HU women fourth at Trine invite

Field events strength helped the Huntington University women’s track team to a fourth place finish this past weekend at the Don & Riley Zimmer Classic at Trine University.

Breanna Metz won the high jump with a leap of 4-5.25, and Jessica Chojnakci brought home first place in the 600-meter dash with a time of 1:46.11.

The Foresters scored 57 points. Defending national champion Indiana Tech won the meet with 150 points, followed by Trine with 117.5, Adrian with 88.5, HU, Indiana Tech Developmental with 55 and Rochester with 10.

Woods' win pushes HU trackmen to third at Trine invite

Adam Woods won the heptathlon to lead the Huntington University men’s track team to third place at the Don & Riley Zimmer Classic hosted by Trine University this weekend.

Woods, a former Huntington North athlete, piled up 4,109 points for the win. He won the pole vault at 4.215 meters and took second place finishes in the 60-meter dash, the long jump and shot put to highlight his performance.

Dena D. Cooper

Dena Dee Cooper, 95, of Roanoke, IN, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at Covington Commons, in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Cooper was a member of Christ’s United Methodist Church, Roanoke, and Sonrise United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne.  She was the office manager for her husband, Dr. B. Trent Cooper, for 38 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, American Mothers and China/Burma/India World War II Auxiliary.

Joann S. Morgan

Joann Sue Morgan, 74, of Columbia City, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at Miller's at Oak Pointe.

Mrs. Morgan graduated from Warren High School. She and her husband lived in several communities in the area before moving to Whitley County in 1976. She and her husband then moved to Calhan, CO, but after her husband died, Mrs. Morgan moved back to Columbia City in the mid 2000s. Along with being a homemaker, she worked for at Whitley County Hospital, Calhan Housing Authority and the Hallmark store in Columbia City before it closed.

A. Wendell Hamilton

A. Wendell Hamilton, 94, of Poneto, IN, and having family in Warren, IN, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018, at 3:35 p.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Dorman D. Baker

Dorman D. Baker Jr., 67, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at 10:29 p.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Baker graduated from Huntington High School in 1968. He co-owned Burns and Baker Masonry Inc. in Huntington.

He was born Sept. 9, 1950, in Huntington to Dorman D. Sr. and Nadine L. Sands Baker. He married Debra L. Updike on Aug. 5, 1972, in Huntington, and she survives.

Jacob D. Sanders

Jacob D. Sanders, 23, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having relatives in Roanoke, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018.

Mr. Sanders attended Wayne High School and worked as a tire tech with Tire Barn Warehouse.

Mr. Sanders was born in Fort Wayne. His father, Darryl Sanders, survives in Kentucky. His mother and stepfather, Krista and Randy Omspaugh, also survive.

Free lunch


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Don Karst, of Huntington, loads some desserts onto his tray during a free lunch at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 3. Trinity member Myrna Neff assists. The church offers free lunch once each month in the cooler months of the year to anyone who wants to stop by.

Breakfast with the Candidates


Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Indiana State Sen. Andy Zay talks about the latest happenings at the Indiana Statehouse in the last legislative session during a Breakfast with the Candidates that took place at the Huntington VFW Post 2689 on Saturday morning, Feb. 3.

Fetters says city moving in right direction

Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters gesticulates a point during his State of the City speech, delivered Friday, Feb. 2, at the Café of Hope. Fetters said the city is “making great progress” as it heads into 2018.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Huntington’s good, bad and beautiful was summed up succinctly by Mayor Brooks Fetters during his annual State of the City address on Friday, Feb. 2.

“’Do What You Say You Will Do’ – that’s kind of our formula for success,” he said. “I think a lot of times it’s that practical.”

Fetters presented his report of the city’s successes and challenges to a packed venue at the Café of Hope, focusing on three main areas: ongoing pursuit of meaningful jobs, the daily task of running the city like a business and helping people love living in Huntington.

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