Cresview boys' track team swamps Wabash

Winning all but one event, the Crestview Middle School varsity boys' track team mowed down Wabash 97-12 on Tuesday, May 4.

Tyler Veilleux led the Cougars by winning the 200-meter dash and the long jump. He also teamed up with Mark Hoover, Charleston Dydasco and Skyler Veilleux to win the 400-meter relay. Caleb Stoffel also won two events, the 800-meter run and the 1,600-meter run.

David W. Blauvelt

David W. Blauvelt, 47, of Fort Wayne, and having family members in Huntington, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at 5:23 p.m. at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born May 13, 1962, in Fort Wayne His father, Wayne E. Blauvelt, preceded him in death. He is survived by his mother, Susan Trimm Branning, Huntington.

Additional survivors include four sisters, Melissa Blauvelt, Cathey Parker, Alice Shaw and Ashley Blauvelt; and two brothers, Donald Blauvelt and Jeff Blauvelt.

A service was held Monday, May 10, 2010, at C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne.

N. Lorene Brooks

N. Lorene Brooks, 87, of Columbus, and a former resident of Huntington, died Friday, May 7, 2010, at 9:35 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Brooks was a member of the East Columbus Christian Church in Columbus. She lived in Huntington from 1974 to 1984, when her husband served as pastor of Northview Church of Christ.

She was born May 27, 1922, in Ogilville to Oscar L. and Pauline E. Thomas Sweeney. She married Harry E. Brooks on Sept. 3, 1944. Her husband survives.

School corporation to lay off 12 teachers at end of school year

Huntington County Community School Corporation will lay off 12 teachers at the end of the school year.

The HCCSC Board of Trustees voted Monday night, May 10, to put 12 teachers on Reduction in Force (RIF) callback lists.

Notifications delivered by Superintendent Tracey Shafer in late March put 17 teachers on standby for possible layoffs. Shafer says the layoffs may be necessary because of declining enrollment and budgetary needs.

HCCSC board rejects Shafer proposal for filling HNHS principal's job short-term

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees has rejected a proposal by Superintendent of Schools Tracey Shafer for filling Huntington North Principal Jeremy Gulley's position while he is deployed to Afghanistan for a year.

Shafer said the best route would be to name current HNHS Assistant Principal Kelly Renier as interim principal and New Tech director, and current Dean of Students Russ Degitz as interim New Tech director. Then, Shafer said, Degitz's dean position would be posted internally with a one-year leave of absence offered to the hired person.

Not a lot of business at Warren Town Council meeting

It was business as usual - and not much of it - when the Warren Town Council met on Monday, May 10.

Marilyn Morrison, clerk-treasurer, introduced Ordinance 2010-1, Heritage Pointe's request for vacation of an adjoining alley way.

A public hearing on the request will be held on June 14, the next council meeting.

The council voted to renew its contract with Keystone, the company responsible for all the town's software programs and maintenance. The cost is $5,765, up $400 from last year.

Carroll leads Vikings to 17th win

Wesley Carroll led an 11-hit attack with three safeties of his own to pace the Huntington North High School baseball team to a 9-3 win over visiting Muncie Central on Monday, May 10.

Cody Frazier added two hits, and he, Carroll and Brett Wiley all smacked doubles to lead HNHS to its 17th win in 21 outings this season, and sixth straight win in the North Central Conference without a loss.

Shaun Marion knocked in a pair of runs for HNHS.

Chamber names Kimmel as new executive director

Steve Kimmel.
Photo provided.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously approved the recommen-dation and hiring of Steve Kimmel as executive director for the chamber on Monday, May 10.

Kimmel, a Huntington resident, will begin his tenure as executive direc-tor on June 1, 2010. He follows Robert "Bob" Brown in the position, as Brown resigned on March 5 due to health concerns.

"I have a passion for the community and I want to see it prosper," Kimmel says.

Janet K. Albertson

Janet K. Albertson, 73, of Fort Wayne, IN, and a former resident of Huntington County, IN, died Monday, May 10, 2010, at 9 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Albertson graduated from Union Township High School in 1954 and earned her degree as a registered nurse from Parkview Nursing School in 1957. She worked as a registered nurse in Huntington County for 45 years, serving as director of nursing at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center and at Community Care Center. She was a member of the Fort Wayne Primitive Baptist Church.

Gerding's twin wins, school-record relay run help HNHS defend NCC crown

Successfully defending its North Central Conference title, the Huntington North High School boys' track team defeated Marion and Kokomo by 31 points to win the NCC Track Meet with 156 points.

Josh Graham, Ross Ochs, Austin Roberts and Kaylan Newcomb teamed up to set a new school record and win the 3200-meter relay in 8:04.60.

Travis Gerding led the Vikings individually by winning the shot put and discus. Adam Berlier took the pole vault and Graham won the 1,600-meter run.



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