Pathfinder taking funding requests

The Pathfinder Foundation is now accepting funding requests for 2010.

Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

One goal of the Pathfinder Foundation is to reach out to help other not-for-profit agencies or others with mental and physical disabilities not served by Pathfinder Services Inc. in Huntington, Allen, Wabash, Marshall, and Starke Counties.

First-half hot streak sends HU women past Goshen

Huntington University women's basketball player Courtney Beerbower goes up in traffic for two of her 16 points against visiting Goshen on Saturday, Jan. 9.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

A hot steak in the first half put the Huntington University women's basketball team on the road to a 78-63 victory over visiting Goshen on Saturday, Jan. 9.

After scoring just seven points in a nine-minute span to help Goshen take a 16-15 lead, the Forester women hit 12 of 16 from the field and closed out the half with a 27-16 run to take a 43-32 lead into the lockerroom at half.

Although the visitors got the margin back to five points in the second half, the HU women were able to ring up their 11th win in 16 outings this season.

Karst a double winner as HNHS girl swimmers lose to Muncie Central

Sophomore Sarah Karst was a double winner but the Huntington North High School girls' swim team lost to host Muncie Central, 105-71, on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Karst took the 200-yard freestyle in 2:11.07 and captured the 500-yard freestyle in 5:50.64 to earn 12 individual points for HNHS.

Ruschhaupt, medley relay set school records in HNHS boys' swim loss

Despite two school records, the Huntington North High School boys' swimming team lost to host Muncie Central, 103-79, on Saturday, Jan. 9.

Senior Skyler Ruschhaupt set one record individually and joined with Shaun Marion, Kris Royer and Danny Scher for the other in the 200-yard medley relay to lead HNHS, but once again the lack of depth was the Vikings' downfall.

Ruschhaupt got his school mark in the 100-yard backstroke, slicing through the water in :55.78 for the new mark and the win, one of two individual victories on the day for him.

Lady Vikings off mark in 54-34 loss to Logansport

Huntington North forward Kayla Schenkel takes it up against the defense of Logansport's Amy Worthington in the Lady Vikings' game this afternoon, Saturday, Jan. 9. HNHS lost 54-34.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Poor marksmanship doomed the Huntington North High School girls' basketball team on Saturday, Jan. 9, as it fell to visiting Logansport, 54-34.

Falling to 1-12, the Lady Vikings hit only 13 of 51 shots from the field for 25.5 percent, no match for a Logansport team which hit 19 of 34 from the field for 55.9 percent.

The Lady Vikes put themselves in a 13-3 hole after one quarter of play and went into the half trailing 31-14. They trailed 39-22 heading into the final frame.

Mary H. Miller

Mary H. Miller, 82, of Fort Wayne, IN, and a native of Huntington County, IN, died Tuesday, Jan 5, 2010, in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Miller owned MRS concessions for 25 years. She had also worked as a clerk for the Norfolk & Western Railway for 15 years.

She was born Feb. 15, 1927, in Huntington County to Chancy and C. Ocal Theobald.

Survivors include three sons, Rod Griggs, of Fort Wayne; Jan Griggs, of Churubusco; and G. Andrew (Sally) Miller, of Tucson, AZ; a sister, Nondas J. Campbell, of Huntington; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Fisher's 22 carries HNHS past Northrop in 51-50 squeaker

HNHS foward Kevin Fisher completes his layup as Chris McCammack (left) of Northrop flies past during the Vikings' 51-50 win at North Arena on Friday, Jan. 8.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Kevin Fisher canned 22 points to carry the Huntington North High School boys' basketball team past visiting Northrop in a 51-50 squeaker on Friday, Jan. 8.

After Huntington North, 4-6, controlled the first half and took a 33-20 lead into the lockerroom, Northrop bounced back big in the third quarter, outscoring the Vikings 18-6 to draw within one at 39-38 heading into the final frame.

Fisher knocked down 7 of 11 field goals and 8 of 9 free throws for his game-high scoring total. He also had a team-high eight rebounds.

HNHS graduation rate up for 2009

Huntington North administration poses during lunch at the high school in December as they served students ice cream for their improved graduation rate. The Indiana Department of Education publicly announced the 2009 graduation rate today, Friday, Jan. 8.
Photo provided.

The Indiana Department of Education released the 2009 graduation rates for high schools in the state on Friday morning, Jan. 8, and Huntington North High School has something to be happy about.

The class of 2009 had 89.1 percent of its students graduate - 399 out of 448 - which is just four students shy of making the 90 percent mark.

One of Huntington County Community School Corporation's goals is to have a 95 percent graduation rate by 2012.

HU wears out in final minutes, loses to #3 Bethel

Huntington University freshman Colin Featherston shoots the ball in traffic against third-ranked Bethel on Thursday, Jan. 7. The Foresters lost 98-91.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Playing without two starters, the Huntington University men's basketball team ran out of steam in the final 10 minutes and lost to visiting Bethel College, 98-91, on Thursday, Jan. 7.

The Foresters, 12-6, held a 10-point lead early in the second half and were holding their own against third-ranked Bethel for the first 30 minutes of the contest, but at that point Bethel put on a 10-point burst and held on for its 15th win in 17 outings.

Chasing the loose ball


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington Catholic School's Rebecca Teusch (left) and Mary Simms (right) flank a player from Northfield Junior-Senior High School, Wabash, as the Northfield player lunges for the ball during a game Wednesday, Jan. 6, in the Huntington Catholic Middle School gym. HCS lost to Northfield.

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