Janet M. O'Berry

Janet Mae O’Berry, of Manakin Sabot, VA, and a native of Huntington County, IN, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.

She was born in Huntington County to Carl Eugene and Donna Holmes. Her father and stepmother, Anita Holmes, survive her in Highland Springs, VA.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Hannah O’Berry, and a son, Shiloh O’Berry.

A celebration of life service will be held Aug. 17, 2017, at 1 p.m. at West End Baptist Church, Richmond, VA.

IDEM stops Roanoke from burning brush

The Town of Roanoke will have to devise a new way to dispose of brush collected from residents after the Indiana Department of Environmental Management put a stop to the town’s practice of burning it.

Colleen K. Olsen

Colleen K. Olsen, 84, of Punta Gorda, FL, and a Huntington, IN, native, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Tidewell Hospice in Venice, FL.

Versatile Platt leads Lady Vike spikers to opener win

Kalee Platt did a little of everything to help lift the Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team to a 3-0 win over visiting Bluffton in the Lady Vikings’ season-opener on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Platt smashed 14 kills, had eight digs and fired three aces as the Lady Vikings used matching scores of 25-20 to down the visitors.

Kaitlyn Stephan had 23 assists on the evening for the Lady Vikings and Macy Niswander added two blocks. Maddy Robrock matched Platt with three aces.

Konz first-half hat trick leads Viking soccerboys

Huntington North High School soccer player Jacob Foster takes a knee to the thigh from a Fort Wayne Snider player but keeps control of the ball during action Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 15, in the Vikings' 5-2 win over the visiting Bruins.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Kasey Konz tallied three first-half goals to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity soccer team to a 5-2 win over visiting Fort Wayne Snider in the Vikings season-opener on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Sophomores Kyle McGinnis and Peyton Miller also scored goals for Coach Steve Saddington’s squad.

Senior Sam Poling got the win in the nets with five saves in seven chances.

Miller added an assist to his goal, and fellow soph Tyler Christle also had an assist.

Koch, Tillett each score hat trick as Lady Vike soccergirls win opener

Seniors Karmen Koch and Hannah Tillett each scored a hat trick to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team to an 8-1 win over host Fort Wayne Snider in the HNHS season-opener on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Tillett added three assists to her three-goal game for Coach Jeremy Steele’s squad, which also got goals from junior Amaya Sunderman and sophomore Autumn Anderson.

Freshman goalkeeper Maddie Husband opened her high school career by making five saves in six tries for the win.

Eckert lone winner as Vike netboys lose opener

Auden Eckert at first singles was the lone winner for the Huntington North High School boys’ tennis team as it lost its season-opener to host Peru, 1-4, on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Eckert, a senior, downed Ethan Hyde, 6-2, 6-2.

A pair of losses went to three sets. Matt Karst at second singles fell to Ryan Smith, 3-6, 7-6, 2-6, and the second doubles team of Spencer Atkinson and Thomas Schweller lost to Gabe Baker and Greysen Spohn, 7-5, 2-6, 3-6.

Herman O. Drabenstott

Herman Ott Drabenstott, 97, of Kansas City, MO, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

Velma L. Ratliff

Velma L. Ratliff, 90, of Van Buren, IN, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at 4:55 a.m. at University Nursing Center, in Upland.

Mrs. Ratliff graduated from Marion High School. She retired from RCA in Marion, where she had worked for 35 years. She was a member of Hanfield United Methodist Church and had been active in the Senagers and the United Methodist Women.

She was born July 1, 1927, in Grant County to George and Lucille Barton Clark. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rexford Ratliff.

Colleen K. Olsen

Colleen K. Olsen, 84, of Punta Gorda, FL, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Deal-Rice Fuenral Home-Huntington Chapel.

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