Carol D. Frauhiger

Carol D. Frauhiger, 67, of Bluffton, IN, and a former Markle, IN, postal employee, died Saturday morning, July 14, 2018, at Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton.

Mrs. Frauhigher was a 1968 graduate of Pennville High School. In 1971 she became one of the first female letter carriers in the area, working at the Berne Post Office.  She retired from the Markle Post Office in 2003, with almost 33 years of service to the United States Postal Service. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Bluffton.

Mitchell A. Davis

Mitchell Allen Davis, 57, of Poneto, IN, and having ties to Warren, IN, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 3:51 a.m. at IU Health-Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.

Mr. Davis was a 1979 graduate of Southern Wells High School. He formerly worked at Alexin in Bluffton, Heartland Aluminum in Warren and CTS in Berne.
 
He was born March 7, 1961, in Hartford City, IN.  His is survived by his mother, Wanda Dickey, of Poneto.

Raymond L. Christ Jr.

Raymond L. Christ Jr., 75, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having Huntington County ties, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Christ worked as an outside plant engineer with GTE/Verizon for 39 years.

He was born to Raymond L. and Berniece Christ. His wife of 28 years, Shari Christ, of Roanoke, survives.

Love INC to have ninth annual Unity Feast

Love In the Name of Christ will have its ninth annual Unity Feast on Sunday, Aug. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Merchants Heritage Hall at the Huntington County Fairgrounds.

Volunteers are being sought to help out with several duties, including making pies and desserts to greeters, ticket takers, servers and carry-out.

Contact Erin Didion at 356-0933 to volunteer.

Taiko Drums


Photo by Steve Clark.

The Taiko Drums, a part of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective, performed in Huntington on Tuesday, July 10, in the parking lot of the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Riders Rendezvous Reunion Sept. 21 at Salamonie

Equestrians are invited to attend a Riders Rendezvous Reunion at Salamonie Lake’s Horseman’s Campground, Sept. 21.

A weekend of activities and entertainment are planned, with a focus on raising funds to “Power the Camp.” Trail riders are working to electrify the campground. Advanced registration is encouraged. There is a fee for ages 9 and older for the weekend.

Activities planned for Friday, Sept. 21 are:

Arts in Parks at Upper Wabash Interpretive Services July 28, Aug. 4

Learn how to make music with rainsticks, thunder drums and a bumblebee shaker during Arts in the Parks workshops with musician Dianna Davis on July 28 and Aug. 4, at Salamonie Lake.

The July 28 workshop, called “Rainsticks and Thunder Drums,” will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Participants will learn about flood control and create their own rain stick. Afterward, everyone can create music with their rainstick, thunder drums and other provided instruments.

Chalk artists


Photo by Steve Clark.

Brothers Miles Tucker (left) and Ari Tucker create sidewalk chalk art during a Toddler Tuesday session at Hier’s Park, in Huntington, on Tuesday, July 10. Toddler Tuesdays is a free program for children ages 2 to 5 and their adults that is put on by Huntington Parks and Recreation. The next session is Aug. 14, at the Terry R. Abbett Splash Park, at Drover Park, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Annual 4-H pet parade set for July 24

The annual 4-H Pet Parade will be held Tuesday, July 24, at 7 p.m. in the Parkview Huntington Hospital Show Arena at the Huntington County Fairgrounds, as part of the Huntington County 4-H Fair.

Children ages 9 and younger may participate, provided they are not enrolled in the regular 4-H program. Mini 4-H members, however, are eligible to enter the event.

Participants may choose to enter their pets as individuals or as groups of two or more, and are encouraged to wear a costume and dress up their pet.

Each child will receive a prize.

Getting help from mom


Photo by Steve Clark.

Reid Kitt (right) get some assistance from his mother, Ashley Kitt, as he fills a bottle with colored sand during a children’s craft activity at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library on Tuesday, July 10. The library will be holding another children’s craft activity on July 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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