Archive - May 2011
ROCHESTER â€” Worn out in the midst of a tough workout schedule, Waverly Neer set her own pace Tuesday.
That pace was good enough for two records at the Rochester Girls Track and Field Sectional as the Culver Girls Academy phenomenon blazed to record-breaking championship wins in both the 1600 and the 3200, registering respective times of 4:50.51 and 10:27.16. Not only were those times good enough to lap many of her competitors, they also easily broke the 5:02.35 and 10:57.81 records CGA alumnus and Indiana High School state distance legend Alex Banfich set in 2006 and 2008.
PLYMOUTH â€” â€śIt is payback time,â€ť according to Brian Montgomery, father of John, an acute myeloid leukemia survivor, a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes a large number of abnormal cells, The most difficult of childhood cancers to treat, it usually gets worse quickly if not addressed promptly.
From the beginning, Johnâ€™s illness, discovered in Sept. of 2004, was a family affair.
John was an 8th grader at Lincoln Junior High School when he started his battle for his life.
Ethel J. Warren
Sept. 27, 1923 â€” May 16, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS â€”Â Ethel J. Warren, 87, Indianapolis, passed away at 4:15 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2011, at the Carmel Health and Living Center, Carmel.
She was born Sept. 27, 1923 in South Bend, to the late Jack and Ethel (Howard) Palmer.
Raymond L. Cook
May 9, 2011
CORONA, Calif. â€”Â Raymond Lee Cook, 96, formerly of Rochester, died May 9, 2011 in Corona, Calif.
He is survived by a daughter, Dianna Cook of Corona, Calif.; a son, James (Sheila Murphy) Cook of Jefferson City, Mo.; and a granddaughter.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.
Burial will follow the service at the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Electronic expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at email@example.com.
May 16, 2011
A popular exhibit on the historic model trains of Culver Academies, circa 1948 to 1986, will return to the Culver Academies Museum and Gift Shop, 102 South Main Street, for a brief revival over Culver's Alumni Reunion Weekend, May 20 through 22. Though the original layout, which occupied over 40 by 24 feet of space under the school's dining hall and was overseen by late band director Col. Edward Payson, was destroyed 25 years ago, the several hundred vintage cars -- many rare and historical -- remain, as do various artifacts and memorabilia from the setup.
PLYMOUTH â€” After suffering a Senior Night loss during the basketball season, Erin Kinney was determined not to let it happen again.
Already down a set and trailing Mishawaka Marianâ€™s Sarah Krizman three games to four in the second set, the Plymouth No. 1 battled back, surrendering just one more game over the matchâ€™s remainder to beat Krizman 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 and seal a 5-0 whitewash of Marian on the Lady Pilgrimsâ€™ Senior Night at home Monday.
WINONA LAKE â€” Bremen High School senior Taylor Fanning became the first 2011 recruit for the Grace College golf team Monday, signing on to play for the NAIA Division II Lancers next year.
Fanning played four years of golf at Bremen in addition to four years of tennis as well. During his high school golf career, he was a two-time All-Northern State Conference athlete, a qualifier for the 2009-10 regional meet as a junior last season and an IJGSA state qualifier. On the tennis court, he was a three-time team MVP and also earned all-conference honors.
PLYMOUTH â€” Emotions were running high as the Purdue Alumni Club filed into a conference room at Plymouth High School last week.
They were waiting to surprise senior Calvin Eads with the Sam Elliott Perkins scholarship: A $10,000 yearly renewable award to Purdue University. The scholarship goes to one Marshall County student each year who is pursuing a degree from Purdue University.
LAKEVILLE â€” After years of a tug-of-war between patrons of the Union-North United School district who were in favor of building a new $15.4 middle school and those opposed, the matter is now off of the table.
During the meting of the school board May 12, the project was officially dropped with a vote of 3-2. Questions surrounding the proposed project concerning the need and where the money to build and operate a new facility would come from had divided the community following a 1028 pubic hearing Nov. 19, 2007.
BREMEN â€” A small crowd gathered around the flagpole in front of the police department in Bremen Saturday morning. They anxiously awaited the unveiling of a rock commemorating the service of Bremen police officers Tony Swartzlander and Chad Beeson. Both officers were killed â€”Swartzlander in the line of duty, in 1981 and Beeson while on active duty in 2003 in a car accident.
â€śThis has been a long time coming,â€ť said Sergeant Steve Pittman. â€śWe wanted to do this years ago.â€ť