Vikes' trio of swimboys sixth at NE8 Championships

The three-person Huntington North High School boys’ varsity swim team placed sixth at the Northeast 8 Conference Championships on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Norwell.

The Vikings’ Colten Schulte earned all-conference honorable mention recognition. The sophomore claimed fourth in the 100-yard backstroke and fifth in the 100-yard freestyle. He swam the backstroke in 1:01.29 and the freestyle in :54.45.

Freshman Jeff Gross also posted a top-10 finish for Huntington North, taking 10th in the 100-yard backstroke. He touched the wall in 1:14.22.

Janet F. Gutzwiller

Janet F. Gutzwiller, 85, of Marion, and having ties to Huntington County, IN, died Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Aperion Care in Marion.

Mrs. Gutzwiller was a homemaker and a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Marion and the Daughters of Isabella and the Altar and Rosary Society.

She was born Aug. 29, 1934, in Marion to Charles and Nancy Swetnam Clevenger.  She married George J. Gutzwiller on Aug. 31, 1952, and he preceded her in death on July 1, 2008.

Paul E. Lee

Paul Edward Lee, 77, formerly of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family in Roanoke, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Arizona.

Mr. Lee worked as a plant manager for General Electric prior to his retirement.

She was born Nov. 19, 1942, in Fort Wayne to Herman and Virginia Lee. His wife, Linda, survives in Saddlebrooke, AZ.

Additional survivors are a sister, Judy Harmeyer. of Fort Wayne, and a brother, Russell Lee, of Roanoke.

Ray E. Schaper

Ray E. Schaper, 77, of Roanoke, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.

A funeral service was held Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at Midwest Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Fort Wayne.

Tyce J. Hoppes

Tyce James Hoppes, infant son of Trent and Christin (Macaluso) Hoppes, of rural Wabash, IN, died Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at 7:08 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

His parents survive in Wabash.

Also surviving are a sister, Kinsley Rae Hoppes of Wabash; four grandparents, Lisa (Barry) Sodervick, and Todd and Rachel Hoppes, both of Wabash, and Robert Macaluso of Key West, FL; and a great-grandmother, June Ellen Sodervick, of Wabash.

Ruth D. Frederick

Ruth D. Frederick, 95, of North Manchester, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Jan. 22, 2020, at 5:45 p.m. at Timbercrest Healthcare Center, in North Manchester.

Mrs. Frederick graduated from Wabash High School in 1942. She made and helped with many funeral dinners for families of the Lutheran church.

She was born Sept. 20, 1924, in Wabash to Valentine “Faldy” and Cora Snyder Rehak. She married Arnold A. Frederick on March 28, 1942, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1994.

Cameron W. Hackworth

Cameron Wayne Hackworth, 47 days, of Kimmell, IN, and having been born in Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at 3:20 a.m.

He was born Dec. 6, 2019 in Huntington to Timothy W. Hackworth and Leah M. Anderson Ortiz, and they survive in Kimmell.

Marchetta M. Rowe

Marchetta M. Rowe, 83, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Majestic Care of West Allen.

Mrs. Rowe was a 1954 graduate of Laketon High School. She was a homemaker and had worked for 31 years as a coil winder in the finishing department at Square D Corporation from 1968 to 1999. She was a member of The Well Church of Huntington.

She was born Sept. 4, 1936, in Wabash County to Alber and Geraldine (Sparks) Haynes. She married Franklyn Rowe on Feb. 28, 1959, in North Manchester, and he preceded her in death on March 21, 2010.

Roanoke Beautification Foundation returns to brick fund-raiser after gap of many years

John Nelson, coordinator of the Roanoke Beautification Foundation’s brick drive, stands at the site of some bricks alongside Main Street in Roanoke. The RBF is currently selling bricks that can be personalized with text and placed in the sidewalk. A brick drive was held in Roanoke in the early 1990s and the RBF felt the time was right to bring it back.
Photo by Steve Clark.

John Nelson enjoys reading all the different text on the sidewalk bricks in downtown Roanoke.

Several bricks feature the names of businesses and churches. Others bear the names of families and graduating classes from Roanoke High School.

One brick even proclaims which beer Roanoke residents like best, to Nelson’s amusement.

“One is located just outside of the Village Inn and it says, ‘Roanoke Loves Miller Lite,’” states Nelson with a grin.

Huntington resident earns honor as top college music educator in state

Manchester University Assistant Professor Scott Humphries, a resident of Huntington, was recently named the 2020 Outstanding Collegiate Music Educator by the Indiana Music Education Association.

Huntington resident Scott Humphries, assistant professor of music and director of instrumental studies and music education at Manchester University, was recently named the 2020 Outstanding Collegiate Music Educator by the Indiana Music Education Association.

Humphries conducts the university’s bands and the Manchester Symphony Orchestra. He also is principal conductor of the Fort Wayne Area Community Band.

Nominated by Harley Ramsey, a senior majoring in instrumental music education, Humphries accepted the award on Jan. 17 at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne.

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