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<![CDATA[Fountain City, Ind. - Warren Keith Harris, 90, of Fountain City, passed away Tuesday, June 18, at his residence. He was born on March 20, 1923 in Richmond to George and Henrietta Hovelmeier Harris. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1941. He entered the US Army in 1943. He landed at Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944 and also participated in the campaign to liberate Northern France. He was honorably discharged on Christmas Eve 1945. He re-entered the Army in 1950 to serve in the Korean, where he participated in three separate campaigns. Mr. Harris farmed all of his life and was a 42-year employee of Wayne Corp. in Richmond. He raised miniature horses and rabbits for many years and enjoyed woodworking, restoring antique farm tractors and helping other farmers. He was a member of the Whitewater Christian Church. Mr. Harris will be missed by his wife, the former Janet Austerman, whom he married on June 28, 1952; daughters & sons-in-law, Diana & Jim Cox, of Williamsburg; Denise & Larry Thomas, of New Carlisle, Ohio; Jennifer & Troy Bledsoe, of Fountain City; son, Gary Harris and his friend, Jean Austerman, of Fountain City; 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Kevin, Nathan and Stephen Cox, Tricia and Trent Harris, Melissa Sparks, Matthew Thomas, Meghan Hollinger and Seth Bledsoe; 4 great-grandchildren, Jaya, Arya and T.J. Cox and Emma Bledsoe-Ryan; sister, Etta Jane Tiemann, of Richmond; brothers, Merle Harris, of Cookeville, Tennessee and Larry Harris, of Warsaw; and several nieces & nephews. Mr. Harris was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Louise Creech and Millie Thompson. A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 21, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment with military rites will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Reid Foundation for Hospice Care, 1100 Reid Parkway, Richmond, IN 47374, or the Whitewater Christian Church, 7918 North State Road 227, Richmond, IN 47374. Online condolences may be expressed at www.smithmcquistonwebster.com .
The CHE's Indiana College Readiness Report, which was released this spring, shows that 2011 Indiana public high school graduates who chose to attend college chose the community college by a 2-to-1 margin over any other public institution of higher education.
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<![CDATA[RICHMOND, Ind. - Richard E. "Mac" McCarty, age 68, of Richmond, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Reid Hospital. Born December 4, 1944, in Richmond, to Earl and Reba McCarty, he lived in this area most of his life. He was a graduate of Richmond High School. Mac was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in Vietnam. He worked for Pennsylvania Railroad. Mac was a member of American Legion Harry Ray Post #65. He enjoyed fishing with his son. Survivors include his children, Josh McCarty, Kimberly McCarty, and Melisa McCarty, all of Richmond, and significant other, Sue Morrison of Richmond. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard E. McCarty Jr.; and sister, Carol Dodge. Visitation for Richard E. "Mac" McCarty will be from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Condolences may be sent to the family via the guest book at www.doanmillsfuneralhome.com.
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There is nothing that can or should take away from the significance of the city's Stellar Communities designation, nor the sense of accomplishment and congratulation that this city may be moving full speed forward.
He was born November 9, 1955 in Flint, Michigan to Robert C. and Betty June Madden Belbin and lived in Richmond most of his life.
Bill Callahan. Delbert retired from Terra Green Ceramics. Ruby retired from Reid Hosiptal and Health Care Services.
The Richmond Common Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at the Richmond Municipal Building, 50 N. Fifth St. Council has a light agenda that evening that includes a request to authorize the administration to pursue a grant from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for the Richmond Municipal Airport; and a special ordinance ... (more)
Four members of Richmond Boy Scout Troop 100 recently received the Eagle Scout rank during a candle light Court of Honor Ceremony at an outdoor shelter in a wooded area.
Eight high school students spent two days last week getting an introduction to what they need to get ready for the working world.