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Reed steps to sideline from job that was ‘fun every day’

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Ruth Reed

Would Ruth Reed let a little thing like retirement slow her down? All indications are she will be on full-steam ahead, just like she’s done the past 41 years teaching at Huntington North High School. Reed’s last day in the Huntington County Community School Corporation will be June 30.

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List 88 veterans who died since last Memorial Day

A total of 88 Huntington County veterans have died since last Memorial Day, reports the Huntington County Veterans Service Office.

Those veterans are:
Rhynard L. Abbett, Nikki A. Abbett, Robert L. Allen, Harry G. Auten, Douglas E. Baker, Jan D. Bartrom, Robert A. Beavens, Lewis D. Beck, Wayne A. Beemler, Harold T. Bennett, John H. Berg, Robert P. Bir, Lincoln R. Brundige, Robert D. Bucher, Raymond J. Budrow Sr., Vernon W. Byer, Buddy W. Chapin, Dick E. Christ, Donald K. Coffman and Norman D. Cozad.

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Markle’s 4th of July Block Party another casualty

With all the business before the Markle Town Council on Wednesday, May 21, perhaps the saddest piece of news announced was the cancellation of Markle’s 4th of July Block Party.

Council President Aaron McClary said the Markle Chamber of Commerce met earlier in May and made the decision to scrap the fledgling festival due to the pandemic and emergency mandates from the state.

“However, the chamber of commerce is proceeding with the fireworks and those will take place on the evening of July 4th,” McClary said.

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Picking up her sign

Photo by Steve Clark.

Kodi Douglass (left), a senior at Huntington North High School, picks up a commemorative yard sign from Valarie Cannici, athletic department secretary, outside the school on Thursday, May 7. The sign denotes that Douglass would have played softball for Huntington North, had the spring sports season not been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The athletic department handed out a total of 17 signs to seniors who intended to play a spring sport.

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Episcopal Diocese of NI website sets upcoming Holy Week Services

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana Worship website, https://ednin. org/virtual-worship-for-holy-week-and-easter will present a full slate of Holy Week Services.

The schedule of services will be:   
• Palm Sunday – April 5, at 10:15 a.m.

• Wednesday in Holy Week – April 8, at 7:30 p.m.

• Maunday Thursday – April 9, at 7:30 p.m.

• Good Friday-Station of the Cross – April 10, at noon.

• Good Friday Veneration of the Cross – April 10, at 7:30 p.m.

• The Great Vigil of Easter – April 11, at 9 p.m.