Michael R. 'Mike' Federspiel

Michael R. “Mike” Federspiel, 51, of Roanoke, IN, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at his home.  

Mr. Federspiel graduated from Huntington North High School in 1986. He was owner-operator of Mike’s Body and Paint. After leaving that profession, he started a machine shop, Assured Products.
 
He was born April 11, 1968, in Fort Wayne to Stephen and Susan Shelby Federspiel. His parents survive in Roanoke.

James F. 'Fritz' Reichard

James F. “Fritz” Reichard, 60, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at 1:20 p.m. at Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Reichard graduated from Huntington North High School in 1978 and worked for 32 years as an automotive technician at Woody’s Huntington Motors. He was a past member of American Legion Post 7 in Huntington.

He was born May 15, 1959, in Vilseck, Germany, to Oatis L. and Ingeborg R. Petermann Reichard. His mother survives in Markle.

Ray L. Cale

Ray L. Cale, 84, of Nottingham Township, Wells County, IN, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at 7:03 a.m. at Heritage Pointe of Warren, in Warren, IN.

Etna Acres announces Senior Men's Scramble League results

Etna Acres Golf Course, in rural Andrews, has announced the results of its Senior Men’s Scramble League, held Tuesday, Sept. 24.

The winning team was comprised of Steve Davis, Terry Fausz and Clyde Smith, who carded a 31. The second-place squad consisted of Bob Bishop, Bill Tachitt, Rex Cline and Gary Herring.

Closest-to-the-pin honors went to Paul Schroeter and Larry Sprowl on the 12th and 16th holes, respectively.

The longest drives were logged by Bob Hoch, on the 10th hole, and Kevin Yenna, on the 14th hole.

James W. 'Jim' Harris

James W. “Jim” Harris, 84, of Montpelier, IN, and having family in Warren, IN, died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, at 8:58 p.m. at Bluffton Regional Medical Center, in Bluffton.

Jan. D. Bartrom

Jan Duane Bartrom, 78, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, at 1:11 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.                                          

Mr. Bartrom graduated from Huntington Catholic High School in 1960. He served in the United States Army. He worked for the Erie Railroad, was a machinist at Dana Corporation and retired in 2006. He was a member of Union Church, American Legion Riders, Patriot Guard Riders, American Legion Post 7 and American Legion Post 85 and was former chaplain and ride captain for the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders.

First double whitewash leads HN netboys over CC

A whitewash by the first doubles team of Noah Zahn and Thomas Schweller highlighted a 4-1 win over visiting Columbia City for the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity tennis team on Thursday, Sept. 26.

The junior duo breezed past Evan Cearbaugh and Sid Singh, 6-0, 6-0, as the Vikings improved to 9-10 on the season.

The Vikings’ second doubles team of Matthew Weill and Reid Eckert was just a notch behind the first duo, beating Tobey Krider and Josh Miner, 6-1, 6-1.

HU netmen outlast Taylor

The Huntington University men’s tennis team won a trio of three-setters to push past host Taylor University, 5-2, in the Crossroads League regular season finale on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Rodrigo Manzo at second singles, Diego Tapia at fourth singles and Sebastian Salas at fifth all outlasted their foes to key the Foresters to their fifth win of the season against six losses. Manzo defeated Chase Bremner, 7-6, 5-7, 6-2; Tapia knocked off Salvador Lo Cascio, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1; and Salas beat Andre Danelli, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2.

HU netwomen wrap up CL play with win

The Huntington University women’s tennis team wrapped up the Crossroads League regular season in convincing fashion with a 5-2 win over host Taylor University on Thursday, Sept. 26.

The Foresters, 8-4 overall and 6-3 in the CL, got four wins in singles and swept doubles play.

At first singles, Meg Dolde defeated Katelyn Gray, 6-4, 6-2, and Charlotte Solli at second won 6-3, 6-2 over Julianna Hotmire. Third singles player Lanae Singleton beat Lauryn Riegsecker, 6-2, 7-6, and Morgan Fitzpatrick at fourth singles topped Kiersten Martin, 6-2, 6-3.

Homestead cruises past HNHS soccergirls

Host Homestead scored five first half goals on the way to a 6-0 win over the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity soccer team on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Despite giving up the six goals on the afternoon, Lady Viking goalkeeper Kodi Douglas made 12 saves for the game.

The Lady Vikings fall to 5-6-1 on the season.

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