Mildred S. Bicknell

Mildred S. Bicknell, 88, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are pending at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, Huntington.


Max Earl Conner

Max Earl Conner, 77, a resident of Heritage Pointe in Warren, IN, and formerly of Roanoke, IN, died on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at 11:20 p.m. at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Faye 'Lucille' Simmons

Faye “Lucille” Simmons, 95, of Roanoke, IN, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at 8:10 p.m. at Norwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Simmons had been employed by Square D and Triad-Utrad. She was member of Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.

She was born on Feb. 13, 1915, in rural Roanoke to William and Mary Lautzenhizer Raichart. She married Galen Sherbahn, who preceded her in death in 1943. She then married Bernard Simmons in 153, and he preceded her in death in 1987.

John Lee 'Wally' Spiece

John Lee “Wally” Spiece, 60, of Huntington, IN, died on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at 3:38 a.m. at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Spiece graduated from Manchester High School in 1967 and International Barber School in Indianapolis in 1968. He was a retired barber and a former employee of Pizza King in Warsaw.

He was born on April 8, 1949, to Walter Jr. and Lavonne Merrick Spiece. His mother survives in North Manchester.

Local SWCD recognizes county families at annual dinner

Phil Karst (left) and Pat Karst received the Conservation Farmer Award Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District annual meeting.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Two Huntington County families were recognized by the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District Thursday, Feb. 18, for their earth-friendly farming efforts.

The father-son team of Phil Karst and Pat Karst received the Conservation Farmer Award during the SWCD's annual meeting, and Greg and Eva Witkamp received the River Friendly Farmer Award.

United REMC still lighting the way for rural residents

REMC employee Felix Vanner installs a new pole and transformer at a residence on West Maple Grove Road on Thursday, Jan. 14. The removal of a rotten pole and installation of the transformer was part of REMC’s improvement efforts.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Originally published Jan. 18, 2010.

Not more than 75 years ago, rural Huntington County was dark.

Farmers and others residing in the countryside were missed by the growing power grid that lighted towns throughout the county.

Then in 1936, then-President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, part of the president's "Second New Deal" program, designed to bring electricity to rural areas all across the United States.

Huntington County was no exception.

Pathfinder Community Connections sets Neighborhood meeting for March 2

Pathfinder Community Connections, the community development division of Pathfinder Services, will coordinate a Northeast Huntington Neighborhood meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 2.

The meeting will take place from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. in the basement of Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 530 Guilford St. in Huntington.

Flint Springs students use profits from business to help benefit others

Mike Rohler (left), director of the Huntington County Chapter of the American Red Cross, accepts a donation for  Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti from Flint Springs Elementary School third-graders Vanessa Dimond (center) and Blake Masterson.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Third-graders at Flint Springs Elementary School are using the profits of their business for the betterment of their world.

Their most recent project was the donation of $155.52, representing one day's profits from their popcorn business, to the American Red Cross to be used in Haiti relief efforts.

Health department reschedules HNHS vaccines for March 3

Due to the cancellation of school on Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Huntington County Health Department has rescheduled its vaccination clinic at Huntington North High School for Wednesday, March 3.

Colorectal surgeon Klinker opens local office at Parkview Huntington

Photo provided.
Kelly Klinker.

Dr. Kelly Klinker, a colorectal surgeon with Northeast Indiana Colon and Rectal Surgeons, P.C., Fort Wayne, has opened an office in Huntington County at Parkview Huntington Hospital.


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