Kindergartners put new reading skills to good use

Lancaster Elementary School teacher Jeanne Paff coaches student Nicholas Johnson as he records a story for students at the kindergarten class’s sister school in Zhuhai City, China. The books and a CD of the students reading the stories will both be sent t
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published June 1, 2009.

The kindergartners at Lancaster Elementary School are learning how to read English.

Their counterparts in Zhuhai City, China, are learning to speak English.

Through connections forged by a Huntington University professor, the two schools on opposite sides of the world have created a link that will help both classes achieve their goals - and the rural Huntington County students, at least, are learning how much they have in common with the Chinese children.

YMCA requests parking changes

Dan Akeley, Executive Director of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, is in the process of requesting the Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals for a change in the number of required parking spaces.
Akeley says the amount of parking spots he has now at the facility, 203, is the "right amount" and doesn't wish to add more spots.

However, Huntington County's current zoning laws for a site zoned general business state Akeley needs 286 spots available for the new facility's usage.

Pace dealership gets good news

Joe Pais, owner/president of Pace Auto Group, displays the letter naming his dealership as one of the dealers that will remain open as part of the New GM.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Joe Pais will be around to sell another car.

Many other cars, he hopes.

Pais, owner/president of Pace Auto Group at 239 Hauenstein Rd., has been selected by General Motors to remain an active Chevrolet dealer as GM restructures in the wake of its bankruptcy.

"We're looking forward to being able to provide service to the community, and to support our 30 employees and their families with jobs," Pais says.

Clancy will jazz up the downtown for JeFFFest

Eric Clancy.
Photo provided.

Eric Clancy, a jazz pianist from Fort Wayne, will provide the "fabulous music" for this year's JeFFFest, an event combining music, art and food.

Co-sponsored by the LaFontaine Arts Council and Four Corners Custom Framing, it will be held June 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jefferson Street in downtown Huntington.

Clancy, a graduate of Huntington University, currently teaches and leads the jazz ensemble at HU. He also gives private lessons.

Delores Boller

Dolores Boller, 96, of Van Buren, IN, and having ties to Huntington County, IN, died Sunday, June 21, 2009, at Colonial Oaks Health Care Center, Marion.

Mrs. Boller had lived at Heritage Pointe, Warren, for the past three years. She worked as a beautician in Van Buren for about 50 years and was a member of the Van Buren United Methodist Church.

She was born Aug. 13, 1912, in Van Buren to John Scott Sr. and Gertrude Gregg Wright. She married Joseph Boller on Nov. 27, 1944, in Huntington. Her husband preceded her in death.

Evelyn Krumanaker

Evelyn Krumanaker, 95, of Huntington, died Saturday, June 20, 2009, at 9:15 a.m. at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne..

Mrs. Krumanaker was a self-employed beautician. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

She was born Oct. 24, 1913, in Ferry, Ohio to Charles E. and Edna Emert Thomas. She married Paul J. Krumanaker in May, 1935. He preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 1992.

Philip A. Krause

Philip A. Krause, 66, of Huntington, IN, died at his home on Thursday, June 18, 2009, at 7 p.m.

Mr. Krause was a 1961 graduate of Huntington High School and a veteran of the United States Army. He was employed by H.H. Niswander in Huntington for 10 years, then became a watchmaker and jeweler at Bowers Jewelers in Huntington, where he worked for 30 years. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and a member of the Wabash Sportsman's Club in Wabash. He was a contributing writer for various aviation magazines.

Wanda I. Yentes

Wanda I. Yentes, 96, of rural Wabash, IN, and having family members in Lagro, IN, died Thursday, June 18, 2009, at 8:05 a.m. at Miller's Merry Manor West in Wabash.

Mrs. Yentes had worked at Wabash Magnetics in Wabash and Heckman Bindery in North Manchester, retiring in 1985.

She was born Oct. 23, 1912, in Bantry, ND, to Adolphus Monroe and Nellie Montgomery Crume. She first married W. Carl Miller, who preceded her in death. She later married Wilbur Yentes, who also preceded her in death.

Margaret M. Knight

Margaret M. Knight, 92, of Warren, IN, died Thursday, June 18, 2009, at 7:10 a.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Mrs. Knight was a 1935 graduate of Warren High School and had worked at Coolman's Drug Store for 15 years. She had also worked as a representative for Avon and Dutchmaid. She was a charter member of the Idle Hour Club and a member of an Extension Homemakers Club and Sigma Phi Gamma. She was a member of the United Church of Christ in Warren.

Morris F. 'Sonny' Buzzard

Morris Franklin "Sonny" Buzzard, 77, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at 4:15 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Buzzard retired after working at the Moldenhauer Nursery, Orr Trucking Company and as a mechanic at the Huntington County school bus garage. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

He was born July 26, 1931, in Huntington to Wilbur and Mary Holzinger Buzzard. He married Jean Ann Stoltz on April 7, 1956, in Huntington. His wife survives.

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