Getting done up for the Scarecrow Festival


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Trinity Warpup (front left), 9, of Warren, dressed as a zombie bride, gets her hair done up for the special day with lots of colored spray by Jorden Bennett and Janet Dilts in front of At The Corner Salon during the Warren Scarecrow Festival in downtown Warren on Friday night, Oct. 25.

Pin the tail on the cow


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Paxton Frisch, 7, of Markle, pins the tail on a cow at the Golfo di Napoli table at the Warren Scarecrow Festival on Friday night, Oct. 25, in downtown Warren.

Sandra J. Mitchell

Sandra J. Mitchell, 82, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, at 2:08 a.m.  at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.

Mrs. Mitchell graduated from Southside High School in Fort Wayne. She worked at Pathfinder Services in Huntington for five years.

She was born Sept. 4, 1937, in Ann Arbor, MI, to Garth and Genevieve Cossleman Bixby. She married Bobby D. Mitchell on Sept. 21, 2000, in Roanoke, and he survives.

Donna C. Lugar

Donna C. Lugar, 77, of Keystone, IN, and having family in Warren, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at 4 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Lugar was a 1962 graduate of Chester Center High School. She had worked at RCA in Marion, Kitco in Bluffton, and had also been a waitress.
 
She was born Tuesday, May 19, 1942, in Wells County to Arthur Ramseyer and Hope N. Tuttle Colbert.

Melody 'Sandy' Joyce

Melody “Sandi” Joyce, 81, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Parkview Huntington Hospital.
 
Mrs. Joyce graduated from Wilmington Senior High School in Ohio. She worked with her husband, a certified orthotist, for many years.  She had also worked at West Texas Rehab Center and was the administrator to the speech and language department.  She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Huntington.

Vera L. Long

Vera L. Long, 83, of Annandale, VA, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at 12:59 a.m.

Mrs. Long graduated from Huntington High School in 1954. She and her husband lived in California, Illinois and Arizona before settling in Virginia. She began her driving career driving school buses and graduated from Nationwide Technical Institution in 1976 with her CDL. After a stint of driving dump trucks, she went to work driving semis for Safeway until her retirement in 1993. She later moved to Asheville, NC, and then to Augusta, WV.

Season ends for HU soccerwomen

The Huntington University women’s soccer team’s season came to an end Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 23, with a 3-0 loss to 21st-ranked Spring Arbor University.

HU wraps up its season with a 4-13 overall mark, which includes a 1-8 record in the Crossroads League for ninth place. Only the top eight teams in the league advance to postseason play.

SAU got on the board with a penalty kick in the opening five minutes of play. SAU put up two more goals in the second half.

Mackenzie Selvius scored all three of SAU’s goals.

Maddy Moan collected 10 saves on the afternoon.

Spring Arbor wins CL showdown with HU soccermen

Huntington University forward Luke Unger maneuvers against a pair of Spring Arbor University defenders in action Wednesday afternoon at King Stadium. Unger later scored by HU lost 2-1.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Visiting Spring Arbor University won the showdown for the Crossroads League title by defeating the Huntington University men’s soccer team, 2-1, on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

The Foresters needed to beat the Cougars to match them for a share of the league crown, but the ninth-ranked Cougars scored twice in the game’s first 10 minutes on the way to finishing with a league mark of 8-0-1. The Foresters, 12-4-2 overall, finish the campaign with a mark of 6-2-1.

Vincent M. 'Vince' Smith

Vincent Michael “Vince” Smith, 29, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at 1:35 p.m.

Mr. Smith worked at Affordable Luxury Homes in Markle for three years.

He was born May 28, 1990, in Huntington to Ted A. and Lisa M. King Smith. His parents survive. He married Britny M. McDaniel, and she also survives.

Michael E. Vardaman

Michael Eugene Vardaman, 67, of Columbia City, IN, and having family in Huntingotn, IN, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at Parkview Whitley Hospital.

Mr. Vardaman’s formative years were spent in South Whitley, where he graduated from South Whitley High School in 1971. He later earned an insurance license. He worked for International Harvester in Fort Wayne from 1971 until the plant closing in 1981. He then went to work for Farm Bureau Insurance. In 1991, he started his own insurance agency, Vardaman Insurance, which he operated until his death.

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