Linda L. McCorkle

Linda L. McCorkle, 69, of LaFontaine, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine.

She was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Warsaw to Roy and Thelma Slagal McCorkle.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 15, at 11 a.m. at Falls Cemetery, Wabash.


Naomi Poehler

Naomi Bates Poehler, 84, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, May 4, 2009.

Mrs. Poehler received her BA from Huntington College and her Master in Education from IPFW. She was a teacher at Riley Elementary and retired after 23 years of service from Northwest Elementary School in Huntington. In 2004, she moved to Rancho Bernardo, CA, where she lived in retirement until her death. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church after many years at the Presbyterian Church in Huntington. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Shakespeare Club of Huntington.

Maurice 'Bucky' Weaver

Maurice "Bucky" Weaver, 73, of Sweetser, IN, and having relataives in Van Buren, IN, died Saturday, July 1l, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Weaver was a supervisor in tool and die at the Marion General Motors Plant for 40 years, retiring in 1991. He was a former member of he Indiana National Guard.

He was born March 12, 1936, in Grant County to Harry and Marjorie Harreld Weaver. He married Patsy A. Fansler on March 18, 1954. She preceded him in death on June 30, 2000.

Dennis E. Walker

Dennis E. Walker, 60, of Wabash, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died July 9, 2009, at 4:52 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Walker attended South Whitley High School and graduated from Bremen High School in 1967. He received his Bachelor of Science from Indiana Central University (now University of Indianapolis) in 1972, and his master's from Ball State in 1977. He taught science, health and driver's education at Northfield High School since 1972.

Dorothy K. Dishong

Dorothy Katherine Dishong, 79, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at 12:30 p.m. at her residence.

Mrs. Dishong attended Fort Wayne Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

She was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Michigan to Levi Herman and Gladys Elizabeth Spade Hill. She married Earl E. Dishong on Jan. 31, 1948 in Bluffton. Her husband preceded her in death on March 3, 1976.

Catherine N. Spangle

Catherine N. Spangle, 90, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, July 12, 2009, at 2:30 a.m. at the home of her granddaughter in Huntington.

She was born in Athens May 26, 1919, to Lewis and Myrl Lambert Shafer. She married Royal L. Spangle on Nov. 16, 1937. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1997.

Ralph L. Hartman

Ralph Lee Hartman, 91, of Columbia City, IN, and formerly employed in Roanoke, IN, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at 7:22 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor Inc. in Columbia City.

A lifetime Whitley County resident, he attended the Nolt and Cox Schools in Whitley County. He farmed as a young man and was employed of Woolen Mills, Columbia City, and Coil Engineering in Roanoke. In 1986, he retired from Franks Greenhouse, Columbia City, with 28 years of service. He was a member of Eberhand Lutheran Church

Balloon launch will kick off UW Pacesetter drive

Six local companies have volunteered to help the Huntington County United Way jump start its 2009 campaign, and those companies will lift off their campaigns with a hot air balloon launch on Wednesday, July 15.

The kickoff event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Huntington North High School parking lot with root beer floats and entertainment. The balloon will lift off at 7:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend.

Michael Zahn, 2009 campaign chair, hopes the event will spark energy for the campaign.

Chicken sale to raise funds for Forks expansion

Funds from an upcoming chicken sale will help fund an expansion of the Visitor's Center at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park.
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Volunteers from the Historic Forks of the Wabash will be selling Nelson's Port-a-Pit Bar-becue Chicken and "Pit-tatoes" on Saturday, July 18, in the parking lot of Juergens Do-It Center.

Proceeds from the fundraising event will be applied toward the completion of an expansion to the museum's Visitor Center. When completed, the new addition will double the amount of space for museum activities and gatherings.

During the last year, more than 5,000 students from Huntington and surrounding counties participated in the educational tours.

Duke Energy grant funds YSB mediation program

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County has received a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for the agency's Conflict Mediation program.

"We greatly appreciate the generous support from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will help in the expansion of this very effective and vital program in our community," says Jan Williams, executive director of the Youth Services Bureau.


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