May 28th, 2011
As the world tunes in to the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 this Sunday, once again one of the longest-standing families of Lake Maxinkuckee is also in the spotlight, even if our tranquil Northern Indiana haven is left unmentioned in all the celebration and observation of the worldâs most famous auto race.
On May 30, 1911, Ray Harroun drove the famous Marmon âWaspâ (owned by Howard Marmon) over the finish line to complete the first Indy 500 race.
BOURBON â Thereâs a saying in baseball and softball that the third out is often the hardest to get.
Three nights after battling with nine two-out runs to upset No. 5 Westville in their Class A Softball Sectional 51 opener Tuesday, the Lady Trojans experienced the flip side of that fact.
Although considerably less well attended than the two previous meetings, the Culver Community school board were presented with two agenda items of major interest to the corporation at their Monday night meeting.
DONALDSON â The Ancilla College baseball team recently joined in aiding relief efforts for victims of the tornadoes that swept through Alabama, delivering numerous donated goods and lending assistance to those in need.
âAs I watched with my family the tornadoes going through Birmingham live on TV and learning of the damage, destruction and death they caused, I knew there was something that could be done to help these people in some way,â said Yonto. âHaving a week left in school, we still had the opportunity to get something done.â
The Culver Chamber of Commerce's annual Taste of Culver festival will be back next month, and this time organizers plan to focus on the sun and fun aspect of the community and the event with a natural fit: a Caribbean theme.
This according to one of the main organizers, Patty Stallings, who shared details of this year's festival with members of Culver's Kiwanis Club last Thursday during the Club's regular meeting at the Culver Public Library.
Hilda May Strang
May 25, 2011
NAPPANEE âÂ Hilda May Strang, 100, formerly of Nappanee, died at 2:07 p.m., Wednesday, May 25 at Millerâs Merry Manor, Wakarusa.Â
She is survived by a son, Robert (Carol) Strang, Syracuse; a daughter-in-law, Eleanor Strang, Nappanee; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Cleo Brown, Delores (Willard) Klotz, Phyllis (Robert) Blosser, all of Nappanee, June Ganshorn, Etna Green; brothers, Dale (Mim) Watkins, Etna Green, Ernest (Eleanor) Watkins, and Max (Eleanor) Watkins, both of Bourbon.
Anna F. Krick
Dec. 21, 1930-May 25, 2011
WALKERTON âÂ Anna Francis Krick, 80, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2011 in her home after an illness.
DONALDSON â The images of devastation in the nations mid section have become an almost nightly horror during this spring.
Joe Yonto, head baseball coach at Ancilla College, had a chance to see them first hand over the past week. Struck by the tragedy in Alabama, Yonto and the Charger baseball team spent the last week of their season raising supplies for those hurt by the killer storms that have been ripping through the section of the country.
PLYMOUTH âÂ As Memorial Day approaches, Washington Elementary first grade teacher Lauren Cooper searched for a creative way to teach her students about the holiday.
âWe spend a lot of time talking about the calendar and current events,â said Cooper. â
To explain Memorial Day, Cooper told her students about her childhood friend, Capt. Brandon Barrett, a Marine from Marion, Ind. who had died in May 2010 in Afghanistan.
PLYMOUTH â Just when things seemed their darkest, Plymouth found a way to pull out the win.