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Archive - Dec 2010


December 3rd

Miller clears record boards

December 4, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Alexander wept when he saw there were no more worlds left to conquer.
Kenzie Miller just gave a sly smile.
The finish wasn't dramatic, but it signified something very special as the Plymouth senior and Texas Christian University signee clocked in a full 11 seconds faster than her closest competitor, breaking the Lady Pilgrims' school record for the 100-yard breast stroke with a time of 1:10.59.

Death notices 12-3-10

December 3, 2010

F. William "Bill" Snyder
Dec. 1, 2010
CULVER — F. William "Bill" Snyder, 79, of Culver, died Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Miller's Merry Manor, Culver.
He is survived by his son, Michael (Shirley) Snyder of Culver; daughters, Dr. Susan Snyder (Jim Kulesia) of Lafayette and Lynda (Galen) Hershberger of Middlebury; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; as well as sisters Barbara (Ralph) Pedersen of Culver and Joanna (Virgil) McCann of Plymouth; and brother, Jim (Joyce) Snyder of Dixon, Ill.

Former players praise coach

December 3, 2010

Former John Glenn High School basketball players thank the coach that taught them not only skills on the court, but off as well:

Coach Hutton has left his mark

December 3, 2010

You don’t have to look far to see the mark Dan Hutton has left on Indiana high school basketball.
Just check your local high school gym. Chances are, he’s done the artwork.
The longtime John Glenn girls basketball coach and painter has created murals and floor art for numerous gymnasiums around the state — including, among many others, Northern State Conference schools John Glenn, Triton, Culver, LaVille, Knox and New Prairie — and Tuesday, he was honored with the 2010 NSC Service Award for that artwork and his many other contributions to the conference during a ceremony at Glenn.

DMHO rocks a full house

December 3, 2010

A nearly packed house saw a musical homecoming for the holidays as Denver Bierman and the Mile High Orchestra gave their high energy all in a Christmas show at Plymouth Wesleyan Church last night.
“As always, it was really good to be home — and just great to be able to kick off our Christmas tour here at my home church,” said Bierman. “I really can’t thank everybody enough, all the people here in town that helped us make this possible. None of it could have happened without a lot of people helping us out.”

December 2nd

Death notices 12-2-10

December 2, 2010

Gracie Klinedinst
Nov. 28, 2010
PLYMOUTH — Gracie A. Klinedinst, 83, of Berkley Street, Plymouth, died at 10:28 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth. 
She is survived by her daughter, Mary (Carl) Heminger of Winamac; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There were no services. 
Burial has taken place in the Tyner Cemetery, Tyner.
Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth assisted the family with arrangements.

Brian E. Boldizar

December 2, 2010

Brian E. Boldizar
Feb. 16, 1978 — Nov. 21, 2010
MISHAWAKA — Brian E. Boldizar, Mishawaka, died Sunday evening Nov. 21, 2010.
Brian was 32 years old, a loving father, son, brother, and friend.
Brian was born Feb. 16, 1978, in Bath, Mich. He was the son of Edward and Brenda Boldizar. Brian grew up in Bath, and graduated from Bath High School.
Brian loved spending time fishing and camping with his family.

Anne Marie Roscka

December 2, 2010

Anne Marie Roscka
Sept. 9, 1960 — Nov. 29, 2010
VALPARAISO — Anne Marie Roscka, 50, Valparaiso, formerly of Knox, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 in Valparaiso.
She was born Friday, Sept. 9, 1960 in Plymouth, to Eli J. Roscka, Jr. and Cleta Sue (Wilson) Roscka and lived in Valparaiso for more than 20 years, coming from Knox.
Anne was a 1978 Graduate of Knox High School. She went on to Purdue and received her degree in Speech and Hearing; she received her master’s degree from Ball State University in Deaf Education.

Schools required to have class take ISTEP online

December 2, 2010

A decision made by the Indiana State Board of Education in August has the DOE (Department of Education) evaluating the readiness of Indiana schools to administer the multiple-choice portion of the ISTEP+ assessments test electronically.
The DOE is requiring schools to have at least one grade level in each school building with grades 3-8 take that portion of the test online.
Only the multiple-choice portion is offered online; all students will take the applied skills portion of the test on paper.

WTCA teams up with SWAC for fourth annual auction

December 2, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Friday, WTCA-AM 1050 will be working 9 to 5 to make some local kids’ Christmas a little brighter.
The radio station will host its fourth annual Shop With a Cop radio auction with all the proceeds going to the FOP Lodge #195 yearly program that takes as many kids in need in the county Christmas shopping as possible. Last year the program helped over 300 kids have a Christmas they might not have had otherwise.

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