HU women come up short to Marian

The Huntington University women’s basketball team came up short to host Marian University, losing 72-61 on Wednesday, Jan. 16.

After a tight first quarter that ended with the Foresters trailing by just a point, 20-19, the eighth-ranked Knights pulled away in the second, outscoring Coach Lori Culler’s squad 22-13 to take a 42-32 lead into the half. Huntington cut the deficit to single digits by the close of the third, 56-49, but got outscored 16-12 in the final frame to sustain the loss.

Dr. Gerald E. Gerig

Dr. Gerald I. Gerig, 91, of Berne, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Swiss Village in Berne.

Willliam H. Brown Sr.

William H. Brown Sr. 96, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family in Roanoke, IN, died Jan.11, 2019, at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne.

Jackie D. King

Jackie D. King, 87, of Bluffton, IN, and having ties to Huntington County, IN, died Monday evening, Jan. 14, 2019, at Signature Health Care in Bluffton.

Mrs. King graduated from Bluffton High School in 1949. She was a homemaker and a member of the Eagles Lodge and American Legion Post 111 Auxiliary.

She was born Sept. 26, 1931, in Huntington County to Jacob and Jessie Emerick Pickens. She married George King on May 29, 1965, in Wells County, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1994.

James D. Keller

James Daniel Keller, 69, of Wabash, IN, and having family in LaFontaine, IN, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at 9:10 p.m. at Parkview Wabash Hospital.

Mr. Keller received a bachelor's degree in accounting. He worked for CMI in Cadillac, MI, and was relocated to the Wabash plant in 1978. He also managed Wabash Cannonball Lanes and worked as a controller at a paper outlet company in Indianapolis. He owned and operated Keller Accounting since 2007. He was a former member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, and Knights of Columbus, both of Wabash.

Howard A. McPhearson

Howard Arthur McPhearson, 85, of Andrews, IN, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at 4:54 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor West in Wabash.

Mr. McPhearson retired from Carpenter Technology in San Diego, CA.

He was born Jan. 23, 1933, in Elwood to Clarence Henry "Mack" and Lillie Skinner McPhearson. He married Barbara Ann Bolsover in Wabash on Dec. 24, 1954, and she survives.

Rose A. Akers

Rose Alice Akers, 66, of Wabash, IN, formerly of rural Lagro, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at 11 a.m. at her home.

Ms. Akers was a 1971 graduate of Northfield High School, and attended Moody Bible College. She delivered newspapers for The Paper of Wabash County. She was a member of the Lagro United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was a certified lay speaker. She volunteered for the Huntington Salvation Army Latch Key Program.

She was born April 28, 1952, in Wabash to Russell and Ruth Gretzinger Akers.

Joan L. Hafer

Joan Louise Hafer, 88, of LaFontaine, IN, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at 1:33 p.m. at Rolling Meadows Health Care Center in LaFontaine.

Mrs. Hafer worked at Hopman Jewelry in Elkhart, where she was a salesperson.  She held memberships with Grace Lutheran Church, Eastern Star Starlight Chapter 181 in Elkhart since December 1948, Red Hat Ladies, Quilting Questers Association in Goshen and Antiques Association.

Council on Aging sets annual fish, chicken dinner

The Huntington County Council on Aging will have its annual all-you-can-eat fish and chicken dinner on Friday, Feb. 1, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knight Bergman Center, Warren.

The menu, by Dan’s Fish Fry, includes fish, chicken, green beans with ham, bread, applesauce, ice cream and beverages.

Youth chess tourney at library on Feb. 16

Those in grades three through 12 who play chess are invited to a tournament on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Huntington City-Township Public Library.

There will be prizes, pizza and snacks provided.

The Chess Club meets every second Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Huntington branch.

The Huntington branch is located at 255 W. Park Drive, Huntington. For more information call 356-0824.


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