Archive - Oct 2010
Dean E. Anderson
Oct. 10, 2010
WALKERTON âÂ Dean Edward Anderson, 76, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in LaPorte Hospital, LaPorte, after an illness.Â
He is survived by his wife, Shirley; sons, Keith (Kay) Anderson and Todd (Teri) Anderson, all of Walkerton; four grandchildren; and a sister, Phyllis Lotter of LaPorte.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. (Eastern Time) Wednesday, Oct. 13 and one hour prior to services Thursday at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the funeral chapel.
There were 13 teams in this yearâs fundraiser scavenger hunt. The winning team was âFD Bagsâ with a time of 1 hour and 24 minutes. Their prize is a prime rib dinner for eight, catered by Hoosier Catering. The second place team, âFab 5â came in nine minutes later. All that participated in the event are eligible for a $500 prize that was drawn after all teams returned. Team âDr Josie and the Pussycatsâ knocked down toy soldiers with water pistols at the West School Well. Their clues: âSunset;â âThis band sang of âLighting Fires'" and âYou better use this to put those fires out.â
ERIE, PA â The one key element for cancer patients is hope. Plymouth High School grad Mark Neidig is working hard to give patients that hope.
As head of the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation his organization is providing hope for a less damaging treatment for all kinds of cancer. The revolutionary non-invasive radio wave machine â invented by the groupâs founder John Kanzius â is offering hope to many for a better and more effective way to treat the disease.
PLYMOUTH âThe Plymouth Common Coun-cil passed the 2011 budget Ordinance on second and third readings with a 4-0 vote Monday.
The Council also voted to allow the transfer of $185,000 from the general fund to the rainy day fund.
According to Mayor Mark Senter, there was approximately $4.1 million in the rainy day fund before the transfer.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman said the city is in a very enviable position by having the funds to transfer. Council member Mark Neidig said, âThis is an extremely rare occasion with what is going on in the country.â
PLYMOUTH â An on-the-job injury in 2009 to a full-time firefighter/paramedic for the City of Plymouth led to the termination of Crystal Garza during the Board of Public Works meeting Monday night. The injury led to stringent lifting restrictions for Garza that leaves her incapable of fulfilling the required job duties.
City Attorney Nelson Chipman and Fire Chief Andy Metsker presented the board with findings of fact in the recommendation for terminating Garza from the department.
ARGOS â Despite a lackluster first half, the Lancers still entered the break in their girls soccer sectional opener against Rochester with a 1-0 lead.
In the second half, they picked up the pace, scoring two more goals while recording six shots on goal for a 3-0 win over the Zebras in the Argos Girls Soccer Sectional Monday.
âIâm happy with the second half,â said LaVille head girls soccer coach Steve Hodge. âFirst half I thought we walked too much, which is unacceptable to me. They know that, and they picked it up. They did the job. Three-nil is fine. I have no problem with that.â
CULVER â As the 2010 Cross Country State Tournament gets underway today, Plymouth is looking to build on last yearâs success.
At the Culver Academies Sectional, Plymouthâs girls hope to build on last yearâs fourth-place regional-berth finish and unseat defending champion and host Culver Girls Academy.
While the Lady Eagles retain 2009 sectional and regional champion Waverly Neer from last seasonâs campaign as well as fellow senior Kaye Sitterly, three of last yearâs top five have since moved on.
PLYMOUTH â It wouldnât make Eric Wakeland upset if the next tire he carried over the wall was headed for his tractor.
The NASCAR veteran who currently performs that task for the crew of David Gilliland feels hometown life and the family farm calling him.
âIâm going to be 41 in November I really donât want to be carrying tires over the wall all that much longer if I donât have to,â he said.
PLYMOUTH â The last in this yearâs series of Second Friday events in downtown Plymouth featured the band Kickbush with their high-energy arrangements.
Band members include Paul Duda (bass); Brad Ebert (drums). Matt Record (vo-cals/guitar) and Andy Mad-den (lead guitar.)
Sponsoring the Oct. 9 event was Tim Martin Buick Pontiac GMC. Although the dealership is not located in the downtown, Tim Martin, as other businesses have this year, sponsored the event to encourage area residents to shop locally.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth High School welcomed marching bands from 15 high schools on Saturday in the 12th annual Harvest Festival of Bands.
The bands began performing at 5 p.m. and the last performance ended near 9:30 p.m.
First place in Class A went to Elkhart Central with 75.05 points and closely following was the second place winner, Warsaw, with 71.50 points. Third place Chesterton had 70.90 points.
Bands are judged on music performance, visual performance and general effect by a panel of six judges who are watching for specific techniques.