HU women get first win of season

The Huntington University women’s basketball team picked up its first win of the season with a 71-66 effort versus visiting Cornerstone University on the first day of the Crossroads League/WHAC Classic on Friday, Nov. 3.

The Foresters, 1-1, led 18-12 after the first quarter and 32-26 at the half. Coach Lori Culler’s squad enjoyed a 47-39 advantage at the end of three frames and led by as many as 12 in the fourth quarter before settling for the five-point triumph.

Penny J. Hershberger

Penny Jean Hershberger, 69, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.

Ms. Hershberger was a homemaker. She was a member of Psi Iota Xi and helped for many years organizing the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival in Huntington.

She was born Jan. 19, 1948, in Muncie to Elmer and Zella Adams Holland. She married Edward Hershberger on Nov. 25, 1967, and he survives.

Helen J. Bradburn

Helen Jeanette Bradburn, 107, of Huntington, IN, and a former resident of Markle, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at 11 p.m. at Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

Mrs. Bradburn was a cook at Union Center School for several years. She was a teacher for 27 years at Lake James Christian Assembly. She taught children’s church for many years at Markle Church of Christ, where she was known for her Scene-O-Felt activities, and played xylophone in the church orchestra. She later taught a class at Ozark Bible College and was sent to teach in the Holy Land and in Hawaii.

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.

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