Hanging with Santa

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Pathfinder Services client Paul Chapman gives Santa a hug after receiving his gift, on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the American Legion Post 85. Santa's visit was part of the annual Christmas party for Pathfinder clients, sponsored by Altrusa International.

Season of giving

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Mark Sell, of Sell Chiropractic hands a donation to Bill Fetrow, executive director of Love INC, on Monday, Dec. 14. After holding a food drive at his office, Sell donated $926 and a variety of non-perishable and canned food, which will go to Love INC's food pantry.

Banquet of baked goods

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Maryann Kummer (left) and Becky McClure select cookies from a table on Saturday, Dec. 12, during the Cookie Walk. The event was hosted by Christ's United Methodist Church, in Roanoke.

Betterly wins Flint Springs bee

Nolan Betterly.
Photo provided.

Nolan Betterly won the 2009-10 Flint Springs Elementary School Spelling Bee.

In the sixth round, he clenched the title by spelling the word "specialty" correctly. He is a student in Dan Rumple's fifth grade class and is the son of Ken and Anne Betterly.

Runner-up was Sammi Skinner. She is a fifth-grader in Janette Buzzard's class and is the daughter of Adam Skinner and Jessica Morris.


Old German School to host Christmas program

The heritage of the "German settlement" will be celebrated with a Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Old German School.

Dressed as vintage carolers, the Sharp Creek Musicians will be in performance, singing traditional Christmas hymns.

The German School was built in 1887, by members of the St. Paul Evangelical Church and recently restored.

For more information call 356-4218.

The building is located three miles north of U.S.-24 on the Huntington-Wabash County Line Road, at the intersection of West Maple Grove Rd. and CR 1000W.

Helping the needy

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Roanoke Elementary Student Council members Kenzie Estep (left) and Mary Winans volunteer as bell ringers on Dec. 5. The Student Council volunteered to help the Salvation Army as bell ringers at Lassus Handy and Hoosier Foods in Roanoke.

Irene N. Lines

Irene Michael Lines, 95, a former resident of Fiat, IN, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at 1:25 a.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren, IN.

Mrs. Lines was a member of the Christian Worship Center in Fiat. She attended Washington Township School in Blackford County. She had lived her early years in Hartford City. She was a seamstress and made wedding dresses. She was the former owner/operator of Lines Grocery and formerly worked at Torchlight Restaurant, both in Fiat. She was a member of the Christian Worship Center in Fiat.

Betty E. Prather

Betty E. Prather, 85, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, at 11:45 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Prather graduated from the Huntington High School in 1943. She was a homemaker and retired from Wabash Magnetics after 19 years of service. She was a member of Life Fellowship Church in Huntington.
She was also a member of the V.F.W. Post 2689 Auxiliary, the American Legion Post 7 Auxiliary and a life member of the Eagles Lodge of Huntington.

Lady Vikings fall to 0-8 with loss to Luers

Huntington North High School varsity player Tajsha Shrock attempts a layup during the team’s game against Bishop Luers, on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The Lady Vikings lost the  match-up 50-39.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington North High School girls' basketball team fell to 0-8 on the season as it lost to visiting Bishop Luers, 50-39, on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Liesl Davenport and Taylor Foley each tallied 11 points for the Lady Vikings.

HNHS had a 10-9 lead after the first quarter but was on the short end of a 22-18 halftime score. The Lady Vikings went into the fourth quarter down 29-23.

Crestview boys' basketball teams beat Indian Springs

Both Crestview boys' basketball teams beat Indian Springs on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

The eighth grade boys won 40-26, and the seventh-graders took a 47-41 decision.

Grant Meese led a balanced eighth grade attack with 10 points and four assists. Dylan Harter had seven points, Matt Hogan added seven points and five assists, Kyle Platt had six points and six rebounds and Danny Becker had six points.

Caleb Landrum and Jordon Seabolt dominated the CMS scoring with 22 and 20 points, respectively.

Both teams will play Salamonie on Dec. 17.



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