County middle school hoops tourney starts tonight, Jan. 26

The Huntington County middle school basketball tournament begins tonight, Monday, Jan. 26, and runs through Thursday, Feb. 5.

All games will be played at Riverview Middle School with the exception of the championship games, which will take place at Huntington North High School.

The seventh grade girls' games tonight, Monday, Jan. 26, include:
Game 1 @ 6 p.m. - Indian Springs vs. Riverview
Game 2 @ 7 p.m. - Crestview vs. Salamonie

Lady Viking gymnasts place 10th at Carter Classic

Jessica Baker.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Jessica Baker placed eighth overall to lead the Huntington North High School gymnastics team to a 10th place finish Saturday, Jan. 24, a the Concordia Becky Cater Classic.

The Lady Vikings finished with 94.825 points. Valparaiso won the meet with a team score of 111.400, Bishop Dwenger placed second with 110.275 and Carroll finished third with 104.300.

Frontcourt trio again leads HNHS girls to win

The frontcourt trio of Alyssa Hurlburt, Liesl Davenport and Taylor Foley again did the heavy lifting to lead the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team to a 43-39 victory over visiting New Castle on Saturday, Jan. 24.

Moved into the starting lineup against New Castle, Hurlburt scored a game-high 13 points and dished out four assists, and Davenport and Foley added 10 points apiece for the Lady Vikings, now 7-9 overall and 4-2 in the North Central Conference.

Robert E. Galbraith Sr.

Robert E. Galbraith Sr., 89, of Leesburg, FL, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at 5:30 p.m. in Leesburg.

Mr. Galbraith was a car salesman for several Huntington dealers, and was a member of the Central Christian Church.

He was born Dec. 22, 1919, in Monticello, OH, to Paul and Ruth Cooper Galbraith. He married Betty Shideler on Aug. 15, 1943, and she preceded him in death in 1999.

HNHS Viking boys fall in double overtime, 42-39

Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball player Taylor Harris looks for an opening against the defense of New Castle's Jordan Hahn on Friday, Jan. 23. The Vikes lost a double-overtime thriller, 42-39.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

A last-second three-pointer in the second overtime by visiting New Castle guard Jordan Hahn on Friday, Jan. 23, sent the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball team down to defeat, 42-39.

After Huntington North’s Tannan Peters tied the game at 39-all with just under 10 seconds to play, the visitors got the ball to their sophomore guard, whose 21-footer from the right side sent the Vikings to their sixth defeat in 10 outings this season.

Fred K. Emley

Fred K. Emley, 88, of Roanoke, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at 5:20 p.m. at his residence.

Mr. Emley worked at Fruehauf Trailer in Fort Wayne for over 40 years, and was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the American and Asiatic-Pacific Theater. He graduated from Clear Creek High School in 1938.

He was born Aug. 18, 1920, in Huntington to Lester and Lena Emley. He married Etta Mae Richards on Nov. 8, 1941, in Huntington. She survives.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

MONDAY EARLY BIRD
Men's High Game: Billy Mundy, 192; Bill Reed, 190; Bill Kusler, 187.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 545; Billy Mundy, 519; Bill Kusler, 509.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 148; Billie Smith, 133; Rosalyn Hughes, 122.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 400; Billie Smith, 376; Rosalyn Hughes, 306.
Most Over: Sharon Wymer, +64; Billy Mundy, +48; Dick Wymer, +44.
Top Teams: The B's, 14-2; Team #9, 10-6; Team #2, 8-8.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results

MONDAY PASTIME
Men's High Game: Jim Drabenstot, 300; Todd Bowers, 279.
Men's High Series: John Bischoff, 696; Jim Drabenstot, 695.
Men's Most Over Average: Jim Drabenstot, 105; Todd Bowers, 60.

Betty I. Boan

Betty I. Boan, 81, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at the home of her son in Van Buren Township, Grant County, IN.

Mrs. Boan had lived in Washington Township at the Grant-Blackford county line, IN, for many years. She had worked at OK Modern Dry Cleaners in Bluffton and was a homemaker and a farmer. She had attended Petroleum High School and was a member of the Oak Chapel United Methodist Church in Grant County.

She was born Dec. 11, 1927, in Darke County, OH, to Marion and Nellie Stump Sutton. She married Walter Boan on Jan. 20, 1963, at the Nazarene Church in Van Buren.

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