Geraldine A. 'Geri' Scher

Geraldine A. "Geri" Scher, 79, of Huntington, IN, died Monday Feb. 9, 2009, at 8:40 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Scher worked as an insurance agent for AFLAC Insurance in Huntington from 1984 to 2000. She also worked at the former Gass' Ladies Shop and for the administration of former Mayor Ambler. She was a member of the SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, the Rosary Sodality, the Women's Christ Renews His Parish and Child Conservation Club. She graduated from Rock Creek High School in 1947.

Shopkeeper's art 'discovered' as he hits his 100th year

John Schoolman, shown here in his art studio, will celebrate his 100th birthday during open houses Jan. 22 and Jan. 25. Schoolman lived many years in Bippus, where he owned a general store from 1936 to 1973.
Photo provided.

Originally printed Jan. 22, 2009

He's been a soldier and a shopkeeper, a hunter and a fisherman.

Now he's an artist, preparing for exhibits in Bloomington and Nashville, Indiana.

And today, he's celebrating his birthday.

His 100th.

The occasion calls for not one, but two, parties - both open to all of the friends John Schoolman has made along the way.

Virginia E. Glasson

Virginia E. Glasson, 78, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at 12:05 a.m. at Parkview Hospital Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Glasson sold real estate for many years in Indianapolis. She was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Huntington. She was a 1948 graduate of Huntington High School.

She was born on Oct. 28, 1930, in Huntington to Eugene and Edith Miller Zahm.

Randle, Abbott lead 4 into wrestling semi-state

Huntington North High School heavyweight Nick Cooper puts a move on Trevor Buckalew of Western in the semifinal round of the Peru Wrestling Regional on Saturday, Feb. 7. Cooper finished second to earn at spot at next week's Woodlan semi-state.
Photo by Harold V. Chatlosh.

Logan Randle at 112 pounds and unbeaten Zach Abbott at 189 pounds earned championship titles at the Peru Wrestling Regional Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 7, and led four Viking grapplers into next week's semi-state.

Jamie Kuehl at 171 pounds and heavyweight Nick Cooper both finished runner-up in their respective classes to also advance to the Woodlan semi-state at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, in Fort Wayne.

Randle, a junior, took out 41-3 Matt Miller of Northwestern in the final to earn his title and improve his own season mark to 34-4.

HNHS' Kuehl advances to wrestling semi-state


Photo by Harold V. Chatlosh.

Huntington North High School 171-pound wreslter Jamie Kuehl works hard to keep control of Peru's Adam Chambers in their semifinal match Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Peru Wreslting Regional Tournament. Kuehl went on to finish second in his class and advance to next week's Woodlan Semi-State. See The TAB's print edition this Thursday for more sectional photos.

David E. 'Gene' Dunfee

David Eugene "Gene" Dunfee, 88, of Columbia City, IN, and having local relatives, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at 5:25 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Dunfee was a farmer and also retired from General Electric in 1981 after 39 years of service. He attended South Whitley United Methodist Church and was a member of Larwill Lions Club. He graduated from Larwill High School in 1938.

He was born April 9, 1920, in Fort Wayne to David H. and Estella C. Barney Dunfee. He was married on May 30, 1942, to Lucille L. "Lucy" Lundquist. Mrs. Dunfee preceded him on death on Aug. 31, 1998.

Bernadine Thomas

Bernadine Thomas, 100, formerly of Roanoke, IN, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at 4:17 p.m. at the Heritage of Huntington.

Mrs. Thomas was a homemaker. She was a 1927 graduate of Roanoke High School and a lifetime member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Roanoke.

She was born Aug. 30, 1908, in Pike County, IL, to George and Mary Elizabeth Houser Husband. She was married on Dec. 24, 1931, in Roanoke to Brice Thomas. He preceded her in death on March 20, 1986.

Cold shooting costs Vikes at Kokomo, 43-35

Cold shooting by the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team cost it Friday night, Feb. 6, as it lost to host Kokomo, 42-35.

The Vikings, 5-7, hit only 13 of 39 shots from the field, including just 4 of 19 from three point range. They scored only six points in the second quarter and just eight in the fourth.

Rob Sands, Matt Kramer and Jordan Beaver each scored nine points for HNHS. Kramer also led in rebounds with five, and Rob Sands had two assists and three steals and Taylor Harris added two assists.

Huntington County Government meetings Feb. 9-16

Monday, Feb. 9
Markle Park Board, 7:30 a.m., Markle Municipal Building, 155 W. Sparks St., Markle.

Huntington County Board of Commissioners, 8:30 a.m., commissioners' room, first floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Andrews Town Council, 6 p.m., Andrews Town Hall, 66 N. Main St., Andrews.

Warren Town Council, 6:30 p.m., Warren Assembly Hall, 131 N. Wayne St., Warren.

Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Administrative Service Center, 1360 N. Warren Rd.

Patrick, Karst, Hacker shooting for two swim sectional titles

Mariah Patrick, Sara Karst and Cassie Hacker will be swimming for two sectional titles apiece and teaming with Kaitlyn Batt to try to win two relay titles in the finals of the Warsaw Girls' Swimming and Diving Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Patrick, Hacker, Karst and the relay teams earned top six finishes on Thursday, Feb. 4, at the sectional preliminaries, and gained the right to compete for the sectional title and a trip to the state meet.

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