April 23rd, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” Longtime Marshall County businessman Budd Treat and his wife Ajean were the recipients of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Centerâ€™s annual â€śCatch the Spiritâ€ť award, presented Friday at a gala at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth.
The award is presented each year by SJRMC to Marshall County residents who exemplify the spirit of the organizationâ€”identified as passionate giving, enthusiastic service, and tenacious vision.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Now that many Marshall County students have school-issued laptop computers, school officials are looking seriously into how to deal with bullying that occurs online.
â€śWe are investigating programs that will detect threats made on social media at school,â€ť said Plymouth Community School Corporation superintendent Daniel Tyree. â€śWe want to use the one that we think will be the most effective.â€ť
Tyree said that Plymouth principals are becoming more aware of the need to regularly check studentâ€™s computers to ensure threats are not being made.
Bremen sophomore Jacob Bennitt moved to 2-0 on the season going six innings giving up five hits with nine strikeouts for three earned runs as the Lions handed Culver a Northern State Conference loss Wednesday.
Plymouthâ€™s Kelly Hoeffler won in three sets to clinch the Lady Pilgrims a narrow 3-2 win over visiting NorthWood Thursday, Plymouthâ€™s first in the Northern Lakes Conference.
ROYAL CENTER â€” The Plymouth softball team experienced both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat during a road trip to Royal Center on Saturday in games against Pioneer and Whiting.
The agony of defeat would come first for Plymouth in dropping a 2-1, eight-inning heartbreaker to Pioneer in the opening game of the day. The Lady Pilgrims would bounce back with a last at-bat victory of their own, though, downing Whiting 4-3 on a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh by April Hampton.
Bremen goes 3-0 at home invite
The Lady Lions won all three of their matches at their home tennis invitational Saturday, beating North Judson and Bethany Christian 4-1 and blanking Tippecanoe Valley to move to 5-2 on the season.
Morgan Smith went unbeaten at 1 singles, earning three straight-set victories, as did Alexa Harshbarger and Andrea Stehler at 2 doubles, while Hanna Arch and Jenessa Morris were unbeaten at 1 doubles with two straight-set wins and a 10-7 super tiebreaker win against Bethanyâ€™s Paige Wheeler and Pooja Patel.
â€˘ BREMEN TENNIS INVITATIONAL
For the fifth year in a row and from across economic, geographic, and age-related boundaries, hundreds gathered at Culver Academies' multi-purpose building Friday night to fight cancer and help bolster a fund-raising marvel for a small, Midwestern community.
DONALDSON â€”Â Dylan Martin had just returned to his apartment from school when he and some of his fellow Ancilla College baseball teammates heard reports of bad storms heading for Indiana.
Martin, who grew up in Borden near Henryville in southern Indiana, called home to check on his family. No one answered, so he called his grandmother, who informed him that they were in the midst of the severe weather. As the reports of the devastation reached him, Martin felt helpless when he learned that several of his friends and neighbors had lost their homes.
PLYMOUTH â€” Rookie of the Year Cody Coughlin, defending USAC Mopar D1 Midget Series champion 16-year-old Taylor Ferns and her Lorz Motorsports teammate, Nate Caruth will compete against defending 2011 JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour champion Erik Jones and 30 other drivers at the â€śEric Saunders, I Can, I Will 100â€ť this weekend when the series kicks off at the Plymouth Speedway Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â€” Several large indoor garage sales are happening this weekend in Marshall County:
â€˘ Grace Baptist Christian School multifamily garage sale will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Midwest building on Michigan Street by the Plymouth Airport. Everything from kids to adult clothing, furniture, books, toys, glassware and other great bargains will be available. Funds raised will help GBCS's missions trip to Grenada.