June 28th, 2011
KNOX â€” The Indiana Wing of Civil Air Patrol (CAP), the official auxiliary of the Air Force, demonstrated their skills on a simulated mission at Starke county airport Friday. A crew of three CAP members and two media representatives boarded an 8-seat Australian bush plane late Friday afternoon after waiting several hours for weather conditions to stabilize.
â€śThe goal today is to photograph the Kankuckee River, looking for infrastructure such as railroad crossings or bridges,â€ť said Lt. Lindsay Shipps. â€śMost of (CAP's) missions do have to do with aerial photography.â€ť
Frank Milton Stubblefield Jr.
June 24, 2011
CULVER â€”Â Frank Milton Stubblefield Jr. of Culver passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family Friday, June 24, 2011.
He was an active volunteer in both the Culver community as well as the Culver Military Academy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Frank Milton Stubblefield Sr. and May (Price) Stubblefield, and his wife, Allene â€śChrisâ€ť Stubblefield.
Gale L. Murphy
June 26, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Gale L. Murphy, 95, of Plymouth, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011 in the Catherine Kasper Living Center, Donaldson.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 29, 2011 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral services in the funeral home will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial will follow in the Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.
Veda G. Mayhew
June 26, 2011
ARGOS â€” Argos High School was named one of 12 high schools around the state to receive the Indiana Graduation Rate Performance incentive. The program was first created in 2009.
EUGENE, Ore. â€” Waverly Neer was never known for a tremendous kick during her high school athletic career.
But she sure picked the right time to come up with one.
Neer, a recent Culver Girls Academy graduate, outsprinted Kayla Beattie of Woodstock, Ill., in a dramatic homestretch drive to win the womenâ€™s 3,000-meter run Saturday night at the U.S. Outdoor Junior Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
Her winning time â€” 9 minutes, 16.23 seconds â€” is equivalent to running two miles in less than 10 minutes.
Beattie was just a step behind at 9:16.39.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Plymouthâ€™s Trisha Neidlinger has chosen Dominican University to continue her soccer career next fall.
Neidlinger was a four-year varsity starter for the Lady Rockies while at Plymouth.Â She helped her team to the Northern Lakes Conference championship as a freshman and a conference co-championship her sophomore year, and as a junior and senior helped lead the team to consecutive sectional runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2010.
PLYMOUTH â€” More than 60 motorcycle enthusiasts were grateful for the picture perfect weather on Saturday afternoon as they began the county-wide ride for United Way.
This yearâ€™s ride marked the 10th annual ride that was first dreamed up by organizer Cindy Rash.
Proceeds for the past two years have been earmarked for the Heminger House. Heminger House is a shelter for abused women and children.
PLYMOUTH â€” Sisters Jessica Oliver and Jennifer Houin have lost track of just how many volunteers have stepped up to help with the Ounce of Prevention Breast Cancer Ta Ta Trot walk-run.
The second annual event was held Saturday beginning on the grounds of Oliver Ford in Plymouth with more than 200 runners/walkers participating.
Houin said, â€śThe ultimate best thing of this is the beautiful volunteers who come out to help Jessica and me every year.â€ť
Oliver said people man water stops, prepare handouts, register participants, and â€śanything else you can think of that needs to be done.â€ť
ARGOS â€” Seventeen young women lit up the stage of the Argos High school auditorium Saturday night at the Marshall County Miss Blueberry Festival 2011 pageantâ€”but ultimately, one outstanding contestant took home the crown. Shelby Dirrim, of Bremen, was named the new festival queen, succeeding Miss Blueberry 2010, Shelly Ortiz.
â€śIâ€™m still a little bit shockedâ€”like, did they call the right number?â€ť said Dirrim after the pageant. Clutching her bouquet of flowers and flushed with excitement, Dirrim added, â€śIâ€™m really excited to represent the festival this way.â€ť
LAUSANNE, Switzerland â€” Morgan Uceny is a woman on the move.
Today, sheâ€™s in Lausanne, Switzerland, getting ready to run in a big track meet Thursday. Itâ€™s a Diamond League meet, where a professional runner â€” such as Uceny â€” could potentially earn a lot of money.