State Walk

Photo by Steve Clark.

Members of the Huntington North High School wrestling team bound for the State Finals receive applause from their classmates as they depart school for the competition in Indianapolis on Friday, Feb. 15. All Huntington North students lined the hallways of the school and cheered on the wrestlers as they left. Wrestlers are (foreground from left) Preston Teusch and Charlie Agnew and (background from left) Cody McCune and Christian Graft.

Parkview Huntington Hospital a top rural, community hospital

Parkview Huntington Hospital leaders have announced that the hospital has been named one of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based on the results of the Hospital Strength Index from iVantage Health Analytics.

Emergency Management Agency to host storm spotter training March 7

The Huntington County Emergency Management Agency will host the National Weather Service for storm spotter/severe we-ather awareness training on March 7 at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library at 6 p.m.

Local American Legion posts seek participants for Hoosier Girls State

The auxiliary units of American Legion posts 7 and 85, of Huntington, and Post 160, of Roanoke, are looking for girls in high school or home school who have completed their junior year, and will be returning to school the following year, who would like to participate in Hoosier Girls State.

Little River Wetlands Project hires pair of new staff members recently

The Little River Wetlands Project has announced the hiring of two new staff members, Aly Munger as wetland educator and Maraiah Russell as preserves and programs steward.

Munger is a graduate of the University of Saint Francis with a Bachelor of Arts in pre-art therapy. Inspired by the biology field studies classes she took at USF, she decided to further her education and earn a Master of Arts in environmental education from Goshen College.

Three PHH nurses earn Jill Dreyer scholarships

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Three nurses at Parkview Huntington Hospital – all pursuing graduate degree work – have been awarded Jill Dreyer scholarships for the spring 2019 semester.  

Megan Krom, Angela Martinsky and Angela Troyer each received $1,000 toward their education costs for the current academic semester.

Krom, a resident of Urbana, has been a nurse leader with the Inpatient Department since 2014. This is her second Jill Dreyer Scholarship award. She is enrolled in the Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner program at the University of Saint Francis.

Low-income, Seniors can get free tax filing assistance

Low-income and Senior customers who need help filing their taxes can find free assistance through several programs offered by the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) and other trusted organizations.

DOR offers the Indiana free file (INfreefile) program, a no-cost electronic tax filing program for qualifying customers. INfreefile allows individuals with an adjusted gross income of $66,000 or less in 2018 to file their state and federal taxes free. More information on INfreefile can be found at

Jeanette I. Nine

Jeanette I. Nine, 82, of Huntington, IN, and formerly of Roanoke, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at 10:17 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Nine had a cleaning business and worked for First National Bank and Winans’ Insurance. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Roanoke, where she was a member of the Rosary Society, taught CCD, sang in the choir and helped with the Senior luncheons and Roanoke Fall Festival.

Betty V. Funderburg

Betty V. Funderburg, 77, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at 6:17 a.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Funderburg graduated from Huntington Township High School in 1959. She worked at United Technologies in Andrews for 26 years, retiring in 2003. She attended Huntington First Church of the Nazarene.
She was born Nov. 16, 1941, in Huntington to Homer and Dorothy Wampner Rudy. She married Max E. Funderburg on Oct. 26, 1959, in Upland, and he preceded her in death on March 21, 1987.

Forester women fall in OT in CL Tourney

The fifth-seeded Huntington University women’s basketball team narrowly lost to fourth-seeded University of Saint Francis, 84-80, in overtime in the quarterfinals of the Crossroads League Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at USF.

After trailing the Cougars by double digits at halftime, 41-29, the Foresters proceeded to fight their way back into the game. Coach Lori Culler’s squad narrowed the deficit to 55-47 at the end of the third quarter, then went on to score 27 points in the fourth while holding USF to 19 to deadlock the game at 74-74.


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