Marching Vikes in Andrews

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington North High School Marching Vikes go down the parade route at the Andrews Western Days on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Markle gets ready to jump into its annual Wildcat Festival Aug. 21-23

The Town of Markle will host its annual Markle Wildcat Festival Aug. 21 through Aug. 23 at Markle Fish and Game Club Park.

The weekend kicks off Friday, Aug. 21, with vendor booths opening from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Bluffton Regional sponsors blood pressure screening at the park, from 5 to 8 p.m.

From 5 to 7 p.m., the MarkleBank pork barbecue dinner will be held in the tent. There is a cost for tickets, which can be purchased at the bank.

Donna M. Spath

Donna Mae Spath, 56, of Huntington, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009, at 5:34 a.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Miss Spath graduated in 1971 from Huntington North High School. She was associated with the Pathfinder Services. She attended church at the First Nazarene of Huntington and bible school at the Salvation Army.

She was born Feb. 25, 1953, in Huntington to Robert John and Lorettia (Folk) Spath. Her mother survives in Albion.

Wilson W. Salge

Wilson Wayne Salge, 75, of Huntington, died Friday Aug. 14, 2009, at 2:22 p.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Salge retired from International Harvester in 1988 after working there over 25 years. He served in the United States Navy Reserve from 1950 to 1955 and in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957.

He was born Aug. 17, 1933, in Fort Wayne to Arthur H. and Ethel G. Schoeff Salge. On May 5, 1989, he married Virginia M. Holzinger in Huntington, and she survives.

Ann Alexander

Ann Alexander, 57, of Huntington, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at her home.

Miss Alexander was a 1970 graduate of Daleville High School. She was a 1974 graduate of Ball State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences. She received her master's degree in 1976 from Western Illinois University. She later received her two-year nursing degree from Anderson University in 1985.

Daniel Kiefer

Daniel Kiefer, 49, of Andrews, IN, died at 5:00 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at 5 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Kiefer retired after working as automotive service manager for several area dealerships. He played drums in several area bands.

He was born April 7, 1960, in Huntington to Thomas K. Kiefer and Tommie "Sue" Haddock. His father survives in Huntington.

Cathy K. Doublin

Cathy K. Doublin, 53, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Uniondale, IN, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Doublin was a 1975 graduate of Bluffton High School. She was a homemaker.

She was born July 6, 1956, in Bluffton to James and Patty Lou Miller Johnson. Her father survives in Bluffton.

Lloyd Towery Jr.

Lloyd Towery Jr., 87, of Van Buren, IN, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, at 3:40 a.m. at Heritage Pointe, Warren, IN.

Mr. Towery was raised in Kentucky and enlisted in the United States Army in 1940. He served as a corporal in the field artillery during World War II for five years, including 27 months in the South Pacific. He worked at International Harvester, Fort Wayne, for 11 years and at GM CPC in Marion for 27 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Grace Community Church, Marion, as well as Van Buren American Legion Post 368, CPC Sympathy Cub and UAW Retirees.

Robert A. D'Andrea

Robert Anthony D'Andrea, 61, of Warren, IN, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009, at 3:28 a.m. at his home.

Mr. D'Andrea was a veteran of the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He retired after working as a self-employed carpenter for 25 years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Van Buren and a CB radio club, Hobo Club 505.

Ruby McElhaney

Ruby McElhaney, 97, of Warren, IN, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009, at Grace Village in Winona Lake.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home, Warren.



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