Donald G. Barton

Donald G. Barton, 29, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, May 15, 2010.

Mr. Barton had been employed by several area factories.

He was born Dec. 6, 1980, in Fort Wayne. He is survived by his father and stepmother, Donald and Nora Arbuckle, of Fort Wayne, and his mother and stepfather, Daneen and Ben Sargent, of Fort Wayne.

He married Bobby Richey on Sept. 20, 2004. His wife survives in Wabash.

Anna R. Judy

Anna R. Judy, 89, of Orem, UT, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. at Beehive Home, Orem, UT.

Mrs. Judy was a homemaker. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Liberty Mills.

Leo D. Kerber

Leo D. Kerber, 89, of Leesburg, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Friday, May 14, 2010, at 9:05 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Kerber graduated from Illinois State University and did graduate work at the University of Illinois. He taught high school in McHenry, IL, for several years; was area manager of Sturger Dairy Equipment in Ohio for three years; was sales manager for an LP gas company for 10 years; was sales manager for Tri-State Harvestore in Kosciusko County for 20 years; and retired after working as a real estate broker for 20 years.

George D. Akers

George D. Akers, 92, of Van Buren, IN, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Akers was a graduate of Marion High School and a lifelong resident of Van Buren Township, Grant County. He had been employed by the Indiana Bean Mill, Owens Illinois, Big R stores and as a rural mail carrier. He also farmed and raised cattle. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 711, Van Buren.

He was born Oct. 6, 1917, in Van Buren Township to George and Sara "Sadie" Jacobson Akers.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Catharine Clupper, of Van Buren.

Robert W. 'Bob' Mills

Robert Westel "Bob" Mills, 90, of LaFontaine, IN, died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at 11:10 a.m. at Rolling Meadows Health Care Center, LaFontaine.

Mr. Mills graduated from Fulton High School in 1938 and International Barber School, Indianapolis, in 1940. He served in the United States Army during World War II, participating in the Battle of the Bulge and spending time as a prisoner of war. He moved to LaFontaine after the war, where he owned a barber shop from 1945 to 1968 and was a rural mail carrier from 1968 to 1985.

Gerald F. Spaulding

Gerald F. Spaulding, 69, a resident of Heritage Pointe, Warren, IN, died Saturday, May 15, 2010, at 11:45 p.m. at Heritage Pointe.

Mr. Spaulding farmed in Blackford County most of his life, drove a school bus for the Blackford Community Schools for 20 years, and worked for Kruse Worldwide Courier for 20 years. He was a member of the Markle Church of Christ, where he had served as a deacon and an elder. He was a 1959 graduate of Montpelier High School.

Marilyne J. Lemke

Marilyne Jane Lemke, 71, of Columbia City, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Friday, May 14, 2010, at 1:06 a.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.

Mrs. Lemke graduated from high school in 1958 in Janesville, WI, where she lived until moving to Columbia City in 1986. She was a homemaker.

She was born March 31, 1939, in Janesville, WI, to Frank and Mary J. Frank Bouton. She married Gary Lemke on April 4, 1959, in Janesville, WI. Her husband survives.

Visitors can expect old favorites and new things at the 2010 Senior Expo

The sixth annual Senior Expo, sponsored by the  Huntington County Council on Aging, is set for this Thursday, May 20, at the Huntington University Fieldhouse.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

As the sixth annual Huntington County Senior Expo rolls around on Thursday, May 20, visitors can expect both returning favorites and new attractions at the Huntington University Fieldhouse.

The event, sponsored by the Huntington County Council on Aging, will boast 90 booths and more than 50 door prizes, and will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holly Saunders, executive director of the council, says businesses that offer services or products aimed toward the senior population will all be in one location at one time, along with free entertainment and free food all day.

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Photo by Andre B. Laird.

On Thursday, May 13, members of the Huntington Fire Department and Emergency Services work together to place a crash victim into an ambulance. Local emergency services performed a crash demonstration for Huntington North seniors as part of the "Don't Text and Drive Campaign." The demonstration also included the funeral of a crash victim and court sentencing of two "defendants" responsible for the crash.

Roanoke Elementary PTO awards scholarships

Ashley Ruth Ambriole, Robert Joseph Albright and Samuel Wenger Schaffter have been selected to receive college scholarships from the Roanoke Elementary School PTO.

Each was awarded $500 toward the college of his or her choice.

Ambriole is involved in FFA, 4-H, Variety Show, Class Council 2010 and Volunteer Service Club and is a member of the National Honor Society.

She plans to major in business management with a goal of opening her own restaurant or bakery. Her college choice is undecided.

Ambriole is the daughter of Gary and LuAnn Ambriole, Roanoke.

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