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Outlet delays raise Culver council ire

October 20, 2011

Virtually unanimous frustration at last week’s meeting of Culver’s town council reflected the prevailing attitude in the Culver community at large, regarding several weeks’ delay in movement on a project originally slated to take three or four days.

Replacement of a culvert at Lake Maxinkuckee’s west shore outlet began in September, and was still underway as of the October 15 weekend, due to delays in replacing a gas line running through the area.
Audience member Mike Stallings blamed NIPSCO, whose presence was required at the site to reroute the gas line.

LMC visits area farms; learns about 4-H

October 20, 2011

ARGOS — One of the main goals of Leadership Marshall County (LMC), sponsored by the Marshall County Community Foundation (MCCF), is for members to learn a few things that they didn’t know about the county.
That definitely happened Wednesday as the class visited two area farms, Argos Holsteins dairy farm and Vories grain farm, and heard from young 4-H members.

Plymouth native continues to 'spread the wave'

October 20, 2011

ERIE, Pa. — While the world mourned the passing of Apple creator and visionary Steve Jobs to cancer, his death had an added significance to Plymouth’s Mark Neidig.
“I was at a fundraising event when I heard the news,” he said. “I couldn’t help but think if we had worked a little harder, if we were further along in the research we might have been able to save him.”

Death notices 10-20-11

October 20, 2011

Irene I. Cripe
Oct. 18, 2011
PLYMOUTH —  Irene I. Cripe, 89, of Olive Trail, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
She is survived by her daughter Rebecca Gail (Jim) Griffy, Plymouth, and by her sons Buryl Wayne (Kathy) Wood, Florida and Neil Allen (Kathy) Wood, South Carolina and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.

Leona A. Truex

October 20, 2011

Leona A. Truex
Sept. 11, 1935-Oct. 18, 2011
NAPPANEE —  Leona A. Truex, 76, died at 6:13 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 at the Elkhart Hospice House. She was born Sept. 11, 1935 in Diamond, W.Va. to Emmit and Louise (Anna) Blosfield. She married Virgil Truex April 19, 1988 in Cassopolis, Mich.

Ruth M. Vanskyock

October 20, 2011

Ruth M. Vanskyock
Oct. 13, 2011
BREMEN —  Ruth M. Vanskyock, 97, of Bremen died Oct. 13, 2011 in Bremen Health Care.
She is survived by a daughter, Janet Horn of Goshen, eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 22, 2011 at Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen. Calling will be one hour prior to the services. Interment of ashes will follow in the Bremen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association in care of Mishler Funeral Home.

Kenneth A. McCartney

October 20, 2011

Kenneth A. McCartney
Jan. 13, 1930-Oct. 17, 2011
DOWAGIAC, Mich. — Kenneth A. McCartney, 81, of Dowagiac, Mich. passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 at Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital.
Kenneth’s life began Jan. 13, 1930 in Albion, Mich., the son of Minet and Maude Frances (Crabb) McCartney. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Kenneth was united in marriage to the former Pauline Hissong Nov. 25, 1951 in Plymouth. 

Morris J. ‘Wally’ Wallace

October 20, 2011

Morris J. ‘Wally’ Wallace
Oct. 16, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Former River Park resident Morris “Wally” Wallace, 89, of Plymouth died at 6:55 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
He is survived by a sister, Ruby Shively of Fort Wayne.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 in Argos Bible Church, 225 S. Michigan St., where services will be held at 6 p.m.
Graveside services with military honors will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Condolences may be sent to the family at

Rollan ‘Rollie’ Riddle

October 20, 2011

Rollan ‘Rollie’ Riddle
Nov. 5, 1919-Oct. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Rollan “Rollie” O. Riddle, 91, of 11036 9A Road, Plymouth, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, in Plymouth.
Rollan was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Plymouth, to Owen and Ella (Ottow) Riddle. Aug. 29, 1948, Rollan married the former Jean L. Poor in Plymouth. Together they raised their two daughters.

Death notices 10-15-11

October 20, 2011

Rollan O. Riddle
Oct. 13, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Rollan O. Riddle, 91, of 11036 9A Road, Plymouth, died Oct. 13, 2011 at 12:50 p.m. at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home.
Services are pending with Van Gilder Funeral Home.

Jane Hoffman
Oct. 13, 2011
ROCHESTER — Jane Ann Hoffman, 66, of 4246 N. 375 W. Rochester, died at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 at her residence.

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