Safety council to hear March program concerning noise-induced hearing loss

Jennifer C. Graber, an audiologist for ENT Associates, will present a program on noise-induced hearing loss during the March 10 luncheon meeting of the Huntington County Safety Council.

Graber had been scheduled to speak during the council's February meeting, which was canceled because of inclement weather.

The March 10 meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Habecker Dining Commons, Huntington University. To make a reservation, contact Holly Sale at 355-3203 or, or send a fax to 355-3236.


Hester Nunley

Hester Nunley, 80, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at 1:24 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Nunley was an employee of Utah American for 14 years and also worked for Broward County Schools in Florida. She was a member of Grand Street Baptist Church, Wabash.

She was born June 20, 1929, in Raceland, KY, to Ballard and Mary Jane Rowe Ward.

She married James S. Nunley on Jan. 22, 1946, in Paintsville, KY. He survives.

Scher, Ruschhaupt, two relays make it to state swim finals

HNHS sennior Skyler Ruschhaupt gives it all he's got during his winning effort in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Warssaw Swimming Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 20.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Seniors Dan Scher and Skyler Ruschhaupt each won two individual events at the Warsaw Boys Swimming Regional on Saturday, Feb. 20, and the Huntington North High School boys' swim team earned six spots at next week's state finals.

Both seniors were also on two winning relay teams for HNHS as the Vikings came away with six wins in the sectional, the most in school history, noted Head Coach Reed Christiansen.

First place finishers, along with state-time standard qualifiers, earned trips to the state meet next week in Indianapolis.

Sectional swimmer

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington North High School senior Shaun Marion grabs a breath during the 200-yard freestyle final at the Warsaw Boys' Swimming Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 20. Marin finsihed fifth in the race.

Baker wins two conference gymnastics crowns but Lady Vikes get shaded by narrowest of margins

Sophomore Jessica Baker won two individual crowns to lead the Huntington North High School gymnastics team to a close second place finish at the North Central Conference Gymnastics Meet at Muncie Central on Saturday, Feb. 20.

Baker won the all-around title and the crown on the uneven parallel bars to lead HNHS to 102.575 points, just .3 points off the winning score posted by New Castle.

Marion finished third with 96.15 points, Logansport was fourth with 92.75, Richmond was fifth with 87.85 and Muncie Central was sixth with 86.9 points.

Sophomore Miller leads HU women to victory in regular season finale

Huntington University guard Sarah Miller launches a 3-pointer despite the defensive efforts of Marian's Emily Smithson in the Foresters 67-54 win on Saturday, Feb. 20.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Sophomore Sarah Miller stepped up big on Senior Day and led the Huntington University women's basketball team to a 67-54 win over visiting Marian University in the regular season finale for the Foresters.

On an afternoon when the Foresters couldn't seem to get untracked on offense, Miller hit four 3-pointers and scored a game-high 19 points to push HU to a 20-10 overall mark, and 11-5 in the Mid-Central Conference.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results -- Winter Leagues

Knights of Columbus
Men's High Game: Brent Stanley, 279; Dave Mettler, 257.
Men's High Series: Brent Stanley, 771; Matt Eckert, 635.
Men's Most Over: Brent Stanley, +98; Dave Mettler, +51.

Shane Johnson

Shane E. Johnson, 44, of Bluffton, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at 9:47 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Johnson graduated from Huntington North High School in 1984, and had worked for WSI and Indiana Oxygen.

He was born Oct. 29, 1965, to Robert Lee and Joretta Sours Johnson Johnson. He married Laurie L. Downey in Huntington. She survives.

Martha L. Gauntt

Martha L. Gauntt, 95, formerly of Marion, died Thursday, Feb.18, 2010, at 6:30 a.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Mrs. Gauntt worked at RCA in Marion and the Wabash County Hospital. She was a charter member and a past worthy matron at the Mt. Etna O.E.S. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and attended the Mt. Etna United Methodist Church for many years.

She was born in Marion on July 16, 1914 to Albert and Elsie Benson Jackson. She married Lavon H. Gauntt on March 1, 1936. Her preceded her in death.

State wrestling title dreams end for Randle and Cooper in first round

The dream ended for two Huntington North High School wrestlers in close matches in the first round of the Indiana State Wrestling Finals on Friday, Feb. 19.

Logan Randle at 112 pounds, the Woodlan semi-state champ, got edged by sophomore Mason Todd of Pendleton Heights, 4-3.

Nick Cooper at 285 pounds lost to Evansville semi-state champion Tyler Daughtery, a senior from Castle, in a 5-2 decision.

Randle, a senior, finished his season at 41-2. Cooper, a junior, ends his campaign at 27-8.


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