Haught takes first round loss at state mat finals

Ricky Haught, a junior on the Huntington North High School wrestling team, lost in the first round of the state finals on Friday, Feb. 16, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, in Indianapolis.

Haught, competing in the 132-pound weight class, saw his season ended by Indianapolis Cathedral’s Alex Mosconi. He lost via technical fall, 15-0, in four minutes.

Mosconi, 34-3, went on to advance to the championship match, where he lost to Graham Rooks of Columbus East.

Haught’s campaign concludes with 37 wins against nine losses.

Mary A. Koons

Mary Ann Koons, 72, of Spencerville, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Koons was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, for more than 20 years.

She was born July 23, 1945, in Marysville, OH, to Earl and Florence Conner Schultis. Her husband, Richard Koons, preceded her in death.

Robert E. 'Bob' Wilson

Robert E. “Bob” Wilson, 92, of Fort Wayne, IN, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Jan. 8, 2018.

Mr. Wilson started a career in business in Muncie by owning a small corner grocery store, and later bought a larger grocery store in Columbia City. During the early 1960s he owned and operated eight supermarkets throughout Indiana. He sold all the stores and built a freestanding supermarket in Huntington, calling it “Bob’s Fine Foods.”

HU diamond men drop another pair to Reinhardt

The Huntington University baseball team got swept by host Reinhardt University, 3-2 and 4-0, on Sunday, Feb. 18.

The opening contest saw Huntington knot the game up twice before ultimately succumbing to Reinhardt. The Eagles took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, which the Foresters erased with a solo tally of their own in the top of the fourth. The hosts went up again, 2-1, in the fifth, only to see the visitors deadlock the tilt at 2-2 in the seventh. Reinhardt, however, wasted no time breaking that tie, taking a 3-2 lead in its half of the seventh that stood up.

Michaela G. Adam

Michaela Gabriel Adam, 17, of Markle, IN, died Feb. 14, 2018, in an automobile accident.

Miss Adam was a student at Norwell High School and was a member of the Norwell Marching Knights, concert band and the National Honor Society.

She was born Jan. 25, 2001, in Austin, TX, and is survived by her parents, Brandon and Shelley Monticue, of Markle, and Eric and Tara Adam, of San Antonio, TX.

Crimestoppers requests assistance on recent Huntington vehicle break-ins

Crime Stoppers requests the public’s assistance in finding those responsible for a recent rash of thefts from motor vehicles.

Since Jan. 21, 2018, there have been approximately 50 thefts from motor vehicles. Most of those have occurred in the northern part of the city during the late evening and early morning hours. The target of these thefts has been unsecured vehicles containing guns, money and other personal property.

VFW Auxiliary donates coats


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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary to Post 2689 in Huntington recently donated 23 larger-sized winter coats to veterans at the Marion VA in Marion, using funds from a VFW Foundation Community Support Grant. Pictured (from left) are Marion VA representative, Erica Jones; Pam Leyman, Auxiliary 2689 president; James Kneller, 5th District president; Karen Sandlin, auxiliary secretary; Sondra Howell, auxiliary treasurer; and Charlene Chaplin, Marion VA representative.

Boys & Girls Club running club gets grant

Members of The Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County’s running club, Run Parkview BGC, celebrate the news they received a $500 grant in superhero style. Pictured are (from left) Jaiden Eckert, Carson Eckert, Staff Member Bekah Case, Caden Douglas and Corbin Douglas.
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The Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County’s running club, Run Parkview BGC, was chosen for the 2017 Kids Run the Nation $500 grant from The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA).

Run Parkview BGC is one of 52 programs to receive funding.

The group meets for one hour every day in the summer, during which members learn how to stretch properly as well as how to breathe and pace themselves to run effectively. At the end of the 2017 summer club members then participated in the Superhero 5K in Fort Wayne.

New sprayer tech


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Tom Kilgus (left), with Jenner Ag, discusses new sprayer technology with Huntington County farmers (from second left) Mark Sale, Lance Kreider and Tom Sieberns at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY, on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Gethsemane food pantry to distribute on Feb. 22

The Gethsemane Ministries food pantry will be open on Thursday, Feb. 22, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The pantry is open to anyone in the community.

Gethsemane Ministries is located at 2239 Hartman St., Huntington.

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