Searching for the bargains


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Vickie Buzzard, of Warsaw, checks out some artwork at a garage sale at 625 Agnes St. Friday, June 24. Traffic was heavy throughout Huntington as bargain hunters perused countless garage and yard sales throughout Huntington during the city-wide, weekend-long event.

Robert T. Landon Sr.

Robert T. Landon Sr., 82, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 12:30 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Landon served in the United States Army as a corporal during the Korean War. He retired as a machine operator at Wayne Metal, in Markle, and had also worked as a security guard at CF Industries, in Huntington, for 13 years. He had been a member of First Baptist Church, in Warren, for more than 50 years.

HU hoop camp


Photo by Steve Clark.

Steve Platt (middle), the former head coach of the Huntington University men’s basketball team, coordinates children at the Forester Basketball Camp, held Thursday, June 23, in Platt Arena. Platt is the father of Huntington’s current head coach, Ty Platt, who ran the four-day camp along with his staff and players.

Kassandra K. Banister

Kassandra Kay Banister, 73, of rural LaFontaine, IN, and having family members in Andrews, IN, died Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Banister was a 1961 graduate of Anchorage High School, in Anchorage, AK. She retired from Wabash County Hospital, where she had worked as an LPN for 29 years. She was a member of the Wabash First Church of God.

She was born April 15, 1943, in Peru, IN, to Arol Clio and Ethel Mae Ridenour Frantz. She married John Weirs Banister, and he survives.

Leroy Hubbard

Leroy Hubbard, 59, of LaFontaine, IN, died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at Parkview Wabash Hospital.

Mr. Hubbard was a contractor and also worked at GenCorp, in Wabash. He was a member of Grace Holiness Church, in Wabash.

He was born March 2, 1957, in Wabash to Thomas and Mary Elizabeth “Dolly” Cox Hubbard. His mother survives in Wabash. He married Terrie Dillon on March 29, 2000, in Wabash, and she survives.

Ida M. Grossman

Ida May Grossman, 88, of North Manchester, IN, and having ties to Huntington County, IN, died Sunday, June 19, 2016, at 5:55 a.m.

Mrs. Grossman had lived in Urbana until moving to Timbercrest, in North Manchester, in 2012.

She graduated from Monument City High School in 1945 and attended Manchester College. She worked on the farm and had been named Farm Bureau Wife of the Year. She was a member of North Manchester Missionary Church and the Extension Homemakers and sang for many years with the Jubilaires Quartet.

State champion rings


Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School girls' bowling team receiving its state champion rings on Wednesday, June 22, for winning the title back in February. Proudly displaying those rings are (from left) Manager Brooke Dafforn, Elizabeth Manes, Caila Kline, Mackenzie Faurote, Kylie Kaiser, Karli Cannici and Rachel Fields.

Local man a walking experiment for new pacemaker

Larry Zahm, of Huntington, displays an illustration of an innovative new pacemaker he had implanted last year. Zahm had the pacemaker, which is no bigger than a large vitamin capsule, implanted as part of a clinical trial that included a little over 700 people worldwide.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Originally published June 20, 2016.

Last year, Larry Zahm was contemplating having routine cataract surgery.

Instead, he wound up being one of 700 people in the world to be implanted with an experimental pacemaker.

Before Zahm, of Huntington, would consider having a cataract operation, he wanted to make certain his heart would be up to the challenge.

“I wanted to be sure that I could stay awake, watching somebody working on my eyes without having a heart attack,” says the 77-year-old.

Psi Iota Xi donates gift of music to Pathfinder Kids Kampus recently

Preschoolers Zoe Richard (left) and Makenna Miller make a joyful noise with musical instruments recently at Kids Kampus. The instruments were purchased with a grant from Phi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi Sorority.
Photo provided.

Pathfinder Kids Kampus recently received a monetary donation from Phi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi Sorority to purchase musical instruments for 3 to 5 year olds.

The donation was made possible thanks to Phi Chapter’s sponsorship of the annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival and from selling cheeseballs last November.

The instruments purchased include maracas, finger cymbals and sand block instruments. The instruments are used in both small group and in large group play at Pathfinder Kids Kampus.

Helping Paws to hold biggest fund-raiser of year Sunday at VFW

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 take a moment on Monday, June 21, from planning the upcoming Cool Cat Casino Day, which will be held at the post on Sunday, June 26. Pictured are (front row from left) Betsy Bilyew, Dave Vogleman and Barb Burnett; and (back row from left) Richard Sutton, Rick Stell, Michael Harrell, John Black and Chuck Kuschel.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Helping Paws is bringing back what head volunteer Betsy Bilyew says has become its biggest fund-raiser of the year, when the Cool Cat Casino Day gets under way Sunday, June 26, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689.

“It was so popular, that many of our supporters asked us to do it again this year,” she explains, adding she is excited the VFW has partnered to provide the facility for the event.

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