4-H assn. to host meal fund-raiser

The Huntington County 4-H Fair Association will have a fish and chicken meal fund-raiser on Saturday, Feb. 17, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Huntington County Fairgrounds in the First Merchants Bank Heritage Hall, 631 E. Taylor St., Huntington.

The menu will be prepared by Dan’s Fish Fry Service and includes all-you-can-eat fish and chicken, green beans, applesauce, chips and dessert.

A free will donation will be accepted for the meal. Carry-out will be available.

Money raised will fund water lines and stone for parking lots.

Trinity United Methodist Church to host mission fund-raiser Feb. 17

Trinity United Methodist Church will hold a fund-raiser dinner on Saturday, Feb. 17, with proceeds to benefit a mission trip to the Dominican Republic in June.

The roast beef dinner will take place at 6 p.m. at the church, located at 630 Guilford St.

Medical and school supplies will be purchased with part of the proceeds from the dinner. The trip is being organized through David Dean’s Mission Possible with nine members of Trinity who will be traveling to the Dominican Republic.

Tickets for the dinner can be purchased at the church office.

CTK to host Ash Wed. svc.

Christ the King Episcopal Church will hold an Ash Wednesday Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 6:30 p.m.

The church is located at 1224 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Eagles, hawks lesson at UWIS Feb. 28

Preschool-age children and their adults are invited to Salamonie Preschool’s “Eagles and Hawks” on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

The class will run from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

Children will learn about the similarities and differences between eagles and hawks.

Each program is designed to enhance the preschooler’s education, including learning letters, building a craft, social interaction and time outdoors, always with a nature-related theme.

Rethlake named to dean’s list

The University of Kentucky has released its dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester.

A total of 7,296 students were recognized for their outstanding academic performance, including local student Erin Leigh Rethlake, a senior who is majoring in special education.

To make a dean’s list in one of the UK colleges, a student must earn a grade point average of 3.6 or higher and must have earned 12 credits or more in that semester.

Salvation Army to host special hoop game

The Salvation Army will host an “Old vs. Young” basketball game between the coaches of the Salvation Army’s basketball youth program and the high school seniors on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m.

The game will be held at The Salvation Army gym, 1424 E. Market St., Huntington. Admission is free and concessions will be available for purchase.

A bunch of PALS


Photo provided.

Northwest Elementary School has announced its PALS (Pride, Achievement and Leadership) award recipients for January. Pictured are (front row from left) Hayden Baumgardner, Emma Zahm, Cortney Teusch and Cooper Jones; (middle row from left) Myah Eltzroth, Miller Baumgardner, Drew Rice, Luci Reich and Mathew Rhoads; and (back row from left) Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Chad Daugherty, Grace Elliott, Adalyn Cutting, Gauge Sides, Kyler Nondorf and Principal Mark Dubois.

Haught earns spot at state wrestling finals

Huntington North junior Charlie Agnew has control of Oak Hill's Stewart Mossholder in an opening round match at 195 pounds at the New Haven Semi-state Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10. Agnew won this match but lost his next to end his day.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School Junior Ricky Haught earned a spot at the Indiana State Wrestling Tournament next week by placing fourth at 132 pounds at the New Haven Semi-state Wrestling Tournament in Fort Wayne on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Haught, who entered the tourney 37-8, won his first two matches of the day to qualify for state. He lost his third match of the day in the semifinals to go to the consolation round, where he lost again to place fourth.

Second half comeback by Vikes ruined in OT loss

A second-half comeback by the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team was ruined in overtime as host Fort Wayne Wayne pulled out a 57-52 win on Saturday, Feb. 10.

The Vikings came back from a 41-32 deficit to start the final quarter to even the contest at 47-47 after regulation, but Wayne had the last hurrah by outscoring HNHS 10-5 in the extra frame.

Mitch Geller led the Vikings, 15-6, with a game-high 24 points, seven rebounds and six assists on the night. Geller hit 11 of 13 shots from the field and both of his free throws.

Marian gets early lead, hangs on to beat HU women

Two-time defending national champion Marian built a 16-point halftime advantage and won by that margin over the visiting Huntington University women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10.

The fifth-ranked Knights, 26-2 overall, 15-1 in the Crossroads League, turned five offensive rebounds into nine points and got eight easy points by outsprinting HU to the basket after HU misses to build their first-half advantage.

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