Assessor says in-house study cheaper, quicker than work by outside firm

The Huntington County Assessor's office has saved Huntington County at least $50,000 by completing the county's state-mandated annual ratio study in-house and 165 days ahead of schedule, says Terri Boone, Huntington County assessor.

Boone said that since the study was mandated in 2006, the county had always contracted the study to an outside company, and the results were often late. She said this year, the assessor's office had the staff and capability of performing the ratio study in-house, and therefore decided to not contract the study.

Applications for school board opening due June 28

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees has announced an opening for the Dictrict 3 seat, and is accepting letters from those interested in being considered for the position the position until Monday, June 28, at noon.

The space was left vacant after no filings were recorded for the position for the May election, and the HCCSC Board of Trustees is permitted to appoint someone to the post in such an event.

The incumbent is Rick Brubaker, who chose not to seek re-election.

Sending it home


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Star Insurance pitcher Sam Poling gets ready to unleash a pitch during the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday, June 9, at the PAL Club against the Huntington County Federal Credit Union team. Star won both games.

Ruth M. Carnes

Ruth M. Carnes, 84, of Bluffton, IN, and having relatives in Markle, IN, died Thursday, June 10, 2010, at 5:20 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital.

Mrs. Carnes was a 1943 graduate of East Rock Creek High School. She worked at Corning Glass in Bluffton and retired Jan. 1, 1985. She was a member of the Circle "W" Horse Club in Bluffton.

She was born March 1, 1926 in Bluffton to Fred W. and Sarah Brickley Hatfield. She married Jack Carnes on Nov. 10, 1945, in Miami, CO. He preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 1995.

Evelyn J. Grimes

Evelyn J. Grimes, 89, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 11:20 a.m. at The Heritage of Huntington.

Mrs. Grimes was a 1939 graduate of Huntington High School. She had worked as a salesperson at SupeRx Drugs in Huntington and also sold glassware and antiques at Shipshewanna.

She was born May 19, 1921, in Huntington County to Marshall and Lucile Bowman Everding. She married Kenneth Grimes on Oct. 30, 1941, in Huntington. Her husband preceded her in death on June 27, 2001.

James R. Carroll

James R. Carroll, 82, of Fort Wayne, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010.

Mr. Carroll was a veteran of the United States Navy and the Merchant Marines. He attended Huntington College and earned a bachelor's degree in music education from the Indiana University School of Music in 1954. He later earned a master's degree in science education from Indiana University.

Butterfly workshops offered June 23 at Victory Noll

The Huntington County office of Purdue Extension and Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters present "Metamorphosis in Your Own Backyard" on Wednesday, June 23, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

This one-hour workshop, offered twice at different times, features a description of the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, butterfly facts and myths, and information on how to attract butterflies to yards.

Entertainment and activities announced for this weekend’s Relay for Life event at Kriegbaum Field

The Little Black Dress (LBD) Trio will perform Saturday evening, June 12, during this year’s Relay for Life at Kriegbaum Field. Pictured (from left) are members Barb Jones, Doug Hartle and Lisa Mertz.
Photo provided.

The 2010 Huntington Relay for Life kicks off Saturday afternoon, June 12, at Kriegbaum Field, with activities throughout the Relay until Sunday, June 13.

This year's event includes 43 corporate sponsors and 25 donors. Themed laps will be held nearly every hour and luminarias will be on sale at various times in honor or in memory of those touched by cancer. There will also be many on-site fundraising efforts.

Ochs is awarded Souder Scholarship

Ross Ochs was recently named recipient of the Paul S. Souder Memorial Scholarship.

Ochs will be attending Lewis University.

A 2010 graduate of Huntington North High School, he plans to study aviation security. While at Huntington North, Ochs was a member of the varsity track and cross country teams, all-state in cross country, was voted track MVP three times and best on track twice.

He was also a Toys for Tots volunteer and involved in Campaign for Change.

The scholarship is awarded to applicants planning to pursue a career in the field of aviation.

Youth invited to join Junior Humane Society

The Huntington County Humane Society has begun a summer program for kids ages 10-12, held the first and last Saturdays of each month from June through September from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Humane Shelter.

The Huntington County Junior Humane Society will meet to learn about and discuss protecting wildlife, keeping animals healthy, birdwatching and various careers involving animal care.

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