Habitat Build Day


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Sam Schaadt (left), programs and volulnteer coordinator for Huntington County Habitat for Humanity; Laura Hinen (middle) and Ed Hinen try to maneuver some lumber during the Habitat for Humanity Build Day on Saturday, Dec. 20.

Big entrance


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Santa Claus makes a big entrance at The Trading Post in Huntington on Saturday, Dec. 20, on top of a fire truck from Huntington Fire Departrment Station 3.

HU cagers dispatch Grace Bible College

Huntington University sophomore guard Kyle Pipenger finds a way to the hoop past and over Grace Bible College defenders on Saturday, Dec. 20, in the Foresters' 78-66 win.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington University men’s basketball team dispatched visiting Grace Bible College, 78-66, on Saturday, Dec. 20.

The Foresters shot 54.5 percent in the opening stanza on 18 of 33 shooting to take a commanding 44-29 lead at halftime. Though Huntington’s shooting dipped to 33.3 percent in the second half on 11 of 33 marksmanship, it was still enough to give Coach Ty Platt’s squad a double-digit win, its 10th against three losses.

Richmond capitalizes on turnovers to beat Vikings

Viking guard Konner Platt launches a jumper from the right corner in action against visiting Richmond on Friday night, Dec. 19. The Vikings lost, 66-52.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Visiting Richmond capitalized on turnovers by the Huntington North boys’ varsity basketball team to hang the Vikings with a 66-52 loss on Friday, Dec. 19.

The Red Devils tossed in 23 points off of 17 Viking miscues while turning the ball over only five times themselves. This opportunism helped the visitors take an 18-9 lead after the first quarter, although Huntington North trimmed the deficit to five by halftime, 35-30, thanks to 14 first half points from sophomore Hunter Hollowell.

Richmond's second-half shooting sinks Lady Vikes

Huntington North forward Sarah Fryman goes up for a jumper amid a trio of Richmond defenders on Friday night, Dec. 19, at North Arena. The Lady Vikes lost, 72-61.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Hot shooting in the second half helped visiting Richmond erase a halftime deficit and defeat the Huntington North girls’ varsity basketball team, 72-61, on Friday, Dec. 19.

Trailing 34-25 going into the third quarter, the Lady Red Devils heated up and matched their first half offensive output to snatch away the Lady Vikings’ lead at 59-46. The visitors continued their offensive assault in the final frame, building their biggest advantage of the contest, 68-51, to put the game out of reach and send Coach Heidi Lawson’s squad to 1-8, 0-4 in the North Central Conference.

Barbara H. Robinson

Barbara Helen Robinson, 80, of Warren, IN, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at 1:05 p.m. at Markle Health & Rehabilitation, in Markle.

Mrs. Robinson attended school in Byrdstown, TN. She cleaned homes and worked for her family business, Bucher-Zahn-Robinson Insurance, agency for many years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the First Baptist Church of Warren.

She was born Sept. 26, 1934, in Byrdstown, TN, to Walt and Ora Anna Beaty Rich. She married Donald Lee Robinson on Sept. 8, 1967, in Muncie. He survives.

Danny R. Newsome

Danny Ray Newsome, 62, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at his residence in Huntington.

Mr. Newsome had worked as a truck driver for Cline Transfer.

He was born Dec. 28, 1951, in Floyd County, KY, to Edgar and Mandy Vance Newsome.

Viking wrestlers pin Southwood

The Huntington North varsity wrestling team dispatched host Southwood, 58-18, on Thursday, Dec. 18.

The Vikings logged nine pins against the Knights. Seniors Tyler Boxell, Layne Emery and Tanner Shipley, wrestling at 285, 220 and 145 pounds, respectively, all recorded falls.

Juniors Logan McQuinn, at 195, and Bailey Shockome, at 152, each produced pins, as did sophomore Zach Johnson at 113.

Cestview eighth grade boys move to 11-0

The Crestview Middle School boys’ eighth grade basketball team kept its perfect season alive with a 33-27 win over host Wawasee on Thursday, Dec. 18.

Sawyer Stoltz and Trey Williams tallied 11 points apiece to help the Cougars improve to 11-0.

Hank Pulver added seven points while Jack Curless paired four points with seven rebounds.

Michael E. Bradley

Michael E. Bradley, 68, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at 2:29 a.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Bradley worked at Cyclone Seeder in Urbana and ARC in Wabash.

He was born May 15, 1946, in Wabash to Harry G. and Betty J. (Fry) Bradley.

Survivors include a brother-in-law, Robert Strickler, of Huntington.

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