Harold 'Grandpa' Treft

Harold "Grandpa" Treft, 71, of Roanoke, in, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Treft was employed by Cintas as a salesman and driver for 39 years, retiring in 2000. He was a veteran of the United States Marines.

He was born Oct. 10, 1937, in Fort Wayne.

Survivors include a daughter, Yvonne Treft, of Roanoke; two sisters, Mary (Arthur) Lee and Pat Hougendobler, both of Fort Wayne; and three grandchildren, Shane (Melissa) Treft, of Fort Wayne; Chris "Trefty" Treft, of Roanoke; and Patrick Slee, of Yoder.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed
Men's High Game: Tony Shockome, 219; Russell Roberts, 218; Andrew Rittenhouse, 213.
Men's High Series: Andrew Rittenhouse, 630; Joe McCune, 615; Russell Roberts, 613.
Women's High Game: Julie McCune, 216; Angie Tackett, 202; Tara Trainer, 192.
Women's High Series: Julie McCune, 556; Angie Tackett, 539; Tara Trainer, 504.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 14-2; Old Balls and Bags, 11-5; Mustang Crew, 10-6.
Most over: Russell Roberts, + 133; Edie Okuly, +88; Julie McCune, +85.

Virgil P. 'Phil' Rowe

Virgil Phillip "Phil" Rowe, 61, of Huntington, died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2009, at 1:50 p.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Rowe was employed as circulation manager for The Huntington County TAB. He retired from General Electric Corporation with 38 years of service. He had carried newspapers since he was a young boy, and served as an emergency medical technician.

He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, was a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post 2689 and was very active on the V.F.W. Military Rites team.

Roanoke set to 'Believe in Magic' at Fall Festival

Magician Don Miller will entertain Friday, Sept. 11, during the Roanoke Fall Festival.
Photo provided.

Huntington County's oldest community festival gets underway Thursday, Sept. 10, as the Roanoke Fall Festival's carnival rides, crafters and street vendors open up shop in Roanoke Park.

The official opening ceremony, a flag raising on Main Street by the American Legion Post 160 color guard, is set for Friday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. Festivities continue through Sunday, Sept. 13.

This year's theme is "Believe in Magic." Most of the activities take place at the Roanoke Park, just a block west of the downtown area.

Scheiber home one of four on Tri Kappa Housewalk

The sunroom at the home of Jim and Jeni Scheiber. The Scheibers' home wil be featured on the Tri Kappa Housewalk on Oct. 4.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The home of Jeni and Jim Scheiber, 3170E-900N, Roanoke, will be featured in the Tri Kappa Housewalk on Oct. 4.

The house, built in 1999, has been occupied by the Scheibers since 2001. It features four bedrooms, a pool, four and a half baths and a bar area in the finished basement.

The Scheibers added on the kitchen, a sunroom and an extra bedroom after they bought the home. A small pool house is located in the back yard, complete with a small kitchen and another bathroom.

Girl Scout information meetings Sept. 14-17

Girls Scouts Bethany Brunner, Kennedy Harris, Alyse Omilian and Makenzie Hardacre put a boat into the water during an outing. Information meetings for girls who would llike to become involved in Scouting are set for Sept. 14-17.
Photo provided.

Informational meetings will be held for interested girls on how to become a Girl Scout.

Meeting dates are on:
• Monday Sept. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Trinity United Methodist Church.
The church is located at 530 Guilford St.

• Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 6:30 to 7:30, at Roanoke Elementary School, in the school cafeteria.
The school is located at 423 W. Vine St., Roanoke.

• Wednesday, Sept. 16, 6 to 7 p.m., at Northwest Elementary, in the gym.
The school is located at 4524W-800N.

'Bible trailer' education could return in different form

Students in the Huntington County Community Schools could be back in the "Bible trailer" before the end of the year.

The return of the voluntary religious education classes depends on two things.

First, a federal judge must approve an agreement reached by parties in the federal lawsuit that halted the program last spring.

Then, the program's sponsor must find sites near, but not on, school property where the classroom trailer can be parked.

Advanced Engineering announces expansion plans

Carole Siders seals a blister inside the clean room at Advanced Engineering. The business recently announced plans to expand.
Photo provided.

A Huntington business has announced plans to expand, thanks to new contracts with area orthopedic companies.

Advanced Engineering, currently located at 5299 Mishler Rd., will acquire a 23,500-square-foot building near the Huntington Municipal Airport, spokesperson Frances Stouffer says.

The business, founded in 1982, earned certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in October 2008, demonstrating its ability manufacture for adn sell to medical device companies.

Mary L. Haiflich

Mary L. Haiflich, 95, of Ossian died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at 4:30 a.m. at Markle Health Care Center, Markle.

She was born Jan. 7, 1914.

The family held private services. Burial was at Oaklawn Centery, Osssian.

To sign the online guest book, visit www.thomarich.com.


Waterball fun!

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Several area fire departments showed their skills with their hoses by participating in waterball fights during the second annual Northeast Indiana Emergency Vehicle Show and Expo on Saturday, Sept. 5, at Hier's Park in Huntington.


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