Riverview, Crestview split girls' basketball contests

The Riverview Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team defeated host Crestview 33-18 on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

For Riverview, Mikayla Carpenter led the way with 13 points, Maddie Klender had nine points and Alexa Shoemaker added six points.

Crestview's game leaders included Josie Beaver and Erin Rethlake, who each canned seven points.

Crestview's seventh grade girls' basketball team fared much better than their eighth grade counterparts, defeating Riverview 26-6 to continue their season undefeated 5-0.

Christmas tradition


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

Thanks to the generosity of several local businesses and individuals, the giant Christmas wreath that once graced the front of Huntington's Wolf & Dessauer department store was lighted this evening, Thursday, Dec. 3, and will be lit each evening through Dec. 31 from 6 to 10. The costs of lighting the wreath is being underwritten by Myers Funeral Homes, McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, Bailey-Love Mortuary and Deal-Rice Funeral Homes. Local electrician Larry PeGan donated the labor to install a timer that has been purchased by an anonymous donor.

Christmas display at Memorial Park


Photo by Cindy Klepper.

A Christmas display at Memorial Park in Huntington was lighted this evening, Thursday, Dec. 3, and will be lit each evening through Dec. 31, from 6 to 10. There are several light groupings available in a drive-through area located off Bartlett Street. The display is staged with the help of Huntington resident Chris Elston and uses LED lights and computer controls.

John T. 'Buddy' McIntosh

John Thomas "Buddy" McIntosh, 72, of Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Mr. McIntosh graduated from Fleming County High School Kentucky in 1955. He was a member of Nepton Methodist Church in Fleming County, KY.

He was born April 11, 1937, in Elizaville, KY, to Ora Dale and Eunice Staggs McIntosh. His mother survives. He married Sara A. Wilson on Aug. 12, 1956, in Knightstown. His wife survives.

Additional survivors include a sister, Mary Dale (Russell) Hughes, of Nepton, KY.

Mabel V. Magsig

Mabel Viola Magsig, 87, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at 6:35 p.m. at Heritage Pointe, Warren, IN, where she had lived the past five months.

Mrs. Magsig was a 1940 graduate of Fremont Ross High School in Fremont, OH, and lived most of her life in Sandusky County, OH, where she worked as a deputy clerk in the Sandusky County Clerk of Courts office. She moved to Huntington in 1995 and was a member of the College Park United Brethren Church and its Galilean Sunday school class. She volunteered at Parkview Huntington Hospital.

Frank Lowden

Frank Lowden, 85, of Gas City, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at St. Vincent Hospital.

Mr. Lowden served in the United States Army during World War II and worked at the Owens-Illinois Glass Factory for 40 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 649 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, both in Gas City, and the American Legion in Jonesboro.

He was born Feb. 27, 1924, in Marion to Frank P. and Leatha Lowden. He married Imogene Arbuckle Wilkins on Nov. 9, 1963. His wife survives.

Mary E. Kneller

Mary E. Kneller, 92, of Columbia City, IN, and having family members in Bippus, IN, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at 1:45 a.m. at Miller's Merry Manor.

Mrs. Kneller attended Columbia City High School. She was a cook and server at 9&14 for many years and was a cook at Miller's Merry Manor from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and was active in the Dorcas Society and L.W.M.L. She was also a Sunday school teacher for many years.

Maud E. Davis

Maud E. Davis, 86, of Warren, IN, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, at 8:10 a.m. at Heritage Pointe, Warren.

Mr. Davis earned a bachelor's degree from Ball State Teacher's College and taught in the Marion Community Schools for seven years. She was a librarian at the Marion Public Library for more than 13 years.

HU women fall on last-second shot

Huntington University senior Jenna Donaldson takes the ball down the court against tight defense by in the HU game against visiting Taylor Wednesday night, Dec. 3.
Photo by Matt Murphy.

A desperation three-pointer with four seconds left on the clock sent the Huntington University women's basketball team to a 56-55 defeat at the hands of visiting Taylor on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

After a Taylor three-pointer pulled the visitors within 55-53 with 45 seconds left, the Forester women turned the ball over on an inbounds pass 20 seconds later, and with no timeouts left, the Trojans' Tess Rudolph launched her long jumper and hit nothing but net to give Taylor its only lead of the game and the win.

In traffic


Photo by Matt Murphy.

Senior Ryleigh Carr tries to get a shot past the visiting Taylor defense at the Huntington University women's basketball game on Wendseeday, Dec. 3, against visiting Taylor. HU lost a heartbreaker, 56-55.

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