April 1st, 2011
BREMEN â€” The Lady Lions started their home schedule strong but couldnâ€™t hold on as Washington chipped away at a six-run deficit to eventually overcome its host 10-7 in eight cold, windy innings at Bremen Thursday.
â€śI think we started off good, jumped out quick and early and got off to a fast start, but I think after that we relaxed a little bit,â€ť said Bremen head softball coach Josh Walter. â€śI donâ€™t know if itâ€™s spring break break coming up or the weather or what it was, thinking about other things. I thought we were in good shape earlyâ€¦ and made mistakes at the end.â€ť
March 30, 2011
NAPPANEE â€” Margaret Cripe, 79, of Nappanee, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor in Wakarusa. She is survived by daughters, Colleen (Tom) Steiner of Nappanee, and Brenda (Douglas) Chokey of Bloomington; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold (Lois) Miller of Wakarusa, Jackie (Noma) Miller of Nappanee; and Â brother-in-law, Farrell (Francis) Cripe.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Rachel Michelle Yoder
Oct. 4, 1980 â€” March 30, 2011
ELKHART â€”Â Rachel was born in Elkhart, Ind. Oct. 4, 1980. She is the daughter of Robert Allen and Troy Lynn Yoder.Â She left this world for her true home Wednesday, March 30, 2011.Â
BREMEN â€” In a tie game in the bottom of the sixth inning in Thursdayâ€™s season opener, the Bremen baseball team came through with clutch hitting and base running when it mattered most.
A two-RBI triple by Dillon Mullen, a sacrifice-bunt RBI by Wes Burkholder and an RBI double by Eric Knepper delivered an 8-4 victory over Fairfield.
â€śItâ€™s great to get out here against a quality team like Fairfield and to come out with a win against them,â€ť Bremen coach Bo Hundt said.
Area students enjoyed feeling a handful of sheepâ€™s wool, given to them by Jamie Michel, after Andy Howe sheared the animal during a demonstration for Ag Day at Centennial Park Thursday.
DONALDSON â€” The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) released its first Division II softball poll of the season and the Lady Chargers of Ancilla College were listed as one of five teams receiving votes after the nationâ€™s top 20.
Ancilla entered Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference action over the weekend with a 10-4 record before dropping its first two conference games.
â€śItâ€™s an honor to be mentioned and recognized,â€ť commented Ancilla coach Scott Reese. â€śThe important thing is to make sure we are here at the end of the season too.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Jefferson Elementary Head Cook Judi Martin has a new appreciation for the CPR training that the Plymouth Schools required her and others to take.
In early March, a cafeteria monitor at Jefferson rushed into the kitchen and told Martin she was needed immediately in the lunch room.
Martin said she quickly saw a third grader holding her throat and not breathing very well.
â€śWhen I stood her up, she was already a little limp,â€ť Martin said. â€śI told her I was going to push on her tummy a little.â€ť
CULVER â€”Â Culver-Union Township Public Library (CUTPL) will start a new session of free computer classes in April. Classes will be held Monday evenings at 6 p.m. and Friday mornings at 10 a.m., and will last two hours.
Sessions for the month of April will cover Computers for Beginners (two weeks), Internet and E-mail. These are hands-on classes and the library will provide computers. Those with their own laptop computer can bring it to the classes.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Community School Corporation is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years of age and younger for free. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disabilities and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the following sites and times:
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College has announced plans to host its third annual Tri Ancilla sprint triathlon on Saturday, May 21.
Located on the grounds of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Ministry Center, the Tri Ancilla sprint triathlon will consist of a 500 yard swim, an 11 mile bike ride, and a 3.1 mile run.