Five Vikings take crowns as HNHS edges past New Castle for NCC wrestling title

Huntington North’s Colin Downey controls Kokomo’s Brock Elrod in a 130-pound match at the North Central Conference Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Huntington North High School.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Huntington North High School varsity wrestling team edged out New Castle for top honors at the North Central Conference Wrestling Tournament with a combined team score of 235.50 on Saturday, Jan. 23, at Huntington North High School.

Five Viking wrestlers won their respective weight classes to lead HNHS to a two-point margin of victory.

Marion placed third with 170 points, Logansport was fourth with 151.50 and Kokomo placed fifth in the eight-team tourney with 114 points.

Verlin L. Kehmeyer

Verlin L. Kehmeyer, 94, a former resident of Huntington IN, died Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at 10:05 a.m. at The Laurels of Defiance in Defiance, OH, where he had lived since October 2009.

Richard D. Landis

Richard D. Landis, 81, of Marion, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at 3:55 p.m. in Marion.

Mr. Landis had been employed as a painter at General Motors. He was involved in the ministry as a Jehovah's Witness. He had lived in Grant County since 1990.

He was born Dec. 11, 1928, in Wabash to Eldon and Esther Tyner Landis. He married Carolyn J. Dyson on Jan. 20, 1950; she preceded him in death on Dec. 20, 1990.He married Barbara Townsend on Oct. 3, 1992; she survives.

Violet R. Hartsough

Violet Reba Hartsough, 90, of Timbercrest Senior Living Community, North Manchester, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2010, at 5:57 a.m. at Timbercrest.

Mrs. Hartsough graduated from Sidney High School in 1938. She was a member of Manchester Church of the Brethren and the Red Hat Society. She had been employed by McDonald's and later Dairy Queen, both in North Manchester.

Hurleen B. Blumenthal

Hurleen B. Blumenthal, 81, of Fort Wayne, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at her home.

Mrs. Blumenthal was the co-owner of C&H Shoes. She was past president of B'Nai Brith Women and a member of Achduth Vesholom Congregation.

She was born June 9, 1928, in Huntington. She married Bernard C. "Bunny" Blumenthal, who survives.

With roots and company still in Huntington, Hiner rolls on

Despite expanding from a single tractor trailer entity in 1967 to a company employing 260 people in five states, and being bought by a larger company in 1999, Hiner Transport has maintained its roots in Huntington.
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Originally published Dec. 28, 2009.

In 1967, Homer F. Hiner purchased a single tractor trailer and entered into the then-growing trucking industry.

The new Hiner Transport company soon added a second truck, and has since grown to a company that possesses more than 225 tractors and over 600 trailers in addition to providing work for 260 employees in five states, with the majority of those positions in Indiana.

Roanoke council hears proposed ordinance concept for A-7 corridor

A proposed concept for an ordinance concerning the future of the A-7 Corridor was presented to the Roanoke Town Council at the council's meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

John Molitor, an attorney at William-Lynn-James consulting firm in Indianapolis, presented the concept to the council.

Zoning board to hear Kline request

Jonathan Kline has filed two petitions with the Huntington County Board of Zoning Appeals, asking to be allowed to place two homes on property at 1740E-675N in Jackson Township.

The board will discuss Kline's request during its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the GAR Room on the second floor of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Party preparations

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Members of the Huntington North High School post-prom party committee prepare mailings about the event for senior parents. The party will be held on May 16 from 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to all seniors, with or without a date, whether or not they attend the prom. There is no cost for tickets. The event is sponsored by senior parents and funded by donations from senior parents and the community. To volunteer or make a donation, contact Jay and Jan Ballard at or 356-8719.

Early filings create races for five offices

In just the first two days of the candidate filing period, races have been created for five offices on the Republican ballot in the May 4 primaries.

And at least one contest is assured for the November general election.

The filing period for the primaries opened Jan. 20 and will continue through noon on Feb. 19.


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