New Tech program approved for HNHS

A tight vote Monday night, Nov. 9, resulted in a decision to roll out New Tech for fall 2010 at Huntington North High School.

The decision was made in a 4-3 vote by the Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees.

Those voting in favor included board members Troy Smart, Dr. Jennifer Goff and Tom King, along with Vice President Rick Brubaker. Voting against the motion were member Scott Hoffman, Secretary Rex Baxter and President Kevin Patrick.

Roger D. Young

Roger D. Young, 59, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at 6 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Young had been employed as a machine operator at International Harvester and Majestic. He had also worked at Pathfinder Services. He was a member of Faith Community Church of God.

He was born Dec. 8, 1949, in Huntington to Dean Edward and Lillian Ruth Baublet Young. His mother survives in Huntington. He married Sharon Tillman on Sept. 2, 1972, at the East State Street Church of God in Huntington. His wife survives.

Elaine C. Shultz

Elaine Clara Shultz, 82, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at her home.

Mrs. Shultz earned a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University and did post-graduate studies at Indiana University-Purdue University. She worked as an office manager at her husband's medical practice for 14 years, retiring in 1994. She also worked as an elementary teacher for 12 years in Hammond and Auburn. She served as a "gray lady" with the American Red Cross at Landstuhl Army Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, in 1952 and 1953.

Sondra R. Pressler

Sondra Raye Pressler, 61, of Martinsville, IN, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, in Martinsville.

Mrs. Pressler was a 1966 graduate of Huntington High School. She was an orthopedic surgical technician and was a member of the Martinsville Kiwanis Club.

She was born Jan. 23, 1948, in Anderson. Her father, Jack Westerman, is deceased. She is survived by her mother, Elizabeth Arnold Cure, of Martinsville, and her stepmother, Lucille Westerman, of Warren.

Mary E. 'Betsy' Decker

Mary "Betsy" E. Decker, 66, of Columbus, OH, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at James Cancer Hospital on Columbus, OH.

Mrs. Decker had been employed as a print technician for the Ohio Department of Public Safety for 20 years. She was a 1961 graduate of Bluffton High School and a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

She was born Jan. 14, 1943, in Wells County to Ivan and A. Elizabeth Bailey Decker.

Ethel R. Reed

Ethel R. Reed, 87, of Van Wert, OH, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, at 1:23 a.m. at the home of her daughter in Van Wert.

Mrs. Reed was employed as an enameller at Memcor for more than 33 years.

She was born April 3, 1922, in Huntington to Robert Otto Sr. and Esther Ethel Dinius Cunningham. She married James W. Reed on July 5, 1941, in Huntington. Her husband preceded her in death on Feb. 23, 1995.

Smelser leads Forester V-Ball team to victory

Senior Brittney Smelser had a team-high 16 kills, 20 digs and two aces to ensure a Huntington University volleyball team victory over the visiting University of Saint Francis in five games, with scores of 26-28, 25-23, 23-25, 28-26, 15-11, on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Other game leaders included Alyssa Schroeder with 59 assists and four kills, Denise Lehman with 14 kills, a Courtney Berger with 12 kills, Amanda Meyers with 11 kills and Stacie Hoffman with 10 kills.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Friday Night Mixed
Men's High Game: Keith Schmittler, 221; Chris Trainer, 213; Tom Okuly, 212.
Men's High Series: Keith Schmittler, 604; Chris Trainer, 594; Bill Kusler, 557.
Women's High Game: Cindy Williams, 209; Angie Tackett, 203; Julie McCune, 203.
Women's High Series: Julie McCune, 589; Angie Tackett, 551; Brandie Roberts, 525.
Top Teams: High Rollers, 39-13; Old Balls and Bags, 31-21; Young Balls and Bags, 30-22.
Most Over: Cindy Williams, +98; Tom Okuly, +91; Julie McCune, +91.

Natalie J. Banks

Natalie Jo Banks, 38, of Anderson, IN, and a former employee of a Huntington, IN, business, died Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. at Indiana University Hospital, Indianapolis.

Ms. Banks was a 1989 graduate of Marion High School. She was a former employee of United Technologies, Huntington, and a former logistics manager for Disetronics, Fishers.

She was born Jan. 15, 1971, in Marion to Steve and Rebecca Jo Toll Banks. She is survived by her father and stepmother, Steve and Paula Banks, of Stuart, FL.

Judy A. Updike

Judy A. Updike, 67, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, at 3:42 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Updike graduated from Lancaster High School in 1960 and received a two-year degree from Huntington College in 1978. She worked as a controller for First National Bank in Huntington for 20 years. She later worked in the accounting department at Our Sunday Visitor for five years, at H&R Block Tax Services and at Lutheran Hospital. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, where she taught children in fourth through sixth grades for 50 years.

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