Archive - Aug 27, 2010
ROCHESTER â€” You know itâ€™s likely to be a good night when your defense can score touchdowns. Plymouthâ€™s Rockies got two scores from their defense, on the way to a 48-7 win over Rochester in their first road test of the new season.
Plymouth got a 37-yard interception return for six from Brock Smith in the third quarter, but the big rumble was a 20-yard strip and score from defensive tackle Damon Howe almost before the fans had settled into their chairs. Howe stripped the ball from Zebra running back Nate Bashamâ€™s arms and without breaking stride took it to the house.
LAKEVILLE â€” LaVille football head coach Brian Stultz and his staff spied something while watching Lake Station game film.
The Lancers converted that discovery into a 63-yard play action touchdown strike from quarterback Rod Bettcher to wide receiver Codee Kimbel on the night's first play from scrimmage, setting the stage for a not-as-close-as-the-score-looks 41-18 win over the visiting Eagles at Lancer Field Friday.
CULVER â€” With three fullbacks sidelined with injuries, Culver Community had to improvise.
When the Cavaliers couldn't seem to move the ball on the ground, sophomore quarterback Collin Stevens took to the air, connecting with receivers at a 10-for-19 rate with two touchdowns and a pick.
South Central had a chance to tie it up after an 8-yard touchdown plunge by Devin Wiltse with 2:10 remaining on the game clock, but the Satellites' two-point conversion gamble on a flea-flicker play failed, and the home team survived 21-20 at Culver Friday.
Oct. 22, 1936 â€”Â Aug. 26, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Clovia D. Andrews, 73, of 905 Berkley St., Plymouth, passed away Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at 8:30 p.m., in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Clovia was born Oct. 22, 1936, in Richland Center, Ind. to Leonard and Caroline (Reed) Dickson. Clovia and H. Boyd Dunlap were united in marriage Feb. 14, 1954.
After their marriage they moved to Plymouth. Boyd passed away May 7, 1983.
She later married Thomas Andrews and was married to him until his passing.
She has filled huge stadiums and played in smoky rooms but for country superstar Pam Tillis it has always been about the music.
â€śI try to conduct myself with as much integrity as I can,â€ť she said by phone from her home in Nashville. â€śI put my heart into it.â€ť
Tillis will put her heart into it in Plymouth this Labor Day weekend as the headliner for the Blueberry Festivalâ€™s Main Stage. While she says there is a real energy and excitement about the big crowds, the smaller shows have their own special appeal.
ARGOS â€” A new policy to make Argos schools more secure for students went into effect this week and so far itâ€™s been smooth sailing.
Last week Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Lucht announced to parents that beginning on Aug. 23 the doors to the elementary and secondary school would be locked during the school day â€” from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. â€” to provide a more secure environment for students.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth School Corporation could be paying approximately $500,000 less for utilities for 2010 than in previous years.
Superintendent Dan Tyree said they needed to find ways to cut the schoolâ€™s budget when the state made major cuts to the schoolsâ€™ general fund this year and last.
Tyree gives much of the credit for the decrease in utility costs to Maintenance Director Dave Schoof. Schoof has been in the directorâ€™s position for the last 18 months and has been in the maintenance department for five years.
Aug. 25, 2010
NAPPANEE â€”Â Glee McDonald, 91, of Nappanee died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Wakarusa following an extended illness.
She is survived by: son, Larry Dean (Kay) McDonald of Milford; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Hilda Strang, Nappanee; Cleo Brown, Nappanee; Phyllis (Robert) Blosser, Nappanee; Dolores (Willard) Klotz, Nappanee; and June Ganshorn, Etna Green; brothers, Dale (Mary Evelyn) Watkins, Etna Green; Ernie (Eleanor) Watkins, Bourbon; and Max (Eleanor) Watkins, Bourbon.
Aug. 25, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Betty M. Baldauf, 79, of 12078 South Rose Road, Plymouth, passed away at 6:59 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Elkhart Hospice House in Elkhart.
Betty is survived by her sons, David (Elaine) Baldauf of Lake Station, James (Debra) Baldauf of Mississippi, and Joseph (Karla) Baldauf of Plymouth; her daughter, Kristine Merritt of Plymouth; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; her brother, Daniel L. Warner of Gary; her brother-in-law, William Bowman of Chicago Heights, Ill.; and her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Baldauf of Lake Station.
Easton Mann recently out of surgery to help his hearing, was treated a little like a celebrity at last Friday nightâ€™s Plymouth vs. Bremen football game. Seniors lined up and gave Easton high fives with Coach John Barron, then Houston Hodges presented him with a ball autographed by the team. Tonight, the Rockies take on Rochester on the road, with game time at 7 p.m.