September 13th, 2011
Gone are the days of toting heavy textbooks. Instead, some area junior and senior high school students have lightened their load to about 5 pounds â the weight of an Apple MacBook computer.
This school year is the first that many area schools have embraced the one to one computer initiative, providing each student with a computer of their own for use in class and at home.
Most schools doing one to one are using MacBooks, with the exception of Culver Community â they decided to go with iPads for every student.
PLYMOUTH â After a relatively quick and painless hearing process on the 2012 budget, the Marshall County Council found itself in a unique position for budget adoption â room to maneuver.
And while the hearing process may have been relatively painless, the confirmation was not.
âI thought this was going to be an easy year,â said Councilperson Judy Stone. âIt turned out to be one of the toughest.â
BOURBON â With three match points already in the bank, Triton head coach Allen Peckham decided to play it safe.
Jackson Downing and Wil Rettinger had already secured their three-set victory over Bremenâs Joe Zeltwanger and Nate Strehler 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 at 2 doubles, and with Austin Kanarr ailing with a leg injury and a busy stretch of conference matches on the horizon, Peckham called the No. 1 doubles match.
The forfeit had no affect on the outcome of the team result, however, as Downingâs and Rettingerâs victory sewed up a 3-2 NSC win for Triton over visiting Bremen Monday in Bourbon.
WINONA LAKE â Bremen senior Heather Martin has signed on to play womenâs soccer at Grace College for the 2012-13 season.
Martin, a defender with the Lady Lions and native of Bremen, was the teamâs MVP in 2010 and the teamâs Offensive MVP in 2009.
âI fell in love with Grace the first time I went there. I love the people and the campus,â Martin said. âI am looking forward to glorifying God and balling it up on the soccer field while at the same time growing in wisdom to prepare myself for life.â
Plymouth falls to No. 5 Marian
Plymouth was competitive but lost a three-game match to visiting Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Class 3A, No. 5 Mishawaka Marian at home Monday, 25-18, 25-20, 25-17.
Andria Shook put away five kills to lead the Lady Pilgrims attack, while Carly Baker, Marissa German and Amber Redinger each recorded four.
Haley Harrell set 15 assists, while Kori Potoczky had two blocks at the net for Plymouth.
German led in digs with four and Baker had three block assists for the Pilgrims, who slide to 7-6 on the year.
It's been hard for Culverites to miss signs of some of the major construction projects underway at Culver Academies lately, many of which represent significant changes and enhancements not only to the campus, but in a broader sense, to the entire community.
PLYMOUTH âOn the eve of the tenth anniversary of the September 11 tragedy, members and friends of the Plymouth Phi Delta Kappa joined with the Indiana Patriot Guard Riders to honor and remember those serving in the military now and those that have been lost, along with the EMS, firefighters, and police everywhere. The event began at the Phi Delta Kappa facility on W. Harrison Street with a processional of riders through the city, a solemn ceremony at Oakhill Cemetery and a fundraiser.
PLYMOUTH â Three young boys, full of life, will always remind Katie Benedict Friedman of the events of 9/11.
Katie (Culver Community High School 1991 grad) and her husband, Seth, decided to start a family soon after the World Trade Centers toppled a few short miles from their place of work in downtown New York City.
âI really think that it had to do with the attacks,â said Katie, observing the antics of her three sons, Nathan, 8, Isaac, 6, and Elijah, 4. âLife is short.â
BREMEN â Bremen knew the Northern State Conference Girls Golf Meet would likely come down to a battle with New Prairie.
Unfortunately for the Lions, the middle of their lineup couldnât quite put their best rounds together, and the Cougars ran away with the NSC championship with 400 points to Bremenâs 425 at Sprig OâMint Golf Course Saturday.
John Glenn golfers struggled on the front nine to finish third with a 450, meanwhile, as Triton turned in a 461 for fourth, LaVille was fifth with a 537, and Knox was sixth with a 583 at the meet.
PLYMOUTH â Itâs not often you get a lift from one of your opponents.
Nevertheless, thatâs exactly what happened to Plymouth at the Northern Lakes Conference Girls Golf Meet Saturday, as the Lady Pilgrims finished second with a 363 behind NLC champ Warsawâs 354, and Northridge beat out Wawasee to give Plymouth sole possession of second place in the final conference standings.
âI thanked the Northridge coach. I said âMan, we appreciate it.â Our girls needed to pick it up today, and they realized that,â said Plymouth head coach Jack Kinney.