Steven R. Fensler

Steven R. Fensler, 72, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family in Roanoke, IN, died Thursday, April 16, 2020, at his home.

Mr. Fensler served in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard. He worked as a computer programming analyst with several banking and insurance companies.

He was born in Fort Wayne to Kenneth and Lois Fensler. His wife of 51 years, Carlen, survives.

James D. Summers

James Dorwin Summers, 92, of rural Lagro, IN, died Friday, April 17, 2020, at 1:44 p.m., at his daughter's home in Wabash.

He was born May 31, 1927, in Wabash County to Carl S. and Marie Crumrine Summers. He married Marjorie Ellen McCoshim on March 6, 1949, at the Lincolnville Evangelical United Brethren Parsonage, and she survives.

Mr. Summers was a 1946 graduate of Lincolnville High School. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Lincolnville United Methodist Church.

Arlene 'Sue' Conner

Arlene "Sue" Conner, 87, formerly of Roanoke, IN, died Saturday, April 18, 2020, at 8:55 a.m. at Heritage Pointe of Warren, where she had been a resident since 2008.

Paul Neely

Paul Neely, 87, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 9:20 a.m.  at his home.

Ronald P. Merchant

Ronald P. Merchant, 91 of Markle, IN, died Thursday afternoon, April 16, 2020, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Phyllis J. Drummond

Phyllis J. Drummond, 72, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 7:45 a.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Drummond graduated from Huntington High School in 1965. She retired in 2008 from Bowers Brewer Garrett & Wiley Law Firm after 10 years as a receptionist.

She was born June 18, 1947, in Huntington to Joseph and Gladys W. Bunker Okuly. She married Jack W. Drummond on Jan. 4, 1975, in Roanoke, and he survives.

Youth sports leagues ditch summer plans as pandemic lingers

The front diamond at the Police Athletic League, in Huntington, sits empty on Thursday, April 16. The diamond will remain that way throughout the summer, as the PAL has canceled its baseball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Other local sports leagues have canceled their seasons as well.
Photo by Steve Clark.

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into late April, youth sports leagues in Huntington County have decided to cancel their seasons.

In Huntington, Huntington County Baseball (HCB) and the Police Athletic League (PAL) have decided to suspend their operations this summer. Andrews Lions Club Baseball, which is an affiliate of the PAL, has followed suit.

Markle TC opens bids on project

In its first remote video conference meeting on Wednesday, April 15, the Markle Town Council got to work on opening construction bids for the new Novae Parkway utilities extension project.

Out of two bids received, the council unanimously approved the lower one from API Construction Corp. for $412,777.50.

Architectural and engineering design services firm DLZ, which reviewed both submitted bids, also recommended the winning bid.

Grocery day

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Slone family picks up food after walking over to the Salvation Army Huntington branch on Thursday, April 16. Shown (from left) are Jo Slone, Cheyne Slone and Cheyenne Walker, receiving boxes of food from Salvation Army Maj. Normalene Daniels (fourth from left) and volunteer Dick Rice (right). The pantry is available to those who contact the Salvation Army and sign up.

Bridge maintenance

Photo by Steve Clark.

Indiana Department of Transportation personnel work on the Ind.-9 bridge over the Wabash River, in Huntington, on Thursday, April 16. The work will culminate with the replacement of the bridge’s deck. To facilitate that work, lane restrictions will be in place between C.R.-200N and U.S.-24. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained for the duration of the project, which is expected to finish in November.


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