June 8th, 2012
DONALDSON â A field of 140 participants from five different states converged upon Ancilla College and the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Ministry Center as the school held its fourth annual Tri Ancilla sprint triathlon Saturday, May 19.
Men and women ranging in age from 15 to 87 participated in a 500-yard swim, 11-mile bike ride, and a 3.1-mile run that toured the Donaldson-based campus and surrounding areas.
PLYMOUTH â Since 2010, Quickâs Lanes in Plymouth has offered free bowling for children every day during the summer months. John Reed of Quickâs Lanes said that 698 children have already signed up for this year.
âSome families may not be able to afford to take all the kids bowling, and itâs a fun, safe thing to do,â explained Reed. âThis is our way of giving back to the community for the 30-plus years theyâve supported us.â
ARGOS â Argos joined the ranks of other local communities Bourbon, North Liberty, and Walkerton Wednesday night when town council members voted to stop adding fluoride to the townâs water supply.
âThe council had been given information, both pro and con (on adding fluoride to public water) about a week before (the meeting),â said Nick Wood, Argos water superintendent Thursday. âLast night I officially took that to the board, to discontinue fluoridation of our town water here.â
FORT WAYNE â Both teams were close, but neither Culver Military Academy nor Triton advanced in a competitive Homestead Golf Regional at Orchard Ridge Thursday.
Warsaw won the championship with a dominant 308, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger finished runner-up with a 322, and Northridge finished one stroke back as the third team to advance to the state finals, while CMA carded a 327 four strokes out of state contention, and Triton recorded a 331 in sixth and ninth place respectively at the meet.
LaVille High School has named two senior Student-Athletes of the Year, one for boys and one for girls sports.
Jesse Feitz and Eric Shaffer were selected as the LaVille Dale E. Cox Student-Athletes of the Year.Â
Feitz earned 11 varsity letters whileÂ participating inÂ cross country, soccer, basketball and track and field. She will continue her academic and athletic career in basketball at Grace College in Winona Lake.
Shaffer earned eight varsity letters while participating in cross country, wrestling and track and field.Â He will attend Purdue University where he plans to study Pharmacy.
Mike Bonner took this photo of Mike Hawes at Berrien Springs dam, and the slabber crappie he caught on Lake Chapin Friday, June 1. The fish measured 15 inches. Submit your "Big Catch" photos throughout June and July; photo contest winners will be notified Aug. 1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; or drop off your photos at 214 N. Michigan St., Plymouth; or mail to P.O. Box 220, Plymouth, IN 46563.
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PLYMOUTH âÂ A new Indiana law now requires schools to distribute information on and evaluate student athletes on the risk of concussions when engaged in sports.
The law (IC 20-34-14-7) is entitled âConcussion and Head Injuries.â Included in the law is the requirement that before beginning practices or an interscholastic or intramural sport, both the student a parent must sign a statement saying they have been informed of risks. Any student receiving a suspected concussion during either practices or games must be removed at the time of the injury.
Rhonda D. Mueller
Feb. 20, 1952-May 30, 2012
Gloria J. Pertics
June 5, 2012
SOUTH BEND âÂ Gloria J. Pertics, 85, of South Bend, formerly of LaPaz, died at 1:05 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012 in her home.
She is survived by her daughter, Valerie L. (Arch) Milani of Mishawaka; son, Rick S. (Cindy) Pertics of Plymouth; and six grandchildren.