Archive - Mar 2011
PLYMOUTH â When Britni Mills graduated from Plymouth High School in 2008 and headed for the Purdue University campus, she knew she wanted to find a career where she could help people. That desire has stayed strong.
Now as a junior at Purdue, she is majoring in sociology and minoring in communications to help fulfill that dream.
In May, she hopes to be able to put her training and education to the test by making a seven-week trip to China.
Mills joined the campus Outreach Ministries at Purdue that has helped to give her a direction for her future.
Robert Allen Yeo
Nov. 15, 1955 â March 25, 2011
LAKEVILLE â Robert Allen Yeo, 55, passed away at 3:40 p.m. March 25, 2011 at Regency Place in South Bend, from cancer.
Robert was the son of Ronald and Mary Jane Yeo. He will be remembered lovingly by his mother; and siblings, Ben (Peggy) Yeo of Bremen; Barb (Lynn) Donathen of Tippecanoe; Beverly (Harold) Roberts of Bremen; Brenda Yeo (Kevin Frick) of Lakeville; and Russell (Jennifer) Yeo of Bourbon. Robertâs father, Ronald, preceded him in death.
Roy âJackâ Hughes
March 9, 1920 â March 28, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ Roy âJackâ Hughes, age 91, of 400 W. WashingtonÂ St., Plymouth, Ind., passed away at 10:09 a.m., Monday, March 28, 2011, at his home.
Jack was born March 9, 1920, in Plymouth, to Walter and Ethel (Personett) Hughes. He was retired from the Plymouth Foundry and the Marshall County Highway Department. He also worked part-time for Dr. Connell, doing landscaping. Jack lived most his adult life in the Plymouth and Argos areas. He spent his childhood in Bremen, Ind.
March 27, 2011
PLYMOUTH â Garneta Light, 81, of Plymouth, died Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Millerâs Merry Manor, Plymouth.
She is survived by daughters, Karen (Gene) Curless of New Haven, Ind., and Joyce (Robert) Breeden of Utica, Ill.; sons, Gregory (Joetta) Balsley of Plymouth, and Brian Balsley of Boulder, Wyo.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation will take place from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
PLYMOUTH â The Plymouth High School Athletic Department has accepted the resignation of Head Basketball Coach Kevin Stuckmeyer.
A search for a new varsity basketball coach will begin immediately.
Stuckmeyer resigns with a three-year head coaching record of 31-38 â including a 7-15 mark for 2010-11 â after serving previously as an assistant coach with the program.
During Stuckmeyer's tenure, the Pilgrims won the Sectional 19 championship in 2010 after falling in the sectional title game to eventual 3A state runner up Rochester in 2009.
As the 2011 baseball season kicks off this week, Plymouth seniors are looking for a change in attitude.
With a deep cast of six seniors back with the Pilgrims in Damon Howe, Houston Hodges, Kyle Cartwright, Mitch Good, Richie Luva and Phil Iwinski, the team looks to bring some positive energy to the field and the dugout.
Heated discussion has raged in recent weeks and months over education-related legislation at the state level in Indiana, including from local teachers who visited the state house to oppose proposed changes across the Hoosier state (as reported recently in the Citizen).
Editorâs Note: Inserted in todayâs newspaper, readers will find the first section of the Pilot News annual progress editions âThe Journey Beginsâ which continues Wednesday with section two, and Thursday with section three. Inside section three, readers will get an in-depth look at what is going on inside the Plymouth Community School Corporation. Here is more on Project Lead the Way and Camp Invention.
PLYMOUTH â The city of Plymouth will become more energy conscious with the creation of a new âCommon Cents Fundâ and the cityâs taxpayers will likely be happy.
The Plymouth Common Council suspended the rules to create the fund passing it on all three readings in one meeting. The fund will make available $200,000 in funds for capital equipment purchases that are part of energy conservation measures.
July 15, 1941 âÂ March 24, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ Darleen E. Xaver, 69, of East La Porte Street, Plymouth, Ind., passed away Thursday, March 24, 2011, at 12:35 p.m. at her home.Â
She was born July 15, 1941, in Plymouth, to Albin âBudâ and Edythe (Smith) Wilson. Darleen graduated from West High School and was a former officer of the West High School Alumni. She was married to John Xaver from 1961 to1978.