February 2nd, 2012
ARGOS â€”Â Argos boys soccer coach Todd VanDerWeele has been named the 2011-12 Ball State University Alumnus Soccer Coach of the Year the college announced Wednesday.
A 1995 graduate of Ball State, Vanderweele led the Dragons to sectional and regional titles â€” ending 10-year championship dry spells â€” with a 13-7 win-loss record this season.
VanDerWeele was selected by a vote of other Ball State alumni head soccer coaches at Indiana high schools.
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College Athletic Director Gene Reese recently announced the resignation of Charger Soccer coach James Drzewiecki, effective Wednesday, due to his acceptance of the head coaching job for the newly formed Purdue University Calumet soccer program in Hammond.
CMA closes team season at Jimtown Regional
The Eagles managed just three wins, and Culver Military Academy fell out of contention for a team regional championship in the first round of the Jimtown Wrestling Regional Wednesday.
CMA lost 58-17 to East Noble, which went on to fall to meet champion Penn in a competitive final, 38-30.
Anthony McHugh pinned his opponent in just 18 seconds at 132 pounds, while Edmond Hogan claimed a dominant 18-1 tech fall over his opponent at 152 pounds, and Pascal Brun won by forfeit at 145 pounds.
FRIDAY, FEB. 3
â€˘ Argos High School FFA is holding a chicken and fish fry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Argos High School cafeteria. Cost is $8 for adults, and $5 for children. Carry-out is available.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4
â€˘Â Culver-Union Township Public Library will host a Club Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All groups, clubs and organizations are invited to promote their organization. Come for the whole time or just a few hours. Contact Cindy Good in adult services at 574-842-2941 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kent N. Adkins
Jan. 25, 2012
WALKERTON â€”Â Kent Noel Adkins, 55, of St. Albans, W.Va, formerly of Walkerton, died Jan. 25, 2012 in his home in West Virginia.
Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Krulik of Bremen and Laura Adkins of Knox; two brothers, Jim Adkins of Tennessee and Joe Adkins of Teegarden; three sisters, Donna Erdelyi of Walkerton, Linda Adkins of South Bend and Loretta Smith of Ohio and six grandchildren.Â
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. â€” Albert Byron Chipman III, Pioneer of Retail Store Design, disabled World War II veteran, District Rotary Governor, Championship Master Swimmer and City Councilman, passed away Friday evening in Schaumburg.
Albert was born April 29, 1922 in Rochester. He grew up in Plymouth, where his father was the Marshall County Judge. The family lived across from the iconic Midwestern courthouse located on the square in the middle of town where his father presided over court.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Merle Eugene Eckert Sr., 82, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at his residence, 19431 W. Lincoln Way, Plymouth.
Merle was born the son of Floyd and Cora F. Reynolds Eckert Oct. 13, 1929. He had lived in Marshall County all of his life and graduated from LaPaz High School with the class of 1949.
July 6, 1952, in the 1st Assembly of God Church, Merle and Melissa Marie Gaines were married. Melissa died Dec. 7, 2009.
Merle served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Dec. 25, 1922-Jan. 4, 2012
STURGIS, Mich. â€”Â Donald L. Fisher, 89, passed away Jan. 4, 2012 at his home in Sturgis, Mich. with his family by his side. Donald was born Dec. 25, 1922 in Plymouth to Floyd and Vera Fisher. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert.
Oct. 28, 1962-Jan. 24, 2012
DECATUR, Ill. â€”Â Scott Todd Thomas, 49, of 1640 N. Church St., Decatur, Ill., passed away at 4:40 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Prairie Rose Health Care Center, in Pana, Ill.Â
Scott was born Oct. 28, 1962, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Thomas and Julie (Bethke) Thomas.Â
PLYMOUTH â€” A local group of canine enthusiasts have banned together and formed the â€śBOW-WOW Friendsâ€ť committee.
During a meeting Tuesday the group discussed a number of topics on the construction of a dog park within Centennial Park. Plans are to erect the dog park east of the Freyman Pavilion.
The group is hoping to raise the needed $18,000 to build a fence 6 feet high, 100 feet wide and 300 feet long to enclose dogs that visit the park. It would be an area where dogs could run free, although their masters would need to stay by the fence and monitor their dogs.