Viking boy swimmers grab six firsts in sectional prelims; look for ticket to state on Saturday

The Huntington North High School boys' swim team grabbed first place in six events and took second in two other events, all while breaking two school records at the Warsaw swimming sectional preliminaries on Thursday, Feb. 18.

The Viking squad took the 200-yard medley relay in 1:43.88 - a school record, and Skyler Ruschhaupt broke another HNHS record by winning the 100-yard butterfly in :52.37.

HU's Shively hits 1,000-point mark

Tyler Shively.
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Huntington University men's basketball standout Tyler Shively hit his 1,000 point in his college career during the Foresters' mach against visiting Saint Francis on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Shively is the 40th Forester in school history to reach the 1,000-point mark. As of Feb. 16, Shively has hit 1,001 points in 81 games, averaging 12.4 points per game.


Erma B. Brooks

Erma B. Brooks, 77, of Warren, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at 4:52 p.m. at Marion General Hospital, Marion.

Mrs. Brooks had been employed as a cook in the Huntington County Community Schools for 30 years.

She was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Marion.

Survivors include a son, Wayne E. Brooks Jr., of Huntington; a daughter, Pam (Jim) Oyler, of Wabash; a sister, Bess Kirkpatrick, of Van Buren; five grandchildren, Tiffany, Kari, Kristi, Lindsay and Kori; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Halle M. Jones

Halle Mae Jones, infant daughter of Dave "DJ" Louis Jones II and Brittany Nichole Stacy, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at 4:29 p.m. at St. Vincent Women's Hospital in Indianapolis.

She was born Feb. 15, 2010.

Martha J. Newell

Martha Jane Newell, 86, of Warren, IN, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at 4 p.m. at Heritage Pointe, Warren.

Mrs. Newell was retired from the St. Regis Paper Company, Marion, where she had worked for 50 years. She attended the Hillside Wesleyan Church, Marion.

She was born Feb. 5, 1924, in Marion to Earl and Ruth Grose Miller. She married Don Newell in Marion. Her husband preceded her in death.

Linda L. Frye

Linda Lou Frye, 56, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Frye was a 1971 graduate of Huntington North High School. She worked at Kmart for several years and had owned and operated Kari-Lynn Floral Design in Ashley for 10 years.

She was born April 28, 1953, in Bluffton to Ruiel Lester and Pearl Emily Webb Burk.

Survivors include a brother, L. Gene Burk, of Morehead, KY; and two sisters, Patricia Richardson and Joyce M. Harris, both of Huntington.

Final week of filings pumps up Republican races

A four-way race has developed for the Republican nomination as Huntington County Clerk in the May 4 primary election.

During the final week of the filing period, which ended at noon on Friday, Feb. 19, three people joined incumbent Fran Felts in seeking that nomination.

Stacey Elzey Bischoff, 731 German St., Huntington; Kittie Keiffer, 4373W. Division Rd.; and Gary L. Snyder, 5101W-1000N, Huntington, are all seeking the Republican nomination as clerk.

Forester women let 13-point second half lead slip away, lose to Saint Francis

The Huntington University women's basketball team let a 13-point second half lead slip away and wound up a 71-65 loser to host Saint Francis on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Louise Haneline

Louise Haneline, 72, of Fort Wayne, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at 11:27 a.m. at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Haneline had been employed as a winder at Triad-Utrad for 20 years.

She was born Aug. 20, 1937, in Akron to Lloyd DeWayne and Maytah Hattie Bruckner Drudge. She was married to Fred Haneline from 1962 to 1988; he survives in Huntington.

Bridget B. Ganey

Bridget B. Ganey, 49, of Boonville, IN, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at 12:18 a.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center, Evansville, of injuries suffered in a two-car crash in Warrick County.

Ms. Ganey had managed the Huntington Applebee's restaurant for 9 years and served as manager of the Wendy's restaurants in Huntington and Marion for 18 years. She had recently returned to school to study for a career in social work. She was a 1978 graduate of Blackford High School and studied at the University of Southern Indiana.


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