October 21st, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” In the midst of Thursdayâ€™s sectional quarterfinal, Culver Girls Academy teammates Katy Bjornson and Abby Jeffirs got a little friendly competition going.
The outside hitters had a contest to see who could rack up the most kills, and while Bjornson edged out Jeffirs 13 kills to 12, both were winners as they helped lead the Lady Eagles to a convincing three-set win over Jimtown, 25-20, 25-12, 25-14 at the Class 3A Plymouth Sectional.
Itâ€™s a new day.
Area teams are putting the past behind them, whether good or bad, as they enter the first round of the 39th Annual IHSAA Football Tournament tonight.
Itâ€™s been a rough year for Plymouth. The Rockies finished the regular season with the programâ€™s worst record in recent memory at 3-6, but the team is looking for a fresh start as it travels to Angola (5-4) for a first-round Class 4A Sectional 11 match-up at 7:30 p.m.
LaVille beats Fremont
at Class 2A Westview tourney
LaVille beat Fremont in four games in a Class 2A Westview Sectional quarterfinal Thursday, 25-19, 27-25, 13-25, 25-13.
The Lady Lancers move on to play Prairie Heights â€” which beat Central Noble in another four-set quarterfinal Thursday â€”Â in a Westview semifinal at 11 a.m. Saturday, followed by a 12:30 p.m. match between host Westview and Bremen.
Middle hitter Katie Berger put away a team-leading 19 kills for LaVille, while outside hitter Kelsey Gurtner had nine, and fellow outside hitter Shelby Low finished with six.
Virtually unanimous frustration at last weekâ€™s meeting of Culverâ€™s town council reflected the prevailing attitude in the Culver community at large, regarding several weeksâ€™ delay in movement on a project originally slated to take three or four days.
Replacement of a culvert at Lake Maxinkuckeeâ€™s west shore outlet began in September, and was still underway as of the October 15 weekend, due to delays in replacing a gas line running through the area.
Audience member Mike Stallings blamed NIPSCO, whose presence was required at the site to reroute the gas line.
ARGOS â€” One of the main goals of Leadership Marshall County (LMC), sponsored by the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF), is for members to learn a few things that they didnâ€™t know about the county.
That definitely happened Wednesday as the class visited two area farms, Argos Holsteins dairy farm and Vories grain farm, and heard from young 4-H members.
ERIE, Pa. â€” While the world mourned the passing of Apple creator and visionary Steve Jobs to cancer, his death had an added significance to Plymouthâ€™s Mark Neidig.
â€śI was at a fundraising event when I heard the news,â€ť he said. â€śI couldnâ€™t help but think if we had worked a little harder, if we were further along in the research we might have been able to save him.â€ť
Irene I. Cripe
Oct. 18, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Â Irene I. Cripe, 89, of Olive Trail, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
She is survived by her daughter Rebecca Gail (Jim) Griffy, Plymouth, and by her sons Buryl Wayne (Kathy) Wood, Florida and Neil Allen (Kathy) Wood, South Carolina and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Leona A. Truex
Sept. 11, 1935-Oct. 18, 2011
NAPPANEE â€” Â Leona A. Truex, 76, died at 6:13 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 at the Elkhart Hospice House. She was born Sept. 11, 1935 in Diamond, W.Va. to Emmit and Louise (Anna) Blosfield. She married Virgil Truex April 19, 1988 in Cassopolis, Mich.
Ruth M. Vanskyock
Oct. 13, 2011
BREMEN â€” Â Ruth M. Vanskyock, 97, of Bremen died Oct. 13, 2011 in Bremen Health Care.
She is survived by a daughter, Janet Horn of Goshen, eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 22, 2011 at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen. Calling will be one hour prior to the services. Interment of ashes will follow in the Bremen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimerâ€™s Association in care of Mishler Funeral Home.
Kenneth A. McCartney
Jan. 13, 1930-Oct. 17, 2011
DOWAGIAC, Mich. â€” Kenneth A. McCartney, 81, of Dowagiac, Mich. passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital.
Kennethâ€™s life began Jan. 13, 1930 in Albion, Mich., the son of Minet and Maude Frances (Crabb) McCartney. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Kenneth was united in marriage to the former Pauline Hissong Nov. 25, 1951 in Plymouth.Â