Archive - Apr 2011
Charity Bradley, 3 years old, gathers eggs and a little sunshine at the Centennial Park Easter egg hunt Saturday.
ST. LOUIS â€” It certainly wasnâ€™t a normal â€śreunion.â€ť
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 â€śon the runâ€ť â€” 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.
PLYMOUTH â€” Itâ€™s baffling to recognize that the same pesky granules of sand â€” the ones that somehow inevitably find their way into every unwelcome place imaginable while youâ€™re visiting the beach â€” can be transformed into such a worthwhile material as glass. Itâ€™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
July 20, 1924 â€” April 20, 2011
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. â€” 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
March 23, 1932 â€” April 20, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” 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 familyâ€™s home on the Plymouth-Goshen Trail.Â
Jay graduated from Lincoln High in 1951.Â His illness prevented him from graduating the previous year so both classes included him in reunions.Â
Mary L. DeMien
Dec. 26, 1926 â€” April 22, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” 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.
Edna M. McDade
April 21, 2011Â
PLYMOUTH â€” 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; 18Â great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lillian Walls of Colon, Mich.Â Â
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 restaurantâ€™s impending doom in Culver.
â€śWe believe that rumor was started to hurt Corndance,â€ť says George. â€śWe never considered selling Corndance or our home.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Once they got the win, the Zebras got in a little defensive practice.
The Pilgrims didnâ€™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.
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 25â€™s school board meeting may officially sound the death knell for the school.