Huntington Psi Ote wins national honor

Nondus Christman (right), of Huntington, was named National Psi Ote of the Year during Psi Iota Xi Sorority’s national convention in June. With her is Diana Lamb, the sorority’s national president.
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Nondus Christman, a member of the Huntington Phi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, was selected from 128 nominees to be named National Psi Ote of the Year.

Christman received the award during the sorority's 106th anjnual convention, held June 27-29 in Indianapolis and hosted by Omega Chapter of Lebanon.

Christman and Sharon Lofland were the local chapter's delegates to the convention. Others attending from Phi Chapter were Karen Farber, Jennifer Scalf, Peg Smallwood, Mandy Stephenson, Debbie Stoffel and Emily Teusch.

State construction closes some county roads

The Indiana Department of Transportation has several road construction projects going that have resulted in road closures in Huntington County.

All three projects began Monday, Aug. 24.

County Road 300S over I-69, 3.4 miles north of Ind.-124, is closed through late October for the construction of a new bridge deck. There is no official detour. The road is expected to re-open in late October.

Local SWCD office sponsoring fall tree and shrub sale

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District office is sponsoring a fall tree and shrub sale.

Trees available include October glory maple, prairiefire crab, northern red oak, Cleveland pear, red oak, autumn blaze maple, Norway spruce, blue spruce, and dogwood in sizes ranging from 18 inches to 12 feet. Also available are honeysuckle, cranberry, forsythia, lilacs and Knockout roses.

An order form and a complete list of trees and shrubs are available at the local SWCD office, 2040 Riverfork Drive in Huntington. Orders must be placed by Sept. 24.

Rose-Hulman to again help area students with Homework Hotline

The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has announced that the school's toll-free Homework Hotline will be available again to help area middle and high school students with his or her math or science homework.

Beginning on Sunday, Sept. 6, 30 Rose-Hulman student tutors will be available Sundays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. for students in grades 6-12.

HNHS renovation, alternative school discussion top school board meeting

The Huntington County Community School Board of Trustees discussed numerous topics and approved the release of its 2010 budget during its meeting on Monday, Aug. 24.

Huntington County Red Cross Program Director Christine Kelty presented information on CPR classes the school corporation is talking about offering to staff and students.

While presenting, Kelty said she is excited about the opportunity to get the schools involved in the training.

Guy J. McCray

Guy J. McCray, 83, of LaFontaine, IN, died Monday, Aug. 249, 2009, at 9:10 a.m. at Wesleyan Health Care Center, Marion, IN.

Mr. McCray, a 1944 graduate of LaFontaine High School, was retired from Indiana Bell in Marion. He served with the United States Army Air Corps in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II.

Landon J. Siela

Landon Jon Siela, 21, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette.

Mr. Siela was a graduate of Homestead High School and coached the school's lacrosse team. He was a 10-year member of Huntington County 4-H.

He was born July 14, 1988, in Bluffton to Ronald and Janet Siela. His parents survive in Fort Wayne.

HNHS boys' tennis team puts away Adams Central

The Huntington North High School boys' varsity tennis team soundly defeated visiting Adams Central 4-1 on Monday, Aug. 24.

In singles, David Ballard defeated Adams Central's Nathan Barger 3-6, 6-4, 6-4. Viking Chris Royer beat Jet Kam Fiechter 6-0, 6-1. Huntington North's Phillip Truitt beat Adams Central's Keaton Fiechter 6-3, 6-2.

The Viking duo of Matt Harter and Christian Webb beat the Jet team of Evan Timmons and Derek Roe 6-3, 6-2.

Bradford's hat trick leads HNHS soccer girls to domination of Norwell

Shelby Bradford scored three goals to lead the Huntington North High School girls' varsity soccer team an 8-2 domination of host Norwell on Monday, Aug. 24.

The Lady Vikings had a whopping 50 shots on goal throughout the game.

In addition to Bradford's hat trick, also scoring for HNHS were Kirsten Konz, Alyssia Williams, Asheley Chaney, Kelsey Konz and Kelsey Hollowell.

Alyssa Grabner and Reagan Valenzuela each had two assists. Another assist was made by Jessica Stahly.

Monday's game leaves the Lady Vikes with a 3-0 record.

JV football team loses opener to Homestead

The Huntington North High School junior varsity football team lost to host Homestead 32-6 on Monday, Aug. 24.

Wide receiver Tyke Clore caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Reed Fawcett, scoring the only Viking points of the game.

Wide receiver Zach Getzcaught five passes for a total of 75 yards. Kendall Whitman had 51 rushing yards.

The Viking defense forced two turnovers.

The junior varsity team's next game will be Saturday, Aug. 29, against visiting Columbia City.



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