Trio leads Lady Vike hoopsters over Canterbury

Three players scored in double figures to lead the Huntington North High School girls’ varsity basketball team over visiting Canterbury, 68-53, on Thursday, Jan. 11.

Senior Rileigh Johnson led the way for the Lady Vikings with 16 points. Junior Maddy Robrock added 15 points while senior Karmen Koch supplied 14.

Robrock made her presence felt on the boards, pulling down nine rebounds. Koch helped facilitate the offense with five assists.

Huntington North, 10-7, hit 23 of 48 shots from the field for 47.9 percent and 16 of 18 attempts at the foul line for 88.9 percent.

Kathryn M. 'Kaye' Tyler

Kathryn M. “Kaye” Tyler, 84, of Granger, IN, and a former resident of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 4 p.m. at her home following an extended illness.

Mrs. Tyler graduated from Galesburg (Illinois) High School, and attended Knox College in Galesburg. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Niles, the South Bend Bridge Club affiliate of the American Contract Bridge Leagueand a former member of the Niles Service League. In Huntington, she became an entrepreneur, owning and operating Letter Perfect Embroidery for 10 years.

Sandra S. Martin

Sandra Sue Martin, 74, of Warren, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at 8:55 a.m. at Heritage Pointe in Warren.

Mrs. Martin worked in the nutritional services at Heritage Pointe for many years. She was a member of Sigma Phi Gamma, and was a den mother for the Cub Scouts. She was a member of the Hillcrest Church of the Nazarene in Warren.

She was born July 7, 1943, in Hartford City to William and Imogene Monroe Vallad. She married James W. "Jim” Martin on March 25, 1960; he preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 2015.

Alma M. Lofland

Alma Mae Lofland, 98, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 10, 2018, at the Heritage of Huntington.

Mrs. Lofland was a 1938 graduate of Huntington High School. She retired from Wabash Magnetics in 1983 after 27 years. She then worked in the cafeteria at Horace Mann School until 2000. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Huntington, and Psi Iota Xi Sorority.

She was born Nov. 25, 1919, in Huntington to Russell and Mae Marie Urschel Correll.  She married Bernard E. Lofland on April 5, 1942. He preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1978.

Betty A. Fisher

Betty A. Fisher, 81, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at 10:19 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Fisher graduated from Huntington Township High School in 1954 and worked as a self-employed home health aide. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Huntington, Order of the Eastern Star Huntington Chapter and Huntington Young Republicans.

She was born July 28, 1936, in Huntington County to James and Mary (Meyers) Sprowl.

Wendell W. 'Windy' Chaney

Wendell William “Windy” Chaney, 88, of Fort Wayne, IN, and formerly of Roanoke, IN, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Hospice Home.

Mr. Chaney served his country in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Eagles 1906 and Moose Lodge 1063. He was a retired truck driver for Food Marketing.

He was born in Roanoke to Merritt E. and Florence Aughenbaugh Chaney. His first wife, Marjorie Jane Lee, of Larwill, survives. His second wife, Jean Chaney, preceded him in death in 2008.

Evelyn M. Noe

Evelyn Marie Noe, 59, of Huntington, IN died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at her home.

Mrs. Noe worked as an aide at Miler’s Merry Manor, in Columbia City, and also worked at BRC and the Quonset, in rural Whitley County. She attended Smith Green Community schools.

She was born Nov. 24, 1958, in Fort Wayne to Jerry and Stella L. Hummel Steigerwald. She married David Noe on March 24, 1974, in Churubusco, and he survives.

Patricia A. Bales Herring

Patricia A. Bales Herring, 79, of Liberty Center, IN, and having ties to Warren, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at 9:40 p.m. at her daughter’s residence in Bluffton, IN.  

Mrs. Herring was a graduate of Warren High School. She retired from the Southern Wells Schools where she was a cook and custodian. She was a member of the Circle W Riders Horse Club and UYB Homemakers Club. She also received a hall of fame award in horse and pony from the Bluffton Street Fair.

4th quarter scoring spree sparks HU women past USF

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Maddie Richer

A fourth-quarter scoring spree propelled the Huntington University women’s basketball team to 69-57 win over host University of Saint Francis on Wednesday, Jan. 10.

The Foresters poured in 32 points to the Cougars’ 17 in the final frame, flipping a 40-37 deficit after three periods into a 12-point victory. Coach Lori Culler’s squad did the balance of its damage at the free-throw line, where it drained 17 of 21 shots for 80 percent.

Holdman files at statehouse


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Indiana State Sen. Travis Holdman, who represents District 19, filed for re-election on Wednesday, Jan. 10, the first official filing date for the primaries, at the Indiana Statehouse. Holdman is shown with Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson (middle) and Rep. Matt Lehman.

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