February 7th, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Mayor Mark Senter announced Friday that he and other city officials will be â€śturning up the heatâ€ť when it comes to dealing with abandoned motels, apartment buildings, gas stations, mobile homes, and houses in the city of Plymouth. The effort has been dubbed â€śOperation Bright Spotâ€ť and focuses on city properties badly in need of repair, removal, or some other action.
â€śThe abandoned Plymouth Motel is one example of blight on our west side,â€ť said Senter. â€śIt has been a big attraction for vandals and squatters the last several years.â€ť
Tuesday, Feb. 7
Glenn vs. St. Joe at New Prairie girls basketball sectional 7 p.m.
Bremen vs. Westview at Westview girls basketball sectional 7:30 p.m.
Argos vs. South Central at OD girls basketball sectional 6:30 p.m.
Mishawaka girls diving regionals 6 p.m.
Bremen boys swimming at Concord 6:30 p.m.
Culver Military Academy boys basketball at Elkhart Christian 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 8
CGA vs. Jimtown at New Prairie girls basketball sectional 6 p.m.
OD vs. Culver at OD girls basketball sectional 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 9
Argos boys basketball vs Culver 7:30 p.m.
As the 37th Annual IHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament gets under way tonight, several young teams take the field in Sectional 19 play at New Prairie, while a pair of surging players take the court in Sectional 35 play at Westview, and a Class A field containing three state-ranked squads will match up in Sectional 51 play at Oregon-Davis.
BREMEN â€” Bremen senior forward Jenna Pfeiffer as the girls District I Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/ Pacers-Fever Player of the Week for her performances during a pair of Lady Lions wins over Wawasee and Jimtown last week.
Argos' Cohagan, Ewing advance at regional
The Argos girls bowling team competed in the Michigan City Regional on Saturday.
The team finished in 10th place with a score of 2,034.
Competing for the girls were Brittani Brown, Liz Hack, Jina Ewing, Abby Cohagan, Jamie Ewing, and Chelsea Bradley.
Jamie Ewing and Cohagan will advance in singles play to the Fort Wayne Semistate this Saturday at Pro Bowl West. Ewing shot a 524 to finish 10th and advance out of regional, while Cohagan shot a 498 to advance in 15th place.
CULVER, Ind. â€“ The New York Times columnist Roger Cohen will speak at Culver Academies at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7. Cohen is the first speaker in the Global Studies Instituteâ€™s â€śGlobal Ideasâ€ť series. His talk will be â€śWriting about the World.â€ť
Cohen joined The Times in 1990 as a foreign correspondent before becoming acting foreign editor on Sept. 11, 2001. He became foreign editor six months later. Since 2004, Cohen has written a column for the International Herald Tribune, which is owned by The Times. In 2009, he was named a columnist for The New York Times.
PLYMOUTH â€” â€śSlow and steady wins the raceâ€ť may be the phrase that describes how Marshall County is recovering from recession.
According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Marshall Countyâ€™s unemployment rate declined in 2011 to 9.4 percent from 10.7 percent in 2010. This compares to an unemployment rate of 10.7 percent in Starke County and 9.6 percent in St. Joseph County. Although the improvement is small, itâ€™s a start â€” and nothing to be sneezed at, according to Marshall County Economic Development Center (MCEDC) director Jennifer Laurent.
Plymouthâ€™s Joe Knapp scored 10 points with five rebounds, three steals and four assists running the point in a win over New Prairie Saturday.
Culver Girls Academyâ€™s Lauryn Robinson earned firsts in four different events to help lead the Lady Eagles to the team championship at the Warsaw Swim Sectional Saturday.
ROCHESTER â€” Coming into Saturdayâ€™s Rochester Wrestling Regional with a No. 2 state ranking, Abraham Hall was on a mission to prove himself.
The Bremen senior delivered a message that he was up to his Indianamat.com rating, earning a heavyweight championship with a 2-0 victory over Pennâ€™s Kade Maggert.
â€śAfter getting fourth the last two years and not really wrestling well, I wanted to make a statement that I deserved my ranking at number two,â€ť said Hall. â€śI felt like I actually needed to prove something, that I was as good as people believe me to be.â€ť