Markle Town Council spares Draper Street home from demolition

During a public hearing Wednesday, Oct. 19, members of the Markle Town Council voted on the fates of three properties, including one that could be the oldest house in town.

Councilmen Mark Hamilton and Eric Bower were unanimous in releasing an order by the Huntington Countywide Department of Community Development on the property at 190 Draper St., owned by Thomas and Alicia Broyles. Councilman Jeff Humbarger was absent.

Home in Roanoke declared unsafe, will be razed

The Roanoke Town Council voted during its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18, to demolish the house at 775 Seminary St.

The house’s occupant, Cassandra Emley, who is buying the property on contract, had been given a deadline of Oct. 18 to comply with an order of enforcement from the Huntington Countywide Depart- ment of Community Development (DCD).

Riley K. Bowen

Riley Keith Bowen, 3, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at 4:32 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

He was born June 18, 2013, in Huntington to Kenan Bowen and Chelsea Fairchild. His parents survive in Huntington.

Willa D. Schwob

Willa Dene Schwob, 80, of rural Marion, IN, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at 1:24 p.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren, IN.

Mrs. Schwob worked for the Appliance Factory/Essex in Van Buren for 20 years and was employed by the United Methodist Memorial Home/Heritage Pointe for 19 years in the housekeeping department. She attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Marion.
She was born Oct. 3, 1936, in Winston-Salem, NC, to Dorman W. and Mary Madge Taylor Hudson.  She married Dale Schwob on Feb. 12, 1956, in Van Buren  at the Nazarene Church.  Her husband survives.

Lucille D. Roberts

Lucille D. Roberts, 93, of Marion, IN, and formerly of Van Buren, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor in Marion.

Mrs. Roberts was a homemaker and helped out on the family farm.

She was born Dec. 19, 1922, in Pleasant Township, Grant County, to Alfred and Sylvia Marie Myers Stevens.  She married Alva Roberts on June 30, 1940; he preceded her in death in 1972.

Survivors include a brother-in-law, David Johnson, of Marion, IN.

Heading to IWU

Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School senior Aubrie Eckert (seated center) signed a letter of intent on Thursday, Oct. 20, to continue her softball career at Indiana Wesleyan University, in Marion. Present at the signing were her father, Phil (seated left), and mother, Alex (seated right), and (standing from left) HNHS Head Softball Coach Paris Seibold and IWU Head Softball Coach Steve Babinski.

Marjorie B. Shelton

Marjorie B. Shelton, 80, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Markle, IN, died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, in Fort Wayne.

She was the daughter of J. Kenneth and Bertha Blackstone. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Jimmie “Jim” Shelton.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Lou (Kent) Rethlake and Lisa (Jeff) Malone, both of Fort Wayne; a son, Jeffery (Jill) Shelton, of Markle; three sisters; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Lady Vike spikers bounce Homestead in first round of sectional

Josi Barscz (right), a junior on the Huntington North High School volleyball team, goes up for a kill while Homestead’s Haidyn Carrico (left) elevates to block it during a match in the opening round of the Muncie Central Sectional on Thursday, Oct. 20. The Lady Vikings won, 3-1, and move on to face Muncie Central in the sectional semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Photo by Steve Clark.

After a loss in the opening set, the Huntington North High School volleyball team bounced back with three straight wins to defeat Homestead in the first round of the Muncie Central Sectional on Thursday, Oct. 20.

The Lady Vikings, 24-10, move on to face the host Lady Bearcats, 22-10, in the sectional semifinals on Saturday, Oct. 22, following the day’s first match at 11 a.m. With a victory in that contest, Coach Trinda Goings’ would advance to the championship match at 7 p.m.

HU women booters play to 2OT tie

The Huntington University women’s soccer team and host Marian University played to a 1-1, double-overtime stalemate on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

Logan Bowling gave the Knights a 1-0 lead in the opening half, but the Foresters’ Tessy Geiss knotted things up with a tally in the second. Huntington keeper Paige Coolman logged three saves across both overtime periods to keep Marian off the board, but her Knight counterpart, Jurnee Reveles, made two stops to keep the Foresters off, too.

Wust leads HU past Marian in last home tilt

Huntington University midfielder Luke Unger (third from left) gets a shot off toward the Marian goal as he slides to the ground during soccer action Wednesday afternoon at King Stadium. The Foresters won, 3-1.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Former Huntington North High School standout Isaac Wust scored twice in his last home game to lead the Huntington University men's soccer team to a 3-1 triumph over visiting Marian University on Wednesday, Oct. 19.


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