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December 21st

LaVille ekes out OT win at Glenn

December 21, 2010

WALKERTON — LaVille’s Zoe Bulick went from safety valve to savior.
The junior guard’s game-tying 3-pointer with 3 seconds left in regulation sent the game to overtime where the Lancers eked out a 53-50 Northern State Conference girls basketball win over John Glenn at The Aerie Saturday.
Trailing 47-44 with just seconds to play, LaVille’s last-ditch effort looked dangerously close to breaking down altogether. After a deflection in the left corner, LaVille’s Kaitlyn Kopetski located a wide open Bulick two steps left of the top of the key for the clutch triple.

Culver wins second conference game against Jimtown

December 21, 2010

CULVER — If Jimtown is a brick wall, then Culver’s Zoe Bauer was the bulldozer that broke through it.
The Cavaliers, led by Bauer, came from behind in the last minutes of the game to increase their Northern State Conference wins to two, with a W over the Jimmies, 41-33.
Jimtown came to Culver knowing they had to shut down the Cavs’ four-year varsity player. And for the first three quarters, they did just that.
“I think we did a great job on Bauer,” Jimtown head coach Randy DeShone said, “until the third quarter. He’s been around a while, and a kid like that is going to beat you.”

Bremen boys/ girls split doubleheader

December 21, 2010

BREMEN — The hosts managed a spilt in Friday night’s girls/boys doubleheader with Knox, as Bremen’s girls blew out the visiting Redskins 65-47 and the boys fell 44-26.
In the girls contest, Bremen’s Brittney Pittman had 26 points while going 8-of-11 from 3-point range. Lerin Studt (13 points) and Jenna Pfeiffer (11) also scored in double figures while Kailee Feldman finished with 9 points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
Bremen coach Marty Huber was still displeased with the Lions’ 22 turnovers.

Falcons overpower LaVille, 55-32

December 21, 2010

WALKERTON — John Glenn’s boys basketball squad flexed its muscle on both ends of the court Friday.
Defensively, the Falcons held LaVille to a 10-of-42 mark from the field — 2 of 18 from downtown — while on the other side of the timeline Glenn pounded the ball inside almost at will in a 55-32 Northern State Conference win at The Aerie.
“I think our strength took over tonight, and it should with our size and experience,” Glenn head coach Travis Hannah said. “We were able to take the ball to the hole.

Panthers top Plymouth

December 21, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth point guard Houston Hodges played his best game of the season, but NorthWood won the game in the front court.
With 6-foot-8 leading scorer Sean Smith sidelined with a five-game suspension, Panthers big men Cameron Williams and Aaron Rhoade combined for 27 points, and NorthWood earned a 19-rebound advantage keeping Plymouth off the glass as the Panthers handed the Pilgrims a 47-38 Northern Lakes Conference-opening loss at The Rock Friday.

December 20th

A scene from a classic

December 20, 2010

In the movie “A Christmas Story,” 9-year-old Ralphie just wants “an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time,” and throughout this classic tale, Ralphie’s friend Flick takes “a double dog dare” to see if his tongue would really stick to a flagpole.

Was it curiosity to see if a tongue really does stick to a flagpole? Or just a re-enactment ... here, Eleanor Miller’s grandsons Robert Howland and Jimmy Miller have a little film fun and re-enact the famous scene.

Bottorff earns top professional honor

December 20, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Dr. John Bottorff, Sr. received the honor of being named a Fellow to the Palmer Academy of Chiropractic this year. Those receiving the honor are proven leaders in their profession and communities.
In accepting the honor, the 87-year-old practicing chiropractor expressed his regrets that his late wife Carol could not be with him to share the moment. Carol (Emenaker) Bottorff passed away in 1994.

Plymouth Speech, Debate has busy month

December 20, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Ply-mouth High School Speech and Debate Team had a busy and fruitful December in terms of competition as a team and in individual performances.
On Dec. 5, two-thirds of the team traveled to Peoria, Ill. to compete in the George Armstrong Invitational at Bradley University. Overall, the team placed fifth, competing against teams from all over the United States.
Earning individual honors were Bryt Hiatt, placing third in total sweepstakes points; and Austin Craft, fourth.

Death Notice 12-20-10: Ruth L. Awald, Vivian J. Beran, Sharon K. Davis, Robert Miller, Margaret E. Moretto, Normalee Rosenbaum, Fannie F. Slabaugh

December 20, 2010

Ruth L. Awald     
Dec. 17, 2010
HAMLET — Ruth L. Awald, 83, of Lafayette, formerly of Hamlet, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Lafayette. 
She is survived by daughters, Mary Lou (Gregg) Kempski of Chicago and Norma (Darrell) Pitts of Hamlet; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Russell Bradley of Monroeville, Pa.
Visitation will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CT) Wednesday, Dec. 22 at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.

December 19th

Death Notice 12-18-10: Barbara Arnold

December 19, 2010

Barbara Arnold
Dec. 15, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Barbara A. Arnold, 73, of Plymouth, died at 7:10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010, at her residence. 
She is survived by her brothers, Robert Huffer of Plymouth and Ronald (Joannie) Huffer of Cocoa, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
There will be no visitation or funeral at this time. 
Burial will take place at a later date.    
Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, assisted the family with the arrangements.
Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral home’s website at

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