Huntington County Wrestling Club to have call out meeting, skating party

The Huntington County Wrestling Club is having a call out meeting and free skating party on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at West Park Skate Center, Ind.-9 and U.S. 24, Huntington.

Those wishing to sign up will need a copy of their birth certificate and an ISWA card. Wrestlers must be at least 5 years old.

There is a fee, but scholarships are available upon request.

Practices start Nov. 30, 2009.

Most equipment will be provided.

For more information, contact Richard Huffman, 356-8875, or Andy Eckert, 786-1430.


Betty J. Dalrymple

Betty J. Dalrymple, 86, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at 2:55 p.m. at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Dalrymple graduated from P.A. Allen High School, Bluffton, in 1941. She went to work for General Electric, Fort Wayne, after high school and retired in 1986 from Wabash Magnetics after 30 years of service.

She was born June 19, 1923, in Salamonia, Jay County, to Raymond O. and Eliza M. Rush Campbell. She married Bryce H. Dalrymple on June 24, 1943, in Huntington. Her husband preceded her in death on March 25, 1992.

Rebecca D. Baca

Rebecca D. Baca, 98, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at Holy Family Health Care Center, Victory Noll.

Ms. Baca retired from the New Mexico State Corporation Commission after 28 years of service. She was a member of the Democratic Women of Santa Fe County and served on the Bernalillo School District Board of Education for many years. She was also a member of the Secular Franciscans and the St. Francis Altar Society.

She was born Feb. 6, 1911, in Pena Blanca, NM, to Esquipula and Isabelita Romero Baca.

Mary I. Ziegler

Mary Imolene Ziegler, 91, of Warsaw, and a former resident of Huntington County, IN, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009, at 7:40 p.m. at Mason Health Care in Warsaw, where she had been a resident since August.

Mrs. Ziegler was a 1936 graduate of Bippus High School and lived in the Bippus area before moving to South Whitley in 1955. She moved to Chapman Lake in 1992. She had been employed by Heckman Bindery, North Manchester, for 20 years and was a member of the North Winona Church of the Brethren.

Schenkel enjoys her chance to help

Greta Schenkel (fright) looks at a book with Kids Kampus students Riley Fritcha (left) and Nate Garber (center) during her visit on Monday, Nov. 9. Schenkel won the Herbert D. LaMont Award on Saturday evening, Nov. 7, for her volunteerism at the building.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Greta Schenkel, the Herbert D. LaMont Award winner, walked through the halls of Kids Kampus on Monday, Nov. 9, showing off her plaque she received just two days prior, which was carefully wrapped in a towel.

"I like coming here," Schenkel says of volunteering at Pathfinder Kids Kampus. She logs 20 to 30 hours a week at the daycare, mostly in the Adventurers Room, which houses young children.

She does a variety of things during her visits.

"I sit with the (kids) and play with them ..." Schenkel says.

Former student wins Herbert D. LaMont Award

Barb Hancher (left) applauds Nancy Lewis after Lewis received one of two Timothy Hancher Direct Service Awards during the Pathfinder Services recognition dinner on Saturday, Nov. 7.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Greta Schenkel, a former Pathfinder Services client who now serves as a Pathfinder Services volunteer, was honored Saturday, Nov. 7, with the organization's Herbert D. LaMont Award.

The annual award, the top honor given out by Pathfinder Services, is named in honor of the man who was a major force in the development of services in Huntington County for people with disabilities.

Health department announces where H1N1 vaccine is available locally

The Huntington County Department of Health has announced locations where the H1N1 vaccine is available.

It is available to the public at Walgreens, Kmart and Owen's pharmacies and at RediMed of Huntington.

The vaccine is available to patients of the following private practices: Huntington General Practice, Huntington Medical Group, Family Practice Association, Pediatric Medical Group, Dr. Stamm and Dr. Rao, Dr. S. Schwieterman and the Huntington County Free Health Clinic.

An administration fee may apply at any community provider.

Hoosier Heartland highway now at 'when' stage as it zoons past 'if'

Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman addresses the 27th Annual Hoosier Heartland Industrial Corridor meeting on Friday, Nov. 6, at the Honeywell Center in Wabash.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The A-7 corridor - the final segment in the Hoosier Heartland highway - was not a topic of discussion at the 27th Annual Hoosier Heartland Industrial Corridor meeting in Wabash on Friday, Nov. 6, but Garry Peterson of William-Lynn-James consulting firm said that the small piece will be built.

"It's not a question of if, but when," Peterson said.

Contributions sought for RTL Care & Share project

The Huntington County Right to Life is gearing up for its 30th annual Christmas Care & Share program to benefit needy families in the county.

Donations of specific items for parents are: new wrapping paper, new Scotch tape, new gift tags, new packs of bows and cash donations to go toward the purchase of grocery gift cards. Donations of toys, clothes and other age-appropriate items are needed for children aging from infancy to age 6.

Markle Festival of Trees set for Dec. 5

Markle's Festival of Trees will be held on Dec. 5, at Markle Furniture, 193 E. Morse St., Markle, during the annual celebration, Christmas In "Our Town."

Decorated tree entries are being sought for a number of categories including best popular, best religious and best business theme. Voting will be done by the general public.

There is a small entry fee per tree and the tree height restrictions are a minimum of five feet but no more than eight feet tall.


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