Meet the Candidates Breakfast

Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Rena Claus, a candidate for Huntington County clerk on the Republican ticket in the May primary, gives some background about herself to those in attendance at the Republicans' Meet the Candidates Breakfast at VFW Post 2689 on Saturday morning, March 3.

Vikings' offense goes dry in sectional championship game loss to Homestead

Viking forward Mitch Geller heads to the rack in the Huntington North Boys' Basketball Sectional championship game against Homestead on Saturday night, March 3. The Vikings' season ended with a 40-39 loss.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North offense went dry in the final quarter and let Homestead sneak out a 40-39 win in the championship game of the Huntington North Boys’ Basketball Sectional on Saturday, March 3.

Finishing at 19-7 on the season, the Vikings went into the final frame holding a 33-31 lead, but scored just six points in the frame -- only three until Joe Stoffel gunned in a trey at the buzzer to make the score closer.

The Spartans, 18-7, advance on to the regional at Logansport on Saturday, March 10.

Korporal wins regional in floor ex; headed to state gym finals

Huntington North gymnast Danielle Korporal performs her floor exercise routine at the Huntington North Gymnastics Regional on  Saturday, March 3. Korporal won the event and is headed to the state meet on Saturday, March 10.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Danielle Korporal, a senior on the Huntington North High School gymnastics team, won the floor exercise at the Huntington North Regional on Saturday, March 3, to advance to the state finals.

Korporal, the Lady Vikings’ lone representative at regionals, captured first place on floor with a score of 9.350, which equaled her sectional tally.

Pulver bomb puts Vikings into hoop sectional championship game

Huntington North guard Joe Stoffel charges into the lane against a pair of Fort Wayne Wayne defenders on Friday night, March 2, in the HNHS Sectional semifinal. The Vikes won on a buzzer-beater to advance to the championship game Saturday night, March 3, against Homestead.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Hank Pulver drilled a three-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team to a 56-55 win over Fort Wayne Wayne on Friday night, March 2, and put the Vikings into the championship game of the Huntington North Sectional tonight, Saturday, March 3, against Homestead.

Homestead, 17-7, advanced to the championship game by slipping past Fort Wayne South Side, 65-63, in the other semifinal game.

Billy D. Green

Billy D. Green, 47, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 1:45 p.m. at his residence.

Mr. Green worked in construction for more than 30 years starting out as a framer and finishing as a brick mason. He also restored pinball machines.

He was born on Sept. 12, 1970, in Fort Wayne to Billy and Gail Sledz Green. His mother survives in Huntington.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Nicole Smith, of Huntington; a brother, Ronald Green, of Huntington; two sisters, Anita (Jeff) Terhune, of Craigville, and Brenda (Pat) Flynn, of Andrews.

Willard J. Loudenback

Willard J. Loudenback, 81, of Huntington, IN, died Feb. 12, 2018, at Miller’s Merry Manor, in Huntington.

Mr. Loudenback worked at Memcor about 10 years. He also helped do home construction. He served in the Indiana National Guard.

He was born Jan. 4, 1937, to Raymond and Opal Loudenback. He married Norma Coldren.

Catherine Connett

Catherine Connett, 66, of Zanesville, IN, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018.

Mrs. Connett worked in the billing department at a number of doctors’ offices and also as a noontime monitor at Lafayette Central school. She was a member of Zanesville Church of God and the Zanesville Lions Club.

She was born Jan. 19, 1952, to Thomas B. and Mary Wiles Pope.

Surviving are a daughter, Mary McKeeman; a brother, Thomas W. Pope; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth White.

Local church group literally using ‘noodle’ to raise funds for projects

Members of the New Hope Church Oodles of Noodles crew (from left) David Walker, Janice Alvey and Gene Wilson, go for a record noodle as they run a long sheet of dough through the noodle-cutting machine. The group has made more than $10,000 in the past six years, making and selling the noodles one 14-ounce bag at a time.
Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

Originally published Feb. 26, 2018.

It helps to have a sense of humor when you’re doing something as mundane as making noodles.

It’s what has melded a group of noodle-makers from New Hope United Brethren Church into a tight-knit and rather efficient group, and has helped fund some big projects in their church and the community.

And, they’ll tell you, that’s some big noodle-doin’s.

State treasurer to head 911 celebration March 1

Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell, chair of the Statewide 911 Board, will give an address on the 50th anniversary of the 911 Emergency Services in Indiana Thursday, March 1, at 10:15 a.m. at the Huntington County Public Safety Dispatch Center, 332 E. State St., Huntington.

The family of former Congressman J. Edward Roush will be present, as well as Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters, Huntington County Sheriff Terry Stoffel, Bill Soards, president of AT&T Indiana and Melissa Taylor, dispatch director for the Huntington County Public Safety Dispatch.

Lions, Pathfinder again helping out on Operation KidSight March 5-6

The Lions Club of Huntington County in cooperation with the Indiana Lions Eye and Tissue Transplant Bank is once again partnering with Pathfinder Kids Kampus for Operation KidSight.

On March 5 and 6, starting at 10:30 a.m. until approximately noon, mem- bers of the Lions Club will be providing free vision screenings at Pathfinder Kids Kampus, 435 Campus St. in Huntington for children ages 12 months up to 6 years.


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