Miriam G. Hoopingarner

Miriam G. Hoopingarner, 89 of Uniondale, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at 8:46 p.m.

Mrs. Hoopingarner was a 1946 graduate of East Rockcreek High School. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church of Uniondale.

She was born July 2, 1928. She was married for 64 years to Everett “Dale” Hoopingarner, and he preceded her in death.

Jackie D. 'Jack' Tackett

Jackie D. "Jack" Tackett, 74, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at 7:04 p.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Tackett worked at United Technologies in Andrews for 30 years, where he was a supervisor. He then worked in tool setup at PHD in Huntington for 17 years, retiring in 2017.

He was born Dec. 2, 1943, in Virgie, KY, to Ishmel and Della Hampton Tackett. He married Dinah Hall on March 14, 1964, in Huntington, and she survives.

Doris C. Joseph

Doris C. Joseph, 85, of Van Buren, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.  

Mrs. Joseph formerly worked at RCA in Marion and General Tire in Marion for several years before they closed and was a housekeeper at Turtle Creek Apartments. She was active in her church, Upland Christian Church, where she attended for over 20 years.

Mayor outlines spending plan for city surplus at council meeting

With $2 million in the city’s general surplus fund, Mayor Brooks Fetters outlined how he hopes to see those funds invested in the city during a State of the City address before the Huntington Common Council on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Fetters, along with his senior leadership team, prepared the spending plan, which he said would help the city fulfill its focus for 2018: “Helping People Love Calling Huntington Home – Instilling Hometown Pride.”

Bush buzzer-beater stops Taylor in OT

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Trevor Lockwood

Mike Bush drained a long three-pointer just ahead of the buzzer in overtime to give the Huntington University men’s basketball team a 102-99 win over host Taylor University on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Bush tallied a game-high 31 points as HU improved to 12-17 on the season, 8-9 in the Crossroads League.

Alton 'Gene' Kendall

Alton "Gene" Kendall, 81, of Warren, IN, and formerly of Wabash, IN, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at 10:30 p.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Darla Miller

Darla Miller, 57, of LaFontaine, IN, died Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at 10:40 a.m. at Rolling Meadows in LaFontaine.

Ms. Miller graduated from McCulloch Middle School. She began working at Carey Services at the age of 18. She was involved in Special Olympics for several years. She attended New Hope Baptist Church, as well as other churches in Grant County.

She was born July 24, 1960, in Lubbock, TX, to Larry Phillip and Mary Mavaline Underwood Miller, who survive.

HU women eighth at CL Indoor Invitational

The Huntington University women’s track team claimed eighth place at the Crossroads League Indoor Invitational, held Friday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 10, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Nicole Pennington earned points for the Foresters in two events. She finished fourth in the 60-meter dash with a time of :8.09 and eighth in the 200-meter dash by running a personal-record :27.26. Benedicte Nzombi-Fenner also ran the 60 meters and finished sixth in :8.19.

HU men ninth at CL Indoor Invite

The Huntington University men’s track team placed ninth at the Crossroads League Indoor Invitational, held Friday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 10, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Adam Woods claimed the Foresters’ only first place finish by winning the heptathlon with 3,837 points. For his efforts, he received all-conference honors.

Patrick A. 'Butch' Pearson

Patrick A. “Butch” Pearson, 66, of Bluffton, IN, and with ties to Huntington, IN, died Thursday evening, Feb. 8, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

He was born Oct. 29, 1951, in Huntington to Edwin L. and Donna L. Dysert Pearson. His mother survives in Celina, OH.  He married Cathy S. Gard in Bluffton on Dec. 26, 1981; she also survives.  

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