Going up strong


Photo by Andre Laird.

Huntington North High School girls' junior varsity basketball player Jessica Morgan goes up strong inside against visiting South Side on Tuesday, Jan. 27. The Lady Vikes JV came from behind for a 39-35 win.

Committee notes pros, cons of high school class schedules

A committee formed last fall has been looking at the current high school class schedule as well as a number of alternate schedules to make sure the school corporation is providing its students the best possible opportunities for being successful.

Out-of-county crowd gives support to 'Bible trailer' at school board meeting

A room full of interested people listened intently as an attorney for the local school board gave an update on the legal case against a long-established practice of offering religious education to elementary-age students during the school day.

Martin A. 'Marty' Simmons

Martin A. "Marty" Simmons, 50, of Albion, IN, and having family members in Uniondale, IN, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Simmons graduated from Columbia City Joint High School. He had been employed by Simmons Equipment as a heavy equipment operator and trucker for more than 30 years.

He was born June 23, 1958 in Brazil, IN, to Wally E. and Martha L. Hayden Simmons. His parents survive in Columbia City. He married Edith Lancaster on April 22, 1978. His wife survives.

Dinner banter

Morton Marcus (left) director emeritus of the Indiana Business Research Center Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, banters with Mark Wickersham, executive director of the Huntington County United Economic Development and the master of ceremonies at the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner, on Monday, Jan. 26, at the event, held at the LaFontaine Golf Club.

Chamber ambassador of the year


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Sue Rumple gets a hug from outgoing Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Rose Wall (in background) after being named the chamber's ambassador of the year for 2008 at the chamber annual dinner on Monday, Jan. 26, at the LaFontaine Golf Club.

Chamber volunteers of the year


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Outgoing Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Rose Wall (left) presents Judy (middle) and Craig Lee with a plaque for their being named chamber volunteers of the year for 2008. The presentation came Monday, Jan. 26, at the chamber's annual dinner, at the LaFontaine Golf Club.

Duane E. Bechtold

Duane E. Bechtold, 89, of North Manchester, IN, and having family members in Lagro, IN, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at 4:25 p.m. at Peabody Healthcare Center, North Manchester.

Mr. Bechtold was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Congregational Christian Church, Deming Lodge 88 F&AM, and Moose Lodge 1518, all in North Manchester.

He was born in Chester Township, Wabash County, to Ray and Fannie Gill Bechtold. He married Ginevra J. Auker on April 12, 1941. His wife preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 1999.

Clarence McDaniel

Senior Master Sgt. Clarence McDaniel, 85, of Las Vegas, NV, and a native of Andrews, IN, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009.

He was retired from the United States Air Force and had also retired as a computer program analyst for Summa Corp. He had lived in Nevada for 42 years and was a member of the Senior Center Tripsters, TREA, the Rebel Booster Club and AARP.

He was born June 12, 1923, in Andrews.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

FRIDAY NIGHT MIXED
Men's High Game: Ron Brinneman, 226; Chris Trainer, 223; Eric Jones, 222.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 610; Russell Roberts, 587; Keith Schmittler, 570.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 254; Edie Okuly, 205; Jen Okuly, 201.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 711; Brandie Roberts, 560; Julie McCune, 556.
Most Over: Edie Okuly, +117; Tom Okuly, +109; Angie Tackett, +105.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 21-3; Team #12, 16-8; 3 teams tied at 14-10.

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