March 14th, 2011
NEW YORK â Waverly Neer had a feeling it might take a record pace to win the womenâs 5,000-meter run at the New Balance High School Indoor Track & Field Championships.
She was right.Â
The Culver Girls Academyâs starÂ senior and 2010 IHSAA state cross country champion set a national high school indoor recordÂ of 16:35.15 Friday nightÂ at New York Cityâs famed Armory Center and still had enough gas left in the tank for a PR in the mile race Sunday.
Over the past five years or so, students from Culver Community High School and Culver Academies have continued a collaboration which was unprecedented at the time of its debut: that of a shared mission trip to Mexico to serve people there through Habitat for Humanity.
The tradition is slated to continue this year, and two CCHS students joined representatives of the Academies at the Culver Lions Clubâs February 23 meeting to discuss the project.
Culver Community Schoolsâ Board of Directors recognized the contributions of resigning board member Ned Davis, who ended a 14-year tenure with the board January 31, at its last regular meeting. Pictured AT LEFT is board Vice President Jim Wentzel, left, presenting a plaque to Davis.
In the PHOTO AT RIGHT, newly sworn-in board members Ryan Sieber (left) and Ken VanDePutte. Seiber ran in the past election and VanDePutte was appointed February 28 to replace Davis.
BREMEN â On March 9 at about 9:03 a.m., the Bremen Police Department received a complaint of shoplifting from the Bellmart, 1151 W. Plymouth St.
Before officers arrived, the suspect vehicle left the business west bound on Plymouth St. At about 9:06 a.m., the suspect vehicle was located and stopped on SR 106 west of Industrial Dr. by Officer Bruce Gadziola.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth freshman Nicky Davis has already had an outstanding gymnastics season.
Along with a slew of all-around wins throughout the year, the PHS gymnast owns the school record in the vault with a 9.4 at Saturdayâs Wawasee Sectional, also good enough for runner-up honors and the highest sectional finish by a Lady Pilgrim since 2007.
And her season isnât over yet.
Davis scored an all-around tally of 35.30 Saturday, earning her fifth place overall and qualifying her for tonightâs Valparaiso Gymnastics Regional at 7 p.m. EST.
Students and faculty hope the proverbial third timeâs a charm for the student-led âSoup for the Soulâ community event slated for Tuesday, March 29, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Culver Elementary School. For two years running, the event, originally the brainchild of CES 6th grade teacher Missy Trent and art teacher Joyce Lyman, saw 6th graders creating a wide array of hand-made pottery in the form of bowls, ladels, cups, and other items, in which community-donated soup is served to diners from the community, who then take home and keep the student-made items.
PLYMOUTH â When Dave Liverance leaves Ancilla College later this month, his legacy will be one that he can be proud of.
âI really have to say that itâs the relationships Iâve been able to develop with my players, other coaches and the people here at the college that Iâm most proud of,â said Liverance of his time at Ancilla. âIt means a lot more than any other accomplishments that I could have had that Iâve been able to help these young people be successful in their life.â
Ellen Lucille Warnacut
July 23, 1925 â March 8, 2011
PLYMOUTH â E. Lucille âLouâ Warnacut, 85, of 7928 9B Road, Plymouth, passed away Tuesday at 10:40 p.m. of natural causes in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center â Plymouth. Lou was a lifetime Marshall County resident.
She was born in Argos, Indiana on July 23, 1925, the daughter of Eugene and Laberta (Gunkle) Meredith. She graduated from the Argos High School with the Class of 1943.
Lou became the bride of David I. Warnacut on March 8, 1945 in El Centro, Calif. while he was on leave serving in the Marine Corp.
Helen Virginia Buss
March 8, 2011
NAPPANEE â Helen Virginia Buss, 95, of Nappanee, died at 4:22 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Elkhart General Hospital.
She is survived by a son, Roger (Mary) Buss, Walkerton, grandson, Robert R. Phillip (Renee) Buss, Kendallville, and great grandson, Aidan Buss, Kendallville.Â She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Chase and brothers, Roy, Paul, and Milburn Roelke.
Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
An Eastern Star Memorial Service will take place at 8 p.m.
Carol Suzanne "Sue" Shanafelt
July 1, 1945 - March 7, 2011
MISHAWAKA â Carol Suzanne "Sue" Shanafelt, 65, residing in Mishawaka, passed away at 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the Emergency Room at St. Vincent Heart Center, Indianapolis.
She was born July 1, 1945 in South Bend, a daughter of Elmer L. and Ernestine M. (Stegmann) Shanafelt, and has lived in this area all of her life. She graduated from John Adams High School class of 1963.