Eunice N. Hopkins

Jul 18, 1931 - Oct 1, 2014

Forester soccerwomen push No. 20 MVNU to edge in loss

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University women's soccer team hung with No. 20 Mount Vernon university for 79 minutes before the visitors scored the game's only goal in a 1-0 win at King Stadium.

Forester goalie Paige Coolman stopped 11 of 12 shots but the Huntington offense could only muster three shots, none on goal, as HU fell to 2-9 on the season.

Allison Paley hit the back of the net for the MVNU at the 79:16 mark to push the Lady Cougars to 9-1 on the season.



HU women one short in Crossroads League Tennis Tournament

The Huntington University women's tennis team came up one match short and ended its fall season with a 4-5 loss to host Spring Arbor in the opening round of the Crossroads League Tournament.

The sixth-seeded Foresters split the singles matches but managed to win only of one of three doubles matches.


HU women bowlers runner-up at Cardinal Classic

The Huntington University women's bowling team was runner-up this past weekend at the Ball State University Cardinal Classic at Munsee Lanes in Muncie.

The Foresters used a tournament-high four-game Baker total of 826 to grab the runner-up spot to national power Wright State. Wright rolled a 7,054, while HU followed with a 6,976. Bowling Green was third with 6,709 and Ball State placed fourth with 6,278.

The Foresters held a 111-pin lead over Wright State at the end of Saturday's play.



HU keglers fourth at Cardinal Classic

The Huntington University men's bowling team wasn't up to the challenge of defending its title and finished fourth at the Ball State University Cardinal Classic at Munsee Lanes in Muncie last weekend.

Opening their season in the eight-team field, the Foresters got off to a slow start and wound up in fourth with a 6,737 total, behind Wright State, 7,446; Ball State, 7,152; and Bowling Green, 6790.

The Foresters were in the middle of the pack after the first eight Baker games, but moved up to second before falling back to their eventual position by the end of the day.


Shuffled lineup costs Forester netmen at Crossroads

A shuffled lineup hurt the Huntington University men's tennis team as it fell to host Goshen College 4-5, on Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the opening round of the Crossroads League Tournament.

The fifth-seeded Foresters had to do without No. 1 singles player Joseph Straznicky, and wound up just the one win shy of moving on against the fourth-seeded Maple Leafs.


Briant Street to close at tracks

Briant Street will be closed at the railroad crossing beginning Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 9 a.m.

Anthony Goodnight, the city's director of public works and engineering services, says Norfolk Southern is closing the crossing to make emergency repairs to the tracks. The crossing will remain closed for approximately five to seven days.

Briant Street will be closed to traffic from Webster Street to Franklin Street. No formal detour will be marked, Goodnight says, but motorists are encouraged to use the crossing at Condit Street.



Dig site

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Archaeologist Craig Arnold (left) demonstrates how he uses a laser level receiver to measure the depth of a hole dug at the Historic Forks of the Wabash to Riverview Middle School eighth-grade students (left to right) Denver Hamilton, Jon Compton and Andrew Harris on Friday, Sept. 26. Arnold says the site, on the banks of the Wabash River, contains a lot of flint, or chert, chips and was a production site for various stone tools. The dig is part of a plan to construct a bridge from the site to Ehler Island.


Helping Paws Pet Haven to host ‘Blessing of Animals’ Friday

Helping Paws Pet Haven will host a "Blessing of the Animals" on Friday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. at its facility at 2242 S. Marion Rd., Huntington.

Rev. John Pfister, pastor of St. Mary Catholic Church, in Huntington, will give the blessing. Members of the community are invited to bring their pets to be blessed. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.

The blessing of animals is a tradition in remembrance of St. Francis of Assissi, whose feast day is Oct. 4. The Italian saint, who died in 1226, was known for his love of nature and animals.



New dog park at shelter to be dedicated on Oct. 4

Photo by Steve Clark.

The Susan Dreyer Sharpe Memorial Dog Park, located adjacent to the shelter at 390 Thurman Poe Way, was a gift to the shelter from Sharpe's husband, Ron Sharpe. Mrs. Sharpe, who died last September, was a dog trainer and had been a member and advisor to the shelter.

The dedication ceremony will take place at 1 p.m., with an open house following until 3 p.m.

The dog park will be open to the public. Annual memberships may be purchased at the humane shelter.

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