Making friends

Photo by Jessica Williams.

Kirsten Harrington (front left) eyes a black rat snake held by Interpretive Naturalist Teresa Rody during snake activities at the Salamonie Interpretive Center on Wednesday morning, Nov. 18. Pre-school aged children got to touch the snake, as well as do projects related to the reptiles.

Learning about banking

Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Students from Lincoln Elementary School watch as Haley Eckert helps a customer at the drive-through window of Teachers Credit Union on Friday, Nov. 20. The students visited both TCU and Walmart during field trips that afternoon.

Max J. Smith

Max J. Smith, 94, of Bluffton, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009, at 8:37 a.m. at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton.

Mr. Smith, a 1933 graduate of Bluffton High School, was a United States Navy veteran, having served as a radioman second class on a merchant ship during World War II. He worked in the dry cleaning business for more than 50 years and had owned the O.K. Modern Cleaners and Laundry.

Big game by Foley not enough for HNHS girls' basketball team against Snider

A big game by Taylor Foley wasn't quite enough to rescue the Huntington North High School girls' basketball team on Tuesday, Nov. 24, as it got edged by host Fort Wayne Snider, 44-43.

Foley scored 16 points and ripped down 22 rebounds but could not stop the Lady Vikings from taking their fourth loss of the season in as many contests. They were behind 13-9 and 28-21 after the first two quarter stops but cut into the Lady Panthers' margin by the end of the third quarter, trialing 36-33.

Foresters whip Kuyper to remain unbeaten at 8-0

Kevin Kyle.
Photo provided.

All five Huntington University men's basketball team starters scored in double figures as the Foresters whipped visiting Kuyper College, 97-69, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, to remain unbeaten at 8-0.

Senior Kevin Kyle led all HU scorers with 23 points as he connected on 9 of 12 from the field and all five of his free throw shots. He also hauled in a game-high 14 rebounds.

Bobby Jolliff added 18 points for HU, while Luke Smith had 16 and both Kellen Zawadzki and Tyler Shively had 12.
The Foresters led 51-25 at halftime and cruised in to victory over the 2-7 Cougars.

Abraham L. Lynn

Abraham L. Lynn, 36, of rural Roann, IN, and having relatives in Lagro, IN, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at 12:28 a.m. at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Lynn was a 1991 graduate of Northfield High School and received a Bachelor of Science in animal science from Purdue University in 1995. He was a dairy farmer and a member of the Roann United Methodist Church.

He was born Feb. 10, 1973, in Wabash to John T. and Beverly A. Bozarth Lynn. He married Tara (Honn) Knepp in Mt. Vernon, IA, on July 22, 2006. His parents and his wife survive.

Daniel G. Crago

Daniel G. Crago, 83, of Huntington, IN, died Nov. 19, 2009, at 9 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Crago was a truck driver, and served in the United States Army during WW II. He was a life member of Huntington VFW Post 2689.

He was born Sept. 22, 1926, in Huntington to John and Grace Crago.

He is survived by a son Dan (Karen) Crago, of Sturgis, MI; a daughter, Linda Poor, of Decatur, IL; and several grandchildren.

Riverview, Salamonie boys split on the hardwood

Salamonie School's eighth grade boys' basketball team defeated visiting Riverview Middle School in Riverview's season opener 45-40 on Monday, Nov. 23.

For Salamonie, Kennan Mooberry led the way by netting 24 points. Grant Canady made eight points and Wyatt Cocklin had five points.

Riverview's game leaders were Connor West with 11 points, Mitchell Hughes with 10 points and Riley Velez with eight points.

Monday's game brings the Salamonie eighth grade team to a 1-2 record on the season, and leaves Riverview with a 0-1 record.

Salamonie girls' basketball teams fall to Marion Justice

The Salamonie School eighth grade girls' basketball team fell 26-22 to host Marion Justice on Monday, Nov. 23.

Paige Coolman was the lead scorer for Salamonie with 11 points. Gabby Mason had nine points.

Coolman also added 12 rebounds, and Morgan Miller had four rebounds.

The Rebels are now 0-3 on the season.

Salamonie's seventh grade girls' basketball team also fell to Marion Justice.

In that match, Kaitie Littleford had four points.

Salamonie is now 0-3 on the season.


Cavaliers edge Bruins in OT in Kim League Week 3

The YMCA's Kim League action continued for Week 3 on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The game of the week was played in the third and fourth grade division, with the Cavaliers edging the Bruins 19-18 in overtime.

For the Cavaliers, Bramley Schultz had six points, Kaleb Sloan had five points and Larissa Johnson took home eight rebounds.

Game leaders for the Bruins were Trey Williams with eight points and Aiden Hosler and Matthew Karst with four points each.

Results from other Kim League matches are as follows:


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