Archive - Mar 9, 2011
Culver Academies Choir will join a combined chorus of select singers from every age group -- high school, college, and adult -- in the high-profile, four-day Mozart International Choral Festival June 29 through July 3, in Salzburg, Germany. The festival culminates in a performance of Mozartâs Mass in C âCoronation,â K.317, and additional selections, in the historic Salzburg Dom. Professor Janos Czifra, director of music at the Dom, (which is the same position Mozart held) and Dr. Eph Ehly, will co-direct the concert, accompanied by a professional Austrian orchestra and European soloists.
The Board of Directors of the Marshall County Community Foundation has announced the estalblishment of a new permanent endowment fund and the first affinity group associated with the MCCF. An affinity group i s a collection of individuals who work together to support a common cause.
Started by 16 Culver-area women, the LIFT Endowment Fund Agremeent was signed during a ceremony on February 25. Known as the LIFT Group, the women hope to use their skills, talent, and friendship to lift other women to success, as LIFT is an acronym for Lending Inspirational Friendship Together.
Autumn Leed and her Yellow River Band will be performing this weekend at the Plymouth Eagles. The Nashville recording artist will open at 8 p.m., with band members Jeremiah Banghart, acoustic guitar; Matt McFarland, lead guitar, Mike Leed, bass guitar; Greg Meisner, drums and Kristel Anderson, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica.
PLYMOUTH â The Indiana Department of Education released the list of 2009-10 Four Star Schools Tuesday, and Webster Elementary was one of those named for the distinction.
According to the IDOE, out of 1,808 public schools, only 188 schools met the criteria to be named a Four Star School. Thirteen of the 261 private schools also received the honor.
PLYMOUTH â Several new deputies will soon be patrolling the county as part of the Marshall County Sheriffâs Department.
Marshall County Tom Chamberlin came before the Marshall County Commissioners to seek their approval for the hiring of three new officers to fill positions that have been vacated within the department. The department has been operating under its allotted level of 17 officers and had begun accepting applications for the openings in November.
Violet âJuneâ Shepard
June 7, 1925 â March 6, 2011
CULVER âÂ June Shepard, 85, of Culver, passed away March 6, 2011 at Millerâs Merry Manor in Culver.
June was born in Medaryville, Ind. June 7, 1925 to parents Harry Byers and Mabel (Anderson) Byers, who preceded her in death.Â
June retired from Culver Academies, where she worked in the Food Service Department. She was a member of the Culver VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Wesley United Methodist Church.
Mildred E. Books
Jan. 5, 1915 â March 7, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Mildred E. Thompson Books, 96, passed away Monday, March 7, 2011 at 9:18 a.m. in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, due to natural causes.Â Mildred was a former Lawrence Lake resident now living at the River Park community.
Born Jan. 5, 1915 in Walton, Ind., she was the daughter of Howard Allen and Mary Edith (Lambert) Snider.Â The family moved to Plymouth in 1925 and although she attended school here, she spent her senior year in Walton and graduated from Young America School in 1933.Â
Kenneth P. Baumgartner
March 29, 1931 â March 8, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Kenneth Paul Baumgartner, 79, a Lawrence Lake resident since 2001, died of natural causes at his home Tuesday morning, March 8, 2011.Â Ken was formerly of Tinley Park, Ill.
He was born the son of Arthur Phillip and Elizabeth Charlotte (Mueller) Baumgartner in Hammond, Ind. March 29, 1931. There he received his education, graduating from Thornton Township High School in 1949.
In 1951 he joined the Marine Corp and served as a Corporal until 1953.
VirginiaÂ May (Bachtel) Miller
Feb. 28, 1920 âÂ Feb. 22, 2011
SOUTH BEND âÂ VirginiaÂ May (Bachtel) Miller, passed away peacefully, Feb. 22, 2011, six days before her 91stÂ birthday, at home with her daughter, son-in-law, and her faithfulÂ K-9 companion Buddy.
She was born Feb. 28, 1920, in South Bend, Ind., the daughter of Vernon O. and Edith (Dawson) Bachtel.Â She is remembered for her independence, dignity and desire to succeed. She strove to pass these characteristics on to her children.Â
Patricia âPatâ I. Harris
March 6, 2011
ROCHESTER âÂ Patricia âPatâ I. Harris, 64, of Rochester, died at 7:20 p.m. March 6, 2011 at her residence, following a three-month illness.