Archive - May 17, 2012
MARSHALL COUNTY â€”Â Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts â€”Â beware. Marshall County police agencies announced this week that Indiana's 2012 Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement begins Friday, May 18.
This national mobilization will take place over the Memorial Day holiday period and is supported by thousands of law enforcement agencies and traffic safety advocates across the country. In Indiana, more than 250 law enforcement agencies will conduct special patrols â€”Â day and night, to identify and ticket unrestrained motorists. The effort will conclude June 3.
MARSHALL CO. â€” Last year's string of daytime home burglaries in northern Marshall County ended Wednesday with the sentencing of Justin Whitt, of North Liberty, to the maximum prison term allowed under his agreement with the Marshall County Prosecutor's Office.
Whitt was arrested for seven counts of burglary and six counts of theft last June. He was 22 years old at the time of his arrest.
LAKEVILLE â€” The Union-North United School Board has appointed Chuck Phillips to Director of Operations for the 2012-13 school year.
Currently, Phillips is the principal of LaVille Jr.-Sr. High School. He will remain in that position until the end of the school year while, at the same time, transition into the Director of Operations.
The newly-created position consolidates the former director of maintenance and director of transportation duties into one.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Board of Public Works and Safety heard an interesting proposal Monday from DC Tech owner Dan Sammartano. DC Tech is a small Internet company based in Plymouth that currently provides a limited amount of free Wi-Fi to the downtown area, in exchange for attaching DC Tech equipment to city water towers. Sammartano requested to put additional equipment on the cityâ€™s west water tower in order for the company to service Yogi Bear Jellystone Park.
â€śThey need a large amount of bandwidth (to cover the area),â€ť said Sammartano to board members.
BREMEN â€” The state tournament is all about surviving and advancing, and thatâ€™s just what Tritonâ€™s girls tennis team did Wednesday.
It wasnâ€™t the Lady Trojansâ€™ best tennis, but it was good enough to secure a 4-1 victory over LaVille in the opener at the Bremen Tennis Sectional at DeSantis Courts.
â€śIt was close because we almost did lose there at the beginning,â€ť said Triton head girls tennis coach Jennifer Potter. â€śYou canâ€™t overlook anybody.
Due to a scheduling conflict, the opening game at the Class 3A Sectional 19 baseball tournament at Plymouth was flip-flopped with a later game at the tourney.
PLYMOUTH â€” The top community college golfers from across the United States will be coming to Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth next week for the National Junior College Athletic Association Menâ€™s Division II Golf Championship.
Over 110 of the nationâ€™s best junior college golfers from a total of 43 teams will be competing in the event. Ancilla College is hosting the NJCAA finals this year and again in 2014. Practice rounds begin on Sunday, May 20 and continue through Monday. Round one action begins on Tuesday, May 22 at 7 a.m. and will conclude on Friday with round four.
PLYMOUTH â€” It was deja vu all over again for the Pilgrims.
Once again the Plymouth baseball team gave up a couple big innings to its opponent and once again defensive miscues made the difference in a 7-3 loss to the Northridge Raiders Wednesday night at Bill Nixon Field.
The Pilgrims wrapped up the their NLC schedule with the loss, sliding to a 6-8 conference finish.
CGA, Judson advance at CGA Sectional
Culver Girls Academy beat Knox 4-1, and North Judson topped Rochester 3-2 in the semifinals at the CGA Girls Tennis Sectional at the Gable Tennis Complex in Culver Wednesday.
The Lady Eagles advance to face the Jays in the championship tonight at 5:30 p.m.
CGA won on all courts except 1 doubles, where Knoxâ€™s Miranda Shepherd and Chelsea Collins survived in individual tournament play with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Pita Navarro and Maria Solis.
North Judson won in straight sets at 1 and 2 singles and 1 doubles.
ROCHESTER â€” Senior Lindsay Downs hasnâ€™t had many hero moments in her time with the Plymouth girls track program.
She had a big one Tuesday.
With defending champ Culver Girls Academy and Plymouth swapping leads throughout the night, Downs PRd by two feet in the shot put with a 31-02 throw to finish sixth and lift the Lady Pilgrims to a narrow team championship at the Rochester Sectional, 129-128 over CGA.