New Life to host annual spring banquet May 9

New Life Ministries will host its annual spring banquet on May 9 at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, 3011 W. Park Drive, Huntington.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The meal will be provided by Kim’s Katered Affair.

The program will include stories of people impacted by New Life Ministries and plans for 2019.

Registration is open online at newlifeministries-indiana.com /spring-benfit-dinner or by phone at 200-1372.

Local Purdue Extension offering series of hands-on science workshops

Purdue Extension Huntington County is offering a series of hands-on science workshops geared toward youths in grades six through eight.

The workshops will be held on May 2, 9 and 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Purdue Extension office, in Huntington.

Topics for the workshops include candy-making, sound waves, germs and more.
Registration is required to attend the workshops. The deadline to register is April 29. There is a fee for supplies.

To register for the workshops, call the Purdue Extension office at 358-4826.

Recognizing volunteers


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Volunteers in the Associated Churches of Huntington County’s By the Book program, which provides weekly religious education classes for students in Huntington County elementary schools, were recognized at a praise celebration held Tuesday, April 2, at Central Christian Church, in Huntington. Pictured are (front row from left) Melissa Freck, Deb Waldron, Dale Borland, Barb Ables, Phylis Stouder, Karen Humbarger, Tanya Vereeke and Kathy Hollowell; and (back row from left) Laura Penrod, Jennie Wilkin, Mindi Herstad and Janet Finton.

City of Huntington to host meeting April 22 to discuss downtown parking

 The City of Huntington will host a public meeting on Monday, April 22, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the third floor of the Huntington City Building.

The purpose of this meeting is to obtain comments, concerns, suggestions and ideas that directly relate to parking within the downtown area. A consultant will be available to help guide the discussion and take notes.

Here's the pitch ...


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North pitcher Sydney Selvage gets full extension on her windup in action Saturday, April 6, against visiting Mishawaka.

HU women golfers ninth at Otter Creek Intercollegiate

The Huntington University women’s golf team placed ninth out of 10 teams this weekend at the Otter Creek Intercollegiate hosted by the University of Saint Francis at Timbergate Golf Course.

The HU women shot a score of 692. Indiana Tech took home the title with a mark of 611.

Alexandria Maris and Betsy Schroeder led HU with scores of 162 and 163, respectively. Megan Higgins turned in a 179 and Rachel Blauert shot a 188.

Sara Scott was non-scorer with a 197.

HU golfers seventh at Otter Creek Intercollegiate

Logan DeMaa finished ninth overall to lead the Huntington University men’s golf team to a seventh place finish this past weekend at the Otter Creek Intercollegiate hosted by the University of Saint Francis at Timbergate Golf Course.

DeMaa, a junior, shot a 148 in the event covering Friday and Saturday. He fired a 1-under-par 71 on the second day of the tourney.

HU wound up at 55-over-par 631. Indinaa Wesleyan took the event with a score of 585 among the eight teams competing.

Cale Carr was two shots back of DeMaa with a 150 for 12th among the 43 golfers.

HU netmen lose to IUSE at IWU Invitational

The Huntington University men’s tennis team was on the wrong end of the 3-5 decision to visiting IU Southeast on Saturday afternoon, April 6 at Klopfenstein Courts as part of the IWU Invitational.

Sebastian Salas had a hand in two of HU wins, winning at fourth singles and teaming with Illia Turaba at second doubles for the victory. Sebastian topped Daulton Fensler, 4-6, 6-1, 10-6, and he and Turaba defeated Brock Winchell and Fensler, 8-3.

Ignacio Poncio at first singles got the remaining HU win, downing Garrett Fensler, 6-2, 6-3.

HU is 11-8 on the full season.

HU netwomen top IUSE

The Huntington University women’s tennis team topped IU Southeast, 5-2, on Saturday, April 6, at Klopfenstein Courts on day two of the IWU Invitational.

The Foresters got three wins in four finished singles matches to seal their 12th win against five losses on the season.

Meg Dolde at first singles defeated Lauren Winchell, 6-1, 7-5; Morgan Fitzpatrick at second topped Alexis Applegate, 6-3, 6-1; and Lisa Colling at third down Anne-Marie Mattox, 6-4, 6-1.

HU trackwomen also win Grizzly Invitational

The Huntington University women’s track team won seven events on the way to capturing the Grizzly Invitational on Saturday, April 6, at Franklin College.

Molly Mitchell won the mile in 5:27.88 and Saige Norris claimed the top spot in the 3,000-meter run in 11:25.10 to help HU pile up 86 points, four more than runner-up Mount St. Joseph among five schools competing.

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