Robert L. “Bob” Wisel

Robert L. “Bob” Wisel, 94, of Roanoke, IN, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at Sage Bluff Health and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.  

Beverly J. Johnson

Beverly J. Johnson, 83, of Roanoke, IN, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at 10:20 p.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Johnson graduated from Roanoke High School in 1955. She was the owner of Roan-Oak Antiques in Roanoke and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church Rosary Society.

She was born on July 1, 1937 in Roanoke, to Arthur D. and Margaret I. Stogdill Hartley. She married Wallace P. “Wally” Johnson on June 4, 1955, in Huntington, and he survives in Roanoke.  

Patricia A. Burley

Patricia A. Burley, 80, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at 1 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Burley graduated from Guttenburg High School in 1956 and was a self-employed childcare provider.

She was born on Sept. 15, 1939, in Iowa City, IA, to Charles and Helen Bailey Meyer. She married Carl Burley on April 8, 1978, in Huntington, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1992.

Greta C. Schenkel

Greta C. Schenkel, 47, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at 7:50 a.m. at her home.

Michael J. Bushee

Michael J. Bushee, 69, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Bushee was a 1968 graduate of Huntington Catholic High School.  He worked as a pressman for Noll Printing from 1970 to 1995, worked at Huntington Herald-Press for 10 years and then at Courier Printers in Kendallville until his retirement in 2013. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a third-degree member of Knights of Columbus 1014, where he was the financial secretary for many years. He was also a former member of the Moose Lodge and Sons of the Union Veterans.

Porter D. Payne

Porter D. Payne, 80, of Huntington, IN, died Aug. 26, 2020, in Huntington.

Mr. Payne graduated from Huntington High School, and worked as a lead metal finisher for General Motors in Marion for 37 years.  

He was born on Oct. 26, 1939, in Huntington, to Archie and Jeannette Smith Payne. He married Karen K. Smith on July 23, 1961 in Huntington, and she survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Stacy Payne (Henry) Miller Jr., of Fishers.

Salvation Army to hold sale

The Salvation Army of Huntington will hold a rummage sale on Aug. 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1424 E. Market St., Huntington.

Those who attend may fill a bag with clothing for a small fee.

Other items such as furniture and knick-knacks will also be available. Proceeds will go toward World Missions.

City Council votes YES to Terry R. Abbett Splash Park upgrades

Huntington’s City Council approved, in a 6-1 vote, an ordinance that allows for improvements to the Terry R. Abbett Splash Park, located in Huntington’s Drover Park.

The hot button issue has been discussed in council since the July 14 meeting this year, and today met its final vote of approval.

The splash pad is currently shut down due to Mayor Richard Strick’s concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

National Wildlife Federation certifies Huntington property Wildlife Habitat

Robert Meier stand next to his hummingbird feeders outside his home, where his land has been deemed a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

A chunk of land in Huntington County has been deemed a Certified Wil-dlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).

The parcel belongs to Huntington County resident Robert Meier and his wife Dalphe.

The 17 acres of land are a welcoming home to all types of native wildlife, a flock of free-range chickens and the Meiers’ dog, Roger.

Driving down the gravel lane to the home on the property, visitors are greeted with the signage that shows the land has been designated as a wildlife habitat.

Psi Iota Xi celebrates 100 years in Huntington

Gathering to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the local Phi chapter of the Psi Iota Xi sorority are members (from left) Karen Farber, Stefanie Crawford, Kay Stine, Sue Ellet, Mindy Rider, Becky Livington and Sharon Lofland. Huntington Mayor Richard Strick, who signed a proclamation recognizing the milestone, stands in the background.
Photo provided.

Psi Iota Xi is celebrating 100 years for its Huntington chapter.

The sorority was founded in 1897 by eight young ladies in Muncie.  Psi Iota Xi was the first Greek letter organization of its kind in Indiana. The Phi Chapter in Huntington was started by some young Huntington women attending IU, who spoke with some Psi Otes from other chapters and decided to start a chapter in Huntington, filing a petition and organizing, and were issued a charter on July 26, 1920.

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