James D. Dedrick

James D. Dedrick, 87 of Bluffton, IN, and having family in Warren, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Dedrick was a 1950 graduate of Bluffton High School and received a degree from Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1950 to 1954. He was also a life member of the American Legion Post 111 of Bluffton, where he served as commander for two terms and served on the honor guard.

Jane E. Clark Delaplane

Jane E. Clark Delaplane, 59, of Logansport, IN, and having ties to Warren, IN, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, at 2:54 p.m. at Logansport Memorial Hospital in Logansport, after a four-year battle with cancer.

Madaline K. Marshall

Madaline Kay Marshall, 91, of Marion, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, at 4:15 p.m. in Inglis, FL.

Mrs. Marshall worked at several places throughout her life, which included Canton Glass, Croftons, United Technologies in Huntington, Kmart and Wal-mart.

She was born Nov. 21, 1927, in Kingman to Kinderman and Bertha Lewis Sollars. She married John D. Marshall in 1945, and he preceded her in death in 2011.

Official Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade uniforms


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School cheerleaders (from left) Lauryne Pearson, Arianna Betterly and Dylinn Hertel strike a pose in their official 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade cheerleader uniforms, which they will wear as they participate in the event in New York City on the holiday.

Markle council moves forward on plan to bring digital broadband to town

Markle could see some big changes coming down the pike, after the Markle Town Council voted to move forward with plans to bring digital broadband service to the town and investigate the development of an area located near Novae.

LAC honors CMS students as Artists of the Month

The LaFontaine Arts Council’s Artists of the Month for November are eighth-grade students from Crestview Middle School. They are (front row from left) Emily Good, Cameron Oswald, Cadence Reed and Gloria Friesen. The teachers who nominated them are (back row from left) Liesl Haupert, art; Peter Kitchen, CTV; Doug McElhaney, band; and Bryan Ringo, choir.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The LaFontaine Arts Council has named its November Artists of the Month, which are four students at Crestview Middle School. They are Gloria Friesen, choir; Emily Good, art; Cameron Oswald, Crestview Television; and Cadence Reed, band. All are eighth-grade students.

• Gloria Friesen is a member of the Crestview choir. She has been in CMS musicals for three years and has been a finalist in the school’s Jazz Café programs.

Her teacher, Bryan Ringo, nominated her, calling her one of the “happiest students I have ever met.”

Salamonie School starts up all-girls robotics

Huntington’s next generation of students is being encouraged to think outside the box and go after their dreams, especially young girls participating in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – opportunities.

Emilee Buzzard, a teacher at Salamonie School, secured a grant from Techpoint F4Y that will be used to form an all-girl robotics team through the Girl Powered Initiative. The goal of Girl Powered Initiative is to increase the amount of female participation in robotics events and to encourage more girls to pursue STEM education opportunities.

Rep. Banks gets honor from colleges, universities

Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) (left) accepts a framed copy of his Congressional Independent Colleges Caucus Member Spotlight from Barbara K. Mistick, D.M., president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Photo provided.

U.S. Representative Jim Banks (R-IN), a member of the Congressional Independent Colleges Caucus (CICC), has been recognized for his leadership and support of independent colleges and universities by Barbara K. Mistick, D.M., president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Local gymnasts bring home honors from own HGA Turkey Tumble Nov. 17

Alana Bonham, a gymnast with Huntington Gymnastics Academy, performs on the balance beam during the Turkey Tumble gymnastics meet on Sunday, Nov. 17, in the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse.
Photo provided.

The Huntington Gymnastics Academy held the Turkey Tumble gymnastics meet on Nov. 17 in the Huntington North High School Fieldhouse.

Many local gymnasts performed at the meet.

Fish fry nets $11,000 for By the Book program

Jennifer Hotchkiss (right) and Jamie Hotchkiss (back right), of Union Church, present a check for $11,000 to Kathie Mower (middle), director of By the Book, and Nancy Beaver, president of the Associated Churches of Huntington County, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at The Gathering Place, in Huntington. The donated funds were raised at a fish fry the Hotchkisses coordinated at their church on Nov. 7. By the Book is a weekly religious education program sponsored by the Associated Churches of Huntington County.
Photo by Steve Clark.

By the Book, a weekly religious education program in Huntington County, received a donation of $11,000 from Union Church, in Huntington, on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The church raised the funds at a fish fry on Nov. 7. The event was organized by church members Jamie and Jennifer Hotchkiss and served 1,223 people. Included in the donation was a matching gift of $3,000 from an anonymous donor.

By the Book is sponsored by the Associated Churches of Huntington County.

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