Crestview cagers sweep Lakeview

The Crestview Middle School boys’ basketball team topped visiting Lakeview, 55-39, on Thursday, Nov. 20.

Trey Williams dropped in 18 points to lead the Cougars, 2-0. Sawyer Stoltz added 15 points to the hosts’ cause while Jack Curless collected 11 rebounds.

Crestview’s seventh-grade squad also won, 25-20.

The Cougars’ sixth-grade teams each faced Churubusco and were both victorious. Crestview Red bested the Eagles’ No. 1 squad, 25-16, behind 12 points from Koleman Stephan, while Crestview Blue dispatched Churubusco’s No. 2 team, 20-6.

Kirk B. 'KB' Morton

Kirk Bradley "KB" Morton, 53, of Brazil, IN, and formerly of Roanoke, IN, died Nov. 15, 2014.

He was born Oct. 25, 1961, in Fort Wayne to Richard and Cheryl Morton. Survivors include a daughter, Alicia Gamble, of Huntington; a sister, Shelli (Doug) Smith, of Hurst, TX; two grandsons, Bostan Wayne and Abel Bradley; and a partner, David Rainey.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with the service starting at 4:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 160, 1122 N. Main St., Roanoke.

Rex Thrift

Rex Thrift, 60, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Thrift was a 1972 graduate of Huntington North High School. He was a sales manager at Shuttleworth in Huntington. He was a karate instructor at Universal Tang Soo Do School. In 2004, he was inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame in Columbus, OH. He was also a member of the Huntington County Disaster Team and a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church.

Gary R. Smart

Gary R. Smart, 55, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at his home.

He was born Sept. 9, 1959, in Dayton, OH, to James R. and Lora Howard Smart. His mother survives in Huntington.

He is also survived by a sister, Sherry Rains, of Huntington.

There are no calling hours or services. Burial will be at a later date at Gardens of Memory Cemetery, in Huntington County.

Bailey-Love Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

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Phyllis J. Prible

Phyllis Jean Prible, 82, of Malvern, PA, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at her home.

She was born April 3, 1932, in Huntington to Roscoe and Mildred Lewis. She married Glen V. Prible on Nov. 18, 1950, and he survives.

Rita M. Borton

Rita M. Borton, 85, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, at 4 p.m. at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Borton graduated from Huntington High School in 1947. She was employed by Triad-Utrad for more than 20 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, in Huntington.

She was born Aug. 17, 1929, in Huntington to Clyde and Lena Hergenrother Rice. She married Robert E. Borton on Nov. 12, 1950, in Huntington, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 2006.

Dennis G. Wilshire

Dennis G. Wilshire, 59, of Anderson, IN, and a native of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday evening, Nov. 18, 2014, at St. Joseph Hospital, in Kokomo.

Mr. Wilshire graduated in 1973 from Eastbrook High School. He worked as a beautician for more than 30 years.

He was born April 28, 1955, in Huntington to Loren G. and Margaret Ann Banter Wilshire. His mother survives in Warren.

He is also survived by a sister, Nila Reid, of Anderson.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Ferguson & Glancy Funeral Home, Van Buren, is in charge of arrangements.

HU keglers fourth at AC Open

The Huntington University men’s bowling team claimed fourth in the AC Open, held at Lenawee Recreation Center in Adrian, MI, on Saturday, Nov. 15.

The Forester squad of Connor Brown, Tyler Neff, Joe Miller, Daniel Miller, Seth Walker and Jake Neely finished fourth for the second time this season with a total of 6,666 pins.

After game one, Huntington found itself tied with Bowling Green for fifth place with 861 pins and remained at that spot through their regular team games, having rolled games of 919-936-949 for a 3,665 total.

HU women bowlers third in AC Open

The Huntington University women’s bowling team took third in the AC Open, held at Lenawee Recreation Center in Adrian, MI, on Saturday, Nov. 15.

For the sixth-ranked Foresters, it marked their third thirdrd-place finish in the last four outings.

Bowling on a tight Kegel Kode Sport Series 42’ shot, Huntington had to fight back from a slow start. Playing four regular team games and 16 Baker games, the Foresters shot an 804 in the first game to start in 4th place behind No. 10 Alma (951), No. 9 Bowling Green (842) and host and 2014 National Finalist Adrian (849).

New Crestview club teaching students about small engines

Larry Eckert (middle), a teacher at Crestview Middle School, helps students Colin Betterly (left) and Jackson Lunsford reassemble a four-stroke lawnmower engine in the school’s Small Engine Club on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Eckert started the club this school year.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Originally published Nov. 17, 2014.

Larry Eckert hopes his Small Engine Club propels students much like the engines they study.

A new club at Crestview Middle School this year, members have had a chance to get their hands on small engines and learn how they work. Eckert, who teaches technology education at the school, liked that Riverview Middle School offered a Technology Club, which gives students the opportunity to repair things around the school, discovering how they function as a result.


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