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Bill may require school to start after Labor Day

January 23, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Indiana public schools could be updating calendars for the 2013-14 school year if a bill introduced into the Indiana State Senate Jan. 5 continues to be met with approval.
Senate Bill 0171, concerning restricting start and end dates for school calendars, was introduced on first reading Jan. 5, 2011 and was then referred to the Committee on Education and Career Development.
Originally authoring the bill were Dennis Kruse, District 16; Mike Delph, District 29, and Scott Schneider, District 30.
On Jan. 13, Frank Mrvan, District 1, signed on as co-author.

Boys & Girls Club ‘jazzing it up’ for fundraiser

January 23, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Boys & Girls Club of Marshall County will celebrate another successful year while raising money to continue their programs at this year’s February fundraising dinner with the theme “All That Jazz.”
“Last year the theme was ‘Fire and Ice’ and it was a theme I’d always wanted to do,” said the club’s director, Billie Treber. “This year Mary Beth Listenberger said we’d do ‘All That Jazz’ since it’s something that she’s always wanted to do.”

Chancey Bright

January 23, 2011

Nov. 10, 1934 — Jan. 19, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Chancey R. Bright, age 76, of west Jackson St., Plymouth, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, at 9:30 p.m., at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Chancey was born Nov. 10, 1934, in Kosciusko County, to Earl and Marie (Allen) Bright. He proudly served his country in the United States Army (Screaming Eagles) during the Korean War. 
Chancey married the former Marjorie Jolly, Nov. 9, 1957. Marjorie passed away in 2004. 

Betty Jane Wright

January 23, 2011

Oct. 25, 1946 — Jan. 19, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Betty Jane Wright, 64, of Plymouth, died Wednesday, Jan, 19, 2011 at Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Mishawaka. 
She was born Oct. 25, 1946 in Fort Wayne to the late Melvin Arnold and Pauline (Seitz) Wright. 
She is survived by her sisters, Connie Vinson and Penny Wright both of Fort Wayne; brothers, Rick Wright and Keith Wright of Fort Wayne; a stepsister, Pam Beaman; stepmother, Pernie Wright; and aunt and uncle Bill and Reba Mullins, all of Fort Wayne; and several nieces and nephews. 

Death Notice 1-22-11: Bernard ‘Bernie’ Weiland

January 23, 2011

Bernard ‘Bernie’ Weiland
Jan. 21, 2011
ROCHESTER — Bernard Paul “Bernie” Weiland, 84, of 3337 W. 450 N. Rochester, passed away at 7:45 a.m., Friday, Jan. 21, 2011 at Hickory Creek at Rochester.
He is survived by two daughters, Michaelene (Brian) Jordan of Vicksburg, Mich. and Denise (Louis) DeMarco of Monee, Ill.; four grandchildren; a brother, Richard Weiland of Plymouth.
Visitation will take place from 12 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24 at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.
Funeral services will take place at 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. 

Culver pantry has banner season -- thanks to local kids, volunteers

January 23, 2011

If Culver area youth were to hold drives for the Culver Council of Churches food pantry year-round, says pantry Director Leroy Bean, the shelves would likely always be stocked and the coffers full of funds. Bean knows whereof he speaks: between November 15 and December 20, the pantry took in 4,258 pounds of donated items, and a good share of it came through the efforts of local young folks.

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