William T. 'Tom' Irick IV

William Thomas "Tom" Irick IV, 65, of New Haven, IN, and a former resident of Huntington County, IN, died Thursday, June 18, 2009, at his home.

Big cut


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Zach Geyer of Huntington Firemen tries for a hit during Huntington County Baseball Mantle League play on Wednesday, June 17, at Andrews Park.

Stretching for the throw


Photo by Matt Murphy.

First baseman Nick Perry of Video Vault and Tanning stretches to catch the ball during action at Coach's Pitch play at Roanoke Park on Wednesday, June 17.

Markle board appoints Madsen as BZA member

The Markle Town Council meeting on Wednesday, June 17, was full of routine business.

James Madsen was appointed as the new Markle Board of Zoning Appeals member to replace the previous appointee because that member moved out of the community. The council decided by consensus to appoint him.

Tina Dudgeon, director of the Wells County EMS, requested a spot on the agenda.

Edward A. Dragoo

Edward A. Dragoo, 77, of Bluffton, IN, and having family members in Zanesville, IN, died at his home on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at 11 a.m.

Miss Huntington heads to Zionsville

Miss Huntington Mallory Bunting.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington's own Mallory Bunting will have a shot at becoming Miss Indiana next week at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center in Zionsville.

Bunting was named Miss Huntington last October, beating 11 other contestants to win the crown.

Now, she's gearing up for the statewide pageant, to be held June 21 through June 27.

"I'm nervous. I've never done the state pageant before," says Bunting.

Bunting cites the high-profile nature of the event, constantly being on the spot and older, more experienced competitors as reasons for her anxiousness.

Roanoke council gets new VP and new member

Due to the resignation of Roanoke Town Council Vice President Michelle Schwieterman at the May 19 meeting, the council had interviews to appoint a new member and took recommendations and voted for a new vice president at the June 16 meeting.

Troy Karshner was unanimously voted in as council vice president, with the movement made by Councilman Nick Altman and the second by Councilman Brian Young.

Karshner has been on the council since mid-2007.
He is the council's liaison to the fire department.

Cool heads prevail in dispute over Andrews park work

Hot tempers were cooled and a tense atmosphere was relaxed after the Andrews Town Council helped resolve a dispute at its meeting on Monday, June 15.

Problems arose around the reconstruction of the pavilion at Andrews Park, which was being done at no cost to the town by the Andrews Volunteer Fire Department.

Andrews Fire Chief Tom Wuensch says that a few members of the Andrews Parks Commission, which had been overseeing the cleanup of the park, believed that some members of the fire department were "stealing" materials from the work site.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Summer Leagues

Wednesday High School Development
Men's High Game: EJ Tackett, 266; Mike Gottschalk, 245; Mel Fruit Jr., 243.
Men's High Series: EJ Tackett, 716; Adam Fruit, 655; Mike Gottschalk, 635.
Women's High Game: Sierra Rice, 226; Elizabeth Bischoff, 215; Kaitlyn Conley, 172.
Women's High Series: Elizabeth Bischoff, 573; Sierra Rice, 557; Alex Rittenhouse, 465.
Top Teams: Adam Fruit, 22-6; Mel Fruit Jr., 16-12; EJ Tackett, 16-12.

Huntington County Baseball releases results from week6

Huntington County Baseball has released scores and results for week 6 of play.

Clemente League
On June 8, Ness Brothers Real Estate (Roanoke) beat VFW 19-2.
On June 9, Roanoke won over Frederick's Photography 11-2.
On June 10, Bippus State Bank edged out Midwest Metals 5-3.

Games were also made up from the previous week:
Midwest Metals powered over Bippus State Bank 21-11.
Midwest Metals also beat Frederick's Photography.

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