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October 25th

Death Notices 10-24-10: Carolyn J. Owens, Leon Stewart

October 25, 2010

Carolyn J. Owens  
Oct. 23, 2010
GROVERTOWN — Carolyn J. Owens, 66, died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010 at her residence. 
She is survived by her husband Bobby; a son, Chris (Angie) Owens of Grovertown; brother, George “Timer” Milner Jr. of Hamlet; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. (Central Time) Tuesday, Oct. 26 and one hour prior to services Wednesday, at Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet Chapel.
Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the funeral chapel.
Burial will follow at Fletcher Cemetery. 

Maddox: Money Smart response outstanding

October 25, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Although the concept of Money Smart Week is new to Marshall County, United Way Executive Director Jennifer Maddox was pleased that several local businesses volunteered to be a part of the events of the week, sponsored by the United Way.
During the Saturday portion of the fair, Maddox said, “The response from professionals has been outstanding.”

Pride of Plymouth qualifies for state finals

October 25, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth High School marching band —Pride of Plymouth — made Plymouth High School history Saturday evening by becoming the first-ever marching band from Plymouth to qualify for the Indiana State School Music Association’s Marching Band state finals.
The band is under the direction of Bryan Ames and Lisa Wallyn.  Guard director is Nikki Horner.  Drum majors for the band are Tori MacLain, Elizabeth Wolford, Addie Palmer and Stephen John-son.

Neer sets record at semistate

October 25, 2010

A week after breaking the Culver Girls Academy Regional record, CGA’s Waverly Neer clocked a 17:53.9, breaking the New Prairie Semistate record to win the semistate race and lead her team to a fifth-place finish, which qualified the Lady Eagles for the state finals for the sixth time in seven years.

Bremen senior Hope Jordan earns state berth

October 25, 2010

FORT WAYNE — The team season might be over for the Bremen girls cross country squad, but the state’s biggest race remains for one Lions senior.
Bremen finished 12th in Saturday’s New Haven cross country semi-state at The Plex, an expected result considering the quality of the 20-team field.
“We knew our chances of going on as a team were slim,” Bremen coach Mick Gardner said. “We came here to have fun with it and enjoy it.”

Plymouth bows out vs. No. 6 Marian

October 25, 2010

PLYMOUTH — As predicted, the teams with the better serve receive game won, and as anticipated, No. 7 Mishawaka Marian won its fourth straight sectional title while Plymouth and Culver Girls Academy bowed out in the semifinal round of play Saturday at the Class 3A Volleyball Sectional.
Plymouth fell in three competitive games 25-22, 25-19, 26-24 to the defending champion Lady Knights, while CGA also lost in the minimum of games in its semifinal with eventual tourney runner-up South Bend St. Joseph’s.
(25-22, 25-19, 26-24)

October 24th

David R. Thomas

October 24, 2010

Oct. 1, 1943 – Oct. 20, 2010
PLYMOUTH – David R. Thomas, a lifetime Plymouth resident, died at 10:38 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
The son of Charles C. and Florence I. Welborn Thomas, Dave was born in Plymouth Oct. 1, 1943.
Dave graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1961 and attended Manchester College for a year.
 Oct. 4, 1963, in the Plymouth Church of the Brethren, Dave and Alice J. Simmers were married.

Shurla M. Knepper

October 24, 2010

Sept. 20, 1943 — Oct. 22, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Shurla M. Knepper, age 67, of 11A Road, Plymouth, passed away Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 in her home. 
Shurla was born Sept. 20, 1943 in LaPorte, to Clyde and Evelyn (Stickley) Cudney. Dec. 4, 1971 Shurla became the bride of Richard A. “Dick” Knepper in a ceremony at the Blissville Church. Together they have raised their four children.
Shurla has been a resident of Marshall County area the past 38 years, she has worked as a store clerk  for the Miller’s Grocery in Plymouth. Shurla is a member of the Inwood United Methodist Church.

Delta Theta Tau asks you to test your sleuthing skills

October 24, 2010

PLYMOUTH – Once the promise of gold had brought them to Deadwood, but now the once thriving city of outlaws run by Jimmy Hayward only sees the occasional stagecoach. It’s the prime address for murder.
Your job on Oct. 28 is to solve that murder mystery as part of Delta Theta Tau’s Murder Mystery Dinner for this year. The ladies have turned Christo’s Banquet Center into Deadwood for a night of fun, food and prizes with all the proceeds going to The Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County.

Hammonds to travel to Japan this summer

October 24, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Whether it was just a coincidence or a wish come true doesn’t matter to Plymouth High School junior Priscilla Hammonds. She was nominated to travel to Japan with the People to People Program over the summer.
Priscilla’s father, Keith Hammonds, said he had been talking with his daughter about what she wanted to do after high school and college.
“Priscilla said she wanted to go to Japan and work there for a couple of years,” he said. “We couldn’t believe it when she got the letter inviting her to join the program.”

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