Jack D. Buzzard

Aug 5, 1922 - Oct 23, 2014

Baker literally uses head to break soccerwomen's loss string

A header by Courtney Baker in overtime gave the Huntington University women's soccer team a 1-0 victory over host Saint Francis on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

The senior's game-winner came at the 92:36 mark off a corner kick from junior Becca Grimes. The game was the Foresters' fourth straight to go into at least one extra period and their first overtime win of the season.


HU volleyball team falls to Taylor in five

The Huntington University volleyball team pushed host Taylor to five sets before losing, 2-3, on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

The Foresters displayed resilience throughout the match, responding to a 12-25 defeat in the opening set with a 25-19 victory in the second and a 25-22 win in the fourth frame following a 14-25 loss in the third. It was the Trojans who came away with the victory, however, taking the fifth and final set, 15-10, to drop Huntington to 5-17, 2-12 in the Crossroads League.

Taylor runs its record to 21-9, 11-4 in league play.


Late USF goal sinks Forester booters

Photo by Scott Trauner.

A late goal by visiting Saint Francis sank the Huntington University men's soccer team, 1-0, on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

The Crossroads League foes were locked in a scoreless tie through the game's first half and into the second. The Cougars' Neil Chalupa ended the stalemate with what proved to be the game-winning goal in the contest's 81st minute, scoring off an assist from Josh Underwood.


VNT investigators comb through clues to solve botanist’s ’murder’

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

They call it the "murder in the greenhouse."

The body of Betsy Botanist was found in the Huntington North High School greenhouse. She studied wild orchids, said Viking New Tech Science Teacher Paige Humphries.

With clues found at the "murder scene," New Tech students in Humphries' forensics class are using science to solve the fictional whodunit.

"The kids went down (to the greenhouse) and used their techniques from how to collect evidence at the crime scene," Humphries says. "They had to collect evidence and take pictures of the crime scene."


Hgtn. County communities set trick-or-treat hours

Communities in Huntington County have established specific hours when little ghouls and goblins can haunt their neighborhoods in an attempt to fill their bags with candy.

Trick-or-treat hours around Huntington County are:

• Andrews - Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• Huntington - Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

• Markle - Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

• Roanoke - Friday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Signs of the season

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Anna Brinegar, a staffer at the Huntington City-Township Public Library, surveys some of the decorated pumpkins that have been entered in the library's pumpkin decorating contest. Winners will be announced on Oct. 28.


Regular pick-up of fall leaves beginning Monday, Oct. 27, for Huntington residents

Huntington residents can expect to see regular pickups of fall leaves beginning Monday, Oct. 27.

Two city crews will be picking up leaves that have been raked to the curb, says City Services Superintendent Bob Caley. One crew will start on the north side of the city and one on the south side, he says.

"They'll go through every section at least once, and then start over," Caley says.

City residents are asked to rake their leaves to the curb along the street, but not into the street, he says.


County Council District 1 seat voters have choice between two

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The race for the first district seat on the Huntington County Council sees incumbent Todd Landrum, a Republican, facing a challenge from Democrat Roxanna Lucas Murray.

Residents of Union and Jackson townships, as well as Huntington Township precincts 1, 1A, 10, 11A, 12A and 13, will cast a vote in this race.

Landrum, 43, 5132 N. Old Fort Wayne Rd., Huntington, is the vice president of agriculture banking at Crossroads Bank. He attended Purdue University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in management.


Local health pros making Ebola fighting plans

While the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the subsequent cases in the United States have taken center stage in the news, local health professionals are planning now how to combat the virus should it arrive in Indiana.

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