HU men outlast Taylor

The Huntington University men’s basketball team outlasted host Taylor University, winning 88-85, on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Roanoke council approves fire protection contracts with two townships

The Roanoke Town Council approved fire protection contracts with Jackson and Union townships at its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

The board signed off on a pact with Jackson Township for $21,550 and one with Union Township for $4,042.
In other business:

• If residents need a garbage cart, or need to replace a garbage cart that is worn out, they are advised to contact the clerk-treasurer’s office at 672-8116, which can make the proper arrangements with Republic Services, the town’s garbage collector.

Community excellence award


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Former Mayor Brooks Fetters (middle) was honored with the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Community Excellence Award during the chamber's annual dinner Monday night, Jan. 20. Presenting the honor are (from left) 2020 Board Chairman Sonya Foraker and 2019 Chairman Randy Warner.

Chamber ambassador of the year


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington County Community Foundation Executive Director Matt Ditlzer (middle) was honored with the ambassador of the year award at the  Huntington County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner on Monday night, Jan. 20. Joining Ditzler are (from left) 2020 chamber board Chairman Sonya Foraker and 2019 Chairman Randy Warner.

Columbia City snaps Lady Vikes' win string

Columbia City snapped the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team’s eight-game winning streak, handing the Lady Vikings a 41-34 defeat on Saturday, Jan. 18, at North Arena.

While Huntington North led after the first quarter, 11-10, it fell behind by halftime, 17-13. Columbia City proceeded to widen its advantage in the third quarter, going up 28-19. While Coach Matt Hinds’ squad managed to trim the deficit to 35-30 with just under a minute to play in the fourth, the visitors made free throws down the stretch to seal the win.

Frosh hoopsters to 10-1

The Huntington North High School boys’ freshmen basketball team went 1-1 during the week of Jan. 13, falling to Concordia Lutheran before beating Columbia City.

The Vikings lost 34-17 to host Concordia Lutheran on Jan. 14.

Coach Sam Ryan’s squad then traveled to Columbia City on Jan. 16 and won 39-16.

The Vikes were led by Wes Huff, who scored 11 points. Landon Moreland chipped in seven points and dispensed four assists. Tiler Carr added six points and pulled down eight rebounds.

Tonya A. Dentzer

Tonya A. Dentzer, 50, of Andrews, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at 4:18 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Dentzer graduated from Huntington North High School in 1987 and earned an associate degree from Ivy Tech. She worked at Our Sunday Visitor in Huntington.

She was born Aug. 2, 1969, in Huntington to Roger G. and Marylou Buroker Searles.

Lucille Dull

Lucille Dull, 95, of Fort Wayne, IN, and with ties to Huntington County, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020.

Mrs. Dull graduated from Manchester College.  She worked as a school teacher at Northwest Elementary in the Huntington County School District for many years. She was a member of Colony Heights Church of Christ.  She served as a past president of the Psi Iota Xi Sorority.  She volunteered at Love INC in Huntington County, The Literacy Alliance of Fort Wayne and at the Fort Wayne VA Hospital for more than 11 years.

David L. Conley

David L. Conley, 66, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Conley attended Huntington North High School and served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War. He worked at Sealtest in Huntington for 15 years and was an over-the-road truck driver for Jet Trucking.

He was born July 20, 1953, in Huntington to Melvin E.  “Ed” Conley and Mildred L. (Springer) Doyle. He married Deborah L. Thompson on June 30, 1979, in Huntington, and she survives.

Larry M. Keiffer

Larry Mason Keiffer, 78, of LaFontaine, IN, and having ties to Huntington County, IN, died Jan. 19, 2020 in Fort Wayne.

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