Fund-raising drive on for Hotel LaF documentary

A fund-raising drive is under way to provide local support for the long-awaited documentary film on the Hotel LaFontaine and other points of interest in Huntington. The footage is now being edited and is expected to be shown on WFWA Channel 39.

2 locals on USI fall DL

Tosha Davis and Alexa Shoemaker, both of Huntington, were named to the University of Southern Indiana dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester.

Undergraduate students must achieve a 3.5 or better grade point average on a 4.0 system to be named to the dean’s list. Students earning no incomplete or missing grades for the term and earning letter grades of computable point value in 12 or more semester hours are named to the list.

Davis is a 2016 graduate of Huntington North High School while Shoemaker is a 2014 graduate of the school.

Aschliman a conference champ as Lady Vike swimmers 4th at NE8

Sophomore Allie Aschliman was the lone conference champion for the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity swim team as it placed fourth at the NE8 conference meet on Saturday, Jan. 13, at Norwell Middle School.

Ashliman took home gold in the 100-yard butterfly, touching the wall in 1:04.84 to beat runner-up Naomi Guthrie of East Noble by more than a half-second.

Aschliman later on took fourth in the 200-yard freestyle, in 2:12.91, on her way to being selected first team all-conference.

Mautz leads HNHS swimboyos to fifth at conference

Keegan Mautz had a pair of sixth place finishes to lead the Huntington North High School boys’ swim team to a fifth place finish at the NE8 Conference meet Saturday, Jan. 13, at Norwell Middle School.

Mautz, a sophomore, placed sixth in the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:25.22, and came back to match that finish in the 100-yard freestyle, in :57.78.

Nathan York also had a sixth place finish for the Vikings, touching the wall in 1:10.38 for his placing in the 100-yard butterfly.

Johnson girls too much for CC as Lady Vikes win

Rileigh Johnson (left) and Larissa Johnson.
Photos by Steve Clark.

The Johnson girls -- Rileigh and Larissa -- were too much for visiting Columbia City as they led the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 53-44 win on Saturday, Jan. 13.

The pair of seniors combined for 28 points and 17 rebounds as the Lady Vikings improved to 11-7 on the season, 4-1 in the NE8. Rileigh Johnson had a game-high 15 points and six rebounds, and Larissa Johnson had 13 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

Upon further reflection ...


Photo by Steve Clark.

Ren Grove looks reflective as he makes a move against Alexandria Koch during the Huntington City-Township Public Library Chess Club Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Huntington branch. Grover finished runner-up in the event.

Winter project


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Two-year-old Paxten Daggett (right) and her aunt, Ashly Kochenspjarger, work on some crafts during the Andrews-Dallas Township Public Library's Winter Wonderland on Saturday, Jan. 13.

Krewald, Foresters just short against Marian

Huntington University forward Brooke Saylor goes up for a shot over Marian's Karen Jones near the hoop in play Saturday afternoon, Jan. 13, at Platt Arena. The Foresters lost by a point, 61-60.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Hailey Krewald almost pulled off a miraculous finish singlehandedly, but visiting Marian was able to hang on for a 61-60 win over the Huntington University women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 13.

Krewald, a senior guard, scored seven points in the final minute of play, but Marian, 18-2, was still able to leave Platt Arena with the “W” as HU fell to 11-8 on the season, 4-4 in Crossroads League play.

Krewald finished with a season-best 22 points, hitting 8 of 12 field goal tries and all four from the charity stripe.

Struggling HU men lose to Marian

The absence of leading scorer Tyler Arens certainly didn’t help the struggling Huntington University men’s basketball team as it fell to visiting Marian, 69-56, on Saturday, Jan. 13.

The eighth consecutive loss for Coach Ty Platt’s squad brings its mark for the season to 6-14 overall, 2-6 in Crossroads League play.

HU was led by center Trevor Lockwood with a game-high 20 points, and guard Konner Platt added 12.

On its way


Photo by Steve Clark.

Huntington North High School boys' freshman basketball team player Lawson Shearer lets a jumper go over his Logansport defender in action from the Huntington North Freshman Boys Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 13, at North Arena.

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