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December 20th

Triton’s Yeo an IBCA/ Pacers-Fever Player of the Week

December 20, 2011

BOURBON — Triton junior guard Clay Yeo has been named one of three boys honored as an Indiana Basketball Coaches Association/Pacers-Fever Player of the Week.
Yeo is joined by two other Class A boys players in Faith Christian senior Stephen Toyra and Edinburgh senior Jordan Burton along with three girls nominees in Akilah Sims of Fort Wayne Snider, Rachael Gregory of Indianapolis North Central and Amanda Moore of Seymour as honorees in the awards program sponsored by the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever.
All were cited for performances from Dec. 12 through Dec. 17.

December 19th

Death notice 12-19-11

December 19, 2011

Fannie A. Kuhns
Dec. 17, 2011
NAPPANEE — Fannie A. Kuhns, 78, of 4279 N. Beech Road, Nappanee, died Dec. 17, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the home of her brother, Tobias Kuhns, after a two-year illness.
She is survived by two brothers, Tobias (Susie E.) Kuhns and Noah (Rachel) Kuhns, both of Nappanee; three sisters, Mary Kuhns and Sovilla Kuhns, both of Nappanee and Miriam (Ora) Troyer of Alvutis, Pa.; and a sister-in-law, Katie Slabaugh Kuhns of Topeka.

Randolph ‘Randy’ L. Verkler

December 19, 2011

Randolph ‘Randy’ L. Verkler
March 6, 1946-Dec. 15, 2011
WALKERTON — Randolph “Randy” L. Verkler, 65, residing in Walkerton passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 in Starke Memorial Hospital, Knox. He retired as an operating engineer with Local #150. Randy worked for more than 23 years for the St. Joseph County Highway Department as a supervisor. He also served as a reserve law enforcement officer with the Walkerton and Hamlet Police Departments.

Watch this week's video

December 19, 2011

In this week's video, Boy Scout Troop 257 helps pack boxes at Oliver Ford for the company and the Plymouth Elks. See more photos on our Facebook page!

Local club tackles fundraising project for Riley's

December 19, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Eagles Lodge 1900 is hard at work contributing to the year’s state project — raising enough money to buy an ambulance for Riley Hospital for Children.
Since the club’s fiscal year began in June, it has raised $1,800, which is more than half its goal contribution of $3,000. All of the Eagles clubs in Indiana will raise money for a $250,000 ambulance. It’s worth the high price tag, however, according to Plymouth Eagles secretary and president of District 4, Brandon VanVactor, who says the ambulance is equipped for surgery mid-transport.

Good deeds bring Fortin good luck

December 19, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — Buying a CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan for one of her granddaughters isn’t Marilyn Fortin’s only good deed.
Purchasing the certificate of deposit for a granddaughter’s college education automatically entered her into a contest for two free tickets to Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game against the Tennessee Titans. When CollegeChoice CD called the Plymouth resident to tell her she’d won tickets, they learned she had knitted or crocheted 11 scarves for the Super Bowl XLVI Super Scarves Project.

TCU Athlete of the Week John Ruff

December 19, 2011

Plymouth’s John Ruff put up 12 points — including the game-winner — to go with game-highs of six rebounds, five assists and five steals as Plymouth eked out a 53-52 Northern Lakes Conference win at NorthWood Friday.

King's Jewelry Athlete of the Week Kayla Shaffer

December 19, 2011

Culver sophomore Kayla Shaffer finished with a game-high 15 points as the Lady Cavaliers snapped a four-game skid with a 44-30 Northern State Conference win over visiting Jimtown Saturday.

Plymouth suffers lopsided NLC loss to Lady Panthers

December 19, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Sometimes in defeat all you can do is take your lumps and chalk it up to a learning experience.
Such was the case for Plymouth Saturday as the Lady Pilgrims took a rough 55-24 Northern Lakes Conference loss to a skilled NorthWood squad at home at The Rock.

THS announces 2012 Hall of Fame class

December 19, 2011

BOURBON — The Triton High School Athletic Department has announced its 2012 Hall of Fame class.
The class of 2012 will be the hall’s second class and will follow the 2011 class of the Bourbon Foundry, Coach Ron Smith, Lorea Feldman, Rich Rhodes, Dan Sharpe and John Yantiss.
The class of 2012 will include four athletes in Joe Berger, Steve Gochenour, Max Trowbridge and Justina Reichert, one coach in Sam Davis and two contributors in Terry and Jackie Alderfer.

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