James R. Bowen

James R. Bowen, 72, of Gas City, IN, and having family members in Van Buren, IN, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at Marion General Hospital.

Mr. Bowen was a 1956 graduate of Fairmount High School. He retired in 1999 after 43 years of service at Anaconda Wire.

He was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Wells County to Earl and Georgia M. Bright Bowen. He married Donna M. Hillman on July 14, 1957. His wife survives.

Jubilant HNHS track seniors

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Senior members of the Huntington North High School boys' and girls' track teams pose after winning the North Central Conference track titles Friday, May 8, at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion. Pictured are (front row from left) Mariah Town, Tayah Kline, Kayla Lund, Sam Wright and Kiela Clore; and (back row from left) Justin Glancy, Isaiah Laatsch, Ches McClure, Alyssa Hurlburt, Jon Stoffel, Rex Drabenstot and Rob Sands.

Carolyn R. Allen

Carolyn Rose Allen, 73, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at 3:30 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mrs. Allen, a 1954 graduate of Huntington High School, was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. She had been a member of Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority for more than 50 years and had served as an international officer and editor of the sorority.

She had been employed as head cashier for Indiana Gas Co. and had worked as a secretary at Huntington Catholic High School, Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington College and SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Exotic ride

Photo by Andre Laird.

Local area residents enjoy an elephant ride during intermission at the Kelly Miller Circus, in Warren, on Thursday, May 7. The Salamonie Active Men (S.A.M.) sponsored the one-day event and proceeds will go towards fireworks for the Salamonie Festival and Warren Tower Park's baseball diamonds.

Downtown could be 'historic'

Designating downtown Huntington as a local historic district would place restrictions on changes to the facades of downtown buildings, but it would also lead to a more vibrant downtown, say backers of the proposal.

However, they add, deciding whether or not to become a local historic district is up to the downtown property owners.

"It's the downtown merchants who have to accept or reject it," says Susan Taylor, who chairs the Huntington Historic Review Board.

Filing deadline for personal property forms is May 15

The Huntington County Assessor's Office announces that the deadline for filing business and farmer's personal property forms is Friday, May 15.

The township trustees will no longer be mailing or collecting the forms.

Due to a low number of filings, appointments are recommended and can be made between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

To set an appointment call 358-4800 or 358-4803.

The assessor's office is located in Room 102 in the courthouse.


BSB accepting scholarship applications

Bippus State Bank, trustee for the Irvin and Lorette Murphy Scholarship Trust, announces the availability of scholarships for the 2009 fall term.

The scholarships are available to students who will be entering their junior or senior year in college. Scholarships are allocated for but limited to students in Lagro Township, Wabash County, Warren Township and Huntington County.

Applications are available at the Bippus State Bank branches in Huntington, Roanoke and North Manchester.

PHH Guild awards scholarships to Brunner and Reed

The Parkview Huntington Hospital Guild has awarded two $1,000 scholarships to Huntington North High School seniors Seth Brunner and Lacey Michelle Reed.

Brunner, 18, is an Eagle Scout, is active in his church and the church's youth group, and is a Sunday School teacher. This year he will be a 10-year 4-H member and is active in Future Leaders, holding the office of vice president.

Law firm awards three college scholarships

Robert Garrett (second from left), of Bowers, Brewer, Garrett & Wiley, LLP, stands with recipients of the law firm’s 2009 scholarships. The recipients are Talon Drummond (left), Alli Harris (third from left), and Jamon Hammel (right).
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The Huntington County law firm of Bowers, Brewer, Garrett & Wiley, LLP, has announced the winners of its 2009 educational scholarships.

Alli Harris received $500 in honor of the late James W. Bowers.

Talon Drummond and Jamon Hammel each received $250 to be used toward their continuing education.

Sgt. Tom Tallman fund-raiser set for May 15 at Hier's Park

A benefit fund-raiser for Huntington County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Tom Tallman will be held Friday, May 15, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park.

In addition to a barbecue pork dinner, there will also be a silent auction and bake sale to help Tallman with mounting medical bills, the result of his ongoing two-year battle with cancer.


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