July 28th, 2011
LAPAZ â€” A line at the drink station started to form around lunch time Tuesday in the Lapaz Burger King. Coca-Cola had just installed their new drink machineâ€”featuring 125 flavorsâ€”that morning and these lunch customers were among the first to try it out.
â€śItâ€™s differentâ€”itâ€™s pretty slick actually,â€ť said Randy Walker as he used the machineâ€™s touch screen to choose his beverage.
Walker, a trucker who resides in Kentucky, said he passes through the area about once a week. He likes the new machine, but is not too sure about the 125 flavors.
â€śIâ€™ll stick to Coke,â€ť said Walker, smiling.
CULVER â€” Matt Thompson has joined Culver Academies as the new Director of Athletics. Thompson comes to Culver from Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, where he spent four years as the associate athletic director, physical education teacher and coach.
Prior to his time at BCDS, he served as the athletic director, Spanish teacher, and coach at the Knox School in St. James, New York. Over the course of his career, Thompson spent time as an athletic administrator and womenâ€™s soccer coach at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Centenary College in New Jersey.
LAFAYETTE â€” Triton High Schoolâ€™s Quentyn Carpenter won his first match play round but lost his second at the Indiana Golf Foundation Boys State Junior Championships at Kampen Golf Course at Purdue University in Lafayette Wednesday.
Carpenter beat Oliver Gibson of Fort Wayne before falling by a hole to Logan Barker in the second round of match play.
Carpenter qualified for the match play round of the State Junior Championships with a 76 Monday and 77 Tuesday in the stroke play qualifying portion of the tourney.
The Bike Barn, 103 E. Lake Shore Drive in Culver, is sponsoring a a glacial geology and ecology bicycle tour led by wildlife ecologist Carl Strang Saturday, August 6.
The ride will focus on how and when glaciers created the area in and around Culver, including Lake Maxinkuckee. Participants will also learn about kames, marls, bogs and the types of plants and animals that call them home.
Jack Allen Hurley
Sept. 21, 1945-July 21, 2011
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. â€”Â Jack Allen Hurley, 65, of Mountain Home, Ark. passed away Thursday, July 21, 2011 at Baxter Regional Medical Center. Jack Allen Hurley was born Sept. 21, 1945 in Gary to Earnest and Isabelle Hurley. He enjoyed fishing and music, especially Willie Nelson.
Leola June Martin
July 20, 2011
ARGOS â€”Â Leola June Martin, 89, of 310 E. Plum St., Argos died July 20, 2011 at 8 p.m. in her residence following an illness.
She is survived by her son, Mark Birney of Argos.
There will be no calling or services per Juneâ€™s wishes.
Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements have been entrusted with the Earl-Grossman Funeral Home, Argos.
Lyle Kent Vandermark
July 24, 2011
Barbara Ann Myszkowski
July 25, 1939-July 23, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Former Chicago area resident, Barbara Ann Myszkowski, 71, finished her race into the arms ofÂ Jesus at 4:10 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Barbara has been in the gentle care of her family and the Millerâ€™s staff since 2009 and more recently the Center for Hospice Care.
Tony Mayfield, Director of Culver Summer Schools and Camps, shared a wealth of information on this year's program -- as well as some tidbits on upcoming items of interest -- last week with members of Culver's Kiwanis Club, who dined at the school's Lay Dining Center for their weekly meeting.
Mayfield, a graduate of Culver Military Academy who spent ten years at the school as history instructor before taking on several summer-related positions including a stint as Woodcraft Camp director, said so far this has "been a great year" for the summer program.
PLYMOUTH â€” Rockies fans are ready for some football, and just in time, WTCA-AM 1050 will be holding an auction to raise money for the program.
Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the station will host a live auction to raise money for Rockies football. Last year the auction raised $6000 for football at Plymouth High School, and this yearâ€™s items will try to top that.
â€śWe donâ€™t really have a goal amount for this year,â€ť said Tonda Ellis, one of the organizers of the event. â€śObviously we hope we can exceed last yearâ€™s total.â€ť
FORT WAYNE â€” For one it was the first honor of its kind in a long career. For another, itâ€™s likely to be the last.