Archive - Dec 2011
James E. Sommer
Nov. 27, 1927-Dec. 19, 2011
BOURBON â€”Â James E. Sommer, 84 of Bourbon passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at 3 a.m. at home in the care of his family and Hospice.
Jim was born the son of Lester I. Sommer and Barbara Stauffer Sommer Nov. 27, 1927 at Ft. Wayne. He was a resident of the Bourbon and Etna Green area all his life. He was a 1945 graduate of Leo High School. He also was owner of Bourbon Plumbing and Heating for many years, served in the United States Air Force during World War II and attended the Philadelphia Church of God of Elkhart.
Dr. Neil Van Der Kolk
Oct. 30, 1937-Dec. 17, 2011
HOBART â€”Â Dr. Neil Van Der Kolk, known as Dr. V., passed away Dec. 17, 2011, following a long battle with asbestosis. Neil was a devoted Christian, husband, father, educator, and friend. He was a man of compassion, generosity and integrity. He began his journey in Gary, Oct. 30, 1937, as the son of Clarence and Marion Van Der Kolk.
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PLYMOUTH â€”Â With the application date for applying for inclusion in the School of Inquiry at Plymouth High School only weeks away, Director Ken Olson is busy getting the word out.
Officially, the first day for submitting an application for incoming freshman for the 2012-13 school year is Jan. 3. Applications are expected to be considered until Jan. 15-16.
â€śThe first 50 students to enroll will be guaranteed a spot,â€ť Olson said. â€śIf there are more than 100, a lottery system will determine those that will be accepted in the maximum of 100 students.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” This Christmas marks the second year that John Glenn basketball players have teamed up with younger students for a little holiday shopping.
â€śItâ€™s hard to explain the smile on these kidâ€™s faces,â€ť said assistant basketball coach Ryan Reese. â€śThey are so excited. (The players) are role models to them and they look up to them.â€ť
Tuesday, Dec. 20
Argos girls basketball vs Caston 7:30 p.m.
Bremen swimming at New Prairie 5 p.m.
Bremen boys basketball vs Elkhart Christian 7:30 p.m.
Culver boys basketball vs North Judson 7:30 p.m.
Glenn girls basketball at Clay 7:30 p.m.
Plymouth swimming at Concord 4:45 p.m.
Triton boys basketball at Warsaw 7:30 p.m.
Oregon-Davis girls basketball vs Rochester 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 21
Argos boys basketball at Glenn 7:15 p.m.
Plymouth boys basketball vs Whitko 7:45 p.m.
Triton girls basketball at Warsaw 7:30 p.m.
Oregon-Davis boys basketball at Pioneer shootout 5 p.m.
MUNCIE â€” For the second year in a row, Ball State senior point guard Randy Davis has been named one of 59 candidates for the 2012 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. announced Monday. The annual honor, named for Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic Bob Cousy, recognizes the top point guards in college basketball.
BOURBON â€”Â Triton junior guard Clay Yeo has been named one of three boys honored as an Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Pacers-Fever Player of the Week.
Yeo is joined by two other Class A boys players in Faith Christian senior Stephen Toyra and Edinburgh senior Jordan Burton along with three girls nominees in Akilah Sims of Fort Wayne Snider, Rachael Gregory of Indianapolis North Central and Amanda Moore of Seymour as honorees in the awards program sponsored by the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever.
All were cited for performances from Dec. 12 through Dec. 17.
Fannie A. Kuhns
Dec. 17, 2011
NAPPANEE â€”Â Fannie A. Kuhns, 78, of 4279 N. Beech Road, Nappanee, died Dec. 17, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the home of her brother, Tobias Kuhns, after a two-year illness.
She is survived by two brothers, Tobias (Susie E.) Kuhns and Noah (Rachel) Kuhns, both of Nappanee; three sisters, Mary Kuhns and Sovilla Kuhns, both of Nappanee and Miriam (Ora) Troyer of Alvutis, Pa.; and a sister-in-law, Katie Slabaugh Kuhns of Topeka.