Roy J. Gilmer

Roy J. Gilmer, 98, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Lutheran Life Villages, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Gilmer worked as a chartered life underwriter with Prudential Insurance for 34 years, retiring in 1968. He had volunteered as a Cub Scout leader in Huntington for many years and was past president of the Lions clubs in Huntington and in Pinellas Park, FL. He was an ordained minister and part-time pastor with the Church of the Brethren for more than 70 years.

Harold J. Tackett

Harold J. Tackett, 66, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Tackett was employed as a truck driver for W&W Concrete, Roanoke, for 27 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 85 and Post 7, both in Huntington.

He was born Dec. 1, 1943, in Melvin, KY, to Millard and Geraldine Vance Tackett. He married Linda K. Asher on Jan. 19, 1980, in West Virginia. His wife survives.

Robotics team doubles up its efforts to score well at Purdue

Robotics team members (from left) Sam Kratzer, John David Paff and Samir Shaikh put their robot through its paces after the machine was unveiled on Monday, Feb. 22, in the Community Building at Hier’s Park.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Five years of experience - combined with a little extra money this year - had robotics fans seeing double earlier this week.

Moments after the robot  built by the Huntington County 4-H Robotics Team was unveiled on Monday, Feb. 22, a second robot, identical except for color, shot out from behind the curtain.

Many choices for Republicans in upcoming primaries, less for Democrat side

Huntington County Republicans will have some decisions to make on May 4.

Democrats, not so much.

Of the 12 county-level offices on the ballot this year, the Republicans have fielded multiple candidates for 10 of them - with seven incumbents facing challengers during the May 4 primary.

"It's more than I think we've had in decades," says Kris Underwood, chairman of the Huntington County Republican Party. "I think it's going to make for a very interesting two months here."

List those filing for Republican primary

The Republican primary ticket:
Huntington County Prosecuting Attorney - Amy Richison (incumbent).
Huntington County Auditor - Kathy Juillerat (incumbent), Cindy Yeiter.
Huntington County Clerk - Fran Felts (incumbent), Gary L. Snyder, Stacey Elzey Bischoff, Kittie Keiffer.
Huntington County Recorder - Cheryl A. Schenkel, Debra Hersey, Ray Williams.
Huntington County Sheriff - Tom Carney, Terry Stoffel.
Huntington County Surveyor - Jay Poe (incumbent), Marlin "Monty" Doctor.

List those filing for Democratic primary

The Democrat primary ticket:
Huntington County Prosecuting Attorney - No candidate.
Huntington County Auditor - No candidate.
Huntington County Clerk - No candidate.
Huntington County Recorder - Andrew Krieg.
Huntington County Sheriff - No candidate.
Huntington County Surveyor - No candidate.
Huntington County Assessor - No candidate.
Huntington County Commissioner, first district - No candidate.

Shakin’ Bake to perform benefit to bring traveling memorial wall to town

The band Shakin’ Bake will perform Saturday, Feb. 27, at Huntington North High School to help raise funds to bring the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall to Huntington.
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The band Shakin' Bake will perform a benefit concert on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Huntington North High School to help raise funds to bring the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall to Huntington.

Tom Wall of Wall's Homes and Ray and Nancy Bonebrake of Nick's Country Cafe will host a meet-and-greet session with band members Chris Davidson and Allan Miller on Saturday, Feb. 27, from noon to 2 p.m. at Nick's Country Cafe, 1643 Old U.S.-24E. Tickets for the evening concert will be available for purchase.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m.

Area actuary to present Smith Lecture at HU

Larry jackson.
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Larry Jackson, chief actuary at Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company in Fort Wayne, will give a presentation titled "Count On It" on Friday, March 5, at Huntington University.

The seminar will address the mathematical nature of the actuarial career and what Jackson describes as "the unexpected twists and turns which one can count on in a career and in life."

Jackson's presentation is part of the Gerald D. Smith Lecture Series in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences. The program will begin at 4 p.m. in Hiner Hall, located on the second floor of  the Science Hall.

Ackley receives "Outstanding Airman of the Year" award


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Airman First Class Leslie Ackley (right) received the "Outstanding Airman of the Year" award from her commander, Lt. Col. Chip Primoli. Ackley is a member of the 726th Air Mobility Squadron, stationed in Spangdahelm, Germany. She is the daughter of Mike and Cammy Ackley, of Warren.

Roanoke Kiwanis Club offers scholarships

The Roanoke Kiwanis Club is offering two $500 scholarships to Huntington North High School seniors who live in Jackson Township.

Applicants must have attended Roanoke Elementary School and plan to continue post-secondary study.

Applications are available at the Huntington North guidance office. The deadline is March 31 and applications should be sent to the Scholarship Committee, 423 W. Vine St., Roanoke, IN 46783.

A personal narrative, copies of transcripts, SAT/ACT scores and letters of reference are required as part of the application.

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