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Former Lady Vikings’ state champ hoop coach shoots for different prize these days

Fred Fields, who coached the Huntington North High School girls’ basketball team to two state titles in the 1990s, poses with a smallmouth bass during a fishing excursion. His coaching days behind him, Fields now runs a fishing business, Coach’s Angle Charters, in Traverse City, MI, that sees him lead clients on fishing trips.
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Originally published Dec. 7, 2017.

For 10 seasons, Fred Fields coached the Huntington North High School girls’ basketball team, during which time he guided the Lady Vikings to state championships in 1990 and 1995.

Today, he navigates the lakes of northwest Michigan, searching for a different prize.
Fields is the proprietor of Coach’s Angle Charters, a business in Traverse City, MI, that sees him, an experienced fisherman, lead customers on fishing excursions.


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Portion of Etna Avenue to be closed Dec. 12

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the City of Huntington’s contractor will have Etna Avenue closed from Waterworks Road to Jessup Street.

This unexpected closure is to complete work incidental to the storm sewer construction. The closure will start at approximately 8:30 a.m. and is anticipated to last five to six hours. Only local traffic will be allowed during this time.

For more information, call the Department of Public Works and Engineering Services at 356-1400.


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GOP to caucus twice on Dec. 20 to fill vacancies

The Huntington County Republican Party will be holding two caucuses on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at the Huntington Township Fire Station to fill two vacancies.

Precinct Committeemen from Precincts Dallas 1 and 2 will meet at 6:30 p.m. to fill the vacancy of Dallas Township Trustee Brenda Kitt, who will be resigning at the end of the year. Precinct Committeemen from Precincts 7, 7A and 8 will meet at 7 p.m. to fill the vacancy of City Council District 4, created by Councilwoman Erin Covey, who is moving out of the district.


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Viking cagers blast Manchester behind Pulver, Daugherty

Huntington North's Hank Pulver unleashes a three-pointer over Manchester's Kamdyn Lester in action at North Arena on Saturday, Dec. 9. Pulver had a game-high 18 as the Vikings won big, 59-32.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Hank Pulver and Zac Daugherty combined for more points than the entire visiting Manchester  team as the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team blasted the Squires, 59-32, on Saturday, Dec. 9.

The Viking juniors rang up 34 points as HNHS glided to its season-opening fifth straight win. Pulver knocked down a game-high 18 points and Daugherty was right behind with 16.

Pulver also had game-highs with 10 rebounds and five blocked shots on the night.


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Talking to the llittle ones


Photo by Steve Clark.

Santa Claus holds Emma Quickery on his knee in the Roanoke Public Library on Friday, Dec. 1. Santa and Mrs. Claus spent the evening listening to the Christmas wishes of the community’s children as part of Christmas in the Village.