Optimist scholarships now available for three students

The Huntington Optimist Club announces plans to give $1,000 scholarships to three Huntington County residents who are high school seniors or currently attending college.

Applications for the scholarships are available at Huntington North High School and at the office of Matheny, Hahn, Denman & Nix LLP, located at 45 W. Market St. in Huntington.

The application deadline is March 31, 2010.

For additional information, contact Jeremy Nix at 356-7030 or Carol Hacker at HNHS, 356-6104, ext. 1054.


Judge considers dismissal of request to deny wetland development

A judge will decide whether or not to dismiss legal action filed by the town of Roanoke seeking to halt the development of a wetland mitigation area in Jackson Township by Vera Bradley Designs Inc.

If Administrative Law Judge Stephen L. Lucas of the Indiana Natural Resources Commission denies Vera Bradley's motion to dismiss, a disposition hearing on the stay of effectiveness filed by Roanoke will be scheduled.

Those decisions were made Jan. 14 in a conference call involving the town of Roanoke, Vera Bradley Designs and the Department of Natural Resources.

Eldon H. Knecht

Eldon Howard Knecht, 87, of North Manchester, IN, and having ties to Huntington County, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at 6:40 p.m. at Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester.

Mr. Knecht was a 1940 Chester High School graduate. He farmed, founded Star Excavating and drove for Gulf Oil until his retirement. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical & Reformed Church in Bippus, and sang lead with the Chain of Lakes Barber Shop Chorus.

Jaunice Griffin

Juanice Griffin, 87, of Markle, IN, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at 3:40 a.m. at the Markle Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Griffin was a 1941 graduate of New Hope High School in New Hope, Arkansas. She had worked in medical records at Caylor Nickel Clinic as a supervisor, retiring in 1985. She had also worked at Square D Corporation in Huntington and at the Markle Coil Factory. She was a member of the Markle United Methodist Church

HU Lady Foresters lose 61-60 in final seconds to the visiting Saint Francis Cougars

Brittney Bateman drives around defenders during the game Saturday at Huntington University.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Sarah Miller's drive to the basket and a lay-up that gave the Huntington University Foresters a 60-59 lead with just over a minute remaining in the contest wasn't enough as they fell to the visiting Saint Francis Cougars on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Merillat Complex.

Julie Seiss of the visiting Saint Francis Cougars crushed the hopes of the host when she layed the ball in with 31 seconds left on the clock and the score board reading 61 for the visitors.


Barbara G. Laurence

Barbara G. Laurence, 72 ,of Montpelier, IN, died Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at 12:34 a.m., at Lutheran Hospitalin Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Laurence worked for 33 years at the Montpelier Middle School in the cafeteria. She was a 1955 graduate of Montpelier High School, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Montpelier, Just A Mere Club, United Methodist Women and Montpelier Pony and Saddle Club

She was born Aug. 16, 1937, in Pennville to Clarence and Modjeska Hedges Russell. She married Gerald D. Laurence on Oct. 16, 1955, in Montpelier. Her husband survives.

Juylish D Boyer

Juylish Donna Boyer, 54, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at 2:25 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Boyer most recently worked in housekeeping at Hickory Creek Nursing Center. She had also worked in housekeeping at Huntington University and as a CNA at Meadowvale Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bluffton.

She was born Feb. 22, 1955, in Berrien, MI, to John E. and Florene Maxine Davis Green. Her mother survives in Inverness, FL. She married Dale "Tim" Boyer in 1998. Her husband survives.

HNHS boys' basketball team falls at home to Anderson

Huntington North’s Kyle Bradburn tries to work his way around two Anderson defenders on Friday night, Jan. 15 at North Arena. Bradburn had 11 points, but Huntington lost 44-57.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

A night of poor field goal shooting plagued the Huntington North boys' basketball team as the boys were beaten by visiting Anderson, 57-44, on Friday, Jan. 15.

Anderson made 22 of 43 shots throughout the game to accumulate a field goal percentage of 51.2, nearly 20 percent more than Huntington North's 31.4 field goal percentage (16 for 51). Huntington North went seven for nine from the free throw line for 77.8 percent, while Anderson went ten for 19 for 52.6 percent.

Rainbow Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Men's High Game: Dave Shoptaw, 269; Jerald Gressley, 269.
Men's High Series: Butch Bowers, 733; Jerald Gressley, 723.
Men's Most Over Average: Dan Bickel, 63; Dave Shoptaw, 62.


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