School board to hold exec session for members to receive training

The Huntington County Community School Corporation will hold an executive session today, Monday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. at Huntington University's Habecker Dining Commons.

During the session, school board members will receive training in their roles as public officials.

INDOT announces I-69 restrictions in area

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Fort Wayne District announces that I-69 in both directions, at 1.2 miles south of U.S.-24 (between Yohne and Bass Roads) will be restricted due to concrete pavement repair work scheduled to begin today, Mon-day, Nov. 16 at 6 a.m.

The northbound I-69 passing lane, at mile marker 101 and mile marker 103, will be closed. Traffic will be shifted to the driving lane and outside shoulder. The southbound I-69 driving lane, at mile marker 102, is also scheduled to be closed for the same type of repair work.

Making their marks

Mary Ellen Scheiber (right), a Stampin' Up demonstrator, helps Dianne Diehl create a card during a stamping session Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Etna Avenue fire station community room. About 20 people attended the session, making Christmas cards and thank you cards they'll give to adults staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis while a young family member receives medical treatment. The adults can then send the cards to their family members all over Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky.

Youth Services Bureau accepting nominations for Bailey Award

The Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County is currently accepting nominations for its annual Steven L. Bailey Memorial Award.

This award has been given annually since 1999 to an individual who demonstrates a strong compassion for the youth and families of Huntington County. The nominee should be a person who has made a positive impact in the lives of young people through activities that empower, encourage and support our youth.

Angel Trees set up throughout county to make Christmas brighter for some

Angel Trees like this one have been set up throughout the county in an effort to help make Christmas brighter for some famllies in Huntngton and Wells counties.
Photo provided.

Angel Trees have been set up throughout Huntington and Wells counties, giving area residents the opportunity to help make Christmas brighter for some families.

Rhonda O'Reilly, who is coordinating the project, says the Karing for Kids organization will provide 625 children from 211 families in Huntington and Wells County with eight gifts each.

Gifts will be wrapped Dec. 18 and 19 at the Markle Church of Christ and will be delivered on Dec. 20.

Raising the flag


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Senior Vice Commander Michael Smith (left) assists Jerry Walling, Veterans of Foreign Wars chaplain, in raising the flag at a ceremony outside Lancaster Elementary School on Thursday morning, Nov. 12. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2689 in Huntington sponsored the flag raising in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11.

Warsaw buzzsaw beats HNHS girls in OT in opener

Huntington North High School's Este Stoffel maneuvers with the ball against Warsaw in the girls' junior varsity basketball game on Saturday, Nov. 14. Both the JV and the varsity fell.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team ran into a fourth quarter buzzsaw and wound up getting beaten in overtime by visiting Warsaw, 78-75, in its season-opener on Saturday night, Nov. 14.

The Lady Vikings were cruising with a 42-25 lead after three quarters of play before Warsaw rang up 36 points in the final quarter to send the game into overtime at 61-61. The Lady Tigers then outscored HNHS in the extra session, 17-14, to send HNHS to the loss.

Foresters beat Division I ranked Lindenwood to claim Ness Bross Classic crown

Huntington University junior Kellen Zawadzki goes strong to the hoop against Trinity International in the Foresters' opening game of the Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Classic on Friday, Nov. 13. The Foresters won the title on Saturday, beating Lindenwood.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Huntington University men's basketball team wasted little time re-establishing itself as one of the premier programs in NAIA Division II as it beat a ranked Division I school, Lindenwood, 84-67, on Saturday afternoon, Nov., 14 to claim the crown at its own Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Classic.

The Foresters were not very good hosts for the classic as they walloped Trinity International , 92-69, on Friday night, Nov. 13, to earn their shot at the championship.

Dorothy Deemer

Dorothy Deemer, 75, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at 9 p.m. at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Deemer was a 1952 graduate of Huntington High School. She was a homemaker and the manager of the Majestic Credit Union, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Central Christian Church. She was also a member of the Historical Forks of the Wabash, Daughters of the American Revolution, Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority and the Star Light Dancers, all in Huntington. She was active with the annual Pioneer Festival for many years, performing spinning demonstrations.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results -- Fall Leagues

Oak Lanes bowling scores
week of 11-9 (first half)

Monday Early Bird
Men's High Game: Bill Reed, 210; Bill Kusler, 171; Thurman Glassburn, 165.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 599; Bill Kusler, 496; Thurman Glassburn, 454.
Women's High Game: Billie Smith, 156; Rosalyn Hughes, 142; Sharon Wymer, 132.
Women's High Series: Sharon Wymer, 382; Rosalyn Hughes, 366; Billie Smith, 360.
Top Teams: The Bs, 19-5; Team #2, 15-9; Team #3, 14-10.
Most Over: Bill Reed, +110; Thurman Glassburn, +55; Rosalyn Hughes, +48.

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