HU partnership with Questa Foundaton will help students

Huntington University has entered into a partnership with the Questa Foundation for Education that will forgive a portion of the educational loans received by some Huntington University students.

The Huntington University Questa Scholars Payback Program was announced Wednesday, May 20, at a reception for business, civic and educational leaders at the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne.

HU seniors Davenport, Johnson earn All-America honors

Huntington University seniors Lauren Davenport and Nick Johnson finished fourth in their respective events at the NAIA Track & Field National Championships recently to earn All-America honors.

Davenport eclipsed her own school record in the 800-meter run with a 2:07.38 to earn her first All-America honor on the track.

Johnson shaved nearly three seconds off his personal best time with a 14:43.18 in the 5,000- meter run.

HNHS fall sports physicals set for Tuesday, June 2, at North Arena

Huntington County students who plan to participate in high school and middle school sports programs this fall can receive a sports physical Tuesday, June 2, at 5:30 p.m. at North Arena.

The physicals are for athletes who are not currently under a doctor's care for an injury or medical condition. Anyone with a chronic condition that requires constant monitoring by a doctor, such as diabetes or blood pressure, must have a physical form filled out by their own doctor.

Local Psi Iota Xi chapter awards 10 scholarships

Phi chapter of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Huntington, has awarded 10 scholarships, totaling $5,500, for the 2009-2010 school year.

Students receiving memorial scholarships are:

• Megan Dyson, receiving the $1,000 Anne Pfister Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded each year to a woman majoring in business. It is given in memory of Anne Pfister's role in the Huntington business community.

Dyson will be a sophomore this fall at Purdue University, where she is majoring in business management and agricultural economics.

Dean is speaker for HNHS baccalaureate

David Dean, shown with a young girl he met during one of his mission trips to the Dominican Republic, will be the speaker for the Huntington North High School baccalaureate service on May 31.
Photo provided.

Homegrown comedian and speaker David Dean will address Huntington North High School's Class of 2009 during a baccalaureate service on May 31.

The inspirational service will begin at 7 p.m. in the HNHS auditorium. Student attendance is voluntary.

The Associated Churches of Huntington County will present Bibles to all graduating seniors.

Dean cut his comedic teeth at the Second City School of Improv in Chicago. His lightning speed wit and ability to communicate scripture have made him a sought-after speaker at various events around the country.

Gift gives remergency responders instant access to weather info

Huntington Fire Chief Matt Armstrong (left) and Chief Dispatcher Paul Adams (right) accept a check from CF Industries Superintendent Brad Gordan that will be used to purchase a weather station for use by Huntington emergency personnel.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington firefighters and other emergency personnel will soon have instant access to current wind speeds and other weather information, thanks to a donation from Huntington's CF Industries.

The donation will be used to purchase a weather station that will be mounted on a communications tower at the City Building, Huntington Fire Chief Matt Armstrong says.

"If we have a gas leak or some other kind of a leak, or a fire, it's important to know how hard the wind is blowing," Armstrong says. "This will give us the temperature, the wind speed and the direction."

Long jumper Hurlburt qualifies for state meet

Huntington North High School long jumper Alyssa Hurlburt takes off under the watchful eyes of officials during regional competition on Tuesday, May 26. Hurlburt advanced on to next week's state meet.
Photo provided.

Long jumper Alyssa Hurlburt was the lone Huntington North High School track team member to advance to the state meet with her performance Tuesday, May 26, at the Fort Wayne Northrop Girls' Track Regional.

Hurlburt, a senior, took third place in the event - with three places moving on - and also surpassed the state qualifying standard of 17 feet with her leap of 17-2. That mark was almost six inches better than her seed mark heading into the regional.

The state meet will be held Friday, June 6, at Indiana University.

Huntington County Baseball announces results of weeks 1-3

Huntington County Baseball League began its season on May 2.

Below is a listing of the results for the first three weeks of play.

Clemente League

Week 1 Frederick's Photography won over Kiwanis Club 17-8 on opening day.

Also on May 2, Bippus State Bank beat the Veterans of Foreign Wars 16-4.

Clear Creek then proceeded to roll over Bippus 19-1.
Ness Brothers Real Estate (Roanoke) beat Midwest Metals 13-2.

On May 4, Clear Creek beat Midwest Metals 13-1.

Jack L. Morgan

Jack Lee Morgan, 58, of Columbia City, IN, and having family members in Markle, IN, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at 5:35 p.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Morgan worked in engineering for Plastech, now known as Johnson Controls Inc., in Bryan, OH. He had previously been employed by Jackson Corporation, Jackson, OH; Johnson Controls, Fort Wayne; Lear, Greencastle; and United Tech, later known as Lear, in Bourbon.

Mary K. DeBaillie

Mary K. DeBaillie, 84, of Albion, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Monday, May 25, 2009, at 3:35 a.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.

Mrs. DeBaillie attended school in Butler and was a former resident of Fort Wayne. She was a homemaker.

She was born March 26, 1925, in DeKalb County to Frank and Kate C. Bell. She married Leo P. DeBaillie on Feb. 6, 1949, in Huntington. Her husband preceded her in death in 1975.

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