Daniel C. Klepser

Daniel C. Klepser, 59, of Marion, IN, and a native of Huntington County, IN, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Klepser was employed by Taylor University in maintenance.

He was born Sept. 28, 1950, in Huntington County to Carl J. and Marguarite White Klepser. He married Beverly Cauble on Sept. 3, 1981. His wife survives.

Dale F. Pulley

Dale F. Pulley, 93, of Montpelier, IN, and having family members in Warren, IN, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at 10:20 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Pulley farmed in southern Wells County. He graduated from Chester Center High School in 1935 and served with the United States Army in Japan during World War II. He was a member of Asbury Chapel United Methodist Church, Mt. Zion Conservation Club and the Farm Bureau.

Kathleen E. Knafel

Kathleen E. Knafel, 60, of rural Albion, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at 7:50 a.m. of injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Noble County.

Mrs. Knafel was employed as program secretary for the Indiana Department of Corrections in Albion. She was a graduate of Albion-Jefferson High School.

She was born June 13, 1949, in Kendallville to Dalles and Claudine Baker King. Her mother survives in Albion. She married James E. Knafel on Feb. 4, 1966, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion. Her husband survives.

Vicki Kubal

Vicki Kubal, 66, of Naperville, IL, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Edward Hospital in Naperville.

Mrs. Kubal attended Huntington High School and Purdue University. She had been a realtor in the Naperville area since 1984 and was vice president of Century 21 Team Realtors. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Naperville, where she served on the vestry and was a member of the choir.

She was born March 8, 1943, in Huntington to Jack and Dorothy Barnhisel. She is survived by her husband, James R. Kubal.

Netha A. Walter

Netha A. Walter, 86, of Whitley County, IN, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at 11:50 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Beverly Hatfield.

Mrs. Walter had been employed at Chamberlin Products, South Whitley, for many years and had also worked as a rural delivery person for The Post & Mail for more than 10 years. She had lived in Whitley County and in Huntington.

Louise Mitchell

Louise Mitchell, 77, of Marion, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at 7:45 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Mitchell was retired from General Tire, where she had worked for 35 years.

She was born Jan. 11, 1932, in Scottsville, KY, to Willis and Lillie Horn Mesker. She married Manuel D. Mitchell on May 26, 1947. Her husband survives.

HNHS boy swimmers sweep all firsts, rout Tipp Valley

Sweeping first in all 12 events, the Huntington North High School boys' swim team dominated host Tippecanoe Valley 108-48 on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

HNHS girl swimmers sweep firsts, rout Tipp Valley

Led by senior Mariah Patrick and sophomores Cassie Hacker and Sara Karst, the Huntington North High School girls' swim team won every event and routed host Tippecanoe Valley 137-39 on Wednesday, Dec. 16.

The HNHS girls swept the top three spots in five events as well.

Patrick took the 100-yard freestyle in 1:01.45, and the 100-yard backstroke in 1:06.24. Hacker placed first in the 50-yard freestyle in 28.06, and the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:16.70. Karst took the gold in the 200-yard freestyle in 2:18.37, and the 500-yard freestyle in 6:02.59.

County family uses UWIS backpack program to connect to nature

Jacob, Joshua and Terra Thompson (from left) participate in the Family Exploration Backpack Program offered through the Upper Wabash Interpretive Center of Salamonie Reservoir, which provides monthly-themed activities that focus on nature and wildlife.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

A Huntington County woman and her two sons keep in touch with the nature inside each of them.

They do this by participating in the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services' Family Exploration Backpack Program.

The program is still quite young, with only two and a half years under its belt. Teresa Rody, interpretive naturalist for the UWIS, co-created the program, which provides an in-depth study of nature by themed months, she says, such as wildlife, ants, camping and the reservoir.

HCUED recognizes nine industrial projects at appreciation lunch

Larry Ingraham tells a story before getting into his keynote speech during the second annual Business Appreciation Luncheon on Monday, Dec. 14 at the Habecker Dining Commons. His speech was “Keys to Economic Development Success.”
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Nine 2009 Huntington County United Economic Development (HCUED) industrial projects were recognized at the second annual Business Appreciation Luncheon at Habecker Dining Commons on Monday, Dec. 14.


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