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March 29th

Lorraine C. Mercer

March 29, 2011

Lorraine C. Mercer         
May 10, 1924 — March 27, 2011
WALKERTON — Lorraine C. Mercer, 86, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011 in Miller’s Merry Manor, Walkerton. 
Lorraine Mercer was born May 10, 1924 in Mexico, Mo. to John and Hazel (Lutton) Smith and lived in the area for 49 years, coming from St. Louis, Mo. 
May 30, 1940 in Charleston, Mo. she was married to James A. Mercer who preceded her in death in 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Greg Mercer. 

Adam R. Broeker

March 29, 2011

Adam R. Broeker
July 15, 1981 — March 26, 2011
CULVER — Adam R. Broeker, 29, of Culver, passed away at 5:42 p.m. March 26, 2011 at his home.
Adam was born to Robert and Lois (Bradley) Broeker July 15, 1981 in South Bend. He was a 2000 graduate of Culver Military Academy. After meeting on a blind date, he was later married to Allysa Tchop, Sept. 23, 2009. She survives.

Death notices 3-28-11: Devine, Lawrence, Sellers

March 29, 2011

Helen C. Devine  
March 25, 2011
GROVERTOWN — Helen C. Devine, 51, died Friday, March 25, 2011 in Wintersong Village, Knox. 
She is survived by her son, Peter (Candi) Devine of Argos; mother, Jean Devine of Grovertown; six grandchildren; partner, Rick Papp of Fish Lake; brothers: Bill, Wayne, James and John; and sister, Lorna Cisarik. 
There will be no services or visitation. Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral home’s website at

Arthur D. Lawrence

Douglas Jay Carter

March 29, 2011

Douglas Jay Carter
Nov. 18, 1957 — March 21, 2011
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Douglas Jay “Smooth” Carter passed away Monday March 21, 2011.
He was born in Plymouth, Ind. Nov. 18,1957. Doug lived in New Orleans, La. and later settled in St. Petersburg, Fla. where he has lived for 25 years. He was a job site foreman for West Tampa Glass for 15 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Fern Estelle (Keyser) Carter.

Plymouth’s Green giving it another shot at Hope

March 29, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The first time Marisa Green tore her ACL, she didn’t know if she would play basketball again. The second time it happened, she wasn’t sure she wanted to.
Luckily for Hope College, the 6-foot-1 Plymouth senior changed her mind.
Green has signed on to continue her basketball career with the NCAA Division III Flying Dutchmen based out of Holland, Mich.

Triton’s Yeo among final three IBCA/Pacers-Fever Players of the Week

March 29, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Triton sophomore Clay Yeo, Park Tudor freshman Trevon Bluiett and Washington senior Cody Zeller are the IBCA/Pacers-Fever Players of the Week for the week of March 21-26.
Bluiett and Zeller were named winners after leading their teams to respective Class 2A and Class 3A state championships, while Yeo is a recipient after helping Triton to a Class A runner-up finish. The citation was Zeller’s fourth this season.

Zailey Hess wins age group as Jana’s Gymnastics competes at Indiana USAG state meet

March 29, 2011

MADISON — Jana’s Gymnastics competed in the Indiana USA Gymnastics State Meet at Madison High School over the weekend and came home with some impressive places. 
Zailey Hess won the All-Around championship in her age group for Jana’s Bronze Team, which earned narrowly missed a team championship by less than half a point to finish runner-up at the meet, while Jana’s Silver Team earned a fifth-place finish in its division.

March 28th

B.I.R.D. will fly again next month, seeks projects, volunteers, donations

March 29, 2011

The committee behind Culver's B.I.R.D. (Building, Inspiring, Recreating, and Discovering) is planning a one-day return of the successful service event it sponsored locally last summer. Scheduled for Saturday, April 23, the student-led service day combines the efforts of students from Culver Academies and Culver Community High School, as well as adults from both areas and beyond, to assist anyone in the community with work projects with which they need assistance (last year's efforts ranged from cleanup jobs to painting or repairing houses).

Eagles come up short against repeat champion Washington

March 28, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Not satisfied with ending a 36-year sectional championship drought, the Eagles kept on rolling to eventual regional and semistate titles.
On Saturday, their historic run came to an end as defending state champion Washington handed Culver Military Academy a 61-46 loss in the Class 3A State Basketball Final at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Athletic Pumas trip up Trojans, 59-55

March 28, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Metropolitan’s boys basketball team answered every Triton challenge.
From the No. 2 Trojans’ 12-3 game-opening run right through to Triton senior Griffyn Carpenter’s triple with 5 seconds left, the unranked Pumas responded with defense, big buckets, key offensive rebounds and clutch free throws to down Triton, 59-55 in the Class A state final at Conseco Fieldhouse Saturday.

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