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April 3rd

Surrisi returns to Culver at two new ventures

April 3, 2011

Rumors have circulated around Culver in recent weeks that popular local chef Larry Surrisi will once again be pleasing palettes in his role as one of the community’s several in-demand food gurus. This following the closing last year of the City Diner, Surrisi’s most recent prior food venue. Now John Zehner, owner of two eateries here, has confirmed Surrisi will join another of Culver’s chefs of renown, Greg Ogle, at two newly reformatted restaurants.

April 1st

Triton's Carpenter tapped for Top 60

April 2, 2011

BOURBON — Griffyn Carpenter has a pretty impressive resume, and he just keeps adding to it.
The 6-foot-1 Triton standout will play in the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Workout on Sunday along with 7-1 Culver Military Academy center Chier Ajou.

'39 Steps’ brings comedy, intrigue to Culver stage

April 1, 2011

Culver Academies’ Huffington Concert Series for the 2010-2011 season concludes with Alfred Hitchcock’s award-winning play, “The 39 Steps,” Wednesday, April 6, starting at 7:30 p.m. onstage at Eppley Auditorium on the Academies campus.

Lady Lions fall to Panthers in 8 in chilly home opener

April 1, 2011

BREMEN — The Lady Lions started their home schedule strong but couldn’t hold on as Washington chipped away at a six-run deficit to eventually overcome its host 10-7 in eight cold, windy innings at Bremen Thursday.
“I think we started off good, jumped out quick and early and got off to a fast start, but I think after that we relaxed a little bit,” said Bremen head softball coach Josh Walter. “I don’t know if it’s spring break break coming up or the weather or what it was, thinking about other things. I thought we were in good shape early… and made mistakes at the end.”

Death notices 4-1-11: Cripe, Gass

April 1, 2011

Margaret Cripe
March 30, 2011
NAPPANEE — Margaret Cripe, 79, of Nappanee, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Wakarusa. She is survived by daughters, Colleen (Tom) Steiner of Nappanee, and Brenda (Douglas) Chokey of Bloomington; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold (Lois) Miller of Wakarusa, Jackie (Noma) Miller of Nappanee; and  brother-in-law, Farrell (Francis) Cripe.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

Rachel Michelle Yoder

April 1, 2011

Rachel Michelle Yoder
Oct. 4, 1980 — March 30, 2011
ELKHART — Rachel was born in Elkhart, Ind. Oct. 4, 1980. She is the daughter of Robert Allen and Troy Lynn Yoder. She left this world for her true home Wednesday, March 30, 2011. 

Late rally gives Lions opening day win over Fairfield

April 1, 2011

BREMEN — In a tie game in the bottom of the sixth inning in Thursday’s season opener, the Bremen baseball team came through with clutch hitting and base running when it mattered most.
A two-RBI triple by Dillon Mullen, a sacrifice-bunt RBI by Wes Burkholder and an RBI double by Eric Knepper delivered an 8-4 victory over Fairfield.
“It’s great to get out here against a quality team like Fairfield and to come out with a win against them,” Bremen coach Bo Hundt said.

Ag Day at Centennial Park

April 1, 2011

Area students enjoyed feeling a handful of sheep’s wool, given to them by Jamie Michel, after Andy Howe sheared the animal during a demonstration for Ag Day at Centennial Park Thursday.

Ancilla softball team receives national recognition

April 1, 2011

DONALDSON — The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) released its first Division II softball poll of the season and the Lady Chargers of Ancilla College were listed as one of five teams receiving votes after the nation’s top 20.
Ancilla entered Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference action over the weekend with a 10-4 record before dropping its first two conference games.
“It’s an honor to be mentioned and recognized,” commented Ancilla coach Scott Reese. “The important thing is to make sure we are here at the end of the season too.”

Quick action saves choking Jefferson child

April 1, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Jefferson Elementary Head Cook Judi Martin has a new appreciation for the CPR training that the Plymouth Schools required her and others to take.
In early March, a cafeteria monitor at Jefferson rushed into the kitchen and told Martin she was needed immediately in the lunch room.
Martin said she quickly saw a third grader holding her throat and not breathing very well.
“When I stood her up, she was already a little limp,” Martin said. “I told her I was going to push on her tummy a little.”

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