Harris leads track girls to third at Lime City Relays

A pair of second place finishes by Alli Harris led the Huntington North High School girls' track team to third place in their own Lime City Relays on Saturday, May 2.

Harris, a senior, was runner-up in the shot put and discus to help HNHS accumulate 110 points on the day.

Carroll won the girls' competition with 145 points and Hamilton Southeastern scored 132. Northrop was just a point behind HNHS at 109 in the eight-team field.

Lund's pitching too much for Anderson as Lady Vikes sweep in softball

Maureen Lund got two wins on the mound - including a no-hitter in the first game - to lead the Huntington North High School softball team to a doubleheader sweep of visiting Anderson, 4-2 and 5-4.

Lund came on in relief in the second contest and got the victory as the Lady Vikings rallied back from a 4-1 deficit in the seventh inning. Lund helped her own cause with a two-run single, and she also scored the winning run.

Helping the Lady Vikes climb to 6-2 on the season, Lund had 13 strikeouts in the opener.

West's homer, 5 RBI in second game lead Vikings to split on diamond

Joey West.
Photo by Andre Laird.

Joey West hit a home run and knocked in five runs to lead the Huntington North High School baseball team to a 14-3 second game romp and split of its doubleheader with Muncie Central at Huntington North on Saturday, May 2.

Taylor Harris went 4 for 4, scored three runs and knocked in two as the Vikings banged out 13 hits to up their record to 6-7 overall and 1-1 in the North Central Conference.

The Vikings lost the opener 3-1.

Ruth Hasler

Ruth Marie Hasler, 89, of Uniondale, IN, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at 12:24 p.m. at her daughter’s home in Farmington Hills, MI.

Rachel M. Ruppert

Rachel Marie Ruppert, 5, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having Huntington County, IN, relatives, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

She was born Jan. 22, 2004.

She is survived by her parents, Chris and Michelle Ruppert, of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Ryan Ruppert and Alex Ruppert, both of Fort Wayne; and grandparents, Mike and Linda Dennis, of Roanoke, and Dave and Carolyn Ruppert of Huntington.

Jennifer L. Primeau

Jennifer L. Primeau, 44, of Huntington, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at 8:07 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Primeau was a graduate of Huntington North High School and the Vital for Healthy Living School of Massage Therapist in Fort Wayne. She worked as a stacker for Square D in Huntington for more than four years and Hayes Lemmerz for 14 years as a painter. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 85 of Huntington.

Bobby C. Thompson

Bobby Carl Thompson, 70, of Palm Bay, FL, and having family members in Huntington County, IN, died Saturday, May 2, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Thompson retired in 1990 from the K-mart Distribution Center in Fort Wayne, where he worked for more than 22 years as a forklift driver. He served as ordained mister for many years in Huntington. He worked as a contractor in Huntington for many years after working in the coal mines of Kentucky.

Bob M. Whitacre

Bob Mark Whitacre, 78, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, May 1, 2009, at 6:00 a.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation in Huntington.

Mr. Whitacre worked for Pic-A-Nut Corp (formerly Hunckler Products) for 25 years retiring in 1996. Prior to that, he worked as a brick mason for 15 years. He was a vetgeran of the United sTates Navy, having served form 1950 to 1954. He was past commander of American Legion Post 7, and a member of Roanoke American Legion Post 160. He attended Good Shepherd United Brethren Church in Huntington.

HNHS tennis team stops Bluffton

On Thursday, April 30, the Huntington North High School varsity girls' tennis team beat Bluffton 4-1 in match play.

HN singles winners were Whitney Neuenschwander and Abby Berry, who both won their matches in straight sets. In doubles action, Taylor Wilcox and Karissa Miller won their match-up.

The team's record is 4-1 on the year.


Educator, entrepreneurs to receive honorary degrees

Sue and Robert Miller.
Photo provided.

Huntington University will award three honorary degrees during its 111th commencement exercises on May 16.

The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. and will be held on the university's front lawn, weather permitting.

Recipients of honorary degrees include Dr. John A. Bernbaum as well as Robert R. and Sue E. Miller.

In addition, the university will award associate, bachelor's and master's degrees to approximately 230 graduates.

Bernbaum will be given a Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his contributions to international Christian higher education.


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