DELAND — John Edward Pendleton, 69, died April 26, 2016, at the Halifax Health Hospice Care Center in Orange City. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in the Alliance Chapel at 600 S. Florida Ave. in DeLand. More ...
Harold Arthur “Rick” Johnson, one of a few remaining from our Greatest Generation and World War II veteran, has now gone to his final resting place. More ...
A tragic ending — Cynthia Heckman, 63, of DeLand, lost her life in a five-vehicle crash along State Road 472 near Minnesota Avenue, between DeLand and Orange City, at around 2 p.m. May 16. The crash, which the Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating, involved a septic truck, a tractor-trailer, an SUV, a pickup truck and Heckman’s Ford Mustang — all involved in a tragic chain reaction of sorts, as described in a preliminary FHP report. Three of the four other occupants in the four other vehicles involved suffered only minor injuries, while one was uninjured.