Phyllis E. Barton

Phyllis E. Barton, 82, of Zanesville, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at 8:17 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Barton was a member of Union Church. She had worked at Triad-Utrad, later known as MagneTek, for 26 years, retiring in March 1992. She was a 1944 graduate of Clear Creek High School.

She was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Huntington County to Milo and Agnes Murray Anderson. She married Paul E. Barton on June 11, 1944, in Lancaster. Her husband preceded her in death on May 11, 1987.

Margaret E. Steller

Margaret Elizabeth Steller, 85, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at noon at her son's home in Pittsboro.

Mrs. Steller had been employed as a secretary at Maco in Huntington until retiring in 1986. She was a member of St. Peter's First United Church of Christ, Huntington. She graduated from Huntington Township High School in 1941 and attended Indiana Business College.

She was born Nov. 17, 1923, in Huntington to Edward and Margaret Limbacher Corell. She married Eugene Steller on May 3, 1952. Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1981.

Lady Vikes trounce FW North Side in make-up contest

Liesl Davenport fires up a three-pointer in the Lady Vikings' big 63-32 victory over visiting Fort Wayne North Side on Monday, Feb. 2. Davenport scored 11 points on the night.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team cruised to its fifth win in its last six games with a 63-32 blowout of visiting Fort Wayne North Side on Monday, Feb. 2, in a game rescheduled due to weather.

The Lady Vikings improved to 9-10 on the season by burning the Lady Redskins, 14-2, in the opening quarter, and holding a commanding 35-16 lead by halftime. A 15-3 third quarter laugher made the score 50-19 heading into the final stanza, affording Coach Kelly Jones the opportunity to empty her bench.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

FRIDAY NIGHT MIXED
Men's High Game: Larry Quinn, 289; Chris Trainer, 287; Andrew Rittenhouse, 248.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 737; Larry Quinn, 650; Andrew Rittenhouse, 647.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 279; Brandie Roberts, 220; Julie McCune, 217.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 737; Brandie Roberts, 622; Julie McCune, 599.
Most Over: Terra Karst, +107; Adam Moreland, +91; Ron Brinneman, +82.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 23-5; Team #12, 20-8; Ball Breakers, 18-10.

Forester women win on 'Pink Out Day'

Lauren Davenport
Photo provided.

The NAIA 12th-ranked Huntington University women's basketball team beat visiting Grace College, 80-63, on Saturday, Jan. 31, and raised more than $2,000 for cancer research at the same time.

Playing on "Pink Out Day," which included honoring 35 breast cancer survivors at halftime, the Foresters raised $2,007 to benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Four HU women scored in double figures as the team improved to 17-4 overall and 8-2 in the Mid-Central Conference.

James K. White

James Kevin White, 48, of Marion, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at 8:46 p.m. at his home.

Mr. White was born April 12, 1960, in Marion to Jackie R. and Margaret E. Lester White.

Survivors include a son, Josh White Mills, of Kokomo; four sisters, Debbie (Larry) White, Susan (David) Alexander and Teresa (Tim) White-Tinkel, all of Marion, and Lori Fritts, of Eaton, Ohio; and a brother, Mark (Debbie) White, of Huntington.

There were no services.

Dorthy J. Holmes

Dorthy J. Holmes, 76, of Marion, IN, and a former employee of a Huntington, IN, business, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Holmes was retired from United Technologies in Huntington, where she had worked as an inspector.

She was born Feb. 9, 1932, in Delphi to John and Nellie Taylor Allen.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet (Dwight) Lawson and Eugenia Duncan, both of Marion; two sons, William (Deborah) Lowe and David Tarr, both of Marion; and two brothers, John Allen and David (Linda) Allen, both of Wawpecong.

There were no services.

Joan T. Parnin

Joan T. Parnin, 80, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Parnin was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, and was a volunteer for St. Mary's Soup Kitchen in Fort Wayne.

She was born July 19, 1928, in Fort Wayne.

Steven L. Bailey Memorial Award winner


Photo by Cassie Wieckert.

Donna Lahr (left) presents Gloria L. Wall with the 2008 Steven L. Bailey Memorial Award during the Youth Services Bureau Volunteer Appreciation and Community Celebration Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Wayne Township site of beautiful forests, much wildlife in past

Above is the farm of A.T. Searles in 1879, which was located in Section 24 of Wayne Township. Searles was noted for his fine farm, and he was also the proprietor of the largest tile manufacturing company in the county at the time.
Photo provided.

Editor’s note: Imagine a land covered with primeval forest and underbrush so dense that it was nearly impossible for humans to walk through, and in that wilderness were prowling wolves and bears, as well as bobcats, cougars and, of course, an abundance of deer.

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