Capozza pitches Vikes past South Side at Parkview Field

Huntington North pitcher Anthony Capozza follows through after releasing a pitch against Fort Wayne South Side on Wednesday night at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne. Capozza threw a two-hitter and the Vikings won, 5-1.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Anthony Capozza pitched a two-hitter to lead the Huntington North High School varsity baseball team to a 5-1 win over Fort Wayne South Side at Parkview Field.

Ian McCutcheon, Carson Wright and Logan Green each had two hits for HNHS, 13-3, at the home of the Fort Wayne Tincaps.

The Vikings scored single runs in the third and fourth innings, put up two runs in the fourth and scored their last run in the sixth on the way to a 5-0 lead before South Side pushed a run across in the seventh to ruin Capozza's shutout bid.

Lady Vike netgirls lose to Manchester

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity tennis team fell to host Manchester, 2-3, on Wednesday, May 4.

Third singles player Jessica Henline and the first doubles team of Sarah Fryman and Emily Karst got wins for the Lady Vikes, 2-9 on the season.

Henline lost the first set to Leiah Brandenburg, 3-6, but came back to win the next two sets, 6-2, 6-2, for her win. The doubles team dominated Reilly Ruppert and Kelsey Eichenauer, 6-1, 6-0, for its triumph.

Viking golfers stun 10th-ranked Homestead

The Huntington North High School boys varsity golf team shot its best round of the a year and took down visiting 10th-ranked Homestead, 154-157, on Wednesday, May 4.

Martin Harold and Michael May shot rounds of 38 and Jacob Vinson and Luke Stroud each fired rounds of 39 despite the poor weather conditions as Huntington improved to 2-3 on the season.

Nolan Betterly fired a 42 and Zane Cozad shot a 49 as the non-scorers, with each school playing six varsity and six junior varsity.

Stroud was playing in only his second varsity match of the year.

Judith A. Wiles

Judith Anne Wiles, 63, of Wabash, IN, and having family members in Warren, IN, died Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Mrs. Wiles retired in 2007 from GDX Automotive. She was a member of The Lord’s Table Ministries and volunteered at the Lighthouse Mission and The Access Youth Center. Her art had been displayed at Artistica Gallery.

She was born Sept. 30 1952, to William and Betty Nattage Fulton. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Steven Allen Wiles.

Esther M. Snyder

Esther M. Snyder, 79, of Warsaw, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Grace Village, where she had been a resident since 2011.

Ms. Snyder attended Clear Creek School and graduated from Bippus High School. She had worked at Blue Bell, in Warsaw; Peabody ABC, in Winona Lake; and the American Red Cross, in Warsaw. She was a member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church and attended Celebration United Methodist Church, in Warsaw.

She was born Aug. 7, 1936, in Huntington to Harry and Emma Rupley Snyder.

William L. Davis

William L. Davis, 85, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Huntington County, IN, died Monday, May 2, 2016, at his home.

Mr. Davis worked as a store manager and district manager, managing several Montgomery Ward stores throughout the country. He had more than 30 years of sobriety and Alcoholics Anonymous participation and had worked as a drug and alcohol counselor at the Washington House. He later worked as a driver for Kelly Chevrolet.

Treasurer office open Saturday

The Huntington County Treasurer’s Office will be open on Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to noon to accept property tax payments.

The spring property tax payments are due on May 10.

Hammel to dig up Hoosier sports history in May 18 program at Forks

Bob Hammel
Photo provided.

Bob Hammel, a Huntington native and Hoosier sports legend, will share stories of the glories of area and state sports history Wednesday, May 18, at 7 p.m. at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, 3011 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Hammel’s program will reflect theme of the Indiana bicentennial as he introduces the audience to some exceptional athletes who were stars before the Huntington centennial  in 1948.

May Business of the Month


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Huntington PAL Club has been named as May’s Business of the Month by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. Celebrating the occasion on Friday, April 29, are (from left) Chamber Ambassador Terry Miller; Huntington Police Officer Steve Sims; Chamber Board Member Mike Hartburg; Chamber Ambassador Brandi Haeft; Chamber Ambassador Phyllis Renz; Huntington Police Chief and PAL Vice President Chad Hacker; Chamber Ambassador Paula Whiting; and Chamber Ambassador Trace Hinesley.

Abbett Leadership Center at Lincoln Elementary a way for family to honor former two-term mayor

Lincoln Elementary School Interim Principal Ashley Ransom holds a photo of former Huntington Mayor Terry Abbett inside the new Terry R. Abbett Leadership Center, located inside the school’s library. The center, which is still under construction, will be unveiled during an awards presentation set for May 5 at 6 p.m.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published May 2, 2016.

When former Huntington Mayor Terry R. Abbett died Oct. 16, 2015, memorial donations flooded in, amounting to about $2,000.

Abbett’s widow, Connie, and her family decided they wanted to put the money to good use to honor the two-term mayor, his accomplishments and a salute to the school where he began his education.

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