CULVER ‚ÄĒ¬†Culver Girls Academy finally unearthed the key to containing Culver Community senior star Gwen Zehner ‚ÄĒ¬†don‚Äôt even let her touch the basketball.
Using a swarming 1-3-1 zone, the Eagles limited Zehner to 12 points on just eight shot attempts, forced 26 turnovers, and held the previously-unbeaten Cavs to a 23 percent mark from the field in a 62-40 win at John R. Nelson Gymnasium Wednesday.
The Academy‚Äôs Andrijana Cvitkovic, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, and 6-3 senior reserve Casey Hall gave the Eagles the height and muscle to handle both the 6-1 Zehner and her teammate, 6-3 Patrice McBee.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Due to a semi-tractor trailer crash at Michigan and Jefferson streets Monday, Dec. 6, the stoplight support for westbound Jefferson Street was damaged and knocked down.¬†
On investigation by the Indiana Department of Transportation, it was found that the base of the pole was damaged as well.¬†
According to INDOT officials at the LaPorte District, the light may not be repaired until late this week.
Enjoying a day out in the freshly fallen snow, Gabriella Hopkins and Jalynn Hopkins of Culver make snow angels.
LAPAZ ‚ÄĒ Local performer Quentin Flagg is gearing up for his annual Christmas performance. This year he will be entertaining at the LaPaz Community Building Sunday, Dec. 12 from 2 to 4 p.m.
‚ÄúI just enjoy making people happy,‚ÄĚ Flagg said. It‚Äôs obvious that putting on shows makes him happy as well, since he has been on stage at Christmas for the last 13 years.
Flagg said his Sunday show will feature a number of Christmas selections along with his signature ‚Äė50s and ‚Äė60s rock-n-roll favorites. He also promises some surprises and a visit from Santa.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ Faced with nearly 500 applications for assistance with food and gifts for children, Sarah Hendrix of the Marshall County Neighborhood Center has been working full-time to meet the needs, but is pleading with the community to adopt families for the holidays.
According to Hendrix, several groups formed a Community Christmas Coalition this year to reach out to those in need. She said, ‚ÄúWe have taken applications at the Center and combined them with lists from the schools, Boys & Girls Club, churches and Leadership Marshall County.‚ÄĚ
Chester L. Albert
Dec. 6, 2010
LEESBURG ‚ÄĒ¬†Chester L. Albert, 83, of Leesburg, died Dec. 6, 2010 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care.
He is survived by his wife Jean; a son Rick (Libby) Albert of Warsaw; daughters, Paula (Roger) Miller of North Webster and Lorraine (John Jr.) Anglin, of Warsaw; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Louis Albert and Larry Albert, both of LaPaz; and a sister Luella Staner of Redlion, Pa.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9 at Mishler Funeral Home, Milford.
Dec. 3, 2010
FORT WAYNE ‚ÄĒ David Fussey, 77, of Fort Wayne, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at home.
He was born in the small village of Harding Stone on the outskirts of Northampton, England, and was formerly of Cinnaminson, N.J. and Southern California. He was an aerospace engineer by profession. He liked woodworking and his garden.
He was a chorister of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic for many years. He was also a veteran of the Royal Air Force.
LAKEVILLE ‚ÄĒ With little returning experience and few natural guards, turnovers have been a bugaboo for Argos this season.
Meanwhile, LaVille has been steadily developing its switching man-to-man defense in the three years since Michael Edison has taken over the program.
It was a recipe for a rout as Lancer defenders created 30 turnovers by the Dragons and ran out to a huge 31-8 first quarter lead for an eventual 62- 31 victory over visiting Argos Tuesday at LaVille.
PLYMOUTH ‚ÄĒ What a difference a day makes. Or in the case of the Plymouth Pilgrims three days.
A tough night at Rochester on Friday turned into a great night at home on Tuesday as Plymouth looked like a different team taking a 63-35 win over Tippecanoe Valley.
Plymouth turned the ball over just six times on the night in taking the win, a marked difference from Friday.
Patsy J. Singleton¬†
Dec. 4, 2010
KNOX ‚ÄĒ¬†Patsy J. Singleton, 70, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010 in St. Mary's Medical Center, Hobart.¬†
She is survived by her sons, Bobby Singleton, of Florida, and Bill (Tina) Singleton, Jeff (Sandy) Singleton and Sam (Crystal) Singleton, all of Knox; daughters, Janet (Terry) McIntire and Patty (Tony) Rose, all of Knox; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Vera (Ray) Singleton of Grovertown and Jean (Dave) Thompson of Knox.¬†