Marcella Carol 'Marcy' Cooksey

Marcella Carol "Marcy" Cooksey, 62, of rural Wabash, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Feb.5, 2020, at 2:00 p.m., at her home.

Mrs. Cooksey attended Southwood High School.

She was born Nov. 4, 1957, in Wabash to Valon V. and Martha C. King Dillingham. Her father survives in Wabash. She married Roger Cooksey in Kentucky on Oct. 18, 1990, and he survives.

Carole V. Shively

Carole V. Shively, 83, of rural Uniondale, IN, died Sunday morning, Feb. 9, 2020, at Oakbrook Village in Huntington.

A 1954 graduate of North Side High School, Mrs. Shively worked as a legal secretary at Lincoln Life in Fort Wayne for more than 20 years.  She and her husband co-owned Oak Tree Antiques and Gifts in Uniondale and Golden Era Antique Store in Bluffton. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Uniondale.

Stumping for the nomination


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Carlos Marcano, a Democratic candidate to represent the state’s third congressional district in the United States House of Representatives, makes his case to voters at a meeting of the Huntington County Democratic Party on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Marcano is a resident of Roanoke. The group of about 20 people also heard from Marcano’s Democratic opponent, Chip Coldiron, and from Jonathan Weinzapfel, Democratic candidate for Indiana Attorney General.

Understanding the label


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Horticulturist Wayne Fox (standing), from Huntington Nursery, discusses what to look for on grass seed packaging with several members of the audience at a public forum put on by the Huntington County Master Gardeners on Wednesday night, Feb. 5, at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

Huntington University to show film on HPV epidemic

Huntington University will show the award-winning documentary “Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic,” on Thursday, Feb. 13, followed by a panel discussion with Duane Hougendobler, MD, PPG – Pediatrics; Abby Mitchell, NP, PPG – OB/GYN; Kristine Johnson, RN, HCCSC; and Jayme Dee, RN, MSN, Huntington University.

This event is free and open to the public and will take place at 6:30 p.m. in Zurcher Auditorium, located inside the Merillat Centre for the Arts on Huntington University’s campus.

Pianist Tescarollo to lead next Evensong Concert

The next Evensong Concert will feature pianist Hamilton Tescarollo on Sunday, Feb. 16, at 4 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, in Huntington.

Pieces to be presented include Sonata in C Major, Hob. XVI:50 by F.J. Haydn; Chaconne by J.S. Bach/Busoni; and Impromptu No. 2, Op. 36, Fantaisie, Op 49 and Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66 by F. Chopin.

Tescarollo will close with a group of pieces by Brazilian composers Henrique Oswald, Ernesto Nazareth, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Camargo Guarnieri and Osvaldo Lacerda.

Brown is for Bear


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Children’s Librarian Jan Perkins (right) holds up a card to illustrate a color during Family Story Time on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library. Youngsters also participated in activities such as using rhythm sticks to beat in time to a song. Family Story Time is held each Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Huntington branch and 6:15 p.m. at the Markle branch.

Roanoke Public Library adult coloring on Feb. 27

Roanoke Public Library will again offer an adult coloring session on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the library, 314 N. Main St., Suite 120, Roanoke.

Supplies will be available for coloring only; however, participants may bring their own craft or coloring supplies.

For more information, call the library at 672-2989.

Huntington County Baseball hailing 70 years

The upcoming Huntington County Baseball season is a special one, with the youth baseball and softball organization celebrating its 70th season.

It’s a milestone that Jeff Phillips, president of the Huntington County Baseball Board of Directors, is proud of.

“I’ve been doing baseball for a long time and I’ve talked to a lot of people that can’t believe that a rec league like ours has lasted 70 years,” he says. “That’s a big thing.”

A whale of a time


Photo provided.

Preschoolers, kindergarteners and first-graders at Huntington Catholic School sit outside of a life-size recreation of a blue whale in the gymnasium of the school’s primary building on Friday, Jan. 31. The whale was created by former HCS teachers Cindy Kelly and Rita Disler out of plastic sheeting in 1994. Large fans inflate the whale and enable students to sit inside it, where they engage in whale-related learning activities. Photo provided.

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