'By the Book' religious education program to resume in December

Instructors for the “By the Book” program, shown in one of the program’s mobile classrooms, are (from left) Katie Mower, Mary Clark, Debbie Hersey and Director Teri Shiflett.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Moving forward on faith - faith that the necessary volunteers and cash will be forthcoming - the board of the Associated Churches of Huntington County plans to resume its "By the Book" weekday religious education program in December.

The program, which offers weekly Bible-based instruction to third and fourth grade students in the county's public schools, was halted in March as the result of an injunction issued from a lawsuit filed by an unidentified parent objecting to the presence of the mobile classroom on school property.

Carroll too much for Lady Vikings

Carroll proved to be too much for the visiting Huntington North High School girls' freshman basketball team as it handed the Lady Vikings a 37-28 loss on Tuesday, Nov. 17.

Allyson Trout led Huntington North with a total of eight points. Allison Baldridge and Caitlyn Shrock each had six points.

Tuesday's game brought the Lady Vikes' record to 1-1 on the season.


Frederick R. 'Bob' Raber

Frederick R. "Bob" Raber, 74, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at 5:25 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Raber worked as a chrome plater at C&M Plating in Roanoke, at Zollner Piston in Fort Wayne and as supervisor of the microwave division at Triad-Utrad in Huntington. He served in the United States Army as an engineer and was a member of American Legion Post 85, Huntington.

He was born Oct. 26, 1935, in Huntington to Murvel W. and Mayfry Smith Raber. He married Evelyn Bowers on July 5, 1952, in Huntington. His wife survives.

William 'Jack' Parnell

William "Jack" Parnell, 81, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009, at 11:15 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Parnell graduated from Hobbs (NM) High School in 1944 and attended Drury College in Missouri. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, earning many military medals and serving as a personal guard to President Dwight Eisenhower. He retired as a technical sergeant after 16 years of military service, later working as an industrial engineer.

Ola L. Millington

Ola Lucile Millington, 86, of Bluffton, IN, and a former employee of a Huntington, IN, business, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009, at 11:40 a.m. at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton.

Mrs. Millington retired from Magnavox in Fort Wayne after 10 years of service. She had also been employed by Square D in Huntington. She was a member of Trinity Bible Church.

She was born March 13, 1923, in Fort Wayne to James David and Ollie Verta Quillen Fender. She married Emmett C. Millington on Sept. 24, 1941. Her husband preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1989.

'Anything tastes better outside'

Bill Gohmann prepares a chicken and rice casserole in a Dutch oven during an outdoor cooking contest Saturday, Oct. 24, at Roush Lake.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published Oct. 29, 2009.

"Anything tastes better outside," says Cathy Gohmann.

She ought to know.

Gohmann, husband Bill Gohmann and son Tony Gohmann are the recently crowned outdoor cooking champions of the Upper Wabash Reservoirs.

With a couple of Dutch ovens and a pile of charcoal, they say, they can whip up a meal for any number of hungry boys.

Warren selling bows for memorial Christmas tree

The Warren Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its annual "Winter WarrenLand" festival with the sale of bows to decorate the Warren Community Memorial Christmas Tree.

Bows may be purchased at the Warren Town Hall or at PJ's Flowers, and come in red, to honor a living person; white, to honor a deceased person; or yellow, to honor a veteran either deceased or living. The bows will be the only decoration for the tree, except for lights.

Each bow will have the name of the person being honored written on the bow.

Gifts of food

Photo provived.

The Salamonie School Student Council sponsored a food drive at the school, which resulted in more than 2,600 items donated to the Warren and Markle food pantries. Shown sorting the donations are (keeling from left) Rachel Jones and Tom Bollinger and (standing from left) Aaron Gilmore and Laresa Lund.

Love INC giving residents chance to give of themselves for holiday

Love INC is offering area residents a chance to give of themselves this Christmas season.

The organization is currently accepting applications from families who could use some help.

It's also seeking people who can supply that help, in the form of gifts for children, holiday meals, cash donations - or time.

Huntington Red Cross opens enrollment for safety training

The Huntington Red Cross has opened enrollment for its Safety Training.

The adult, child and infant CPR and First Aid dual certification will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1 and Thursday, Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. both nights. CPR only, six hours, is also available. No prior training is required.

The adult, child and infant CPR review will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants must be currently certified in adult, child and infant CPR.


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