Tracy Street reconstruction project moves forward


Photo by Jessica Williams.

The Markle Town Council has taken the next step in the Tracy Street project - a complete reconstruction of the street, which has been in the works for the last five or so years - on Wednesday night, May 19.

An 80-20 Indiana Department of Transportation grant application was approved during the meeting.

David Harvey of Fleis and Vandenbrink, an engineering firm based in Fort Wayne, was on hand to briefly review the project for the council and guide them through some application changes, such as identifying which funds will be tapped into for the town's share.

Roanoke will drop legal action against Vera Bradley wetlands

The Roanoke Town Council voted to stop legal action against Vera Bradley Corp. over the company's proposed wetland mitigation project at the council's meeting on Tuesday, May 18.

Council President John Stoeckley recently met with Vera Bradley officials, and says he came away with a different understanding of what the project will complete.

"What (Vera Bradley) is proposing is no worse than what is already there," Stoeckley said.

Stoeckley mentioned that the flood situation is improving thanks to the project Huntington County is completing along the Little River.

Alice G. Wells

Alice G. Wells, 83, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at 12:30 a.m. at the Hickory Creek of Huntington.

Miss Wells was a 1945 graduate of Gary Edison High School in Gary. She was a telephone operator for the Illinois Bell Telephone Company and also worked for the Queen Anne Candy Company.

She was born Aug. 18, 1926, in Gary to Edward S. and Eve Evertz Wells.

Survivors include a brother, Jack Wells, of DeMotte; and three sisters, Margaret Gayer, of Springville, TN; Laurali Wells Stopps, of Arizona; and Francie Pulling, of Valparaiso.

Vikings spot Kats early lead, lose 6-4 in diamond play

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team took a 6-4 loss to host Kokomo on Wednesday, May 19, after allowing the Wildkats a 3-0 lead in the first inning from which the Vikings never recovered.

The Vikings, 19-7 overall and 8-3 in the North Central Conference, cut the Kokomo advantage to one run with solo tallies in the second and third innings, but the Wildkats used another two-run frame in the fourth and a solo run in the fifth to offset a pair of HNHS runs in the fifth.

Tackett, Bracht lead HNHS golfers to win over Eastbrook and Mississinewa

EJ Tackett and Garrett Bracht each played one over par golf lead the Huntington North High School boys' varsity golf team to victory over visiting Eastbrook and Mississinewa at LaFontaine Golf Course on Wednesday, May 19.

Tackett and Bracht each scored 37 on the par 36 course to lead the Vikings to a score of 158. Tackett was under par at holes five, six, seven and nine, while Bracht was under par at holes one, eight and nine.

Neal Hamilton and Quinton Flora each scored 42 to help the HNHS cause, while Tyler Shearer ended with a 44 and Jordan Sweet recorded a 49.

Elizabeth 'Bette' Endsley

Elizabeth "Bette" Endsley, 88, of Van Buren, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at 8:18 a.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Mrs. Endsley was a housewife and a member of the Van Buren United Methodist Church, the Northside Home Ec. Club, the Theta Club and the Black Creek Conservation Club Auxiliary. She was a 1938 graduate of Marion High School.

She was born June 18, 1921, in Marion to Jesse and Blanche Kerlin Thompson. nd married Richard Endsley on July 14, 1940. He preceded her in death on Feb. 21, 1997.

HNHS honors its seniors on Achievement Night

aylor Allred (right)), of Huntington North’s Class of 2010, gets his valedictorian medal from counselor Marcia Brunson  during Achievement Night on Monday night, May 17. The night honored academics of the high school’s senior class.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Huntington North High School honored the graduating class of 2010 during the annual Achievement Night on Monday evening, May 17, at the school.

HNHS Principal Jeremy Gulley introduced valedictorian Taylor Allred and Co-Salutatorians Heidi Blocker and Emma Sabinske.

Other faculty members and administrators introduced the graduating seniors, and named the following awards and honors:

Victory Noll to hold 5K run June 12

Victory Noll Center will host a 5K cross country run and 1K fun walk, on June 12.

The 5K starts at 10 a.m. and will take runners through the wooded areas and open fields on Victory Noll's campus.

The 1K fun walk will start at 10:30 a.m.

There is no charge for registration, but free-will donations will be accepted. Runners and walkers may pre-register for the event by calling 356-0628, extension 174 or may simply register on the day of the event.

The event is sponsored by the Victory Noll Center Women's Auxiliary.

Huntington North High School hosting spring hoop camp

The Huntington North High School boys' basketball program is hosting its Spring Basketball Camp for boys in first through sixth grades from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 24-27 at the HNHS Fieldhouse.

Campers will learn shooting, dribbling and passing fundamentals; individual and team defense, skill development and attitude development.

The cost for the camp includes all evening of camp, a Huntington North T-shirt and prizes. Students should bring their own basketball shoes, gym shorts, socks and a T-shirt.

52 from county among HU graduates

Dr. Herma B. Williams speaks to the Huntington University 2010 graduating class during her commencement address, on Saturday, May 15, as University President G. Blair Dowden looks on.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Fifty-two Huntington County residents were among the 277 graduates receiving diplomas during Huntington University's 112th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15.

The ceremony, traditionally held outdoors on the university's front campus, was held this year inside the Merillat Complex for Physical Education and Recreation because of the threat of rain. The ceremony was held indoors last year as well.

Huntington County graduates included:

Christopher R. Moore, of Roanoke, earning a master of arts in pastoral ministries.

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