October 17th, 2011
BREMEN â€” The Bremen High football team reached down deep into their bag of tricks Friday night.
Too bad Nate Leeper didnâ€™t get a chance to see how well one of them turned out.
Before getting buried by a host of John Glenn defenders, the senior quarterback managed to get the football into the hands of Ethan Pike, who then avoided his own fair share of players to go 66 yards for what proved to the game-winning touchdown, lifting Bremen to a 35-31 win over the Falcons in a wild and crazy Northern State Conference affair at Don Bunge Field.
NAPPANEE â€” Between the distractions of Senior Night and Plymouthâ€™s new offense, it took about a half for NorthWood to get rolling.
Bowling Green State recruit Coy Brown ran the ball seven straight times for 49 yards and a score at the 7:56 mark of the third quarter to give the host Panthers a 14-8 lead, and a fourth-quarter interception and 26-yard return by defensive back Brayden Troxel set up a three-play, 13-yard scoring drive that ended the Rockies hopes of a victory in a 21-8 regular season closer at NorthWood Friday night.
Cavs ride big 3rd quarter
to conference win at LaVille
Culver scored 14 points in the third quarter to take a 28-12 advantage over host LaVille, and the Cavaliers held on for a 41-26 Northern State Conference win Friday.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for Culver, while beleaguered LaVille finished the season winless.
Dec. 21, 1934-Oct. 8, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Barbara R. â€˜Babsâ€™ Maze, 76, 302 S. Michigan St., Plymouth, passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at her home. Babs knew it was her time for her passing and she was prepared to go ahead.
Oct. 8, 2011
UNION MILLS â€”Â Walter Prater, 66, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 in Wintersong Village, Knox.Â
Survivors include one son, Walter Jr. of Sullivan; two daughters, Kimberly Prater of Sullivan and Syerra Prater of LaPorte; one stepson, Marty Prater of Sullivan; one brother, Henry Prater Jr. of Knox; and several grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 at 12 p.m. CDT at Tracy Cemetery. Rannells Funeral Home is handling arrangements. To leave online condolences go to rannellsfuneralhome.com.
July 2, 1927-Oct. 9, 2011
Richard Eugene Zentz
Feb. 2, 1929-Oct. 7, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Richard Eugene Zentz, 82, of 17315 Tomahawk Trail, Plymouth, died Oct. 7, 2011 at 11:49 p.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, following a brief illness.
He was born Feb. 2, 1929 in Bourbon to Claude and Eva (Kelsey) Zentz. He lived in Argos for 25 years and moved to Plymouth in 1975.
April 3, 1948 he married Jennie (Becknell) Zentz; she survives.
Clarence "Al" Hamman
Dec. 12, 1931-Oct. 7, 2011
WARSAW â€”Â Clarence "Al" Hamman, 79, of Warsaw passed away Oct. 7, 2011 at 3:54 a.m. in his residence.
He was born Dec. 12, 1931 in Kosciusko County to Clarence F. and Ruth (Garrison) Hamman. June 11, 1982 he married Deloris "Jean" Geyer in Warsaw.
Clarence served in the U.S. Air Force for 21 years, retiring in 1973, then he worked for United Telephone Co. for 17 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #49, Warsaw. He also was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Warsaw.
Oct. 4, 2011
KNOX â€”Â Aislynn Irene Rippy died shortly after birth Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 in Pulaski Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her parents, Ryan and Amber Rippy; sister, Claire Duncan of Pennsylvania and many grandparents.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. CDT, Saturday, Oct. 8 at the First Pentecostal Church of Knox with visitation one hour prior to the funeral at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests thatÂ memorial contributions be given to the church.Â
Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel is handling arrangements.
Pauline D. Peffley
May 10, 1921 â€“ October 4, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Pauline D. (Mrs. Russell) Peffley, 90, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10:20 p.m. in the Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Plymouth of natural causes.
Pauline has made Millerâ€™s her home for the past two years and has resided in Plymouth since 1952 coming from Elkhart.Â For more than 20 years she and her husband spent the majority of the year in the area of Avon Park, Fla.
Born May 10, 1921 in Mishawaka, she was the daughter of Guy and Ellen (Oatzs) Bordner. She was raised there and attended Mishawaka High School.
Fern Irene (Kring) Troche
April 26, 1922-Oct. 5, 2011
BREMEN â€” Fern Irene (Kring) Troche, 89, of Bremen died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at the LuAnn Nursing Home in Nappanee following an extended illness.
She was born April 26, 1922 in North Liberty, to Colonel Eddie and Bessie Pearl (Mull) Kring, both deceased. Fern is also preceded in death by her sisters, Helen Caspari and Mary Markley, and her brothers, Claude, Joseph, Howard and Robert Kring.