Ruth A. Thomson

Ruth A. Thomson, 79, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 12:10 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Thomson had been a factory worker, cook, waitress, bartender and Herald-Press carrier. She was a lifetime member of the Women of the Moose and was also a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and American Legion Post 7 Auxiliary.

She was born Jan. 26, 1937, in Little Rock, AR, to Lancy and Lessie Brown Arivett.

Viking golfers get easy "senior night" win

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team dispatched visiting North Side, 174-229, on "senior night," on Wednesday, May 25.

The Vikings, 6-5 in dual matches, were led by junior Nolan Betterly, who posted a 39. Senior Michael May logged a 42, freshman Martin Harold registered a 46 and senior Jacob Vinson tallied a 47. Senior Zane Cozad totaled a non-scoring 51.

Vike golfers bash Bluffton

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team defeated Bluffton, 167-189, on Monday, May 23, at Timber Ridge Golf Course, in Bluffton.

Senior Michael May led the Vikings, 5-5 in dual matches, with a 40. Senior Jacob Vinson shot a 41, freshman Martin Harold fired a 42 and senior Luke Stroud carded a 44.

Junior Nolan Betterly produced a non-scoring 45.

McCutcheon shuts down South Side in sectional opener

Huntington North's Carson Wright rips a shot to the fence that went for a two-run triple on Wednesday night, May 25, in the Vikings' baseball sectional opener against Fort Wayne South Side at Huntington University's Forest Glen Park. The Vikings won, 6-0.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Alex McCutcheon hurled a two-hit shutout to lead the Huntington North High School baseball team to a 6-0 win over South Side in the opening game of its own sectional tournament, held Wednesday, May 25, at Huntington University’s Forest Glen Park.

McCutcheon, a senior, dominated the Archers from start to finish. He racked up 11 strikeouts in seven innings and issued no walks to claim his fifth win against two losses.

Addilyn J. Wallace

Addilyn J. Wallace was stillborn on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She is survived by her parents, Andrew and Michelle Wallace, of Markle.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016, at 3 p.m. at Markle Cemetery, in Markle.

D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, is in charge of arrangements.

Volunteers find many items cleaning roadside

Vinny Lisinicchia (front) brings up a tire he found in the brush along CR 200E during a cleanup project there on Saturday, May 14. Behind him is Larry Algon.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published May 19, 2016.

What can you find alongside the road?

A half-dozen volunteers who spent Saturday morning, May 14, cleaning up along a section of CR 200E can tell you.

Liquor bottles, chunks of Styrofoam, debris from fast food, tires, a toilet, a windshield and an adding machine.

“I found plastic fangs,” says Larry Algon, trash bag in hand.

Huntington Firefighters award four scholarships

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The Huntington Firefighters Association has awarded its Weston Close/Lucas Sunderman Scholarships to Alex Easley, Sarah Fryman, Courtney Scher and Emily Klepper.

Easley is attending Huntington University, where he just completed his sophomore year.

Fryman, a Huntington North High School graduate, will be a freshman this fall at Huntington University.

Scher is attending Southeastern University, in Lakeland, FL, where she just completed her freshman year.

Painting the town purple

Photo by Steve Clark.

Beth Blocker (left) and Tara Bickel, members of the Relay For Life of Huntington County Event Leadership Team, affix a purple ribbon to a light post in downtown Huntington on Friday, May 20. Blocker, Bickel and others hung up ribbons throughout town to “paint the town purple,” raising awareness for the Relay For Life event on June 11 at Kriegbaum Field.

Township now accepting firefighter applications

The Huntington Township Volunteer Fire Department is accepting applications for new volunteer members.

Applications are available Monday through Friday at the Huntington Township office and may also be requested by emailing

Applications must be returned by June 17, at 5 p.m.

Seven from HU track teams ready for nationals this weekend

Seven members from the Huntington University men’s and women’s track and field teams will represent the school at the 2016 NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships, slated for May 26 to 28 at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, AL.

No stranger to the national stage, senior Jake Nash will be making his second consecutive trip to NAIA outdoor nationals in high jump. His resume also includes three appearances at the indoor championships, where he has earned All-America honors twice.


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