HU women bowlers 3rd out of 25 at Raider Classic

The Huntington University women’s bowling team claimed third place out of 25 teams at the Roto Grip Raider Classic, held Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12, at Beaver Vu Bowl, in Beavercreek, OH.

Lily Rutherford had a big weekend for the Foresters, averaging a school record of 225.2 for five games to win the singles portion of the competition. The freshman scored a five-game total of 1,126, with games of 212, 254, 196, 227 and 237 to out average second place by 15 pins per game.

HU men bowlers sixth at Raider Classic

The Huntington University men’s bowling team captured sixth place out of 27 teams at the Roto Grip Raider Classic, held Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12, at Beaver Vu Bowl, in Beavercreek, OH.

The Foresters were led by Justin Coleman, who averaged 215 over the course of five team games on Saturday. Huntington ended the day with a total of 4,881 pins, which left them in 10th place. On Sunday, the Foresters shot a 4,120 in 20 baker games, which was the fourth-highest pin fall total of the day to finish sixth, which is their best placement this season.

Harold W. Billington

Harold W. Billington, 96, of Decatur, IN, died Sunday morning, Nov. 12, 2017, at Markle Health & Rehabilitation.

Mr. Billington was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps as a staff sergeant technician. He was a John Deere diesel mechanic at Berne Hardware for more than 45 years and later worked for Paul Reidenbach John Deere Equipment for six years, retiring in 1982.

Rita A. Minnich

Rita A. Minnich, 74, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Monday, Nov.13, 2017.

Mrs. Minnich was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church.

She was the daughter of Clarence and Aquanita Gnau. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Minnich.

Arts dream blossoms into Warren Creative Arts Outreach

Working in his rural Warren studio, Josh Heim shapes one of the ceramic bowls that will be given to adult ticketholders at Soup for the Arts on Nov. 17, the first fund-raising event of the newly formed Warren Creative Arts Outreach.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published Nov. 13, 2017.

It all started with an art show held during last summer’s Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren.

It’s blossomed into an effort that could wrap art around an area far beyond Warren.

“When you put a bunch of artists together — we’re dreamers,” says Josh Heim, who works in ceramics at his studio just outside of Warren.

Commemorating Parker


Photo by Steve Clark.

Rachel Zahm (left) and Emily Goedesky unveil a statue of their father, Thomas Aquinas Parker, at the Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park during the Huntington Veterans Day Program on Saturday, Nov. 11. Parker was a Navy corpsman from Huntington County who died in the Vietnam War. His body was never recovered. The $70,000 statue was funded through gifts and in-kind donations.

Reber honor


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Mandy Reber (left), executive director of the Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County, receives a Community Partner Award on behalf of the club and congratulations from Carrie Sellers during the Pathfinder Services annual dinner Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Huntington PAL Club.

Community Partner Award


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Michael Overholser (left), of Pathfinder Outsource Manufacturing, listens as Brandon Keaffaber of Shuttleworth, Inc. accepts a Community Partner Award from Pathfinder Services during the organization’s annual dinner on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Christmas season arrives in Warren with Fest of Trees, Walk

The Christmas season arrives in Warren Friday evening, Nov. 17, with the community’s traditional Festival of Trees and Holiday Walk.
This year, the event has expanded to include a soup supper and gingerbread house contest, both sponsored by the newly-organized Warren Creative Arts Outreach.

Thirty-three trees, decorated by businesses, organizations and individuals, will be on display throughout the downtown Warren area from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitors can vote for their favorite trees, and Miss Warren 2017 Sarah Jones will select one tree to receive the Queen’s Choice award.

Making rosaries


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Gaven Bearmann (left), a kindergartner at Huntington Catholic School, watches as Jan Scher shows him how to put the finishing touches on the rosary he made on Monday, Nov. 13. Scher and other members of the Our Lady of Fatima Blue Army spent the day at the school, helping students in all grades make rosaries. The activity took place during the 100th anniversary year of the appearance of the Virgin Mary to three shepherd children in the village of Fatima in Portugal, in which she urged the children to promote praying the rosary for peace.

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