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November 11th

Ruth I. Rensberger

November 12, 2010

Jan. 5, 1925 — Nov. 10, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Ruth I. Rensberger, 85, formerly of Windmill Park, Plymouth, a lifetime area resident, died in the Meadowvale Care Center in Bluffton, Ind. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at 6:45 a.m. She had resided with her sister Mary Alice Workman in Bluffton after experiencing failing health.
Born in Tyner, Ind. Jan. 5, 1925, she was the daughter of John and Ruby (Jones) Baker. She graduated from Tyner High School.
May 9, 1944, in Plymouth, Ruth and Herman C. Rensberger were married. Herman died May 18, 1999.

Samuel ‘Sam’ Johnson

November 12, 2010

Sept. 28, 1933 — Nov. 9, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Samuel C. “Sam” Johnson, age 77, of Windmill Drive, Plymouth, passed away at 5:58 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis.
Sam was born Sept. 28, 1933, in North Liberty, to Samuel Milton and Leota (Guyse) Johnson. July 13, 1957, Sam married the former Alice Ottow in Donaldson. Together they raised their three children.
Sam was retired from roadway construction and concrete work. He enjoyed going bowling and going fishing. Sam had been a resident of the Marshall County area all of his life. 

James E. Moore

November 12, 2010

May 29, 1929 — Nov. 9, 2010
PLYMOUTH — James E. Moore, 81, Plymouth, died in the Bremen Community Hospital at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 of natural causes.
James was born in South Bend, May 29, 1929. He was the son of Marvin F. and Zeffa R. (Conklin) Moore.
April 14, 1953, he married Mildred Huff in the Trinity United Methodist Church, Plymouth.

Death Notices 11-11-10: Mildred Elliott, Brent Murphy, Betty I. Stouder, Bruce K. Tillman

November 12, 2010

Mildred Elliott
Nov. 9, 2010
ROCHESTER — Mildred F. Elliott, 91, of Rochester, died at 6:58 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Hickory Creek  of Rochester.      
She is survived by a daughter, Janelle (Richard “Dick”) Smith of Rochester; sons, Fred A. (Joyce) Jones of Rochester and David Lee (Becky) Jones and of Florida; stepson, Bob Elliott of White Pigeon, Mich.; stepdaughter, Becky Bingaman of Three Rivers, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Local leader bestowed with unique honor

November 11, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS — A local business leader has been recognized for his service by the Chamber of Commerce of the state of Indiana.
Part of the festivities at Tuesday night’s annual Chamber Awards Banquet in Indianapolis was the announcement that the Chamber’s award for outstanding Indiana Chamber volunteers would be known as the Sam C. Schlosser award.
The honor was not a total surprise to Schlosser, who has been the President of his family’s business — Plymouth Foundry — since 1984.

Spell Bowlers heading to state Saturday

November 11, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth High School Spell Bowl team is heading for state competition Saturday, Nov. 13, at Purdue.
The team, coached by PHS English teacher Amy Schmeltz, accumulated the third highest score in the state in regional competition for its class.
“I’ve never coached a team before. I couldn’t be more pleased with their progress,” Schmeltz said.
The Spell Bowl differs slightly from the traditional spelling bee in that the contestants write out the words rather than spelling them verbally.

November 10th

Death Notices 11-10-10: Helen Grace (Behmer) Hess, Samuel Johnson, Richard Lawrence Kehoe Jr., Deveda E. Martin

November 10, 2010

Helen Grace (Behmer) Hess
Nov. 7, 2010
MUNCIE — Helen Grace (Behmer) Hess, 92, of Muncie, formerly of Argos, died at 10 a.m. Nov. 7, 2010 at Westminster Village Nursing Home, Muncie, following a brief illness.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald; a son, Thomas (Kuniko) Hess of Columbus, Ohio; daughter, Nancy (Kenneth) Bruce of Albany; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters: Lenore Schaefer of Grand Rapids, Mich., Betty Gene Wagoner of Albuquerque, N.M. and Julia Ruth Ward of Sacramento, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Learning with help from ND guest educator

November 10, 2010

Riverside Intermediate School in Plymouth was excited to host Anita Beebe from the University of Notre Dame as a guest science educator for the sixth grade students.
Beebe is the Bioeyes project educator through Notre Dame’s outreach program and is working with 70 trained teachers in the area to bring the Bioeyes program to the students. Riverside is fortunate that all of the sixth grade science teachers have been trained through the program. 

Airport work cost less than expected

November 10, 2010

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Board of Aviation was pleased to hear that the cracks in the airport runway have been sealed.
The board, which met Thursday night, has been under pressure to compete the project before weather conditions prevented work. The project was previously awarded to Phend & Brown after F.E. Harding Company withdrew its quote. The board then held a special meeting to award the bid to Phend & Brown for their quote of $44,790.58.
It was noted that the project actually came in around $2,000 less than quoted.

Reporting identity theft

November 10, 2010

Part 3 of 3

PLYMOUTH — Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes today.
People are exposed to identity theft almost daily and are often unaware of their risk. Even in Marshall County, false IDs and stolen Social Security numbers are bought and sold.
Sometimes even with preventative measures in place, a person can still become a victim, and may not discover it until much damage has been done. If someone discovers that you are a victim, what should you do?

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