March 1st, 2011
NEW CASTLE â€” Alysa Kaminskas of Plymouth finished second in the 8-9 girls division at the State Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest at New Castle, Saturday. Alysa was sponsored by the Plymouth Elks Lodge No. 2548.
PLYMOUTH â€” It didnâ€™t take a fairy godmother to make area high school girlsâ€™ dreams of wearing the perfect gown to the prom this year a reality. It just took the idea of a Tri Kappa member and the hard work of many others.
Sister Cecelia Bianchino
Feb. 26, 2011
DONALDSON â€”Â Sister Cecelia Bianchino, 84, died at 5:56 p.m. Saturday, February 26, 2011, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
She is survived by Marge Peters and Mr. and Mrs. J. Nazimek.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Catherine Kasper Home Chapel, 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3 at the chapel.
Burial will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Donaldson.
ELKHART â€” Culver Community girls basketball skipper Tony Scheubâ€™s voice cracked, partly from emotion, partly, no doubt, from guiding his team through a memorable tournament run.
With that diminishing voice, he relayed a powerful message to his squad following its 47-43 semistate loss to Class 2A No. 1 Fort Wayne Luers at Elkhartâ€™s North Side Gymnasium Saturday.
CGA falls at home invite in championship game
Culver Girls Academy took a 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Thoroughbreds U19 team at the championship of the CGA Hockey Invitational Sunday.
The Lady Eagles advanced to the championship with a 7-4 win Saturday over the Ohio Flames.
Aly Schmit scored three times, and Shawna Lesperance scored twice in the win, while Melissa Paluch recorded 2.5 assists, and Kaye Sitterly had 1.5 helpers.
â€˘ MINNESOTA THOROUGHBREDS (U19) 3, CGA 0
At CGA Invitational championship
MT â€” Steph Anderson (unassisted), 5:00.
As has been documented in recent years, Culver was once home to a thriving African American community which included members of the first integrated high school basketball team in Indiana (in 1922), an African Methodist Episcopal Church, and many more notable features. Of that community, Jim Harper remains to tell the story, which is what he did last week at two events at the Culver-Union Township Public Library -- one aimed at teens (last Thursday) and one at adults (on Saturday), in honor of Black History Month.
KNOX â€” With leading scorer Griffyn Carpenter out and three starters in foul trouble early, Triton got some excellent preparation for the state tournament next week.
The Class A, No. 3 Trojans â€” already minus their leading scorer after he was injured in a game at Argos Tuesday â€” overcame a rocky first quarter in which Clay Yeo, Quentyn Carpenter and Austin Davis were each charged with three fouls and the visitors fell behind 16-13 at the quarter break, ultimately escaping Knox with a 52-46 victory in the regular-season finale for both teams Friday at Weinberg Gymnasium.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â LaVille boys basketball head coach Michael Edisonâ€™s face lit up at the mention of Codee Kimbelâ€™s Senior Night crunch-time play Friday.
After all, the 6-foot-3 senior forward scored six of the Lancersâ€™ game-ending eight unanswered points, highlighted by a pair of go-ahead free throws following an offensive rebound off a missed LaVille charity shot with 1:39 to play, and the Lancers collected a 45-39 Northern State Conference win over Jimtown at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
BREMEN â€”Â With Indianaâ€™s version of March Madness mere days away, Culver capped the regular season on a high note Friday night.
After a tremendous start, Culver never looked back and topped Bremen, 54-39.
â€śWe got them earlier in the year at the Bi-County Tournament but we knew this was going to be a dogfight, and we had some kids step up for us,â€ť Culver coach Kyle Elliott said. â€śIâ€™m very proud of the kidsâ€™ effort.â€ť
As it has much of the season, Bremen dug itself an early hole, and couldnâ€™t cut its deficit to less than 12 points over the final two quarters.
PLYMOUTH â€” The celebration of 50 years continues for the United Way of Marshall County.
A year of celebration of the historic landmark for the organization that has made a difference in the area will continue with the United Way annual meeting on Tuesday April 12. United Way will recognize all the past chairman of of the organizationâ€™s annual fund drive and conduct the regular yearly business such as nominating and electing officers. Then the party starts.