November 21st, 2011
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PLYMOUTH â€” It was the final round of Michiana Idol, a singing contest held by Sturgis, Mich. radio station WBET 99.3. Chelsea Fink, once one of 50 original contestants, had traveled to Sturgis from Nappanee every weekend since Oct. 1, slowly advancing in the competition. She had made it to the very end, the Nov. 5 final performanceâ€”and she wasnâ€™t feeling very confident.
PLYMOUTH â€” Shop with a Cop organizers have a goalâ€”to take more than 300 children Christmas shopping Dec. 10. Collection buckets and paper ornaments for donations are set up in stores all around Marshall County, according to Hurshel Hunter of Plymouth FOP Lodge 195.
â€śWe couldnâ€™t do it without the volunteers,â€ť said Hunter.
He added that many schools in the county are also doing their own fundraisers for the program, which is now in its 16th year.
To take 300 children on the shopping trip, Shop with a Cop will need to collect between $40-44,000 in donations.
June 10, 1918-Nov. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Theola I. Atkins, 93, of Plymouth, passed away at 10:24 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, at the Sanctuary at Holy Cross, in Mishawaka.Â
Theola was born June 10, 1918, in Detroit, Mich., to Orlando and Marion (MacDonald) Bryce. Aug. 17, 1940, Theola married Robert â€śBobâ€ť Atkins in Detroit, Mich. Bob passed away Sept. 13, 2001, after 61 years of marriage. Theola had been a member of the Plymouth Kingdom Hall of Jehovahâ€™s Witnesses since 1952. She was a homemaker, mother of three children, and worked at J.C. Penney, Company, in Plymouth.
Thelma Ruth Newcomb
May 27, 1915-Nov. 19, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Thelma Ruth Newcomb, 96, a lifetime Plymouth resident, died at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, in Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
Thelma was born Thelma Ruth Kyser in Plymouth, May 27, 1915 to Ora E. and Ethel Troutman Kyser. She was a 1934 graduate of Lincoln High School, Plymouth.
July 4, 1936, in her parentsâ€™ yard, Thelma and Darrell B. Newcomb were married. Darrell preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1973.
Kathy M. Tolson
Nov. 19, 2011
KNOX â€”Â Kathy M. Tolson, 55, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011 at I.U. Health Starke Hospital, Knox.
She is survived by her husband, Jasper Tolson Sr.; daughters, Misty (David) Back of North Judson, and Kathy (Vince) Smith and Bertha Tolson, all of Knox; son, Jasper (Stacy) Tolson Jr. of Baines, Texas; sister, Ada Fugate of Rochester and brothers, Charles Noel of Logansport, Stanley Cook of North Judson and Herschel Bell of Morristown, Tenn.
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Argos girls basketball at Triton 6 p.m. (JV)
Bremen girls basketball at North Judson-San Pierre 6 p.m. (JV)
Culver girls basketball at Winamac 6 p.m. (JV)
Culver wrestling vs. Knox 6:30 p.m.
Glenn girls basketball at CGA 6 p.m. (JV)
Plymouth girls swimming vs Rochester 6 p.m.
Oregon-Davis girls basketball at Westville 5 p.m. (JV)
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Triton boys basketball scrimmage at Wabash 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 17
Bremen girls basketball vs NorthWood 6 p.m. (JV)
Bremen boys basketball scrimmage at Rochester 6 p.m.
Triton freshman Kylie Mason scored 11 points as the Lady Trojans beat Plymouth 39-37 Thursday.
Bremenâ€™s Braxston Miller wrapped up an outstanding high school career Friday as he finished with 60 all-purpose yards in the Lionsâ€™ loss to Fort Wayne Bishop Luers at the Class 2A Northern Semistate.
Photo courtesy of Columbia University
Culver Girls Academy alumni Alex Banfich and Waverly Neer hug after the Ivy League cross country race that qualified both for the NCAA Championships.
TERRE HAUTE â€” One is winding down her college career, the other just getting started.
Both say they are feeling fine, now, following injuries that set them back at the start of the season.
Each chose an Ivy League college to attend, and at an historic conference championship meet a couple weeks ago â€” run in a driving snowstorm â€” they finished the race almost side-by-side.
Now, Alex Banfich and Waverly Neer will square off against each other at todayâ€™s NCAA cross country championships, on the same course where each made her mark in high school.