Lady Vikes run away from New Haven, 68-23

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team ran away and hid from host New Haven in a 68-23 victory on Friday, Dec. 9.

The Lady Vikings, 6-4, jumped out to an 18-8 lead after the first quarter, upped the margin to 38-14 by halftime and went into the final frame with a 54-20 lead before outscoring the hosts 14-3 in that period as well.

The Lady Vikings' pressing defense forced New Haven into 26 turnovers on the night.

Paul F. Schoenemann

Paul Fred Schoenemann, 85, of Roanoke, IN, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, at Ossian Health Care.

Mr. Schoenemann was a self-employed farmer and member of St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Roanoke Lions Club and Ageless Iron antique tractor club.

He was born July 15, 1931, in Fort Wayne to William E . and Ruth L. Meyer Schoenemann. He was married to Mary Ann Strater, and she preceded him in death.

Donat L. Forst Sr.

Donat Lee Forst Sr,, 76, of Whitehouse, FL, and formerly of Andrews, IN, died Nov. 6, 2016, in Jacksonville, FL.

Mr. Forst was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He worked in waste and water electrical instrumentation and was retired from the City of Tyler.

He was born Sept. 6, 1940, in Andrews to Bert and Marguerite Swindell Forst. His wife of 54 years, Anne, survives.

Barton posts two wins as Viking swimmers fall to SA

Cody Barton posted two wins for the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team, but the Vikings were unable to overcome host South Adams, losing 100-57, on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Barton was the top finisher in the 100-yard butterfly and breaststroke. The senior won the former race in 1:01.72 and the latter in 1:08.98.

Keegan Mautz produced Huntington North’s only other first-place finish on the evening. The sophomore took the 200-yard individual medley in 2:30.14. Mautz also put forth a silver effort in the 100-yard freestyle, touching the wall in 1:01.64.

Lady Vike swimgirls lose to South Adams

Macy Lange was a two-time runner-up for the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team in its meet at South Adams, which it dropped, 118-58, on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Lange produced her silver finishes in the 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard breaststroke. The sophomore swam the former race in 1:02.97 and the latter in 1:23.69.

Emma Helmich tallied second-place points for the Lady Vikings in the 100-yard butterfly. A senior, she touched the wall in 1:04.57. Helmich also posted a bronze finish in the 50-yard freestyle, clocking in at :27.34.

Paul H. Weaver

Paul H. Weaver, 72, of Van Buren, IN, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at 11:17 a.m. at Marion General Hospital in Marion, IN.

Mr. Weaver was a graduate of Walnut Grove High School. He retired from General Motors Fisher Body in 2010 after 30 years of service.

He was a member of the Fisher Body Sympathy Club, United Auto Workers, Van Buren American Legion Post 368 and the Indiana National Guard Tipton Unit. He was also a member of the Marion Bowling Association Hall of Fame and the Grant County USBC, where he served as vice president.

J. "Guilford" Wehr

J. “Guilford” Wehr Sr., 94, of Warren, IN, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at 8:20 p.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Barbara L. Thorn

Barbara Lou Thorn, 81, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at 3 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Thorn worked as a cashier at the Owen’s South grocery store for 21 years. She was a member of St. Peter’s First Community Church, in Huntington.

She was born July 25, 1935, in Fort Wayne to Rollo and Nettie Simon Kissinger.

Lila M. Garrison

Lila Mae Garrison, 88, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mrs. Garrison graduated from Vine Grove (KY) High School in 1945. She retired from General Motors, in Dayton, OH, after working as a secretary for 10 years. She then worked at Q.D.P. Corp., in Huntington, for 10 years.

She was a member of the Huntington Baptist Church and a former member of East Dayton Baptist Church, in Dayton, OH, and the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution.

Paul C. Neaderhiser

Paul C. Neaderhiser, 72, of Decatur, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Adams Woodcrest.

Mr. Neaderhiser graduated from Huntington High School in 1962. He had worked in the shipping and receiving department of Bruco, in Fort Wayne, and retired in 2008 from TI Automotive, in Ossian.

He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Sons of the American Legion Post 43 and Moose Lodge 1311, all in Decatur.

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