April 3rd, 2011
Rumors have circulated around Culver in recent weeks that popular local chef Larry Surrisi will once again be pleasing palettes in his role as one of the communityâ€™s several in-demand food gurus. This following the closing last year of the City Diner, Surrisiâ€™s most recent prior food venue. Now John Zehner, owner of two eateries here, has confirmed Surrisi will join another of Culverâ€™s chefs of renown, Greg Ogle, at two newly reformatted restaurants.
BOURBON â€” Griffyn Carpenter has a pretty impressive resume, and he just keeps adding to it.
The 6-foot-1 Triton standout will play in the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 Workout on Sunday along with 7-1 Culver Military Academy center Chier Ajou.
Culver Academiesâ€™ Huffington Concert Series for the 2010-2011 season concludes with Alfred Hitchcockâ€™s award-winning play, â€śThe 39 Steps,â€ť Wednesday, April 6, starting at 7:30 p.m. onstage at Eppley Auditorium on the Academies campus.
BREMEN â€” The Lady Lions started their home schedule strong but couldnâ€™t hold on as Washington chipped away at a six-run deficit to eventually overcome its host 10-7 in eight cold, windy innings at Bremen Thursday.
â€śI think we started off good, jumped out quick and early and got off to a fast start, but I think after that we relaxed a little bit,â€ť said Bremen head softball coach Josh Walter. â€śI donâ€™t know if itâ€™s spring break break coming up or the weather or what it was, thinking about other things. I thought we were in good shape earlyâ€¦ and made mistakes at the end.â€ť
March 30, 2011
NAPPANEE â€” Margaret Cripe, 79, of Nappanee, died at 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor in Wakarusa. She is survived by daughters, Colleen (Tom) Steiner of Nappanee, and Brenda (Douglas) Chokey of Bloomington; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold (Lois) Miller of Wakarusa, Jackie (Noma) Miller of Nappanee; and Â brother-in-law, Farrell (Francis) Cripe.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2 at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Rachel Michelle Yoder
Oct. 4, 1980 â€” March 30, 2011
ELKHART â€”Â Rachel was born in Elkhart, Ind. Oct. 4, 1980. She is the daughter of Robert Allen and Troy Lynn Yoder.Â She left this world for her true home Wednesday, March 30, 2011.Â
BREMEN â€” In a tie game in the bottom of the sixth inning in Thursdayâ€™s season opener, the Bremen baseball team came through with clutch hitting and base running when it mattered most.
A two-RBI triple by Dillon Mullen, a sacrifice-bunt RBI by Wes Burkholder and an RBI double by Eric Knepper delivered an 8-4 victory over Fairfield.
â€śItâ€™s great to get out here against a quality team like Fairfield and to come out with a win against them,â€ť Bremen coach Bo Hundt said.
Area students enjoyed feeling a handful of sheepâ€™s wool, given to them by Jamie Michel, after Andy Howe sheared the animal during a demonstration for Ag Day at Centennial Park Thursday.
DONALDSON â€” The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) released its first Division II softball poll of the season and the Lady Chargers of Ancilla College were listed as one of five teams receiving votes after the nationâ€™s top 20.
Ancilla entered Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Western Conference action over the weekend with a 10-4 record before dropping its first two conference games.
â€śItâ€™s an honor to be mentioned and recognized,â€ť commented Ancilla coach Scott Reese. â€śThe important thing is to make sure we are here at the end of the season too.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Jefferson Elementary Head Cook Judi Martin has a new appreciation for the CPR training that the Plymouth Schools required her and others to take.
In early March, a cafeteria monitor at Jefferson rushed into the kitchen and told Martin she was needed immediately in the lunch room.
Martin said she quickly saw a third grader holding her throat and not breathing very well.
â€śWhen I stood her up, she was already a little limp,â€ť Martin said. â€śI told her I was going to push on her tummy a little.â€ť