HU women's cross country team places fifth at Manchester

The Huntington University women's cross country team took 142 points to place fifth out of 10 teams at the Manchester College Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 17.

HU standout Lauren Johnson swept the competition under the rug, finishing first overall in 22:32, nearly one minute faster than the second place contender.

Bradie Vance took 29th overall in 25:31, Molly Shirey was right behind in 30th with 25:39, Krystal McHenry took 33rd in 25:46 and Joanna Stebing wrapped up the scoring for HU by finishing 73rd in 28:31.

Schroeder stars but HU spikers drop 3 of 4 at Olivet tourney

Alyssa Schroeder was the top player for the Huntington University volleyball team, taking all-tournament honors, despite the Foresters falling 1-3 in the Olivet Nazarene University Homestead Classic on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16 and 17.

In the first match, Huntington defeated William Penn University in five sets, with scores of 25-19, 21-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-13. Schroeder had 45 assists, five blocks and two aces; Brittney Smelser had 21 kills; Stacie Hoffman added 12 kills; and Katie Bowers had 10 more kills.

Problems continue for HU woman's soccer team

Problems for the Huntington University women's soccer team continued Saturday, Oct. 17, as host Taylor shut out the Foresters 1-0.

Through the Trojans only had a single goal, they out-shot HU 10 to six. Huntington goalkeeper Amy Tavierne had six saves.

Saturday also marked the seventh goalless game for HU this season. The team is now 3-11-1 overall and 0-4-1 in the Mid-Central Conference.


HU men's golf finsihes 11th at NAIA Preview

The Huntington University men's golf team wrapped up its fall season by taking a final score of 622 to place 11th out of 16 teams at the NAIA Preview Invitational at Deere Run Golf Course in Silvis, IL, on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15-16.

The Foresters had a score of 310 for the first day, and 312 the second day.

Judith A. Wuensch

Judith Ann Wuensch, 69, of Wabash, IN, and having family members in Huntington County, IN, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at 7:25 a.m. at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Wuensch was a 1958 graduate of Lagro High School. She was a homemaker and had worked seven years at the Huntington County Jail as a secretary to Sheriff Howard Tomson. She was a member of the Church of Our Glorious King in Huntington.

Charles L. 'Mike' Melton

Charles L. "Mike" Melton, 86, of Arcadia, FL, and a former Van Buren, IN, businessman, died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at DeSota Memorial Hospital in Arcadia.

Vivian Berry

Vivian Berry, 89, of Huntington, IN, and formerly of the Warren, IN, area, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at 4:05 p.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Mrs. Berry had been employed by Square D and was a homemaker. She was a member of New Hope Ministries.

She was born Aug. 27, 1920, to Frank L. and Saddie Abner Yount. She married William O. Berry on Feb. 17, 1940, in Van Buren. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1995.

James D. 'Jim' Sollars

James Dean "Jim" Sollars, 54, of LaFontaine, IN, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at 3:11 p.m. at Wabash County Hospital.

Mr. Sollars was a 1973 graduate of Southwood High School. He was a former Little League coach in LaFontaine and was active with the Grant County Pool League.

He was born Sept. 22, 1955, to Norman "Tex" and Barbara S. Sollars. His mother survives.

Additional survivors include a son, James "Kenny" (Melissa) Sollars, of Wabash; a brother, Dave Sollars, of LaFontaine; and a grandson, Kolton Sollars, of LaFontaine.

Harbert H. 'Dick' Richards Jr.

Harbert H. "Dick" Richards Jr., 73, of rural South Whitley, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at 5:30 a.m. at his home.

Mr. Richards, a 1954 graduate of South Whitley High School, was a lifelong farmer and was actively engaged in farming until his death. He had also worked for Dana Corp., Fort Wayne, for about 30 years, retiring in 1999.
He drove a school bus for the Whitko Schools in the 1960s and early 1970s. He had a winter home in Florida and was a member of Collamer Christian Church, Mizpah Shrine and Eel River Masonic Lodge.

Plenty of Halloween activities are set

Lucas Esch, left, and Paige Fisher rehearse for “Night Chills” by Edgar Allan Poe at the Pulse Opera House recently.
Photo provided.

A haunted hotel and a haunted woods, costume contests for both kids and dogs, and hay-rides and cook-offs celebrate the season from one end of Huntington County to the other.

GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: The Great Pumpkin Festival will be celebrated Thursday, Oct. 29, through Saturday, Oct. 31, in downtown Huntington.

Events will be kicked off on Thursday, Oct. 29, with the Haunted Hotel, 13th Floor, at 511 N. Jefferson St., from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


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