Davenriner seeks to retain his seat on Huntington County Council

Don Davenriner.
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Don Davenriner, who is completing his second four-year term on Huntington County Council, has announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination to retain that position.

Davenriner represents the council's fourth district and currently serves as the vice chairman of the council. He also served as a district supervisor for the Soil and Water Conservation District for 18 years, spending 13 years as chairman of the board, and served eight years on the 4-H Fair Board.

Schoeff seeks position as county assessor

Don Schoeff.
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Donald D. Schoeff has announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination as Huntington County Assessor.

Schoeff, a retired Indiana State Police sergeant, says he has served the Huntington County community for more than 20 years as a County Commissioner, Andrews Town Council member, County Auditor and currently as a Huntington County Council member.

Each of those positions, he says, has given him "the knowledge and experience to realize the great need for change."

Jaycees plan Easter egg hunt at Memorial Park

Jessie May (left) and Jenni Gaither, members of Job’s Daughters, stuff plastic Easter eggs for the Huntington Jaycees’ 2010 Easter egg hunt. The event will be held 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, at Memorial Park.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

The Huntington Jaycees will hold their annual Easter egg hunt on March 27 at Memorial Park.

The traditional activity will have several new twists: each age group will hunt at a different time; parents of only the youngest children will be allowed to pick up eggs; and more prizes will be given out.

The Jaycees will hide 10,000 eggs and expect 1,000 children to participate.

The youngest children, from birth through 3 years, will begin the hunt from 9 to 9:15 a.m. on the park's tennis court.

Faith Chapel youth group sets community egg hunt

The youth group of Faith Chapel United Methodist Church, Goblesville, will sponsor a community Easter egg hunt on March 27 at 10 a.m. at the church.

The event is open to children age 1 through fifth grade.
In addition to the hunt, prizes and snacks will be given out and the Easter Bunny will make an appearance.


Banks a Republican candidate for 17th District post in Indiana Senate

Jim Banks has announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 17th District seat in the Indiana Senate.

Banks, a resident of Columbia City, is a member of the Whitley County Council and serves as the Whitley County Republican chairman.

Banks and his wife Amanda are the parents of a six-month-old daughter, Lillian.

Fusselman a candidate for state office

Ron Fusselman has announced that he is a candidate for the Republican nomination as 50th District State Representative.

Fusselman is the owner of Coffee D'Vine in Huntington.
He and his wife Deneen Fusselman, a teacher, are the parents of seven children and, as such, have been active in Huntington North High School athletics and band events.

He is also active in the Huntington TEA Party.

History lesson at G.A.R room

Photo by Andre Laird.

Gib Young, dressed as an early naval commander, talks to a small group in the G.A.R. room at the Huntington County Courthouse on Wednesday, March 17. Young's talk included a history of the G.A.R. - the Grand Army of the Republic - and its importance to Huntington County culture

Brenda Kitt a candidate for Dallas Trustee

Brenda Kitt has announced that she is a candidate for the Republican nomination as Dallas Township Trustee.

The office would not be a new one for Kitt, who served one term as trustee for Dallas Township about 20 years ago.
Kitt has owned and operated Outdoor Outfitter for 18 years, which she says has given her a firm understanding of financial realities.

Updike a candidate to retain seat on council

Pam Updike.
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Pam Updike has announced her decision to run in the May primary as a Republican candidate for County Council District 3.

Updike has been involved in local politics for the past 16 years, serving two terms as Huntington County Clerk and one as Huntington city clerk-treasurer.

She is serving her first term on Huntington County Council.

Welcome back DAR

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington County Commissioners Tom Wall (left) and Jerry Helvie welcome members of the Samuel Huntington Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution back to the Courthouse on March 17. A room in the courthouse was set aside for the DAR when the courthouse was built and the organization regularly met there until seven years ago, when it was forced to find other quarters because of the ongoing renovation work at the courthouse. The DAR Room, now renovated, is currently used as a training room for courthouse employees. The DAR will also hold its future meetings there.


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