Archive - Mar 2013
BREMEN â€” One of Bremenâ€™s best has signed on to continue his basketball career at Judson University next season.
After singing on with the Christian liberal arts university located in Elgin, Ill. last week, Lions senior Ethan Pike will play for the Eagles beginning in the winter of 2014. Judson is an NAIA school competing in the Chicagoland Athletic Conference.
ATLANTA, Ga. â€” Plymouth alumna Alex Starr was honored by the Womenâ€™s Basketball Coaches Association after leading Purdue University Calumetâ€™s offense in her senior season as the WBCA released its 2012-13 NAIA Coachesâ€™ All-America Team on Tuesday evening.
Starr was one of 29 student-athletes honored by the WBCA, earning Honorable Mention All-America accolades.
Claims of a local facility housing sex offenders with other patients are being levied and a protest is planned for tonight.
Plymouth Police were informed that a group would be picketing Michiana Behavioral Health on Oak Road in Plymouth tonight from 5 to 7 p.m.
A former nurse at the facility, who asked to be unidentified as to avoid blow back from being a "whistleblower", said the facility went against its own stated policy when it housed known sex offenders with other patients.
The nurse claims the move was one to save money and that documentation is available to prove those claims.
PLYMOUTH - Oliver Ford in Plymouth invited local state, county and city law enforcement officers out to a special event Tuesday.
Oliver unveiled the new Ford Interceptor vehicles for area police. The vehicle is the very first all wheel drive utility vehicle by any auto manufacturer that meets all law enforcement specifications.
â€śFord didnâ€™t design this the way a car is normally designed,â€ť said Steve Keiser of Oliver. â€śLaw enforcement officers designed this vehicle. They spent a lot of time with people who drive them everyday and made it the way they wanted it.â€ť
LAFAYETTE â€” A funny thing sometimes happens to basketball teams with the approach of March.
Seniors, sensing their time is nearly up, start to pick up the intensity. That in turn helps develop younger players, who are able to make increasingly bigger contributions.
It doesnâ€™t always happens, but when it does, it can make for some great postseason runs.
8th grade girls basketball
Bremen closes regular season with win over Knox
The Bremen eighth grade girls basketball team closed out its regular season with a 39-16 win over Knox Tuesday night.
Shannon Arndt dominated the paint with 13 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Lions, who racked up 14 offensive rebounds and benefited from strong team defense.
Bremenâ€™s conference tournament begins on Thursday with a game against Triton.
Lincoln 8th downs Urey
PLYMOUTH â€” The IHSAA announced its new classifications Tuesday, and Plymouth will be making the jump up to Class 4A.
The Pilgrims will bump up from Class 3A in boys and girls basketball, softball, baseball and volleyball, but the change will not affect Plymouthâ€™s classification in the two-class soccer tournament, nor in football, where the Rockies will remain in the 4A field under a new six-class state tournament.
Mary Ruth Girten
Dec. 31, 1918-March 9, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Mary Ruth Girten, 94, died peacefully at her home, surrounded by her loving family at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2013.
A longtime Plymouth resident, she was born New Yearâ€™s Eve, Dec. 31, 1918, in Plymouth, the daughter of Walter J. Nelson and Stella May Fletcher.
She graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1936. She worked at the telephone company in Plymouth. For 31 years, she worked in the cafeteria of the Plymouth Community School System, retiring in 1995.
Nov. 18, 1924-March 10, 2013
BREMEN â€” Charlotte Edel, 88, formerly of Bremen, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013 at Kosciusko Community Hospital. She was born Nov. 18, 1924 to John and Inez (Frenger) Edel in Bremen.
Charlotte was born into a very large and loving family. She graduated from Bremen High School with the class of 1942. She was a lifelong member of the Bremen VFW Ladiesâ€™ Auxiliary and an avid bowler in the womenâ€™s traveling bowling league. Charlotte was loved by numerous nieces and nephews, and will be greatly missed.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â Law clerks working for county departments could soon be making nearly $6 more per hour.
Judge Dean Colvin asked Marshall County Council members to raise the pay range available to pay law clerks Monday.
â€śI canâ€™t compete anymore,â€ť said Colvin, adding that he keeps losing his clerks to better-paying positions.
The current county pay range for law clerks is between $11.37 and $13.08 per hour. Colvinâ€™s current clerk will be leaving at the end of the week for a job that pays $18 per hour.