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February 20th

Bremen’s Hall wins state

February 20, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — Bremen’s Abraham Hall scored a takedown over Elkhart Central’s Dominique Stauffer with 1:08 remaining for a 3-1 decision and the heavyweight championship at the 74th Annual IHSAA State Wrestling Finals Saturday.
Hall, who entered the finals ranked No. 2 in the state by, beat No. 1-rated Kaden Suter of Martinsville in triple overtime in the semifinals to advance to the title match before finishing off an unblemished 50-0 season with the championship. He was also named the winner of the Ward E. Brown Mental Attitude Award.

Results 2-20

February 20, 2012

Boys swimming
Filchak wins fly at Riley
Penn won the South Bend Riley Sectional with 480 points, while Bremen placed sixth with 170 points Saturday.
Nolan Filchak earned the Lions their lone state finals berth with a top finish in the butterfly, where he topped the field with a time of 52.58.
At South Bend
TEAM SCORES: 1. PENN 480, 2. ST. JOSEPH’S 450, 3. RILEY 322, 4. ADAMS 241, 5. NEW PRAIRIE 182, 6. BREMEN 170, 7. MARIAN 95, 8. WASHINGTON 84, 9. MISHAWAKA 71, 10. CLAY 65.

Farewell party honors Metsker

February 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The last day on the job for Plymouth Fire Chief Andy Metsker was marked with a gathering of city and county officials, fellow EMS and firefighters, city and county police officers, retired firefighters, family and community members — all of whom he calls friends.
Metsker is leaving the fire department where he started full-time in 2002 when Larry Starr retired. He became chief nearly four years ago when George Cook stepped down.

Chargers for Change, OOP bring community together for a cure

February 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The LifePlex was in the “pink” once again Saturday afternoon as the Ancilla College Charger basketball teams and the Ounce of Prevention Foundation teamed up to raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer in their annual “Charger’s for Change” event.
The combination has been a successful one for both parties and Saturday’s event was no exception as fans filled the gym to join in the festivities led by Ounce of Prevention with music provided by the LaVille High School pep band.

February 19th

Academies hosts Band Fest. Feb. 24-26

February 19, 2012

CULVER, Ind. – About 90 selected musicians and choir members from nine military schools and colleges from across the country will be on the Culver Academies campus Feb. 24-26 as the Academies host the 36th annual Military School Band Festival. The Academies last hosted the MBSF in 2005.

February 17th

Same song, 2nd verse

February 18, 2012

ARGOS — Similar game, same result.
Oregon-Davis claimed its first win of the season over Argos in the Bi-County consolation round Jan. 21, and the Dragons were hoping for a reprisal on their home floor Friday. But once again Argos couldn’t hold onto a tentative lead down the stretch, and the Bobcats outlasted their hosts for a 48-46 win at Phil Weybright Gymnasium.

Results 2-18

February 18, 2012

Boys basketball
Trojans stumble at Valley
A slow start bit Class A No. 4 Triton in a 59-45 loss at Tippecanoe Valley Friday.
The Vikings’ boys basketball team doubled up the Trojans at halftime, 32-16, and following a big Triton run, pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Nick Kindig scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Vikings.
Junior Clay Yeo scored 23 points to lead Triton.
At Akron
Score by quarters
Triton: 10 16 31 45
Tippy Valley: 19 32 35 59

Teen struck on Michigan Rd.

February 18, 2012

Austin Schoff, 18, was flown to South Bend after being hit by a car in the 10000-block of Michigan Road around 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The Marshall County Sheriff's Department reports Lauren Tanner, 17, was driving north on Michigan Road near 11th Road in a 2009 Suburban, when she suddenly saw Schoff wearing dark clothing walking near the edge of the road and hit him.

Tanner stopped her car a short distance away from the accident and called 911. Tanner's father, a Plymouth paramedic, was first on scene and called dispatch for Medflight immediately.

Culver Wings restaurant debuts

February 17, 2012

Most Culverites have heard (or said) in recent years that the one dining option Culver may be missing, with the disproportionate
number of fine destination restaurants for which its known, is what Culver-raised entrepreneur John Zehner calls "a moderately priced, family friendly place."

The kind of place, he says, where diners can order wings, burgers, or (in this case all-beef) franks.

That's the need identified and addressed by way of Culver Wings, which opened yesterday (Feb. 15) at the site of the former Yacht Club, at 115 E. Jefferson St. in the downtown Culver area.

ISP meth unit searches LaPaz home

February 17, 2012

LAPAZ — Thursday, troopers with the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section (MSS), the Emergency Response Section (ERS) and the Plymouth Police Department, served a search warrant on a suspected meth house in LaPaz.
The two month investigation was worked in collaboration with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. Officers raided the home at 213 Vandalia St. in LaPaz around 8 a.m. No one was at home at the time of the raid.

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