Dog showmanship


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Emma Bushroe takes her Husky mix around the ring during the Huntington County 4-H Fair Dog Show showmanship competition on Saturday, July 11, at Hier’s Park.

Hurlburt first winner of Henn Memorial Award

Alyssa Hurlburt (second from right) was the winner of the first Rob Henn Memorial Scholarship, awarded recently.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Alyssa Hurlburt is the first winner of the Rob Henn memorial scholarship.

Last year, a golf outing was held in order to raise money to give the scholarship this year; $2000 was awarded to Hurlburt, a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School, where she played basketball and ran track.

Barry Christen, event coordinator, says Hurlburt is a "very bright student athlete" and they are "happy to honor her."

The second annual golf outing is July 19 and will raise money for next year's honoree. To register for the outing, contact Christen at 359-9404.

Screaming fun


Jessica Willliams.

Shawn Mitchem Jr. enjoys an afternoon at the Bendix-Hiner Spray Park on Thursday, july 9.

Myrle E. Blair

Myrle E. “Pinky” Shoemaker Blair, 76, of Columbia City, IN, and formerly employed and with family in Huntington, IN, died Saturday, July 11, 2009, at 1:43 p.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City.

Mrs. Blair graduated from high school in 1951. She worked for Wabash Magnetics in Huntington for 20 years and went on to work for the Herald-Press as a paper carrier.

Michael Scott

Michael Scott, 64, of rural Mentone, IN, and having relatives in Huntington, IN, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at 5:07 p.m. at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw.

Mr. Scott worked for R.R. Donnelly for more than 30 years, retiring in 2007. He graduated from Mentone High School in 1964 and was a Vietnam War veteran of the United States Army.

He was born Feb. 19, 1945, in Warsaw to Melvin and Alice B. Smith Scott.

Survivors include two brothers, M. LeRoy (Katherine) Scott, of Huntington, and Ronald (Marsha) Scott, of Mentone; and nieces and nephews.

Vivian Taylor

Vivian Taylor, 59, of Huntington, IN, died Friday July 10, 2009, at 5 a.m. at Bluffton Regional Hospital.

Miss Taylor was associated with Pathfinder Services.

She was born Dec. 28, 1949, in Gary to Jesse and Georgia Raynes Taylor.

She is survived by a sister, Brenda Wilson of Raleigh, NC.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 15, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Star of Hope Cemetery, with Rev. Don Arms officiating.

Preferred memorials are to Pathfinder Services, in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St., Huntington, IN 46750.

Jeanette S. Harshman

Jeanette Sue Harshman, 63, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at 5:58 p.m. at Hickory Creek of Huntington.

She was born March 9, 1946, in Huntington to William H. and Leota Obenour Harshman.

Survivors include a twin sister, Janice Harshman, of Wabash, and a second sister, Patricia Ann Wilson, of Huntington; and a brother, Larry L. Harshman, of Roanoke.

A graveside service was held Thursday, July 16, 2009, at  at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Huntington. Rev. Ray Seilhamer officiated.

Darl D. Caley

Darl D. Caley, 78, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Caley graduated from Huntington High School in 1948 and served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1954. He was the owner of Caley's Servicenter in Huntington for 43 years, retiring in 1998. He also worked with his father at the Geede-Corey Hardware Store in Huntington from 1954-1973. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 2689 and Masonic Lodge 483 F & A.M

Joseph 'Eldon' Zinsmeister

Joseph "Eldon" Zinsmeister, 97, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at 7:12 a.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Zinsmeister graduated from Huntington Township High School in 1928. He retired after farming for 37 years in Warren Township. He was a member of the Central Christian Church in Huntington, and the Bippus Lion's Club.

He was born on March 4, 1912, in Dallas Township to Joseph and Blanche Haines Zinsmeister. He married Dorotha P. Gilbert on June 19, 1935, in Huntington. His wife preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 2003.

Charles E. Poteet

Charles E. Poteet, 85, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, July 9, 2009, at 1:15 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mr. Poteet had worked for 26 years as a night supervisor at Good Humor-Breyers and its predecessor, Sealtest. He had also worked at the United States Post Office in Andrews for 22 years. He was a member of the Shepherds Chapel Church in Gravette, AR; a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Virginia.

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