Robert W. Crawford

Robert William Crawford, 61, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at his home.

Mr. Crawford was employed by L.B.H. Chemical, Fort Wayne.
He was born Nov. 9, 1947, to John and Edna Crawford. He is survived by his wife, Vickie.

They're starting a new year by learning the Chinese way

Fourth-grader Dakota Roe twirls a pretend fireworks display he made during a celebration of the Chinese New Year on Monday, Jan. 26, at Lancaster School.
Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Originally published Jan. 29, 2009

Jeanne Paff's kindergartners may not know much about China now, but they will when she's done with them.

Paff's students - one class at Lancaster Elementary School and a second at Salamonie - celebrated the Chinese New Year this week, a prelude to a project that will ultimately have the Huntington County children communicating with a class in Zhu Hai, China, over the Web.

Fuad Z. 'Fred' Abdishi

Fuad Z. "Fred" Abdishi, 74, of Roanoke, IN, died Friday Feb. 13, 2009, at 6 a.m. at University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

Mr. Abdishi retired in 2000 as an engineer at United Technologies after 20 years of service. He had also worked at Magnavox, Bomar, Memcor and Kresge. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Roanoke, and Knights of Columbus.

He was born Jan. 25, 1935, in Baghdad, Iraq, to Zia and Jamila Yousif Abdishi. He married Natalie R. Moore on June 23, 1956, in Roanoke, and she survives.

Michael J. Myers

Michael J. Myers, 43, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at 3:20 p.m. in Andrews in a work-related accident.

Mr. Myers was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church. He was the owner of M&M Handyman Service.

He was born March 20, 1965, in Huntington County to Marvin and Deloris Bowers Myers. He was married to Sharon F. "Sherri" Heller on April 1, 2001, in Huntington. His wife survives.

HNHS wrestler Abbott earns trip to semi-state next weekend

Huntington North High School wrestler Zach Abbott manhandles an opponent on the way to placing third at 189 pounds at the Woodlan Semi-State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 14.
Photo by Cassie Wieckert.

Huntington North High School wrestler Zach Abbott tasted defeat for the first time this season but still earned a trip to the Indiana State Wrestling Tournament next weekend in Indianapolis.

Abbott, 36-1, placed third at 189 pounds at the Woodlan Semi-State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 14, to gain admission to the state finals as a competitor.

The top four finishers from each weight class advanced to state.

Kuehl has opponent where he wants him at semi-state


Photo by Cassie Wieckert.

Huntington North High School wrestler Jamie Kuehl has Adam Schrock of Lakeland right where he wants him in in their 171-pound match at the Woodlan Semi-State Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 14. Kuehl, a senior, won this match but lost in the second round.

Lady Vikes fall to Marion at FW North Side sectional

Huntington North High School girls' basketball player Kayla Schenkel launches a two-pointer during the Lady Vikings' contest against Marion on Friday, Feb. 13, at the Fort Wayne North Side Sectional Tournament. HNHS lost 52-46.
Photo by Scott Trauner.

Cold shooting and turnovers ended the Huntington North High School girls’ basketball team season as the Lady Vikings lost to Marion in the Fort Wayne North Side sectional on Friday, Feb. 13, 52-46.

The Giants’ pressing defense forced HNHS into 20 turnovers, many of them early, and the Lady Vikes never really found the range on offense, connecting on just 18 of 54 field goal attempts for 33.3 percent for the game. Marion also limited the Lady Vikes’ top offensive threat, Taylor Foley, to just seven shots and 10 points.

Oak Lanes Bowling Results

MONDAY EARLY BIRD
Men's High Game: Billy Mundy, 225; Bill Reed, 215; Bill Kusler, 178.
Men's High Series: Bill Reed, 577; Billy Mundy, 575; Bill Kusler, 461.
Women's High Game: Sharon Wymer, 149; Billie Smith, 132; Rosalyn Hughes, 110.
Women's High Series: Billie Smith, 383; Sharon Wymer, 377; Rosalyn Hughes, 295.
Most Over: Billy Mundy, + 98; Sharon Wymer, +38; Billie Smith, +35.
Top Teams: The B's, 25-3; Team # 3, 19-9; Team #2, 16-12.

Jacqualine C. Evans

Jacqualine C. Evans, 70, of Indianapolis, IN, and having family members in Van Buren, IN, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009.

Mrs. Evans retired in 1999 from RCA, where she had worked for 35 years. She attended Mt. Zion Christian Church in Indianapolis and had been a member of the Mississinewa Boosters Club from 1990 to 1992.

She was born April 25, 1938, in Muncie to Edgar and Mildred Barber Black. She married William C. Evans on May 19, 1956. Her husband preceded her in death on May 11, 2008.

Carl M. Buehler

Carl M. Buehler, 93, of Fort Wayne, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. Buehler was employed as a telephone engineer and supervisor for General Telephone for 30 years and for Sprint for 10 years. He served in the United States Army Signal Corps as a first lieutenant during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1006 and American Legion Post 296.

He was born April 14, 1915, in Huntington. His wife, Marjorie, preceded him in death on Dec. 12, 2006.

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