Rozellen I. Bryant

Rozellen I. Bryant, 60, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Bryant had been employed by General Engineering, Andrews, and was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church, Huntington.

She was born Sept. 1, 1948, in Huntington, to Walter and Edna Householder Beedy. She married Vernon Ray Bryant on Oct. 1, 1996, in Kentucky. Her husband survives.

Ruschhaupt, Scher lead boys' swim team to win

Skyler Ruschhaupt and Danny Scher each won two individual races and were on two winning relay teams to lead the Huntington North High School boys' varsity swim team over host South Adams, 101-79, on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Ruschhaupt captured the 500-yard freestyle, in 5:05.23, and the 100-yard breaststroke, in 1:04.15. Scher bested the field in the 50-yard freestyle, in :22.78, and led a Viking 1-2 finish in the 100-yeard freestyle, finishing ahead of teammate Shaun Marion in :50.11.

Poor shooting sinks Viking boys against Columbia City

Poor shooting sunk the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team against host Columbia City on Tuesday, Jan. 20, as the Vikings were doubled up on the scoreboard, 56-28.

The Vikings, 4-5, hit only eight of 34 field goal attempts, including just three of 18 shooting from three-point range. They scored just four points in both the first and third quarters.

Jordan Beaver led HNHS with eight points and four rebounds. Taylor Harris had seven points and four rebounds.

Rob Sands added two assists.

Huntington Catholic School girls beat St. Aloysius


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Huntington Cahtholic School girls' basketball player Oliva Woolard works against the defense of St. Aloysius on Monday night, Jan. 19, in the HCS gym. The local fifth and sixth grade team beat its opponent from Yoder, 10-8.

Mayor: times are tough, but he's doing his best to keep essentials going

Huntington Mayor Steve Updike makes a point - literally - during his State of the City address Tuesday, Jan. 20, in front of the Huntington Rotary Club.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The mayor's message: Times are tough, but he's doing the best he can to provide essential services to residents of Huntington, IN.

"I'm going to fight for my police department; I'm going to fight for my fire department; I'm going to fight for the people who need services," Mayor Steve Updike told members of the Huntington Rotary Club during his annual State of the City address on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Updike took office a little more than a year ago, and he's been hit hard his first year.

Elston shares his passion as head of state robotics group

Chris Elston (right) of Huntington, talks with participants of a Girl Scout convention held in Indianapolis in November. Elston is serving as state president of Indiana FIRST.
Photo provided.

Chris Elston fondly recalls experimenting with a computer-controlled desktop robot while a student in an electronics program at Huntington North High School.

The class was taught by Jack Oberholtzer, a teacher who earned Elston's admiration.

"He was my inspiration for getting into what I do," says Elston, who now works in automation and industrial robotics.

Oberholtzer is now retired and, Elston says, the school's electronics program has fallen by the wayside.

Thyra K. Norwood

Thyra K. Norwood, 90, of Bippus, IN, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at 9:58 a.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation.

Mrs. Norwood had been employed as a sales clerk at Wolf & Dessauer for five years and at the Dan-Dee Shoppe for eight years. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Bippus, where she served as church organist or more than 50 years, and a member of the Warren Township Demonstration Club.

Hiple leads HNHS wrestlers to third at invite

Led by 140-pound champion Brant Hiple, the Huntington North High School wrestling team placed third at the Concordia Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 17.

Hiple led HNHS to 168 team points by collecting two pins and a decision on the way to winning his weight class.

Carroll won the nine-team meet with 233 points, Homestead was second with 218 and Marion finished fourth with 166.

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