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December 30th

Faces in the crowd

December 30, 2011

Fans at the Argos versus West Central Winter Classic boys basketball game during a break in the action at Phil Weybright Gymnasium last week.

Argos grad O’Dell sets career 3-point record at Lincoln Memorial

December 30, 2011

HARROGATE, Tenn. — Argos graduate Amberly O’Dell recently rewrote the Lincoln Memorial University women’s basketball record book as she became the program’s all-time leader in 3-pointers.
O’Dell, a 1997 graduate of Argos High School and senior at LMU, hit four triples in the Railsplitters’ 79-75 loss at Catawba on Dec. 3 to surpass her school’s previous career record with a total of 203.
“I’m very blessed to have broken this record with such a great team and under the Coach (Roger) Hodge era,” said O’Dell. “I’m so thankful for all the support my family and Coach Hodge have given me.”

Mawhorter named LaVille superintendent

December 30, 2011

LAKEVILLE — The Union-North School Corporation made it official Wednesday night that Mitchell Mawhorter will begin his duties as the superintendent Jan. 2. Mawhorter comes from his current job as principal at Jimtown Junior High School.
Board President Mark Dickson had made the announcement Dec. 22 that Mawhorter had been chosen by the board to fill the top spot. The position has been filled by interim Julie Lauck since October of this year after being hired in September.

CRC on track to open in March

December 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Construction on the Community Resource Center in Plymouth is coming along nicely, according to board members’ reaction during a walk-through tour Tuesday.
“I’m just ecstatic, I couldn’t say anything negative at all,” said board of directors vice president Ralph Winters after the tour.

December 29th

Strong 2nd half lifts LaVille over North Miami at Peru Tournament

December 30, 2011

PERU — The Lancers have had to endure a tough two-game stretch in which the second half has not been their friend.
Their weakness became their strength Thursday as LaVille outscored North Miami 23-9 in the third quarter and 47-23 in the second half on its way to a 79-54 Peru Tournament-opening win over the Warriors.
The Lancers move on to face Whitko in the tourney championship tonight at 8 p.m. after the Wildcats beat host Peru in the nightcap Thursday.

Results 12-30

December 30, 2011

Boys basketball
1st half dooms Argos at Winter Classic championship
Argos put up just three points in the first half en route to a 53-36 loss to Winamac in the championship game of the Winter Classic Thursday at West Central.
It was the Dragons’ second loss to the Warriors this season after Argos lost its season-opener at Winamac 39-38 Dec. 3.
Dominic Cataldo knocked down three 3s en route to a game-high 19 points for the Dragons, while Cain Thorn was limited to just five points one night after finishing with 20 in Argos’ tourney opener versus West Central Tuesday.

Fire destroys 6th Road barn

December 29, 2011

Plymouth Fire Chief Andy Metsker brings sheets of barn metal to a pile at a fire on 6th Road Thursday afternoon. More details will be available Friday.

New Year's Eve events

December 29, 2011

Make plans now to head to one of these area events to celebrate the New Year this weekend.

• Argos Bar and Grill — Reunion Station, 9 p.m.
• Dandelion Bar, Plymouth — Soup and Villianz, 10 p.m. For more information call 574-935-5514.
• Bremen Cafe — Reunion Station, 9 p.m.
• The Wabash Tavern, North Liberty — Groupies Wanted, 10 p.m. No cover. For more information call 574-656-8959.
• Dandelion Bar, Plymouth — Subtle Fall, 10 p.m. For more information call 574-935-5514.

Emergency surgery helps 8-year-old return to active lifestyle

December 29, 2011

ARGOS — Chaz Downey, 8, of Argos, loves sports. His favorite is basketball, and he can shoot hoops with amazing accuracy for his age, according to his mother Jackie Campbell. Chaz especially likes cheering on his older brother, Chandler, at his basketball and soccer games.
If it hadn’t been for quick action by his doctors two years ago, however, Chaz might not be able to do the things he loves today. During a routine checkup at the Down Syndrome clinic at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis in 2009, his pediatrician, Dr. Maria Stanley, discovered that Chaz’s spine was extremely loose.

'Hello Gorgeous!' — Houghton gets special treatment for the day

December 29, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Wednesday was a day of “firsts” for Patt Houghton. Unbeknownst to her, Houghton’s sister-in-law Donna Kelly had nominated her for a Hello Gorgeous makeover at C.C. Hair Co. in Plymouth. Houghton was treated to her first pedicure, first facial and first hair coloring treatment as part of the makeover — all of which was a complete surprise to her.
“(Houghton) has always given of herself, and I thought it was her turn to be pampered,” said Kelly, watching with misty eyes as Houghton picked out a sparkly pink nail polish for her toes.

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