Archive - Aug 2010
ARGOS â€” A new policy to make Argos schools more secure for students went into effect this week and so far itâ€™s been smooth sailing.
Last week Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Lucht announced to parents that beginning on Aug. 23 the doors to the elementary and secondary school would be locked during the school day â€” from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. â€” to provide a more secure environment for students.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Plymouth School Corporation could be paying approximately $500,000 less for utilities for 2010 than in previous years.
Superintendent Dan Tyree said they needed to find ways to cut the schoolâ€™s budget when the state made major cuts to the schoolsâ€™ general fund this year and last.
Tyree gives much of the credit for the decrease in utility costs to Maintenance Director Dave Schoof. Schoof has been in the directorâ€™s position for the last 18 months and has been in the maintenance department for five years.
Aug. 25, 2010
NAPPANEE â€”Â Glee McDonald, 91, of Nappanee died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 at Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Wakarusa following an extended illness.
She is survived by: son, Larry Dean (Kay) McDonald of Milford; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Hilda Strang, Nappanee; Cleo Brown, Nappanee; Phyllis (Robert) Blosser, Nappanee; Dolores (Willard) Klotz, Nappanee; and June Ganshorn, Etna Green; brothers, Dale (Mary Evelyn) Watkins, Etna Green; Ernie (Eleanor) Watkins, Bourbon; and Max (Eleanor) Watkins, Bourbon.
Aug. 25, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Betty M. Baldauf, 79, of 12078 South Rose Road, Plymouth, passed away at 6:59 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Elkhart Hospice House in Elkhart.
Betty is survived by her sons, David (Elaine) Baldauf of Lake Station, James (Debra) Baldauf of Mississippi, and Joseph (Karla) Baldauf of Plymouth; her daughter, Kristine Merritt of Plymouth; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; her brother, Daniel L. Warner of Gary; her brother-in-law, William Bowman of Chicago Heights, Ill.; and her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Baldauf of Lake Station.
Easton Mann recently out of surgery to help his hearing, was treated a little like a celebrity at last Friday nightâ€™s Plymouth vs. Bremen football game. Seniors lined up and gave Easton high fives with Coach John Barron, then Houston Hodges presented him with a ball autographed by the team. Tonight, the Rockies take on Rochester on the road, with game time at 7 p.m.
WARSAW â€” Triton topped the field on its home course at challenging Rozella Ford, while Bremen also got something to celebrate as the Lady Lions earned their first win Wednesday.
The Trojans tallied a team score of 212 to breeze to a dual win over both Bremen, which recorded a 242, and Tippecanoe Valley, which finished at the bottom of the pile with a 282.
Triton head coach Jack Carpenter said he expected his team to win the meet, and Wednesday's meet was more about his players' scores.
PLYMOUTH â€” The Rockies got off to a rocky start to the 2010 season.
Twice Plymouth gave up scores to Bremen and had to play catch-up in the first half of the two teams' opening game last Friday at the Rock.
Twice first-year quarterback Houston Hodges was picked off, and Plymouth's secondary got burned on 7-of-8 passing for 108 yards and a score by Bremen junior quarterback Nate Leeper and the Lions' newly-installed pro style offense in the first half.
As Week 2 of the 2010 football season gets underway, several area teams are looking to carry momentum forward with them.
John Glenn claimed a lopsided reprisal victory over former sectional rival North Judson at home last week and hopes to open its Northern State Conference schedule with a win over perennial NSC powerhouse Jimtown today.
PLYMOUTH â€” About 30 years ago, Marshall Countyâ€™s Ginny Buchman fell in love with the game of golf.
â€śThat was a long time ago and I still play about the same,â€ť Ginny laughed. â€śNot very good.â€ť
But her efforts a few weeks ago are the equivalent of a 350-yard drive right down the middle. In early August, Ginny organized a golf outing at Mystic Hills Golf Course in Culver that raised $3,500 for Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center/Plymouthâ€™s Health Center, located at 116 East Washington Street, which provides care for the underserved of Marshall County and the surrounding area.
PLYMOUTH â€” It will be a time of celebration 50 years in the making as United Way of Marshall County honors those who have made the organization what it is at its anniversary party on Sept. 11 at Swan Lake Resort.
Hors dâ€™oeuvres will be served at 6:30 p.m. during the cocktail and social hour with dinner to follow. The event will honor the past campaign drive chairs and board presidents who built the organization from its early days as the door to door Community Chest program to what it has become today.