Kenneth D. Hyser

Kenneth Dale Hyser Sr., 69, of Pierceton, IN, and a native of Roanoke, IN, died Thursday, March 12, 2009, at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.

Mr. Hyser had been employed as director of maintenance for Whitley County Memorial Hospital, currently known as Parkview Whitley Hospital, for 12 years; was employed by International Harvester, Fort Wayne, for 10 years; and retired from Countrymark Co-op after 10 years of service.

Story of Huntington's ice cream plant to be told Monday, March 16

The first Cloverleaf Creamery truck to deliver ice cream to stores is shown on a Huntington street about 1921. Cloverleaf Creamery, now known as Good Humor-Breyers, will be the topic of a Huntington County Historical Society program on Monday, March 16.
Photo provided.

The story of Huntington's (IN) ice cream plant will be told during a program on Monday, March 16, at the Huntington County Historical Museum, 315 Court St., Huntington.

"Out in the Cold: Cloverleaf-Sealtest Ice Cream Company" will be presented at 7 p.m.

Bill Abbott, who worked at Sealtest for seven years, will share some of his memories of the company. A representative of Good Humor-Breyers Ice Cream will also speak.

The meeting is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served after the program.

Davenport leads HU women past Jamestown in NAIA opener

Huntington University guard Lauren Davenport drives toward the basket against Jamestown in the NAIA Division II Women's National Basketball Tournament on Thursday, March 12.
Huntington University photo.

Senior guard Lauren Davenport scored 19 points to lead the Huntington University women’s basketball team past Jamestown (ND), 64-54, in first round action Thursday, March 12, at the NAIA Division II Women’s National Basketball Tournament, at Sioux City, IA.

Davenport also had a team-high five steals, and tied for team highs in rebounds and assists with six and three, respectively, to help HU, 25-6, move on to the second round of competition.

The Forester women will face Davenport University (MI), 30-2, today, Friday, March 13, at 3:30 p.m. CST.

Janet J. Bowers

Janet J. Bowers, 74, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at 5 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor.

Mrs. Bowers graduated from Huntington High School in 1952. She was retired from Wabash Magnetics, where she had worked for 20 years.

She was born Oct. 2, 1934, in Huntington to Donald and Ruth Smith Gray. She married Robert W. Bowers on Aug. 31, 1951, in Huntington. Her husband survives.

City council slightly raises fines for some ordinance violations

The Huntington Common Council met Tuesday, March 10, and adopted an ordinance, which had been introduced at a previous meeting, resulting in a slight increase in fines for violations of some city ordinances.

The council consolidated fines for violations of ordinances into one chapter in the city's Code of Ordinances. The fines were previously scattered throughout various sections of the book.

A slight increase in some fines was also approved, including a $5 increase for a parking ticket. The fine now stands at $10.

Helen 'Kathy' Ritter

Helen "Kathy" Ritter, 53, of Pennville, IN, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at 4:37 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Ritter had lived in Geneva before moving to Pennville and attended Geneva schools.

She was born March 7, 1956, in Hartford City to Leonard and Helen Smith. Her mother survives in Geneva. She married David F. Ritter on May 2, 1994, in Decatur. Her husband survives.

Additional survivors include two brothers, George Smith, of Bluffton, and James Smith, of Portland; and a sister, Diana Allen, of Berne.

Cathy A. Smeltzer

Cathy Ann Smeltzer, 55, of Bluffton, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at 7 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Smeltzer had been employed by Kitco as an inspector for 23 years. She was a 1972 graduate of Bluffton High School.

She was born May 28, 1954, in Huntington to William and Norma Walmsley Clanin. Her father survives in Bluffton. She married Gary D. Smeltzer on March 3, 1973, in Reifsburg. Her husband survives.

Salvation Army approaching 2/3 of funds needed for unemployment help

As of Wednesday, March 11, at 3 p.m., the Salvation Army of Huntington County has received $5,500 in donations and pledges toward securing up to $18,000 for matching funds for the recently unemployed in the county.

Capt. Tim Sell reported that major contributors "publicly rallying with their support" up to that point have been the United Way of Huntington County, $2,000; Pilchers Chapel United Methodist Church, with a pledge of at least $1,000; and Victory Noll sisters.

Marvin L. Harvey

Marvin Leroy Harvey, 79, of Upland, IN, and having worked in Van Buren, IN, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at 5:40 a.m. at University Nursing Center in Upland.

Mr. Harvey worked for Weaver Popcorn in Van Buren, and retired after 31 years of service. He also gave 31 years to the Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department. He was active in the Central Christian Church in Van Buren.

He was born July 10, 1929, in Wells County to Homer and Nola Hoover Harvey. He married Janice Woodruff on June 3, 1967, in Van Buren. His wife survives.

Martha J. Nichols

Martha J. Nichols, 84, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at 4:15 a.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital in Huntington.

Mrs. Nichols was a homemaker.

She was born Jan. 23, 1925, in Texas to Tom and Suzie James Curtis. She married Delbert Nichols on July 4, 1946, in Markedtree, AR. He preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 1987.

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