HU to face Jamestown in NAIA Division II basketball tournament opener

Huntington University women's basketball team coach, Lori Culler, cuts down a piece of the net after HU beat Taylor last Monday night, March 2, to win the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament crown.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Huntington University will face the No. 8 at-large team, Jamestown, from North Dakota, on Thursday, March 12, at 3:30 p.m. in its opening round game of the NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Tournament in Sioux City, IA.

The HU women, 24-6, drew the fourth seed in their bracket, while Jamestown, 20-9, drew the No. 5 seed.

HU earned its ticket to the tourney by winning the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament last Monday night, March 2. The Forester women defeated Taylor, 65-60.

Daylight savings time arrives Sunday

It's time to change time.

Much of the United States - Indiana included - will switch to daylight-saving time in the wee hours of Sunday, March 8.

Officially, Hoosiers are instructed to wait until 2 a.m. Sunday and, when the clock hits the 2 o'clock hour, move it forward to 3 a.m. - skipping an entire hour. The change makes sunrise arrive later in the morning and sunset arrive later in the evening.

Classmates seeking Jefferson Twp. School/South Upper Elementary alumni

Five former classmates from 44 years ago are looking for other Jefferson Township School/ South Upper Elementary alumni who attended the school between 1964 and 1968.

The classmates are planning a reunion for Saturday, May 30 at the Fabulous 105 and want to make sure all alumni have been invited. They also encourage alumni to visit a Web site set up exclusively for them where they can update their addresses and other personal information.

From street names to anthrax, a firefighter's training never ends

Huntington firefighters practice extinguishing a flaming LP tank during a drill held Thursday, Feb. 12, at the South Side Fire Station on Etna Avenue.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published Feb. 19, 2009.

Back in the old days, they'd sit around at the station, talking about the best ways to put out a fire.

"They had ‘Red Books' that would have subjects to talk about," Huntington Fire Department Lt. John Keiser says. "We'd read the articles and take written tests."
Not any more.

Now, the training is hands on and non-stop.

Kenneth A. Gardner

Kenneth A. Gardner, 100, of Marion, IN, and a native of Van Buren, IN, died March 3, 2009, at the Colonial Oaks Health Care Center in Marion.

Mr. Gardner, a lifelong resident of Grant County, retired from farming in 1962. He was a member of Richland Chapel Church.

He was born May 15, 1908, in Van Buren to Harvey D. and Airy Mae Wiggins Gardner. He married Velma M. Highley on March 4, 1931. His wife survives.

Delores J. Lucas

Delores Jean Lucas, 69, of rural North Manchester, IN, and having family members in LaFontaine, IN, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at 11:47 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Lucas was retired from GenCorp in Wabash, where she had worked for 28 years. She was a member of the North Manchester Church of Christ.

She was born March 30, 1939, in Bardstown, KY, to John H. and Viola Kennedy Case. She married Fred O. Lucas on May 21, 1960, in Wabash. Her husband survives.

Doris M. Bellinger

Doris M. Bellinger, 75, of Columbia City, IN, and having family members in Roanoke, IN, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Bellinger graduated from Huntertown High School in 1952. She had lived in Whitley County since 1966 and had worked in Columbia City at Blue Bell for eight years, Essex Wire for two years and Phillips Diversified Service for 15 years.

She was born Oct. 14, 1933, in Allen County to Harvey F. and Mary E. Bell Greene. She married Robert H. Bellinger on March 29, 1952, in New Haven. Her husband preceded her in death in August 1987.

Nile E. Girvin

Nile E. Girvin, 83, of Fort Wayne, IN, and formerly of Markle, IN, died Monday, March 2, 2009, at the Markle Health Care Center in Markle.

Mr. Girvin had been employed as an associate engineer with Magnavox Corporation for more than 34 years, retiring in 1987. He graduated from Markle High School and served with the United States Navy during World War II.

He was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Markle. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Girvin, of Fort Wayne.

Howard 'Tony' Selig

Howard F. “Tony” Selig, 83, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at 8:43 a.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Selig was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a former member of the Knights of Columbus.

He was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Chicago, IL, to Anthony and Lois Smith Selig. He married Joan A. Strasser on Feb. 3, 1951, at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. His wife preceded him in death on Oct. 14, 2008.

Marvia Wilcox

Marvia Wilcox, 83, of North Manchester, IN, and a retired Bippus-area farmer, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at 7:35 a.m. at Warsaw Meadows Healthcare Center, Warsaw.

Mr. Wilcox was a self-employed farmer in the Bippus area for 65 years. He had also been employed as a salesman for DeKalb Seed for 50 years. He attended Missionary Church, North Manchester, and was a member of the Farm Bureau. He attended Lagro High School.

He was born June 7, 1925, in Wabash County to Ernest and Amelia Rickert Wilcox. He married Norma Hoover on April 6, 1947. His wife survives.

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