Clean-up day set for June 20

The Huntington Countywide Department of Community Development, city of Huntington, Neighborhood Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities and the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department have teamed up to organize a clean-up day on June 20.

Clean-up will be done from 8 a.m. to noon within the neighborhood association target area located on the northeast side of the Huntington.

Volunteers will be mowing lawns and performing general clean-up with the area at several locations to help promote the establishment of neighborhood associations with the city.

Metzger receives Irvin and Lorette Murphy Scholarship

Bippus State Bank recently awarded its 2009 Irvin Murphy and Lorette Murphy scholarships to two students.

Huntington resident Jason Metzger was one of the recipients of a $300 scholarship.

He is a junior at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne pursuing a degree in finance.

Metzger is the son of Jerry and Dianne Metzger, of Huntington.

The other recipient was Cathy Forrester, of Lagro.

WLAB radio, HU form strategic alliance

Award-winning Christian radio station Star 88.3 WLAB-FM, based in Fort Wayne, and Huntington University have formed a strategic alliance.

The university will extend financial support to the newly established Star Educational Media Network in the form of a loan, a cash investment structured as a loan, and a possible bank loan guarantee. In return, the university will receive a significant stake in the new non-profit enterprise, several positions on its board of directors, on-air and off-air promotion and expanded educational opportunities for students.

Government meetings

Monday, June 15
Huntington County Board of Commissioners, 8:30 a.m.,
Commissioners' Room, first floor of Huntington County Courthouse.

Huntington Board of Public Works and Safety, 9 a.m., mayor's conference room, third floor of the City Building.

Huntington Board of Aviation, 5:30 p.m., terminal building at Huntington Municipal Airport.

Andrews Town Council, 6 p.m., Town Hall, 66 N. Main St., Andrews.

Tuesday, June 16
Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District, 7:30 a.m., SWCD office, 2040 Riverfork Drive.

Huntington County Fair TAx Association to have info session on Thursday, June 18

The Huntington County Fair Tax Association will present an informational session on Thursday, June 18, at 7 p.m.

"The FairTax - HR25/S 125" will be held at the Dan Quayle Center in the upper gallery.

Speakers will be Ron Heilman, of Fort Wayne; Adrian Messer, of Silver Lake; and Danny Higgins, of Peru.

Attendees are invited to bring questions.

For more information on the FairTax Plan, visit

For more information about the session, call Mary Oberle Hubley at 356-1398.

The Quayle Center is located at 815 Warren St.


Local group wants to decorate Huntington with flags

A local group is looking at decorating the downtown section of Huntington with American flags for the summer season.

After the suggestion came up at a recent meeting of the Huntington Downtown Business Group, Denise Bard, superintendent of the Huntington Parks and Recreation Department, decided she had the resources to look into this idea.

She says having flags up "makes a really nice statement" and it's "appealing to the eye." She also says it will make the downtown area more inviting and encourage people to care about what's going on down there.

ABWA Kilsoquah Chapter awards scholarships to Spahr and Samlling

Cindy Rice (left) and Shirley Schug (right), co-chairmen of the ABWA Kilsoquah Chapter scholarship committee, present scholarships to Brittany Smalling (second from left) and Alison Spahr (third from left).
Photo provided.

The American Business Women Association, Kilsoquah Chapter, met on May 26 to present scholarships to students Alison Spahr and Brittany Smalling.

Spahr and Smalling were each presented with a $500 scholarship and certificate from Cindy Rice, co-chairman.

Spahr is a student at Grace College.
She is the daughter of Tom and Amy Spahr, of Huntington.

Smalling is the daughter of Skip and Pam Smalling.


Phyllis L. Wolfcale

Phyllis L. Wolfcale, 80, of Bluffton, IN, died Saturday, June 13, 2009, at 6:10 p.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren, IN.

Mrs. Wolfcale, a 1946 graduate of Bluffton High School, built and founded Hickory Hills Golf Course in Bluffton with her husband and was active in the golf business. She had also worked in the X-ray department at the Caylor Nickel Clinic, did laundry for the Caylor-Nickel nursery in her home for 20 years, and retired after 14 years as a cook at East Side High School.

Young Vikings finish eighth at regional golf tournament

"Wait ‘til next year'' has good meaning for the Huntington North High School boys' golf team, which will return four of five golfers who placed eighth in the Muncie Central Golf Regional Tournament on Friday, June 12.

The Vikings recorded a 327 at The Player's Club to end their season, but only senior Brandon Whitesell ended his high school career. Garrett Bracht, a senior next season, fired a 76 to lead the young Vikings, who will also return current sophomore EJ Tackett and Neal Hamilton and current freshman Jordan Sweet.

Marie Bissell

Marie Bissell, 60, of Montpelier, IN, and having family members in Zanesville, IN, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 11:40 p.m. in Marion.

Mrs. Bissell had been employed by Weaver Popcorn, Van Buren, and had also worked as a nurse's aide. She attended Marion High School.

She was born Jan. 11, 1949, in Leighton, AL, to John Robert and Beatrice Jones Colburn.


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