Teen skeet shooter bags a perfect score in recent trapshoot tourney

Showing off his award from the six-day Cardinal Classic shooting competition is 15-year-old Gabe Watkins, of Huntington. Gabe recorded 100 out of 100 targets broken in the handicap event on Sunday, Aug. 23, which was the final day of the competition.
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Gabe Watkins, a 15-year-old skeet and trap shooter from Huntington County, competed at the six-day Cardinal Classic, an Amateur Trapshooting Association event at the Cardinal Shooting Center in Marengo, OH.

Watkins recorded 100/100 targets broken in the handicap event on Sunday, Aug. 23, which was the final day of competition.

The handicap event has shooters shooting from different distances, based on their experience and skill levels. Therefore, Watkins was shooting against shooters of various ages and abilities. There were over 750 competitors in that event.

Varsity girls’, boys’ soccer teams log 3 shutouts in home games

The Huntington North girls’ varsity soccer team earned two shutouts at home last week.

First, against New Haven on Monday, Aug. 24, the Lady Vikings scored 9-0. Goals were made by Addy Wiley, Skylar Olson, Lara Steele and Kaylee Brooks.

The Tuesday, Aug. 25, match against Mississinewa resulted in a 7-0 win.

Addy Wiley made three goals and two assists, Lara Steele made two goals and one assist, Skylar Olson made two goals, and Adalyn Harvey and Grace Gross each made one. Maddie Husband earned both shutouts in goal.

Boys adds two more wins in varsity tennis

The Huntington North boys’ varsity tennis team has tallied two more wins, competing against Adams Central on Monday, Aug. 24, and against Bluffton on Tuesday, Aug. 25.

Carson Kitchen faced Adams Central’s Jared Hildebrand, scoring 6-4 and 6-1 in his sets.

Jacob Daugherty and Matthew Weill, Huntington North’s other varsity singles players, came up short against their Adams Central opponents, Spencer Gerber and Reece Moore.

Leming, Cox closest to the pin at Etna Acres Senior Scramble play

Etna Acres Golf Course has announced the results of the Tuesday, Aug. 25, Senior Scramble League.

Bern Leming and Kevin Cox received closest-to-the-pin honors on holes 12 and 16, respectively.

Chip-ins were made by Bob Bishop, hole 10, Jim Shearer, on hole 14, and Steve Davis and Vern Leming, both on hole 16.

wo teams tied for first place with a 31, with the team of Don Sweet, Lee Richards, Kevin Cox and Rex Cline winning with a bird on hole 16. Second place went to the team of Bob Bishop, Denny Thornton, Clyde Smith and Larry Harshman.

Local insurance companies announce rebranding

Kathleen Rakoczy, Matthew Hogan, Robert Gonser and Lee Pasko, staff of WalkerHughes Insurance, formerly Harrell & Kline Insurance, gathers next to the office’s new signage. The agency, formed in 1998, rebranded to operate as WalkerHughes in August.
Photo by Lauren Winterfeld.

Harrell & Kline Insurance joined WalkerHughes Insurance in March 2019, to continue their commitment to serving the Huntington community.

Effective Aug. 24, Harrell & Kline Insurance officially rebranded to operate as WalkerHughes Insurance.

“Joining forces with a like-minded, independently owned insurance agency has been a wonderful opportunity for the future of Harrell & Kline. We are proud of our long-standing history in Huntington and are happy to have found a partner dedicated to maintaining it.

Wabash Saddle Club to host two-day benefit for Riley Hospital Sept. 5 & 6

The Wabash Saddle Club will have a two-day open benefit show on Saturday, Sept. 5, to benefit the saddle club and on Sunday, Sept. 6, to benefit Riley Children’s Hospital.

The show starts at 10 a.m. and is open to the public.

There are events for riders ages 10 and under to 16 and over. An entry fee is charged for each entry.

Events include calf roping, boot race, dizzy stick, 3-legged race, lead line, best riding tricks, walk-trot, ribbon race, fireman’s brigade, musical chairs, rescue the dummy, relay race, poles, barrels, flags and egg toss.

Pleasant Chapel Church will hold drive-in, pick-up tenderloin supper

Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church will be holding a drive-in, pickup-only tenderloin supper on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets for the meal are available for purchase from Pleasant Chapel attendees for a small fee, or may be picked up on Sept. 2 and 3 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The meal will include a breaded or grilled tenderloin, a choice of sides and homemade pie.

The church is located at 880E-1100N in Roanoke.

Al-Anon meetings return Wednesday nights at Christ the King Episcopal

Al-Anon meetings that were suspended in March due to COVID-19 are starting back up again. Meetings are on Wednesday nights, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 1224 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Those who have been hurt by a loved one’s alcohol, drug or other addictive behavior can learn how to cope and grow by attending the Al-Anon meetings. All are welcome. Last names are not sought at the meetings and nothing shared leaves the meeting room.

For more information call 358-9623.

Farm Wagon food distribution schedule changes

Due to updates in Community Harvest’s COVID-19 food distribution plan, the organization has made some adjustments to Farm Wagon locations.

With school beginning for the year, some distributions that previously took place at school parking lots have now moved to other locations.

For Bluffton, The Farm Wagon will now be held at Life Community Church at 428 S. Oak St. in Bluffton.

For Fort Wayne, The 1010 N. Coliseum Farm Wagon will now be held at 1 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

Backcountry Hunters assist Roush Fish & Wildlife Area in multiple volunteer projects

Through a partnership between the Indiana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers (BHA) and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Fish & Wildlife, multiple volunteer projects have been completed at J.E. Roush Lake Fish & Wildlife Area (FWA) and newly acquired Veale Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA).

BHA has partnered with the Division of Fish & Wildlife since the Indiana BHA chapter was officially formed in May 2019.

Since its formation, the chapter has contributed both money and time to property projects.


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