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Pair of Huntington High basketball players record another assist for former head coach

Bob Straight, who coached the Huntington High School boys’ basketball team to the state title game in 1964, gazes at a picture of the team in his home in February 2014. Straight died in November 2018 and a new endowed scholarship dedicated to his memory will be announced at the Huntington North High School boys’ basketball game this Saturday, Dec. 14.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Jim Seneff and Doug Ware both recorded assists during their time playing basketball for Coach Bob Straight at Huntington High School in the 1960s.

Now, over 50 years later, Seneff and Ware have each logged an assist for their former head coach one more time.

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HU ag footprint continues to grow with add of animal science ed center

As Huntington University President Dr. Sherilyn Emberton (right) stands by, Bob Krouse speaks from the podium about his father-in-law and the new HU animal barn’s namesake, Don Strauss. The Don Strauss Animal Science Education Center will house key livestock of HU’s agricultural degree program.
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Huntington University’s agriculture footprint continues to grow as plans are finalized for the latest capital addition to the institution: The Don Strauss Animal Science Education Center.

The development of the nearly 6,500-square-foot structure was made possible thanks to a lead gift from Strauss Veal Feeds and Midwest Poultry Services. The facility was announced at the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies’ Harvest Celebration on Dec. 3.

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Andrews Town Council hears that festival future is in doubt

The future of the Andrews Summer Festival is in doubt after the dissolution of the committee that plans it, learned the Andrews Town Council at its meeting on Monday, Dec. 9.

Julie Newsome, chair of the Andrews Summer Festival Committee, said that the group was disbanding due to declining membership. For her part, Newsome stated that chairing the festival’s committee had been a 12-month commitment and that it had worn her out.

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Lady Vike swimmers sweep past Blackford

Laney Shaw, a senior on the Huntington North High School girls’ swim team, creates a splash as she competes in the 500-yard freestyle during a meet against visiting Blackford on Tuesday, Dec. 10. Shaw won the race and the Lady Vikings won the meet, 104-63.
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The Huntington North High School girls’ swim team won every event contested on the way to a 104-63 win over visiting Blackford on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Seniors Allie Aschliman and Alyssa Brinkman were double winners individually and both swam legs on  two of the winning relay teams.

Although the two-man boys’ swim team, lost, 114-19, Colten Schulte was also a double winner for HNHS.

Aschliman won the 200-yard individual medley, in 2:31.07 and the 100-yard butterfly, in 1:05.68. Brinkman won the 100-yard freestyle, in 1:05.92, and the 100-yard backstroke, in 1:15.73.

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Meeting Santa at the Forks

Photo by Steve Clark.

Diem Rosemeyer poses for a picture with Santa Claus at the Historic Forks of the Wabash, in Huntington, on Saturday, Dec. 7. The Historic Forks gave children the opportunity to meet Santa, plus have breakfast and see a lineup of decorated Christmas trees.