HU golfers have second day comeback to win Taylor Invitational

After trailing Saint Francis by two strokes, the Huntington University golf team finished the second day of the Taylor University Invitational with a 293 to win the invitational with a total of 611 on Tuesday, April 13.

Cory Powell led the way for the Foresters with 69 on the second day to grab medalist honors with a149. Jordan Dawes backed him up with 151 and Mickey Belt had a 154.
Matt Wilson and Josh Teulker helped the HU cause with 157 and 165, respectively.

Powell and Dawes were named to the all-tournament team.

HU softball team wins opener in 11, splits doubleheader with Bethel

It took 11 innings, but the Huntington University softball team defeated Bethel 3-2, but then went on to lose the second game 4-2 in a doubleheader on Tuesday, April 13.

In the opener, the Foresters found themselves down 1-0 at the beginning of the seventh inning after having just one hit for the earlier part of the game. However, Kate Dwyer had an RBI-triple that drove in Katie Bowers to tie the game and send it into extra innings.

Matthew B. Randall

Matthew B. Randall, 26, of Bluffton, IN, and having ties to Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Randall had worked as a car salesman in Huntington and a window salesman at New Look in Fort Wayne. He attended Bluffton High School and was a part of Life Community Church, Bluffton.

He was born Feb. 28, 1984, in Franklin. He is survived by his father, Brian Studtman, of Michigan City, and his mother, Marianne Randall (James) Barnes, of Bluffton. He married Dana Johnson, who survives.

Vikings get bombed late, lose to Concordia 11-4

Andrew Doctor slides back into first base after taking a big turn in action against visiting Concordia on Wednesday, April 14.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Visiting Concordia Lutheran tallied eight runs in the last three innings to knock down the Huntington North High School baseball team 11-4 on Wednesday, April 14.

The Vikings, 7-3, held a 4-3 lead heading into the fifth inning before the Cadets tied it in the frame, scored five more runs in the sixth inning and added two more in the seventh.

Kendall Whitman had two of the Vikings' six hits in the game and finished with three runs batted in to lead the HNHS offense. Ethan Bartrom also had two hits.

Erie Railroad east yard to come alive again at historical museum

Huntington County Historical Museum Director Pat Bergdall poses with part of the Erie Railroad display currently housed at the museum. The historical society plans to build a replica of the east railroad yards and parts of Huntington that surrounded it.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Originally published March 8, 2010.

Huntington will soon journey back in time to the days of the Erie Railroad and all the historic landmarks that marked Huntington as a vibrant railroad community.

The Huntington County Historical Society is embarking on a project to recreate the Erie Railroad east railroad yards on an "H0" scale.

Board member Gib Young says the historical society is trying to accomplish something that a lot of other museums already have in place.

Heritage Days returns to roots with new theme

Heritage Days, Huntington's annual summer celebration, is returning to its roots with this year's theme.

The 2010 theme is "Exploring Our Heritage," the festival's steering committee has announced. Events celebrating Huntington's heritage will be held throughout the community June 16-20.

Teachers Credit Union is the general sponsor for the festival, and Kim Myers is serving as the festival chairman.

School board fails to reach decision on New Tech renovation project at HNHS

Unable to reach a majority decision, the Huntington County Community School Board of Trustees on Monday, April 12, failed to approve member Troy Smart's motion to cap the first two years of spending for New Tech.

Member Jennifer Goff was absent, which allowed the 3-3 defeat of the motion to allow the Huntington North New Tech team to spend $170,000, using both grant and Capital Project Fund monies, to make structural changes to the high school building to accommodate the New Tech program.

The renovation would have both recycled and new materials.

Warren Council hears request to help fund KBC

It was a packed house on Monday, April 12, when the Warren Town Council convened for its monthly meeting.

Bob Pond, of the Knight Bergman Center, addressed the council seeking financial support to help a new KBC Preservation Fund, part of a three-year plan implemented by the center's board, to maintain and upgrade the center and its facilities.

The request for vacation of the alley/street by Heritage Pointe is still in progress as both parties (the Town of Warren and Heritage Pointe) are working out the details regarding access to existing sewer ways.

Young gets commission as officer in U.S. Navy in ceremony in GA

Scott Young.
Photo provided.

Scott E. Young, a former resident of Huntington, was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy during a ceremony held Jan. 29 at Kings Bay Naval Base in Kings Bay, GA.

Young reported to the USS Roosevelt aircraft carrier in Norfolk, VA, in late March, following completion of Officer Training School in Newport, RI. He will be deployed on a destroyer ship, the USS Ross, from May until January.

Love INC hails 25 years at annual meeting


Photo provided.

On Wednesday, March 24, Love In the Name of Christ celebrated their 25th anniversary annual meeting.

Central Christian Church hosted their "Celebration Feast" luncheon and program. Over 100 volunteers and partners learned many new things about Love INC's growing ministries.

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