Jesse R. Reeves

Jesse R. Reeves, 69, of Marion, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at 4:19 p.m. at Marion General Hospital.

Mr. Reeves had been a Marion resident for 40 years and was a member of Unity Christian Church in Marion. He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School in Illinois, Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Nursing. He was a registered nurse and had retired from Anderson Community Hospital.

Anita M. Flaugh

Anita M. Flaugh, 66, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at 3 a.m. at Oakbrook Village in Huntington.

Mrs. Flaugh worked with the CETA program and served as director of adult education at Chrysler in Kokomo. She earned her bachelor's degree from Huntington College and her master's degree in adult education from Ball State University.

She was born Feb. 23, 1943, in Whitley County to Ralph and Ruth Stanley Geist. She married Lloyd A. Flaugh on Jan. 1, 1960. Her husband survives.

Jeffrey R. Brubaker

Jeffrey Ray Brubaker, 55, of Little Rock, AR, and a former resident of Warren and Lafayette, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, in Arkansas.

Mr. Brubaker graduated from Huntington North High School and earned a business management degree from Purdue University. He studied architectural drawing art ITT. He had been employed as an interior designer for Ethan Allen and for Marshall Clements.

He was born Dec. 31, 1954, in Marion to Jerry D. and Imogene Killan Brubaker, who survive in Warren.

He is also survived by a brother, Joe (Gaylyn) Brubaker, of Indianapolis.

Charles R. Litchfield

Charles R. Litchfield Sr., 89, of Van Buren, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at his home.

Mr. Litchfield worked as a coal miner for Winding Golf Coal Mine 3, retiring after 45 years of service. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Philippines as a medic.

He was born July 17, 1920, in Swiss, WV, to George W. and Roxie Kincaid Litchfield.

Team play, big runs key HU to upset win over 10th-ranked Saint Francis

Solid team play and big runs late in both halves helped the Huntington University men's basketball team stun visiting 10th-ranked Saint Francis, 103-87 on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Bobby Jolliff scored six points to lead an 18-4 run in the final minutes of the first half to take HU from a 40-31 deficit with four minutes to play into a 49-44 lead at halftime.

Lawson nets career-high 18 but Wildkats nip Vikings, 52-50

Levi Lawson scored a career-high 18 points but the Huntington North High School boys' basketball team got nipped by visiting Kokomo 52-50, on Tuesday, Feb. 16.

In a game that saw 12 lead changes and nine ties, neither team could put the other away. The Vikings got out to a 17-11 first quarter lead but saw Kokomo pull into the halftime lead at 28-27. The Wildkats opened their largest lead of the contest at 41-34 late in the third quarter, but the Vikings stormed back to cut the margin to 41-39 by the end of the frame.

Louise A. 'Betty' Henly

Louise A. "Betty" Henly, 84, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at 11:50 a.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center in Huntington.

Mrs. Henly was a 1943 graduate of Whitmer High School in Toledo, OH. She was a homemaker. She regularly attended Charity Baptist Church.

She was born Nov. 6, 1925, in Pioneer, OH, to Daniel E. and Rosa Oyer Slagle. She married Sterling R. "Stu" Henly on June 24, 1946, in Trilby, OH. He preceded her in death on July 3, 2003.

Michael R. Nei

Michael Robert Nei, 60, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at his residence.

Mr. Nei was a 1968 graduate of Wolf Lake High School. He graduated from the University of Evansville iin 1973 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He was employed as the data integration specialist for the Huntington County Community School Corporation. He was a member and an elder at Bethel Assembly of God Church.

Berniece E. Uncapher

Berniece E. Uncapher, 81, of Hartford City, IN, and having relatives in Huntington County, IN, died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at 3:38 a.m. at St. Vincent's Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis.

Mrs. Uncapher had been a long-time resident of Blackford County. After raising 11 children, she went back to correspondence school and received her high school diploma. Mrs. Uncapher then attended Taylor University for voice and photography lessons. She was a member of the Jefferson Christian Church in Upland.

No storybook ending for Lady Vikes as South Side wins sectional hoop title

Liesl Davenport of Huntington North maneuvers with the ball against Lynnia Noel of South Side in the Jay County Girls' Sectional Basketball Tournament championship game on Monday, Feb. 15. South Side won, 69-55.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The storybook ending didn't quite happen for the Huntington North High School girls' basketball team as it lost to Fort Wayne South Side, 69-55, in the Jay County sectional championship game on Monday, Feb. 15.

After upsetting 19-2 Homestead in the first game, HNHS cut a 12-point deficit down to six with about three minutes left in the contest, but the Lady Archers held firm and pushed the lead back up to 16 points before the clock ran out.


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