Huntington County Veterans Day Ceremony

Huntington County Veterans Service Officer Tim Eckert welcomes attendees at the start of the Huntington County Veterans Day Ceremony at the Memorial Park Veterans Memorial in Huntington.

Veterans Day parade

Photo by Steve Clark.

Veterans ride on the float sponsored by Huntington VFW Post 2689 during the Huntington Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Mary H. Shoemaker

Mary H. Shoemaker, 64, of Markle, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Nov. 9, 2019, at Markle Health & Rehabilitation in Markle.

Mrs. Shoemaker graduated from Huntington North High School in 1973. She was an assembler at Majestic. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 85.

She was born March 19, 1955, to John and Lois Kiser Rakoczy in Huntington. She married Joe Shoemaker on July 7, 2000, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2006.

Platt's big night pushes Foresters past Judson

Behind a game-best 35 points from Konner Platt, the Huntington University men’s basketball team triumphed over visiting Judson University, 88-75, in the semifinals of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Tournament on Friday, Nov. 8.

With the win, the Foresters, 3-0, advanced to the tourney’s championship game on Saturday, Nov. 9, against No. 11 Olivet Nazarene University, which topped East-West University, 122-89, on Friday.

After playing to a 40-40 tie at halftime, Huntington pulled away in the second stanza, outscoring Judson 48-35 to notch the 13-point win.

Fryman scores 32 but Foresters fall

The Huntington University women’s basketball team got 32 points from Sarah Fryman, but came up short against host Indiana University South Bend, falling 80-71 on Friday, Nov. 8.

The Foresters trailed the Titans, 26-15, after the first quarter, but whittled the deficit down to 40-35 by halftime and 57-56 at the end of three quarters. The hosts, however, outscored Coach Lori Culler’s squad by a margin of 23-15 in the final frame to take the game.

Betty A. Straley

Betty Ann Straley, 73 of Warren, IN, died Friday, Nov. 8, 2019.

Mrs. Straley graduated from Huntington High School in 1964. She worked at Corning in Bluffton, Memcor in Huntington and Magnetics in Wabash. She retired in 1999 from Square D of Huntington, with 35 years of service.

She was born Dec. 4, 1945, in Huntington to Merritt and Fern Palmer in Huntington. She married James S. Straley on June 12, 1970, and he preceded her in death.

Thomas H. Sadler

Thomas H. Sadler, 78, of Markle, IN, and formerly of Uniondale, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at 11:243 a.m. at his residence.

Mr. Sadler was a 1959 graduate of Lafayette Central High School. He was a member of Markle Church of Christ and the Zanesville Lions Club. He had worked in heavy construction for John Dehner Inc. for more than 40 years.

He was born Feb. 9, 1941, in Fort Wayne to Harley R. and Irene M. Rushart Sadler. He married Louise Bradbury on July 9, 1960, in Zanesville, and she survives.

Skyler M. Thompson

Skyler Mae Thompson, 3 months, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, 10:07 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

She was born Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Huntington to Paul Jacob Junior Thompson and Madison Marie Stephan, and they survive.

HU spikers end regular season with loss

The Huntington University volleyball team closed out the regular season with a straight-sets loss to host Grace College on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

The Foresters were defeated 22-25, 15-25, 20-25. With the loss, they finish the regular season 14-19, with a 6-12 mark in Crossroads League play.

Senior Paige Eakright led Huntington with 12 kills, two aces and 14 digs.

Junior Jennings Tacosik fueled the Forester offense with 24 assists.

Defensively, Huntington got 17 digs from junior Ariene Butler and 12 from Tacosik.

Patricia M. Krauhs

Patricia May Krauhs, 87, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, Nov. 1, 2019.

Mrs. Krauhs had worked as a phone operator prior to having her family.

She was born in Fort Wayne to George and Goldie Hullinger Stein. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Irvin “Pete” E. Kauhs, on Dec. 15, 2018.

She is survived by three sons, Tim (Theresa) Krauhs, of Roanoke; Jim (Sherry) Krauhs and Kim Krauhs both of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, Nicole (Chad) Grieser, Nick Miller, Lindsey (Mike) Singpradith, Audrey May Krauhs and Samuel Pete Krauhs; and three great-grandsons.


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