Steven K. Wilfong

Steven Kent Wilfong, 53, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA.

Mr. Wilfong was born June 23, 1956, in Huntington to Ralph Teddy and Shirley Rose Poehler Wilfong. He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Shirley Rose and Jed Burnau, of Huntington.

Additional survivors include a son, Ethan Wilfong, of Huntington; a daughter, Chelsey Gilbert, of Huntington; a sister, Stephanie Bowers, of Huntington; two brothers, Doug Burnau and Dusty Burnau, both of Huntington; and two grandchildren, Karlynn and Kaedyn.

HPD adds robot to its lineup

Huntington Police Officer Dale Osborn (center) listens to Huntington Robotics Team THRUST member Samir Shaikh as he operates “Fred” (shown at left) at Hier’s Park on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The robot will be used at police shooting ranges as a moving target.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Originally published Aug. 17, 2009.

A new member was added to the Huntington Police Department on Tuesday, Aug. 11, but he will help in a different way.

"Fred" is a robot the Huntington County 4-H Robotics team, Team THRUST 1501 (Thundering Herd of Robots Using Student Thinking), built for the police department to use as target practice during shooting drills on the police range.

Medalist Myers leads HNHS golfers to split

Lady Viking golfer Maureen Lund flies one toward the green in competition Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 9, against Marion and Concordia.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Huntington North High School's Kelly Myers was the medalist, carding 41, in a three-way girls' golf match with Concordia and Marion on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

The Lady Vikes placed second with a score of 189. Marion was first with 186, and Concordia was third with 204.

In addition to Myers, Huntington North's Liz Conley had a 46, Maddie Meese scored a 48 and Morgan O'Banion had a 54. Maureen Lund was non-scorer with a 58.

Opal A. Pullen

Opal A. Pullen, 105, of Lagro, IN, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Pullen was a homemaker. She was a member of the LaFontaine Christian Church, the LaFontaine Literary Club and the Lincolnville Home Economics Club. She served as a girls' 4-H leader for many years.

She was born Nov. 7, 1903, to John and Ona Tyner Finkenbiner. She married Fred A. Pullen, who preceded her in death.

Mary V. 'Ginny' Lake

Mary Virginia "Ginny" Lake, 81, of Marion, IN, and having family members in LaFontaine, IN, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2009, at Marion General Hospital.

Mrs. Lake was a graduate of St. Paul Catholic School, Marion. She was employed in the office of Dr. Joe Davis for 40 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Marion, where she served as a Eucharistic minister. She was also a member of the church's Altar and Rosary Society and volunteered with the St. Martin de Porres Center in Marion.

Virginia A. Noonan

Virginia A. Noonan, 87, of Wabash, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009, at Autumn Ridge Health Care Center in Wabash.

Mrs. Noonan, a lifelong resident of Wabash, retired from Clark's Cafeteria. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church.

She was born July 26, 1922, to Henry and Edith Sailors Valentine. She was formerly married to Thomas Paul Noonan, who preceded her in death in 1978.

Hollowell hits only goal of game to lift HNHS girls' soccer past Manchester

Lady Vikings' sophomore midfielder Alyssa Grabner (right) carries the ball upfield as Manchester's Amy Collett moves alongside the ball in soccer action on Wednesday, Sept. 9. HNHS won 1-0.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

Kelsey Hollowell scored on a 40-yarder for the only goal of the game to lead the Huntington North High School girls' soccer team past visiting Manchester, 1-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 9.

HNHS goalkeeper Kaylie Dunn made Hollowell's goal stand up by stopping all 12 Manchester shots sent on net.

HNHS had 29 shots on goal as it improved to 5-3 on the season.


Meese leads 4 in 40s as HNHS golfers sink Manchester

Medalist Maddie Meese led the Huntington North High School girls' golf team to victory against visiting Manchester, 175-204, on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Meese hit a 40, and Kelly Myers was just behind with a 41. Liz Conley carded a 45 and Morgan O'Banion shot a 49.

Maureen Lund was a non-scorer with a 53.

Tuesday's match was the second time in one week that all four scores taken for the Lady Vikes were in the 40s.

Due to the absence of one member, the junior varsity squad was unable to compete as a team, but instead played individually.

Viking booters get shut down by Waawsee, 1-0

Wawasee shut out the visiting Huntington North High School boys' varsity soccer team 1-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

GoalieKyle Williams had three saves for the Vikings.

The Vikings' record is now 3-3-1.


HNHS volleyball team falls to Snider in five sets

Lady Viking Melissa Grossman (right) follows through on her spike against the efforts of Snider's Emily Smith (left) and Somer Johnson in varsity volleyball action on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The Lady Vikings lost in five sets.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team fell to visiting Snider in five sets with scores of 25-23, 25-16, 20-25, 21-25, 12-15 on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Ashli Rice had 15 kills and three aces for HNHS, and Alli Zahm had 38 assists and five blocks. Morgan Broderick had 42 digs.

The varsity team is now 7-4 in the season.

The junior varsity squad also lost to Snider, in two sets, with scores of 18-25 and 20-25.

Peyton Pike had four kills; Taylor Hiers had 16 digs; and Jessica Morgan had five kills.


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