Steven L. Bailey Memorial Award winner


Photo by Cassie Wieckert.

Donna Lahr (left) presents Gloria L. Wall with the 2008 Steven L. Bailey Memorial Award during the Youth Services Bureau Volunteer Appreciation and Community Celebration Dinner on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Wayne Township site of beautiful forests, much wildlife in past

Above is the farm of A.T. Searles in 1879, which was located in Section 24 of Wayne Township. Searles was noted for his fine farm, and he was also the proprietor of the largest tile manufacturing company in the county at the time.
Photo provided.

Editor’s note: Imagine a land covered with primeval forest and underbrush so dense that it was nearly impossible for humans to walk through, and in that wilderness were prowling wolves and bears, as well as bobcats, cougars and, of course, an abundance of deer.

New Red Cross director sees need for better communication

Mike Rohler is the new executive director of the Huntington County Chapter of the American Red Cross. Rohler says the organization's goals this year include implementing better disaster preparedness measures.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Michael Rohler is the new executive director of the Huntington Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Rohler, who officially started on Oct. 6, 2008, previously worked with the Tippecanoe County Chapter.

"I was a volunteer on the local and national level for four years," Rohler says. "I was also on the chapter's board of directors and was chairman of disaster services."

He adds that after several national volunteer assignments, he was encouraged to pursue full time opportunities within the organization.

College-bound students can apply for aid from HCCF scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships being offered by foundations es-tablished through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

For information about the Huntington County Community Foundation, to make a donation to any of the existing funds, or to create a new fund, contact Marcia McClelland, PO Box 5037, 356 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750 or phone 356-8878. Information is also available on the Web at www.hccfoundation.com.

College-bound students can apply for aid from HCCF scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships being offered by foundations established through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

For information about the Huntington County Community Foundation, to make a donation to any of the existing funds, or to create a new fund, contact Marcia McClelland, PO Box 5037, 356 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750 or phone 356-8878. Information is also available on the Web at www.hccfoundation.com.

Scholarships are:

College-bound students can apply for aid from HCCF scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for scholarships being offered by foundations established through the Huntington County Community Foundation.

For information about the Huntington County Community Foundation, to make a donation to any of the existing funds, or to create a new fund, contact Marcia McClelland, PO Box 5037, 356 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750 or phone 356-8878. Information is also available on the Web at www.hccfoundation.com.

Scholarships are:

School board approves leave requests

The Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees approved professional leave requests for several teachers and administrators during the school board meeting on Jan. 26.

Teachers or administrators making the request; the name of the school or facility where they work; and the name, date and location of the conference they plan to attend include:

• Dawn Eckert with Huntington-Whitley Special Services - Instructional Strategies for Special Needs Learners, West Lafayette, Jan. 15-16.

HNHS has 4 champions, advances 10 to wrestling regional

Zach Abbott.
Photo by Andre Laird.

The Huntington North High School wrestling team advanced 10 wrestlers to regionals - including four champions, at the Peru Wrestling Sectional on Saturday, Jan. 31.

Logan Randle at 112 pounds, Jamie Kuehl at 171, Zach Abbott at 189 and heavyweight Nick Cooper brought home championship hardware to lead the Vikings to second place as a team.

Randle, Kuehl and the unbeaten Abbott all lived up to their top seed billing, and Cooper overachieved, according to the seedings. The sophomore now takes a 17-7 mark to the Peru regional next Saturday, Feb. 7.

Hot-shooting Vikings defeat Northfield, 62-55

Huntington North High School boys' varsity basketball player David Ballard fights for rebounding position against several Northfield players on Saturday, Jan. 31.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

The trio of Rob Sands, Taylor Harris and Tannan Peters combined for 47 points and led the hot-shooting Huntington North High School boy’s varsity basketball team past visiting Northfield, 62-55, on Saturday, Jan. 31.

The Vikings scorched the nets for 64.9 percent accuracy from the field by hitting 24 of 37 shots. Sands led the hit parade with a 7 of 9 night on his way to 15 points, and Harris hit 4 of 5, including 3 of 3 from 3-point range, on his way to 15 points.

Peters hit seven of his 14 field goal attempts on the way to a team-high 17 points.

Foley's 23 and 15 lead HNHS girls past Muncie Central

Taylor Foley.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Taylor Foley’s 23 points and 15 rebounds led the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team to a 62-52 win over host Muncie Central on Saturday, Jan. 31.

The junior center connected on 8 of 9 from the field and 7 of 10 from the charity stripe to lead the Lady Vikes to their eighth win in 18 contests. She also added three steals and two assists.

Huntington North is 5-2 in the North Central Conference.

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