Ruby D. 'Dee' Marsh

Ruby DeMaris "Dee" Marsh, 76, of Warren, IN, died Monday, March 23, 2009, at 7:20 a.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Mrs. Marsh was a 1950 graduate of Jefferson Center High School. After graduating from Warner Beauty College in Fort Wayne, she moved to Indianapolis and worked in the Antonine Salon in H.P. Wassons & Co. on Monument Circle for 15 years. She taught at Ms. Dee's Beauty College in Decatur, which opened in 1980, and retired in 1995 after 40 years in the beauty business. She attended the United Church of Christ.

Roanoke Town Council to move forward with property buys

The Town of Roanoke will move forward with a plan to make an offer to buy six properties on Main and Vine streets after receiving approval from the Roanoke Town Council on Tuesday, March 17.

On March 4, the Huntington County CEDIT Board recommended that the Huntington County Commissioners award Roanoke $35,000 toward the purchase of the properties.

The site would be developed into a new town hall, public safety center, community center and parking lot.

The commissioners approved the allotment of money, allowing the council to continue with its plans.

Jack R. Day

Jack R. Day, 75, of Tucson, AZ, and a former resident of Markle, IN, died Feb. 26, 2009, in Tucson, AZ.

Mr. Day had owned and operated Day's Service Station in Markle and Warren. He was a veteran of the Korean War and had been active in the Markle post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Shriners, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, 4-H and the Indiana Towing Association. After moving to Arizona in 2004, he volunteered at the Pima Air and Space Museum.

He was the son of Vaughn and Evelyn Day.

Carol Gamble

Carol Gamble, 75, of Peru, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Friday, March 20, 2009, at St. Joseph Hospital, Kokomo.

Mrs. Gamble was retired from Chi Am's in North Webster. She was a member of Calvary Union Church, Walton, and a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Peru, and the American Legion Auxiliary, North Webster.

Irvin E. McKee

Irvin E. McKee, 88, of Fishers, IN, and having family members in Huntington County, IN, died Saturday, March 21, 2009.

Mr. McKee had owned and operated McKee TV Repair in Marion. He later worked for General Motors in Marion and retired from the General Motors Delco Division in Kokomo. He served in the United States Army during World War II, receiving the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

He was a member of McCulloch Lodge 737 F&AM, Marion. He attended Hillside Wesleyan Church while living in Marion and most recently attended Heartland Church in Fishers.

Dr. John R. Petrie

Dr. John R. Petrie, 90, of Marion, OH, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Feb. 11, 2009, at the Morrow County Hospital in Mount Gilead, OH.

Dr. Petrie graduated from Huntington High School and attended Indiana University, the University of Michigan and Butler University. He earned his doctor of optometry degree from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL, and established his first practice in 1948 in Mount Gilead, OH. He also practiced optometry in Lima, OH, and Bellbrook, OH.

Baker finishes in top half on beam at state gymnastics finals

Jessica Baker.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington North High School gymnast Jessica Baker finished in the upper half of the pack on the balance beam Saturday, March 21, at the IHSAA Gymnastics State Finals, at Perry Meridian High School.

Baker, a freshman placed 22nd out of 50 competitors on the beam with a score of 8.700.

In her other event, the vault, she placed 39th, with a score of 8.8.

Kellie Kidd, of Valparaiso, won both events on the way to leading her team to the state championship. Kidd scored a 9.600 to capture the beam and a 9.800 to win the vault.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

MONDAY EARLY BIRDS
Men's High Game: Bill Reed, 213; Bill Kusler, 191; Thurman Glassburn, 181.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 585; Bill Kusler, 525; Billy Mundy, 468.
Women's High Game: Rosalyn Hughes, 134; Billie Smith, 122; Sharon Wymer, 119.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 343; Billie Smith, 188; Rosalyn Hughes, 320
Most Over: Monty Miller, +79; Rosalyn Hughes, +32; Bill Reed, +27.
Top Teams: The B's, 43-5; Team #2, 28-20; Team #3, 26-22.

Donald W. Haupert

Donald Wayne Haupert, 79, of rural Urbana, IN, and having relatives in Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at 7:15 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Haupert graduated from Urbana High School in 1947. He was a lifelong farmer and worked several years as a field representative for the Wabash County Farm Bureau. He owned and operated Triple H Trucking, and was a former member of the Wabash County 4-H Fair Board. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in Huntington, in which he held many leadership positions throughout his adult life.

Stephan's been the Vikings' 'numbers guy' for 55 years

Dean Stephan has served as official scorekeeper for Huntington North High School boys' basketball since 1954. Stephan says his love for basketball, math and the fans is what keeps hime going.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Dean Stephan is a "numbers" guy and a sports enthusiast, specifically basketball.

For the past 55 years, Stephan has been the official scorekeeper for the Huntington North High School boys' varsity and junior varsity basketball games.

"I first had the chance to keep score after Dick ‘Doc' Goshorn, who was the scorekeeper, decided that he didn't want to travel to away games anymore," states Stephan. "I kept score for the teams' away games for the first two years and then for all games shortly after Doc was appointed B team coach."

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