Andrews TC terminates construction firm

The Andrews Town Council discussed resolving an issue at the wastewater treatment plant construction site involving undocumented immigrants at its meeting on Monday, May 14.

Council President Bill Johnson stated that a subcontractor on the project performing concrete work had had three undocumented immigrants in its employ.

Family Video to reward A’s

Throughout the month of June, students from kindergarten through college can receive a free movie or game rental at the Huntington Family Video store for each final “A” grade (or equivalent mark) they achieve in a core subject on their year-end report card.

The company expects to give away more than 1 million movie and game rentals this summer.
The Huntington store is located at 240 S Jefferson St. and can be reached at 359-3117.

New Haven edges Vikings in nine innings

Host New Haven pushed across a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to edge the Huntington North High School baseball team, 4-3, on Tuesday, May 15.

Losing their second straight game, the Vikings, 21-3, rallied from a 3-0 deficit after thee innings to tie the score at 3-all after six. The score remained knotted until New Haven had three straight singles against reliever Zach Daugherty in the bottom of the ninth.

Scheiber, Koch lead Lady Vike trackgirls to sectional second

Laora Pampaloni, a junior on the Huntington North High School girls’ track team, soars through the air as she competes in long jump at the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 15. With a leap of 14-10.50, Pampaloni placed third in the event and advanced to the Marion Regional for the Lady Vikings, who finished second at the meet as a team.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Led by sectional champions Chloe Scheiber and Karmen Koch, the Huntington North High School girls’ track team finished as the runner-up of the New Haven Sectional on Tuesday, May 15.

Scheiber and Koch, both seniors, won the 3,200-meter run and the 300-meter hurdles, respectively, for the Lady Vikings. Scheiber triumphed in the 3,200 in 11:41.99 while Koch was victorious in the 300 hurdles in :47.30.

Viking golfers save best for last

The Huntington North High School boys’ varsity golf team saved its best for last, winning its final Northeast 8 Conference match of the season, 159-199, over host New Haven.

The Vikings shot their best nine-hole score of the year in the win, which upped their record to 1-6 in conference, 2-8 overall.

Senior Daniel Shivley led Huntington North with a personal-best score of 36. Senior Jack Young and freshman Caden Brubaker both carded a 40 while sophomore Graham Scher capped the team’s score with a 43.

Freshman Luke Eckert fired a non-scoring 47.

Richard 'Dick' Troxel

Richard “Dick” Troxel, 72, of Bluffton, IN, and having connections to Huntington County, died Sunday evening, May 13, 2018, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Troxel graduated from Lancaster Central High School in 1964 and graduated from Raedel College in 1967 with an associate’s degree in mechanical drafting and design. He and his brother Dave farmed together for 30 years and co-owned and operated Troxel Equipment Company. He was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church.

Cynthia A. 'Cindy' Hess

Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Hess, 67, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 2:50 p.m. at her residence.

Mrs. Hess was a graduate of Ligonier High School in 1968. She served in the United States Army in 1991 in support of Operation Desert Shield. She retired with the ranking of Specialist from the Army in 2010. She also worked at Huntington Electric and Salvation Army Thrift Store. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and American Legion Post 85.

Chargers break Vikes' 19-game win string

The Huntington North High School varsity baseball team had its 19-game win string broken on Monday, May 14, as it fell to host Fort Wayne Carroll, 7-2.

Carroll, 16-7, beat up Viking starter Gage Sandlin for six earned runs in three innings of work, getting the knockout punch in a four-run fourth inning that decided the contest. Carroll scored a solo run in the first inning, but HNHS put up a two-spot in the third to take a short-lived 2-1 lead. Carroll came back with its own two-spot in the bottom of the frame for a 3-2 lead before getting the four runs in the fourth.

Doris E. Smitley

Doris E. Smitley, 89, of Huntington, IN, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at her home.

Mrs. Smitley graduated in 1946 from Huntington High School. She helped run the family business, Professional Janitorial Service and Safeguard Services. She was a foster parent for 18 years to numerous Huntington children. She was a member of the Huntington First Church of the Nazarene and most recently attended the St. John Family Worship Center in Vera Cruz.

Robert J. Dupre

Robert John Dupré of Huntington, IN, died May 11, 2018.

He worked at General Motors for over 35 years.

He was born Dec. 13, 1955, in St. Louis, MO. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lisa.

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