VNT investigators comb through clues to solve botanist’s ’murder’


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

They call it the "murder in the greenhouse."

The body of Betsy Botanist was found in the Huntington North High School greenhouse. She studied wild orchids, said Viking New Tech Science Teacher Paige Humphries.

With clues found at the "murder scene," New Tech students in Humphries' forensics class are using science to solve the fictional whodunit.

"The kids went down (to the greenhouse) and used their techniques from how to collect evidence at the crime scene," Humphries says. "They had to collect evidence and take pictures of the crime scene."

Hgtn. County communities set trick-or-treat hours

Communities in Huntington County have established specific hours when little ghouls and goblins can haunt their neighborhoods in an attempt to fill their bags with candy.

Trick-or-treat hours around Huntington County are:

• Andrews - Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• Huntington - Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• Markle - Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

• Roanoke - Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

County Council District 1 seat voters have choice between two


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The race for the first district seat on the Huntington County Council sees incumbent Todd Landrum, a Republican, facing a challenge from Democrat Roxanna Lucas Murray.

Residents of Union and Jackson townships, as well as Huntington Township precincts 1, 1A, 10, 11A, 12A and 13, will cast a vote in this race.

Landrum, 43, 5132 N. Old Fort Wayne Rd., Huntington, is the vice president of agriculture banking at Crossroads Bank. He attended Purdue University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in management.

Baker literally uses head to break soccerwomen's loss string

A header by Courtney Baker in overtime gave the Huntington University women's soccer team a 1-0 victory over host Saint Francis on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

The senior's game-winner came at the 92:36 mark off a corner kick from junior Becca Grimes. The game was the Foresters' fourth straight to go into at least one extra period and their first overtime win of the season.

Trying her hand


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Holding her cat, "Todd," Kaylee Hinkley, of Roanoke, tries her hand at painting at the Creative Canvas booth during the Renaissance in Roanoke art show held Saturday, Oct. 11, in downtown Roanoke. Festival-goers were invited to try their hand at putting paint to canvas during the event.