Strong pack running earns HNHS girls 10th place at state meet

The Huntington North High School girls' cross country team continued its pattern of strong pack running and earned a 10th place finish Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Indiana State Girls' Country Country meet at Terre Haute.

The Lady Vikings' scoring runners placed from 17th through 77th to give the team 257 points, good for 10th among the 24 squads competing.

Columbus North won the team title with 96 points. Carmel placed second with 178 points, Franklin Central was third with 183, Noblesville was fourth with 186 and Carroll got the final podium spot, also with 186 points.

Lady Vike spikers push Muncie Central hard, but fall in regional

Lady Viking defensive specialist Morgan Broderick knocks a free ball back over the net during regional volleyball action against Muncie Central on Saturday, Oct. 31.
Photo by Deb Lineback.

The Huntington North High School varsity volleyball team pushed Muncie Central hard but the highly-regarded Lady Bearcats came out on top in three games in the opening round of the Muncie Central Volleyball Regional on Saturday, Oct. 31.

The Lady Vikings, finishing at 25-12 on the season, took the host school to within four points in the first and third games as they lost 25-21, 25-13, 25-21.


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Jackie Ness of the Giants tries to outrun several Jets defenders at the Police Athletic League flag football tournmanet on Thursday, Oct. 29. The Giants beat the Jets 19-6.


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Levi Ness of the Jets carries the ball downfield at the Police Athletic League flag football tournamaent on Thursday, Oct. 29. The Jets fell to the Giants 19-6.

Elizabeth 'Betty' Scher

Elizabeth "Betty" Scher, 74, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009, at 4 a.m. at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Scher was a homemaker and had been employed by Kids Kampus. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

She was born Dec. 21, 1934, in Huntington to Edward and Anna Ludwig Krumanaker. She married Eugene Scher on May 28, 1960, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Huntington. Her husband survives.

Mary A. Frye

Mary Alice Frye, 90, of Columbia City, IN, and having family members in Huntington County, IN, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at 7:30 a.m. at Parkview Whitley Hospital.

Mrs. Frye was a graduate of Bluffton High School and worked at Monsantos in Ligonier. She opened the Frye Grocery and Gas Station with her husband in 1972, then retired to Georgia in 1979. She returned to Columbia City in 1990.

James A. Stinefield

James A. Stinefield, 71, of Upland, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009, at 1 p.m. at University Nursing Center in Upland.

Mr. Stinefield served in the United States Army National Guard from 1955 to 1963. He retired from Atlas Foundry in Marion in 1985 after working 25 years.

He was born May 3, 1938, in Alexandria to Otto and Frances Redding Stinefield.

Suzanne Hood

Suzanne Hood, 81, of Albion, IN, and a native of Roanoke, IN, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2009. at the Northridge Village Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Hood had worked as a model and was a member of the Follies at the Civic Theatre in Fort Wayne.

She was born June 19, 1928, in Roanoke to Alfred and Gladys Kinsey Koontz. She married Kingston L. Hood in 1981. Her husband preceded her in death in August 2007.

It may seem like child's play, but Lego League has real mission for kids

Brooke Elston, mentor Chris Elston and Elijah Chesterman (from left) watch as their Lego League robot travels down a path on its way to complete an assigned mission.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published Oct. 12, 2009.

They have a mission.

A mission to be completed with tiny plastic blocks - brought to life through sophisticated computer programming.

The mission is being carried out by a group of middle school students who make up the Lego League, a junior counterpart to the established Huntington County 4-H robotics team that recently presented the Huntington Police Department with a fully-functional robot designed to be used during officer firearms training.

Volunteer wait staff at Nick's on Friday raising Main Street fund

Bryn Keplinger, Teresa Plasterer and Rose Wall (standing from left) serve lunch to Heather Leidig and Emma Forrester Friday, Oct. 23, at Nick’s Kitchen. Keplinger, Plasterer and Wall will be volunteer servers during an Oct. 30 fund-raising dinner.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A group of community volunteers who want to see downtown Huntington grow and prosper will be serving dinner at Nick's Kitchen on Friday, Oct. 30, to raise seed money for the launch of a Main Street Huntington program.


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