HU soccerwomen snap loss string

The Huntington University women’s soccer team snapped an eight-game losing streak with a 2-0 triumph over host University of Saint Francis on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

The Foresters tallied both of their goals in the first half. Sophomore Avery Giguere scored less than 90 seconds into the game, then freshman Kristin Byrd found the back of the net at the 22-minute mark.

Huntington, 4-9, 1-4 in the Crossroads League, finished with 13 shots, eight of which were on goal.

Sophomore Maddy Moan recorded seven saves in goal to notch the shutout for the Foresters.

David J. Keasling

David Jeffrey Keasling, 65, of Van Buren, IN, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at 4:25 p.m.

Willilam E. 'Bill' Mauller

William E. "Bill" Mauller, 75, of Jonesboro, IN, and having ties to Van Buren, IN, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at 10:10 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Mauller graduated from Van Buren High School in 1962. He was the owner-operator of Twin City Motors for 29 years. He attended Maple Run Friends Church and was a member of Gas City Moose Lodge, Roadmaster's Car Club and Fairmount American Legion Post 313.

Rev. Jerry Flueckiger

Rev. Jerry Flueckiger, 81, of Berne, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at Swiss Village in Berne.

Rev. Flueckiger was a member of First Mennonite Church in Berne, serving in many capacities as youth minister, Christian educator, interim pastor and the care and visitation pastor. He also was a Sunday school teacher, served on the church board and sang in the church choir and men’s chorus. He was also a past director of the Swiss Heritage Society and volunteered at Adams Memorial Hospital.

HU soccermen trounce USF

The Huntington University men’s soccer team trounced the University of Saint Francis, 6-0, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at King Stadium.

The Foresters put the game out of reach early, scoring all but one of their goals in the opening half. Eric Ocock scored twice to highlight Huntington’s offensive effort. Jake Erlandson, Noah Fleming, James Howard and Christian Kohen also found the back of the net once for the hosts. Caleb Sexton logged two assists while Ocock and Nick Allen each recorded one.

Second-half Miller goal leads Vikes over South Side in sectional

Brady Henline (middle), a sophomore on the Huntington North High School boys’ soccer team, fires the ball past South Side defender Eduardo Vazquez during a semifinal game at the New Haven Sectional on Wednesday, Oct. 9. The Vikings defeated the Archers, 1-0, and advanced to the sectional championship game.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A second-half goal by senior Peyton Miller lifted the Huntington North High School boys’ soccer team to a 1-0 victory over Fort Wayne South Side in the semifinals of the New Haven Sectional on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

With the win, the Vikings, 12-5-1, advance to the sectional championship game on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 2 p.m. Coach Steve Saddington’s squad will face Homestead, 7-11, which punched its ticket to the title game with a 7-2 decision versus New Haven, also on Oct. 9.

HU netwomen wrap up fall with loss to Hillsdale

The Huntington University women’s tennis team wrapped up the fall portion of its schedule with a 1-6 road loss to Hillsdale College on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

HU’s only point of the afternoon came from the racket of No. 1 singles player Meg Dolde, who beat Hannah Cimpeanu, 6-2, 6-3.

Dolde also picked up a win in doubles with Morgan Fitzpatrick at the top spot, but Hillsdale won the doubles point by capturing the other two matches. Dolde and Fitzpatrick beat Katie Bell and Cimpeanu, 6-2.

Veterans service office encourages entries in Vets Day Parade Nov. 9

The Huntington County Veteran Service Office encourages all veterans and patriotic citizens to place an entry in the seventh annual Veterans Day Parade, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 9.

To register, call the Veterans Office at 358-4863 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Veteran C-T has challenger in Roanoke

JoAnne Kirchner (left) and Sarah Milton.
Photos by Steve Clark.

Two independent candidates are vying for the office of clerk-treasurer in Roanoke.

JoAnne Kirchner is the race’s incumbent. She is being challenged by Sarah Milton.

JoAnne Kirchner
Kirchner, 70, has served as Roanoke’s clerk-treasurer for 23 years. She has a Bachelor of Science in education, majoring in history, political science and business. She is a graduate of the Huntington County Leadership Academy. She served as an adjunct instructor at the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne business school.

Raising awareness about domestic violence

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters is surrounded by representatives of area agencies that advocate against domestic violence, as he officially names October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Huntington.


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