HU men win in OT in Hoops for Hope Tourney second game

The Huntington University men’s basketball team topped Grace Bible College in overtime, 79-71, on the second day of the Terry Polston Hoops for Hope Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Grace College.

The opening half saw the Foresters craft a 39-30 halftime lead, which the Tigers whittled away in the second stanza, tying the game up at 65 by the end of regulation. In the bonus period, however, Huntington held Grace Bible to just six points while tossing in 14 of its own to take the game.

Clarke comes back on HU in second half to win in tourney tilt

A second-half comeback by Clarke University resulted in an 87-79 loss for the Huntington University men’s basketball team on the first day of the Terry Polston Hoops for Hope Tournament on Friday, Nov. 17, at Grace College.

The Foresters enjoyed a 40-35 lead at halftime, but the Pride took control of the game in the second stanza, outscoring Coach Ty Platt’s squad by a double-digit margin, 52-39, to claim the win.

Huge HU second quarter does in Wright State in tourney

The Huntington University women’s basketball team blew visiting Wright State University Lake off the court in the second quarter and wound up with a 78-40 win at the Huntington University Tournament on Friday night, Nov. 17.

Improving to 5-1 on the season, the Foresters turned a 10-9 first quarter deficit into a 34-15 halftime lead by outscoring Wright State 25-5 in the second frame. The Foresters then dumped another 25-point barrage on the visitors in the third quarter to lead 59-26 heading into the final frame.

Lady Vikes get out to big lead, cruise past Whitko

The Huntington North high School girls’ varsity basketball team jumped off to an 18-4 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in a 44-27 win over host Whitko on Friday, Nov. 17.

The Lady Vikings, 2-2, slowed down on offense after the big first quarter, but their defense stayed stingy as Whitko scored only four more points in the second quarter, had seven in the third and finally got to double figures with 12 in the fourth. The Lady Vikings led 27-8 at halftime and 34-15 after three quarters of play.

HU women bowlers 3rd out of 25 at Raider Classic

The Huntington University women’s bowling team claimed third place out of 25 teams at the Roto Grip Raider Classic, held Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12, at Beaver Vu Bowl, in Beavercreek, OH.

Lily Rutherford had a big weekend for the Foresters, averaging a school record of 225.2 for five games to win the singles portion of the competition. The freshman scored a five-game total of 1,126, with games of 212, 254, 196, 227 and 237 to out average second place by 15 pins per game.

HU men bowlers sixth at Raider Classic

The Huntington University men’s bowling team captured sixth place out of 27 teams at the Roto Grip Raider Classic, held Saturday, Nov. 11, and Sunday, Nov. 12, at Beaver Vu Bowl, in Beavercreek, OH.

The Foresters were led by Justin Coleman, who averaged 215 over the course of five team games on Saturday. Huntington ended the day with a total of 4,881 pins, which left them in 10th place. On Sunday, the Foresters shot a 4,120 in 20 baker games, which was the fourth-highest pin fall total of the day to finish sixth, which is their best placement this season.

Harold W. Billington

Harold W. Billington, 96, of Decatur, IN, died Sunday morning, Nov. 12, 2017, at Markle Health & Rehabilitation.

Mr. Billington was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Corps as a staff sergeant technician. He was a John Deere diesel mechanic at Berne Hardware for more than 45 years and later worked for Paul Reidenbach John Deere Equipment for six years, retiring in 1982.

Rita A. Minnich

Rita A. Minnich, 74, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Monday, Nov.13, 2017.

Mrs. Minnich was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church.

She was the daughter of Clarence and Aquanita Gnau. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Minnich.

Arts dream blossoms into Warren Creative Arts Outreach

Working in his rural Warren studio, Josh Heim shapes one of the ceramic bowls that will be given to adult ticketholders at Soup for the Arts on Nov. 17, the first fund-raising event of the newly formed Warren Creative Arts Outreach.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published Nov. 13, 2017.

It all started with an art show held during last summer’s Salamonie Summer Festival in Warren.

It’s blossomed into an effort that could wrap art around an area far beyond Warren.

“When you put a bunch of artists together — we’re dreamers,” says Josh Heim, who works in ceramics at his studio just outside of Warren.

Commemorating Parker


Photo by Steve Clark.

Rachel Zahm (left) and Emily Goedesky unveil a statue of their father, Thomas Aquinas Parker, at the Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park during the Huntington Veterans Day Program on Saturday, Nov. 11. Parker was a Navy corpsman from Huntington County who died in the Vietnam War. His body was never recovered. The $70,000 statue was funded through gifts and in-kind donations.

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