Lester D. Vandevender

Lester D. Vandevender Lester Dale Vandevender, 72, of Rockville, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2020, at 12:05 p.m. in his residence. Funeral services were held September 17, at Brown-Mack Funeral Home with Rev. Keith McIntyre officiating. Burial followed at Oakland Cemetery in Montezuma. Online condolences: www.brownmackfuneralhome.com. For the full obituary, see this week’s edition of…

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Howard R. Yawn

HOWARD R. YAWN Howard Richard Yawn, 71, of Madison, Tennessee, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020. A Celebration of Life service was conducted 1 p.m. Monday, September 14, at McKendree Village in Hermitage, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 217 E. Ohio Street, Rockville, IN 47872. Arrangements…

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Catholic Charities to Distribute Food Locally

Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank will be distributing pre-packaged food to individuals facing food insecurity Tuesday, September 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Parke County Fairgrounds on Hwy 41. Across west central Indiana, thousands of people are newly at risk of experiencing food insecurity, alongside those who were experiencing food insecurity before the…

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Students’ Needs for High School Sports, Performing Arts Drives Decisions to Restart

By Dr. Karissa Niehoff Executive Director, National Federation of State High School Associations As leaders of state high school associations work with government, education and health leaders on a safe return of sports and other activities, some have questioned why those attempts are being made as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. We believe that reasoning differs…

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Ronda Lee Church-Walker

RONDA LEE¬†CHURCH-WALKER Ronda Lee Church-Walker, 50, of Crawfordsville and formerly of Parke County, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020, in Indianapolis. Cremation has been chosen and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Barnes and Rice Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements. For the full obituary, see this week’s edition of the…

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Touchdown Catch

PRICE WITH THE TD CATCH. Kayleb Price pulls it down for a Wolves touchdown Friday night at Carroll Flora. The Wolves traveled nearly two hours for this game after Attica was forced to cancel due to not having enough players. The visitor stands were still filled with loyal Wolves fans and everyone left happy after…

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Student Spotlight – Josie Bodine

  Josie Bodine was excited when her new sewing machine arrived at her house recently. Josie, a sophomore at Parke Heritage High School, won the sewing machine for participating in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) National Convention contest last spring. This contest would have been held in Washington D.C. but was…

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Phyllis J. Wilson

PHYLLIS J. WILSON Phyllis J. (Yoho) Wilson, 87, of Cayuga, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Clinton Gardens. Cremation was chosen with a memorial service planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Cayuga Fire Department, 105 S. Logan Street, Cayuga, IN 47928. Sanders Funeral Care…

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Annabelle McMurry

ANNABELLE MCMURRY Annabelle McMurry, 90, of Waveland, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Memorial services were conducted Friday, September 11 in Lawson-Miller Chapel. Online condolences: www.frenchfuneralhome.com.

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