January 19th, 2011
BREMEN â Culverâs girls and boys basketball teams advanced to the semifinals of the Teachers Credit Union Bi-County Basketball Tour-nament with victories over host Bremen Tuesday night.
The Culver girls fought off a late Bremen rally in notching a 40-37 win, while the boys finished with a nine-point run for a 47-35 triumph.
Class 2A, No. 8 Lady Cavs 40, Lady Lions 37
ARGOS â Third quarter defense cued a Lady Dragons win in the girls opener, while Glenn used a 22-4 second quarter to take control for the eventual win as the Falcons beat host Argos 75-30 in a boys reprisal for Glennâs 50-39 loss to the Lady Dragons as the 46th Annual TCU Bi-County Basketball Tour-nament got under way at Argos Tuesday.
Lady Dragons 50,
Lady Falcons 39
In girlsâ action, Argos used a big third quarter to pull away from Glenn 50-39 in the first round of the 46th Teachers Credit Union Bi-County tournament.
NEW CARLISLE â Griffyn Carpenter put on same late heroics, while Tritonâs girls did just enough to hold off the Lady Cougars in hostile territory.
PLYMOUTH â An ambitious goal has led to a celebration for the United Way of Marshall County.
This yearâs campaign chose to increase their goal from the previous year in spite of economic indications.
âIt was an ambitious goal and weâre currently at 95 percent,â said Director of the Marshall County United Way Jennifer Maddox. âWe very optimistic that weâre going to reach our goal. Weâve seen huge generosity during this campaign â an increase in current donors and many new donors.â
The bottom line of the campaign is a positive outlook for the whole county.
BREMEN â Loweâs Charitable and Educational Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Toolbox for Education grant to Bremen Elementary-Middle School to help fund a new playground fence.
Bremen Elementary-Middle School is one of more than 450 schools or parent organizations to be awarded a Loweâs Toolbox for Education grant for parent-initiated school improvement projects benefitting K-12 public education across the United States during the 2009-2010 school year.
By Angel Perkins
BOURBON â The Bourbon Town Council convened for the first time in 2011 beginning a new year with a new member, Les McFarland.
McFarland was sworn in Thursday, Dec. 23, at 10 a.m., at the town hall by Bourbon Town Clerk Kimberly Berger, to begin his four-year term Jan. 1.
And though new to the position as council member, councilman Gary Collins nominated him as president as the first item of business. Incumbent councilmember Larry Wattenbarger expressed his disapproval after the motion was seconded by McFarland.
July 19, 1919 â Jan. 14, 2011
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. âÂ Russell âPaulâ Pontius, 91, of Winter Haven, Fla., formerly of Walkerton, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 at his residence.
He was born July 19, 1919 in Walkerton, to the late Lawrence and Lucy Kilian Pontius.
On Nov. 8, 1940, Paul married Irene Cox who passed away in October of 1979.Â Paul and Helen Hundt were married in October of 1981 and she passed away in May of 1997.Â In June of 2000, Paul married Phyllis June Reim who survives. Â
Sept. 18, 1940 â Jan. 16, 2011
WARSAW â Dean Marshall Hoover of Wellington Drive, Warsaw, passed away into the loving arms of the Lord, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at 3 p.m., at his residence, surrounded by his loving family, in Warsaw, at the age of 70.
He was born Sept. 18, 1940 in Red Cedar Township, Dunn County, Wis. to Horatio Worden Hoover and Frances Erna (Giese) Hoover. On Sept. 3, 1961 he was married to Kathryn A. Smith, who survives.
Dean served in the U.S. Navy from Sept. 24, 1957 until his honorable discharge March 6, 1961. He served on the USS Van Voorhis and the USS Hartley.
Donald E. Mattocks
Jan. 16, 2011
ROCHESTER â Donald E. Mattocks, 54, Rochester, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester.
Arrangements are pending with Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.
Treva June Slusser
Jan. 16, 2011
BREMEN â Treva June Slusser, 83, of Bremen, died at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011 at her residence.
As the 46th annual Boys Bi-County Basketball Tournament gets underway tonight, many area teams are looking for a shot to check off one of the big three on their 2010-11 to-do list.
Over its long history, the eight-team tilt has taken on special importance for its participants and for many, this week has been circled on their calendars since summer, along with conference games and the IHSAA tournament.