Tractor contest senior lawn and garden division winners

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Winners in the area 4-H Tractor Contest's senior lawn and garden division were (from left) Paul Mesing, first, of Adams County; Darren Engleking, second, of LaGrange County; and Erikk Schoeff, third, of Huntington County.

4-H tractor contest junior farm/ag winners

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Winners in the area 4-H Tractor Contest's junior farm/ag tractor division were (from left) Cody Studebaker, first, of Whitley County; Elliot Gehres, second, of Adams County; and Michael Winters, third, of Huntington County.

Bulmer, Winters and Schoeff on to state tractor operators' contest

Winners in the area 4-H Tractor Contest’s senior farm/ag division were (from left) Matt Bulmer, first, of Huntington County; Jake Perkins, second, of LaGrange County; and Cory Studebaker, third, of Whitley County.
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The Area XI 4-H Tractor Operators' Contest was held Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Adams County 4-H Fairgrounds with a total of 49 4-H members, representing seven different counties in northeastern Indiana.

Results are as follows:

In the Senior Ag Tractor, a total of 13 drivers participated in the division. Matt Bulmer, of Union Township, finished with first place honors. Kyle Lahr, of Jackson Township, and Nathan Richardson, of Dallas Township, also participated in this division but did not qualify for the state contest.

County Clerk Stoffel to resign

Huntington County Clerk Vicki Stoffel plans to resign her office at the end of the year, and the Republican Party has scheduled a caucus to select her successor.

Stoffel's term lasts through Dec. 31, 2010. She says she plans to resign Dec. 31 of this year. The caucus will be held Aug. 18 to give Stoffel time to train her successor in the responsibilities of the office, Huntington County Republican Chairman Kris Underwood says.

"It just makes it easier for training purposes and transition," Stoffel says.

Once rejected, Etna Avenue improvement project gets okay from council

A motion to accept funding for the much-discussed and once-rejected Etna Avenue improvement project was passed Tuesday, Aug. 11, by a 5-1 vote at the Huntington Common Council meeting.

Councilmen voting with the majority were Brooks Fetters, Jason Fields, Joe Blomeke, Keith Eller and Jack Slusser. Erv Ebersole was the lone dissenting vote, and Steve McIntyre abstained from what he termed an "illegitimate vote."

"In accordance to our rules that we have established, I don't recognize this as a legitimate vote and refuse to vote," McIntyre said when asked to vote.

Ellen R. Schaper

Ellen Rose Schaper, 86, of Andrews, IN, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at 4:45 p.m. at the Rensselaer Care Center, in Rensselaer.

Mrs. Schaper graduated in 1941 from Southside High School in Fort Wayne. She retired in 1994 from United Technologies in Andrews after 18 years of service. She was a member of the St. Peter Lutheran Church in Huntington.

She was born March 21, 1923, in Fort Wayne to Samuel J. and Edna Schneider Sroufe.

James D. Koby

James D. Koby, 65, a former resident of Huntington, IN, and Warren, IN, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. in Mentone, IN.

Mr. Koby had worked for RCA in Marion for many years before retiring. He had resided in Warren and Marion for many years before moving to Palestine Lake in Mentone. He was a 1961 graduate of Warren High School.

He was born on July 9, 1944, in Huntington to James Henry and Ruby Knight Koby. He married Faye Shepherd on June 1, 1963. in Warren. His wife survives.

Avis J. Yates

Avis J. Yates, 90, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at 12:35 a.m., at Heritage Pointe, in Warren, IN, where he had been a resident.

Mrs. Yates was a 1937 graduate of Jefferson Township High School. She was an active member of the Salamonie Church of the Brethren.

She was born May 16, 1919, to Herman and Faye Rhinehart Satterthwaite. She married Harold R. Yates on Dec. 31, 1939, in Fort Wayne, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1990.

Carol A. Arivett

Carol A. Arivett, 74, of Andrews, IN, died Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Arivett co-owned Arivett's Grocery in Warren for 15 years. For many years, she worked as a Herald-Press rural carrier in Huntington County.

She was born June 23, 1935, in Huntington to James R. and Augusta M. Lash Lee. She married Oscar "Ray" Arivett on Dec. 24, 1953. Her husband preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 2004.

Elizabeth Marks

Elizabeth Marks, 93, of Colorado Springs, CO, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Monday, July 20, 2009.

Mrs. Marks grew up in Sullivan and graduated from high school in New Jersey. She was a 1937 graduate of Duke University and moved to Huntington in 1945. She was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church and a member of Tri Kappa, Sorosis, First Mother's Club and Study Club. She moved to Colorado Springs in 1994.

She was born Oct. 24, 1915, in Sullivan to Pauline and Ransom Akin. She married Dr. Howard H. Marks, who preceded her in death.


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