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Archive - Oct 6, 2010

Commissioners issue burning ban for county

October 6, 2010

PLYMOUTH – Weather conditions in Marshall County have prompted the County Commissioners to take action.
Due to the extremely dry conditions the Marshall County Board of Commissioners, with the support of the majority of the local Fire Chiefs, have issued a disaster proclamation restricting open burning thru out the entire county.

Arrests made in Oak Hill vandalism case

October 6, 2010

PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Police have made an arrest in the case of vandalism to Oak Hill Cemetary.
In custody are Jonathon Tanner, age 20 of Nutmeg Ridge Drive in Plymouth and Gage Hix, age 19 of Walnut Street in Plymouth in relation to the case. Two juveniles are also suspects in the damage at the cemetery that occurred on Sept. 26. Officials also stated that one of the suspects also had pending drug related charges.

Boys Scouts learn bicycle safety

October 6, 2010

Plymouth Police Officer Trent Shively took time Monday night to review the basics of bicycle safety with the Cub Scouts of Pack 222. After reviewing the laws and guidelines for safe cycling on city streets, Officer Shively set up a couple of areas that the Scouts could test their skills. Zane Johnson maneuvers through cones as Shively keeps a watchful eye.

UW announces Money Smart Week presentations

October 6, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Money Smart Week is a series of free presentations on financial literacy and money management organized by the United Way of Marshall County.
More than 40 presentations will be offered during the week of Oct. 16 through 23, on a wide variety of topics ranging from basic money management and retirement planning to identity theft and Social Security benefits.
A complete list of the presentations is available on the United Way website at The public is encouraged to take advantage of this once a year opportunity and attend as many sessions as possible.

Meet your candidate at Builders Association meeting Oct. 12

October 6, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County Builders Association will hold “Candidates Night” at the Plymouth Country Club Tuesday, Oct. 12.
The meeting will be a dinner meeting and each candidate will be given the opportunity to speak during the meeting following dinner.

Death Notice 10-5-10: Mary Alice Flora Edgar

October 6, 2010

Oct. 2, 2010
BREMEN — Mary Alice Flora Edgar, 75, of Bremen, died at 2:02 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, in Mishawaka. 
She is survived by her brothers, John (Margaret) Flora of Argos, and Louis Flora of Bremen; a nephew; and four nieces.
There will be no visitation or funeral services.
Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, IN, 46563 is assisting the family with arrangements.
Condolences may be made via the funeral home's website at

Nina C. Schafer

October 6, 2010

Aug. 10, 1915 – Oct. 4, 2010
BREMEN – Nina C. Schafer, 95, lifetime Bremen area resident, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at her residence.
Nina was born at home Aug. 10, 1915, the youngest of four children of Walter and Eva Kaiser Albert.
She was a 1933 graduate of LaPaz High School.
June 24, 1939, Nina and Howard E. “Bob” Schafer were married in South Bend. They bought their farm, where Nina was still living, Oct. 14, 1940. Howard died Nov. 4, 2009.

Carol J. Garn

October 6, 2010

Dec. 12, 1943 — Sept. 30, 2010
CULVER — Carol J. Garn, 66, of 212 1/2 N. Main St. Culver, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 at 8:35 a.m. in the Center for Hospice, Elkhart.
She was born in Argos, Dec. 12, 1943, to the late Lloyd L. and Isabelle M. Lamb Brockey. Carol was raised in Fulton County and was a proud graduate of Richland Center High School with the class of 1961. 
A year later, Carol graduated from Vogue Beauty School in South Bend. She worked at Ristance Products for several years.

CMA tops Plymouth 3-2 at Clay

October 6, 2010

SOUTH BEND — Once again, Plymouth faced Culver Military at the South Bend Clay Regional.
Once again, the Pilgrims fell.
Plymouth's boys tennis squad lost a 3-2 decision Tuesday at Leeper Park, while Penn trumped South Bend St. Joseph's 3-2 to set up the championship match between the Eagles and the Kingsmen today.
"I told the kids I'm not great at losing, but we should stand with our heads high because there wasn't anybody who fell under the pressure," said Pilgrims head coach Michael Delp. "It was a battle, and we fought hard.

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