Vintage & Handmade Market


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Several people check out the wares of the Olympian Pet Boutique on Saturday morning, June 22, in downtown Roanoke at the Roanoke Vintage & Handmade Market. Looking through the merchandise are (from left) Tonya Weiss, of Ossian; LouAnn Collister, of Fort Wayne; Amanda Prater, of Roanoke; and Jason Huber, of Roanoke.

Moon Cats prowling


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Several members of the Moon Cats do their thing in downtown Huntington during a sock hop sponsored by Lake City Bank on Friday evening, June 21.

Checking it out


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Jerri Hayes (left) and her husband, Marshall Hayes, of Huntingotn, bet a look a the atricked out 1923 Ford T-Bucket shown by Bill Connett, of Ossian, on Friday afternoon, June 21, at the Heritage Days Car, Truck & Bike Show in downtown Huntington.

Lavell J. Foster

Lavell Jane Foster, 90, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 6:45 a.m. at Oakbrook Village.

Mrs. Foster was a homemaker and a gospel singer.

She was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Huntington to Norval and Ruth Hardin Helvie. She married Joseph Lewis Foster, and he preceded her in death on June 14, 2001.

Survivors include a son, Robert (Sandra) Foster, of Huntington; two grandsons, Travis Joseph (Nicole) Foster, of Fort Wayne,  and Andrew Robert (Cortney) Foster, of Huntington; and five great-grandchildren.

Bonnie L. Baker

Bonnie L. Baker, 89, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, June 21, 2019, at 2:50 a.m.  at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.

Mark E. Bartrom

Mark E. Bartrom, 91, of Wabash, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 5:12 p.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor East, Wabash, after an extended illness.

Mr. Bartrom was a graduate of Huntington Catholic High School.  He served in the United States Navy during World War II.  He was a Supervisor at General Electric in Fort Wayne.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, past commander at American Legion Post 7 and a member of the VFW 2689.

Dishing it up


Photo by Steve Clark.

Annette Carroll, a member of the Huntington Rotary Club, fills a bowl with strawberries during the Rotary Strawberry Feed on Thursday, June 20, at the Huntington PAL Club. Hundreds of people turned out for the Rotary Club’s annual Heritage Days dessert event, featuring all-you-can-eat strawberries, shortcake, ice cream and whipped cream.

Linda Heckman

Linda Heckman, 69, of Bluffton, IN, and having family in Markle, IN, died Monday morning, June 17, 2019, at her home.

Mrs. Heckman graduated from Bluffton High School in 1967. She was an owner/operator, with her husband, of Dale’s Auto & Truck Repair from 1984 to 2003. She worked at Walmart since 2004.

She was born July 20, 1949, in Wells County to Roger and Luella Maller Grogg. She married Robert “Bob” Heckman on June 7, 1967, in Portsmouth, VA, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 2003.

Niederman is newest Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe

Jeremy Nix (left) the 2018 Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe, announced Pathfinder Services President John Niederman as the 2019 chief at the 51st annual chief's breakfast on Thursday morning at the Historic Forks of the Wabash.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

John Niederman was anything but visionary when he was rendered nearly speechless by being named the 51st winner of the Chief of the Flint Springs Tribe on Thursday morning at the annual chief’s breakfast at the Historic Forks of the Wabash.

Called a visionary force by the past chiefs in the presentation leading up to his announcement as the 2019 chief, Niederman admitted he didn’t see the honor coming.

VFW Post 2689 honors Andrews teacher Till

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 present Stephanie Till (fifth from left) with the VFW’s National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Curt Vanover, VFW Post 2689 quartermaster; Mike Harrell, jr. vice commander; Rick Stell, sr. vice commander; Cory McClure, Post 2689 commander; Till; Mary Whitesell, Post 2689 auxiliary president; and James Kneller, 5th District president.
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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 Commander Cory McClure presented Andrews Elementary School teacher Stephanie Till with the 2018-2019 Smart-Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award in recognition of being selected the Indiana State Teacher of the Year winner in her grade level. The presentation was made on June 12.

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