November 1st, 2010
LAKEVILLE â Cell phone use in class is typically a no-no, but the rule is being temporarily relaxed at LaVille Jr./Sr. High School.
At the beginning of the school year, Union-North Technology Director Mike Sumpter set up a teachersâ poll in which votes were cast via cell phone through www.polleverywhere.com. To get LaVille students involved in the election process, the same setup is being used so they can vote on the Joe Donnelly/Jackie Walorski Congressional and Dan Coats/Brad Ellsworth Senate races. The results will show who would win if the student body was the total electorate.
Walter H. Martin
Oct. 30, 2010
WAKARUSA â Walter H. Martin, 72, Wakarusa, died at 10:49 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Elkhart General Hospital.
PLYMOUTH â Both Knox and NorthWood finished out spectacular volleyball seasons with tough, three-game losses to No. 3 Yorktown and No. 11 Bellmont at the Plymouth Semistate Saturday.
NorthWood closed out its Regional 10 championship season at 28-10 with its loss to eventual semistate champ Bellmont, while Knox finished out a banner season which included the programâs first-ever regional title with a loss to Yorktown.
BELLMONT 3, NORTHWOOD O (25-20, 25-16, 25-12)
By Brent Glasgow
TERRE HAUTE â Culver Girls Academyâs Waverly Neer edged out Bloomington Southâs Nicole Lucas by .7 of a second to win the 30th annual Girls State Cross Country Championship at the Wabash Valley Sports Center in Terre Haute Saturday.
Neerâs 18:17.5 time earned her a clean sweep of state tournament championships after winning individual titles at both the Culver Academies Sectional and Regional, and her record-breaking 17:53.9 at the New Prairie Semistate last weekend followed up another meet-record finish at regional October 16.
BREMEN â A coachâs expectations can be hard to surpass, but the Bremen girls cross country team did so this fall.
Coach Mick Gardnerâs Lions won the Northern State Conference title and went to semi-state as a team, while senior Hope Jordan made it to state as an individual.
âI didnât think weâd make it that far at the beginning of the year,â Gardner said. âI thought we had a good shot at making it out of the sectional. They surprised me in individual races and in how far we made it as a group. It was a lot of fun.â
T. Edward âTedâ Ummel
March 6, 1955Â âÂ Oct. 28, 2010
ARGOS âÂ T. Edward âTedâ Ummel, Argos, after a courageous battle with acute myeloid luekemia, diagnosed in June of this year, died unexpectedly in the I. U. Medical Center, Indianapolis at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010.
In his blog on CaringBridge.org, Ted wrote that he had been blessed to have had an uneventful medical history with no surgeries or hospital stays from birth until this past June.
Susie âCarolynâ Borkholder
Oct. 29, 2010
NAPPANEE â Susie âCarolynâ Borkholder, 70, Nappanee, died at 3:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 at her residence.
Jefferson Elementary School held its annual pumpkin drop, where students use whatever supplies they can think of to support a pumpkin in hopes of it not breaking from about 80 feet from a Plymouth Fire Department truck.
The only surviving pumpkin for the day was dropped by the team of (from left) Austin Snyder, Kayla Heckaman, Michael Ruggles and Caden Grove.
Photo by Maggie Nixon.
LAKEVILLE â Four people are running for two spots on the Union-North United School Board. They are: Michael Berger and Patricia Blount for the North Township seat and Dennis Graf and Larry Ort for the Union Township (St. Joseph County) seat. Ort is the only incumbent.
Graf is up for election in the race for Union-North United School Corporation board. Graf is running for the Union Township seat from St. Joseph County. This is the first time that he has run for school board.
PLYMOUTH â Temperatures may be cooler, but the dry conditions remain around the area. Residents are advised that Marshall Countyâs burn ban also remains in place.
To date, the ban has not been lifted and will not be for some time if weather conditions do not improve. Marshall County Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery advised the Pilot News that he had passed on recommendations to the Marshall County Commissioners from three area fire chiefs recommending that the ban remain in effect.