Attorney General Zoeller discusses state fight

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller (right) makes a point to Jean Ann Bailey, owner of Nick's Kitchen in downtown Huntington, earlier today, Saturday, April 10, after his speech at the restaurant explaining the state's fight against the recently passed federal healthcare reform bill.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results -- Winter Leagues

Men's High Game: Chris Dunwidde, 279; Bob Gottschalk Jr., 158.
Men's High Series: Dave Shoptaw, 738; Mike Hall, 689.
Men's Most Over Average: Jerry Bartrom, 73; Chris Dunwidde, 67.

Card shower for Paul Yount's 97th birthday

A card shower is being held to honor Paul Yount on his 97th birthday on Friday, April 16.

Cards can be sent to hiim at PO Box 23, Warren, IN 46792, or he can be seen at Heritage Pointe on Friday.

The TAB missed getting the print announcement published in time. We apologize for the error.


Jean E. Root

Jean E. Root, 85, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at 8:40 p.m. at The Heritage of Huntington.

Mrs. Root graduated from Millersburg High School in Ohio in 1942 and attended Wooster Business College in Ohio. She had worked at the Timken Roller Bearing Company in Wooster and at Brenner's Clothing Store and IGA, both in Millersburg. She was a deputy auditor in the Holmes County Auditor's Office from 1957 to 1969 and served as treasurer of the West Holmes Local School District from 1969 to 1981.

Norma L. Bannister

Norma L. Bannister, 97, of Kokomo, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at 7:30 a.m. at St. Joe Hospital, Kokomo.

Mrs. Bannister retired from E-Systems in Huntington after 17 years of service. She was a member of Moose Lodge 837, Huntington. She attended school in Connersville.

She was born Nov. 14, 1912, in Connersville to Clifford and Daisy Schaefer Rigor. She married Floyd Bannister in 1925 in Connersville. Her husband preceded her in death on March 26, 1979.

Dwyer's squeeze in seventh gives Foresters doubleheader sweep over Taylor

Kate Dwyer executed a squeeze bunt to drive in the winning run in the second game and give the Huntington University softball team a doubleheader sweep over visiting Taylor, 10-2 and 4-3, on Tuesday, April 6.

The Foresters used a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh to improve their record to 9-11 overall and 3-1 in the Mid-Central Conference.

In the opener, Katie Bowers went 4 for 4 with a home run and three runs batted in to lead HU to the win.

Carol J. McKearney

Carol J. McKearney, 72, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Monday evening, April 5, 2010.

Mrs. McKearney was retired from Amgen in Thousand Oaks, CA. She was a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 857, both in Fort Wayne, and American Legion Post 85, of Huntington.

She was born Aug. 24, 1937, to Richard E. and Edna M. Freeman Hires. She married Garvey J. McKearney, who preceded her in death.

Richard Thorson

Richard Thorson, 60, of Warren, IN, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Thorson had been employed as an electrical engineer with BAE Systems for 22 years. He was a member of St. Peter's Church, Huntington.

He was born July 25, 1949, in Manistee, MI to Darwin and Dorothy Thorson. His mother survives in Manistee, MI.

Survivors include a daughter, Heather (Daire) Moloney; a son, Marcus (Rachel) Thorson, of Columbus; and a sister, Linda (Charles) Thoman.

William A. 'Bill' Vallad Jr.

William Allen "Bill" Vallad Jr., 62, of Hartford City, IN, and having family members in Warren, IN, died Sunday, April 4, 2010, at 11:25 a.m. at Clarion Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.

Mr. Vallad was a 1967 graduate of Hartford City High School and served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1970. He retired in 1993 from GM Delco Remy in Anderson and had previously worked at B.O.C. in Kalamazoo, MI. He was a member of Calvary Christian - The Lighthouse Church, Hartford City.

Virginia 'Ginger' Hiatt

Virginia "Ginger" Hiatt, 70, of Sweetser, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Hiatt was a journeyman operator at Foster Forbes for more than 30 years, retiring in 1991.While at Foster Forbes, she served as president of Local 38 and was active with the union in many capacities.


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