Sarah M. Drake

Sarah Marceil Drake, 95, of Roanoke, IN, died Nov. 3, 2019, at 1:33 a.m. at Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

Mrs. Drake graduated from Jefferson High School, Elkhart County, in 1942. She was a member of the Dionne Quintuplet Collectors Club and volunteered at the Roanoke Heritage Center.
She was born March 17, 1924, in Goshen to Norman and Minnie E. Stouder Swoveland.  She married Douglas Drake on June 19, 1949, in Fort Wayne, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 2000.

Willard Creech

Willard Creech, 91, of Marion, IN, and having family in LaFontaine, IN, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at his son’s home in LaFontaine.

Steven J. Reiff

Steven James Reiff, 72, of rural South Whitley, IN, and having ties to Huntington County, IN, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.

Pink-Out raises $1,261 for Cancer Services

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The seventh annual Pink-Out fund-raiser for Cancer Services of Huntington County recently netted $1,261.72 for the organization. Pink-Out committee members (from left) Dee Hoffman and Leah Lesh hand over the check to Cancer Services reps Mark Swing and Jennifer Lucente.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign seeking bellringers and donations

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign is seeking volunteers to help ring bells and take donations this Christmas season.

Clubs, churches, school clubs or local businesses are needed to participate in the campaign.

According to the Salvation Army, one volunteer hour of bell ringing will help a family stay warm this winter or provide food for eight families.

To sign up, go to the Salvation Army Register to Ring website, www.regis or call the Huntington office at 356-3485.

St. Peter’s First CC to host annual steak supper

A crowd attends a previous Autumn Steak Supper held at St. Peter’s First Community Church. This year’s supper will be Saturday, Nov. 9, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church.
Photo provided.

An autumn steak supper will be served on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s First Community Church.

The menu includes baked steak, gravy, baked potato, green beans, Jell-O salad or applesauce, roll, home-baked pie or Texas sheet cake, coffee, orange drink and tea.

There is a cost for the meal. Presale tickets are on sale. For tickets, call the church at 356-7728 by Thursday, Nov. 7. Carryout is available.

The church is located at 206 Etna Ave., Huntington, at the corner of Etna Avenue and William Street. Use the William Street entrance.

Pair of referendum questions gives added spice to local Election Day

Election Day for the municipal election is Tuesday, Nov. 5.

The election is open to all registered voters in Huntington County. The two referendum questions posed by the Huntington County Community School Corporation (HCCSC) will appear on every voter’s ballot.

While voters residing in unincorporated Huntington County will only have the questions to vote on, voters residing within the corporate limits of Huntington, Roanoke, Andrews, Warren and Markle will also have municipal candidates on their ballot.

Fort Wayne Dance Collective to dance at Huntington Senior Center on Nov. 11

The public is invited to a dance presentation of the Fort Wayne Dance Collective Touring Company on Monday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. at the Huntington Senior Center, 500 MacGahan St.

The touring company performance will consist of several dance pieces by four professional dancers. These pieces range from moving to upbeat, featuring a range of musical styles, including music from the 1920s and 1940s. Each piece will be described before it is performed, including the inspiration behind each piece.

Salvation Army reports sign-up dates for Christmas assistance

The Salvation Army has announced sign-up dates for its 2019 Christmas Assistance program.

To sign up for food and toys, register at the Huntington Salvation Army, 1424 E. Market St., Huntington, on Fridays, Nov. 8, 15, and 22 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and on Saturdays, Nov. 23 and Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, call the office at 356-3485.

Honorary captains

Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Classic, sponsored by Ness Bros. Real Estate & Auction Co., has announced its 2019 honorary captains. They are (front row from left)  Andy Eckert, of Ness Bros Real Estate & Auction Co.; Don Newsome, of Ironclad Excavating; Trent Wolfe, of Kline’s CPA Group; Brandon Juergens, of Juergens Do-It Center; Scott Smith, of Star Insurance Agency; and  Kurt Ness, of Ness Bros.


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