William R. 'Bill' Perdue

William R. “Bill” Perdue, 72, of Banquo, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at 3:07 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Perdue retired from Foster-Forbes, where he was a mold maker. He attended Christland United Methodist Church in Marion.

He was born Jan. 17, 1946, in Marion to Raymond and Ruth Pfeiffer Perdue.

Survivors include two sons, Kyle (Renee) Perdue, of Andrews, and Joe (Toni) Perdue, of Fort Wayne; a sister, Judy (Paul) Whitehurst, of Virginia; and three grandchildren, Cody Perdue, Emily Perdue and Ryan Perdue.

Dorothy B. Love

Dorothy B. Love, 89, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having ties to Roanoke, IN, died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at 3:30 a.m. at Signature Healthcare in Fort Wayne, where she had been in respite for the past few days.

Mrs. Love graduated from Columbia City High School. She retired from General Electric in 1989 with 25 years of service. She had been attending New Hope Ministries in Roanoke and was a member of Columbia City Order of the Eastern Star 65, where she served as worthy matron and District 14 deputy, and also Hillbilly Clan 95.

Susan K. Salter

Susan K. Salter, 69, of Van Buren, IN, and having ties to Andrews, IN, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at 5:51 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Salter had a degree from Ivy Tech in the medical field. She previously worked for Essex in Andrews and Phoenix in Marion. She was a member of the Van Buren United Methodist Church in Van Buren.

She was born Oct. 14, 1948, in Marion, to Claude and Rhea Beck Bower.

Mabel I. Zurcher

Mabel I. Zurcher, 93, of Huntington, died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at 3:15 p.m.  at Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

Third House Legislative Session


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (left) makes a point during the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Third House Legislative Session on Saturday, Feb. 10, at he Huntington Branch of the Huntington-City Township Public Library. Listening on are (from second left) Indiana State Sen. Andy Zay, Indiana State Rep. Dan Leonard and Huntington Coutny Commissioners President Larry Buzzard. All four men spoke and answered questions.

U.S. Senate candidate in Huntington


Photo by Scott Trauner.

U.S. Rep Luke Messer (left), a Republican who is running for the United State Senate seat currently held by Democrat Joe Donnelly, stopped by Nick's Kitchen in downtown Huntington on Saturday, Feb. 10, to talk with supporters and others. Messer makes a point while his daughter, Ava (center), and Huntington County Commissioner Tom Wall listen.

Riverview’s ‘other’ Future City’s team proud of accomplishment

Team Acropolis, made up of (from left) Paige McCutcheon, Wyatt Couch, Tyson Thompson, Avery Drabenstot and Sophia Derico, proudly stand behind their model city, Acropolis, part of their award-winning Future City presentation that garnered them second place in the Indiana Regional preliminary competition on Jan. 20. The shadow in the background of the model is that of Seattle, WA, which provided the inspiration for their presentation.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally publlished Feb. 8, 2018.

This is a story, not about the team from Riverview Middle School that won the Future City regional competition, but about the team that did not.
In fact, they wound up not placing at all, but the members of Team Acropolis are pretty darned proud of that fact. Here’s why.

Johnson adds state track hall of fame spot to her growing resume of honors

Garrett Davenport (seated, third from left) represents his daughter, Lauren Johnson, at the 2018 Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (IATCCC) Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Feb. 2 at the Sheraton Hotel at Keystone Crossing, in Indianapolis. Johnson, a professional runner from Huntington, was unable to attend the ceremony as she was preparing for a race in New York, NY. Hall of fame inductees were (seated from left) Ricke Stucker, Shannon Kelley Dragoo and Davenport representing Johnson; and (standing from left) Marty Hill, Michael Fout, Allen Dunn representing Fred Seward, Rudy Skorupa, Bryce Brown and Thomas D. Haynes representing Thomas M. Haynes.
Photo provided.

Lauren Johnson was inducted to the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (IAT-CCC) Hall of Fame on Feb. 2.

Johnson, however, was unable to attend the ceremony. The Huntington native, though, had a good excuse: she was in New York City, preparing for her latest race.

Johnson, a professional runner, competed in the Wanamaker Mile at the New York Road Runners Millrose Games the following day, Feb. 3.

That she couldn’t attend the ceremony due to a running commitment shines a light on what makes her a unique inductee for the hall of fame.

HNHS choir to host youth on March 3

Huntington North High School sophomore Erica Ashley practices her solo during a rehearsal by the Viking Volume Wednesday, Feb. 7. The show choir will present a Princess & Superhero Academy for children on March 3.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Children ages 4 to fifth grade are invited to the Princess & Superhero Academy, held Saturday, March 3, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Huntington North High School.

Hosted by the award-winning show choir, Viking Volume, children will spend the day “training” like a superhero or getting the “royal treatment” as a princess.

Activities include ga-mes, princess makeup and hair, superhero training, a lounge for parents, snacks and learning a dance.

Pathfinder Services welcomes 2 to board

Ann McPherren (left) and Angela Hormann joined the Pathfinder Services Board of Directors in January.

Pathfinder Services welcomed two new board members, Angela Hormann and Ann McPherren, to its board of directors in January. The new board members were elected to serve a three-year term at the Pathfinder Services annual meeting of the Board of Directors in November.

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