Archive - Oct 2010
WALKERTON â€” John Glennâ€™s marching band is no stranger to success.
Trips to the state finals in class D of the ISSMA state tournament in 1999, 2000 and 2006 had set the stage, but after moving up to class C the band had to adjust to the competition with bigger schools. This yearâ€™s band has reaped the benefit of that tradition, making it through the regional competition and on to the semi-state at Plainfield.
Sept. 13, 1918 â€”Â Oct. 19, 2010
DONALDSON â€”Â GenevieveÂ Nettrouer, age 92, of 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010, at 6:15 p.m., at the Catherine Kasper Life Care Center, in Donaldson.
Ruthie Jean Duffin
Oct. 19, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Ruthie Jean Duffin, 73, of Plymouth, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, following a sudden illness.
She is survived by her husband, Oscar Duffin Jr.; a daughter, Maureen Duffin of Plymouth; sons: Anthony Duffin of Plymouth, Jerome (Kia)Duffin Sr. of Chicago, Ill. Darryl Duffin of Plymouth, and Michael Duffin of Plymouth; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, James Sims of Chicago, Ill.
PLYMOUTH â€” It is now officially an Election Day tradition in Marshall County.
Seniors will not only get to cast their vote, but spend some quality time with friends, get health screenings and find out what kinds of goods and services are available to them as the Marshall County Council on Aging hosts the Senior Expo at the LifePlex on Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Ply-mouth High School Spell Bowl team is heading for competition at the state level Nov. 13.
The team, coached by PHS English teacher Amy Schmeltz, accumulated the third highest score in the state in regional competition for its class.
PLYMOUTH â€” Itâ€™s over. Thatâ€™s about all that Plymouthâ€™s Rockies want to remember about last week, with the opening round of the playoffs looming.
â€śYou can sum it up and just say it was frustrating,â€ť said Plymouth coach John Barron of last weekâ€™s season ending loss to NorthWood by a 7-3 score. â€śIt was frustrating to our kids, frustrating to our staff and I think frustrating to our fans. You shouldnâ€™t lose a game where you only give up seven points.Â But thatâ€™s a long time ago now. Weâ€™ve stopped talking about it, stopped thinking about it and gone back to work.â€ť
Aug. 22, 1951 â€”Â Oct. 17, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Kristina K. Johnson, 59, ofÂ 10th B Road Plymouth passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, at 3:33 p.m., at Saint Joseph Regional MedicalÂ Center, Mishawaka.Â
Kristina was born Aug. 22, 1951, in South Bend, to Ingwald and Arline (Lawmaster) Johnson. She graduated from Plymouth High School and also Knox Beauty School, Knox.
She became a beautician and worked out of her home. She also worked as a nurseâ€™s aid and made medical visits to peopleâ€™s homes. Kristina loved all animals, especially her dogs and her horses.
Mary Ann BonDurant
Oct. 19, 2010
BREMEN â€”Â Mary Ann BonDurant, 72, of Bremen, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010 at her residence.Â
She is survived by her husband, Rich BonDurant of Bremen; sons, Rick (Maria) BonDurant of Chesterfield, Mo. and Ronald (Melissa) BonDurant of Elkhart; daughters, Sharon (Mark) Sahlhoff of Bremen and Susan (Todd) Corl of Bremen; 12 grandchildren; sisters: Eileen Isenberg of Lakeville and Barbara Sauers of Longhorne, Penn.; a brother, Walter Lee Mangus of Pecatonica, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
By Carol Anders
PLYMOUTH â€” Plymouth High School Band Director Bryan Ames speaks proudly of the accomplishments of this yearâ€™s band as it heads into semi-state competition at Plainfield this weekend. The band participated in the ISSMA Regional Marching Festival Oct. 16. â€śThe Pride of Plymouthâ€ť as they are known throughout the state ranked near the top of the field of 17 bands at the competition and were able to advance to the next level.
This is only the second time that the Plymouth band has advanced out of the regionals. The first time was in 2008.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth Fire Department â€” in conjunction with the Plymouth Police Department â€” is conducting an investigation into a fire in Plymouth.
The fire happened Monday, Oct. 11 in the early morning in the 400 block of Miner Street, Plymouth.
The homeowner and a small child was home when the fire was set.
The person(s) who started this fire will be arrested and prosecuted for this crime.
Anyone who may have seen someone or something is asked to call the fire department at 574-936-2156 or the police department at 574-936-2126 with any information regarding this case.