HU women open with OT loss

The Huntington University women’s soccer team pushed to an extra period in their season-opener on Tuesday, Aug. 20, but wound up falling to host Madonna, 1-0.

The only shot in overtime came about two minutes in from the foot of Madonna’s Megan Verant and wound up as the only one of 10 shots to get past Forester goalkeeper Maddy Moan.

The hosts fired 21 shots on the day to only four for HU, 0-1.

Viking soccerboys open with loss to Snider

Peyton Miller (left), a senior on the Huntington North High School boys’ soccer team, encounters resistance from Snider’s Nigel Bond as he maneuvers with the ball during the Vikings’ season-opening game on Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Huntington North. The Vikings lost, 2-0.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School boys’ soccer team opened its season with a 2-0 loss to visiting Snider on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

The Panthers got the scoring started at the 21:38 mark in the opening half. They found the back of the net again before the end of the stanza to round out the game’s offense.

The Vikings, 0-1, produced 13 shots, none of which were on goal.

Dom Cardwell took the loss in goal for Huntington North. The sophomore yielded both of Snider’s scores while registering eight saves.

Roanoke council enhances security at former town hall building

The Roanoke Town Council voted to enhance the security at the former town hall building at its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

The board signed off on the construction of a foyer in the building, which is located at 126 N. Main St. Town Marshal Jim Wood advocated for the move.

“It’s just an added security measure,” he said. “So, that way, we can control who’s going in and who’s going out.”

In addition to the former town hall space, the building contains the entrances to a rental space, which is occupied by McClure’s Market & Bulk Foods, and an office.

Randell E. 'Randy' Tackett

Randell E. “Randy” Tackett, 72, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Tackett was a graduate of Huntington North High School.  He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He worked maintenance at Majestic in Huntington for more than 30 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 777, Indianapolis.  

He was born July 27, 1947, in Melvin, KY, to Millard and Geraldean Vance Tackett. He married Carol Ann Miller on May 9, 1970, in Clintwood, VA, and she survives.

Eunice B. Ray

Eunice Beryl Ray, 89, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at 3:29 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Ray was a hairdresser and member of Bible Baptist Church. She earned her GED in 2004 at the age of 74.

She was born Jan. 1, 1930, in Kirby, AR, to John M. and Toley E. Turner Gregory. She married Norbin Ray on Aug. 9, 1946, in Benton, AR, and he preceded her in death in 1993.

Cameron T. Krause

Cameron Taylor Krause, 24, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Aug.18, 2019, in Huntington.

Mr. Krause attended Huntington North High School and the Awakening Church in Huntington.  He had worked at Randy’s Under Pressure Power Washing.

He was born March 11, 1995, in Huntington to Timothy P. Krause and Angela LaFlower.  His mother survives.

Virginia E. Clark

Virginia E. Clark, 95, of Churubusco, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.

Mrs. Clark graduated from Huntington Township High School in 1941, Huntington College in 1945 and received her master's from the University of Saint Francis. She was a teacher and guidance counselor for more than 30 years for Northwest Allen County Schools.

She was born Nov. 2, 1923, in Huntington to Joseph D. and Goldia A. Baker Williams.

Jane Jackson

Jane Jackson, 82, of Marion, IN, and having family in Andrews, IN, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at 1:20 a.m. at Marion General Hospital.

Mrs. Jackson graduated from Muncie Central High School and Ball State University, where she received her master's in education. She taught for 31 years with Marion Community Schools, retiring in 1995. She was a member of First Friends Church in Marion, as well as 55 Speeders and Grant County Retired Teachers Association. She also served as state secretary for the International Reading Association.

Donna J. Hall

Donna Jean Hall, 86, of Fort Wayne, IN< and having family in Huntington, IN, died Friday, Aug. 16, 2019.

Mrs. Hall was a homemaker and later had worked retail at L.S. Ayres.  She was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. 

She was born in Fort Wayne to Theodore D. and Esther E. (Graham) Grimme. She married William “Bill” Hall, and he preceded her in death on June 23, 2004.

Dean E. Bitzel

Dean Edward Bitzel, 47, of LaFontaine, IN, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at 8:51 p.m. at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Mr. Bitzel was a 1990 graduate of Southwood High School. He received an associate’s from International Business College in Fort Wayne.

He was born June 9, 1972, in Wabash County to James "Sonny" and Sarina M. Tucker Bitzel. His mother survives in Lincolnville. He married Karen Mollett in Lincolnville on Sept. 11, 1993, and she also survives.

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