February 19th, 2011
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.
ARGOS â€”Â John Glennâ€™s Jordan Hesters found his long-range groove Friday.
With the Falcons struggling from the perimeter against Argosâ€™ 2-3 zone, the 5-foot-11 senior guard stepped up and rained down a trio of second-half treys during a 5-minute span as the Falcons pulled away for a 60-42 boys basketball win at Phil Weybright Gymnasium.
BREMEN â€” Following Friday nightâ€™s 68-31 victory over Bremen, NorthWood coach Aaron Wolfe paid his team the ultimate compliment.
â€śI was proud of our guys and I think thatâ€™s the best performance theyâ€™ve had in the last two years,â€ť Wolfe said. â€śI thought they showed a lot of poise because Bremen came out and played really well in the first quarter.â€ť
A team that has struggled with bad starts much of the season, Bremen (3-15) jumped out to a quick four point lead. NorthWood (13-5) responded with 21 straight points to blow the game wide open.
INDIANAPOLIS â€” Plymouthâ€™s Damon Howe and Culver Communityâ€™s Jeremiah Harvey made heavyweight statements Friday on the first night of the IHSAA individual state wrestling finals.
Each pinned his first-round opponent in less than 30 seconds as the 73rd annual tournament opened at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Harvey, a senior, pinned Huntington Northâ€™s Andrew Mason in 24 seconds. Howe, also a senior, stuck Fort Wayne North Sideâ€™s Taâ€™quan Walker in 0:29.
The Bremen Police Department is used to trading in its used vehicles for new ones, which it will soon do with two within its six-vehicle fleet. However, it isn't accustomed to the simultaneous staff turnover it currently faces.
Dispatcher Laverne Replogle retired Feb. 17 after 17 years between the BPD and the Marshall County Sheriff's Department 911 center. Barb Capron, the department's dispatch supervisor, will retire Feb. 28 after 28 years of service.
Capron's position will be filled in-house by Melinda Daily, a radio operator of 23 years who will move from Class B to Class A.
WARSAW â€” The host Tigers put themselves in position to win their third straight sectional championships with a dominant 21 top-six berths, while Culver Military Academy earned 12 top-six spots and Plymouth grabbed four at the preliminary round of the 11-team Warsaw Boys Swim Sectional Thursday.
â€śAs far as times, with the exception of one swim the boys all swam lifetime bests,â€ť said Culver Military head boys swim coach Tom Duckett.
CULVER â€” Culver Communityâ€™s upperclassmen delivered on Senior Night, with a little help from a couple of younger guys.
Boosted by career scoring leader Zoe Bauerâ€™s 16 points â€” including 6 of 6 from the foul line in the final minute â€” and five assists, the Cavs held off visiting South Central 45-39 in a bruising boys basketball game Thursday at John R. Nelson Gymnasium.
Culverâ€™s all-senior starting lineup â€” Bauer, Larry Clingler, AJ Neace, Patrick McBee and Scotty Brown â€” tallied seven straight points to tip off the contest and led wire to wire.
Two Culver children will be heading to Disney World this month thanks in large measure to the efforts of Culver High Schoolâ€™s Student Council and its ccordinator, Tina Stacy. Surpassing all expectations, the students are seen here with a check for $10,416, nearly all of the money allocated for young Chloe Hough and Chris Webb, whose Make-A-Wish endeavor began last fall.
The preliminary Marshall County 2010 Census figures are in.
Marshall County grew 4 percent during the last 10 years from 45,128 to 47,051.Â
Indiana grew at a 6.6 percent rate. Most of Indianaâ€™s growth occurred in the central part of the state.
Hamilton and Hendricks counties were the fastest growing areas of the state.