Foresters demolish East-West in Ness Bros. HOF tourney

Huntington University guard Konner Platt heads toward the basket in action against East-West University on Friday night in the opening round of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Tournament at Platt Arena. The Foresters ran past the visitors, 89-51.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Five Foresters scored in double figures and the Huntington University men’s basketball team demolished visiting East-West University, 89-51, in the opening round of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Tournament on Friday, Nov. 9.

With the win, the Foresters, 4-1, advanced to the championship game of the tournament on Saturday, Nov. 10, against Bellevue University.

Junior Konner Platt led Huntington’s double-digit quintet with 19 points. Junior Andrew Yoder tallied 16 points, senior Tyler Arens tossed in 13, sophomore Wyatt Hughes netted 12 and sophomore Zac Owens registered 11.

Robrock eruption earns Lady Vikes first win of season

Huntington North's Reece Colclesser fires a jump shot over Nya Coleman of Fort Wayne North Side in action Friday night at North Arena. The Lady Vikes whipped the visitors, 55-31.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Maddy Robrock erupted for a career-high 32 points and the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team steamrolled visiting Fort Wayne North Side, 55-31.

Robrock, a senior, went 13 for 19 from the field and a perfect 6 for 6 at the free throw line to post her impressive point total. The forward/center also collected 15 rebounds to record her first double-double of the season.

Palmer L. Ness

Palmer Lee Ness, 90, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at 9:30 p.m. at Tipton Place in Huntington.  
 
Mr. Ness was a 1946 graduate of Roanoke High School.  He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a self-employed lifelong farmer in Huntington County. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Huntington.  He was a one-time member of Bippus Lions Club.

Daniel L. Best

Daniel L. Best, 58, of Markle, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at 9:19 a.m.

Mr. Best was a 1978 graduate of Huntington North High School. He worked at Kresge’s in Fort Wayne from high school until they closed, later working at the Fort Wayne Allen County Airport Authority for 23 years. He was an active member of Emmanuel Community Church.

He was born Nov. 21, 1959, in Huntington to Bevan and Virginia Beaver Best. His parents survive in Markle. He married Kris Kinsey on Dec. 7, 1991, in Markle, and she also survives.

Parkview Family YMCA sees plenty of growth in new facility’s 10 years

Jill Gradeless (left) and Todd Latta, the senior program director and associate executive director, respectively, at the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, pause from their work at the facility on Monday, Nov. 5. Today, Thursday, Nov. 8, the YMCA celebrates 10 years in its new building. Photo by Steve Clark.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA celebrates its 10th anniversary today, Thursday, Nov. 8.

While the facility has been around for a decade now, there are still some items in it that trace their origins back to the establishment that it replaced, the Huntington YMCA.

Among those items? The spin bikes.

“Those have been holdovers from the old Y,” notes Ben Davis, CEO and executive director of the Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. “So, we have spin bikes that are more than 10 years old – which is way longer than their anticipated lifespan.”

Rescued eagle to be released at Salamonie Lake

Wayne Whitacre, of Soarin’ Hawk Raptor Rehabilitation Center, works with a young bald eagle that was convalescing from a broken leg by preparing to take it on a “creance” flight in which the bird is connected to a tether. Pam Whitacre (right) watches. The eagle has since been nursed back to health and will be released at Salamonie Lake on Sunday, Nov. 11. Photo provided.
Photo provided.

A young bald eagle that was found two years ago in emaciated condition has been rehabilitated by the northeast Indiana non-profit group Soarin’ Hawk and will be released back into the wild on Sunday, Nov. 11, at Salamonie Lake at 2 p.m.

The public is invited to witness the release by Soarin’ Hawk volunteers at Salamonie Beach, 9214 Lost Bridge Road West, Andrews.

Soarin’ Hawk is a non-profit group established in 1996 to serve northeast Indiana’s injured or orphaned birds of prey. The organization rescues more than 250 resident or migratory raptors annually.

Red Ribbon Rally

Salamonie School students (from left) Aiden Coleman and Hayden Yeiter help Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters hold up a signed drug-free pledge as part of Red Ribbon Rally and Mayor’s March at the school on Friday, Nov. 2. Fetters spoke about the importance of making good choices and being a leader, and the students also watched a Drug-Free Rap performed by the Just Say No Club.

Familiar face leaves


Photo by Steve Clark.

Don Good retired as the store manager of the South Huntington Owens on Friday, Nov. 2. Good had worked in the grocery industry since 1966 and served as the store manager of the South Huntington Owens since 2004.

Pleasant Chapel UMC sets supper

Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church will have a tenderloin supper on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the church.

The menu will include breaded or grilled tenderloins and homemade pie.

There is a cost for the meal, with discounts for children ages 3 to 12 and no charge for children ages 3 and under.

The church is located at 880E-1100N, Roanoke.

Quayle VP Learning Center annual Designer Purse Blingo on Nov. 13

The Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center will hold its annual Designer Purse Bingo Night on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rieder Auditorium at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Huntington. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets for the Designer Purse “Blingo” include 20 games. Each Bingo game’s winner will receive a designer purse.

Light snack foods will be available for purchase.

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