Balloon launch


Photo by Jessica Williams.

Doris Murray, a resident of OakBrook Village of Huntington, lets her balloon go on Monday, May 10, after Mayor Steve Updike read a proclamation for National Nursing Home Week, May 9-15. The balloon lift off was OakBrook's kick off for the week and residents' names were put on balloons. The resident who has the farthest balloon traveled will win a prize, along with the person who finds it.

Anthony J. 'Tony' Santos

Anthony J. "Tony" Santos, 61, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Santos was a 1967 graduate of Stoughton High School, in Wisconsin. He worked production at General Motors in Fort Wayne for 30 years. Prior to GM, he worked at the Dana Corporation in Edgerton, WI. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Huntington.

He was born Jan. 9, 1949, in Madison, WI, to William J. and Anna Werla Santos. He married Karen K. Riddle on July 15, 1967 in Stoughton, and she survives.

Crestview sweeps both boys' middle school track championships

The Crestview Middle School eighth grade boys' track team claimed the county title on Tuesday, May 11.
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Sixth, seventh and eighth grade boys' track teams from all three Huntington County middle schools met at Huntington North High School for the county tournament on Tuesday, May 11.

Eighth Grade
Crestview Middle School took top honors in the eighth grade meet with 66.5 points, followed by Riverview MS with 53.5 points and Salamonie School with 17.

Crestview 7th grade boys' track team claims county crown


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The Crestview boys' seventh grade track team won the county championship on Tuesday, May 11. Team members are (front row from left) Michael May, Grant Baumgarter, Lance Clancey, Luke Stroud, Dakota Hunt, Christian Jones, Alex Finney, Stoney Haught and Logan Boyer; and (back row from left) Coach Gross, Alec Justice, Blake Sailors, Silas Clark,  David Prather, Luck Scheiber, Alex Hughes, Colt Ropp, Coach Beach, Houston Lehman, Ricky Weblake, Parker Brundige, Adam Woods, Layne Neal and Dilan Buuck.

Riverview wins girls' 8th grade county track title; Crestview wins 7th grade

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade girls' track team won the county title on Tuesday, May 11, defeating Crestview and Salamonie.
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The Crestview and Riverview Middle School and the Salamonie School sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls' track teams competed against each other on Tuesday, May 11, in the county girls' track tournament at Huntington North High School.

Eighth Grade
Riverview Middle controlled the eight grade competition by winning nine events, racking up 72.5 points to defeat Crestview's 49.5 points and Salamonie's 14 points.

Crestview seventh-graders win county girls' track title


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The Crestview sixth and seventh-graders won the county track title on Tuesday, May 11.

James F. Campbell

A memorial service will be held Sunday, May 16, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 220 E. Market St., Huntington, for former Huntington resident James F. Campbell, 54, of Clearwater, FL, who died Jan. 24, 2008, at his home.

Rev. Randall Dubois will officiate.

Preferred memorials are gifts to the First Baptist Church, 220 E. Market St., Huntington, IN 46750.

Paul D. 'Peanut' Hite Sr.

Paul D. "Peanut" Hite Sr., 82, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at 9:13 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Hite was a 1946 graduate of Union Township High School. He drove a truck for Lime City Trucking Co., Huntington, for 30 years. After he retired, he was a school bus driver for the Huntington County Community School Corporation for five years. He was a member of the Markle Church of Christ and of Teamsters Local 414 in Fort Wayne.

$10 city services fee passes on first reading

A $10-a-month city services fee could go a long way toward making sure the city of Huntington ends the year in the black.

Or maybe not, depending on whose figures are used.

The Huntington Common Council chose to believe it would. During its meeting on Tuesday, May 11, the council voted 5-2 to pass on first reading an ordinance that would implement the fee in July of this year. The fee would be charged to every holder of a city utility account and, unless action is taken to extend the fee, would expire on May 1, 2011.

HU stays unbeaten in MCC tournament

After Indiana Wesleyan University took control in the sixth inning, the Huntington University baseball team pulled back ahead to defeat the Wildcats 10-9 to remain the only undefeated team in the Mid-Central Conference Tournament on Tuesday, May 11.
Andrew Drummond led HU at the plate by going 3 for 4, resulting in one run and five RBI. Eric Schultz had three runs and Adam Christner and Ryan Shell each recorded two runs.

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