Bellarmine blanks HU netwomen

The Huntington University women’s tennis team got blanked by host Bellarmine University, losing 0-9 on Saturday, March 9.

The Foresters’ most competitive match came at first singles, where Meg Dolde went three sets with Bellarmine’s Jennifer Skonieczny. After losing the first set, 3-6, Dolde bounced back with a 6-4 victory in the second. Skonieczny, however, took the third frame, outlasting Dolde, 10-7.

Floyd E. Weaver

Floyd E. Weaver, 91, of rural South Whitley, IN, and formerly of Roanoke, IN, died Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 11:39 a.m. at North Woods Village at Inverness Lakes, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Weaver graduated from Huntington Beach High School, Huntington Beach, CA, and then served United States Army in the Korean War.  He was employed by International Harvester, Fort Wayne, as a welder for 30 years, and also maintained a farming operation.

He was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Whitley County to Walter and Pauline Jacobs Weaver. He married Romona Lee Jackson on Oct. 1, 1950, and she survives.

Joan M. Bradtmueller

Joan M. Bradtmueller, 92, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family in Roanoke, IN, died Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

Mrs. Bradtmueller was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. She was a member of the Fort Wayne Settlers and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 47.

She was born Sept. 19, 1926, in Fort Wayne to Alfred and Magdalen Mungovan Perrey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Bradtmueller.

Eugene E. Hochstedler

Eugene E. Hochstedler, 85, of Bluffton, IN, and having family in Markle, IN, died Saturday afternoon, March 9, 2019, at his daughter’s residence in Bluffton.

Mr. Hochstedler graduated from North Judson High School.  He then served in the United States Army during the Korean War, serving as a mechanic, from 1953, until he was honorably discharged in 1961. He worked as a tool and die maker his entire life, having worked at Franklin Electric for 20 years, then at CTS in Fort Wayne for 15 years, retiring in 1996.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bluffton.  

Bonnie L. Reidenback

Bonnie L. Reidenbach, 91, of Warren, IN, and a longtime Bluffton, IN, resident, died early Thursday morning, March 7, 2019, at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Mrs. Reidenbach graduated from Petroleum High School. She earned her national CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) for many years and served on the board and as a past president of the Indiana Certified Medical Assistant organization.

Portion of Ind.-9 to close starting Tuesday

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces Ind.-9 in Huntington County is expected to close on or after Tuesday, March 12.

The closure, which will allow contractors to replace a small structure over Richland Creek, will take place between South Etna Road and CR W-700S in Huntington County. Access to homes and businesses will be maintained throughout the work.

The official state detour for the closure will be Ind.-105 to Ind.-124. The road may be closed up to 90 calendar days during the work.

Huntington University hires Herber to take over V-ball show

Kelsey Herber
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Huntington University Athletic Director Lori Culler announced the hiring of Kelsey Herber as the school’s 14th head volleyball coach.

No stranger to the Forester program, Herber will make the transition from serving as an assistant for three years to taking over the reins this fall.

“We are thrilled to have Kelsey join our coaching staff,” said Culler. “As an alum of Huntington University and the volleyball program, she’s a Forester through and through and her passion for all things HU is contagious.

Swimmers shine at state meet

Pictured at the recent state championship swim meet are Indiana Stars Swim Club boys 8 & under 100 freestyle relay third place team of (from left) Dawson Husband, Cooper McQuiston, Isaac Kowalski and Micah Smith.
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The Indiana Stars Swim Club, the competitive swim team of the Wabash County YMCA and Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, competed in the 2019 YMCA State Championship Swim Meet on Friday, March 1, through Sunday, March 3,  at Fishers High School in Fishers.

Led by 13-14 boys swimmer Seth Blossom, who won six state championships, 31 Stars swimmers won 10 individual events, set four state records and earned 124 personal records.

Top 10 place finishers are:

Paper Artisans to hold spring crop April 6

The Paper Artisans of the Huntington County Extension Homemakers Club will hold their Spring Crop on April 6, in the Huntington County Fairgrounds’ First Merchants Heritage Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Among the vendors at the event will be 31 Bags, Stampin’ Up, Creative Memories and more. Vendors will have products for sale and be giving demonstrations throughout the day.

Demonstrations of new techniques, plus tried-and-true methods with a twist, will be given. There will also be “make it, take it” sessions offered throughout the day for a small fee.

McCain to discuss Wabash and Erie Canal on March 20 at history museum

Dan McCain
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Dan McCain, of Delphi, will present “Delphi: Home of the Wabash and Erie Canal” on Wednesday, March 20, at the Huntington County Historical Museum at 7 p.m.

McCain’s presentation will include the history and building of the historical site, as well as a sidebar on how a staircase made its way from Jean Gernand’s home to the Delphi Canal Center and how volunteers are the backbone of keeping the center a historical destination.

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