Richert is new publisher at Our Sunday Visitor

Scott P. Richert, formerly senior content network manager at Our Sunday Visitor, has been appointed publisher.

As publisher, Richert will oversee the editorial direction for Our Sunday Visitor, including current and future periodicals, trade books and parish products. He will also spearhead initiatives for future growth across the industry, where Our Sunday Visitor continues to be a pivotal source of leadership, by expanding Our Sunday Visitor’s collaborations and strategic partnerships in multiple Catholic media channels.

Invite public to cut downed trees at Mississinewa Lake

The public is invited to cut certain downed trees at Mississinewa Lake’s Miami State Recreation Area for firewood.

Trees eligible for firewood have died as a result of the 2015 flood, been dropped by property staff or were blown down during storms.

Trees will be available to the general public to cut up and haul away as firewood during the month of April.

The program will require each participant to fill out and sign permits and waivers before cutting. A fee is charged per load.

Brothers open new hauling business in Majenica

Wayne Asher, of Two Brothers Hauling, in Majenica, stands alongside the business’ 30-foot enclosed trailer and one of its two dump trailers. Asher owns the business with his brother, Ed Asher. The brothers say the business will haul away or transport a wide variety of items.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Ed Asher and Wayne Asher have started a hauling business, Two Brothers Hauling.

The business is based in Majenica.

The brothers have a pair of dump trailers and a 30-foot enclosed trailer.

The Ashers say the closure of the Huntington City Landfill on March 29 inspired them to start the business.

“We’re going to pick up where they left off,” says Ed Asher.

The brothers will haul away garbage, plus debris, such as from home-improvement projects.

OSV announces staff promotions for three

Our Sunday Visitor, located in Huntington, has announced new roles for three staff members in its organization.

Gretchen R. Crowe, former editor-in-chief of OSV Newsweekly, has been promoted to editorial director of periodicals.

Lincoln Elementary students earn spots on 3Q honor roll list

Lincoln Elementary School has announced the following students who have achieved Honor Roll status for the third quarter of the 2018-19 school year.

All A’s
Second Grade
Adison Allen, Raven Allred, CaeLynn Baker, Kyla Bower, Cheyanne Carpenter, Keegan Cohen, Brady Fields, Amilya Gibson, Jaiden Green, Ezra Haupert, Kaydence Land, Taelyn Miller, Tristan Mitchell, Blake Smith and Isabella Witt.

Third Grade
Corban Dalrymple, Zane Feichter, Kayde Moore, Christopher Richards and Kira Stansell.

Roanoke's Fourth of July fireworks funds to be kept separate from town funds

The committee that raises funds for the Fourth of July fireworks display in Roanoke will stockpile those funds differently than it has in years past, the Roanoke Town Council learned at its meeting on Tuesday, April 2.

Councilman Ryan Carroll reported that the committee expressed a desire to amass the funds it raises on its own, rather than go through the town.

Since the committee’s formation in 2015, it has brought the donations it receives to the town, which then deposits them into a dedicated bank account.

Lady Vikes open softball season with loss

The Huntington North High School varsity softball team opened its season with an 8-4 loss to host Angola on Tuesday, April 2.

The teams were deadlocked, 1-1, through four innings, but the Lady Hornets went off in the fifth, tallying six runs to blow the game open. After the teams traded solo tallies in the sixth frame, the Lady Vikings scored two runs in the seventh, but couldn’t muster any more.

No. 5 Marian makes HU softball squad latest victim

The Huntington University softball team became No. 5 Marian University’s latest victim, losing to the host Knights by scores of 13-1 and 11-2 on Tuesday, April 2.

With the sweep, which saw both games end after five innings due to the run rule, Marian ran its record to 24-0, 14-0 in Crossroads League play. Huntington falls to 8-14, 4-8 in league action.

In the opening game, the Knights took a 2-1 lead in the first inning, then shut the Foresters out the rest of the way while sending 11 runners across home plate.

Willis L. Brown

Willis Lee Brown, 84, of Decatur, IN, and having ties to Huntington County, IN, died Monday, April 1, 2019, at 5:42 a.m. at Woodcrest of Decatur in Decatur.

Mr. Brown retired in 1996 from Franklin Electric in Bluffton.  He was a member of the Wetlands Group in Geneva.  He was also a member of the Apple Grove United Brethren Church in Geneva before its closing.

He was born Aug. 13, 1934, in Huntington County to Eldon and Irene Gilmer Brown. He married Ruth Meyer on May 19, 1957, in Geneva, and she preceded him in death.

Lichty, Hansen bats help HU earn split with Grace

Daniel Lichty and Jake Hansen had five hits and nine runs batted in between them to lead the Huntington University baseball team to a 12-2 romp in the first game of a doubleheader split with host Grace College on Monday, April 1.

Grace rallied back from a 9-7 disadvantage to win the nightcap, 10-9.

Lichty had a two-run single and Hansen had a two-run double in the four-run third inning for HU in the opener. Lichty added a second two-run single in the fourth inning and Hansen repeated his two-run double a batter later in a five-run fourth inning.

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