Archive - 2013
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Three area boys and five girls players made the honorable mention list as the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association released its Academic All-State nominations for the 2012-13 season.
On the boysâ€™ side, Bremenâ€™s Jacob Box, John Glennâ€™s Nathan Stegemiller, and Plymouthâ€™s Gabe Vervynckt all earned the Academic All-State HM distinction, while for the girls, Tritonâ€™s Breanna Lemler, Glennâ€™s Carah Ochs, Knoxâ€™s Chelsea Collins, North Judsonâ€™s Jordann Frasure, and NorthWoodâ€™s Maddie Schwartz were named to the HM list.
CULVER â€” â€śItâ€™s always great when your school gets to bring home a state championship, but itâ€™s really something special when your guys can bring home two state championships.â€ť
That simple, understated sentence from Culver Military Academy varsity B hockey coach Alex Mies pretty much perfectly summed up the schoolâ€™s accomplishment at the Indiana State High School Hockey Associationâ€™s Invitational Tournament last Saturday.
Robert M. Dodson
April 16, 1923 â€“ March 12, 2013
BREMEN â€” Robert M. Dodson, 89, and a Bremen resident since 1962, passed away at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Wakarusa.
March 7, 2013
RIVERDALE, Ill. â€”Â William Kranenburg, age 95, of Riverdale, Ill., formerly of Koontz Lake, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2013.
He leaves behind his wife of 29 years, Dorothy; his four children, Bill (Marie) Kranenburg of Grovertown, Elsa (Jack) Finwall of Schererville, Carol (Stan) Beem of Clermont, Fla., and Pat (Linda) Kranenburg of Grovertown; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his wife Helen (1983), also his brothers Dan, John, Tuenie, and his sister Min Aardema.
PLYMOUTH - One local market has a big reason to be celebrating St. Patrickâ€™s day in a big way.
Earthworks Market will be celebrating the normal holiday along with the news that they will also be forming a partnership with one of the nationâ€™s top food chains, Whole Foods. The soon to be opening Mishawaka Whole Foods will feature bread from Earthworks.
â€śWe applied to be one of their local vendors,â€ť said Sr. Sue Rogers of Earthworks. â€śWe had to go through the regular process, meet with their regional managers and the bottom line is we were accepted.â€ť
PLYMOUTH -- A small group of people gathered near the intersection of U.S. 30 and Oak Road around 5 p.m. Thursday to protest a local mental health facility.
Dominique Smith of South Bend, who identified herself as the groupâ€™s spokesperson, said that she and the others present are protesting â€śthe fact that Michiana Behavioral Health remains understaffed and unsafe.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Although Plymouth may have jumped up a class under the 2014-15 IHSAA reclassifications, athletic officials and coaches at the school are determined not to let expectations drop.
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.