Thomas E. Paterson

Thomas E. Paterson, 81, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Bippus, IN, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Paterson had been employed as a mechanical engineer with Magnavox, retiring in 1990. He was a college graduate and a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. He was a volunteer with the American Red Cross, a member of the Fort Wayne Scottish Culture Society and the Fort Wayne Seniors Golf Association, and was active in the Boy Scouts of America.

Beatrice L. 'Bee' Reiber

Beatrice L. "Bee" Reiber, 90, of North Manchester, IN, and having family members in Andrews, IN, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at 2:50 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Reiber was retired after working for the accounting department of First National Bank, Warsaw; Albion Production Credit, Albion; and the United States government in Washington, DC. She was a 1937 graduate of Warsaw High School.

She was born March 9, 1919, in Cadillac, MI, to Percy King and Florence Mary Cozad Perkins. She married James V. Reiber on May 29, 1965. Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1988.

PAL announces results from week 5

The Huntington County Police Athletic League has announced results from week 5 of play.

Coach's Pitch League
On Tuesday, June 2, Bailey-Love Mortuary beat Fredrick's Photography 11-4

Metro Kiwanis flew past El Shaddai Screen Printing 15-5.
I.M.I. Inc. trumped Zay Leasing 13-4.

On Thursday, June 4, Bailey-Love Funeral Home powered over I.M.I. Inc., 25-8.

Frederick's Photography skated past Zay Leasing 8-2.
F.O.P. 77 fell to El Shaddai Screen Printing 25-6.

Pool fill uncovers rust in Roanoke fire hydrants

A rust-filled pool, a street beautification project, new ticketing systems for police vehi-cles and modification of the town's budget were all major items discussed at the Roanoke Town Council meeting on June 2.

Karen Baker, of Oak Park Drive, requested to have her pool filled by the Roanoke Fire Department earlier in the year.

When the request was granted, at a cost to her of the local water rate, the fire department filled her pool with 10,500 gallons of water last week - but the water that ended up in her pool was filled with rust.

Master Trooper Jeffers among three receiving recent state police honors

Robert Jeffers.
Photo provided.

Master Trooper Robert M. Jeffers, of Huntington, was one of three Indiana State Troopers recognized for their achievement, service and dedication to the Indiana State Police and the citizens of Indiana.

Community donations

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 presented checks to three area organizations on Tuesday, June 2. On hand for the presentation were (front row, from left) Harold Bennett, Post 2689 commander; Norma Roth, Huntington County Free Clinic; Holly Saunders and Sandy Allen, both with Huntington Area Transportation; Dan Fisher, chair of the Huntington Fireworks Committee; and Dale Howell, incoming Post 2689 commander; and (back row, from left) Don Wieging, American Legion Post 7 commander and Paul and Jill Augspurger with the Huntington Fireworks committee.

Jay M. Fox

Jay Marion Fox, 84, of Markle, died Sunday, June 7, 2009, at 3 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Fox was the owner and operator of Fox Construction Inc. for 31 years, retiring in 1985, and was a member of the board of directors of Indiana Constructors Inc. from 1973 to 1976. He served on the Markle Town Council from 1995 to 2002 and was the council’s president for part of that time. He graduated from Markle High School in 1942 and was a member of the Markle United Methodist Church.

HNHS' Hurlburt misses all-state track honor by narrowest of margins

By the narrowest of margins, Huntington North High School senior Alyssa Hurlburt missed all-state honors in the long jump at the Indiana High School Athletic Association Girls' State Track Meet on Saturday, June 6.

Hurlburt pulled off a personal best jump of 17 feet, 4 inches to match with freshman Ayren Cobb of Benton Central for the ninth-best effort, but lost the final all-state placing on the tie-breaker of each girl's second best effort.

Rebecca Neville of Merrillville won the event with a leap of 19-01.75.

Noramay Dieckmann

Noramay Dieckmann, 74, of Van Buren, IN, died Saturday, June 6, 2009, at 2:57 a.m.

Mrs. Dieckmann was a lifelong resident of the Van Buren area. She was a 1952 graduate of Van Buren High School and attended Huntington College for three years. She had been employed at Myers Drive In, Marion, for 13 years and was a member of the UAW Sympathy Club.

She was born Sept. 8, 1934, in Landess to Francis L. and Pauline L. Foust Franks. Her mother survives in Marion. She married Richard H. Dieckmann on Aug. 30, 1963, at the United Brethren Church in Van Buren. Her husband survives.


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

An exuberant Jessica Zimmerman gives a big thumbs up to someone in the crowd during the Huntington North High School graduation ceremony for the Class of 2009 on Friday, June 5.


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