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.

Joan T. Parnin

Joan T. Parnin, 80, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Parnin was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, and was a volunteer for St. Mary's Soup Kitchen in Fort Wayne.

She was born July 19, 1928, in Fort Wayne.

Steven L. Bailey Memorial Award winner


Photo by Cassie Wieckert.

Donna Lahr (left) presents Gloria L. Wall with the 2008 Steven L. Bailey Memorial Award during the Youth Services Bureau Volunteer Appreciation and Community Celebration Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Wayne Township site of beautiful forests, much wildlife in past

Above is the farm of A.T. Searles in 1879, which was located in Section 24 of Wayne Township. Searles was noted for his fine farm, and he was also the proprietor of the largest tile manufacturing company in the county at the time.
Photo provided.

Editor’s note: Imagine a land covered with primeval forest and underbrush so dense that it was nearly impossible for humans to walk through, and in that wilderness were prowling wolves and bears, as well as bobcats, cougars and, of course, an abundance of deer.

New Red Cross director sees need for better communication

Mike Rohler is the new executive director of the Huntington County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Rohler says the organization's goals this year include implementing better disaster preparedness measures.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Michael Rohler is the new executive director of the Huntington Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Rohler, who officially started on Oct. 6, 2008, previously worked with the Tippecanoe County Chapter.

"I was a volunteer on the local and national level for four years," Rohler says. "I was also on the chapter's board of directors and was chairman of disaster services."

He adds that after several national volunteer assignments, he was encouraged to pursue full time opportunities within the organization.

College-bound students can apply for aid from HCCF scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships being offered by foundations es-tablished through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

For information about the Huntington County Community Foundation, to make a donation to any of the existing funds, or to create a new fund, contact Marcia McClelland, PO Box 5037, 356 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750 or phone 356-8878. Information is also available on the Web at www.hccfoundation.com.

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