Lassus Handy Dandy, Champions


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Owen Wills of Mike Gibson State Farm Insurance throws the ball to second to try and get an out during the championship game of the Roanoke Youth Sports Coach's Pitch League on Thursday, July 2, at Roanoke Park. The opponent, Lassus Handy Dandy, won the game.

Reese League Action


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Drew Fawcett of Huntington Exchange Club grabs the ball to try and thwart a steal by Joe Bentz of Doctor Construction (Clear Creek) during Huntington County Baseball's Reese League action at Homier Field on July 2. This was the last scheduled game of the season for the Reese League.

Allen 'Dussie' Dingess

Allen “Dussie” Dingess, 63, of Wabash, IN, and having family members in Andrews, IN, died Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at 1:30 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Dingess had worked at the former United Technologies in North Manchester for 15 years.

He was born April 1, 1946, in Duhue, WV, to Ray and Cora Lee Dalton Dingess. His mother survives in North Manchester.

John Paul Keller

John Paul Keller, 63, of Fairmount, IN, and having family members in Andrews, IN, died at his home on Wednesday, July 1, 2009.

Mr. Keller graduated from Fairmount High School in 1965. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served in Vietnam on the USS John R. Craig. He was an electrician at the VA Hospital and was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7403 and AMVETS.

He was born April 10, 1946, in Marion to Eslie “Pete” R. and Alpha Ruth Eudaly Keller.

Warren, Salamonie Township squabble over fire truck funding

Differences over money between the town of Warren and Salamonie Township have crossed over to a fire truck purchase.

According to a letter read aloud by Warren Town Council President Bill Cartwright dur-ing a June 29 Town Council meeting, Warren can put up its share.

"Town monies are budgeted for a truck purchase and are within various budgets of the town. Those monies in the cumulative fire fund are set aside solely for a fire truck purchase," Cartwright read.

Warren Town Council discusses bases, spraying

Warren Town Council held an abbreviated meeting Monday, June 29. It was a rescheduled meeting from June 22.

One item that was discussed, but was tabled until next meeting, was a letter from the Warren Baseball Association explaining why the group pulled the safety bases that were used in the league.

Oak Lanes to host seventh annual Huntington County Bowling Camp

Oak Lanes bowling alley in Huntington will play host to the seventh annual Huntington County Bowling Camp, which will begin on Tuesday, July 14, for children and adults ages 7 to 21.

Participants will receive focused instruction and practice on aspects of technique and rules of the game, including learning to keep score, striking corner pins, the follow-through and the approach.

Tackett, Bischoff help Indiana bowlers defeat Kentucky

Huntington North High School bowling team members EJ Tackett and Elizabeth Bischoff helped the Indiana All-Stars defeat the Kentucky All-Stars 23,359 to 22,498 for the overall title for the third consecutive year

Competition was held June 27 at Woodland Bowl in Indianapolis.

Both the Indiana girls and boys also defeated their Kentucky counterparts.

In the morning team competition, Bischoff was partnered with 2009 Queen's champion Lisa Hunt of Indianapolis, 2007 Indiana High School champion Christina Oschman of Evansville and Heather LeBaute of Elkhart.

Herz bares his soles for the run

Michael Herz completed his first barefoot half-marathon recently in Illinois. Shown with Herz is a pair of Nike Free running shoes, which he says are the closest thing to running barefoot with actually going bare.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

One Huntington resident knows his feet better than the back of his hand, as the saying goes. That's because he runs mile after mile barefoot.

Dr. Michael Herz just received his anger management therapist license in May. He hopes to open an office in town. He has lived in Huntington since 1988, moving here from Chicago.

He's been training barefoot for three years after he heard about barefoot running on the Internet.

Herz has even discussed this with his physicians and, he says, "they have no problem with it."

Fouled off


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Chad Champion of McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home hits a foul ball as Jayden Stepp of Huntington County Federal Credit Union is poised to catch the pitch during the first game of the PAL Little League Tournament on July 1 at the PAL Athletic Complex. McElhaney-Hart won the match-up.

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