Mary Louise Swank
June 21, 1930-Nov. 27, 2011
LaPORTE â€”Â Mary Louise Swank, 81, of LaPorte, died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 in Goshen at the home of her son; David.
She was born June 21, 1930 in Waterford, daughter of the late Emanuel and Rose (McCormick) Gorden.
She married July 3, 1949 in Michigan City to Robert â€śBobâ€ť Swank who preceded her in death April 11, 2010.
Donald E. Longanecker
April 10, 1927-Nov. 29, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Donald E. Longanecker, 84, of Plymouth, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 at his home.
He was born April 10, 1927 in Sterling, Ill., the son of Howard Longanecker and Elsie (Dettman) Longanecker.
Donald had worked for LaPorte Transit, retiring in 1989. He was a member of American Legion Post 83, and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. Donald enjoyed coin collecting and model cars.
July 24, 1948, in Chicago, Ill., he married Madeleine (Legoff) Longanecker who survives.
Ruby L. Sawyer
Nov. 29, 2011
MILFORD â€”Â Ruby L. Sawyer, 87, 493 E. Camp Mack Road, Milford, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 8:55 a.m. at her residence from natural causes.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence â€śBudâ€ť Sawyer; daughters Connie (Steve) Schermerhorn, New Paris, Roxann (Tom) Monhaut, Goshen; son Kent (Ann) Sawyer, Milford; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2
â€˘ The Triton High School senior class will be serving a spaghetti supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.
The spaghetti will feature a homemade sauce made by Miss Stoutâ€™s foods classes. Breadsticks, lemonade, and a side salad will finish out the menu. The cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under (pre-school children will be free). All profits will go toward the senior class trip to Washington D.C. in April. Tickets are now on sale and may be purchased from any senior class member or at the door. Carryout will also be available.
PLYMOUTH â€” When brothers Dan and Dave Tanner heard that their longtime friend and former bandmate, Ben Boys, was in the hospital with a severe heart problem, they knew they had to help.
The Tanner brothers are part of the band Straightaway, originally formed in 1986 with Ben and his brother, Tom Boys. When Ben moved to Ann Arbor, Mich., he had to drop out of the band â€” but his friends didnâ€™t forget about him. They recently organized a benefit on his behalf, held the day before Thanksgiving at the Plymouth Eagles.
BREMEN â€“ Next fall, Bremen High School plans to provide every student with a portable, wireless computing device as part of the 1:1 Technology Initiative.
â€śEach student will have their own device assigned to them, for use at school and at home,â€ť explained Steve Gall, technology integration coach.
Currently Bremen High School has about 300 computers dedicated for student use in several labs, which must be reserved in advance by individual teachers.
CULVER â€” After Mickella Hardy exploded for 23 points Saturday, Rochesterâ€™s defense made her a point of emphasis headed into Culver.
The Lady Zebras held the 5-11 freshman forward to 2 of 5 from the field and just five points, and Rochesterâ€™s veteran squad held off the young Cavaliers late for a 47-41 victory at John R. Nelson Gymnasium Wednesday night in a make up of a snow-out Tuesday.
ARGOS â€” The Argos girls soccer team was given a program-record number of All-Academic nominations and set another program first with the schoolâ€™s first All-State Honorable Mention nod as the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association named award-winners for the 2011 season.
Argos had its highest-ever number of All-Academic winners in history with seven players named to the list. No previous squad had placed more than three.
Womenâ€™s college basketball
Starr posts double-double in win over Judson University
Plymouth grad Alex Starr posted her career-first double-double for Purdue University Calumet as the Peregrines claimed an 84-78 victory over Judson University on Wednesday night in the Fitness and Recreation Center in Hammond.
Some 500 purses are overflowing storage space at Michelleâ€™s Headquarters and elsewhere, but theyâ€™re not for Michelle Allyn (BELOW, LEFT) and Susan Elizondo (RIGHT). Instead, theyâ€™re part of an unusual fund raising event for â€śHello Gorgeous!â€ť which treats cancer-fighting women to a spa event with new attire and more, as reported in a recent edition of this newspaper.