Archive - Feb 2011
WALKERTON â€“ John Glennâ€™s boys basketball team plays a brutal early-season schedule for such a time as this.
With a Class 3A Sectional 19 first-round tilt against Mishawaka Marian set, and a second-round meeting with Culver Military Academy awaiting the winner, the Falcons (10-8) hope that non-conference slate pays dividends now.
â€śWe told our kids this is why we schedule the way we have for the first five or six games of the season,â€ť Glenn head coach Travis Hannah said. â€śTheyâ€™ve been through that type of meat grinder. Hopefully, they can draw on that experience.
ARGOS â€” Seasons donâ€™t get much tougher than what the Argos boys basketball team has endured.
â€śIt has been tough but I feel like the kids still have a good attitude and theyâ€™re working hard,â€ť Argos coach Doug Snyder said. â€śObviously weâ€™d like to have a better record, but weâ€™re still going into each practice preparing like we have all season.â€ť
Even with six seniors, Argos came into the season with little collective varsity experience. Seniors Matt Hollar and Sam Edmonds were the exception and have led the team throughout.
CULVER â€” Wrestling championships are often decided long before any championship match, before a wrestler even takes his place on the mat opposite his opponent.
If anyone was prepared to win Saturdayâ€™s 73rd Annual IHSAA Individual Wrestling State Finals, it was Jeremiah Harvey.
If things seem quiet in Culver regarding the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver and its museum and research facility, The Center for Culver History, itâ€™s not because nothingâ€™s happening, say Jim Peterson, AHS President, and Jim Sawhook, Vice President (and Museum Manager).
PLYMOUTH - They said there would be days like these.
Weather forecasters warned motorists in advance that Mother Nature may have something nasty in store for Monday, but what happened was hardly anticipated. Temperatures combined with Sunday rain made for an icy commute on Monday morning. Weather throughout the day made travel tough until snow began to fall, covering the icy mix.
PLYMOUTH â€” The annual meeting of Care and Share will be held on Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Plymouth Wesleyan Church.
Care and Share was originally organized to allow individuals, businesses, organizations and churches to pool their donations into one central fund for distribution to those in our area experiencing emergency financial difficulties.
Mary Lou (Arch) Hesch
Feb. 16, 2011
BREMEN â€”Â Mary Lou (Arch) Hesch, 80, of Bremen, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at Community Hospital of Bremen.
She is survived by her husband, Donald; sons, Philip (Pam) Hesch of Elkhart and Kurt (Colleen) Hesch of Bremen; daughter, Amy (Barry) Beeson of Bremen; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sisters, Carol (Harold) Hammond of South Bend and Nancy (Jim) Stuckman of Bremen.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen.
June 29, 1926 â€” Feb. 18, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Wilma Jean Blubaugh, 84, a Baker St. resident, Plymouth, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011.
Jeanie was born in Argos, Indiana, on June 29, 1926. She was the daughter of Donald and Cora Andrews Calhoun.
She graduated from Argos High School.
She married Raymond Blubaugh on June 29, 1947 in Plymouth. Raymond died January 9, 1998.
Jeanie was employed as a secretary for 20 years at the Divine Heart Seminary.Â She also worked at the Pilot News and at Ancilla College.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Two Marshall County wrestlers found themselves staring each other down for the third time this season, but this time the stakes were a bit higher as a state championship awaited the winner.
Plymouthâ€™s Damon Howe and Culver Communityâ€™s Jeremiah Harvey already wrestled twice this year, once at regional and again at semistate, with Harvey walking away with both victories.
Saturday night at Conseco Fieldhouse in front of a record crowd of 10,285, the pair battled again and it was Harvey that came out on top for the third consecutive match with a 3-1 victory in overtime.
CULVER â€” Four-year Culver Community standout Gwen Zehner strode to the stripe for the biggest pair of free throws of her career Saturday.
Class 2A girls basketball regional final. Team down 32-31 with 38 seconds to go. Home crowd bellowing at ear-ringing decibels. ... And a quick chat with a referee that left the striped-shirt official laughing.