Orpha I. Kuntz

Orpha Irene Kuntz, 88, of Huntington, died Friday, March 12, 2010, at 9:20 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor in Wabash, IN.

Mrs. Kuntz was a retired housewife and a farmer's wife. She was also a member of the Grassy Creek Baptist Church in Louisiana, MO.

She was born April 2, 1921, in Cargo, MO, to Terry and Mable Marie Smith Sanderson. She married Walter Alvin Kuntz on Dec. 2, 1939, in Bowling Green, MO. He preceded her in death on Nov. 2, 1978.

Franklin Eugene 'Casey' Crago

Franklin Eugene "Casey" Crago, 76, of Turtletown, TN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Friday, March 12, 2010.

Mr. Crago was retired from the Tennessee Chemical Company, where he worked in the iron roasters. He was a veteran of the United States Army and attended Turtletown Baptist Church.

He was born March 8, 1934, in Huntington to Emerson Sr. and Luella Hite Crago. He married Glenis Taylor, and she preceded him in death.

Baker, Freeman earn places at state gymnastics tournament next week

HNHS freshman Stephanie Freeman gets some air during a maneuver on the balance beam at the Huntington North Rgional Gymnastics Tournament on Friday, March 12. Freeman qualified for the state meet on the uneven bars.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School gymnasts Jessica Baker and Stephanie Freeman each earned a place in the state gymnastics meet next week with their efforts at the Huntington North Regional Tournament on Friday, March 12.

Baker, a sophomore, earned her ticket by grabbing the sixth and final qualifying spot in the vault, while Freeman, a freshman, qualified by placing fifth on the uneven parallel bars.

The HNHS pair just missed a shot to compete in all-around as Baker placed seventh, just .250 out of sixth, and Freeman was eighth, just .325 out.

Regional effort


Photo by Scott Trauner.

Huntington North High School sophomore Jessica Baker competes on the uneven parallel bars during the Huntington North REgional Gymastics Turnament on Friday, March 12. Baker later qualified for the state meet on vault.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Winter Leagues

Monday Early Bird
Men's High Game: Gus Ballance, 220; Bill Kusler, 213; Gerald Black, 187.
Men's High Series: Gus Ballance, 540; Bill Kusler, 522; Bill Reed, 520.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 150.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 392.
Top Teams: The Bs, 33-11; Team #9, 28-16; Team #2, 24.5-19.5
Most Over: Gerald Black, +99; Sharon Wymer, +33; Thurman Glassburn, +31.

Hunter Copeland, Walburn lead Otters at Fort Wayne

Members of the Huntington-Wells Otters participated in Indiana Swimming's Northeast Divisional Championships at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium at South Side High School in Fort Wayne on March 5-7.

Only swimmers who had met qualifying time standards throughout the regular season were able to advance to the divisional meet.

Hunter Copeland and Sam Walburn led the Otters by securing first-place wins with state qualifying times in two events each in the open male division.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results -- Winter Leagues

Knights of Columbus
Men's High Game: Brent Stanley, 243; Dave Mettler, 236.
Men's High Series: Brent Stanley, 656; Todd Eckert, 610.
Men's Most Over: Brent Stanley, +57; Jeff Young, +44.

First-half shooting woes help sink HU women in NAIA tourney

A disastrous first-half shooting performance by the Huntington University women's basketball team helped seal its fate for the season as it lost to Sterling College, 61-52, in the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament on Thursday, March 11, at Sioux City, IA.

The Foresters, 21-10, hit just 7 of 31 shots from the field in the opening half and dug themselves a 25-18 hole by halftime. That was enough for Sterling, 27-4, which used 16 of 19 marksmanship for 84.2 percent at the free-throw line in the second half to hold off any comeback attempt by HU.

Florence J. Spath

Florence Jeanette Spath, 81, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, March 1, 2010, at 10:40 a.m. at Oakbrook Village.

Miss Spath was associated with Pathfinder Services.

She was born July 28, 1928, in Huntington to Jacob C. and Edith E. Johnson Spath.

Survivors include a brother, Bill “Junior” Spath, of Arizona; and a sister, Doris Green, of Huntington.

A service was held Monday, March 15, 2010, at Deal-Rice Funeral Home-Huntington Chapel, Huntington. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.

Danny McCoy

Danny McCoy, 57, of Peru, IN, and having ties to Bippus, IN, died Sunday, March 7, 2010, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. McCoy was a graduate of Northfield High School and had worked at Ford Meter Box, Wabash, for 24 years. He was a member and director of the Frances Slocum Saddle Club and a former member and officer of A.B.A.T.E. (American Bikers Aim Toward Education).

He was born June 24, 1952, in Martin, KY, to Daniel E. and Virginia A. Hunt McCoy. His mother survives in Wabash. He married Julie Lainhart Fetz on May 8, 2004, in Bippus. His wife survives.

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