Mary A. Frye

Mary Alice Frye, 90, of Columbia City, IN, and having family members in Huntington County, IN, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at 7:30 a.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital.

Mrs. Frye was a graduate of Bluffton High School and worked at Monsantos in Ligonier. She opened the Frye Grocery and Gas Station with her husband in 1972, then retired to Georgia in 1979. She returned to Columbia City in 1990.

James A. Stinefield

James A. Stinefield, 71, of Upland, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at 1 p.m. at University Nursing Center in Upland.

Mr. Stinefield served in the United States Army National Guard from 1955 to 1963. He retired from Atlas Foundry in Marion in 1985 after working 25 years.

He was born May 3, 1938, in Alexandria to Otto and Frances Redding Stinefield.

Suzanne Hood

Suzanne Hood, 81, of Albion, IN, and a native of Roanoke, IN, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009. at the Northridge Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Hood had worked as a model and was a member of the Follies at the Civic Theatre in Fort Wayne.

She was born June 19, 1928, in Roanoke to Alfred and Gladys Kinsey Koontz. She married Kingston L. Hood in 1981. Her husband preceded her in death in August 2007.

It may seem like child's play, but Lego League has real mission for kids

Brooke Elston, mentor Chris Elston and Elijah Chesterman (from left) watch as their Lego League robot travels down a path on its way to complete an assigned mission.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published Oct. 12, 2009.

They have a mission.

A mission to be completed with tiny plastic blocks - brought to life through sophisticated computer programming.

The mission is being carried out by a group of middle school students who make up the Lego League, a junior counterpart to the established Huntington County 4-H robotics team that recently presented the Huntington Police Department with a fully-functional robot designed to be used during officer firearms training.

Volunteer wait staff at Nick's on Friday raising Main Street fund

Bryn Keplinger, Teresa Plasterer and Rose Wall (standing from left) serve lunch to Heather Leidig and Emma Forrester Friday, Oct. 23, at Nick’s Kitchen. Keplinger, Plasterer and Wall will be volunteer servers during an Oct. 30 fund-raising dinner.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A group of community volunteers who want to see downtown Huntington grow and prosper will be serving dinner at Nick's Kitchen on Friday, Oct. 30, to raise seed money for the launch of a Main Street Huntington program.

Turn clocks back as DST ends Sunday

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, Nov. 1.

That means it's time for area residents to "fall back" - set the time on their clocks back one hour.

The official end to Daylight Saving Time is at 2 a.m. on Nov. 1. Instead of moving from 1:59 a.m. to 2 a.m., the time will move from 1:59 a.m. back to 1 a.m.

Daylight Saving Time in the United States is observed from the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in September. Changing the time in March moves an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening during the summer months.

Board of Works to have exec session

The Huntington Board of Public Works and Safety will meet in executive session on Monday, Nov. 2, at 8:30 a.m. in the mayor's conference room on the third floor of the City Building.

The stated purpose of the meeting is "for discussion of strategy with respect to initiation of litigation and/or the purchase or lease of real property by the governing body."


Walking with ghosts

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Retired funeral director Bruce Van Gilder plays an old-time mortician as he speaks to participants in the Ghost Walk at the Historic Forks of the Wabash on Saturday, Oct. 24. Resting on the coffin is a death mask made by Van Gilder's father when he graduated from mortuary school in the early 1940s.

'Fashion for the Arts' on Nov. 7

Models’ assistant Bonita Price (left) and two of   the models for this year’s “Fashions for the Arts,” Kelly Metzger (center) and Cyndy Pressler (right), display items for the silent  auction which will be held as part of the event.
Photo provided.

Chico's will provide the clothing for this year's "Fashions for the Arts" fundraiser sponsored by the LaFontaine Arts Council, and Huntington will supply the models.

Tami Capozza, Kim Haneline, Kelly Metzger, April Poling, Cyndy Pressler and Joni Schmalzried are featured on the runway for the event, which will be held at the LaFontaine Golf Club on Nov. 7.

A social time will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch, a short presentation by this year's Advocate for the Arts Karen Kennedy and the fashion show itself.


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

An actress plays her role in the "butcher shop" at Salamonie School's Spooktacular on Friday, Oct. 23. Parents, students and teachers worked together to turn the woods behind the school's football field into a haunted trail featuring staged scenes and random surprises. Proceeds will assist seventh and eighth students in paying for a school trip to Washington, DC, in May.


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