Archive - Sep 2010
Dec. 6, 1929 â€”Â Sept. 25, 2010
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Donald E. Jernstrom, 80, of 12661 Plymouth-Goshen Trail, Plymouth, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, atÂ 5:31 p.m. at theÂ Elkhart Hospice House, Elkhart.
Donald was born Dec. 6, 1929, in South Bend, to Conrad and Helga (Anderson) Jernstrom. He married Bonnie VanBlaricom Sept. 26, 1968. Don owned Don's Cafeteria, in Plymouth, for several years. He drove a truck for Central Transfer, in Plymouth. He also was a Teamster driver for Redi Froz, in South Bend, retiring in 1985. He served in the Naval Reserve out of Great Lakes, Ill.
BREMEN â€” As the 44th Annual IHSAA Boys State Tennis Tournament gets under way around the state Wednesday, Plymouth is the heavy favorite at the Bremen Sectional.
With an unbroken string of 16 straight sectional championships it would be easy to take a 17th consecutive title as a foregone conclusion.
But thatâ€™s not what the Pilgrims have in mind as they open play Thursday against John Glenn.
LAKEVILLE â€”Â LaVille didn't come out intimidated, but once Knox got rolling, it was tough to stop.
The Class 3A, Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association (ICGSA) No. 8-ranked Lady Redskins overpowered the host Lady Lancers 25-14, 25-9, 25-7 in a Northern State Conference match at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium Monday.
PLYMOUTH â€“ After a stormy process of putting it together, the 2011 budget for the city of Plymouth had a very quiet public hearing last night.
After a month of consternation over raises and paid holidays the Plymouth Common Council held its public hearing on the coming yearâ€™s budget and if initial public reaction is any indication, the Council appears to have arrived at a budget thatâ€™s at least acceptable to the public.
No one spoke for or against the budget when the floor was opened for public comment.
PLYMOUTH â€“ Itâ€™s time for the city of Plymouth to take a look at a recent trend by businesses in the area according to City Engineer Rick Gaul.
Gaul came before the Board of Public Works and Safety to discuss the drilling of monitor wells around by businesses around the city. Who will be responsible for those wells in city right of ways if damage should occur was Gaulâ€™s concern.
BREMEN â€” Heading into Saturday's final round at the Northern State Conference tennis tournament, Triton still had a shot at a piece of the crown.
KENDALLVILLE â€” Led by an impressive 5-under-par 67 from freshman Katie Sharp, East Noble clinched the championship while DeKalb was second, Fairfield finished third and Plymouth placed 12th at a challenging East Noble Girls Golf Regional at Cobblestone Saturday.
Erin Kinney sank a birdie on the last hole to lead the Lady Pilgrims with a score of 86, while fellow senior Megan Schank shot a 94, both Mandy McPherron and Dani Letsinger turned in scores of 101, and Emily Berger recorded a 103 at the regional contest.
CULVER â€” Headed into the elite Culver Academies Invitational, Bremen head cross country coach Mickey Gardner didn't know how his team would fare.
The Lady Lions had been battling injuries in recent weeks, but they responded to the challenging field and beautiful weather Saturday with four of the top 20 places to win the girls closed race with a convincing 105, 20 points ahead of their closest competitors.
Hope Jordan paced the Lions in third place, while Amy Fanning, Sara Slabaugh and Megan Burcham finished in order in 12th, 14th and 18th en route to the championship.
PLYMOUTH â€” The 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone of St. Michael Catholic Church, 611 N. Center St., Plymouth, will be celebrated with a special Mass and a buffet dinner for parishioners and friends Wednesday, Sept. 29.
â€śWe will also be celebrating the St. Michael Feast of the Archangels Day,â€ť Father William Kummer, pastor of the church since August of 2002, said. â€śEvery year, we try to do something special on our name day. Last year, we dedicated our schoolâ€™s new playground.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Ford Motor Company and Oliver Ford are doing what they can to keep the music playing in Plymouth.
John Oliver III of Oliver Ford had the pleasure of presenting Plymouth High School Band Director Bryan Ames and Plymouth High School Principal Jim Condon a check for $5,720 for the Plymouth Music Boosters as part of Fordâ€™s Drive One 4 UR School program.