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February 10th, 2011

Death notices 2-10-11

February 10, 2011

Ruth E. Hankey
Feb. 5, 2011
  ELKHART — Ruth E. Hankey, 92, of Elkhart, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at East Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Surviving are several cousins and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister Esther. 
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at trinity Lutheran Church. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Rev. Robert G. Schallhorn, Jr. will officiate.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Pioneer Cemetery in North Judson.

Glenn closes with loss to Marian, 42-36

February 10, 2011

ROCHESTER — The state tournament has a way of getting under some players’ skins.
Such was the case for the John Glenn Lady Falcons Wednesday as they dug themselves a hole against Mishawaka Marian and were never quite able to get out in a 42-36 Sectional 19 loss at Rochester.
The Knights play Rochester — which beat St. Joseph’s in the nightcap Wednesday — in a semifinal Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Plymouth’s Miller prepping for 4th state appearance

February 10, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Kenzie Miller is discovering it can be a little lonely at the top.
The rest of the Plymouth girls swim team ended its season with a fourth-place finish at last weekend’s Warsaw Sectional, and even junior diver Alayna Holmquest wrapped up her season at the Penn Diving Regional Tuesday, but Miller remains in the PHS pool, swimming endless laps to keep sharp for the IHSAA State Finals this weekend at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis.
Preliminaries take place Friday at 6 p.m. with finals and consolations proceeding Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m.

Ancilla to host annual Chargers for Change event

February 10, 2011

DONALDSON — The Ancilla College athletic department will partner with the Ounce of Prevention Foundation during the scheduled February 12 women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader against Kalamazoo Valley Com-munity College as part of their annual Chargers for Change fundraising event.
Held at the LifePlex, games will tip-off at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. respectively. Admission will be $5 with all proceeds used to benefit the St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Plymouth.
Ounce of Prevention is a local foundation dedicated towards raising money to fight breast cancer.

Culver Relay for Life 2011 kicks off

February 10, 2011

Culver's fourth annual Relay for Life, scheduled for April 15, had its official community kick off recently at the depot-train station at Culver's Town Park.
In addition to American Cancer Society representative Trisha Metz, several Culver Academies student organizers of the all-night event -- which raises funds for the American Cancer Society's ongoing fight against the disease -- addressed the audience.

February 9th

State report favorable for Bremen schools

February 9, 2011

BREMEN — With the release of the Indiana Department of Education Annual Performance Report, Bremen Public Schools saw continued improvement in some key areas.

Perhaps most notably, Bremen High School's graduation rate jumped to 92.3 percent, up from 85.6 percent two years ago and 7.2 percent above the state average.

"That's been a big goal as part of the improvement plan at the high school," Bremen Public Schools Superintendent Russ Mikel said. "Unlike some districts, we're at that rate without granting any waivers, so that's a true number for us and we're pretty proud about that."

Group wants soccer complex east of Plymouth

February 9, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Build it and they will come, isn’t the problem for the Plymouth Youth Soccer programs.
The fact is “they” are already here — hundreds of young kids ready to play. The league now wants to provide them a set of new fields to play on. Duane Culp and Curt Feece – representing the Plymouth Youth Soccer and Travel Soccer leagues came before the Marshall County Commissioners to outline the groups’ plans to put together a soccer field complex on the east side of Plymouth.

Death notices 2-9

February 9, 2011

Elizabeth Brunker
Jan. 31, 2011
ZEPHYR HILLS, Fla. — Elizabeth J. Brunker, 77, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly, of Knox, died at 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at the Florida Hospital in Zephyrhills.
She is survived by her husband, Robert Brunker; son, Paul (Jill) Thompson of Plymouth; daughter, Michelle Lynn Thompson of Zephyrhills; two grandchildren; and brothers, John Dixey and Bill Dixey both of New Jersey.  
Visitation will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, February 11 at the Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth.

CGA unseats Plymouth, 49-48

February 9, 2011

ROCHESTER — It was an outcome determined by inches, individual plays, by fractions of seconds.
One moment Meagan Barron’s go-ahead free throw with 1.7 seconds on the clock set the Plymouth crowd on its feet, and the next Brenna Newell’s buzzer-beating jumper off the elbow left the Lady Pilgrims stunned as the Culver Girls Academy crowd rushed the floor in a 49-48 Class 3A Rochester Sectional opener with a championship feel Tuesday.
The Eagles play New Prairie in a semifinal Friday at 6 p.m. EST.

Howdeshell powers Triton over South Central

February 9, 2011

HAMLET — Triton junior center Megan Howdeshell picked a perfect time for her biggest offensive output of the year.
The Trojans also selected a darn good time to put forward a sparkling defensive effort.
Fueled by Howdeshell’s season-high 21 points as well as 32 South Central turnovers, Triton pulled away from the Satellites, 47-34 in a Class A Girls Basketball Sectional 50 first-round tussle at Oregon-Davis Tuesday.
Triton takes on Argos in semifinal-round play Friday at 8 p.m. EST.

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