Warren council delays decison on funding request for ditch repairs

A request from Huntington County Surveyor Jay Poe for financial assistance in the rehabilitation of a drainage ditch near Warren was put on hold Monday, Nov. 13, by the Warren Town Council so it can run the proposition past its financial consultant.

Poe said necessary repairs to the Keller-Andrews Drain, located just north of I-69 at the Ind.-5 intersection, will put the maintenance fund for that drain $9,272.31 in the red.

“When the drain fund is in the hole, we normally charge the property owners,” Poe told the council.

Andrews TC says no to expensive building fixes

The Andrews Town Council has decided against making expensive repairs to the town’s aging community building.

The decision was made during the council’s meeting on Monday, Nov. 13.
Utility Superintendent Colin Bullock informed the board that the facility, located behind the Andrews Municipal Building, had sustained significant water damage. The cost to repair it, he estimated, would fall between $6,000 and $8,000.

Barbara L. Spotts

Barbara L. Spotts, 82, of LaFontaine, IN, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at her home.

Mrs. Spotts was retired from Memcor, where she worked in the machine shop.

She was born March 21, 1935, in Huntington to Herman and Ruby Van Zant Simon. She married Norman A. Spotts on Aug. 6, 1964, in Huntington, and he preceded her in death in January of 2016.

Ivan E. Wilhelm

Ivan E. Wilhelm, 88, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at 6:05 p.m. at Tipton Place, in Huntington.

Homer L. Huffman Jr.

Homer L. Huffman Jr., 93, of Bluffton, IN, died Sunday evening, Nov. 12, 2017, at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Mr. Huffman graduated from Poplar Grove High School and served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1946. He worked at Franklin Electric for 32 years, retiring in 1985, and had also farmed with David Prible for more than 25 years. He was a founding member of the First Church of Christ in Bluffton and had attended the church since 1957. He spent winters in Arizona for 19 years.

Jeffrey A. Dennis

Jeffrey Allen Dennis, 42, of Claypool, IN, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at the Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Dennis graduated from Huntington North High School in 1994 and attended Ivy Tech, in Fort Wayne. He was employed by Bendix, in Huntington. As a child, he was an accomplished BMX racer.

June I. Walters

June I. Walters, 90, of Markle, IN, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

Mrs. Walters was a homemaker and was of Cherokee heritage. She was born June 14, 1927, in Oklahoma City, OK, to C.F. and Lula Timmons Penrod. She married Lewis A. Walters on July 4, 1976, and he survives.

Arthur A. Gaston

Arthur A. Gaston, 91, of North Manchester, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at 3:50 p.m. at Peabody Retirement Community, North Manchester.

Mr. Gaston graduated in 1944 from Urbana High School. He was a dairy farmer for 41 years and had also worked at Wagner Industries, in Wabash, for 11 years; Timbercrest Senior Living Community, in North Manchester, for 21 years; and Deneve Insulations, in North Manchester, for 13 years.

Cory D. Shenefield

Cory David Shenefield, 32, of Wabash, IN, and having family members in Andrews, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at 10:09 p.m. at Parkview Wabash Hospital.

Mr. Shenefield was a 2003 graduate of Southwood High School. He worked at Clover Blossom Honey, in LaFontaine, and was a member of Beekeepers of Indiana. He volunteered at The Access Youth Center, in Wabash.

He was born Jan. 19, 1985, in Wabash and is survived by his parents, David (Gloria) Shenefield and Sherill (Dave) Ulshafer, both of Wabash.

He is also survived by his girlfriend, Emily Losher.

Jerry L. 'Sammy' Schreiber

Jerry Lee “Sammy” Schreiber, 75, of Markle, IN, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Markle Health & Rehabilitation, in Markle.

He was born June 17, 1942, in Bluffton to William L. and Mamie Deam Schreiber.

Survivors include two brothers, David Schreiber, of Roanoke, and Donald (Rosemary) Schreiber, of Liberty Center; a sister, Janet Pence, of Bluffton; and a brother-in-law, Vaughn (Marlene) Macon, of Bluffton.

The family will hold a private service. Burial will be at Six Mile Cemetery, in Bluffton.

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