Two Forsythes and Hollowell tops in vet science judging

The following are the results of the 4-H Veterinary Science judging:

Grades 3-5

Alexandra Forsythe, champion, with honors.
Jalen Rice, reserve champion, with honors.

Blue ribbons: Anissa Bredemeyer, with honors; Alexandra Forsythe, with honors; Kaitlyn Lamar; Emma Landrum, with honors; Wyatt Landrum; Logan Nightingale; Jordyn Poulson, with honors and Jalen Rice, with honors.

Park and Lewis get championships in weather judging

Following are the 4-H weather judging.

They are:

Grades 5-6
Nathan Park, champion, with honors.
Walter Hacker, reserve champion with honors.

Blue ribbons: Nathan Park, with honors; Jake Stephan; and Walter Hacker, with honors.

Grades 7-9
Cordell Lewis, champion, with honors.
Kathleen Jacobs, reserve champion, with honors.

Blue ribbons: Kathleen Jacobs, with honors; Matthew Knight; Cordell Lewis, with honors; and Haley Richman.

Grade 11
Blue ribbon: Sarah Carter.


2 Forsythes, Freck and Lewis win wildlife championships

Following are the results of the 4-H wildlife project judging.

They are:

Grades 3-4

Alexandra Forsythe, champion, with honors.
Jacob Ely, reserve champion, with honors.

Blue ribbons: Brandon Briggs; Jacob Ely, with honors; Alexandra Forsythe, with honors; Cori Heffelfinger, with honors; Sadie Kohler and Josef Thomson.

Red ribbon: Jarod Lewis.

Grades 5-6

Scott Forsythe, champion, with honors.
Jacob Allred, reserve champion, with honors.

M. Wilson Sims Sr.

M. Wilson Sims Sr., 93, of Fort Wayne, IN, died July 30, 2009, at 4:05 p.m. at the Lutheran Home in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Sims was a registered professional engineer. He worked as the manager of the General Electric Engineering & Development Lab in Fort Wayne for more than 35 years, retiring in 1974. He was a member of the Faith Chapel United Methodist Church. He graduated from Texas A & M University and was an active member of the Texas A & M Alumni Association

Frances Hudson

Frances Hudson, 96, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, July 30, 2009, at Miller's Merry Manor.

Mrs. Hudson was a 1931 graduate of Huntington High School and a 1935 graduate of Ball State Teacher's College, where she was a member of the Kallista Art Club and Epsilon Delta Sorority. She received a master's degree in library science in 1953.

Karen L. Roush

Karen Lee Roush, 67, of Marion, IN, and having ties to Van Buren, IN, died Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at 11:50 a.m. in Marion.

Mrs. Roush, a 1960 graduate of Marion High School, owned and operated Karen's Country Bloomers flower shop in Van Buren for the past 15 years. She was a member of the Hanfield United Methodist Church, Marion, and had been a member of Gamma Tau Club, Van Buren. She was a 4-H senior leader and a member of the Grant County 4-H Council, Grant County Cooperative Extension Board and the Grant County Farm Bureau Board.

Union Township leader singled out by her peers

Matt Roth (left) representing the Huntington Rotary Club, congratulates 2009 Outstanding 4-H Leader Nadean Brown during an awards ceremony on Saturday, July 25.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The last of Nadean Brown's four children is a 10-year 4-Her this year, a milestone she always said would also mark her last year as a 4-H leader.

Now, she's not so sure she wants to quit.

"It's kind of hard to step away from it," Brown said Saturday night, July 25, after being named the 2009 Outstanding 4-H Leader for Huntington County. "It's a lot of work, but it's really rewarding."

And Brown has apparently done it well. Her fellow 4-H leaders selected her for the honor, which has been presented each year since 1990 by the Huntington Rotary Club.

Budget crunch could cut out city's curbside recycling

Budget constraints may prompt what Huntington Mayor Steve Updike terms a "temporary suspension" of curbside recycling services in Huntington.

Updike told members of the Huntington Common Council on Tuesday, July 27, that he wants to cancel the city's contract with Marion Services, the company that currently provides curbside recycling in the city.

They gotta go, it's gotta go and Knight makes it go

Waldo Knight, shown standing in front of his family's swine exhibit at the Huntington County 4-H Fair, is in charge of manure disposal at the fair.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Originally published July 30, 2009.

Waldo Knight is no stranger to the 4-H Fair. Nor is he new to keeping the animal pens clean.

Knight is the chair of the Manure Disposal Committee for the Huntington County Fair, and has been for the past three years. His family has also been involved somehow in the fair for 44 years.

Other committee members are Jason Worster and Wade Tyner.
With all those animals on display, one might think it's a demanding job, but Knight says it's not that bad.

Edna F. Poteet

Edna F. Poteet, 83, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, July 30, 2009, at 3 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Poteet was a homemaker. She was a member of The Shepherd's Chapel in Gravette, AR.

She was born March 20, 1926, in Lingwood, England, to Donald L. and Mable Killengrey Wright. She married Charles E. Poteet on June 16, 1945, in Loddon, England. Her husband preceded her in death on July 9, 2009.


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