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Hollywood star Jackie Cooper, dead at 88, brought Culver to the silver screen

May 4, 2011

When the news hit the wires May 3 that lifelong Hollywood star Jackie Cooper had died, many remembered him as one of the most popular child stars of the 1930s (though he’s also remembered for his more recent role as newspaperman Perry White in the 1970s and `80s "Superman" movies).
While still a teenager, however, Cooper's star shone over Culver when he was cast in the lead role (as "Tom Allen") in the 1939 Universal Studios production, "The Spirit of Culver."

Death notices 5-4-11

May 4, 2011

Gerald Feece Jr.
May 2, 2011
LEITERS FORD — Gerald  “Junior”  Feece, Jr., 82, of Rochester, formerly of Leiters Ford, died at 3:40 p.m., Monday, May 2, 2011, at Life Care Center of Rochester.
He is survived by a son,Gary W. (Anna Rose) Feece of Washington, and two granddaughters.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5 and one hour prior to services Friday at Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 W. 18th St. Rochester                                       
Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, May 6 at the funeral home. 

Brian M. Shutske

May 4, 2011

Brian M. Shutske
Aug. 2, 1964 — May 1, 2011
KOUTS — Brian M. Shutske, 46, of Kouts, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011 at home. He was born Aug. 2, 1964 in Valparaiso to Gerald M. and Doris Mary (Siddall) Shutske.
Brian graduated from Kouts High School, attended Purdue University and graduated from the Automotive Mechanic program at Ivy Tech. He owned and operated Shutske’s Service Station in Kouts for seven years and had worked the last 17 years as a machine operator at Merit Steel.

Dalton A. Fehrer

May 4, 2011

Dalton A. Fehrer
May 7, 1930 — May 2, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Dalton A. “Dalt” Fehrer, 80, passed away in the company of his family at 12:40 p.m. in the Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa, Ind. after a long battle with duodenal cancer. Dalt has been a resident of Lawrence Lake, Plymouth for the past 44 years.
Born in Beaver Dam, Wis. May 7, 1930, he was the son of Alfred L. and Lilly M. (Raasch) Fehrer. There he received his education and then studied at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Plymouth unveils Discovery Academy

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Parents heard from Plymouth School Corporation Superintendent Dan Tyree — as well as Washington Elementary School Principal Michele Riise and her staff — about the corporation’s latest effort to bring Plymouth students the best education possible.

Vinall wins Demo bid for fall election

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County 2011 primary election has now come and gone.
Polls were open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; however, all eight precincts reported that voting was very slow all throughout the day.
Of the 8,353 registered voters in the county, only 871 citizens actually voted. Of that number, 734 were machine ballots and 137 were absentee ballots. There were no provisional ballots cast.

Overturned kayak causes search

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Emergency responders were dispatched to the back of River Park just off Baker Street Tuesday morning when a concerned citizen located an overturned kayak in the Yellow River.
Plymouth Police and Fire & EMS located the kayak partially submerged in the river, several feet from the shoreline.
Several options were tried in an effort to pull the get the boat out of the water, and eventually emergency responders from the fire department lassoed the kayak and drug it to shore. There was no one in the boat and it appeared to responders that no one was around it.

Plymouth dimes inexperienced Argos team in five

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrims took a break from a busy Northern Lakes Conference stretch Tuesday, diming an inexperienced Argos team 13-2 in five innings in a make-up game at Bill Nixon Field.
Phil Iwinski pitched a shutout through four innings and the Pilgrims racked up nine hits, including six during a 12-run fourth as Plymouth gave some of its starters a break in a rescheduled rain-out sandwiched between a win over Northridge Monday and a home game against Elkhart Memorial today during a busy NLC stretch.

Plymouth names new volleyball coach

May 4, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth High School Athletic Department announced Doug West as the new Head Volleyball Coach of the Lady Pilgrims Tuesday.
West, who makes the move from Whitko High School, is a former Indiana University head coach and played for Ball State, where he graduated in 1982.
West served as head coach at Warsaw High School from 2001-07 before taking the helm at Whitko. He was also an assistant coach at Illinois State University and at Muncie Burris High School. He was a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Nebraska from 1992-1996.

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