Christmas at Trinity, part of Evensong Concert Series, set for this Sunday

Christmas at Trinity, part of the Evensong Concert Series, will be held Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

The program will be presented by the Trinity Chancel Choir and Handbell Ensemble, featuring Joseph M. Martin’s “The Song Heard ’Round the World.”

Admission is free and the public is invited.

The church is located at 530 Guilford St., Huntington. Accessible parking and entrance is on the west side at Door 7.

Trio of double winners keeps HNHS swimgirls close in loss

A trio of double winners had the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team within striking distance but host Bellmont prevailed, 89-81 on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

Senior Macy Lange and juniors Allie Aschliman and Laney Shaw each earned top podium finishes for the Lady Vikes and all three were part of two winning relays as well.

HNHS swimboys hang tough but lose to Bellmont

Although four swimmers doesn’t stretch very far, the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team picked up five individual victories in an 89-50 loss to host Bellmont on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

All four of the HNHS swimmers picked up wins, with senior Keegan Mautz collecting two.

Mautz won the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:10.35, and came back later to claim the 100-yard freestyle, in :58.27.

Eldo I. Wilkerson II

Eldo I. Wilkerson II, 61, of Huntington, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Wilkerson graduated from high school in Delaware. He served in the United States Air Force for six years. He worked at Majestic in Huntington for many years and worked at Auto Zone in Huntington for 17 years.

He was born Aug. 14, 1957, in Hicksville, OH, to Richard and Pauline Walters Wilkerson. He married Debbie Bunting Raber on Sept. 25, 1993, and she survives.

HU's Culler earns spot in Hoosier hoops hall

Huntington University Head Women's Basketball Coach Lori Culler (left), shown instructing HU guard Maddie Richer earlier this season, was named the winner of the 2019 Indiana Fever Silver Medal Award on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The award includes induction into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Veteran Huntington University head women’s basketball coach Lori Culler was named the winner of the Indiana Fever Silver Medal Award by the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors on Tuesday, Dec. 11.

The award includes induction into the hall for contributions other than as an Indiana high school basketball player or Indiana high school basketball coach.

Robertson sets new HU mark in 600

C.J. Robertson set a new school record in the 600-meter run to highlight the participation of a small group of Huntington University men’s track team members on Friday, Dec. 7, at the Grand Valley State University Holiday Open.

Robertson, a senior, took third in a record 1:22.64 and teammate Josiah Sovine was right behind in fourth with a clocking of 1:22.82, the new second place standard in the HU record books.

The HU men finished ninth at the meet, which included a handful of NCAA Division I teams.

Dirr continues winning ways for HU

Aspen Dirr won the 1,000-meter run to lead the Huntington University women’s track team efforts at the Grand Valley State University Holiday Open on Friday, Dec. 7.

Dirr won her race in 3:00.80, the second fastest time in HU history, which hit the NAIA B standard for national qualification.

HU’s small contingent of runners placed 10 overall in the meet.

Molly Mitchell ran to a third place finish in the 600-meter run in 1:38.59, the third fastest clocking in school history.

Carrie L. Brown

Carrie L. Brown 94, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday Dec 9, 2018, at 7:05 a.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.

Mrs. Brown  retired from Walgreens in Huntington and has lived at Millers Merry Manor for the past three years.

She was born June 12, 1924, in Huntington County to Howard and Ida Holly Sweet. She was married to Eldon Brown in 1941, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by a sister, Alberta M. Caley, of Huntington.

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

Liberty Funeral Services, was in charge of arrangements.

Palma R. Walter

Palma R. Walter, 96, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at 8:05 p.m. at Markle Health & Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Walter was a 1940 graduate of Clear Creek High School. She was a member of College Park United Brethren Church and was a homemaker.

She was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Whitley County to Floyd and Nona Eberhard Hunter. She married Delbert Walter on May 30, 1941, in Goblesville, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2007.

Viking swimmers eighth at Norwell Invite

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity swim team placed eighth at the Norwell Invitational on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The Vikings’ performance at the meet was highlighted by Nathan York’s fifth-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke. York, a junior, touched the wall in 1:06.53. He was two places ahead of teammate Colt Schulte, who claimed seventh place in 1:07.21.

York also posted a top-10 finish in the 100-yard butterfly, taking 10th in 1:10.42.

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