Maryann Rigsbee

Maryann Rigsbee, 65, of Marion, IN, died at her home on Monday, June 29, 2009, at 9:23 a.m.

Mrs. Rigsbee, a graduate of LaFontaine High School, worked as an interior designer for homes and businesses for more than 20 years. She was the co-owner of Yogurt Junction in Marion. She attended New Beginnings Christian Fellowship in Kokomo and was a member of Highland Avenue United Methodist Church in Marion.

Kenneth B. Ernst

Kenneth B. Ernst, 80, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Monday, June 29, 2009, at Select Specialty Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Ernst was the owner and operator of Ernst Truck Equipment for more than 50 years and was still active in the company. He was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne.

He was born in Liberty Center to Ralph and Mae Ernst. Leah Ernst, his wife of more than 50 years, preceded hm in death in 1997.

Star Insurance, McElhaney-Hart win opening games of PAL Little League tourney

Star Insurance and McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home won the first games in the PAL Little League tournament on Tuesday, June 30.

Star Insurance beat Farm Bureau Insurance by a score of 8-7.

McElhaney-Hart came from behind to defeat Huntington County Federal Credit Union 19-16.

The tournament resumes on Thursday, July 2. Star Insurance will face F.O.P. Lodge 77, and McElhaney-Hart will play Only Internet. F.O.P. and McElhaney-Hart received byes in the tournament.


Announce HD Parade winners

A float depicting images of past Huntington Heritage Days parades was one of the many entries in this year’s parade, held on Saturday, June 27.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of this year's Heritage Days Parade and the award sponsors.

They are:
Best Float: Parkview Huntington Hospital, sponsored by Brickhouse Grill.

Best Float, second place: Huntington County Council, sponsored by MarkleBank.

Best Float, third place: First Federal Savings Bank, sponsored by Huntington Theater.

Best Marching Band: Mizpah Shrine Bag Pipers, sponsored by VFW.

Best Marching Band, second place: Second Time Arounders, sponsored by Owen's South.

First property tax payment due july 20

The Huntington County treasurer's office announces that first installment of property taxes payable this year will be July 20.

The Huntington County property taxes have been mailed and taxpayers should have received them by the end of June.

The treasurer's office will be open Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the Saturday before the tax due date, July 18, from 8 a.m. to noon. Taxpayers may pay at several local banks in the county, by mail or in person at the courthouse on the first floor, room 104.

Thunder wins tourney in Michigan

Members of the Indiana Thunder pose for their team photo after winning the 12U division of the Compuware Classic in Canton, MI, recently.
Photo provided.

The Indiana Thunder '96 softball team won the 12U division of the Compuware Classic in Canton, MI, in late June.

The team opened elimination play with a victory over the Michigan Warriors by a score of 11-1, with Erin Rethlake, of Huntington, and Lexy Britt sharing duties on the mound. Brooke Herendeen had two singles, Sarah Thompson, Britt, Rene Spaulding and Ashley Ousley each one.

Dad's Ride proceeds presented to Gene Sheets

Representatives of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 present an 81st birthday card to Gene Sheets (second from left), recipient of funds raised by Dad’s Ride on June 20.
Photo provided.

Fifty motorcyclists took part in Dad's Ride on June 20, helping to raise $1,274 to assist a local veteran with medical expenses.

The money - along with a birthday card - was presented to Gene Sheets, of Huntington, who turned 80 two days after the ride, event organizer Curt VanOver reports.

Gloria Holzinger was the winner of a hand-made quilt raffled off as part of the event.

DCD director seeks stricter adult business controls

Members of the Huntington County Plan Commission will consider beefing up a county ordinance regulating the location of adult businesses.

The discussion will take place during the Plan Commission's regular meeting on Wednesday, July 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the G.A.R. Room on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

The local action was prompted by a situation in nearby New Haven, where an adult novelty shop had planned to open in a residential area.

Salamonie Summer Festival takes center stage July 2-5

The 2009 Salamonie Summer Festival will be held on July 2 through 5, in Warren.

To kick off the event, the annual Samuel L. Jones Pioneer Breakfast will be held at the Knight Bergman Center Thursday, July 2, at 7:30 a.m. It is sponsored by the Warren Chamber of Commerce.

Also on Thursday, a number of activities will take place at Tower Park.

The food court will be open from 5 to 11 p.m.

From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Warren Sportsman Club will host an open house, which will include free fishing games for children.

Alford, Huff and Leas to reign over Salamonie Summer Festival

Delaney Huff, Sara Alford and Elley Leas (from left) were crowned Junior Miss, Salamonie Summer Festival Queen and Princess, respectively, during competition on Sunday, June 28. The contest was held at Warren Church of Christ.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Elley Leas, Delaney Huff and Sara Alford were crowned Salamonie Summer Festival Princess, Junior Miss and Queen, respectively, during a pageant held Sunday, June 28, at the Warren Church of Christ.

Leas is the daughter of Mick and Shonna Leas. She was also named Most Photogenic.

Her sponsor was Hagerman Construction.

First runner-up was Hailey Rose Alford, daughter of Sarah Scheiber and Richard Alford.

Alford's sponsor was Salamonie Mills.


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