March 4th, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS â€” It is said that poetry is a universal language and Plymouth High School senior Christina Green has brought that language to life.
Christina finished second recently in the Indiana Arts Commissionâ€™s Poetry Out Loud state competition in Indianapolis. The competition involves choosing, memorizing and reciting three works of poetry to be judged by a panel. Winners of the single school competitions then proceeded to Indianapolis for the state championship.
Darlene J. Nanna-Haas
Jan. 15, 1950 â€”Â March 2, 2011
BREMEN â€” Darlene J. Nanna-Haas, 61, of Bremen, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in her home.
She was born Jan. 15, 1950 in Lakeville, to John and Fern (Anders) Minarik. July 10, 1987 in Winter Haven, Fla., she married David K. Nanna, who survives.
March 3, 2011
WALKERTON â€” Margaret Ball, 44, Walkerton, died at 6:33 a.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011 at her residence.
Arrangements are pending with Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth.
Joseph C. Palenik
March 2, 2011
BREMEN â€”Â Joseph C. Palenik, 79, of Bremen, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011 in South Bend.
Arrangements are pending at the Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen.
Alice R. Slaybaugh
March 1, 2011
ROCHESTER â€”Â Alice R. Slaybaugh, 62, of Rochester, died at 5:47 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
She is survived by her husband, Donald; sons, Laron JK Slaybaugh of Rochester and Christopher S. Slaybaugh of Rochester; sisters: Erma Sue (Lloyd) Stamper of Rochester, Martha Irene Haddix of Flint, Mich., Phyllis Carol (Fred) Shayler of Flint, Mich., Judy Annette (Paul) Mullins of Jackson, Ky.; a brother, Hershel â€śBuddyâ€ť Lynn (Mary) WattsÂ of Flint, Mich.; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
PLYMOUTH â€” She wasnâ€™t quite able to push her team to victory, but Ancillaâ€™s Rebecca Bunkowfst capped off her sophomore season on a personal high note Tuesday.
The Lady Chargers sophomore guard knocked down her first seven attempts from deep on her way to a career-high 23 points and the single-game team record for 3-pointers as Ancillaâ€™s season closed with a 63-56 overtime loss at Lake Michigan Community College Tuesday.
WALKERTON â€” Even as a freshman, Jacy Borlik dreamed of playing college basketball. After impressive junior and senior seasons, the John Glenn standout will finally get her wish.
Borlik, a 5-foot-8 guard/ forward with the Lady Falcons, has committed to continue her basketball career at Bethel College.
Last week was a memorable one for Indiana politics, and that may go double for six Culver Community Schools teachers, who (using personal days on their own time) spent the day at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis last Tuesday, in the midst of heated protests and attention surrounding two controversial pieces of legislation.
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth got off to a red-hot start, and while New Prairie stayed in it for three quarters, things quickly unraveled for the Cougars in the fourth.
The Pilgrims hit their first five shots while holding New Prairie scoreless for the first two and a half minutes to take a 12-0 lead at the 5:24 mark of the first quarter, then went an ultra-efficient 83 percent from the floor in the second half en route to a 56-37 rout of the Cougars in their Sectional 19 quarterfinal Wednesday at The Rock.
Womenâ€™s college basketball
eliminated in OT thriller
The Ancilla College womenâ€™s basketball saw their season come to an end in an overtime thriller, falling 63-56 at third-seeded Lake Michigan College in the opening round of the NJCAA District G Womenâ€™s Basketball Tournament in Benton Harbor, Mich. on Tuesday.
Rebecca Bunkowfst scored a career-high 23 points for Ancilla (8-17), connecting on her first seven attempts from beyond the arc to set a team record for three-pointers in a game.
PLYMOUTH â€” Up against an uptempo Mishawaka Marian squad and struggling to score, John Glenn slowed it down Tuesday.
But the Falcons still couldnâ€™t convert, and the Knights stayed disciplined in the halfcourt, handing Glenn a season-ending 46-34 loss in the Class 3A Sectional 19 opener at Plymouth.
The Falcons scuffled to a 13-for-29 finish from the field, while Marian converted at a 50-percent, 17-for-34 clip for the win.