Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller, 70, of Andrews, IN, died Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Arrangements are pending at Deal-Rice Funeral Homes-Andrews Chapel.

HU's Bush HM All-American

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Mike Bush

Mike Bush, a senior on the Huntington University men’s basketball team, was named an honorable mention All-American by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics on Thursday, March 15.

A third-team pick last year, Bush led the nation in assists for the second straight year with his 8.5 assists per-game average. The 5-7 point guard also tossed in 17.6 points, grabbed 2.7 rebounds and swiped a team-best 1.0 steals per night in his final season.

HU women 12th in bowling sectional

The Huntington University women’s bowling team finished 12th in a United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Sectional Tournament, held Saturday, March 10, through Sunday, March 11, in Smyrna, TN.

The Foresters toppled a total of 11,146 pins, good for a 174 per-game average. They enjoyed their best block of games on Sunday morning, when they felled 2,886 pins across 16 games for an average of 180 per game.

HU keglers 11th at USBC sectional

The Huntington University men’s bowling team took 11th place in a United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Sectional Tournament, held Saturday, March 10, through Sunday, March 11, in Smyrna, TN.

The Foresters posted a score of 11,866. They notched a per-game average of 185. Coach Mike Shockney’s squad was at its best on Saturday morning, when they logged a 16-game total of 3,104, good for 194 per contest.

Janet L. Jones

Janet L. Jones, 87, of Van Buren, IN, and having relatives in Mt. Etna, IN, died Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 1:35 p.m. at Colonial Oaks Health & Rehabilitation Center in Marion, IN.  

Mrs. Jones formerly worked at Appliance Manufacturing in Van Buren and babysat.

Lon M. Stucky

Lon Martin Stucky, 47, of New Haven, IN, and having relatives in Huntington, IN,  died March 9, 2018, at his home.

Mr. Stucky’s family moved from Willshire, OH, to South Carolina when he was 8 years old. He was a 1988 graduate of Wagener-Salley High School.

He was born March 21, 1970, in Van Wert, OH, to Lynn Martin and Marcia Merriman Stucky. His mother survives in Aiken, SC. He married Deanne Cannici on Oct. 18, 2008, and she also survives.

Sparkle Clean hails 25th year with new equipment

Gregg Ness stands in front of his Huntington business, Sparkle Clean Car Wash, on Monday, March 12. The car wash has been open 25 years this month and Ness recently added new state-of-the-art automatic car wash equipment in celebration of the milestone.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Gregg Ness has kicked off the 25-year anniversary celebration this month of his business, Sparkle Clean Car Wash, by installing brand-new, state-of-the-art Razor car wash equipment, bringing new technology to his customers. And, he says, business has been better than expected with the change.

The car wash, located near the Huntington Walmart and behind the Shell Gas Station on North Jefferson Street, has grown every year, Ness says. This is the third wash equipment system installed in the two automatic car wash bays since he opened the doors.

Spring Carnival face painting

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Roanoke Elementary School held its Spring Carnival on Friday, March 9. Posing for the camera after having their faces painted are fourth-graders (from left) Grace Anderson, Campbell Sloan and Emma Kelsey.

Color Craze

Photo by Scott Trauner.

Paxten Daggett (right), 3, and her mother, Rachel Kochensparger, do some painting during the Color Craze playday at the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library on Saturday, March 10.

HU history professor to release fourth book

Tim Smith
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Dr. Tim Smith, FRHistS, professor of “Non-Western History” at Huntington University, will be releasing his fourth book, “Cambodia and the West, 1500-2000,” this month.

Smith has been a professor at Huntington University for 11 years and has previously written and/or edited four books concerning imperial and diplomatic history in Asia.

Smith’s book is unique in that no other interdisciplinary collection of essays on Cambodia’s international relationship with the West has ever been produced, says Lynette Fager, Huntington University relations staffer.


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