February 24th, 2012
Womenâs college basketball
Belles end year with MIAA loss
The Saint Maryâs basketball team lost in the semifinal of the MIAA Tournament to top-seeded and fifth-ranked Calvin 78-50 on the road in Grand Rapids, Mich. Thursday night.
The Knights scored on five of their first seven possessions of the game and never relinquished the lead.
Plymouth grad Jessica Centa closed out her basketball career with 10 points to lead the Belles along with teammate Kelley Murphy.
The Belles finished the season at an even 13-13.
Slow 1st half hurts Lady Chargers
WALKERTON -- One Marshall County man is dead after leading police on a high speed chase throughout the county Thursday night.
The pursuit began in Argos with an attempted traffic stop on a suspected drunk driver. At about 8 p.m. the suspect began traveling on Michigan Road and then north on US 31. At one point his vehicle was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of US 30. The red pick-up truck took the North Michigan Road exit and traveled north on Michigan Road to Higbee Corner heading westbound. At times his speed was in excess of 100 miles per hour.
Many in Culver will remember Christian Snyderâs battle with cancer as a teen. Many likely are not aware, however, that the raditation treatment which saved his life then is now threatening his life. At just 13, Chris was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.
"We were told to be happy for every day he was with us," recalls mom Darlene. "Churches all over the U.S. and the Plymouth area were praying for him."
PLYMOUTH â Jimmy Johnâs in Plymouth took a precautionary step by pulling spouts from its sandwich offerings many months ago. Reports of outbreaks of salmonella and E.coli in 2010-11 in other areas lead to the action.
BURKET â Two 17-year-olds and Jon Rightsell, 23, of Mentone, were arrested Wednesday night and charged with arson after a fire broke out at Burket Alternative School in Burket. Burket fire personnel quickly extinguished the fire and called the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department to investigate what appeared to be suspicious individuals near the scene.
PLYMOUTH â Construction could begin once more on the Comfort Inn on Michigan Street in Plymouth. For more than two years, a sign in front of the structure said the hotel would be opened in 2010. However, since 2010 has come and gone, Mayor Mark Senter added the project to his list of what he terms âeyesoresâ in the community that he hopes to see improved.
Senter recently published the list as a part of his âOperation Bright Spotâ project and, as anticipated, has now been getting responses from owners.
PLYMOUTH âÂ After more than 20 years and a dozen championships, Plymouth High School girls basketball coach Dave Cox is retiring, the school announced Wednesday.
Cox leaves the program as the schoolâs all-time winningest hoops coach with 308 victories to his credit.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth senior guard Ryan McNeil and sophomore center Mack Mercer have been named to the 2011-12 All-Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball team, while senior forward John Ruff was given All-NLC Honorable Mention.
BOURBON â Marshall County coroner Bill Clevenger said Wednesday that alcohol and drugs were not a factor in last Thursday's early morning crash that killed Louis J. Cady, 75, of Nappanee. Preliminary autopsy reports indicate that Cady drowned when his truck landed upside down in a water-filled ditch on Beech Road.
When found, Cady was wearing his seatbelt. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Clevenger.
Elizabeth âBettyâ Anne Castleman
Aug. 3, 1930-Feb. 19, 2012
ARGOS âÂ Elizabeth âBettyâ Anne Castleman, 81, of 17068 Oak Road, Argos, died Feb. 19, 2012 at 3:05 a.m. at Millerâs Merry Manor â Culver following a lengthy illness.
She was born Aug. 3, 1930 in Argos to Frank Orange Cowen and Hallie Belle Lowry. She lived all of her life in the Argos community.
Aug. 28, 1949 she married Rex P. Castleman at Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, Culver.
She worked as a switchboard operator for the Argos Telephone Company, then went to work at the State Exchange Bank in Culver for 21 years.