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Mobile blood drive

October 5, 2010

LaFree Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy hosted a blood drive by partnering with the South Bend Medical Foundation Monday. The South Bend Medical Foundation is the sole provider of blood needed for Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. Coordinating the effort between LaFree and South Bend Medical Foundation were Mary Ann Colvin, LaFree physician’s liaison, and Abigail Stopczyski, blood drive recruiter. Here, Colvin (left) is welcomed to the mobile blood donor vehicle by Stopczyski.

Jennifer Laurent to lead MCEDC

October 5, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) announced today that it has appointed Jennifer Laurent to be the executive director of the organization. Laurent joined the staff in February, 2010 as assistant director of development finance and has served as interim executive director since June.

Menominee is top Title I school

October 5, 2010

PLYMOUTH — A Plymouth elementary school has once again been named as one of the top Title I Schools in the state.
The National Association of State Title I Directors Title I Schools Recognition Program has chosen Menominee Elementary as one of the schools to be interviewed to represent the state Title I schools that have made the most progress in significantly closing the achievement gap between student subgroups.
This is the second year in a row that Menominee has been chosen as one of the top schools.

Plymouth Schools to share in $6.7M federal grant for science education

October 5, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE — The nation is investing in science and Plymouth High School along with several other schools in the state will benefit from it.
Plymouth High School, Purdue University and three other school districts — Lafayette, Tippecanoe and Taylor Community — will share in a $6.7 million National Science Foundation grant to improve science learning in the third through the sixth grades. Partnering in the effort are Purdue's colleges of Education, Engineering, Science and Technology, the Discovery Learning Research Center, and regional industries.

Susan “Susie” Clarice Null Whiteland

October 5, 2010

Dec. 10, 1060 — Sept. 30, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Susan “Susie” Clarice Null Whiteland, age 49, of 8250 Rose Road, Plymouth, passed away unexpectedly at 6:05 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, at her home.
Susie was born Dec. 10, 1960, in Plymouth, to Clarence and Evelyn (Preuss) Null. Susie had a heart of gold and a gentle loving spirit. Heaven just received another angel. Until we meet again, you will always shine down on us.

Death Notices 10-4-10: Carol J. Garn, Ruth Marguerite Parker, Nina C. Schafer

October 5, 2010

Carol J. Garn
Sept. 30, 2010
CULVER — Carol J. Garn, 66, of Culver, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 at Center for Hospice, Elkhart.
She is survived by a daughter, Cynthia (Joseph) Young of Hickory, N.C.; a son, Scott Kinney of Granger; a brother, Ray (Mary) Brockey of Plymouth; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18h St., Rochester. Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral home's e-mail at good

Ruth Marguerite Parker
Sept. 20, 2010

Plymouth-CMA rematch at Clay

October 5, 2010

SOUTH BEND — With a Northern Lakes Conference title and their 17th straight tennis sectional championship in tow, the Plymouth boys tennis team still has their work cut out for them today.
That’s because they’ll be facing longtime regional rival Culver Military Academy, which continued its own unbroken string of six straight sectional championships with a 4-1 victory over Rochester last Thursday, while South Bend St. Joseph’s will play Penn in the other semifinal of the South Bend Clay Regional at Leeper Park.

Pilgrims win 17th straight sectional title

October 5, 2010

BREMEN — Plymouth won its 17th straight tennis sectional championship with a 5-0 victory over host Bremen at DeSantis Courts Friday.
“We just talked about that there’s no entitlement,” said Plymouth head boys tennis coach Michael Delp. “We just wanted to focus on Bremen like we talked about and play really strong at the beginning of the match.”

New defense lifts LaVille over Triton

October 5, 2010

LAKEVILLE — LaVille’s football team modified its defense this week.
Judging from the results Friday, those changes might just stick.
The Lancers’ defense submitted five turnovers — four fumble recoveries and an interception — along with a safety from defensive tackle Daniel Rensberger and held on for its first Northern State Conference win of the season, a 30-27 victory over the visiting Trojans on Senior Night at Lancer Field.

1st half dooms Rockies

October 5, 2010

ELKHART — Plymouth played even with Concord after the break, but the Minutemen had already put the game away in the first half.
The Rockies outrushed the Minutemen 257 to 220 yards and tallied 15 first downs to Concord’s 19, but No. 8-rated Plymouth finished just one drive, while the third-ranked Minute-men scored points on all but two possessions for a 27-6 Northern Lakes Conference victory in a match-up of state-ranked teams Friday at Concord.

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