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Archive - Jan 2011

January 30th

Culver chili supper will benefit food pantry

January 31, 2011

The Culver Community Council of Churches, together with the Culver Lions Club, is sponsoring the annual “Chili Supper” from which all proceeds go to the Culver Food Pantry.
The event will be held Friday, February 5 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Vandalia Railroad Station in Culver. Freewill donations will be accepted at the door. All are welcome to this community event.

Heartland Camera Club calendar set

January 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Heartland Camera Club has set its 2011 calendar for the year and invites the public, from beginners to advanced amateurs, to attend the monthly meetings. Held at the Life Enrichment Center, 1305 W. Harrison St., Plymouth, attendees with digital or film cameras can learn more about how to take better photographs every second Thursday of the month. Meeting dates include: Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, and Dec. 8.

Farm Outlook meeting Feb. 4

January 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Purdue Extension Marshall County Office and Farm Bureau Insurance are holding Purdue Farm Outlook meeting Friday, Feb. 4 at the Marshall County Extension office in room 304 of the Marshall County Building, 112 W. Jefferson St., Plymouth. It will start at noon with lunch provided and being subway sandwiches, chips, and drinks. At 12:30 p.m., Dean Payne, Farm Bureau Insurance Ag Specialist, will provide an update on crop insurance. At 1 p.m. Chris Hurt, Purdue Agriculture Economist, will provide the current snapshot of the farm economy for 2011 and address questions.

Bremen Public Library offers computer classes

January 30, 2011

BREMEN — The Bremen Public Library will begin a four-week series of introductory computer classes beginning Thursday, Feb. 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. These classes are designed for beginning computer users with limited or no previous computer experience. Each class session will be two hours and build upon the skills presented in the previous class. All sessions will include “hands-on” work on the library’s laptop computers. Registration for the classes is required and begins Jan. 27. There is no charge for residents of German Township.

January 29th

“Fight like a girl, Christina!” Community rallies around O-D student during cancer battle

January 29, 2011

HAMLET — “Fight like a girl, Christina!” has become the rallying cry for the Oregon-Davis Bobcats in support of their team manager, Christina Rotering. Rotering is battling lymphoblastic lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgskin’s Lymphoma that usually occurs in children. She was diagnosed with this cancer in May 2007, but, to everyone’s relief, went into remission three months later. The cancer became active again in her spine in August 2008, but she entered a second remission.

Culver coach hopes to share fencing passion in Marshall County via new academy

January 29, 2011

PLYMOUTH -- Anyone who’s watched “Zorro,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” even “Star Wars,” or other films showcasing swashbuckling swordplay can appreciate Rebecca Schneider’s initial interest in the sport of fencing. And now, as part of her passion for bringing the sport to the Marshall County community, they can also try their hand at a few moves...or possibly embark on a lifelong love of fencing as Schneider herself wound up (inadvertently doing), starting in the early 1990s.

Lancers step up again

January 29, 2011

LAKEVILLE — On another night, LaVille head coach Michael Edison might have worried about a letdown.
After all, the Lancers were coming off a big win against Rochester Tuesday, their first in 14 years to be exact. And it was Homecoming week in Lancerland, with all the distractions that entails.

Falcons dominate the paint in win over Knox

January 29, 2011

WALKERTON — Size mattered for John Glenn Friday. And strength. And depth. And quickness. And offensive balance.
The Falcons utilized all five of those qualities to work the ball inside, and finish, in a 67-46 Northern State Conference boys basketball win over visiting Knox at The Aerie.
With Knox standout Josh Risner sidelined for the evening by what Redskins head coach Todd Boldry termed “a violation of team rules,” the Falcons opened the second half with a game-changing 17-1 run to convert a five-point halftime edge into a 44-23 lead with 2:53 left in the third frame.

New Prairie shoots down Bremen in fourth quarter, 67-51

January 29, 2011

NEW CARLISLE — Sometimes a close game can get away in the blink of an eye, like in Friday night’s meeting between Bremen and host New Prairie.
Bremen trailed by six points going into the fourth quarter, but a 19-5 New Prairie run pushed the Cougars to a 67-51 victory.
It was an unfortunate result for Bremen, which played some of its best basketball of the season through three quarters.

Trinity holds Richie to 22 in OD Homecoming spoiler

January 29, 2011

HAMLET — Trinity’s plan was to keep Zach Richie down.
Their plan was more successful than they could have hoped, and Trinity left Oregon-Davis with a win at the Bobcats’ Homecoming, 72-59.
“We knew we had to stop Zach,” Trinity head coach Mark Havard said. “We knew he was their big scorer. We knew he was a tough competitor, but we were up for the challenge. “
Big scorer might be an understatement. As a junior, the Bobcat is only 28 points shy of 1000, and only five points shy of O-D’s record of most points scored in a season. But the Titans were certainly up to the challenge.

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