Local Dems call meet

The Huntington County Democratic Party will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Huntington Branch of the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

The topic for the evening will be possible candidates for the 2019 municipal elections. The public is welcome to come and voice their opinions and ideas.

Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food product for donation to the food bank at Love INC.

Trinity Church sponsors free lunch at New Life

Trinity Church is sponsoring a free lunch on Saturday, Feb. 2, and March 2 at New Life Ministries, in Huntington, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Both lunches are open to everyone in the community.

New Life Ministries is located at 323 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.

Big comeback carries HU women to win

The Huntington University women’s basketball team wiped out a nine-point third-quarter lead by host Spring Arbor University with a furious surge in the final frame on the way to a 73-63 win on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Foresters, 14-9 overall and 7-5 in the Crossroads League, were on the wrong end of a 53-44 score after three quarters of play, but Brooke Saylor and Casey Morton each scored eight points in the final frame to lead HU to a 29-10 fourth quarter advantage and the win.

Morton hit a three to cap off a 17-4 run that pushed HU to a lead of 61-57.

HU men get down early, fall to No. 5 SAU

The Huntington University men’s basketball team never recovered from a 15-point deficit in the first half and wound up a 69-58 loser to host No. 5 Spring Arbor University on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Cougars showed the Foresters why their defense has been highly-ranked this season by holding HU to just 21 first-half points and the 15-point deficit. HU managed to put up 37 points in the second half, but it was a case of too little, too late for the 14-10 Foresters.

Konner Platt scored 13 points and Tyler Arens had 11 to lead HU.

Lady Vikes finish regular season with win over DeKalb

The Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team dispatched host DeKalb, 40-27, in its regular season finale on Friday, Jan. 25.

Maddy Robrock scored 17 points to lead the Lady Vikings to their seventh win in 21 outings this season. The Lady Vikes finished the Northeast 8 Conference season with a 4-3 record.

Reece Colclesser had seven points, and she and Robrock each pulled down six rebounds as HNHS built a 34-23 boards advantage.

Hot shooting, 'D' leads Vikings past Barons

Huntington North forward Hank Pulver maneuvers down low against the DeKalb defense in action at North Arena Saturday night, Jan. 26. The Vikings won 63,-50.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Hot shooting and solid defense enabled the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team to defeat visiting DeKalb, 63-50, on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The Vikings banged in 26 of 44 shots from the field for 59.1 percent on the night to win for the 13th time in 16 outings this season and improve their record in the Northeast 8 Conference to 4-1.

Trey Williams scored 13 points, Sawyer Stoltz and Zach Daugherty each tallied 12, Hank Pulver notched 10 and Deven Newcomb scored eight for HNHS.

Vikings send nine to wrestling regional

Huntington North 106-pound wrestler Brady Lewis controls Zander Hord of Churubusco in their semifinal match at the Carroll Wrestling Sectional on Saturdya, Jan. 26, in Fort Wayne. Lewis went on to win the weight class.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Including three champions, the Huntington North High School wrestling team advanced nine to regional in a second place team finish at the Carroll Wrestling Sectional on Saturday, Jan. 26, in Fort Wayne.

Brady Lewis at 106 pounds, Preston Teusch at 113 and Charlie Agnew at 195 earned the titles for the Vikings, who finished with 188.5 points, 49.5 behind the mark posted by team champion Carroll in the 10-team meet.

The Vikings also had four runners-up and two third place finishers, with the top four from each weight class moving to next week’s regional, also at Carroll.

Keith A. Spahr

Keith A. Spahr, 79, of Warren, IN died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at 7:55 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Mr. Spahr was a 1957 graduate of Warren High School.  He graduated from Ball State University with a teaching degree in 1961, and received his master’s in 1964. He taught for 39 years, with the majority of his career as a math teacher at Riverview Middle School and Crestview Middle School before retiring in 2000. He also taught drivers education for 37 years.

Katherine C. Zimmerman

Katherine C. Zimmerman, 77, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at 2:25 p.m.  at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.

Mrs. Zimmerman was a homemaker, and attended Huntington Church of Christ.

She was born July 21, 1941, in Lebanon, MO,  to Elva and Cleda (Nunn) Williams. She married Samuel C. Zimmerman on March 15, 1959, in her hometown; and he preceded her in death on April 3, 2006.

Terry J. Augspurger

Terry J. Augspurger, 62, of Fort Wayne, IN, and formerly of Roanoke, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at his home.

Mr. Augspurger graduated from Huntington North High School in 1975 and served in the United States Army. He was a painter at Fort Wayne Powder Coatings.

He was born Feb. 25, 1956, in Bloomington to Richard J. and Donnabell Jacobs Augspurger. He married Sonya Rodriguez, and she survives.

Also surviving is a sister, Patti Sands, of Roanoke.

There will be no visitation or services.


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