Archive - Apr 2013
MARSHALL COUNTY - Farmers across the county are anxious to get back in their fields and that means farm equipment traveling county roads to get back to those fields.
The Marshall County Sheriff's Department and the Marshall County Farm Bureau want motorists to remember to be on the lookout for slow moving vehicles, marked with the orange triangular signs. Vehicles marked with an SMV sign are traveling 25 miles per hour or slower.
PLYMOUTH - The PTO at Jefferson Elementary in Plymouth has hit on a good way to tackle two problems with one solution.
Raising money for school programs is always important and PTO's have used many different methods over the years to help their particular school. More and more people are becoming aware of childhood obesity in
the United States and the need for young people to exercise regularly.
At Jefferson they tackled both this week as the PTO sponsored their Jog For Jefferson program.
PLYMOUTH â€” One gets the feeling that hanging out with the Angels in Red women of the Red Hat Society is always a party. This Thursday, however,
the group of about 30 women had all the more reason to whoop it up.
Thursday was the 15th anniversary of the groupâ€™s founding. In honor of that milestone, the local chapter, which is based in Knox, Ind. marked the occasion in a very official way. Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter read a citation and Governor Pence issued a proclamation to commemorate the event.
Tritonâ€™s Quentyn Carpenter fired a 1-under 35 on the back side at Mystic Hills to win his third Marshall County Golf Championship Saturday.
Bremenâ€™s Jasmine Schafer helped set two meet records while winning four events as the Lady Lions won the Kouts Relays Saturday.
CULVER â€” Whatever a playerâ€™s score on the front side at Mystic, he can usually count on adding a few stokes on the courseâ€™s hilly back nine. Tritonâ€™s Quentyn Carpenter shaved one.
Carpenter entered the turn trailing fellow top flighter Trent Elliott of Culver Community as well as teammate Ryan Rapp and Cam Gurtner of LaVille by a stroke, but he birdied the 12th and 13th to move into the lead, then followed a bogey on the 15th with par golf over the final three holes to reclaim the individual Marshall County Golf Championship with an even-par 71 Saturday.
Lions win Kouts Relays
Bremenâ€™s boys track and field team won seven different events, and the Lions won the team championship at the Kouts Relays Saturday.
Reid Zellmer was a triple winner for Bremen in the open 400, the 4x400 relay with Jon Stoller, Joel Miller and Kevin Heckaman and the 4x100 relay with Heckaman, Caleb Walter and Evan Wilson.
Thomas Dean won the 800 and ran anchor for Bremenâ€™s winning 3200 relay team comprised of himself, Clayton Thornton, Bryan Starcevich and Kris Wickens. Nate Strehler won the discus, and Beau Beeson won the pole vault at the big meet.
Danny Lee McGowen Sr.
April 24, 2013
ROCHESTER â€”Â Danny Lee McGowen Sr., 67, of Rochester died April 24, 2013 at 1:10 p.m. at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, following a sudden illness.
He is survived by daughters, Tammy Fetters of Plymouth, Wendy (Eric) Jones of Avon, Lisa Kistler of Winamac; Dana (Brian) Orkis of North Judson; sons, Brian McGowen of Argos, Chris (Kassi) McGowen of Knox, Danny (Amber) McGowen Jr. of Winamac; 13 grandchildren; sisters, Sharon (Gary) Ringle of Rochester, Beverly Howton of Wakarusa; and brother, Ronald (Lynn) McGowen of Lancaster, Pa.
PLYMOUTH â€” Analyzing the Plymouth Pilgrimsâ€™ Friday game with NorthWood, you could say the weather was beautiful at Bill Nixon Field.
It was hard to find much else positive as Plymouth had one of those games teams have in a long baseball season, dropping a 15-0 decision in five innings. The Pilgrims surrendered a seven spot to the Panthers â€” highlighted by a three-run homer by NorthWoodâ€™s Blake Cleveland â€” digging a hole it was hard to dig out of.
PLYMOUTH â€” Freshman Bre Martin drove in Bailey Brown on an 0-2 count for the game-winning run, and Plymouthâ€™s softball team clinched a 4-3 Northern Lakes Conference victory over visiting NorthWood Friday night.
It was the second walk-off NLC win of the week for the Lady Pilgrims, who
â€śIt was really exciting for our team to have a second walk-off victory in one weekâ€™s time, and especially for Bre to come through. It was a great play for a freshman able to execute and support her team that way,â€ť said Plymouth softball coach Haley Church.
â€śIt was exciting, a great Friday night.â€ť