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Culver Student Council helps make local childrens' wishes come true

February 17, 2011

Two Culver children will be heading to Disney World this month thanks in large measure to the efforts of Culver High School’s Student Council and its ccordinator, Tina Stacy. Surpassing all expectations, the students are seen here with a check for $10,416, nearly all of the money allocated for young Chloe Hough and Chris Webb, whose Make-A-Wish endeavor began last fall.

Marshall County census stats detailed; council seat numbers change

February 17, 2011

The preliminary Marshall County 2010 Census figures are in.
Marshall County grew 4 percent during the last 10 years from 45,128 to 47,051. 
Indiana grew at a 6.6 percent rate. Most of Indiana’s growth occurred in the central part of the state.
Hamilton and Hendricks counties were the fastest growing areas of the state.

PHS student-written play this weekend

February 17, 2011

PLYMOUTH — It’s a becoming a tradition that nobody wants to end.
Several years ago the Plymouth High School theater class — tired of buying scripts that they eventually ended up re-writing anyway — decided to write their own play and put it on stage. It’s something that has taken on a life of its own.
For the third year, the class presents a show they’ve written called “A World of Words” Friday and Saturday at the PHS Auditorium. Show time each night is 7 p.m.

Death notice 2-17-11

February 17, 2011

Mary Lois Doud
Feb. 16, 2011
ROCHESTER — Mary Lois Doud, 87, of Rochester, died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at Life Care Center of Rochester. 
She is survived by a son, James (Bonnie) Doud of Akron.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 and one hour prior to services Saturday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St., Rochester.
Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Rochester IOOF Cemetery.
Condolences may be made to the family via the funeral home’s e-mail at

Carroll 'Rick' Conley

February 17, 2011

Carroll ‘Rick’ Conley
Sept. 7, 1955 — Feb. 15, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Carroll R. “Rick” Conley, age 55, of Redwood Road, Plymouth, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at his home.
Rick was born Sept. 7, 1955, in Plymouth, to Austin and Carol (Long) Conley. He was a lifetime resident of Plymouth. Rick and the former Kathy Landrie were united in marriage June 21, 1997, in Plymouth, at the House of Prayer, where he was a member. A proud United States Marine, Rick served his country in Vietnam. 

Plymouth travels to Warsaw tourney as boys swim sectionals begin tonight

February 17, 2011

WARSAW — Poaolo Palmitessa is feeling the pressure.
After falling just shy of a state cut in second place in the 200-yard Individual Medley at last year’s Warsaw Boys Swim Sectional, the Plymouth senior has just one more shot to make it out this week as the preliminary round of swim sectionals begins tonight.
“I’m feeling enormous pressure because I haven’t been to state ever,” said Palmitessa. “It’s pretty nerve-wracking for me, but I’m pretty excited, too.”

Howe faces uphill climb as state wrestling meet opens Friday

February 17, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS — If Damon Howe wants to win a state title, he’ll have to do what no one else has yet been able to do this season.
And he’ll have to do it three times.

Hodges named All NLC

February 17, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The 2010-11 All-Northern Lakes Conference boys basketball team has been announced, and Plymouth senior point guard Houston Hodges was named to the first team, while freshman Mack Mercer was given honorable mention in his first season with the Pilgrims. NorthWood seniors Michael Paul and Cameron Williams were also chosen for first team honors, while junior teammate Jakyah Qaiyim was named to the honorable mention list.
Warsaw’s Doug Ogle was named NLC Coach of the Year after guiding the Tigers to a 6-1 conference record and their second-straight NLC title.

Death notices 2-16-11

February 17, 2011

Donald Ray Jones
Feb. 12, 2011
KNOX — Donald Ray Jones, 67, Knox, died Saturday, Feb. 12 at his residence.
He is survived by by his wife Nancy; sons, Michael Ray Jones of Walkerton and Billy Odell Jones of Plymouth; daughter, Vicki Sue Jones of North Judson; brothers: Leroy Jones, Bobby Jones, Roger Jones and Glendale Jones; sisters: Mildred Gephart, Shirley Jones, Pearl Fizzcell and Linda Pennock; and nine grandchildren.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17 at M.C. Smith Funeral Home, Knox.

P. Roger Hackett

February 17, 2011

P. Roger Hackett
Aug. 13, 1944 — Feb. 12, 2011
PLYMOUTH — P.  Roger Hackett ,age 66, of Berkley Street, Plymouth, passed away at 7:47 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at Saint Vincent’s Carmel Hospital in Carmel.
Roger was born Aug. 13, 1944, in Plymouth, to Donald P. and Myrtle A. (Scott) Hackett.
Roger was a member of the Walnut Church of the Brethren, Argos, and was the director of music at the church. Roger proudly served his country in the United States Army.
Roger and the former Pamela Mortimore were married in 1979. They have one daughter, Kelly Miller.

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