Angel Tree host sites sought

Karing for Kids' annual Christmas Angel Tree Project will return to Huntington County for the second year and Wells County for the seventh year.

"The trees will be in the hosted locations beginning Tuesday, Nov. 10," says Rhonda O'Reilly, president of Karing for Kids Inc. "Currently we have 30 locations that have agreed to host one of our trees. We are looking for other businesses or churches that would like to host a tree. The more locations there are, the easier for the community to get involved."

Kids Kampus offering 'Dinner to Go'

Kids Kampus will be having a Take-N-Bake "Dinner to Go" on Saturday, Oct. 24, from noon until 2 p.m. at Central Christian Church, 500 MacGahan St. in Huntington.

The child care center is offering Take-N-Bake Baked Ziti with Meat Sauce, Baked Ziti with Marinara Sauce and Penne with Butter and Cheese. Each meal serves six to eight people and comes with ten breadsticks.

The cost per meal varies. All orders must be received at Kids Kampus by Wednesday, Oct. 21.

YMCA co-ed volleyball registration on now

Registration for the YMCA's co-ed volleyball league will continue through Oct. 28.

The league lasts seven weeks, starting Oct. 29 and running through Dec. 18. All teams will play every Thursday or Friday, between 8 and 10 p.m., and matches will be best of three, with rally scoring to 25 points.

A double elimination tournament will be held at the end of the season with the date to be announced.

There is a cost per team and team captains are responsible for collecting player.

'Hoosier Heroes' scholarships now available

"Hoosier Heroes," a program of Indiana Dollars for Scholars, is an opportunity for Indiana high school juniors and seniors to win one of 10 $2,000 college scholarships while honoring a Hoosier who has had a significant impact on their life.

Hayes graduates from basic

Army Reserve Pfc. Justin T. Hayes has graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC.

He is the son of Joe Hayes, of Markle. He is a 2009 graduate of Huntington North High School.

Announce sectional pairings, ticket info for football, volleyball

Both Huntington North High School volleyball and football drew Fort Wayne North Side in their respective first-round sectional action.

Football pre-sale sectional tickets are now available. HNHS will play at North Side on Oct. 23rd at 7 p.m. during the 5A, sectional 3. Tickets may be purchased from the high school at the front office or athletic office during the school day until noon, Oct. 23. Multiple tickets can also be purchased this year with a credit card.

Contact Michael Gasaway, Athletic Director, at 356-6104, ext. 1049, with any questions.

Running her down


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington North High School runner Moily King (left) tries valiantly to run down Laken Lefever of Columbia City in the homestretch of the Marion Girls' Sectional Cross Country Meet on Tuesday, Oct. 13. Lefever held on to grab fourth place and King placed fifth, the latter helping the Lady Vikings to the team championship and a ticket to the Marion Regional on Saturday, Oct. 17.

Sectional run


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Huntington North High School runners Josh McIntyre (front) and Garrett Humbert run the course during the Marion Cross Country Sectional on Tuesday, Oct. 13. McIntyre finished 28th and Humbert placed 16th as the Vikings won the team title and advanced on to the regional on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Marion.

Bertha O. Hummer

Bertha O. Hummer, 93, of rural Portland, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Hummer was a member of the Southside Church of Christ, and she was a 4-H leader. She volunteered for the Jay County Hospital Auxiliary and also helped her husband farm in Wayne and Noble Township for many years.

She was born Oct. 6, 1916, in Jay County to Curtis and Della Green Benn. She married Everett Hummer on Nov. 28, 1931. He preceded her in death in 1993.

Michael E. Reber

Michael E. Reber, 64, of Huntington, IN, died Sept. 5, 2009, of a heart attack.

Mr. Reber graduated from Rock Creek High School in 1962. He served in the United States Air Force from 1962 to 1966. He graduated from the Indiana Institute of Technology with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1972. He worked in the Design Center of Navistar International for 33 years and retired in 2000 as chief engineer of Body Design Group. He farmed on the family farm and was a member of the Warren Antique Tractor Club.

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