January 24th, 2011
Members of Culver's volunteer fire department braved the frigid temperatures Saturday morning as they test-drove a hovercraft privately owned by Dave Rayburn of Goshen. The craft, which would be custom-made for the department according to rescue and safety standards, would be used primarily for ice rescues if purchased. Funding for the purchase would come from both the department's town-based budget and the Union Township budget. Township Trustee Jerry Greason -- as well as Township board member Bill Githens -- was on hand to observe.
BREMEN â Teachers at the Bremen School Board meeting last Tuesday hoped to have approved a tentative contract they had reviewed with the school superintendent. What they found instead was a decision to table the agreement between the Bremen Educators Association (BEA) and the Bremen Public Schools for âfurther studyâ by the board.
LAKEVILLE â Triton is firing on all cylinders, and the Trojans have plenty of cylinders to fire with.
Class A, No. 3-ranked Triton continued its hot streak Saturday, working the ball inside-out, outside-in and every which way to keep Culver defenders off-balance while connecting at a 62.2 percent rate from the field en route to a convincing 65-54 win over the Cavs and a repeat Bi-County Basketball Tournament championship at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
LAKEVILLE â Culver Communityâs girls basketball team just wanted defensive stops against four-time defending Bi-County Tournament champion Oregon-Davis.
Given the Class A No. 4 Lady Catsâ 26-percent mark from the field and Culverâs 23-rebound surplus, mission accomplished.
Class 2A No. 7 Culver withstood foul trouble and a 7-of-19 fourth-quarter showing from the foul line to unseat OD and secure the programâs first Bi-County crown since 1995 in a 50-46 championship round slugfest Saturday at LaVilleâs Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
PLYMOUTH â With only one win during the Northern Lakes Conference dual schedule, the Rockies had a lot of ground to make up at Saturdayâs NLC Championship meet.
Led by IndianaMat.com No. 2-ranked Damon Howeâs championship finish in the heavyweight class, Plymouth placed a total of nine wrestlers in the top six Saturday, but couldnât make up enough ground to shake up the final NLC standings as they beat out Concord but finished seventh, while Elkhart Memorial claimed the crown as expected at The Rock.
ELKHART â It wasnât a championship, but first-year Bremen head wrestling coach Shawn Campbell still got a little misty-eyed at the progress heâs seen his team make.
Jimtown won the championship on its home turf, but outsized Bremen won a moral victory, placing 13 of its 14 wrestlers in the top six for third place at the Northern State Conference Championships at Jimtown Saturday.
PLYMOUTH âÂ Despite being down 6-foot-1 senior Marisa Green, Plymouth outrebounded Wawasee 35-18 âÂ including an 11-2 advantage off the offensive glass âto beat their Northern Lakes Conference foe 45-36 at The Rock Saturday night.
With Green sidelined with an ACL tear â the second of her four-year career â Amber Redinger and Andria Shook stepped up in the front court while the rest of the team chipped in to help the Lady Pilgrims win the battle of the boards and their second straight NLC game.
Team scores: South Bend Riley 201, Elkhart Central 129, Culver Military Academy 127, LaPorte 90, Indianapolis Crispus Attucks 51, Whiting 47, Howe 42, Gary West Side 40, Sheridan 39, Mishawaka Marian 35.
PLYMOUTH â Indiana public schools could be updating calendars for the 2013-14 school year if a bill introduced into the Indiana State Senate Jan. 5 continues to be met with approval.
Senate Bill 0171, concerning restricting start and end dates for school calendars, was introduced on first reading Jan. 5, 2011 and was then referred to the Committee on Education and Career Development.
Originally authoring the bill were Dennis Kruse, District 16; Mike Delph, District 29, and Scott Schneider, District 30.
On Jan. 13, Frank Mrvan, District 1, signed on as co-author.
PLYMOUTH â The Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County will celebrate another successful year while raising money to continue their programs at this yearâs February fundraising dinner with the theme âAll That Jazz.â
âLast year the theme was âFire and Iceâ and it was a theme Iâd always wanted to do,â said the clubâs director, Billie Treber. âThis year Mary Beth Listenberger said weâd do âAll That Jazzâ since itâs something that sheâs always wanted to do.â