February 3rd, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â How does a school combat cyber bullying not on school grounds or that has been posted on social media not during the school day?
Thatâ€™s what the Plymouth Community School Corporation has had to handle this week. While no specific names were targeted online, several students used Twitter and Facebook to verbally battle against a comment made regarding another studentâ€™s weight.
The Culver Lions Club's annual community awards night proved as memorable an event as its predecessors last Wednesday, when Jeanette Geiselman was feted as Citizen of the Year, and Ward and Esther Miller's Painter and the Poet as Organization of the Year.
Lion Marilyn Kelly introduced the Millers, noting she and Esther "go way back," having shared meals, parties, and child-rearing.
"I watched her talent grow," said Kelly. And then into her life came a very special gentleman with a way with words. They've become a big part of the community."
Plymouth students relax during a timeout at the Lady Pilgrims' regular season-closer at home against Goshen Thursday night.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â After losing a pair of players to injuries at St. Joe, a rough second half Tuesday translated into a slow start in Plymouthâ€™s regular season-closer Thursday.
Bremen clinches share of Northern State Conference
Bremen got off to a fast start with 20 points in the first quarter, and the Lady Lions clinched a share of the Northern State Conference crown with a 59-25 win at Jimtown Thursday.
Jenna Pfeiffer scored 24 points to lead all scorers, her third straight game with 20-plus points, including 35 in a win at Wawasee Tuesday. Kailee Feldman finished with 15 in the regular season-closer.
Jimtown was led by Ally Vicsikâ€™s nine points.
PLYMOUTH â€” Ancilla College student-athletes continued to do well in the classroom as the college reported some hefty increases in grade point averages for fall athletes over last yearâ€™s fall numbers.
The Ancilla Athletic Department reported that 52 of its student-athletes finished the fall 2011 semester with a 3.0 grade point average or better, an increase of 11 students over the same period last year. Twenty-one of these students had a 3.5. GPA and many of those were on the deanâ€™s list.Â Overall, the fall athlete GPA came in at 2.771 compared to a 2.608 GPA in the fall of 2010.
Mark K. Dale
Jan. 31, 2012
NAPPANEE â€” Mark K. Dale, 54, of Nappanee, died at 8:50 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Elkhart General Hospital Emergency Room.
He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; sons, Justin (Mary) Dale, Nappanee, Nathan (Sareen) Dale, South Bend; a grandson, Brayden Dale; his parents Richard and Patricia Dale, Sherburne, N.Y., brothers, Dwight (Grace) Dale, Mooresvile, N.Y., Michael Dale, Sherburne, N.Y. and a sister, Lori (Greg) Levengood, Tully, N.Y.
Marion J. Grodowski
December 28, 1920 â€“ January 31, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€“ Marion J. Grodowski, 91, a resident of Plymouth since 1935 has died of natural causes. His death occurred at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center - Plymouth.
PUNXSUTAWNEY -- This morning at Gobbler's Knob, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, thus declaring six more weeks of winter.
Fitness Forum at LifePlex in Plymouth is offering a free piloxing class at 9 a.m. Saturday, in recognition of "Go Red for Women Day" and heart health. The fun, energizing class is a combination of Pilates and boxing and it is open to all in the community.