HNHS midfielder Alyssa Grabner (left) breaks upfield as defender Kisten Konz gets ready to throw the ball in during Lady Viking soccer action against visiiting Warsaw on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Eighteen saves by goalkeeper Kaylie Dunn could not keep the Huntington North High School girls' soccer team from a 2-1 defeat by visiting Warsaw on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

The lone goal for the Lady Vikes was earned by senior forward Alyssia Williams.

Wednesday's match took the team to a 6-10 season record.


Crestview wins county middle schools cross country titles

Crestview and Riverview Middle Schools, as well as Salamonie School, sent teams to three different events at the Huntington County Cross Country Meet at Riverview on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Twenty-eight runners took part in the seventh and eighth grade boys' 3k cross country run, which Crestview won with 21 points.

Caleb Stoffel led Crestview, placing first overall in 10:53.97. Alec Justice placed second, Landon Underwood finished fifth, Tyler Henline ended in sixth, and Dylan Mower placed seventh.

Harlem Ambassadors promise Huntington audience a night of 'slam dunks and smiles' on Oct. 14

Coach Lade Majic will lead the Harlem Ambassadors basektball team into Huntington on Wednesday, Oct. 14, for an evening of slam dunks and smiles."
Photo provided.

The Harlem Ambassadors will test their skills against a group of Huntington basketball standouts next month, promising both a good show and a carefree night out for a worry-weary Huntington community.

"This has been a bad year for a lot of people," says Steve Kimmel, a Huntington County Chamber of Commerce volunteer who is working with the sponsors of the event. "We're just trying to give people some entertainment and let them forget their troubles for an hour."

Getting proof

Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Sara Mowery takes a picutre of a monster truck on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Hier's Park during the annual Kroozinationals event. Throughout the day there were numrerous activities, and vehicles which were awarded prizes in various categories.

Flu shots at Warren Pharmacy on Oct. 16

The Huntington County Health Department will have a flu shot clinic at the Warren Pharmacy on Oct. 16, from 1 to 4 p.m.

There is a cost for the shots.

Medicaid patients may obtain the shot without paying the co-pay if they present a currently active Medicaid card.

Medicare patients may pay for the vaccination and send their bill to Medicare for reimbursement. The Health Department will issue a receipt of payment.

Cash or local checks are accepted.

Residents of neighboring counties are welcome.

L.A.C.E. grants available to battle drugs, tobacco

The Local Anti-Drug Coalition Effort (L.A.C.E.) is accepting funding requests from or-ganizations whose programs will address the inappropriate use of alcohol and drugs, in-cluding prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and tobacco use in Huntington County.

L.A.C.E. is an arm of the Governor's Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana and is funded through fines paid by people convicted of alcohol or drug related offenses in the Huntington County courts.

Qualifying agencies can apply for grants of up to $3,000, which will be awarded in 2010.

Lady Viking harriers sweep competition at North Central Conference meet

Even without No. 2 runner Natalie Spahr, the Huntington North High School girls' cross country team swept the competition at the 2009 North Central Conference Cross Country Championship Meet on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.

HNHS boys dominate NCC cross country meet

Senior standouts Ross Ochs and Josh Graham led the Huntington North High School boys' cross country team to a domination of the 2009 North Central Conference Championship Meet on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion.

Ochs finished second overall and Graham placed third to lead the Vikings to a team score of 25 points, less than half of the total compiled by runner-up New Castle, which had 60 points. Vikings Austin Roberts and Jake Crosley added fourth and fifth places, respectively, and Sean Lewis grabbed 11th to close out the HNHS scoring.

Betty L. Shoemaker

Betty L. Shoemaker, 87, of Wabash, IN, and a former resident of Lagro, IN, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009, at 5:18 a.m. at Wabash Skilled Care Center.

Mrs. Shoemaker, a 1940 graduate of Lagro High School, was a homemaker and seamstress and taught tole painting. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Woman's Clubhouse Association and Alpha Upsilon Sorority, all in Wabash.

She was born Dec. 5, 1921, in Lagro to Frank and Mildred Bailey Harrell. She married Leslie Junior Shoemaker on Aug 28, 1943, in Wabash. Her husband preceded her in death on July 12, 1998.

Abandoned railroad bridge will remain standing -- for now

The abandoned Chicago and Erie Railroad bridge over CR 700N became the subject of debate at the Huntington County Commissioners' meeting on Monday, Oct. 5.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

An abandoned railroad bridge in northern Huntington County generated a slew of contro-versy at the Huntington County Commissioners' meeting on Monday, Oct. 5.


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