February 21st, 2011
June 29, 1926 â€” Feb. 18, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Wilma Jean Blubaugh, 84, a Baker St. resident, Plymouth, died at 5:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2011.
Jeanie was born in Argos, Indiana, on June 29, 1926. She was the daughter of Donald and Cora Andrews Calhoun.
She graduated from Argos High School.
She married Raymond Blubaugh on June 29, 1947 in Plymouth. Raymond died January 9, 1998.
Jeanie was employed as a secretary for 20 years at the Divine Heart Seminary.Â She also worked at the Pilot News and at Ancilla College.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Two Marshall County wrestlers found themselves staring each other down for the third time this season, but this time the stakes were a bit higher as a state championship awaited the winner.
Plymouthâ€™s Damon Howe and Culver Communityâ€™s Jeremiah Harvey already wrestled twice this year, once at regional and again at semistate, with Harvey walking away with both victories.
Saturday night at Conseco Fieldhouse in front of a record crowd of 10,285, the pair battled again and it was Harvey that came out on top for the third consecutive match with a 3-1 victory in overtime.
CULVER â€” Four-year Culver Community standout Gwen Zehner strode to the stripe for the biggest pair of free throws of her career Saturday.
Class 2A girls basketball regional final. Team down 32-31 with 38 seconds to go. Home crowd bellowing at ear-ringing decibels. ... And a quick chat with a referee that left the striped-shirt official laughing.
RENSSELAER â€” It took a pair of nip-tuck wins to get Culver Girls Academy into its first basketball regional in 14 years, and it took another down-to-the-wire game to get them out.
FULTON â€” It didnâ€™t take long in Saturdayâ€™s Caston regional to see why Fort Wayne Canterbury has won three straight state championships.
Facing upstart Triton, Canterbury scored the gameâ€™s first 13 points, led by 34 at halftime and cruised to a 71-36 victory. The Cavs later topped Gary Bowman 69-49 to reach the Class A final four.
Canterbury came in as the stateâ€™s second highest scoring team at 72 points per game. Bailey Farley (19 points), Kindell Fincher (18) and Madeline Troxel (12) paced the No. 3 Cavs, who dominated offensively and defensively.
WARSAW â€” With no one challenging David DeVries at sectional, Culver Military Academy head coach Tom Duckett issued a special challenge to his star swimmer at the Warsaw Boys Swim Sectional Saturday: Lap the field.
The trick worked, giving DeVries a little extra impetus in the 500-yard freestyle as he followed up a school record-breaking 1:45.93 for a 200 free sectional title with a CMA record-breaking and sectional championship 4:46.54 in the 500.
CULVER â€” The Lady Cavaliers earned their first ever regional basketball championship as they came from behind to beat Fairfield 37-33 after trailing by as many as six points in the fourth quarter at home on Saturday night.
DONALDSON â€” Beginning Experience (B.E.) Weekend Retreat for Widowed, Divorced or Separated Persons will be held at the Lindenwood Retreat Center, Donaldson, from 7 p.m. Friday, March 4 to 3 p.. Sunday, March 6. The Christian-based retreat helps grieving, single-again persons to emerge from the darkness of grief, depression, anger or loss to move toward the future with renewed hope. Register before Feb.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Dr. Mark Allen, pastor of Sunrise Chapel, is hosting a series of â€śDiscussions on Heavenâ€ť based on the book, "Heaven is for Real," by Todd Burpo. The first discussion will be Sunday, Feb. 27, at 9:30 a.m. at Sunrise Chapel.
The book contains a story of a 4-year-oldâ€™s trip to heaven and back. Descriptions are given of meeting long departed relatives, Jesus and angels, and how â€śreally, really bigâ€ť God is. Having it all backed by scripture will forever change the way you think of eternity. According to the book, heaven is a place where â€śNobody is old and nobody wears glasses.â€ť
KNOX â€” Todd Boldry was expecting a close game.
The Knox head basketball coach wasnâ€™t disappointed in that regard, and he wasnâ€™t disappointed in the outcome either, as his team took the lead for good on a pair of Patrick Ambrose free throws with 3:12 to go and held off Plymouth in the final minutes for a 40-38 Senior Night victory at Knox Friday.