Christine R. Thomas

Christine R. Thomas, 57, of Marion, IN, and having family members in LaFontaine, IN, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at 10:30 p.m. at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

She was born May 15, 1952, in Marion to Raymond and A. June Winner Berry. Her mother survives in Marion. She married Rex Fansler on March 8, 1994. Her husband survives.

Additional survivors include a daughter, Michelle McDowell, of Marion; a brother, Steve (Sherie) Berry, of LaFontaine; and two grandchildren, Lauren McDowell and Garrett McDowell.

Karen S. Jones

Karen S. Jones, 47, of Bear Lake, IN, and having family members in Huntington County, IN, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at 10:29 p.m. at Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Jones graduated from Homestead High School and attended Ball State University. She had been employed at Headquarters East in Columbia City, Lyle Electric in Merriam and most recently at CVS in Ligonier. She was a member of Wolf Lake United Methodist Church.

Andrew C. 'Andy' Vice

Andrew Charles "Andy" Vice, 29, of Albion, IN, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, of injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Huntington.

Mr. Vice had been employed as a network engineer for the Huntington County Community School Corporation since July 2007. He had also served as IT coordinator for the Noble County Public Library and was a former tech specialist for the Central Noble School Corporation. He was a 1999 graduate of Central Noble High School and earned an associate's degree from ITT Tech in 2002.

Robert R. Stanley

Robert Ray Stanley, 47, of Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at 5 a.m. at his residence.

Mr. Stanley was the former owner/operator of Mt. Etna Industrial Wood Pallets in Mt. Etna. He was a former resident of Van Buren, where he lived most of his life, and he also attended Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne.

He was born Aug. 16, 1962, in Huntington County to Richard L. and Martha Douglas Stanley. He married Kay Downey on June 13, 1991, in Huntington County. His wife and parents all survive in Huntington.

Otto H.M. Krueckeberg

Otto H.M. Krueckeberg, 91, of Roanoke, IN, and formerly of Decatur, IN, died Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Krueckeberg was employed at International Harvester for nearly 40 years, from 1942 to 1982. He had lived in Roanoke for the past eight years.

He was born Jan. 24, 1918, in Decatur. He was married to Doris McElhaney, and she preceded him in death.

Fawcett tosses 2 TDs, runs for 1 as JV Vikes dominate Whitko

The Huntington North High School junior varsity football team dominated Whitko 40-8 on Monday, Oct. 5.

Zach Getz started the scoring frenzy for the Vikings with a 71-yard kickoff return at the beginning of the game. Quarterback Reid Fawcett threw three touchdown passes -- one to Tyler Blocker, and two to Josh Reeder, one being 74 yards. Fawcett also rushed for another touchdown. Ethan Bartrom rounded out the scoring for HNHS by rushing for a 35-yard touchdown.

On defense, Zac Elliot had eight tackles and Cole Stapp had an interception.

Akeley stars but HNHS frosh gridders tie Whitko

Quarterback Troy Akeley threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another touchdown, but the Huntington North High School freshman football team could not overcome host
Anderson, tying 20-20 on Monday, Oct. 5.

Akeley threw a 15-yard pass to Paul Ehler for a touchdown, and the other was a 67-yard pass to Caleb Richison.
Andy Moore had 11 tackles to lead the defense, and Venice Roberts had a fumble recovery.

The match took the Vikings to a 4-2-1 record on the season.

 

Crestview's Stoffel earns all-state in middle school cross country championship

Crestview Middle School's boys' and girls' cross country teams participated in the Indiana Middle School State Cross Country Championships held at Northview Christian Life Church in Carmel on Saturday, Oct. 3.

The Crestview boys' varsity team placed 16th of 21 schools in their division with a score of 353.

HU men win Baker Cross Country Invitational

The Huntington University men's cross country team won the E. DeWitt Baker Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Huntington University cross country course, by taking four of the top five positions.

Joseph Njeri finished second overall and led Huntington, with a time of 27:49. Alec Rosario ended in third with 28:04, and Lance Wood was right behind in fourth place in 28:05. Ethan Medley took fifth in 28:15, and Nathan Rupp took sixth with a time of 28:23.

Non-scorers included Matt Bittner, who placed 12th; and Isaiah Laatsch, who ended in 15th.

Johnson sparks HU women harriers to Baker Invite win

Senior and Huntington native Lauren Johnson led the Huntington University women's cross country team to a victory in their own E. DeWitt Baker Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Huntington University cross country course.

Johnson took first place overall, running the course in 18:29.

Three other Foresters placed in the top 10. Krystal McHenry came in fourth, with a time of 21:35; Molly Shirey placed fifth in 21:43; and Bradie Vance ended in eighth in 22:12. Emilee Green wrapped up the scoring for HU by finishing 18th in 24:01.

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