Ghoulish wedding

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Bart Willard (left) officiates the wedding ceremony between Mike and Melissa Antonides, on Thursday, Oct. 1. The event marked the opening of the Haunted Hotel, located in downtown Huntington, on Jefferson St.

Annual Warren leaf pick-up starts this Friday

The Town of Warren will begin its annual leaf pickup on Friday, Oct. 9.

The leaf vac is scheduled to run Monday to Friday each week.

Guidelines for pick up include:
• Leaves need to be raked to the curb, but not out into the street.

• Do not bag leaves and do not mix limbs or yard debris with leaves that are raked to the curb.

• If leaves are bagged, they can be dropped off at the compost pile, 316 W. 2nd St. (utility garage). Empty the bag before adding leaves and debris to the pile.


Pulse Opera House to sell fresh evergreens as expense fund-raiser

The Pulse Opera House will sell fresh evergreens for its annual fundraiser to help offset the operating expenses of the theater in Warren.

Evergreens will be sold until Oct. 24. Several different types of wreaths, swags, live trees, centerpieces and garlands are available for purchase.

Purchases can be made by calling 375-2436 or 375-3329 or in person at the opera house on Oct. 23 or 24, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The evergreens are also available to ship.


Red Cross offers CPR, babysitting training classes in month of October

The Huntington County American Red Cross is offering CPR classes and babysitting training sessions in October.

Those who have already been trained in CPR can earn recertification in adult CPR during a session offered on Tuesday, Oct. 6, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Red Cross says that individuals who have repeated training in CPR have greater knowledge retention and more confidence in their skills than those who participate infrequently in the training.

Huntington BZA to consider three requests

The Huntington Board of Zoning Appeals will meet tonight, Monday, Oct. 5, to consider three requests for special exceptions to zoning rules.

Melvin Lamphiear has requested a special exception that will allow a single-wide mobile home to be placed on Harris Street in an area zoned residential. The mobile home would be placed two lots north of 975 Harris St.

Joy McFarland has requested a special exception that would allow her to operate a massage therapy business in a home at 1060 Poplar St., which is zoned residential.

Government meetings for week of Oct. 5-10

Monday, Oct. 5
Huntington County Solid Waste Management District Board of Trustees, 8 a.m., commissioners' room, first floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Huntington County Board of Commissioners, 8:30 a.m., commissioners' room, first floor of Huntington County Courthouse.

Huntington Board of Public Works and Safety, 9 a.m., mayor's conference room, third floor of the City Building.

Lynn A. Jones

Lynn A. Jones, 75, of Fort Wayne, IN, and a native of Markle, IN, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at University Park Nursing Center, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Jones was a sheet metal worker with Air Flow Sheet Metal and C.H. Kraus Sheet Metal for 30 years. He was a member of Sheet Metal Workers Local 156 and was an instructor in the sheet metal worker apprentice program at Anthis Career Center, Fort Wayne. He retired from the Embassy Theater after 16 years of service.

He was born in Markle to Ray and Evelyn Jones. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carolyn "Sue" Jones.

Lena R. Clamme

Lena Ruth Clamme, 90, formerly of Hartford City, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Heritage Pointe in Warren, IN.

She had been a resident of Heritage Pointe for the past year, moving there from Hartford City.

Mrs. Clamme was a 1936 graduate of Roll High School. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday school classes, sang in the choir, served on the church council and held several positions of leadership. She was a member of the Research Club and was active in the Blackford County Farm Bureau. She farmed until 1997.

Safety council to discus crisis prevention program

The next meeting of the Huntington County Safety Council is Oct. 14 in the Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University.

Patsy Hendricks, RN, director of clinical services at Parkview Behavioral Health, will present "Crisis Prevention in the Workplace."

Registration is required by Friday, Oct. 9.

For more information, contact Holly Sale, HCSC president, at 355-3203 or


Andrews Town Council to meet Wednesday

The Andrews Town Council will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall.

This is a change from the regularly scheduled date of the second Monday of the month.

For additional information, call the clerk-treasurer's office at 786-3848.



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