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Archive - Apr 2011

April 25th

On the run for goodies

April 25, 2011

Charity Bradley, 3 years old, gathers eggs and a little sunshine at the Centennial Park Easter egg hunt Saturday.

Reuniting in St. Louis

April 25, 2011

ST. LOUIS — It certainly wasn’t a normal “reunion.”
Beth Chamblin (PHS class of 1986), Nolan Barrios (PHS class of 1986), Heather King (PHS class of 1995) and Esther Rodriguez-Thompson (PHS class of 1983) recently had a meeting “on the run” — literally. The four comprised the team of Four 40-somethings from Plymouth that placed 20 of 171 co-ed teams in the marathon relay event of the Go! St. Louis Marathon and Family Fitness Weekend. The April event attracted over 23,000 participants from 47 states and 12 countries in 2010.

Glass beads a work of art for local resident

April 25, 2011

PLYMOUTH — It’s baffling to recognize that the same pesky granules of sand — the ones that somehow inevitably find their way into every unwelcome place imaginable while you’re visiting the beach — can be transformed into such a worthwhile material as glass. It’s common to think of all the everyday practical uses we have for glass, from eye glasses and insulation to fiber optics, but there is great beauty to be extracted and wrought from glass as well. A perfect example of this is the glass bead.

Frank E. Kleinke

April 25, 2011

Frank E. Kleinke
July 20, 1924 — April 20, 2011
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Frank Elliott Kleinke, 86, of Plymouth, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., of natural causes.
He was born July 20, 1924 to Thomas and Esther Kleinke, in Chicago, Ill.
He was married for 64 years to Laura June Berger Kleinke, who passed away in 2009. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Walter Kleinke, of Girard, Kan.

I. Jay Read

April 25, 2011

I. Jay Read
March 23, 1932 — April 20, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Lifetime Plymouth resident and businessman, Ivan Jay Read, 79, passed away after a lifelong battle with chronic pulmonary disease at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Leesburg home of his daughter Beth in the company and care of his family.
The son of Ivan and Daisy M. (Stuber) Read, Jay was born March 23, 1932 at the family’s home on the Plymouth-Goshen Trail. 
Jay graduated from Lincoln High in 1951. His illness prevented him from graduating the previous year so both classes included him in reunions. 

Mary L. DeMien

April 25, 2011

Mary L. DeMien
Dec. 26, 1926 — April 22, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Area lifetime resident, Mary L. DeMien, 84, Plymouth, slipped into the arms of her Savior on Good Friday, April 22, 2011, at 10:15 a.m. at her home on Baker St., Plymouth. She was a longtime resident of Michigan Road north of Plymouth.
Mary was born in Plymouth Dec. 26, 1921. She was the daughter of Ray and Mildred (Martin) Heyde. She graduated from LaPaz High School with the class of 1945.
May 12, 1946, Mary and Walter L. DeMien were married.

Death notices 4-23-11: McDade, Wagoner

April 25, 2011

Edna M. McDade
April 21, 2011 
PLYMOUTH — Edna M. McDade, 91, of Plymouth, formerly Merrillville, died Thursday, April 21, 2011.
She is survived by her children: Lucricia Price of Hobart, Barbara (Ronald) Prusinski of Plymouth, Billy Joe (Frances) McDade of Hot Springs, S.D., Tommy McDade of Indio, Calif., and Mark (Sandy) McDade of Chesterton; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lillian Walls of Colon, Mich.  

April 22nd

Culver’s Corndance closing? Don’t believe the hype, says owner

April 23, 2011

Small towns may not actually play host to more rumors than larger cities, but at times small communities like Culver may seem to. One recent rumor has been troubling Corndance Cafe and Marmont Grille owner (and chef) George Pesek and his wife Tammy: that of the restaurant’s impending doom in Culver.
“We believe that rumor was started to hurt Corndance,” says George. “We never considered selling Corndance or our home.”

No. 13 Rochester dimes Plymouth in 5

April 22, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Once they got the win, the Zebras got in a little defensive practice.
The Pilgrims didn’t put them through many paces in the game.
Plymouth batters put up just three hits as they were shut out by Rochester ace Leighnee Smith, and the ICGSA Class 3A No. 13 Zebras used a six-run fifth to dime their hosts 11-0 in five innings Thursday at Plymouth. With a game against Class 2A No. 10 Lewis Cass scheduled for today, Rochester stuck around to field some balls following the abbreviated win.

April 21st

Monterey Elementary closing rumors surround April 25 meeting

April 21, 2011

Rumors have been circulating in the Culver-Monterey area as to the fate of the Monterey Elementary School, a part of the Culver Community School Corporation. Specifically, word has spread that April 25’s school board meeting may officially sound the death knell for the school.

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