Norwell slides past Lady Vike swimgirls

Alivia Eiting swims to a fourth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle against Norwell on Tuesday, Jan. 17, in a meet at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Emma Helmich and freshman Laney Shaw each picked up an individual win and swam a leg on a winning relay team but the Huntington North High School girls' swim team fell to visitiing Norwell, 94-76.

Helmich actually tied for her win, doing so with Alyssa Cyrus in the 100-yard butterfly in 1:03.71, while Shaw claimed the 50-yard freestyle outright, in :28.95.

The pair teamed with freshman Allie Aschliman and sophomore Macy Lange to win the 200-yard freestyle relay, in 1:55.16.

Norwell dumps Viking swimmers

Huntington North sophomore Keegan Mautz does the backstroke leg in the 200-yard individual medley in a meet against Norwell on Tuesday, Jan. 17, a the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. Mautz was runner-up in the race.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Cody Barton and Conner Mason picked up wins but the Huntington North High School boys' swim team fell to visiting Norwell, 120-42, on Tuesday night, Jan. 17, at the Parkview Huntington YMCA.

Barton, a senior, had an eight-second win in the 100-yard butterfly, clocking in at 1:02.03, while Mason,  a junior, easily won the 500-yard freestyle with a clocking of 6:20.18, almost 19 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

Barton also picked up a silver finish for the Vikes, doing so in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2:04.61.

Roanoke council approves fire protection contract with Jackson Township

The Roanoke Town Council approved a fire protection contract with Jackson Township at its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The pact, which also covers rescue and first responder services, will now go back to the Jackson Township Board for approval. Should the board approve the contract, it will pay Roanoke a total of $21,550 in two installments, as well as one third of the town’s total premium for volunteer firefighters’ death benefit.

In other business:

CMS boys fall twice to Edgewood

The Crestview Middle School boys’ seventh and eighth-grade basketball teams each fell to visiting Edgewood on Monday, Jan. 16.

The seventh-grade Cougars suffered a 52-24 defeat.

Zach Hubbart tossed in seven points for Crestview, 11-5, while Reid Eckert tallied five.

The Cougs’ eighth-grade squad took a 48-32 loss.

Crestview, 10-6, got 10 points from Reid Johnson and eight from Noah Zahn.

Foresters lose cat and mouse battle with Goshen

The Huntington University men's basketball team lost a cat and mouse battle with host Goshen College, 85-80, on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The Foresters, 13-8 on the season and 4-5 in the Crossroads League, saw Goshen expand a two-point lead into 11 points midway through the second half, before HU crawled back to within three points with just four minutes left. Goshen, however, quickly expanded the lead back to seven points and was able to hang on go to 10-11 on the year, 3-6 in league play.

Viking defense stymies Wildkats

Strong defense through the first three quarters of the game lifted the Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball team to a 53-42 win over visiting Kokomo on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The Vikings held Kokomo to just 21 points through the first three quarters of the contest, and despite the Wildcats matching that in the fourth quarter, Huntington was never really threatened for its 11th win in 15 outings this season.

Annual dinner performer


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Comedian Rik Roberts has the attention of the audience during his performance Monday night, Jan. 16, at the 93rd annual Huntington County Chamber of Commerce dinner at the Huntington PAL Club.

Lemon takes over as Hgtn. chamber chairman

Outgoing Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Kay Schwob (left) presents Steve Godfroy, of Perfection Wheel, with the chamber's Ambassador of the Year award for 2016 at the chamber's 93rd annual dinner on Monday, Jan. 16, at the Huntington PAL.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Ryan Lemon garnered polite applause when he was announced as the 2017 chairman of the board for the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, but it wasn’t until he was well into a rendition of “Proud to be a Manly Man” that the ladies went wild — admittedly at the direction of Lemon’s duet partner.

That performance came at the end of the chamber’s 93rd annual dinner, held Monday evening, Jan. 16, at the Huntington PAL Club. Lemon takes over the chamber board’s top spot from Kay Schwob, who praised her fellow chamber members for their accomplishments in 2016.

Bonnie J. Brown

Bonnie J. Brown, 79, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at 12:45 p.m. at Markle Health Care, in Markle.

Mrs. Brown graduated from Huntington High School in 1955 and attended Ball State University and University of Michigan. She worked in admissions at ITT Technical College and Sanford Brown and had also worked at Spotts Flower Shop.

She was born July 14, 1937, in Huntington to Frank G. and Edna Elizabeth Davis Spotts.

Private burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, in Centerville.

Christopher A. 'Chris' Stong

Christopher Alan “Chris” Stong, 59, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at noon at Garden Villa, in Bloomington.

Mr. Stong graduated from Huntington North High School in 1976. He earned a degree in general studies with a concentration in journalism from Purdue University, Fort Wayne. He had worked at several businesses in Fort Wayne and Huntington, including Triad-Utrad, Fruehauf, Teco, Stellhorn Photo, Community Harvest, Terex and Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

He was born Dec. 31, 1957, a son of Alan Leon and Mary Ruth Mulligan Stong.

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