Robert W. 'Wally' Thompson

Robert Wallace "Wally" Thompson, 83, of LaFontaine, IN, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at his son's home in Newburgh.

Mr. Thompson was a United States veteran.

He was born May 5, 1926, in LaFontaine to Robert S. and Hulda Rennecker Thompson. He married Ruth Ann Canten in 1947; she perceded him in death on Aug. 29, 2008.

He is survived by a son, Scott L. (Elizabeth) Thompson, of Newburgh; a daughter, Ricki Harper, of Buffalo, NY; four grandchildren, Brett Thompson, Brianna Thompson, Brad (Michelle) Harper and Ann (Noah) Short; and one great-grandchild.

Bowers knocks in 8 as HU softball team clocks Goshen twice

Getting eight RBI from Katie Bowers, the Huntington University softball team continued its recent winning streak, mowing down host Goshen College,10-0 and 11-3 on Saturday, April 10.

Bowers knocked in a pair of runs in the first contest and added six more RBI in the second, with three coming on a three-run jack in a six-run third inning for HU.

HU lets first day lead slip away, finishes second at USF Invitational Golf Tournament

After taking the lead on the first day, the Huntington University golf team couldn't overcome the University of Saint Francis on the second day to finish second of nine teams overall at the USF Invitational on Friday and Saturday, April 9-10.

On Friday, Huntington took a 317 to lead the pack, but Saint Francis responded on Saturday with a score of 306 to on the second day to go from three down to up stroke up for the win.

USF ended with a total score of 626 while HU finished with a 634.

Herber, Diehl earn wins for HU at Little State Men's Championships

The Huntington University men's track team won two events to place 11th of 19 teams at the 105th annual Little State Championships at Indiana Wesleyan University on Friday and Saturday, April 9-10.

Joseph Herber and Luke Diehl recorded the wins for the Foresters. Herber took the 10,000-meters run in 31:51.27. Diehl took the gold in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:22.28.

No other Foresters placed in the top three in any event.

Aaron Mills took fourth in the pole vault and Todd Fiedler was seventh in the triple jump and eighth in javelin.

HU women take 12 at Little State Championships

The Huntington University women's track team placed 12th of 19 teams with a score of 18 at the 105th annual Little State Championships at Indiana Wesleyan University on Friday and Saturday, April 9-10.

Michelle Kyler led the Foresters with a 10-foot height in the pole vault to take fourth place in that event. Kyler also was part of the 1600-meter relay team, which took sixth place.

Haleigh Osborne finished fifth in shot put and Kelsey Green earned sixth in discus.

Bethel College won the women's championship with a score of 140.


HU scores pair in ninth in nitecap to earn split with Taylor

The Huntington University baseball team scored the winning runs in the top of the ninth inning in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday, April 10, to record a split with host Taylor.

Eric Schultz and Andrew Drummond had RBI hits in the final inning to earn the Foresters an 8-6 win after they dropped the opener, 10-0.

Election board to meet Friday, April 16, to consider action on altered candidate fililng document

The Huntington County Election Board will meet on Friday, April 16, to consider whether or not to take action on a complaint lodged over an altered date on a candidate's filing documents.

The 1 p.m. meeting will be held in the GAR Room of the Huntington County Courthouse.

Carmen Oswalt, who serves as president of the election board, says the three-member panel agreed Monday morning on a date for the meeting.

Ruth E. Ball

Ruth E. Ball, 97, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at 8:40 a.m. at Miller's Merry Manor in Huntington.

Mrs. Ball retired from retail sales at the United Brethren Christian Bookstore after 10 years of service. She had also worked at Woolworth's and McClelland's, both in Huntington. She was a member of New Hope United Brethren Church and a former member of Good Shepherd United Brethren Church. She was a member of the church choir and sang in the community presentation of "Messiah" for many years.

Anna L. Truex

Anna Louise Truex, 94, of Anderson, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at 3:25 a.m. at Countryside Manor in Anderson.

Mrs. Truex graduated from Marion College and worked as a teacher in the Marion City Schools. She was a member of Florida Station Methodist Church.

She was born Feb. 16, 1916, in Marion to Martin R. Sr. and Ellen Ferne Anderson Koldyke. She married Robert G. Truex, who preceded her in death in 1980.

HNHS wrestler Randle places 7th in National High School Coaches tourney

Huntington North High School wrestler Logan Randle (right) placed seventh out of 35 wrestlers in the 112-pound weight class in the National High School Coaches Association Senior Wrestling Tournament in Virginia Beach, VA, on March 26.
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Huntington North High School senior Logan Randle placed seventh of 35 in the 112-pound weight class in the National High School Coaches Association Senior Wrestling Tournament on March 26 in Virginia Beach, VA.

The bracket-style tournament was open to wrestlers from across the United States. Wrestlers competed individually, but also earned points for his respective state. Indiana finished 12th of 47 states represented.

Randle's first match pit him against Victor Ekpenyong of Connecticut. Ekpenyong was a two-time state champion, but Randle kept up to win the match 8-6.


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