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Holiday lights, movies, and more: weekend events in Marshall County

December 21, 2011

FRIDAY
Plymouth Church of the Heartland, 705 E. Jefferson St., will hold its Christmas service at 6:30 p.m. The title of the service is "A Not So Silent Night — finding the Prince of Peace in the midst of your chaos." The service will feature christmas hymns, a children's concert, live drama, relevant teaching, fellowship and finger foods. For more information, visit www.churchoftheheartland.com.
SATURDAY

Dinner, a bet, and friendship influence fitness

December 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Rachelle Yung — and her workout partners Amanda Rogge and Melissa Bachtel — share their stories about their weight loss journeys. Getting a jump start on January’s Best Loser 2012 competition at the Fitness Forum at the LifePlex, the three will also be entering the competition, which is Jan. 16 to March 21. Registration deadline is Jan. 9, and teams will consist of just two players instead of the traditional four-person teams. Cost is $40 per team, and couples will still be competing for that $1,000 cash prize.

Pierce St. Bridge essentially complete

December 21, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Residents should be able to travel the new Pierce Street Bridge by the end of the week or sooner.
Mark Hollingsworth - construction engineer on the project - told the Marshall County Commissioners that the original opening slated for last week had been pushed back due to rains and flooding. He told the board that final railings and attenuators would hopefully be in place by Tuesday afternoon and that as soon as they were, the bridge would be opened.

Huddle up

December 21, 2011

Culver Community head coach Kyle Elliott talks with players during a timeout at the basketball game between the Class A No. 8 Cavaliers and Class 2A No. 6 North Judson-San Pierre at John R. Nelson Gymnasium in Culver Tuesday.

No. 6 Jays trump No. 8 Cavs

December 21, 2011

CULVER — North Judson head coach Phil Shabi thinks John Eckert has more to give.
Given the 6-7 senior forward’s dominant performance at Culver Tuesday, that’s really saying something.
Eckert scored from the inside, on the fast break and from the perimeter to put up a game-high 26 points while ripping down a game co-leading 11 rebounds, powering the undefeated Class 2A No. 6 Bluejays to a 74-47 win over Class A No. 8 Culver on the road at John R. Nelson Gymnasium.

Results 12-21

December 21, 2011

Girls basketball
Argos breaks skid
Argos' girls snapped a two-game skid with a 42-16 home win over Caston Tuesday.
Jami Patterson finished with a game-high 12 points, and Libby Moyer chipped in 10 in the winning effort.
Caston was led by Adrienne Frye's and Jessica Showley's five points each.
The Lady Dragons improve to 7-3 and will host the Winter Classic Dec. 27 and 29.
• ARGOS 42, CASTON 16
At Argos
Score by quarters
Caston: 5 7 12 16
Argos: 13 22 33 42

December 20th

Starke County robbers flee to Marshall County

December 21, 2011

At approximately 9:15 p.m., Knox City Police were called to CVS Pharmacy on U.S. 35 after two men robbed the Knox store.
The suspects fled the scene, leading police on a chase that ended just north of S.R. 8 on Upas Road, where the robbers ditched their vehicle. The vehicle was located in a driveway at a residence near the Marshall/Starke County line.
More information is expected to be released later today.
Police arrested one of the suspects in Marshall County.

James E. Sommer

December 20, 2011

James E. Sommer
Nov. 27, 1927-Dec. 19, 2011
BOURBON — James E. Sommer, 84 of Bourbon passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at 3 a.m. at home in the care of his family and Hospice.
Jim was born the son of Lester I. Sommer and Barbara Stauffer Sommer Nov. 27, 1927 at Ft. Wayne. He was a resident of the Bourbon and Etna Green area all his life. He was a 1945 graduate of Leo High School. He also was owner of Bourbon Plumbing and Heating for many years, served in the United States Air Force during World War II and attended the Philadelphia Church of God of Elkhart.

Dr. Neil Van Der Kolk

December 20, 2011

Dr. Neil Van Der Kolk
Oct. 30, 1937-Dec. 17, 2011
HOBART — Dr. Neil Van Der Kolk, known as Dr. V., passed away Dec. 17, 2011, following a long battle with asbestosis. Neil was a devoted Christian, husband, father, educator, and friend. He was a man of compassion, generosity and integrity. He began his journey in Gary, Oct. 30, 1937, as the son of Clarence and Marion Van Der Kolk.

Photo of the Week features John Glenn basketball players

December 20, 2011

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