Shepherd's Closet temporarily closes

The Shepherd's Closet, a clothing ministry of The Well, has temporarily closed.

The closing was made necessary due to a need to restructure the operation in an attempt to increase and improve its capability to serve the community.

Announcements regarding the details of the reopening will be provided through local media outlets.


Eye on the ball

Photo by Scott Trauner.

While everyone in line apparently takes an interest, 5-year-old Chadra Johnson gets help with her putting from her mother, Tasha Johnson, during the Karing for Kids carnival and school supplies distribution on Friday evening, July 30, at the Markle Church of Christ.

HHS class of 1950 has 60-year reunion

The Huntington High School class of 1950 recently held its 60-year reunion at LaFontaine Golf Club recently.
Photo provided.

Members of the Huntington High School Class of 1950 met at the LaFontaine Golf Club recently for their 60th reunion.

Twenty-four members were present for the event.

After the social hour and dinner, Ernest Passwater served as emcee. Robert Ball led the invocation and Juanita Buzzard remembered 11 members of the class who have died recently.

Shirley Mann read correspondence from those who were unable to attend.

Auction money makes comeback

Austin Clark walks his chicken in front of bidders during the Huntington County 4-H Auction on Thursday, July 29. The bird went for a record $3,750 as bidders teamed up to help out the family, whose home was destroyed by fire the night before.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Two animals set new record prices per head during the 2010 Huntington County 4-H auction, which topped the $300,000 mark as a total of 826 animals were sold off to buyers on Thursday night, July 29.

"That's a huge testament to our county and how many people support the 4-H fair," said Cory Boxell, a member of the 4-H auction committee. "Overall, I couldn't be happier."

Thomas Trout's grand champion barrow sold for $6,900, topping the 2008 record of $5,700, while Austin Clark's poultry went for $3,750, shattering the 2009 record of $2,200.

Watching the action

Photo by Jessica Williams.

The crowd watches as 4-Hers show off their animals for bidding during the Huntington County 4-H auction on Thursday, July 29.

Donald E. Morris

Donald E. Morris, 79, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2010, at 5 p.m. at Hospice Home.

Mr. Morris was employed at the engineering office at General Electric in Fort Wayne from 1957 until his retirement in 1993, and was a member of Emmanuel Community Church. He served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1953 in Germany as part of General Gailey's honor guard. He was a 1949 graduate of Huntington High School.

Joann R. Fisher

Joann R. Fisher, 82, of Warren, IN, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at 3:32 p.m. at Heritage Pointe, Warren.

Mrs. Fisher was a 1945 graduate of Huntington North High School and attended Huntington College and Ball State University. She was a teacher for 22 years at Huntington North High School and was a member of the Indiana Retired Teacher Association. She was known as "Mother Fisher" by her students.

Ochs to speak at August Democratic Club breakfast

Steven Ochs, the independent candidate for Huntington County Sheriff, will be the featured speaker at the August Democratic Club Breakfast, on Saturday, Aug. 7.

The breakfast will be held at the VFW Post beginning at 9 a.m.

All interested voters are welcome to hear the candidate speak on issues involving the local sheriff's race.

There is a small charge for the all-you-can-eat breakfast.

For more information, contact Bill Johnson at 786-3092.


Watching the bidding

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Alisha Ford watches the bidding from the auction ring while holding her animal at the Huntington County 4-H Fair auction on Thursday, July 29.

Rabbit for the auction

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Sam Kratzer carries his champion meat pen rabbit across the auction ring as auctioneer Andy Eckert raises the stakes during the Huntington County 4-H Fair auction on Thursday, July 29.


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