Golfwomen eighth at Ackerman-Allen Shootout

The Huntington University women’s golf team placed eighth at the Ackerman-Allen Shootout hosted by Taylor University on Monday, April 15.

Betsy Schroeder fired a 12-over-par 156 to finish 10th out of 39 golfers and lead HU to a total of 699.

Alexandria Maris shot a 173, Leah Thompson carded a 176 and Megan Higgins had a 194.

Taylor won the event with a score of 598.

HU golfers wrap up season with 10th at Ackerman-Allen

The Huntington University men’s golf team wrapped up the regular season with a 10th-place finish on Monday, April 15, at the Ackerman-Allen Shootout host by Taylor University.

Cale Carr fired a 76 each round for an 8-over-par 152 to pace HU to its total of 635. Logan DeMaa scored a 156, Andrew Weisheit had a 158 and David Beck shot a 169.

Nick Whitney was the non-scorer with a 175.

Taylor won the tourney with a score of 570, followed by Marian with a 582 and Olivet Nazarene with a 588.

Turner gets first collegiate win as Foresters split

Brent Turner threw six innings of one-hit ball in a 5-0 second game win to help the Huntington University baseball team get a doubleheader split with visiting Marian University on Tuesday, April 16.

The Foresters, 21-11 on the season and 15-6 in the Crossroads League, lost the opener, 8-2.

Turner, a freshman, struck out four and walked six in the first collegiate win of his career.

Austin Pritchard pitched the final inning, giving up two hits, with one strikeout.

Fretz fires shutout as HU sweeps SAU

Jada Crofoot (left), a sophomore on the Huntington University softball team, smacks the ball during the first of two games against visiting Spring Arbor University on Tuesday, April 16. The Foresters won the game, 8-7, and the one that followed, 4-0.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Meghan Fretz returned to the circle and threw a five-hit shutout in the second game of a doubleheader to help the Huntington University softball team sweep visiting Spring Arbor University on Tuesday, April 16.

Kiera Stacy scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh to help HU win the opener, 8-7, then Fretz pitched her gem in the nightcap for a 4-0 HU win.

Fretz, not in action over the weekend, struck out three and walked two to handcuff the Cougars.

Make It Shine Week


Photo by Steve Clark.

Mrs. Huntington County, Lovely Bowers, picks up leaves during a Make It Shine event at Sunken Gardens, in Huntington, on Tuesday, April 16. Huntington Community Volunteer Coordinating put on the event as part of Make It Shine Week, which commenced on April 15 and saw volunteers participate in community-service projects throughout Huntington.

Quint truck to be in service soon for Roanoke VFD

The Roanoke Town Council learned that the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department’s recently acquired quint truck would soon be in service during its meeting on Tuesday, April 16.

The truck, a combination between a fire engine and a ladder truck, was purchased by the town in January from the St. Joseph Township Volunteer Fire Department, in Fort Wayne. Brandon Taylor, chief of the Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department, stated that the department’s personnel would be training on the truck for the next two to three weeks. After that, the truck would be in service, he said.

Senior Men's Scramble League play starts at Etna Acres

The team of Mike Parker, Bill Tackitt, Jim Myers and Bill Fulmer was the winner of Senior Men’s Scramble League play at Etna Acres Golf Course on Tuesday, April 16.

Matching the winning 34, but losing on back-up, was the foursome of Don Alexander, Lee Richards, Lavon Birkey and Dean Sink.

Closest to the pin on hole No. 2 was Don Sweet, and on hole No. 8 it was Steve Davis.

John Ayers had the longest drive on No. 4.

Sandra J. 'Sandy' Milholland

Sandra J. “Sandy” Milholland, 81, of Roanoke, IN, died April 14, 2019, in Fort Wayne after battling metastatic breast cancer for more than 1-1/2 years.

Mrs. Milholland was a volunteer at Lutheran Hospital for the last 10 years.

She was born April 17, 1937, in Eaton to Charles and Marcella Cole Ketterman.

She is survived by a daughter, Terisa (Brian) Dailey; two sons, Steven (Michelle) Milholland, and Jason (Tammie Brann) Milholland; two sisters, Pamela Ray and Carol Smith; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Charles E. Hart

Charles E. Hart, 74, of Bluffton, IN, and having family in Markle, IN, died Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Signature Healthcare, in Bluffton.

Mr. Hart refereed basketball and was a baseball, softball umpire.  In his early years he worked at Gripco in South Whitley. After leaving Gripco, he was in real estate for a period of time and his most recent employment was with Nationwise Autoparts.  He had spent the last 10 years in skilled nursing care.

He was born Dec. 11, 1944, in Warsaw to Robert  and Cynthia Coy Hart.

Kay L. McKinney

Kay Lynn McKinney, 65, of North Manchester, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 8:39 p.m. at her home.

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