Pathfinder discontinuing recycling services as of Feb. 1

Piggy-backing the announcement that it would discontinue its recycling services as of Jan. 1, Pathfinder Services announced Thursday, Jan. 29, that it would no longer pick up trash as of Feb. 1.

Residential and commercial customers of Pathfinder Services can rest easy, however, as Marion Services will pick up where Pathfinder leaves off. Marion Services is the company that recently picked up the recycling contracts with the city of Huntington and the Huntington County Solid Waste Management District.

Elizabeth J. Smith

Elizabeth Jane Smith, 89, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at 8:35 p.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital.

Mrs. Smith had taught at Union Township and Huntington high schools and was the first food service director of the Huntington County Community School Corporation, where she served for 25 years. She graduated from Ball State Teachers' College in 1941.

Betty A. Porter

Betty Ann Porter, 77, of Marion, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009.

Mrs. Porter was a member of the Jalapa Road Freewill Baptist Church in Jalapa.

She was born May 4, 1931, in Marion to Lee and Hattie King Axton. She married Chester Porter on Sept. 3, 1949. Her husband preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2008.

Adele C. Schmidt

Adele Christine Schmidt, 88, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at 1 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Schmidt and her husband farmed in Clear Creek Township. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne.

She was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Allen County to Andrew and Emilie Berning Fuelling. She married Melford J. Schmidt on Jan. 1, 1944, in Fort Wayne. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 2007.

Stitchers put their skills to use to benefit their community

Jenice Haneline (left) and Kate Schwartz work on quilt squares during a recent meeting of the Piecemakers Quilt Club. The group, one of 11 Extension Homemaker clubs in the county, meets on the first Thursday evening of every month.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Huntington County is fortunate to have a large pool of local stitchers who are willing to provide comfort to those in need by way of their homemade gifts.

Extension Homemakers from around the county gather in groups throughout the year to work on various projects or discuss upcoming events, like the sewing day on Jan. 29. That event will be held at the Courthouse Annex meeting room, 354 N. Jefferson St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

School board acts on several more items from Jan. 26 meeting

In other business during the Monday, Jan. 26, Huntington County Community School Corporation Board meeting, trustees acted upon several items.

These actions included:

• Receiving a list of individuals who passed their GED tests on Oct. 7 and 8. They included: Matthew Dominguez, Michael Graft, Jennifer Overby and Jacob Price, all of Huntington; John Nichols and Khristina Wyche, both of Andrews; Joseph Burnsworth, of Lagro; Nicole Hall, of South Whitley; and Adam Mendenhall, of Bluffton.

Unbeaten Abbott leads HNHS wrestlers into sectional

Zach Abbott.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Unbeaten Zach Abbot drew one of three tops seeds for Huntington North High School wrestlers for the Peru Wrestling Sectional meet on Saturday, Jan. 31.

Abbott at 189 pounds will automatically take his 27-0 mark into the second round as he received a first-round bye.

Logan Randle at 112 pounds and Jamie Kuehl at 171 were the other Vikings drawing top seeds. Randle, 27-4 heading into the tourney, will receive a forfeit from North Miami in the opening round, while Kuehl, 21-9, receives a first-round bye.

Lady Vikes' win string comes to an end

Huntington North High School forward Abby Armstrong launches a jumper against visiting South Side on Tuesday, Jan. 27. The Lady Vikings fell, 67-54.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The three-game win string of the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team came to an end Tuesday, Jan. 27, as visiting FW South Side toppled the Lady Vikings, 67-54.

The Lady Archers shot their way to victory by connecting on 27 of 53 field goal attempts for 50.9 percent, including 8 of 17 from three-point land. The visitors jumped out to a 20-7 first quarter lead, went into halftime with a 41-28 advantage and cruised from there.

Paul J. Hunckler

Paul John Hunckler, 89, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at 7:37 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mr. Hunckler was the founder of Hunckler Products, Inc., a Huntington company which was later renamed as Pik-A-Nut Corporation. He founded the company in 1961 when, while working at Sturm Auto Parts in Huntington, he designed a system to organize nuts and bolts, solving a common problem for many mechanics.

Beulah J. King

Beulah J. King, 89, of rural Huntington, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at 12:01 a.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mrs. King was a homemaker and a farmer. She had lived in Huntington County most of her life and attended New Hope Ministries Church in Huntington. She was a graduate of Lagro High School.

She was born Dec. 31, 1919, in Wabash County to Floyd and Irene Fisher Grossman. She married Delbert L. King on April 27, 1941, in Wabash County. Her husband survives.

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