Joan Stout

Joan Stout, 91, of Bluffton, IN, died Thursday morning Nov. 7, 2019, at Markle Health & Rehabilitation in Markle, IN.

Mrs. Stout was a homemaker and served as a nurse's aide at the Wells Community Hospital for many years. She was a member of the American Legion Post 111 Ladies Auxiliary for more than 40 years and a member at the First Reformed Church in Bluffton. Joan served on the Wells County Election Board for several years.

Francis L. Wildoner

Francis L. Wildoner, 87, of Marion, IN, and having family in Van Buren, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at Aperion Care in Marion.

Mr. Wildoner was a graduate of Oak Hill High School and a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in the Korean War. He worked for eight years at General Tire, where he was a machine operator. He was active in his church as a missionary and treasurer for many years.

Frankie Lowe

Frankie Lowe, 93, of Marion, IN, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at 11:45 p.m. at Rolling Meadows Health & Rehabilitation Center in LaFontaine, IN.

Mrs. Lowe moved to the Marion area to work for Malleable Ironworks and was also an owner and operator of Bill’s Used Furniture.

She was born Feb. 24, 1926, in Hamilton, OH, to Lewis and Mayme Purvis Rogers. She married Kenneth A. Lowe on Dec. 26, 1947, and he preceded her in death on June 21, 1998.

Donation for the archway

Members of American Legion Post 7 present a donation of $1,500 to the Purple Heart Gateway Committee to help fund the construction of an archway on West Park Drive, now known as the “Purple Heart Corridor.” Celebrating the occasion are (front row from left) Gloria Holzinger, Purple Heart Gateway Committee; Stan Klosowski, commander of Post 7; and Randy Richardson, second vice president of Post 7;  (second row from left) Brooks Fetters, Steve Yoder and John Block, of the Purple Heart Gateway Committee; and Rodney Funk, Veteran Council president; and (third row from left) Rick Stell,

Local D-Day veteran says best memories are humorous ones

Paul Strevy, of Huntington, holds a framed collection of the medals he received as a result of his service in the United States Army during World War II. He was stationed in Great Britain, France, Belgium and Germany.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Not even out of his teens, Paul “Gene” Strevy found himself in the middle of World War II. But even in the midst of war, his best memories are of some of the more humorous moments he found himself in while serving three years in the U.S. Army.

Now 94, Strevy, a native of Andrews, remembers vividly his time – with a bit of perceived fondness – for the more humanistic duties he performed, once he got out of boot camp after he was drafted to serve. It was 1943 and he was 18 at the time.

Strevy says his main job in the army was a “sailjer.”

Pomp and Plenty viewers to be transported back to ‘80s this year

Members of Viking Volume, the all-female show choir at Huntington North High School, practice choreography on Oct. 22 for the upcoming Pomp and Plenty performances set for Nov. 23 and 24. While Pomp and Plenty has traditionally been a Varsity Singers show, it will also feature Viking Volume this year. The title of the show is “Just Push Play: An ’80s Mixtape.”
Photo by Steve Clark.

Attendees of this year’s Pomp and Plenty will be transported back to the 1980s.

The Huntington North High School show choir groups Varsity Singers and Viking Volume will be putting on a show titled “Just Push Play: An ’80s Mixtape.”

True to its title, the show will boast a wide range of tunes from the decade, says Aaron Childress, Huntington North’s director of choirs.

“We’ve really tried to span and run the gamut with all the different styles and genres of music,” he says, listing rock and roll, pop and heavy metal as examples.

Stuff-A-Truck moving to Huntington North; to get boost from Pathfinder

With a change from past sponsor Kroger, this year’s annual Stuff-A-Truck event will be held at Huntington North High School with a boost from Pathfinder Services Inc.

Kelley Miller, the food pantry coordinator for Love In the Name of Christ, says the Pathfinder organization approved a grant request to begin funding for the annual food drive.

Board of Public Works to meet on Tuesday

The Board of Public Works and Safety of the City of Huntington will hold an executive session on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the mayor’s conference room at the Huntington City Building at 3:30 p.m.

The session has been called for discussion of strategy with respect to initiation of litigation or litigation that is either pending or has been threatened specifically in writing.

The Huntington City Building is located at 300 Cherry St., Huntington. The mayor’s conference room is located on the third floor.

Winterizing Lake Clare Fitness Park


Photo provided.

Bill Lucker, a member of the Professional Piddlers Association, takes down a rope on one of the river crossing obstacles at the Lake Clare Fitness Park on Nov. 6. With winter weather not far off, the Piddlers removed all of the ropes and nets at the park. Huntington Township Trustee EJ Carroll will take down climbing ropes, but will leave up one rope swing and the rope climb on the kids course.

Andrews library friends host holiday craft w’shop

The Friends of the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library are hosting a holiday tags and bags craft workshop at the library on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m.

Participants will create a variety of holiday gift tags by upcycling Christmas cards and will learn to make gift bags from wrapping paper.

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