Richer bomb gives HU thrilling win over MVNU

Huntington University defender Brooke Saylor tries to stop this drive by Kayla Hovorka of Mount Vernon Nazarene University in action Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2, at Platt Arena. The Foresters used a late comeback to win, 68-66.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Senior Maddie Richer hit a three-pointer with 27 seconds left in the game to lead the Huntington University women’s basketball team to a 68-66 win over visiting Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, Feb. 2.

Richer’s bucket off a Sam Hammel pass wiped out a 66-64 MVNU lead. The visitors then missed a shot, and Hammel hit one of two free throws to bring the score to its ending point.

No. 6 MVNU pulls away from Foresters in second half

The Huntington University men’s basketball team ran out of gas in the second half and wound up an 82-69 loser to visiting sixth-ranked Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Saturday, Feb. 2.

The Foresters, 15-11 overall and 5-9 in the Crossroads League, played the Cougars within four points at 41-37 in the first half, but MVNU added a nine-pint differential in the second half to secure their 22nd win in 26 outings this season.

Aschliman sets school record at Warsaw swim sectional

Huntington North junior Laney Shaw churns for the wall in a fifth place effort in the 100-yard freestyle at the Warsaw Girls' Swim Sectional on Saturday, Jan. 2.
Photo by Steve Clark.

Allie Aschliman’s school-record in the 100-yard butterfly earned her second place and was the highlight of the the weekend for Huntington North at the Warsaw Girls’ Swim sectional on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1 and 2.

Aschliman, a junior, raced to a :59.80 clocking to place runner-up to Manchester sophomore Halle Briner in the fly. With only the A Finals winner and state meet times qualifying for state, Aschliman’s hopes of going on rest on whether she will be chosen to help fill the field.

Trio of champs propels Vike wrestling team to 2nd at regional

Huntington North's 145-pound wrestler, battles an opponent during regional action Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Carroll Wrestling Regional. Kline placed fourth in his weight class to be of eight Vikings to move on to next week's New Haven Semi-state.
Photo by Steve Clark.

A trio of first-place showings propelled the Huntington North High School wrestling team to second place at the Carroll Regional on Saturday, Feb. 2.

After winning their weight classes at the Carroll Sectional the week before, Brady Lewis, Preston Teusch and Charlie Agnew repeated as champions at the regional for Huntington North. Lewis captured the 106-pound title, Teusch was tops in 113-pound action and Agnew claimed the 195-pound crown.

William D. Boyd

William David Boyd Jr., 70, of Van Buren, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at 2:27 p.m. at his home.

Mr. Boyd moved to the Van Buren area around 30 years ago.

He was born Sept. 10, 1948, in Marion to William David Sr. and Geneva Wine Boyd. He married Marylou Hartley on Nov.13, 1967, in Marion, and she survives.

Janet S. Allen-Patch

Janet S. Allen-Patch, 76, of Portland, IN, and having family in Zanesville, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at 7:40 a.m. at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana in Fort Wayne.

Mrs. Allen-Patch graduated from Blackford High School. She was a member of New Covenant Fellowship Church in Portland. She worked at the Torch Light Restaurant and at a nursing home. She also cleaned houses.
 
She was born Thursday, March 26, 1942, in Muncie to Eugene and Eva Wanita Allen.  She married Stanley Patch in September 1998 on Portland, and he survives.

Jerry L. Busenburg

Jerry L. Busenburg, 78, of Huntington, IN, and formerly of rural Mentone, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at 10:05 p.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.

Mr. Busenberg worked for Monarch Enterprises of Syracuse and Middlebury, then he drove for Coachmen of Middlebury, and lastly for Warsaw Black Oxide of Burket. He was a graduate of Talma High School in 1959. He had been a member of Riverview Community Church of Tippecanoe.

Catharine A. Taylor

Catharine A. Taylor, 99, of rural Huntington County, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center in Bluffton, IN.

Mrs. Taylor helped on the family farm. She was an elementary school teacher, Sunday school teacher and homemaker.

She was born Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1920, to Clarence and Mildred Shutt Goodmiller. She married Harry D. Taylor on Dec. 24, 1943, in Corpus Christy, TX, and he preceded her in death in October 1992.
 
Surviving are a son, Samuel H. Taylor; and a sister, Phoebe Wiley.

George R. Krieg

George Robert Krieg, 90, of Warren, IN, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at 6:18 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Noble G. Pinkerton

Noble G. Pinkerton, 92, of Warren, IN, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at 10:38 p.m. at Heritage Pointe of Warren.

Mr. Pinkerton was a 1944 graduate of Banquo High School. He served in the United States Army Air Force during World War II from 1944 to 1946. He had worked for Mt. Etna Lumber Company for 30 years and later worked as the storage manager at Huntington Memorial Hospital for 10 years, retiring in 1988.

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