Bendix employees set company record for community service

Bendix and its employees set a new company record for community service in 2019.

Team members across Bendix’s North American locations, including Huntington, logged more than 8,600 volunteer hours for dozens of community projects, a level far surpassing the year’s goal to reach 6,000 volunteer hours. The collective effort also outpaced the annual totals for each of the past four years.

Making pediatric blankets

The Wayne Township Future Farmers 4-H Club made blankets for pediatric patients at Parkview Huntington Hospital on Friday, Jan. 31. Pictured are (from left) Cale Stetzel, Arionna Stetzel, Jason Couch and Chloe Couch, who are tying knots on one of the blankets.

Swine Boosters set meet for Feb. 13

The Huntington County Swine Boosters will meet on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. in the Huntington County Courthouse Annex Conference Room. 

The discussion items include the May 16 to 17 Huntington County swine open show and potential facility and equipment upgrades. 

For more information, contact the Purdue Extension Huntington County Office, 1340 S. Jefferson St., Huntington by calling 358-4826.

Vikings fall to New Haven, 63-56

Free throws and points off of turnovers proved the difference as the Huntington North High School boys’ varsity basketball team fell to visiting New Haven, 63-56, on Friday night, Feb. 7.

Despite both teams hitting better than 50 percent from the field, the visitors more than doubled the free throw tries from HNHS and added to that by outscoring them 12-4 on turnover points.

Middlesworth leads HU men to upset of No. 20 MVNU

Caleb Middlesworth had his fourth 30-point game of the season as the Huntington University men’s basketball team edged host No. 20 Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 71-68, on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Middlesworth banged in 12 of 19 shots from the field -- including six triples on his way to a game-high 31 points as HU evened its season record at 13-13 overall and improved to 5-9 in the Crossroads League.

Peyton West had a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds and Konner Platt added 11 points for HU, which led 34-33 at the half.

Fryman comes up big in fourth as HU women top MVNU

Sarah Fryman hit an old-fashioned three-point play early the fourth quarter to give the Huntington University women’s basketball team a lead it wouldn’t give back as the Foresters topped host Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 76-70, on Saturday, Feb. 8.

The Foresters had trailed the Cougars since two minutes into the contest, but Fryman’s play put HU up 57-56 at the 8:45 mark of the fourth quarter and it was never headed again. Fryman notched 10 points down the stretch as HU improved to 19-7 overall, 8-6 in the Crossroads League.

Carr, Gerber lead HNHS frosh past New Haven

Tiler Carr had eight points and 10 rebounds and Trey Gerber had eight points and five steals to lead the Huntington North High School freshman boys’ basketball team past visiting New Haven, 35-15, on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Lawson Doyle added seven points and Landon Moreland contributed four assists to the cause as HNHS improved to 14-1 on the season.

Lady Vike swimmers get several podium placings at sectional

Huntington North freshman Mya MacAleese swims the breaststroke leg of the 200-yard individual medley at the Jay County Swimming and Diving Sectional on Friday night. MacAleese finished sixth in the event.
Photo by Steve Clark.

The Huntington North High School girls’ swim team picked up a pair of seconds and a trio of thirds to highlight its performance at the Jay County Swimming and Diving Sectional on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Only first place finishers and those achieving state time standards advance on, along with a limited number of entrants in events where there are still spots open to bring the state meet to 32 entrants in each event.

Regional champ McCune leads three Vike grapplers to semi-state

Huntington North 113-pound wrestler Brady Lewis locks up with a foe at the Carroll Regional Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 8. Lewis finished fourth in his weight class to advance to next week's New Haven Semi-State
Photo by Steve Clark.

Led by 152-pound champion Cody McCune, the Huntington North wrestling team advanced three competitors to next week’s semi-state at the Carroll Regional wrestling tournament on Saturday, Feb. 8.

Joining McCune among the top four finishers and thus earning a trip to the New Haven Semi-state are Darryn Kuhl, runner-up at 126 pounds, and Brady Lewis, fourth at 113 pounds.

Preston Teusch, runner-up at 120 pounds at sectional last week, did not wrestle at regional due to an injury sufferred at sectional, and Michael Kline went out in the first round at 138 pounds.

Mary M. 'Mag' Conley

Mary Magdalene “Mag” Conley, 77, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. at her home.

Mrs. Conley attended Lower John’s Creek High School in Kentucky and worked at Wabash Technologies in Huntington.  She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Huntington and sang in the choir.  

She was born June 18, 1942, in Lower John’s Creek, KY, to Ferrell and Viola Hamilton King. She married Brunk Conley on March 7, 1964, in Hilton, NY, and he survives.

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