Donald A. Haynes

Donald Andrew Haynes, 78, of Wabash, and having family members in Huntington, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 29, at 9:30 a.m. at Autumn Ridge Health Care Center in Wabash.

Mr. Haynes retired in 1994 from Celotex in Lagro and was a member of the Wabash Chapel Church of God. He served in the Korean War as a member of the United States Army and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 286, Wabash.

Ann G. Young

Anna Grace Young, 97, of Warsaw, and a former resident of Huntington, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at 4:30 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Young was a member of the Salamonie Church of the Brethren, Huntington County. She moved from Huntington to Dowagiac, MI, in 1944 and moved to Chapman Lake in 1997.

She was born June 13, 1912, in Huntington County to Nathan and Carrie Ellis Minton She married Stanford Young on Sept. 4, 1934, in Auburn. Her husband preceded her in death on July 5, 1992.

Vera E. Spahr

Vera E. Spahr, 92, of Warren, IN, died Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at 8:15 a.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Mrs. Spahr was a 1935 graduate of Warren High School. She was a homemaker and resident of Wells and Huntington County. She was an active member at the Solid Rock United Methodist Church in Warren. She was also a member of the Chautauqua Reading Club, Huntington County Extension Homemakers and United Methodist Women. She had been a resident of the Heritage Pointe since 2005.

Thomas E. Barr

Thomas E. Barr, 60, of rural Bluffton, IN, and having family members in Warren, IN, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at 4:19 p.m. in the emergency room of the Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Barr had worked as a machinist at Bluffton Motor Works since 1970, worked part-time at Fabri-Form for nine years, and helped neighbors with farming. He graduated from Southern Wells High School in Petroleum in 1967, attended the First Church of the Nazarene and was active in 4-H clubs and FFA.

Lavelle K. Barnes

Lavelle K. Barnes, 94, of rural South Whitley, IN, and a former resident of Huntington County, IN, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at 3:45 p.m. at her home.

Loren Rife Jr.

Loren Rife Jr., 74, of Wabash, IN, and with ties to Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, at 7:55 a.m. at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Rife joined the United States Air Force and served in the Korean War. He retired from the air force as a tech sergeant after 21 years of service. He was also the finance officer and manager for American Legion 248 in Lagro for 16 years. He was also a member of the V.F.W. Post 2689 in Huntington, Moose Lodge 1195 in Wabash, AmVets Post 16 of Indiana and Lagro American Legion 248.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Monday Early Bird
Men's High Game: Bill Kusler, 205; Bill Reed, 178; Bob Strickler, 177.
Men's High Series: Bill Kusler, 562; Bill Reed, 512; Bob Strickler, 458.
Women's High Game: Billie Smith, 124; Rosalyn Hughes, 120; Sharon Wymer, 116.
Women's High Series: Rosalyn Hughes, 327; Billie Smith, 320; Sharon Wymer, 307.
Top Teams: The B's, 33-11; Team #9, 27-17; Team #2, 26-18.
Most Over: Bill Kusler, +34; Gerald Black, +31; Dick Wymer, +16.

Ann McHenry

Anna McHenry, 95, a resident of Miller's Merry Manor in Huntington, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009.

Mrs. McHenry and her husband were co-owners of McHenry Tire and Television Service, with stores in Huntington and Akron. They also managed Beaty's Roller Rink until it closed. She retired from the Huntington County Community School Corproation after many years of service as a school bus driver. She was a graduate of Roanoke High School and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Huntington.

Shafer reaffirms support for HNHS administration after patron questions information about New Tech proposal

Huntington County Community SchooLs Superintendent Tracey Shafer reaffirmed his trust in the Huntington North High School administration after a patron alleged the HNHS administration had concealed information regarding the New Tech proposal.

However, two members of the board of trustees found some of the presentation - made during the board's meeting on Monday, Dec. 21, by Stephen Geders - to have merit.

McKee's HCCSC budget report somewhat positive

Assistant Superintendent for Business of the Huntington County Community School Corporation Dave McKee gave a quick report of where the corporation stands heading into the New Year on Monday evening, Dec. 21, and the news was somewhat positive.

McKee said HCCSC will finish the year in black, but it's getting tighter, and the true tests will come in the next 18 to 24 months. He said the corporation received a check from the auditor's office, and while the shortfall was expected, heexplained that the uncollected amount of property taxes is throwing the corporation for a loop.

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