Archive - Feb 16, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS â€” The object of wrestling is to pin your opponent.
But if taking the other guy down a bunch of times works, well, thatâ€™s fine, too.
It certainly worked Friday for Matt Hurford. The Culver Community senior collected seven takedowns in a 15-7 victory over Avonâ€™s Jonah Zorniger on the opening night of the IHSAA state wrestling finals.
BREMEN â€” Playing behind in the post defensively left Bremenâ€™s boys basketball team playing from behind on the scoreboard Friday.
Visiting NorthWoodâ€™s trio of 6-foot-5 juniors â€”Â Jonathan Wilkinson, Zach Zurcher, and Will Stueve â€”Â all easily reached double figures and the Panthers nailed a sizzling 63 percent from the field in an 82-66 victory over the Lions.
BOURBON â€” That atmosphere was electric at the Trojan Trench Friday night as the Triton Trojans welcomed the two-loss Tippecanoe Valley Vikings to a big showdown on Senior Night.
The Trench was packed and both teams put on a show that will not be easily forgotten in this rivalry. The Trojans played a near perfect complete game, shooting a blistering 56 percent from the field, and they would need every shot they got as they edged out the Vikings, 65-59.
Craig A. Johnston
Feb. 15, 2013
NAPPANEE â€”Â Craig A. Johnston, 57, of Nappanee, died unexpectedly of natural causes, Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in Plymouth.
Surviving are two sons, Cody and Connor Johnston, both of Nappanee; and a brother, Terry (JoAnn) Johnston, Chicago, Ill.
Private services are being planned with burial to follow at Stony Point Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Nappanee Public Library.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
David Allen Carr
Feb. 15, 2013
Mardelle Kaufman VanVactor
Aug. 14, 1919 - Feb. 14, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Mardelle J. Kaufman VanVactor, 93, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Syracuse.
Born in Marshall County on Aug. 14, 1919, Mardelle was the daughter of Harley and Pearl (Gottchalk) Sarber.
She lived in LaPaz from her birth until 1968 when she moved to Plymouth.
A graduate of LaPaz High School with the class of 1937, she also graduated from the South Bend Business College.
Grace Peters Woodfill
May 23, 1912-Feb. 11, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Grace Madeline Woodfill, lived most of her 100 years in Marshall County. She died Feb. 11, 2013 at the Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson, having been a resident there for the past six years.
Grace was born in Michigan City, on May 23, 1912, the daughter of Louie and Mary (Barfknecht) Peters. She grew up with three siblings: Viola Peters Price, Elmer Peters and Wilmer Peters.
Alice C. Pearson
June 23, 1923 - Feb. 13, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Alice C. Pearson, age 89, of River Park, passed away at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 in her residence.
Alice was born to Michael Joseph and Mary Ellen (Herrick) Bauman on June 23, 1923 in Mishawaka. With her family coming from St. Joseph County, she had been a Marshall County resident since 1931. She attended Hibbard and Culver schools and graduated from Plymouth Lincoln High School in 1941. Alice married her first husband, Gail E. Smith, on March 28, 1942, who is now deceased.