Fifteen complete studies at Leadership Academy

Graduates of the most recent Huntington County Leadership Academy pose for a class photo.
Photo provided.

Fifteen local residents graduated from the 2009 Huntington County Leadership Academy during a lunchtime ceremony held Wednesday, May 6, at the Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University.

Common council to hear more details on Etna Avenue project

The Huntington Common Council will hear more details on proposed improvements to Etna Avenue during its meeting on Tuesday, May 12.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in council chambers, located on the third floor of the Huntington City Building.

Government meetings calendar May 11-13

Monday, May 11
Markle Park Board, 7:30 a.m., Markle Municipal Building, 155 W. Sparks St., Markle.

Huntington County Board of Commissioners, 8:30 a.m., Commissioners' Room, first floor of Huntington County Courthouse.

Andrews Town Council, 6 p.m., Andrews Town Hall, 66 N. Main St., Andrews.

Warren Town Council, 6:30 .m., Warren Assembly Hall, 131 N. Wayne St., Warren.

Huntington County Community School Corporation Board of Trustees, 7 p.m., Administrative Service Center, 1360 N. Warren Rd.

Andrews lays claims to its famous Clark twins

Shown with one of the signs the Andrews Lions Club had made to recognize the accomplishments of the Clark twins are (from left) Lion Phil Bitzer, Joe Clark, Dale Clark, Lions President Joyce Walker and Lion Phil Ruppert.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Originally published April 27, 2009.

Members of the Andrews Lions Club recently recognized the accomplishments of the famous Clark Twins, who hailed from the small burg in western Huntington County, by having signs made to place on the north and south ends of town in their honor.

The signs, which read "Hometown of the Clark Twins," will be placed along Ind.-105 - near the Andrews-Dallas Township Fire station on the north edge of town and just before the curve on the south edge of town.

Hammel's five RBI in second game lead HNHS to doubleheader sweep

Jamon Hammel had three hits and five RBI in the second game to help the Huntington North High School baseball team to a doubleheader sweep of visiting New Castle on Saturday, May 9.

The Vikings won the first game 6-2 and took the second 10-3.

The twin-killing pushes the Vikings to 10-7 on the season and 5-1 in the North Central Conference.

JV Lady Vikes sweep New Castle behind Pike, Hiers and Johnson

Peyton Pike and Taylor Hiers provided the offense and Allison Johnson the pitching as the Huntington North High School junior varsity softball team swept a doubleheader from host New Castle on Saturday, May 9, wining 8-7 and 13-2.

Pike and Hiers each had two hits in both games and Johnson picked up both mound victories as the JV Lady Vikes improved their record to 11-2.

Hiers also had two RBI in the big second game win, and Brooke Dennis chipped in with two hits of her own.

Johnson and Lauren Johnson combined for a four-hitter on the mound.


Lady Vikes softball team gets double-dipped by New Castle

The Huntington North High School softball team got double-dipped by host New Castle on Saturday, May 9, losing 5-0 and 2-1.

In the first game, the Lady Vikes' Maureen Lund pitched seven innings of one-hit ball with 10 strikeouts, but HNHS was undone on a combination of walks, errors and the timely one hit by New Castle. The hosts scored once in the fourth and then put up four more runs in the sixth.

Morgan Broderick went 2 for 3 with a double to lead the HNHS offense.

HNHS tennis team beats Richmond, falls to Muncie Central

The Huntington North High School girls' tennis team split a pair of matches on Saturday, May 9, at Muncie Central.

The Lady Vikings beat Richmond, 4-1, but lost of the host school by the same score to push their season record to 7-4.

Against Richmond, HNHS got wins from all three singles players and the #2 doubles team of Taylor Willcox and Karisa Miller.

Whitney Neuenschwander at #1 singles beat Olivia Engle, 6-3, 7-5, and Abby Berry at #2 beat Miranda Bertsch, 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Taryn Wuensch at #3 recorded a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Megan Felty.

Paul B. Wine

Paul B. Wine, 89, of Huntington, died Friday, May 8, 2009, at 11:55 p.m. at the Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Wine was owner of Wine Plumbing & Heating for 25 years and had worked for Lehman Electric and Plumbing for 15 years. He was a 1939 graduate of Huntington Township High School. He was a past Huntington city and county councilman and had served as president of the Huntington County Council. He was a United States Navy Veteran, serving in World War II and was a life member of the VFW. He was member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Huntington.

Sands triples as Vikings shade Marion to win North Central Conference boys' track crown

Rob Sands.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Senior Rob Sands was a triple winner to lead Huntington North High School to a close victory in the North Central Conference Boys' Track and Field Meet on Friday, May 8, at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Sands won both hurdles events and the long jump to help the Vikings tally 138 points, just five ahead of runner-up Marion. Kokomo placed third with 104.75 points, Richmond was fourth with 70.25 points and Logansport was fifth among eight teams competing with 67 points.


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