September 19th, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Janaâs Gymnastics helped the U.S. regain the world record for most participants doing a hand-stand simultaneously Saturday.
At exactly 1 p.m. EST, gymnasts at Janaâs joined the rest of a group of 20, 478 USA Gymnastics participants in breaking the existing record of 2,402 hand stands set by Australian gymnasts in 2005 in Melbourne.
Prior to the Australiansâ record-setting performance, the U.S. owned the record with 1,072 hand stands set as part of the build-up to the 2005 Visa National Gymnastics Championships.
The 2011-2012 Huffington Concert Series at Culver Academies kicks off Thursday, September 29 with Michael Jackson impersonator Joby Rogers' "The Ultimate Michael Experience," a journey through the music and dancing of "the king of pop" as impersonated by Rogers, who was chosen by Jackson himself as the top finalist in a contest against 116 other impersonators.
ELKHART â The Rockies ran into a brick wall Friday night.
Brody Rosenberg tossed for 124 yards and three touchdowns, and Alex Brewers ran for 109 yards and one score, helping Elkhart Memorial post a 35-0 victory over Plymouth in Northern Lakes Conference football action at Charger Field.
Leading 7-0 early in the third quarter, the Chargers (3-2, 2-2 NLC) seized command by scoring a pair of touchdowns in a span of 90 seconds.
CULVER â For all the impressive numbers Bremenâs offense has generated this season, it was the Lionsâ defense that made the difference Friday.
The Bremen defensive unit held on two key goal line stands in the first and second quarters, and a scoreless first half came back to haunt the Cavaliers as Lions quarterback Nate Leeper connected with receiver Ben Hueni for a 37-yard go-ahead touchdown strike with just over a minute on the game clock to give the Green Machine a 20-13 homecoming spoiler on the road at Culver.
Friday evening, the following message was posted on the popular running Website, letsrun.com:
âLet there be no doubt, âMorgan Uceny is the best 1,500 meter runner in the world.â Let us repeat, âMorgan Uceny is the best 1,500 meter runner in the world,ââ the Website reported after watching Fridayâs Van Damme Memorial track meet in Brussels, Belgium.
Just two weeks after she was knocked to the ground at the World Track & Field Championships in Korea, Uceny bounced back to win the womenâs 1500-meter run at Brussels, clocking the fastest time in the world this year, 4:00.06.
GRANGER â Area golfers battled some nerves at the Penn Sectional, and Bremen, John Glenn and LaVille closed out their seasons at Knollwood Country Club Friday.
No. 1-ranked Penn was led by dual low medal 76s from Karie Bellville and Anastasia Carter to claim its fourth straight sectional title with a 376 team score, while Marian placed second with a 376, and Adams grabbed the final ticket out to next weekâs LaPorte Regional with a 417.
Falcons surge past Trojans
Treavor Duff had a breakout game for John Glenn with 172 rushing yards, and the Falcons overcame an early score from Triton to claim a 62-7 Northern State Conference win at Bourbon Friday.
Triton went up 7-0 at the 10:24 mark of the first frame on a 38-yard pass from Bryson Mosier to D.J. Riffle, but it was Glennâs show from there on out as the Falcons racked up 553 total offensive yards to the Trojansâ 90 en route to nine touchdowns.
Mosier led Triton in rushing with 20 yards in nine carries, while Riffle gained 11 yards in one run.
How can parents be sure that their children are doing what they are supposed to with their school-provided computer? After all, the âInternet generationâ was so named for a reason: they tend to be more technology-inclined than their parents. The fact has not gone unaddressed by area schools.
âWe are giving (students) a device to take home that could be harmful to them,â said Culver Community High School principal Albert Hanselman.
Now that one-to-one allows students to take their computers home, parents may experience some worry about how to monitor their childâs computer time.
Letha F. Flory
Sept. 13, 2011
NAPPANEE â Letha F. Flory, 92, of Nappanee, died at 5:05 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13, at her residence.
Surviving are a son, John Flory, Leesburg; daughters, Janet (Larry) Burckhart, Melbourne, Fla., Bonnie Wiedemen, Bourbon, and Debbie Schmucker, Goshen; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Betty Hughes and Lucille Maxson.
G. Berniel Butler
Sept. 10, 2011
NILES â G. Berniel Butler, 90, of Niles, Mich. died Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.
She is survived by her husband Lawrence of Niles, two daughters Katha (Michael) Machalleck of Vandalia, Mich. and Jill (Roger) Jirikovic of Davison, Mich.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and one sister Gretchen (Dean) Kimble of Bremen.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 11 a.m. at the Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen and will be officiated by Pastor Michael Smith.