HNHS girls' and boys' bowling teams advance to regional

Both the third-ranked Huntington North High School girls' bowling team and the seventh- ranked HNHS boys' bowling ream will be participating in regional play Saturday, Feb. 7.

The Lady Vikings punched their ticket to regional by winning the Hoosier Conference Sectional on Saturday, Jan. 31, in Portland.

The win was decided in the 10th and final frame, where the team narrowly beat Bellmont by 10 pins.

HU men let Indiana Wesleyan get away in second half for loss

The Huntington University men’s basketball team let a tight game at halftime get away from them in the second half and took an 82-63 loss at the hands of visiting Indiana Wesleyan University on Tuesday, Feb. 3.

The Foresters, 15-10, trailed the 20-5 visitors by just two points at halftime, 33-31, but couldn’t keep up their end of the bargain in the second half. IWU turned a 44-40 lead into a 58-47 advantage in a five-minute stretch in the second frame and never looked back.

Parent who filed suit to stop religious program in schools has her way ... for now

It appears as though the parent of a local third-grader who filed suit to stop the practice of offering a religious education program on school grounds will have her way ... at least for now.

United States Magistrate Judge Roger B. Cosbey on Tuesday issued his report and recommendation on the pending legal case filed by the mother of an 8-year-old Horace Mann student on Nov. 12.

Phyllis E. Barton

Phyllis E. Barton, 82, of Zanesville, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009, at 8:17 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Barton was a member of Union Church. She had worked at Triad-Utrad, later known as MagneTek, for 26 years, retiring in March 1992. She was a 1944 graduate of Clear Creek High School.

She was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Huntington County to Milo and Agnes Murray Anderson. She married Paul E. Barton on June 11, 1944, in Lancaster. Her husband preceded her in death on May 11, 1987.

Margaret E. Steller

Margaret Elizabeth Steller, 85, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009, at noon at her son's home in Pittsboro.

Mrs. Steller had been employed as a secretary at Maco in Huntington until retiring in 1986. She was a member of St. Peter's First United Church of Christ, Huntington. She graduated from Huntington Township High School in 1941 and attended Indiana Business College.

She was born Nov. 17, 1923, in Huntington to Edward and Margaret Limbacher Corell. She married Eugene Steller on May 3, 1952. Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1981.

Lady Vikes trounce FW North Side in make-up contest

Liesl Davenport fires up a three-pointer in the Lady Vikings' big 63-32 victory over visiting Fort Wayne North Side on Monday, Feb. 2. Davenport scored 11 points on the night.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team cruised to its fifth win in its last six games with a 63-32 blowout of visiting Fort Wayne North Side on Monday, Feb. 2, in a game rescheduled due to weather.

The Lady Vikings improved to 9-10 on the season by burning the Lady Redskins, 14-2, in the opening quarter, and holding a commanding 35-16 lead by halftime. A 15-3 third quarter laugher made the score 50-19 heading into the final stanza, affording Coach Kelly Jones the opportunity to empty her bench.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

FRIDAY NIGHT MIXED
Men's High Game: Larry Quinn, 289; Chris Trainer, 287; Andrew Rittenhouse, 248.
Men's High Series: Chris Trainer, 737; Larry Quinn, 650; Andrew Rittenhouse, 647.
Women's High Game: Angie Tackett, 279; Brandie Roberts, 220; Julie McCune, 217.
Women's High Series: Angie Tackett, 737; Brandie Roberts, 622; Julie McCune, 599.
Most Over: Terra Karst, +107; Adam Moreland, +91; Ron Brinneman, +82.
Top Teams: Mixed Nuts, 23-5; Team #12, 20-8; Ball Breakers, 18-10.

Forester women win on 'Pink Out Day'

Lauren Davenport
Photo provided.

The NAIA 12th-ranked Huntington University women's basketball team beat visiting Grace College, 80-63, on Saturday, Jan. 31, and raised more than $2,000 for cancer research at the same time.

Playing on "Pink Out Day," which included honoring 35 breast cancer survivors at halftime, the Foresters raised $2,007 to benefit the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.

Four HU women scored in double figures as the team improved to 17-4 overall and 8-2 in the Mid-Central Conference.

James K. White

James Kevin White, 48, of Marion, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009, at 8:46 p.m. at his home.

Mr. White was born April 12, 1960, in Marion to Jackie R. and Margaret E. Lester White.

Survivors include a son, Josh White Mills, of Kokomo; four sisters, Debbie (Larry) White, Susan (David) Alexander and Teresa (Tim) White-Tinkel, all of Marion, and Lori Fritts, of Eaton, Ohio; and a brother, Mark (Debbie) White, of Huntington.

There were no services.

Dorthy J. Holmes

Dorthy J. Holmes, 76, of Marion, IN, and a former employee of a Huntington, IN, business, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Holmes was retired from United Technologies in Huntington, where she had worked as an inspector.

She was born Feb. 9, 1932, in Delphi to John and Nellie Taylor Allen.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet (Dwight) Lawson and Eugenia Duncan, both of Marion; two sons, William (Deborah) Lowe and David Tarr, both of Marion; and two brothers, John Allen and David (Linda) Allen, both of Wawpecong.

There were no services.

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