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December 17th

NorthWood escapes Plymouth with win on Senior Night

December 17, 2010

PLYMOUTH — What should have been an enjoyable Senior Night for the Plymouth wrestlers quickly turned sour as the Northwood Panthers jumped out to an early lead.
The Rockies rebounded to make things interesting, but couldn’t quite cinch the pinfall they needed at the end, and the Panthers escaped Plymouth with a narrow 36-34 Northern Lakes Conference win Thursday.

December 16th

Death notices 12-16-10

December 16, 2010

Mary Kathryn Balsley
Dec. 14, 2010
BREMEN — Mary Kathryn Balsley, 87, Bremen, died at 9:58 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 at her residence.
She is survived by her husband Louis; son, Jeff (Susan) Balsley of Kalamazoo, Mich.; daughter, Chris (Kevin) Hershberger of Bremen; five grandchildren; eight grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Elaine Conley of Elkhart and Lois Schrader of Los Angeles, Calif.
Visitation will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at Mishler Funeral Home, 2030 S.R. 331, Bremen.

One-to-one explained

December 16, 2010

The one-to-one computer program at Lincoln Junior High, where every student and each certified teachers has a laptop computer, has now gained some recognition at the state level.
LJH Principal Dan Funston, along with Super-intendent Daniel Tyree, teacher Bob Garrity and student Garrick Nate, presented an overview of the program to the Indiana State Board of Education last week. Funston said Nate did a great job in showing how he uses the laptop for various projects
The presentation can be viewed on the Indiana State Board of Education’s website.

December 15th

Library book sale a success

December 15, 2010

PLYMOUTH — After a 10-year absence, the book sale at the Plymouth Public Library returned with a bang.
The three-day event kicked off last Friday with hardback books selling for 50 cents and paperback books selling for 25 cents.
By the end of day Friday, the library had already made $1,000. According to Library Director Susie Reinholt, this was the first book sale since the library expanded just over 10 years ago with the purchase of property formerly owned by the Pilot News.

Billy Dale Reese

December 15, 2010

June 19, 1932 — Dec. 13, 2010
BREMEN — Billy Dale Reese, 78, of Bremen, passed away Monday, Dec. 13, 2010               
at Goshen General Hospital.  
He was born June 19, 1932 in Marshall County to David and Violet (Hepler) Reese. He married Martha A. Griffin March 14, 1952. She preceded him in death March 16, 2010.   
Bill was a welder for NIPSCO in Plymouth and was a lifelong farmer. He loved the outdoors; he enjoyed hunting, fishing and hunting for mushrooms. He also enjoyed traveling and playing cards.

Death Notices 11-14-10: James A. Hodges, Howard ‘Coach’ Leedy, Sherry L. Maurer

December 15, 2010

James A. Hodges
Dec. 13, 2010
WARSAW — James A. “Jimmy” Hodges, 34, of Warsaw, died at 1:18 a.m. Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw.
He is survived by his mother, Judy Foster Scott of Warsaw; father, James (Debra) Hodges of Rochester; fianceé, Christine Miller of Warsaw; a sister, Leslie Hodges of Warsaw; brothers: Larry “Pete” (Jill) Thompson of Bourbon, Chad (Missy) Thompson of Warsaw, and Wesley Hodges of Tippecanoe.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16 at Deaton-Clemens Funeral Home,
115 S. Main St., Bourbon.

December 14th

Snow day!

December 14, 2010

Nicole DeKoker shows the huge snowball she made during her snow day off of school Monday, from Culver. Behind her is sister Brooke De Koker on a snow hill.

‘Best Loser 2011’ $1,000 team challenge registration deadline Jan. 15

December 14, 2010

PLYMOUTH – Area residents, regardless of age, are being encouraged to take part in a unique, three-month team contest, “Best Loser 2011: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.”
The annual weight loss contest has become a popular challenge, with up to 400 people participating yearly. The reward: a healthier body, renewed lifestyle, higher self-esteem — and $1,000 cash to the winning team.
This is the fifth Marshall County Best Loser challenge.

Contention over Lake of the Woods sewer seat appointment

December 14, 2010

BREMEN — Battles continue around the Lake of the Woods area, this time extending to the lake’s sewer board.
The Lake of the Woods sewer board consists of seven members – four elected and three appointed members. One of those appointments comes from the Marshall County Council and the question of who should be given that appointment became a point of contention during the meeting of the Council on Monday.

Court business is booming in Marshall County

December 14, 2010

PLYMOUTH — Many chalk it up as a sign of the times, but whatever it is, it’s costing a lot of money.
While the economy mends itself slowly, business is booming in Marshall County courts and the Marshall County Council is dealing with ways to pay for it.
The situation is that as there is less money in the economy, there are more court cases. Many are seeking to recover money in small claims court and other venues. Criminal cases — especially those involving alcohol and drugs — are also on the increase.

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