Forester cagers top USF in overtime

Huntington University guard Derek Hinen skips a bounce pass past Evan Henry of Saint Francis and to a teammate during action at Platt Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The Foresters won in overtime, 84-79.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Derek Hinen's three-pointer with 26 seconds left in overtime gave the Huntington University men's basketball team a lead it would not relinquish as the Foresters topped visiting University of Saint Francis, 84-79, on Tuesday, Nov. 24.

After Austin Karazsia hit a pair of free throws to tie the score at 77-all with 1:42 remaining, Woll took a pass from Devon Merder and drilled the three to give HU an 80-77 lead.

Daniel Woll ran out the string for HU with four free throws in the game's final seconds to give him a game-high 25 points.

Forester lose lead in final seconds, game in OT

The Huntington University women's basketball team lost a four-point lead with 14 seconds in regulation and wound up losing to host University of Saint Francis, 99-87, in overtime.

The 17th-ranked Foresters were up 84-80 after Kelsey Hubble's triple with 14 seconds left capped off a 7-1 HU run, but #20 USF wasn't done for the night. After a quick USF bucket, Miranda Palmer hit one of two free throws with just one second left to put HU up 85-82, but Paige Frisch hit a buzzer-beater from six feet beyond the arc to send the contest into overtime.

Lady Vikes lose first of the season; fall in OT

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team lost its first game of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 24, as it fell to host Fort Wayne Snider in overtime, 69-63.

The Lady Vikes, 5-1, and the Lady Panthers, 2-5, finished regulation in a knot at 58-all, but Snider outscored HNHS 11-5 in the extra frame.

Sarah Fryman and Madi Canady led the Lady Vikes with 15 points apiece, and Hannah Stoffel and Rileigh Johnson each chipped in with 10.

YSB’s Williams gets to help youth on natl. level with recent appointment

Jan Williams (right), executive director of the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County, gives some advice to William Bradley, 15, of Huntington, on food preparation as he and Brice Estep (left), 15, of Huntington, work on the Thanksgiving dinner they shared with the Youth Services Bureau staff on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Williams, a longtime youth advocate, has recently been named to a national advisory board for the Safe Place Network.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published Nov. 23, 2015.

Jan Williams has been the tip of the spearhead to help Huntington County’s troubled youth for more than 20 years. Now, the efforts of the executive director of the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County will be recognized on a national level.

Bed benefit for disabled veteran

The American Legion Post 160 in Roanoke will host a benefit fund-raiser for disabled Navy veteran Gary Marshall on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the post, located at 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke.

The chili and hot dog supper also features a silent auction, tip boards and bake sale. Cost is a free will donation.

Proceeds of the event will be used to purchase a new bed, designed to prevent additional injury and improve Marshall’s quality of life.

Cash or check donations may be accepted directly through Bippus State Bank, 577 Geiger Drive, Roanoke, IN 46783.

Exec session for Roanoke Town Council

The Roanoke Town Council will meet in executive session on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. to receive information about employees.

The meeting will be held at the Roanoke Town Hall, 141 W. Third St., Roanoke, and is closed to the public.

Local robotics team wins grand champ honor

The Thunderbirds robotics team won the grand champion title at the regional Lego League competition on Nov. 21. Team members are (front, from left) Gage Crawford, Brock Brubaker, Camille Harris, Brianna Elston, Noah Zahn, Grace Driscoll and Darcy Williams; and (back, from left) Brooke Elston, Chris Elston, Lori Elston, Cole Davidson, Samuel Elliott, Travis Bolinger and Connor Nash.
Photo provided.

The Thunderbirds, a Huntington County robotics team competing in the FIRST Lego League, came home from the regional qualifying tournament in Fort Wayne on Nov. 21 with the grand champion title.

The win at Ivy Tech, in Fort Wayne, qualifies the Huntington team for the Indiana State Lego Competition, to be held Dec. 12 in the Gates Athletics Center Fieldhouse at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne.

The Thunderbirds’ 397 points was the highest score on the Lego table and the highest ever scored by the team in its seven years of competition.

Postal service notes holiday mailing deadlines

The United States Postal Service has announced holiday mailing deadlines for 2015.

To ensure delivery before Christmas, domestic mail must be sent by Dec. 15 for standard post, Dec. 19 for first class mail, Dec. 21 for Priority Mail and Dec. 23 for Priority Mail Express.

Cards and packages sent to military APO/FPO/DPO addresses overseas must be sent no later than the following mailing dates:

Roanoke Kiwanis helps community several ways

The Roanoke Kiwanis helped clean up the highway in October in advance of the community-wide art festival, collecting 15 large garbage bags from the roadside ditches along U.S.-24 leading into Roanoke.

The Roanoke Kiwanis will be ringing bells at the Salvation Army’s red kettles in early December.

The group will hold its annual member appreciation breakfast at the meeting on Thursday, Dec. 3. It will be held at the Roanoke Brethren Church starting at 7 a.m.  Visitors and individuals interested in joining are encouraged to attend.

Life Church to host Giggabuggy painting session as fund-raiser

Life Church will host a Gigabuggy painting session on Dec. 5 to raise funds for the church’s youth ministry.

The painting sessions will be held at Café of Hope beginning at 4 p.m. Participants can choose one of two painting options.

Reservations can be made in advance at a discounted price online at gabuggy. Full-price admission is payable at the door.


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