Brian E. Smart

Brian Eugene Smart, 57, of Indianapolis, IN, and formerly of Huntington, died Jan. 17, 2018, at Community Rehabilitation Hospital, in Indianapolis.

Mr. Smart worked for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department since 1982, after graduating from Huntington North High School and Indiana University. He retired as a lieutenant in 2014. He was a member of The Knights of Columbus, the Fraternal Order of Police, and St. Matthew Catholic Church.

He was born Jan. 17, 1961, in Huntington to Homer Eugene and Joyce Ehinger Smart. He married Tracy Hartman, and she survives.

Bates helps lead Lady Vikes gymnasts over EN

Photo by Steve Clark.
Brianna Bates

Led by all-around champion Brianna Bates, the Huntington North High School varsity gymnastics team dispatched visiting East Noble, 104.750-100.275, on Thursday, Jan. 18.

Bates posted a top-three finish in each event to compile a winning register of 35.200 in the all-around. The senior’s best finish came in the floor exercise, where she scored a 9.450 to capture first place. She earned runner-up honors on vault and the uneven bars, tallying an 8.900 in the former event and an 8.150 in the latter. A bronze showing on balance beam, where she totaled an 8.700, rounded out her night.

Patricia Fisher

Patricia Fisher, 81, of Roanoke, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at 6:20 a.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, IN.

Mrs. Fisher was a foster parent and worked within the Allen County government.  She also worked at the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne.  She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Roanoke.

Norwell stops HNHS swimgirls

The Huntington North High School girls’ swim team got wins from Laney Shaw and Allie Aschliman, but was unable to beat host Norwell, losing 119-57.

Shaw topped the 200-yard individual medley while Aschliman took the 500-yard freestyle. Shaw posted a time of 2:40.27 while Aschliman clocked in at 6:05.23.

Shaw also showed well in the 100-yard breaststroke, claiming second. The sophomore touched the wall in 1:25.03.

Norwell dispatches HNHS swimmers

The Huntington North High School boys’ swim team got dispatched by host Norwell, 122-54, on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

The Vikings were paced by Conner Mason, who won the 100-yard backstroke. The senior achieved his gold showing with a time of 1:17.76.

Keegan Mautz and Nathan York each recorded a pair of second-place finishes for Huntington North.

Mautz earned runner-up honors in the 200 and 100-yard freestyles. The junior swam the longer race in 2:13.83 and the shorter one in :57.89.

Fryman tosses in 20 as Foresters down Goshen

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Sarah Fryman

Sophomore Sarah Fryman tossed in a game-high 20 points to lead the Huntington University women’s basketball team to a 59-38 win over visiting Goshen College on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

The Foresters took a 13-7 lead on the Maple Leafs in the first quarter, which they grew to 34-21 by halftime and 48-31 after three frames.

Huntington, 12-8 overall, 5-4 in Crossroads League play, got a pair of eight-point efforts from junior Maddie Richer and senior Hailey Krewald. Richer also helped facilitate the offense with four assists.

HNHS gymnasts fall to Carroll

Huntington North gymnast Brianna Bates completes a split jump on the balance beam during the Lady Vikings' meet against visiting Carroll on Wednesday night. They Lady Vikings lost.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

The Huntington North High School varsity gymnastics team suffered a 110.2-100.1 defeat to visiting Carroll on Wednesday, Jan. 17.

The Lady Chargers swept the top three places in every event to defeat the Lady Vikings by a safe margin.

Michael J. Feltner

Michael J. Feltner, 48, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at 12:10 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
    
Mr. Feltner was a 1988 graduate of Huntington North High School and worked at Pathfinder Services in Huntington for seven years. He attended the Awakening Community Church.

He was born Nov. 28, 1969, in Huntington to John and Willa D. Sexton Feltner. He married Amber Sands on Nov. 28, 2006, in Huntington, and she survives.

Mary A. Kaehr

Mary Anne Kaehr, 93, of Bluffton, and having ties to Huntington County, died Monday morning, Jan. 15, 2018, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Kaehr was a homemaker for many years. She was a bookkeeper for the family business, Kaehr Farm Supply. She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1943. She was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church.

She was born Sept. 19, 1924, in Adams County  to Tobias L. and Martha Baumgartner Steffen. She married Vernon O. Kaehr on Sept. 4, 1943, in Angola, and he survives.

June A. Reichenbach

June A. Reichenbach, 81, of Roanoke, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Reichenbach was a member of The Chapel, Ellie's Girls Bowling League, American Legion Post 160 and American Legion Post 160 Auxiliary.

She was born in Fort Wayne to Clement and Vesta Ritenour. Her husband of 61 years, Norman R. Reinchebach, survives.

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