Huntington County properties' smoking ban draws within days

Seven signs, like the one above, have been posted on the Huntington Cunty Courthouse entrances to make sure citizens are aware of the tobacco ban on county-owned properties.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

The time is drawing near for the smoking ban on county-owned properties to take effect.

The date, Jan. 1, 2010, has been set for several months now and County Commissioner Tom Wall believes county employees are ready.

The county is "pretty well set and ready to go," Wall said Monday, Dec. 21, just under two weeks before the start date of the county ordinance. The new rules ban anyone citi-zens smoking on county-owned land, including the courthouse, annex building, jail and the county highway department, and in county cars.

Leading the carols


Photo by Jessica Williams.

Miranda Lippe, right, and Santa lead the crowd in Christmas carols at the Huntington City-Township Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 12. Santa also read stories to the children.

An edible house


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First grade students at Andrews Elementary School have been studying gingerbread by reading and comparing many different versions of the story "The Gingerbread Man" through a variety of literature activities. They also baked gingerbread cookies and were visited by a gingerbread man before building the houses. Pictured building the houses are Samantha Elser (left) and Annie Pruitt.

In appreciation


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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 presented a certificate of appreciation to the Burger King franchise in Huntington in recognition of the restaurant's participation in the VFW Unmet Needs program for military personnel. Pictured are (from left) VFW Quartermaster Leslie Ackerman, VFW Chaplain and Program Chairman Jerry Walling, Burger King Manager Janice Brunnmeier, VFW Past Commander and Huntington County Veterans Service Officer Bruce Stanton and VFW Senior Vice Commander Mike Smith.

Help for Habitat


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Steve Miller (left) receives a donation from Mark Sell of Sell Chiropractic, on Monday, Dec. 14. The donation, for $340, will be put into Habitat's general operating fund.

All that glitters ...


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Natalia Jenks (left) and Jessica Houston add glitter to paper candy canes during a Christmas party held Friday, Dec. 18, at the Huntington County Boys and Girls Club. More than 150 youth and 70 parents and guardians attended the party, with each family receiving one of the 43 frozen turkeys donated by IMG Insurance and Sysco Food Services. The club received Christmas gifts from the Today Show's Holiday Toy Drive and handed out 55 MP3 players, CD players, digital cameras, hundreds of Disney DVDs, Kidz Bob DVDs, toys, cookie cutters, digital photo frames and more.

4-H Beef ID Day is Jan. 9 for all beef steer and heifer entries

Huntington County will hold its 4-H Beef Identification Day on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the cattle barns at Hier's Park in Huntington.

All 4-H members planning to exhibit beef steers or non-registered breeding heifers must bring their animals for weighing, identification and ear-tagging between 9 a.m. and noon on that Saturday.

Mary Jesudasan

Mary Jesudasan, 87, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, at 5:40 a.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital in Huntington.

Mrs. Jesudasan graduated from the Holy Cross High School in Tirichy, India, and received her nursing degree from Visakapattanam University, Visakapattanam, India. She served as a nursing superintendent in India for over 40 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and participated in a Bible study group at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, both in Huntington.

Allen R. Snodgrass

Allen R. Snodgrass, 57, of rural Columbia City, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, at 9 p.m. at his home after a two-year battle with colon cancer.

Mr. Snodgrass and his wife made their first home in Huntington. In 1972 he was drafted into the United States Army. Following his discharge, they made their home in Peabody for a year before returning to Huntington. In 1987 they moved to their home in Washington Township, Whitley County.

B. Jean Morrison

B. Jean Morrison, 71, of Huntington, IN,died Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009, at 8:20 a.m. at Progressive Hospital of Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Morrison was a graduate of Jackson Township High School in Wells County. She attended the Church of Christ in Bluffton and Warren. She worked at Caylor-Nickel Clinic as an emergency room secretary, and also a phlebotomist. She had been a resident of Huntington for 12 years, and had been a former resident of both Warren. She also worked for the Huntington Council for Aging.

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