HU spikers winless at Big Guns Classic

The Huntington University volleyball team went winless at the Big Guns Classic, hosted by the University of St. Francis (IL) on Friday, Oct. 9, and Saturday, Oct. 10.

The Foresters lost all four of their matches over the two-day tournament to slip to 5-10.

Huntington opened play on Friday against the hosts and fell 18-25, 14-25, 23-25.

Sophomore Josie Beaver contributed eight kills to the Forester offense, which got eight assists from junior Suzanne Grimm and seven from both sophomore Emily Hubby and freshman Breanna Levings.

Rose Stellhorn

Rose Stellhorn, 87, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at her home.

Mrs. Stellhorn owned and operated her own house cleaning business. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne, where she was involved with the Ladies Aid. She was also a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2457, in New Haven.

She was born in Paulding County, OH, to Ralph and Doris Williams Cook. She married Donald H. Stellhorn, who preceded her in death.

Donald E. Shultz

Donald E. Shultz, 80, of Warren, IN, died on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at 2:25 p.m. at Heritage Pointe, in Warren.

Mr. Shultz was a 1953 graduate of Jackson Township High School in Wells County. He was the owner and operator of a trucking company for many years and was a past member of the Eagles Lodge.

He was born on June 8, 1935, in Huntington County to Galen Hoover and Shirley Bell Allen Shultz. He married Shirley Ann Williams on July 21, 1956, in Muncie. She preceded him in death on June 18, 2001.

Carolyn S. Geisleman

Carolyn Sue Geisleman, 84, of Fort Wayne, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.

Mrs. Geisleman retired from Schacht Rubber Company and was a member of the Elmhurst Nazarene Church.

She was born in Huntington to Donald and Grace Carroll Correll. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Arthur William Geisleman.

Additional survivors include three stepsons, Randy (Roberta) Geisleman, of Huntertown; Rick (Elaine) Geisleman, of Fort Wayne; and Jerry (Rose) Geisleman, of Ossian; eight stepgrandchildren and many stepgreat-grandchildren.

Marjorie E. DeFord

Marjorie Eileen DeFord, 92, of North Manchester, IN and a native of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, at 2:25 p.m. at Peabody Healthcare Center, in North Manchester.

Mrs. DeFord was a 1942 graduate of Wabash High School. She retired from Honeywell/Markhon in Wabash. She was a member of St. Matthew’s United Church of Christ, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, church board member, 50-year choir member and women’s work of the church. She was also a member of the Woman’s Clubhouse.

Just bouncing around

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Daniel Felton (left), 6 and Silas Roy, 8, both of Huntington, get some air time in the bounce house during the Huntington Parks & Recreation Fall Festival held Saturday, Oct. 10, at Hier’s Park. Daniel is the son of Mark Felton and Silas is the son of Crystal and Daniel Roy.

Marian edges Forester booters, 1-0

The Huntington University men’s soccer team got edged by host Marian University, 1-0, on Saturday, Oct. 10.

After a scoreless first half in which each defense limited the opposing offense to just a single shot on goal, the Knights managed to crack Forester keeper Troy Hester early in the second. Zach Sneiderwine did the deed for Marian, finding the back of the net at the 58:06 mark for what proved to be the game-winner.

Henry E. 'Eddie' DeHaven

Henry Edwin “Eddie” DeHaven, 60, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. at Markle Health and Rehabilitation.

Mr. DeHaven graduated from Village School, in Huntington, in 1973. He had been employed by Pathfinder Services, in Huntington, for many years and participated in Huntington County Special Olympics.

He was born Jan. 3, 1955, in Huntington to Henry A. and Doris Hedrick DeHaven.

Charles E. 'Chuck' Shideler

Charles E. “Chuck” Shideler, 77, of Dillman, IN, and having family members in Huntington County, IN, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015.

Mr. Shideler graduated from Jefferson Center High School in 1956. He was employed by Anaconda, in Marion, before becoming a farmer. He was a former Warren town marshal and retired from the Wells County Sheriff’s Department.

He was born Dec. 23, 1937, in Jackson, MI, to Merritt and Grace Shideler. He married Ardith Banter on Dec. 29, 1956, and she preceded him in death on June 16, 2011.

Huntington North cheerleader gets bitten by marching band bug and now lives in both worlds

Callista Barker, a member of both the Huntington North High School cheerleading squad and marching band, performs with the band while clad in her cheerleading attire during halftime of the school’s homecoming football game on Friday, Sept. 25.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Originally published Oct. 8, 2015.

Callista Barker already excelled at cheerleading, leading Huntington North High School throughout her high school career in supporting its sports teams.

But one day she picked up a drum.

“It was my best friend at the time, Brandon Blue,” she says. “He was in drum line and they weren’t going to have a drum line that year — it was my sophomore year — because people weren’t trying out for it. So he dragged me into it … I ended up really liking it.”


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