Vikings shut down Norwell in second half for 42-36 win

Luke Pulver (right), a junior on the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team, fires a jumper in the first quarter of a game against visiting Norwell on Friday, Feb. 12. The Vikings won 42-36 and claimed a share of the Northeast 8 Conference title.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team shut down visiting Norwell’s offense in the second half of their game on Friday, Feb. 12, to log a 42-36 win.

With the victory, the Vikings, 14-7, claimed a share of the Northeast 8 Conference title, along with Columbia City, Leo and New Haven. All four squads finished 5-2.

Hare raising event


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Judge Ron Riddle checks out the conformation of a mini rex rabbit during the competition portion of the Huntington Co. Hare Raiser’s Association’s annual rabbit show on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. Rabbit breeders, aficionados and rabbits too numerous to count crowded Heritage Hall, helping to raise money to purchase awards for theyouth in the 4-H rabbit project and fund the Janell Marie Saunders scholarship.

An evening with Lincoln


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Abraham Lincoln, portrayed by Springfield, IL, actor Fritz Klein, speaks to a crowd at the Forks of the Wabash Historic Park Friday evening, Feb. 12. The audience heard about Lincoln's boyhood in Indiana, humorous stories from his life and other experiences in the program sponsored by the Huntington County Historical Society. "An Evening with Abe Lincoln in Indiana" was the first of four programs to be presented by the historical society throughout the year in celebration of Indiana's bicentennial.

Legislative session


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) (right) makes a point about how the current Indiana legislative session has progressed as State Sen. Travis Holdman (R-Markle) listens, during the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce legislative session held Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Huntington City-Township Public Library. About 30 people attended the session, which also included Huntington County Commissioner Larry Buzzard and Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters.

Cindice S. Barrus

Cindice Sue Barrus, 61, of rural Wabash, IN, and having family members in Andrews, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at 9:04 a.m. at Parkview Wabash Hospital.

Mrs. Barrus graduated from Wabash High School in 1972. She worked as a location attendant at Bertsch Vending Company for 30 years.

She was born Aug. 10, 1954, in Wabash to Jack Campbell and Roxanne Fearnow Stubbs. She married Glenn E. Barrus on April 15, 1972, in Andrews, and he survives.

Lois E. Smith

Lois E. Smith, 89, of Columbia City, IN, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at 2:30 a.m. at Renaissance Village of Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Smith, a 1944 graduate of Coesse High School, was a homemaker and assisted her husband with his business, A&L Smith Plumbing, Heating and Antiques. She had also worked at the Whitley County Courthouse. She attended First Church of God, Columbia City, and had lived in Huntington in the mid 1940s.

Thomas P. Ehler

Thomas P. Ehler, 71, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at 9:35 p.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Huntington.

Mr. Ehler graduated from Huntington Catholic High School in 1963 and served in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1967. He retired from United Technologies. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, American Legion and Knights of Columbus and a former member of Huntington County Emergency Management.

He was born Jan. 31, 1945, in Huntington to Harold Joseph and Eileen Chapin Ehler.

Carol A. Laurie

Carol Ann Laurie, 79, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at 5 a.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor, in Huntington.

Annamae Butler

Annamae Butler, 79, of Van Buren, IN, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at 1:46 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Butler was a homemaker and had worked at Crystal Laundry, in Jonesboro.

She was born Aug. 10, 1936, in Matthews to Ray A. and Edith Tutorow Needler. She married Barney A. Butler Sr. on April 7, 1956, and he preceded her in death on May 23, 1997.

Survivors include a son, Barney Butler Jr., of Van Buren; a sister, Glenna Clay of Marion; and a brother, Leonard Needler, of Converse.

Cynthia L. Fortney

Cynthia Louise Fortney, 74, of Marion, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at 9:23 a.m. at Marion General Hospital, in Marion.

Mrs. Fortney was a 1959 graduate of Marion High School and worked as a supervisor in the cafeteria of Marion High School for 23 years.

She was born June 12, 1941, in Marion to Forest “Rip” and Betty Oler Huffman. She married James Fortney on Dec. 22, 1963, and he survives.

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