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February 20th, 2012

Nola Marie Thorne

February 20, 2012

Nola Marie Thorne
Oct. 3, 1920-Feb. 17, 2012
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. — Former Plymouth resident, Nola Marie Thorne, 91, of Zephyrhills, Fla. died of natural causes at 6:20 a.m. in Gulfside Center for Hospice Care, Zephyrhills, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012.
A Godly woman Nola was loved by all of her family and friends and will be dearly missed by all. She was born in Sapulpa, Okla., Oct. 3, 1920, the daughter of Oscar M. and Donnie Smith Patterson.
She graduated from Hammond High School and Nov. 8, 1938, in Hammond, was married to Roy E. Thorne. Roy died Dec. 9, 1988.

Kathryn ‘Kay’ Weissert

February 20, 2012

Kathryn ‘Kay’ Weissert
Nov. 7, 1923-Feb. 16, 2012
TIPPECANOE — Kathryn “Kay” Weissert, 88, of Tippecanoe, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 at 5:11 p.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Kay was born the daughter of Ralph Reed and Lois Hite Reed Nov. 7, 1923 in Bourbon Township, Marshall County and was a resident of the area all of her life. She was a graduate of Bourbon High School, in the class of 1941. She also attended South Bend Business College of Commerce and worked at St. Joseph Bank and Trust Company of South Bend prior to her marriage.

Terry Linn Gochenour

February 20, 2012

Terry Linn Gochenour
Nov. 7, 1946-Feb. 18, 2012
BOURBON — Terry Linn Gochenour, 65, of Bourbon, passed away Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012 at 1:58 p.m. in his home of natural causes.
Terry was born the son of Lewis Devon Gochenour and Ethel Wallace Gochenour Nov. 7, 1946 at Warsaw, and was a resident of the area all his life. He was a graduate of Triton High School with the class of 1965. He was a truck driver for Heckaman Homes before he had a serious accident in 1984.

TCU Athlete of the Week Nolan Filchak

February 20, 2012

Bremen’s Nolan Filchak won the 100 butterfly at the South Bend Riley Boys Swim Sectional Saturday to earn the Lions’ sole berth to the state swim finals next weekend.

King's Jewelry Athlete of the Week Alicia McIntosh

February 20, 2012

Oregon-Davis sophomore guard Alicia McIntosh put up a combined 25 points in two games for the Lady Cats in their Class A Caston Regional games Saturday.

IHSAA announces boys b-ball tourney draws

February 20, 2012

The IHSAA announced the drawings for its 102nd Annual Boys Basketball State Sectionals Sunday with 401 teams placed into brackets, and specific times and dates yet to be set by the host sites.
Here are the local pairings:

CLASS 3A SECTIONAL 19
At Plymouth (7)
Game 1: New Prairie (12-8) vs. Glenn (9-9)
Game 2: St. Joseph’s (6-12) vs. Marian (15-3)
Game 3: Culver Military (0-21) vs. Plymouth (14-5)
Game 4: Jimtown (4-14) vs. Winner of Game 1
Game 5 – Winner of Game 2 vs. Winner of Game 3;
Championship – Winner of Game 4 vs. Winner of Game 5.

CLASS 2A SECTIONAL 35

Deja vu: OD falls to Canterbury in Caston Regional championship

February 20, 2012

FULTON — Oregon-Davis put Morgan Township away with an 18-0 run spanning from the end of the second quarter through most of the third to reach the championship with a 43-28 semifinal win, but the Lady Cats couldn’t recover from a slow start against top-ranked Canterbury to fall 64-45 in the title game at the Caston Girls Basketball Regional Saturday.
FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY 64, OREGON-DAVIS 45

Bremen’s Hall wins state

February 20, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS — Bremen’s Abraham Hall scored a takedown over Elkhart Central’s Dominique Stauffer with 1:08 remaining for a 3-1 decision and the heavyweight championship at the 74th Annual IHSAA State Wrestling Finals Saturday.
Hall, who entered the finals ranked No. 2 in the state by Indianamat.com, beat No. 1-rated Kaden Suter of Martinsville in triple overtime in the semifinals to advance to the title match before finishing off an unblemished 50-0 season with the championship. He was also named the winner of the Ward E. Brown Mental Attitude Award.

Results 2-20

February 20, 2012

Boys swimming
Filchak wins fly at Riley
Penn won the South Bend Riley Sectional with 480 points, while Bremen placed sixth with 170 points Saturday.
Nolan Filchak earned the Lions their lone state finals berth with a top finish in the butterfly, where he topped the field with a time of 52.58.
• RILEY SECTIONAL
At South Bend
TEAM SCORES: 1. PENN 480, 2. ST. JOSEPH’S 450, 3. RILEY 322, 4. ADAMS 241, 5. NEW PRAIRIE 182, 6. BREMEN 170, 7. MARIAN 95, 8. WASHINGTON 84, 9. MISHAWAKA 71, 10. CLAY 65.

Farewell party honors Metsker

February 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The last day on the job for Plymouth Fire Chief Andy Metsker was marked with a gathering of city and county officials, fellow EMS and firefighters, city and county police officers, retired firefighters, family and community members — all of whom he calls friends.
Metsker is leaving the fire department where he started full-time in 2002 when Larry Starr retired. He became chief nearly four years ago when George Cook stepped down.

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