, of rural Columbia City, was first runner-up. Her parents are Kirk and Judy Hoffman, and she is a nine-year member of the Hoosier Boosters 4-H Club.

Flashback to the '60s car show held Friday in Huntington


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Joe Bellinger (right), of Waterloo, talks about his vintage car with Sandy Smith and Jim Starbuck during the Flashback to the '60s car show Friday, July 17, at Huntington University. The show was organized by the Country Cruisers and sponsored by Bippus State Bank.

Kay D. Jordan

Kay D. Jordan, 66, of Warren, IN, died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 9:10 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Jordan, a lifelong resident of Huntington County, was employed in the warehouse of Super Value Food Marketing, Fort Wayne, for 30 years. He was active with the Angel Food Ministry and attended the Warren Church of Christ.

He was born Jan. 2, 1943, in Wells County to Lewis Max and Maxine Will Jordan. He married Janice Fiock on Sept. 1, 1963, in Warren. His wife survives.

Vada M. Schwarzkopf

Vada M. Schwarzkopf, 89, of Montpelier, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at 2:03 a.m. at Miller's Merry Manor in Hartford City.

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