Ruth J. Urschel

Ruth Jayne Urschel, 87, of Gallatin, TN, died Thursday, June 10, 2010.

Mrs. Urschel was a homemaker and lifetime resident of Huntington County until she moved to Gallatin in 2008.

She was born in Huntington County on Aug. 12, 1922, to Charles R. and Edna Evans Sprinkle.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Ernest Urschel, in March 2010.

Caleb J. Hunnicutt

Caleb J. Hunnicutt, 24, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 6:40 a.m. in Chicago, IL.

Mr. Hunnicutt was enrolled in Harold Washington College and was employed by a travel agency in Illinois. He graduated from Huntington North High School in 2004.

He was born May 6, 1986, in Huntington. He is survived by his father, Michael K. Hunnicutt, of Huntington; and his mother, Brenda C. Morgan Denton, of Huntington.
Additional survivors include his grandparents, Joe and Margie Hunnicutt and Jean Denton, all of Huntington.

Huntington horse owners go way past best of show honors

Laura Mason (left) and daughter Brianna are pictured with two of their horses that recently won horse of the year. Mason and her husband Eric Mason, operates Pine Hollow Paints. Laura holds “Last Sunshine,” while Brianna holds “Sunni’s Spinning Fool."
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Originally published April 12, 2010.

When most people show an animal in competition, they hope to win best of show.

Laura Mason's horses went one step further and won horse of the year in two different categories.

Mason and her husband Eric are the owners of Pine Hollow Paints, a horse farm in Huntington that specializes in Paint and Pinto horses.

"We've been raising Paint horses since 1984," states Laura Mason. "I have always had a love for the breed. My 4-H leader had a Paint stallion and after we got married, I started showing them."

Huntington North Class of 2010 puts its stamp in the book

Huntington North senior Amanda Dyson, right, accepts her diploma from Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees Vice President Rick Brubaker on Friday, June 4.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

The 411 members of the Huntington North High School Class of 2010 graduated on Friday, June 4, in North Arena.

6th annual Fun and Fitness Rides to go through August

Bicyclists (from left) Jason Crago, Chris Bucher, Eric Bucher, Nick Hancock, David Lloyd, Jan Lloyd, Mark Timbers, Lee Ann Kline, Rex Kline and Ronald Miller are among the participants in “Fun and Fitness Rides” being held every Monday.
Photo provided.

The Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau and Three Rivers Velo Sport are sponsoring the sixth annual 3RVS Fun and Fitness bicycle rides in Huntington during June, July and August.

All interested bicyclists are invited to meet every Monday at 5:45 p.m. at the Visitor and Convention Bureau, located at North Jefferson and Market streets. There is no cost to participate in the rides, which will travel throughout Huntington County.

Hammel earns Mary Reiff Scholarship

Jamon Hammel was recently awarded the Mary Edith Reiff Scholarship by the Huntington County Community Foundation.

Hammel, who is attending Huntington University, is a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School.
He plans to major in accounting.

Hammel is a Presidential Scholar, Colloquium Scholar, and a member of the Dean's List. He is a member of the Huntington University baseball team, Saint Mary's Catholic Church, and a 10-year member of 4-H.

Huntington Catholic School announces end-of-year awards

Huntington Catholic School has announced its end-of-year awards.

Academic awards for students in grades one through three went to:

First grade - Luke Eckert, Olivia Godfroy, Jessica Hartmus, Lillian Holzinger, Lindsey Hunt, Reid Johnson, Kassidy Krumanaker, Samantha Leal, Macy McCloskey, Nicolas Mickley, Matthew Quintos, Corah Rupley, Seth Scheiber and Merisa Walter.

Heritage Days schedule of events

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16

5:00-10:00 p.m.
POOR JACK AMUSEMENTS -Warren Street, Downtown Huntington. Amusement rides and games for the entire family. Height restrictions on some rides. Pre-sale tickets available at the Chamber office and Myers Jewelry. Sponsored by Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.

6:00- 8:00 p.m.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL - Hier's Park. Ice cream provided by Good Humor-Breyers. Sponsored by Huntington County Rescue.

Former resident retires as lieutenant-colonel

Former Huntington resident Lt. Col. Norman Eckert (right) recently retired from the United States Air Force after nearly 30 years of service. Also pictured is his wife, Kathy Okuly Eckert. Both are graduates of Huntington Catholic High School.
Photo provided.

Lt. Col. Norman L. Eckert, formerly of Huntington, formally retired from the United States Air Force on May 1 at the Robins Air Force Base in Georgia, after nearly 30 years of service.

He enlisted in the USAF in 1980 and earned his commission as a Second Lieutenant in 1986. During his service, he had multiple assignments across the country, including Texas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Virginia, Hawaii, Florida and Georgia, along with several deployments to the Middle East.

Caged cats abandoned at adoption facility

Denise McNally, president of the Helping Paws board of directors, checks out the 17 cats abandoned in the parking lot of the Helping Paws adoption center on Bus.-24.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The 17 cats that materialized outside the Helping Paws adoption center were apparently healthy and accustomed to human attention.

But by the time Helping Paws volunteer Betsy Bilyew found them Monday morning, June 7, they'd been crammed into four pet carriers for as many as 14 hours with no food, no water and "really, no shelter," Bilyew says.
Once discovered, the cats' dire situation was soon rectified, but Bilyew is concerned about the state of mind of whoever left the cats in the no-kill shelter's parking lot.

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