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Gale Lertus Murphy

June 29, 2011

Gale Lertus Murphy
Oct. 17, 1915-June 26, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Gale L. Murphy, 95, of Plymouth, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 26, 2011, in the Catherine Kasper Living Center, Donaldson.
He was born, together with a twin brother, Dale A. Murphy, Oct. 17, 1915, in Marshall County, the son of Homer A. and Grace E. Vinnedge Murphy. He lived in Marshall County most of his life.
Gale graduated from Lakeville High School with the class of 1935. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II. As a technical sergeant he was stationed for three years in the South Pacific.

Arthur ‘Art’ Suter

June 29, 2011

Arthur ‘Art’ Suter
July 30, 1937-June 26, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Art Suter, 73, a lifetime resident of Plymouth, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 6:15 a.m. Art died at Miller’s Merry Manor of natural causes, in the loving care of family and friends.
His sons who were with him when he passed said that he had a beautiful smile on his face, a trait that he had all of his life.
Art said, “Everything that was good in my life was due to a friend or from some special woman supporting me. Anybody that gets anywhere, disabled or not, has to have a lot of help.”

Death notices 6-29-11

June 29, 2011

Dorothy Marie Bonewitz (Alstedt)
June 26, 2011 
WARSAW — Dorothy Marie Bonewitz (Alstedt), 86, of Warsaw, died Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 9 p.m. in Greencroft Health Care Goshen.
She is survived by her children, Roberta K. (Steve) Anderson of Leesburg, Michael R. (Nancy) Bonewitz of Goshen, David P. (Anne) Bonewitz of Warsaw, Debora J. (Jim) Ellis of New Paris and Nancy E. (Ken) Miller of Bourbon; 29 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Laveta (Lyle) Kenney of Alexis, Ill., and Thelma (Don) Krantz of San Diego, Calif.
There will be no visitation.

Frank Milton Stubblefield Jr.

June 29, 2011

Frank Milton Stubblefield Jr.
June 24, 2011
CULVER — Frank Milton Stubblefield Jr. of Culver passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family Friday, June 24, 2011.
He was an active volunteer in both the Culver community as well as the Culver Military Academy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Frank Milton Stubblefield Sr. and May (Price) Stubblefield, and his wife, Allene “Chris” Stubblefield.

Carl E. ‘Porky’ Bellman

June 29, 2011

Carl E. ‘Porky’ Bellman
June 20, 1930-June 27, 2011
BREMEN — Carl E. “Porky” Bellman, 81, of Bremen, passed away Monday, June 27, 2011 at his residence. He was born June 20, 1930 in Bremen to Charles and Bernice (Martin) Bellman. June 25, 1955 he married Shirley Walker, who preceded him in death in 1996. He then married Betty Z. Casper July 31, 1999, she survives.

Joyce M. Schrader

June 29, 2011

Joyce M. Schrader
June 21, 2011
WALKERTON — Joyce M. Schrader, 75, of Walkerton died June 21, 2011.
She is survived by her four children, Nichole “Niki” Schrader of Fishers, Ashley (Diane) Schrader of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Carter Schrader of South Bend, and Nick (Julie) Schrader of Carmel; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; two sisters, Ann (Ken) Voth of South Bend, and Kay Hay of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and one brother, Larry Hay of LaPorte.

Suspicious man visits Bourbon daycare

June 29, 2011

BOURBON — On the morning of April 25, 2011, a man who identified himself as Mike Johnson walked into First Step daycare in Bourbon and began questioning director Becky Wampler, who was taking care of her invalid father, about the facility.
The man said that he had a 2-year-old daughter and he was looking for a daycare for her. Wampler said that although he claimed to have a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, he appeared to be too old to have children that age. After looking into all the rooms, the man sat down on the couch.
“He said, ‘Is this all the children you have?’” said Wampler.

Plymouth PD still looking for new officer

June 29, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Police Depart-ment is still looking for a replacement for Officer Trent Shively, who announced his resignation last month.
Police chief Jim Cox announced at the board of public works and safety meeting Monday that the department had recently completed background checks on the three candidates they have for the position. It was found that one of the candidates had been involved in an underage drinking party in the past, and that when dealing with the Plymouth police, had became belligerent.

Houin appointed PCSC lawyer

June 29, 2011

PLYMOUTH — During a regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday night, the Plymouth School Board officially appointed Jeffery Houin to the position of Corporation Attorney.
Houin is originally from Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1996. He competed on the Plymouth Speech Team all except his junior year, when he attended Wentzinger Gymnasium in Freiburg, Germany as a recipient of the Congress-Bundestag student exchange scholarship.

Culver Boys & Girls Club auction dazzles

June 29, 2011

A captivating -- and at times side-splitting -- performance by renowned Indiana University-based a capella group Straight No Chaser provided what attendees doubtless found the perfect end to a perfect evening, at the Culver Boys & Girls Club's annual auction and banquet.
Running through several comedy-laced musical numbers, the group even brought Dianne Osborn, one of the principle organizers of the event, to the stage to croon their rendition of "My Girl" to her, earning appreciative laughs and cheers from the crowd.

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