Lola M. Miller

Lola Mae Miller, 79, of Marion, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at 9:35 p.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Miller attended Van Buren High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Marion College in 1975, part of the school’s first graduating class. She completed her master’s degree at Michigan State University. She was employed by the VA Medical Center, in Marion, as a registered nurse for most of her career. She had also worked in the box room at Foster-Forbes.

Forester booters move past Bethel in CL Tourney

A pair of first-half goals were the difference for the fourth-seeded Huntington University men’s soccer team in a 2-0 win over fifth-seeded Bethel College in the quarterfinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at King Stadium.

With the victory, the Foresters, 10-4-4, 5-2-2 in league play, advance to the tournament semifinals for the second year in a row. Coach Russ Lawson’s squad will hit the road to face top-seeded Spring Arbor University on Saturday, Nov. 4.

HU soccerwomen edge MVNU in Crossroads League Tourney

The fourth-seeded Huntington University women’s soccer team outlasted fifth-seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2-1, in double overtime in the quarterfinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at King Stadium.

With the win, the Foresters, 10-7-2, 5-3-1 in league play, advance to semifinals where they will face top-seeded Spring Arbor University on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Arens sparkles but Foresters lose hoop opener

The Huntington University men’s basketball team got a game-high 35 points from Tyler Arens, but fell short in its season opener to visiting Saint Xavier University, 96-89, on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Arens achieved his point total, a career best, on 12 of 18 shooting from the field and 8 of 12 marksmanship at the free-throw line. The junior also hit a career mark on the boards, pulling down 13 rebounds to post a double-double and give the hosts a 37-34 advantage in that department.

HU spikers wrap up reg. season with loss to Bethel

The Huntington University volleyball team wrapped up the regular season with an 0-3 loss to host Bethel College on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

The Foresters fell by scores of 19-25, 24-26, 22-25 to slip to 13-20, 7-11 in Crossroads League play. Huntington enters the league tournament as the six seed and will travel to third-seeded Grace College on Saturday, Nov. 4.

Senior Danielle Gurwell and freshman Breanna Metz paced Huntington’s offense with eight and seven kills, respectively. Freshman Jenna Tacosik facilitated the scoring with 22 assists.

Bryan C. Graham

Bryan C. Graham, 59, of Bluffton, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at his home.

Mr. Graham graduated from Homestead High School in 1976 and served in the United States Navy. He worked for 26 years for the United States Postal Service, working out of the Roanoke Post Office.

He was born Nov. 3, 1957, in Fort Wayne to Don and Marjorie Ryan Graham. His parents survive in Roanoke. He married Marsha A. Heyde on Nov. 8, 2006, and she survives.

There will be no service.

VNT capstone project to help Riley ‘kids’ - including several classmates

Huntington North High School students Elizabeth Allred (left) and Julia Crist hold collection jars for Riley Children’s Hospital. The fund-raiser is the focus of their Viking New Tech Capstone project, with several money-raising activities leading up to a dance marathon set for April 7.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published Oct. 30, 2017.

Some Huntington North High School students are spearheading a drive to raise funds for a hospital dedicated to curing diseases in children, some of whom are fellow classmates.

Huntington County Honors recognizes second class of ‘stars’

Inductees recognized at the 2017 Huntington County Honors program and their representatives are (front, from left) Mildred Tullis, Ross Clark, Joan Keefer and Mel Ring, all inductees; Mark Wickersham, executive director of Huntington County Economic Development, representing J.W. Caswell and Winfred Runyan; and Jean Ringer, representing the Bippus family; (second row, from left) Margie Hedrick, Andy Purviance and Mary York, representing their mother, Emmaline “Emmy” Purviance Henn; Joyce Baker Hewitt, representing her father, Dr. E. DeWitt Baker; Susan Richey, representing her father, Dr. Robert M. Hafner; Linda Bryant, representing her great-aunt, Helen Purviance; Dodie Neuhauser and Diana Parker, representing their father, Gerald “Jerry” Yeoman; and Jennifer Koch and Lisa Fusselman, representing their father, Ivan “Kaiser” Wilhelm; and (back row, from left) Annette Baker Shepherdson and Dr. Ron Baker, representing their father, Dr. E. DeWitt Baker; inductee Dr. Gary Dilley; Luke Scheer Jr., representing his father, Luke Scheer Sr.; Chris Atchison, representing his grandmother, Elizebeth Smith Friedman; and Huntington County Honors board member Amber Hudson, representing H. Allen Smith.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Fourteen individuals and two families, whose lives intersected with Huntington County at some point and who went on to achievements on the national and international stages as well as in their hometown, were inducted as the second class of Huntington County Honors during a ceremony on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 28, in the Huntington County Courthouse.

Huntington Common Council hears proposal to restructure sewage fees

Huntington residents who use very little water could see a significant increase in their sewage fees under a proposal that restructures how those fees are figured.

The proposal was introduced to members of the Huntington Common Council during their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 31. In addition to the restructuring, the council was also asked to consider increasing rates to pay for an ongoing project designed to keep raw sewage from flowing into the rivers.

Intri-Cut Tool Co. marks 25th year in business

Intri-Cut Tool Co., of Roanoke, has been selected as Business of the Month for November by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors. Celebrating the occasion are (front, from left) Terry Miller, JoDean Knowles and Staci Mathias, all Chamber Ambassadors; and J.B. Hoy, Cameron Hoy, Trent Lehman and Nolan Williams, all of Intri-Cut; and (back, from left) Scott Hammel, Roger Lauer, Vaughn Fuhrmann and Justin Whaley, all of Intri-Cut.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A family-owned business celebrating its 25th year has been selected as Business of the Month for November by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

Intri-Cut Tool Co. marks its 25th anniversary on Nov. 2. It was founded by J.B. Hoy and Hoy’s brother-in-law, Trent Leh-man, joined him a year later. The two are now partners in the business.

From its beginnings in Hoy’s garage, the company moved into Roanoke and operated on Third Street and then downtown before moving to its current location on CR 900N just outside of Roanoke in December of 2005.

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