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Quiet Palmer stands on top step of HU women’s hoop program

Miranda Palmer (left), a senior guard on the Huntington University women’s basketball team, rises to the hoop for a basket during a game against visiting Spring Arbor University earlier this season on Jan. 7. Palmer became the program’s all-time leading scorer this season, breaking Amy Bechtel’s record of 2,019 points, set in 2000.

Originally published Feb. 23, 2017.

Miranda Palmer is only 5-6.

But in one monumental way, she stands taller than anyone else in the history of Huntington University women’s basketball.

In a game on Feb. 1, the Foresters’ star senior guard broke the program’s career scoring record. That mark – 2,019 points – had been set by Amy Bechtel and stood for 17 seasons.


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Mayor designates March as Disability Awareness Month

Representatives of the Huntington County Council on Aging, Pathfinder Services, City of Huntington and the Mayor’s Advisory Council on Accessibility gathered on Tuesday, Feb. 21, to witness Mayor Brooks Fetters’ declaration of March as Disability Awareness Month in the city of Huntington. They are (front, from left) Brian Kirkpatrick and Gary Johnson; (middle row, from left) Tisha Grimme, Trena Gamble, Vickie Kirkpatrick, Mayor Brooks Fetters, Loretta Mottram, Dick Murray and Amanda Gutshall; and (back, from left) John Niederman, Rachel Harmsen, Ronda Smelser and Adam Cuttriss.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Activities throughout March will remind Huntington residents that people with disabilities are people first — and want to be included in the community.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters has designated March as Disability Awareness Month in the city.


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SWCD banquet speaker


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Purdue Extension Forester Lenny Farlee explains forest management methods during the Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual meeting and banquet on Thursday, Feb. 23.


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Lady Viking gymnasts fifth at sectional

Bailey Harris, a freshman on the Huntington North High School gymnastics team, goes upside down as she executes her routine in the floor exercise during the Concordia Lutheran Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 25. Harris scored an 8.900 to place 19th in the event.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The season concluded for the Huntington North High School gymnastics team at the Concordia Lutheran Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The Lady Vikings captured fifth place at the 14-team meet, which was two spots shy of qualifying for the Huntington North Regional. The top three teams advanced to the regional, which is set for Saturday, March 4, along with the top six finishers in each event and the all-around.