Amparo R. Verdeal

Amparo R. Verdeal, 74, of Andrews, IN, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at 3:23 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

She graduated from Wolcottville High School in 1964. She was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Fort Wayne and a member of VFW Post 2689 Auxiliary.

Mrs. Verdeal was born June 20, 1944, in Mexico City, Mexico, to Nieves and Rosa Campos Ramirez. She married Manuel C. Verdeal on Aug. 25, 1968, in La Carrace, Spain, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2011.

Local United Way sets goal of $580K for campaign this year

The goal for the 2018 United Way of Huntington County campaign was announced at $580,000 during the campaign kickoff on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Huntington. Holding up the numbers are (from left) Julie Pohler, Alyssa Aughinbaugh, Brianna McIntyre, Mandy Reber, Charles Thomas, Trudy Perdue, Nick Stanley and Bobby Kemp.
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Led by 14 Pacesetter organizations, the 2018 United Way campaign goal was announced at $580,000 at the campaign kickoff on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the First Church of the Nazarene.

The campaign leadership team of Team Stanley — Brent and Darlene Stanley, Nick Stanley and Megan Reckelhoff, made the announcement about the goal and shared the campaign’s theme of “Be Someone’s Hero” at the luncheon.

Huntington University has lots on schedule for its homecoming

There will be lots of activities for students and alumni during Huntington University’s homecoming weekend, which officially kicks off on Friday, Oct. 5. Among its highlights is a concert by an alum who has become a nationally known singer with her appearance on the TV show, “The Voice.”

Alumni check-in begins at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, and is open through 4 p.m. Check-in continues Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

At 11 a.m. Friday alumni awards and a chapel service will be held in Zurcher Auditorium at the Merillat Centre for the Arts (MCA).

J.O. Wolf celebrates conclusion of investment

Huntington County Commissioners (from left) Tom Wall, Larry Buzzard and Rob Miller chat with Keith Miller (right), president of J.O. Wolf Tool & Die on Tuesday, Sept. 25, during a tour of the facility. The company recently completed the purchase of new equipment, representing an investment of more than $200,000.
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The J.O. Wolf Tool & Die Company recently celebrated the conclusion of an investment in its business. The company employs approximately 10 people, having recently invested over $200,000 in equipment supported by nearly $100,000 additional payroll dollars. The newly purchased equipment, now fully operational at the facility, allowed the company the capacity to retain seven existing jobs while adding opportunities for three new employees. The average hourly wage in the plant is $15 per hour.

Readathon donation

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Roanoke Lions club Treasurer Charlie Crawford (left) presents a check for $200 to the Roanoke Elementary School PTO for its annual readathon. Also shown are (from left) students  Peyton Barber, John Paul Landrigan, Brayden Sorg, Jack Hawkins and Shayann Butts and Lions Club member Leah Viacara. Behind them is Sara Aguilera, PTO president.

Plenty to get done as city landfill closes

As the Huntington City Landfill is closed, vents with yellow fittings are placed around the area to allow methane gas to escape.
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The Huntington City Landfill, which opened in 1970, won’t be around to see its 50th birthday.

Beset by rising costs, ever tightening environmental regulations, and the consequences of missteps in the past, the landfill is now being permanently closed. Trash pickup and disposal in the City of Huntington will be outsourced to a private company.

The Huntington City Landfill spreads over about 225 acres on CR 300W.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters (front) signs a proclamation proclaiming October 2018 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month while YWCA intern Karie Lafountain (back left) and YWCA Community Programs Family Case Manager Laura Brown look on.

Voter registration deadline coming up quickly

The deadline to register to vote in the general election is approaching.

The last day to register, or update registration, is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Requests received after that date will not be processed in time for Election Day on Nov. 6.

To be eligible to vote in Huntington County, one must be a county resident, a United States citizen and a minimum of 18 years old on Election Day.

To register, visit, where registration can be completed or a voter registration application can be printed off.

Pizza night to benefit county’s Relay for Life

The Event Leadership Team of Relay for Life of Huntington County will hold a Pizza Hut buffet fund-raiser on Monday, Oct. 8, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pizza Hut, 101 Frontage Rd., Huntington.  

One dollar from each adult buffet and all tips given to the Leadership wait staff will go to Relay for Life.

The 2019 Relay for Life event will be held on June 8, 2019, at Kriegbaum Field.

Zay to hear stories of drug crisis at meeting tonight

State Sen. Andy Zay (R-Huntington) will attend Voices of Recovery, presented by Wabash City Schools and Ivy Tech Community College, tonight, Monday, Oct. 1, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Honeywell Center.

Six speakers from all over the state of Indiana will present their stories of drug addiction recovery. Zay has been committed to fighting the drug crisis since he joined the Indiana Senate and will join other elected officials and community members to hear firsthand from those celebrating their path to recovery.


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