March 26th, 2012
LAPAZ â€” 19-year-old Alan Neace, of Culver, was struck by a falling tree at a residence on the corner of 3rd Road and Pine Road Monday morning. He and several other workers had been cutting down the tree when the top part swung down and hit him.
Neace was conscious, but in a lot of pain according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department. He was transported by MEDEVAC to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for further medical treatment.
LaPaz/Lakeville EMS, Plymouth EMS, and the Marshall County Sheriff's Department assisted in the incident.
PLYMOUTH â€” Zacharhyia Masterson, 8, of Plymouth won a wrestling match at a national competition this year, although he was in so much pain he had to be carried to the mat.
Zach was diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy when he was 13 months old, according to his mother Chasity Masterson. But since he turned 4, heâ€™s been wrestling and participating in other sports like bowling, football, and baseball â€” despite what Masterson describes as â€śconstant muscle pain.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” A dream for many Plymouth dog owners could come true as early as May, according to information from â€śBow-Wow Friendsâ€ť group member Gwen Calvert. The groupâ€™s plan is to build a public dog park near the tennis courts at Centennial Park.
â€śWe are currently in the fundraising stage, looking to raise the money to get the fence up,â€ť said Calvert.
The cost for the fence is $18,000, but the money is well on the way to being raised thanks to an anonymous donor who offered to match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. Calvert said that about $12,000 had been raised so far.
Plymouthâ€™s Mack Mercer was given two honors last week as he was named to the IBCAâ€™s Underclass All-State Honorable Mention list and was invited to play in the 2012 Michiana McDonaldâ€™s High School All-Star Game tonight at Bethel College.
LaVilleâ€™s Jesse Feitz was recently named to the IBCAâ€™s All-State Honorable Mention list after averaging more than 13 points per game in her senior season with the Lady Lancers.
Womenâ€™s college tennis
Belles go 1-1
The Saint Maryâ€™s tennis team was defeated by an 8-1 margin by regionally-ranked Wheaton before bouncing back with a 7-2 win over Judson at the Centre Court Athletic Club Saturday.
Plymouth alum Shannon Elliott earned a 6-1, 6-4 straight set win at No. 3 singles against Judson, and she combined with Audrey Kiefer for an 8-5 win at No. 2 doubles in the match.
Elliott finished the week a combined 8-2 in singles and doubles play.
Ancilla nets 3 more wins
BOURBON â€” Triton junior Clay Yeo was named Friday to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Associationâ€™s Underclass All-State first team.
Yeo was one of just 15 underclassmen in the state to receive the honor after an outstanding junior season in which he set three program scoring records â€” the single-game record with 44 points against Rochester Feb. 14, the single season record with 675 points, and the career scoring record with 1,335.
Many merchants and other occupying entities of Culver's downtown area seemed generally pleased with a special recent meeting to discuss a major revitalization project there, but the March 8 meeting was not without controversy.
PLYMOUTH â€” A group of Plymouth High School students returned from the Business Professionals of America (BPA) state competition in Indianapolis Tuesday, and three have qualified for the national competition in April, held in Chicago.
Faculty sponsor Jennifer Felke said that Kelly Bryant, Logan May, and Jessica Cleveland have the opportunity to move on to the national competition in Chicago. Bryant qualified in fundamental word processing, May in computer security, and Cleveland in desktop publishing.
At the end of a busy week, when you find yourself in search of a bit of cheering and require something to relax your spirit, Anodyne may be your antidote.
The four-piece local band, Anodyne, which is literally defined as relaxing or a source of soothing comfort, will delight your senses and recharge your soul with their outstanding covers of popular music from the 1970s through current-day releases.