Caroline 'Granny Nell' Carr

Caroline "Granny Nell" Carr, 89, of Muncie, IN, and having relatives in Huntington County, IN, died Thursday, May 28, 2009.

Regional champion Drabenstot leads four Viking trackmen to state

Senior shotputter Rex Drabenstot claimed a championship and the Huntington North High School boys' track team will be sending three other athletes to the state track meet from their performances at the Fort Wayne Wayne Boys' Regional Track Meet on Thursday, May 28.

Junior Josh Graham qualified twice for state, and senior Rob Sands and junior Ross Ochs will also be making the trip to Indiana University on Friday, June 5.

Golfers shoot season-best 322 to beat Marion

Huntington North High School golfer Tyler Scher plays a chip shot towards the hole, during the team’s outing against Marion, on Thursday, May 28. Both the varsity and junior varsity teams won their match ups.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington North High School's boys' varsity and junior varsity golf teams were in action against Marion, on Thursday, May 28.

The varsity team carded a season-best team score of 322 to beat Marion, which carded a 334.

Top Viking on the day was Neal Hamilton, with a 79. Other scores were Garrett Bracht, 80; Brandon Whitesell, 81; E.J. Tackett, 82 and Tyler Shearer, 98.

The JV team also won its nine-hole match up, carding a 182 to Marion's 207.

A swing ... and a miss

Photo by Matt Murphy.

Ellie Lawson of the Tincaps swings and misses as Huntington LIons' catcher Brooke Hiple reaches for the ball during softball action from Huntington County Baseball at Homier Field on Thursday, May 28.

School board makes difficult decision in Varsity Singers-HC Wrestling Club contention of weekend for big events

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees made a difficult decision Tuesday night, ending a source of contention between the Huntington County Wrestling Club and the Huntington North Varsity Singers.

Each group had hoped to secure facilities at the high school on the same weekend next March for its most significant event of the year.

The board, overruling school policy and the HNHS principal's decision, gave the weekend to the wrestlers.

Deborah K. 'Deb' Trowbridge

Deborah K. "Deb" Trowbridge, 56, of Syracuse, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at 4:29 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Trowbridge graduated in 1970 from Huntington North High School and earned a degree as a licensed practical nurse from the Fort Wayne Community Schools Adult Education Program. She had also attended St. Francis College, Fort Wayne. She was a homemaker and had been employed as a nurse by Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, for several years.

Richard 'Bud' Murphy II

Richard "Bud" Murphy II, 35, of Van Buren, IN, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Murphy worked as a farmhand for Losure-Stuber Farms in Van Buren Township, Grant County. He was a member of the Eastbrook Young Farmers Club.

He was born Feb. 2, 1974, in Marion to Richard and Dianne Millspaugh Murphy. His mother, Dianne Millspaugh, survives in Marion.

Ethel Shaffer

Ethel Shaffer, 80, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Life Care Center in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Shaffer had worked in the kitchen at Indiana Tech, Fort Wayne, for 10 years, retiring in 2006.

She was born Jan. 11, 1929, in Johnstown, PA, to Sarah and Bill Henwood. She married Jerry Shaffer, who survives.

Letting it fly

Photo by Matt Murphy.

As Connor Kreider of Paesan's PIzza waits to score a run, MacSteel's Brock Eckert pitches on Tuesday, May 26, in Huntington County Baseball League action at Homier Park.


Remembering those who died

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Bill Glover (right), past commander of Raonoke American Legion Post 160, pays tribute to Huntington County veterans who died in 2008 during a Memorial Day service on Monday, May 25, at the First Church of hte Nazene. A list of the deceased veterans' names burns in a helmet inf front of Glover as a symbol of the veterans' new place in the "Post Everlasting." Huntingotn County Veterans Service Officer Bruce Stanton watches.


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