Free lunch at Senior Expo

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Sister Delores McGinley heads up the lunch line, picking up a plate of a chicken salad sandwich, potato salad and chips, during the Senior Expo on Thursday, May 21. Area business and organizatins sponsored free breaksfast and free lunch at the fifth annual event.

Expo dance

Photo by Scott Trauner.

A Joy Pleaser Clown member takes Sue Rumple, chairman of the board for the Huntington County Council on Aging, for a quick dance spin on Thursday, May 21, at the fifth annual Senior Expo.

Scholarship presentation

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington North High School senior Kaitlyn Batt (seated, right) received a $10,000 scholarship from the Coca Cola Foundation. Also on hand for the presentation on Monday, May 18, were Chris Hoke, Huntington North teacher and Batt's choice for the Teacher of Distinction Award and Bill Marty, public relations manager for Indiana Coca Cola Enterprises.

LaFontaine Arts Council names top artists for May

Andrea Broxon (front left) and Kesley Godfroy (front right) were recognized recently as LaFontaine Arts Council Artists of the Month.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The LaFontaine Arts Council has named two Huntington Catholic School students as an "Artist of the Month."

Andrea Broxon of Huntington won two awards: one in music, and the other in band and choir. The eighth-grader was nominated by Joan Gardner, the music teacher at Huntington Catholic for her "strong musical ability," as well as her high ratings at the ISSMA solo contest for the past three years and her selection into the All-State Middle School Honors Choir.

Irene M. Atteberry

Irene Margaret Atteberry, 85, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at 3:25 am. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mrs. Atteberry graduated from Fort Wayne South Side High School. She also graduated from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. She was a registered nurse for 35 years at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was born Nov. 27, 1923, in McKeesport, PA, to Chauncey and Sarah Johnson Bedworth. She married William Atteberry on Oct. 3, 1958, in Fort Wayne. Her husband preceded her in death.

Grace A. Thompson

Grace Anne Thompson, 95, of Warren, IN, died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at 12:12 a.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Mrs. Thompson, a 1933 graduate of Warren High School, worked for the United Methodist Memorial Home in Warren for many years. She attended Country Bridge Club and the Town Bridge Club of Warren. She formerly attended the First United Methodist Church of Warren.

Irene M. Miller

Irene M. Miller, 75, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at 10:15 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and member of Bethel United Methodist Church.

She was born Aug. 12, 1933, in Huntington to Walter and Elizabeth Mae Beeching Sands. She married Jacob W. Miller in Broomfield on March 16, 1955. Her husband preceded her in death in 1994.

Robert J. Alexander

Robert Joseph Alexander, 66, of rural Wabash, IN, and having relatives in Huntington, IN, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at 10:33 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Alexander worked for Kroger Egg Exchange for many years and retired from Hayes Lemmerz International in Wabash. He was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church and the Moose Lodge, both of Wabash, and was a 4th degree Knights of Columbus, in Wabash. A 1960 graduate of Noble High School, he was a United States Army veteran. He spent the winter months in Bradenton, FL.

Floyd L. Brown

Floyd L. Brown, 89, of Warren, IN, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at 4:45 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Brown graduated from Jefferson Township High School in 1937. He was a staff sergeant in the United States Army during World War II. He farmed in Jefferson Township all his life and had also worked at Dana for 29 years before retiring.

He was born Aug. 18, 1919, in Huntington to Sherman N. and Lelah Camblin Brown. He married Waneta M. Kennedy on Feb. 22, 1948. His wife survives.

Transwheel plans warehouse in Andrews, expansion at current facility in Huntington

Things are looking up for the empty Dana facility in Andrews as Transwheel Corporation hopes to use the building as a warehouse.

And the good news from Transwheel doesn't stop there - the company also plans to expand its business in Huntington.

Company officials submitted SB-1 (Statement of Benefits) forms to the Andrews Town Council and the Huntington Common Council early this month. The forms indicate Transwheel would invest money in equipment at both facilities, increase the number of employees at its Huntington operation and create several new positions in Andrews.


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