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January 14th, 2011

CGA’s Neer named Gatorade Indiana Cross Country Runner of the Year for 2nd straight year

January 14, 2011

CULVER — The awards continued pouring in for Culver Girls Academy senior Waverly Neer as she was named the Gatorade/ESPN RISE Indiana Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year a second straight year Thursday.
The award, now in its 26th year, recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the race course. As a state runner of the year, Neer is now a finalist for the prestigious Gatorade National Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year award to be announced later this month.

January 13th

Crews staying ahead of snow fall

January 13, 2011

In a county like Marshall County even snow removal can be a little bit different.
While county road crews deal with their own problems like blowing and drifting, city crews have another problem entirely. Where do you put all this stuff?
“It's really tough especially at intersections,” said Plymouth Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt. “You pile it up as best you can but when it gets too high you have to load it up and take it someplace else.”

Death notice 1-13-11

January 13, 2011

Linda E. Gibson
Jan. 3, 2011
NORTH LIBERTY — Linda E. Gibson, 67, of North Liberty and Walkerton, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 in Richfield, Utah.
She is survived by her children: Pamela Jean (Larry) Forster of Richfield, Utah, Kathryn Louise (Brian) Shidler of Mishawaka, and Luther Edwin Gibson of Riverside, Calif.; sister, Susan Estelle (Don) Taylor of Yucalpa, Calif.; brother, James Alan (Jan) Miller of Argos; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation took place from 3 to 6 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, Jan. 11 at Nusbaum-Elkin Funeral Home, 408 Roosevelt Road, Walkerton.

Marthann ‘Martha’ Meyers

January 13, 2011

Marthann ‘Martha’ Meyers
Dec. 31, 1925 — Jan. 11, 2011
WARSAW — Marthann “Martha” Meyers, 85, of Whitetail Run, Warsaw, passed away at 3:45 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at her home following an extended illness.

Slippery roads to blame for crash

January 13, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A slippery road at the intersection of Olive Trail and Overmyer Drive in Plymouth were to blame for a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon. At 12:45 p.m. Howard Holland, Plymouth, 85, was driving a red 2002 Dodge Caravan south on Overmyer Drive and attempted to turn right onto Olive Trail but his van kept on turning. The van went off the right side of the road and struck a guide for a utility pole and the cable got wedged behind the left rear tire. Holland was not injured in the accident but the van received some minor damage and a flat tire.

Prom dresses needed

January 13, 2011

If a Plymouth High School girl attends every available formal dance, it could mean purchasing six formal gowns before she graduates.
Not only is this cost out of reach for many, it is also impractical for a young woman to own and store so many dresses she will likely wear just once.
Plymouth’s Beta Delta chapter of the local women’s philanthropic organization, Tri Kappa, has a solution: The second annual Promen-ade To Prom — a chance to recycle or buy a gently used dress for just $10.

Jail report given to county officers

January 13, 2011

Each year, the Marshall County Sheriff issues a yearly jail report to the County Commissioners and County Council.
The numbers compiled can be revealing.
Below are highlights from outgoing Sheriff Jon VanVactor’s jail report for 2010.
During the year of 2010 there were a total of 2,070 inmates processed into the jail. The average daily book in for the jail was 5.7 prisoners. The average daily inmate population was 100 persons.
The following is a list of the top 10 identified type of offenses of persons lodged in the Marshall County Jail during 2010:

A fond farewell

January 13, 2011

Former John Glenn girls basketball coach Dan Hutton, right, looks on during a game last year along with longtime assistant and current Glenn head coach John Willoughby, left.

Hutton lost his battle with cancer Tuesday night. Hutton’s coaching career spans a combined 22 years and his resume boasts three Bi-County Championships, two sectional and two regional championships and a 158-111 overall high school coaching record.
Hutton was honored on Nov. 30 with the John Glenn Falcon of the Year Award and the Northern State Conference Service Award.

Trojans start fast in win over Glenn

January 13, 2011

BOURBON — In a game teeming with subplots, Griffyn Carpenter reached the 1,000-point mark, and the Trojans got off to a quick start and didn’t look back as they took it to Triton head coach Jason Groves’ alma mater Glenn and Falcons’ head coach Travis Hannah, himself a Triton alum.
With inclement weather reeking havoc on both teams’ schedules — indeed, Wednesday’s Northern State Conference game was a rescheduling of a postponement Saturday — both coaches wanted to see their team hit the floor ready.

January 12th

Bremen senior reaches Eagle Scout

January 12, 2011

BREMEN — Many who are active in Boy Scouts for years don’t finish up requirements for the Eagle Scout award. Jason Ringer, who recently received his Eagle, said he could understand why.
“The hardest part is sticking with it for all of the years even as friends backed out,” said Ringer, a senior at Bremen High School. “I almost stopped when I fell behind on the project.”
Reaching the Eagle level is demanding.

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