EXPO to offer food booths, entertainment

Bob Zahm, of Huntington Heating and Cooling, the electricity chairman for the Huntington County EXPO, sets booth placements for the event, to be held Saturday and Sunday,  March 20 and 21, at the Merillat fieldhouse at Huntington University.
Photo provided.

Four food booths and two days' worth of stage entertainment await visitors to the Huntington County EXPO on Saturday, March 20, and Sunday, March 21.

Food offerings will be by the American Business Women's Association Forks of the Wabash Chapter, Nick's Kitchen and Zesto, all of Huntington, and Sweet Cinnsations, of Roanoke.

The ABWA booth will have different features on each day. On Saturday the group will be serving Nelson's Chicken, ribs and potatoes. The Sunday menu will be Pizza Hut pizza.

Retha E. 'Eloise' Gable

Retha E. "Eloise" Gable, 83, of Leesburg, and a former employee of a Huntington factory, died Saturday, March 13, 2010, at 4:05 p.m. at Peabody Health Care, North Manchester.

Mrs. Gable graduated from South Whitley High School and lived in South Whitley most of her life. She moved to Irish Lake in 1984. She retired in 1994 from Gripco Fasteners, South Whitley, as a traffic manager after 23 years of service. She had previously been employed at Lincoln Life in Fort Wayne and Wabash Magnetics in Huntington. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in North Webster.

Donald C. Feichter

Donald C. Feichter, 83, of Fort Wayne, and having family members in Roanoke, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Feichter was a veteran of the United States Navy. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, and was a volunteer for more than 20 years with various Catholic organizations.

He was born Aug. 26, 1926, in Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Ann Feichter.

Robert W. Plasterer

Robert Wainwright Plasterer, 87, of Markle, died Sunday, March 14, 2010.

Mr. Plasterer graduated from North Side High School, Fort Wayne, in 1941. He served in the United States Army Air Corps from 1943 to 1945, achieving the rank of lieutenant. He retired from GE in 1982 after more than 41 years of service.

He was a member of St. Vincent dePaul Parish, Fort Wayne, for 50 years, serving in many areas of ministry, and was a member of American Legion Post 47.

George W. Stallings

George W. Stallings, 89, of Huntington, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at 7:42 a.m. at Heritage Pointe, Warren.

Mr. Stalling graduated from Andrews High School with the class of 1940. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Huntington College and a Master of Arts from Ball State University. He was a teacher and coach in the Fort Wayne Community Schools from 1963 to 1983.

He served as a Marine aviator during World War II and the Korean War, receiving a Distinguished Flying Cross for a major strike over Tokyo.

Milton E. 'Ernie' Fox

Milton E. "Ernie" Fox, 64, of Warren, IN, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at 6:45 p.m. at his residence.

He was born Aug. 5, 1945, in Tucson, AZ, to Milton and Josephine Scott Fox. He married Jerry Bradley Fox on Sept. 4, 1964, in Alexandria, VA. She survives.

Mr. Fox worked as an EMS driver in Warren. He was in the United States Army and the National Guard. He was also a reserve officer for the Huntington County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of the Indiana Bulldog Club as well as the American Bulldog Club.

Bowers, Branock lead HU to first spring break win

Mitch Bowers pitched a five-hitter and Justin Branock hit a home run and triple to lead the Huntington University baseball team to a 7-1 win over Aquinas College Saturday, March 13, in the first game of the Foresters' spring break trip to Daytona Beach, FL.

Bowers, 2-0, went all seven innings for the complete game, striking out two and giving up two walks.
HU took a 3-0 lead in the top of the third inning, with the big blows being back-to-back triples by Travis Frantz and Branock.

Frances Hill

Frances Hill, 68, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at 9:05 p.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation, in Huntington.

Ms. Hill worked for the Locke Steel Chain Co. in Huntington.

She was born June 19, 1941, in Hazzard, KY, to Edward and Hattie Jones Hill.

Jackie Bowers

Jackie Bowers, 78, of Markle, IN, died Sunday, March 14, 2010, at 11:54 p.m. at his residence.

Mr. Bowers attended Huntington Township High School. He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954 at Fort Leonardwood, MO. He worked as a foundry worker with Maco Corporation (General Aluminum) from 1956 to 2007.

He was born March 6, 1932, in Huntington to Hayden Sr. and Clara Parrett Bowers.He was married to Alice R. Raber on May 21, 1952 in Louisville, KY. His wife survives.

Ambie Conley

Ambie Conley, 99, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, March 15, 2010, at 1:17 a.m. at her daughter's home in Huntington.

Mrs. Conley was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church.

She was born March 11, 1911, in Flat Gap, KY, to John and Mary Emmaline McDowell Tolliver. Her first marriage was to George Huff, who preceded her in death in 1936. Her second marriage was to Rollie Conley, who preceded her in death in 1954.

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