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May 11th

Death notices 5-11-11

May 11, 2011

Dorothy Ellen Swank
May 8, 2011
BREMEN — Dorothy Ellen Swank, 87, of Bremen, died Sunday, May 8, 2011at the Bremen Health Care Center.  She is survived by her husband, Eldon; son, Mike (Brenda) Swank of Sun City, Fla.; five grandchildren; a brother; and five sisters.
 A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the Bremen Cemetery Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice.
Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements.

Charles ‘Mikey’ High

May 11, 2011

Charles ‘Mikey’ High
Sept. 7, 1952 — May 8, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Charles “Mikey” High, age 58, of Michigan Road, Plymouth, passed away at 5 p.m., Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Michigan City. 
He was born Sept. 7, 1952, in LaPorte, to Charles and Barbara (Calhoun) High. Charles and Carolyn Maxson were married Sept. 5, 1999, in Plymouth.
He worked as a finish carpenter at Majority Builders.and had been a resident of Marshall County since 1970. 

May 10th

Running taking Schmeltz places

May 10, 2011

LAKEVILLE — Distance running has taken Elaine Schmeltz places.
Three cross country regionals, three track regionals, three mission trips all over the Western Hemisphere.
Next fall, cross country will take Schmeltz to Taylor University in Upland, where the LaVille senior has signed on to run with the Lady Trojans cross country and track teams.

Monterey Elementary will close - board votes 5-2 to end operations after this year

May 10, 2011

Unquestionably there was anger and sadness, but when the Culver Community School board’s vote arrived Monday night to close Monterey Elementary School, few were likely surprised.

May 9th

Council bids Doss fond farewell

May 9, 2011

A grateful Culver Town Council bid a fond farewell to Town Manager Michael Doss last week, as he prepared to leave Culver for his native West Virginia immediately following the April 26 meeting.
Doss told the Council and audience, “I can’t say how much this town has meant to me over the last couple of years, personally and professionally.”
Noting Culver residents and Council members were “very welcoming to me” when he first arrived in Culver, Doss praised the Council and Town Clerk, among others.

Death notices 5-9-11

May 9, 2011

Larry Larkin Condon
May 7, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Larry Larkin Condon, 71, of Plymouth died May 7, 2011 at his residence of natural causes.
He is survived by three daughters, Carleen Ann Condon of Plymouth, Kelly Lynn Kring of Plymouth, and Kim Sue Rosinski of Grovertown; sister, Marry Summers of Dunlap; brother, Robert Condon of Kentucky; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
There will be no services.
Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at

Maxine Zerbe
May 5, 2011

Pilgrims fall to Crown Point in rain-shortened Plymouth baseball tourney

May 9, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Baseball Tournament was called for the first time in recent memory due to the unrelenting rain, but not before everyone in the four-team field got a game in.
Defending Class 4A champion and current No. 5-ranked Carroll beat No. 4 Penn 8-4 in a match-up of top-five teams in the opener at Bill Nixon Field, while Plymouth lost 14-8 to Crown Point in the nightcap, postponed more than six hours past its originally scheduled start time.

May 7th

Members of CCHS `11, lauded by Lions, recall year of ‘love, loss, excitement, and anticipation’

May 7, 2011

from Culver Community High School and their families to treat them to a catered meal and celebrate their accomplishments by way of the Club's annual senior awards banquet, held last Wednesday, April 27 in the CCHS cafeteria.
After a well-received round of songs from the school's jazz choir, accompanied by pianist Ann Bigley and directed by Diane Derrow, Student Council President Mark Maes took to the podium to review the past year, which he described as one of "love, loss, excitement, and anticipation."

May 6th

Howe powers big 3rd as Plymouth rebounds with NLC win at Concrd

May 6, 2011

ELKHART — Plymouth power hitter Damon Howe took it personally when the Pilgrims’ rally fell short at Elkhart Memorial Wednesday.
When Plymouth made the pilgrimage back to Elkhart on Friday, this time for a Northern Lakes Conference showdown with Concord, Howe did something about it.
Howe drove in five of Plymouth’s six runs as the Pilgrims broke the game open with a big third inning to claim a 10-2 NLC victory on the road at Concord and stay in the hunt for an NLC championship.

Plymouth's Hodges, Smith, Howe all sign for football

May 6, 2011

PLYMOUTH — With all the success Plymouth football has enjoyed over the past three-year cycle, colleges around the country are taking notice.
The Rockies have graduated numerous college recruits in the past several seasons, and a trio of Plymouth players is continuing that tradition in 2011.
PHS seniors Damon Howe, Brock Smith and Houston Hodges will all continue their football careers at the collegiate level.

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