Archive - Feb 6, 2012
CULVER, Ind. â€“ The New York Times columnist Roger Cohen will speak at Culver Academies at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7. Cohen is the first speaker in the Global Studies Instituteâ€™s â€śGlobal Ideasâ€ť series. His talk will be â€śWriting about the World.â€ť
Cohen joined The Times in 1990 as a foreign correspondent before becoming acting foreign editor on Sept. 11, 2001. He became foreign editor six months later. Since 2004, Cohen has written a column for the International Herald Tribune, which is owned by The Times. In 2009, he was named a columnist for The New York Times.
PLYMOUTH â€” â€śSlow and steady wins the raceâ€ť may be the phrase that describes how Marshall County is recovering from recession.
According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Marshall Countyâ€™s unemployment rate declined in 2011 to 9.4 percent from 10.7 percent in 2010. This compares to an unemployment rate of 10.7 percent in Starke County and 9.6 percent in St. Joseph County. Although the improvement is small, itâ€™s a start â€” and nothing to be sneezed at, according to Marshall County Economic Development Center (MCEDC) director Jennifer Laurent.
Plymouthâ€™s Joe Knapp scored 10 points with five rebounds, three steals and four assists running the point in a win over New Prairie Saturday.
Culver Girls Academyâ€™s Lauryn Robinson earned firsts in four different events to help lead the Lady Eagles to the team championship at the Warsaw Swim Sectional Saturday.
ROCHESTER â€” Coming into Saturdayâ€™s Rochester Wrestling Regional with a No. 2 state ranking, Abraham Hall was on a mission to prove himself.
The Bremen senior delivered a message that he was up to his Indianamat.com rating, earning a heavyweight championship with a 2-0 victory over Pennâ€™s Kade Maggert.
â€śAfter getting fourth the last two years and not really wrestling well, I wanted to make a statement that I deserved my ranking at number two,â€ť said Hall. â€śI felt like I actually needed to prove something, that I was as good as people believe me to be.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth fell by the 3 in a disappointing double overtime loss at Goshen Friday, but it was a 3-pointer that gave the Pilgrims new life against New Prairie Saturday.
Ryan McNeilâ€™s buzzer-beating triple from the wing forced overtime, and Plymouth bounced back from its Northern Lakes Conference loss Friday with a 48-45 OT win over visiting New Prairie at The Rock Saturday.
McNeil scored 12 points to pace Plymouthâ€™s scorers, including seven in the final two frames to help lift the Pilgrims to a win over their Sectional 19 adversary.
BOURBON â€” LaVille boys basketball head coach Michael Edison said he considers Triton the best team in the Northern State Conference.
For one night, at least, the Lancers staked their claim to that honor.
Bolstered by Andrew Hostetlerâ€™s three treys during an 18-6 run to open the game, a capable team defensive performance, and senior forward Justin Bakerâ€™s all-around steady game, LaVille, which never trailed, held on for a 48-46 NSC win over Class A No. 4 Triton at the Trojan Trench Saturday.
CGA wins Warsaw Sectional
Culver Girls Academy won six events en route to the championship at the Warsaw Girls Swim Sectional Saturday.
The Lady Eagles put up 430 points to beat out host Warsaw by a convincing 430-375 margin, while Plymouth placed seventh with 163 points at the meet.
Lauryn Robinson led CGA with four state-qualifying swims as she won 50 and 100 freestyles and advanced in the 200 medley and 400 free relays with Eberle Miller, Rory Byrne and Jaclyn Schutjer.
Foreigner is coming to the Honeywell Center in Wabash, Ind. Thursday, Feb. 23. Email or snail mail your favorite Foreigner memory: Was it Prom, a first dance at your wedding, the first time you heard a Foreigner song, or inspiration you had from a song â€”Â and we'll enter you in a drawing for 2 FREE tickets to the show, INCLUDING MEET & GREET passes for you and a guest!
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Jordan Markle of Angola and Jordin Cook of Plymouth were just two of hundreds of interns and weekend workers for the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. Read about Jordin's experience tomorrow in the Pilot News.