Roanoke soon to hear report on new design guidelines for buildings

Roanoke's Design Review Committee will soon report on new design guidelines for buildings in Roanoke, says David Harris, a member of the DRC.

Harris gave an update on the committee's progress to the town council at the council's meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

VNC women's retreat moved to Aug. 22

The date of the Victory Noll Center Women's Auxiliary retreat has been moved to Aug. 15.

The retreat, which was previously announced to be held Aug. 22, will run from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Victory Noll Center.

The program will be "Jesus' Women's Auxiliary: Those Who Participated in His Mission." The retreat is for women already members of the auxiliary or for those who are interested in becoming members.

Free entertainment


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Members of the local band Loose Gravel perform for a crowd at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park on Friday, July 31. The free concert was one of a series of outdoor concerts being sponsored this summer by the LaFontaine Arts Council.

New friends


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Connor Miller makes friends with a greyhound named Pan during the Furr Fest Saturday, Aug. 1, at the Huntington County Humane Shelter. Pan came with owner Marita Pierce and All-Star Greyhounds of Fort Wayne.

Playing those tunes


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Several members of the flute section learn their drill and music during the first day of the Huntington North High School Marching Vikes' band camp on Monday, Aug. 3, at the school. Playing are (from left)Desire Okuly, Brooke Crisswell, Brandi Ayers and Kayla Canvin.

John W. Houghton

John Woodburn Houghton, 89, of Carmel, IN, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died July 25, 2009.

Mr. Houghton practiced law with the firm of Barnes & Thornburg LLP and its predecessor, Barnes, Hickam, Pantzer & Boyd, both in Indianapolis, from 1943 until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He had served as president of the Indianapolis Bar Association in 1961, the Lawyers Association of Indianapolis in 1952-53 and the Indianapolis Lawyers Club in 1971-72.

Donald L. Purvis

Donald L. Purvis Sr., 77, of LaFontaine, IN, died Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Purvis retired from Anaconda Wire & Cable and was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, Sweetser. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He had lived in Converse most of his life.

He was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Marion to Roy and Myrtle Barton Purvis. He married Violet M. Bowsman on Aug. 29, 1960. She preceded him in death on July 2, 1997.

Doyle Pursifull

Doyle Pursifull Jr., 82, a former resident of Markle, IN, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at 10:25 p.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren, IN.

Mr. Pursifull had worked in hardware sales for Belknap Hardware in Louisville, KY, for 20 years and at Bahamas Best Products in Abaco, Bahamas, for five years. He was a 1944 graduate of West Rockcreek High School and studied one year at Purdue University.

Brenda J. Schmalzried

Brenda J. Schmalzried, 59, of Urbana, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at 5:17 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Schmalzried had been employed as a collator at Heckman Bindery, North Manchester, for 37 years, retiring in 2005. She was a 1968 graduate of Manchester High School.

She was born Jan. 12, 1950, in Huntington to Hubert Eugene and Evelyn Reed Wood. She married Eugene E. Schmalzried on Sept. 22, 1984. Her husband survives.

Jesslyn 'Jessy' Gustin

Jesslyn "Jessy" Sue Gustin, 8, of Garrett, IN, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, as a result of a boating mishap the previous day at J. Edward Roush Lake, Huntington, IN.

She was a student at J.E. Ober Elementary School in Garrett.

She was born in Three Rivers, MI, and is survived by her father, Fredrick John Gustin, of Garrett, and her mother, Jessica Sue Middleton, of Portland.

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