Ricky Nelson Roth

Ricky Nelson Roth, 63, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, at Miller’s Merry Manor East in Wabash, IN.

Mr. Roth graduated from TL Handy High School in Bay City, MI.  He retired from General Motors in Fort Wayne, and was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church.

He was born on Aug. 12, 1957, in Bay City, MI, to Walter and Rosie Rosebrock Roth. He married Nora Roth in Huntington, and she survives.

Edward N. “Ed” Williams

Edward N. “Ed” Williams, 86, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, at 5:20 a.m. at Oakbrook Village in Huntington.

Mr. Williams worked as a truck driver for Kroger, retiring in 1996 after 27 years of service. He was also a member of Grand Street Baptist Church in Wabash.
 
He was born on Dec. 8, 1933, in Scuddy, KY, to Cecil and Lonia Combs Williams. He married Wilma Faye Arms on Jan. 3, 1951 in Hazard, KY, and she preceded him in death. He later married Phyllis Wood and she preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 2016.

Michele L. Barton

Michele L. Barton, 56, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, at 4:43 p.m. at her home.

Ms. Barton was a staff member and mentor at the Huntington House.
 
She was born on Aug. 18, 1963, in Huntington, to Wallie and Charlotte Lusch Asher.

Friday night action


Photo by Katelynn Farley.

Forcing his way through a crowd of his Warsaw opponents is Huntington North football player Garret Johnson. The HNHS Vikings played the Warsaw Tigers at home on Friday Aug. 22.

Closed hotel in Markle is deemed unsafe by multiple governing bodies

Not much was said in favor of a local hotel that has been shut down because of an unsafe order during a public hearing held at the Markle Town Council’s meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

The hotel, located at 730 Logan St., has a sign designating it as OYO Hotel. It is the site of a fire that occurred in late July, according to Jessica Campbell, Building and permit division coordinator for the Huntington Countywide Department of Community Development (DCD).

Roanoke’s council is introduced to reps from proposed subdivision

The Roanoke Town Council heard from David Brown, representative and engineer from Granite Ridge Builders.

Granite Ridge Builders is the parent company for Cardinal Creek Development LLC, who are planning the erection of a 95.5-acre subdivision consisting of 168 lots.

The acreage is located west of Roanoke between East 900 North, East 850 North and North 300 East.

Brown presented the plan to the Roanoke Plan Commission with Pat Hess, attorney for Cardinal Creek, during a meeting at the Huntington County Courthouse on Aug. 12.

After over 20 years of partnership, Owen’s market becomes Kroger

Crew members put up a new Kroger sign on Monday, Aug. 17, at the former Owen’s grocery store location at 2718 Guilford St., Huntington. Other changes in the switch from Owen’s to Kroger include new light installation and the use of the Kroger App for customers.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

After being in partnership with Kroger since July 1998, the Huntington grocery store Owen’s, located at 2718 Guilford St., is officially changing its brand, now running under the Kroger brand name.

HNHS sports are in action

Gaining control of the ball over her opponent is Huntington North freshman Skylar Olson. The varsity Lady Vikings won 4-0 against visiting Snider on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Photo by Katelynn Farley.

The 2020 fall sports season at Huntington North High School is back and in action. For the remainder of August, spectators are allowed to watch their beloved Vikings in soccer, golf, tennis, volleyball and cross-country as normal. The one sport with a major change is football.

4-H Keller Leadership Award is presented to Keiffer

4-H member Madelynn Keiffer (right) is congratulated by Huntington County Extension Educator and 4-H Youth Development Leader JP Pietrowski for being awarded the 2020 Wayne Keller Leadership Award. Keiffer was nominated by the leader of 4-H Junior Leaders.
Photo provided.

Huntington County 4-H’er Madelynn Keiffer is the award winner for the 2020 Wayne Keller Leadership award. Keiffer was nominated by the leader of 4-H Junior Leaders.

Huntington County Extension Educator and 4-H Youth Development Leader JP Pietrowski  said Keiffer is an excellent example of what a leader should be. She has served as president, vice president and secretary for her club.

Vendor show set for Aug. 29 to benefit Parkview Boys & Girls Club

A vendor show will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parkview Boys & Girls Club, located at 608 E. State St., Huntington.

Crafts, food and drinks will be among items that can be purchased at the show.
The event will serve as a fund-raiser for the Boys & Girls Club.

For more information and late updates see the Parkview Boys & Girls Club Facebook page.

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