Registration to be held Tuesday, August 8 for 9-12 grades at HCHS

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Registration will be held at Hardin County High School on Tuesday, August 8th for students entering 9-12 grades, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Students who are unable to attend that day may register on the first day of school, Friday, August 11.

Kindergarten through 8th grade students will be given registration papers the first day of school, Friday, August 11. Parents are encouraged to fill out paperwork over the weekend and send papers back to school with students on Monday, August 14.

James L. “Chief” Marler

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James L. “Chief” Marler, age 63, of Herod, IL, died on Friday, July 28, 2017 at his residence.
He was born May 7, 1954 to Alfred Elbert Marler and Murvin Lavern (Potts) Marler-Foster in El Paso, Texas. He was a member of Honey Comb Church of God in Herod, IL.
James is survived by his son, James Alfred (Kristina) Marler; granddaughter/daughter, Georganna Alice (Cliff) Barefield; grandsons, Austin James Marler, Konnor Dean Marler; sister, Debra E. (Bob) Wagner; and brother, Tony (Ruth) Marler.
He was preceded in death by wife of 31 years, Linda (Williams) Marler on May 27, 2005; parents; daughter, Dena Rae Marler-Finley; grandson, Charles Finley; and sisters, Carolyn Marler andLavonna Marler.
A funeral service was held at 1:00 p.m. on August 1, 2017 at Honey Comb Baptist Church in Herod, IL. The service was conducted by Bro. Harold Miller. Interment followed the service at Good Hope Cemetery in Herod, IL. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL and 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.
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Hardin County K-5 Class Lists to be posted this afternoon at school



Hardin County Elementary students (K-5) who are wondering whose classroom they will be in during the 2017-2018 school year, can find out today after 4:00 p.m. The secretaries will be posting the lists on the front glass doors of the school. They can be viewed even if the doors are locked. School begins with a full day of attendance on Friday, August 11.

The Superintendent will be meeting with the secretaries Friday, July 28, about registration, so stay posted to the Hardin County Independent’s page for more information. The Hardin County Independent staff is on vacation beginning Friday, July 28 – Friday, August 4. There will be no paper August 3. In addition to watching for updates on the website, see the paper on August 10 for more information about school related news.


Kindergarteners to start school with a unique schedule

On Friday, August 11, 2017 kindergarten teachers will hold a Parent Meeting. No students will attend the parent meeting.
On Monday, August 14; Tuesday, August 15; and Wednesday, August 16, ONLY students with last names beginning with A-L in Mr. Kizziah’s class will attend. On those same dates, ONLY students in Ms. Mosby’s class with last names beginning with A-P will attend also.
On Thursday, August 17; Friday, August 18; and Tuesday, August 22 (No school, Monday August 21), ONLY students with last names beginning with M – Z in Mr. Kizziah’s class will attend. On those same dates, ONLY students in Ms. Mosby’s class with last names beginning with Q-Z will attend also.
On the 8th day of school, Wednesday, August 23, all students will attend and along with each day after.


Hardin County
Elementary supply list 2017-2018

* All supplies need to be replenished throughout the year. The school will not supply these items when students run out. Please put student’s name on classroom supplies. Please do not send supplies that are not listed.

Ms. Kate’s Class: 1 box markers or colored pencils, 4 large boxes Kleenex, wet wipes, 1 pencil/crayon box, 3 glue sticks, 1 large pink eraser, 2 containers of Clorox wipes, scissors, 1 bottle of glue.
Kindergarten: Crayon box, 1 package yellow pencils (NO Dixon), 4 glue sticks, mat for rest time, 2 bottles liquid hand soap with pump, scissors (Fiskars brand), 2 large boxes of Kleenex, 1 – 3 ring binder with clear cover, headphones or earbuds, crayons (4 boxes of 8), 1 plastic pocket folder, container baby (face) wipes.
1st Grade – Ms. Moore: Pencils (yellow #2), scissors (Fiskars brand), 2 plastic pocket folders, 2 large boxes of Kleenex, headphones or earbuds, 2 – 1″ 3-ring binders with clear cover, Elmer’s white school glue (no Gel or No Run school glue), 2 boxes 24 count crayons, pink pearl erasers, 1 zippered binder pouch, 1 composition notebook, 1 container sanitizing wipes, quart size ziploc baggies (Boys), pencil/crayon box, 1 pad kindergarten writing paper, play-dough, 1 bottle hand sanitizer, gallon size ziploc baggies (Girls).
1st Grade – Mr. Bartok: Pencils (USA Gold or Ticonderoga only please *Other brands do not sharpen well*), Crayola brand crayons, pencil/crayon box, sharpener to keep in desk, large container sanitizing wipes, colored pencils, 3 ring binder, pencil topper erasers, large box of Kleenex, play-doh, glue sticks, Fiskar brand scissors.
2nd Grade: *No Large Pencil Boxes or Trapper Keepers. Pencils (yellow #2), pink pearl erasers, Fiskars brand scissors, 4-pack colored modeling clay, headphones, 3 glue sticks, 2 pocket folders (with holes), box of Crayola markers (if desired), 1 large box of Kleenex, 1″ 3 ring binder with clear cover (2M), pencil/crayon box, crayons, lined paper (wide ruled), 1 container sanitizing wipes, pencil top erasers.
3rd Grade: (No Trapper Keepers), notebook paper (regular line), Elmer’s glue (small bottle) OR glue stick, 2″ ring binder with subject divider (3B), 1 container sanitizing wipes, scissors, 2 pocket folders, 1 bottle hand sanitizer, colored pencils, colored markers OR crayons, pencils or mechanical pencils, 2 large boxes of Kleenex (3S), ear buds/headphones (must have).
4th Grade Mr. Austin: (No protractors, ink pens, trapper keepers or backpacks with rollers), notebook paper (regular rule), 1 bottle hand sanitizer or hand wipes, pencils (mechanical and lead), 1 set of multiplication flash cards, 1 – 1″ ring binder with dividers, 2 containers Clorox wipes, 2 large boxes of Kleenex, pencil box, 3 pocket folders, ear buds.
4th Grade Ms. McCabe: (No backpacks with rollers), 5 regular rule notebooks, 1 box crayons or colored pencils, scissors, 1 set of multiplication flash cards, box of band aids (optional), pencils (mechanical and lead), crayon/pencil box, 1 container of hand wipes, 2 containers Clorox wipes, 2 pocket folders, 1 glue stick, earbuds/headphones, 2 large boxes Kleenex.
5th Grade: 2 packs notebook paper, 4 glue sticks, scissors (Fiskar brand #5 or #7), 2 rolls scotch tape, pencils (mechanical pencils and lead recommended), band aids, large pink erasers, 1 box colored pencils, 4 pocket folders, 1″ binder with subject dividers, 1 bottle glue, gallon size ziploc bags (Boys), 2 large boxes of Kleenex, earbuds/headphones, 2 composition notebooks, 1 container Clorox wipes, 1 large box washable markers, quart size ziploc bags (Girls).
Ms. Stunson’s Class: 1 package assorted construction paper, Clorox wipes, 1 box colored pencils, lined notebook paper, glue sticks, #2 pencils (NO mechanical), scissors, large pink pearl eraser, earbuds or headphones.

Jr High supply list

Supplies have to be replenished throughout the year because the school doesn’t furnish extra.
Remember to check the school dress code when purchasing school clothes. It is the same as last year, but we have been informed it will be followed closely this year.
They can have a trapper keeper or zip up binder or a 1 1/2 – 2 in. 3 ring binder.
Dividers for binder
Loose leaf paper for binder
5 – two pocket folders – 2 need prongs in the center.
Small pencil bag.
3 packages of 3×3″ Post It notes
Colored pencils
1 composition notebook
Highlighters 8th grade – 1 yellow & 1 pink
Earbuds to leave at school (6th grade)
1 box Kleenex (7th & 8th grades)
Germ-X – 1 large bottle (6th grade girls)
Clorox wipes (6th grade boys)

Jr. High Math Supplies:
Texas Instruments TI-30XS MultiView calculator (same as last year)
One 3-ring binder – 1 1/2 inches (strictly for math must be a
separate binder)
2 packs of loose leaf paper for binder
Dividers for binder
Graph paper

**High School teachers will tell students what supplies are needed for each of their classes the first day of school.


Obituary of Larry D. Humm

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Larry David Humm, 66, of Rosiclare, IL passed away on July 24, 2017 at his home. Larry was born on April 13, 1951 to Christopher and Lorene (Crocker) Humm. He married Deborah (Joiner) Humm on March 11, 1969. Larry was a fluorspar miner and avid rider of Harley Davidson.
Larry is survived by his wife of 48 years, Deborah; daughters, Kimberly Hopkins, Larrin Humm, and Elizabeth “Lizzi” (Ethan) Robinson; grandchildren, Nathan Humm, Natalie Frailey, Daniel James Hopkins, David Humm, Korrey Leigh Hazel, Koen Robinson, Karver Robinson; great-grandchildren, Arabella Frailey, Jeter Frailey; sisters, Christine “Chris” Humm, Debbie Tedford; brothers, Paul (Lisa) Austin, Charles Miles; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Larry is proceeded in death by his father, Christopher Humm.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Cox Funeral Home in Rosiclare, IL with Jeff Humm leading Rosary beginning at 7 p.m. Funeral arrangements are Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Stan Pennell and Rev. Harold Miller officiating. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Hardin County Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Humm family.

David Martin Ramsey

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David M. Ramsey, 55, died on July 23, 2017 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MO. He lived in Wasola, MO. Dave was born March 16, 1962 in Rosiclare, IL to Betty Lou Ramsey. Dave and Jennifer Schaefer were united in marriage at Wasola, MO.
Dave was preceded in death by his mother and his wife, Jennie Ramsey.
Dave is survived by four children, Anthony and Trisha Hathcock, Chris and Paige Ramsey, Meghan Ramsey and Bethany Schaefer; nine grandchildren; step-father, James R. Jackson; four siblings, Deborah Ramsey, Dennis M. Ramsey, Cathy L. Jackson, and James R. Jackson; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family will have a memorial service, Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Dave’s residence.
Memorials may be made to the family as a love offering. Cremation services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, MO.
Online condolences may be made at HYPERLINK “http://www.clinkingbeardfuneral”

Ruby M. Walker

Ruby Maxine Walker, 86, of Rosiclare, IL died on Thursday, July 20, 2017. She was born on January 2, 1931 to Aaron and Anna Bell Sutherland. She married Joseph Charles (J.C.) Hobbs on February 23, 1946. She was a member of Honeycomb Church.
Ruby is survived by her son, Ronald (Joe) and Darlena Hobbs of Cave-In-Rock, IL; three grandchildren, Heath Hobbs of Henderson, KY, Rhonda Winters of Elizabethtown, IL, and Dewayne Hobbs of Gilbertsville, KY; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Aaron and Anna Bell Sutherland; two sons, Charles Hobbs and Donnie Hobbs; three brothers, Frank Sutherland, JT Sutherland, and James Sutherland; four sisters, Pearl Collier, Golda Blair, Lola Mae Banks, and Catherine Rogers; her first husband, J.C. Hobbs; second husband, Raymond Turner; third husband, Fred (Tuffy) Walker; and grandson, Rickie Joe Hobbs.
Hardin County Funeral Service, Cox Chapel will oversee arrangements. A service will be held Monday, July 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at funeral home. Family will receive visitors on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Burial will be at Fluorine Cemetery. Rev. Harold Miller will officiate.

Obituary of Gary Adrian Hobbs


Gary Adrian was born December 3, 1938, to Mary Emma (Brown) and Adrian Horace Hobbs in Alton, IL. He passed away May 16, 2017 at the age of 78 at the Rosiclare Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Rosiclare, IL.
Gary grew up and went to high school in Arvada, CO, where he graduated from Arvada High School and attended the University of Colorado. He worked for IBM, Martin-Marietta and in the chemical and electroplating industry.
In 1968 he married Jean K. Soto of Denver, CO, where they lived and worked for several years. Both had careers in Chicago after that, where they lived until moving to Hardin County where they built the home they have lived in since 1980. Jean passed away in 2016.
Gary is survived by two brothers; Jerry, Kathy Hobbs and family of Arizona and Jim, Debbie Hobbs and family of Texas. Also, two sister-in-laws, Judy Nitta and Eileen Mayeda. He is preceded in death by both parents and his wife, Jean, of 48 years.
As per his wishes, Gary was cremated. A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 7, 2017 at Bethany General Baptist Church, Route 34, Herod, IL. The service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Bro. Stan Pennell will officiate.
An interment service will be held after for the family at Cave Hill Cemetery, Cave In Rock, IL. Pastor Cherrie L. Wilkerson will officiate the service.

Card of Thanks

Thanks to Dr. Hastie and everyone at the Hardin County Hospital and to the great people at Rosiclare Rehabilitation and Health Care Center for their care and attention. Thanks to Hardin County Funeral Services. Also, the family wants to send their appreciation to Cherrie Wilkerson, Mary Ellen Denton, Larry Barnard and a special thanks to Francis and Bud Morris.

Obituary of David Louis Hamp

It is with great sadness that the family of David Louis Hamp announces his passing, on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the age of 67 years. He was born September 21, 1949 in Elizabethtown to Louis and Martha (Humm) Hamp.
David served in the Army and did a tour in Vietnam from 1969-1971. He married Kathy (Davis) June 25, 1971. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to garden and hunt. He also loved his St. Louis Cardinals, and rarely missed watching a game. He was an active member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church and regularly attended mass.
David will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years, Kathy; and his children, Missy (Clay) Lenzo, Joe Hamp, and Michael (Andrea) Hamp. David will also be fondly remembered by his three grandchildren, Logan, Connor and Chris; by his sisters, Jeanette (Gene) Stengel, Nina (Bill) Ferrell, Norma (Dempsey) Lievers; and by his brother Robert (Brenda) Hamp; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
David was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Martha Hamp.
The visitation for David will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church Hall in Elizabethtown from 5-8 p.m. with the rosary at 7. The funeral service for David will be on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at St Joseph’s Catholic Church Hall in Elizabethtown at 10 a.m. with Father Barrett officiating the service. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Cemetery.

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Kandice C. Highfill

Kandice Christine Highfill, 60 of rural Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville with family by her side. Kandice was born to Bob Adamson and Faye Warner on January 23, 1957.
She is survived by her husband, Jack Highfill; sons, Josh Hawes (Heather Barnerd) and Jason Hawes; daughter, Kristy Highfill Parkinson (Shawn Rorer); grandchildren, Tony Parkinson, Lea Parkinson, Trinity Grace Rorer, and Gage Hawes; brother, Bobby (Bridget) Adamson; step-father, Don (Faye) Warner; step-brother, John Warner; step-sisters, Stephanie and Nancy Warner; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Chip Adamson; father-in-law, Jim Highfill; and mother-in-law, Florence Highfill.
Barkley’s Funeral Home, Greenup, IL, is in charge of arrangements. As per her wishes, Kandice was cremated. She will be buried in Greenup Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Tim Rush


Timothy “Tim” James Rush, 59, of Hardin County, formerly of Galatia, died at 3:20 p.m. Monday, July 17, 2017, at his residence. Tim was born January 17, 1958, in Denton, Texas, to the late Harding and Mary (LeCount) Rush.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn (Hall) Rush; son, Robert Rush; and two brothers, Greg (Vicki) Rush and Jeff (Dixie) Rush.
A private family memorial services was held.
Donations may be made to 12th Man Foundation in memory of Timothy James Rush. Mail to 12th Man Foundation, P.O. Box 2800, College Station, TX 77841; or call the foundation at (979) 846-8892.