Archive - Jun 2011
Donald âCaseyâ T. Jones
March 8, 1928-June 17, 2011
PLYMOUTH âÂ Donald âCaseyâ T. Jones, 83, of 10251 Nutmeg Road, Plymouth, passed away at 11:19 a.m., Friday, June 17, 2011, at Our Lady of Peace Hospital, in Mishawaka.Â
PLYMOUTH â For a third year a group of high school friends will make good on a promise.
Mark Lindsey and Tony Plothow made a promise to good friend Craig Woolfington as he struggled with cancer that his daughter Kate would not have to worry about her college education. The two joined forces with Ted Hayden and for the third straight year the trio will host the Craig Woolfington Memorial Golf Outing to make good on that promise.
CULVER â CulverâsÂ Trent ElliottÂ parred number 8 in a playoff at Mystic Hills Golf Club to beat Plymouthâs Nate Kolter after the two tied with 80s in Marshall County Junior Tour action Tuesday in Culver.Â
Elliottâs tee shot stopped 4 feet above the hole, and he two-putted the par 3 hole to seal the victory in the boys 14-15 division.Â Kolterâs drive foundÂ a frontÂ sand trapÂ causing him toÂ bogey, meanwhile.Â
Also at Tuesdayâs competition, Plymouthâs John Schenk won the boys 10-11 division, while Ethan St. Michaelâs Ethan Oliver won the boys 8-9 competition.
HAMLET â Oregon-Davis High School announced the hiring of Matt Crawford as Physical Education Teacher and Head Boys Basketball Coach of the Bobcats on Tuesday.
Crawford is a graduate of Northridge High School and attended Goshen College where he played basketball for four years. As an assistant at Brownsburg, he was part of a program that won the state championship in the 2007-2008 season. Crawford has been an assistant boys basketball coach at Crown Point the past two seasons.
PLYMOUTH â Two representatives for congressman Joe Donnelly visited the Plymouth VFW post 1162 Friday to videotape WWII veteranâs accounts of their service. The recordings will be placed in the Library of Congress American Folklife Center Reading Roomâavailable for anyone to watch and listen toâas part of the Veterans History Project.
Karl Collis, commander of the Plymouth VFW, contacted the Veterans History Project about interviewing local veterans, concerned that their stories may be lost when the men themselves are gone.
John Glennâs Connor Berkebile sinks a putt during the Triton Golf Tournament last year. Berkebile was named to the 2011 Academic All-State team for boys golf after finishing out his senior season at the South Bend Riley Sectional with a solid 79 at Erskine.
PLYMOUTH â When Charlotte Bender of Plymouth purchased the light blue frilly dress for her first daughter in 1955, she had no idea that her great-granddaughters would still be wearing the dress in 2011.
Since the dress was purchased, eleven babies have worn it in a photo taken at 6 months of age â a family tradition that, with any luck, will continue.
âThe dress is so thin you can see through it,â said Christen White, Benderâs granddaughter.
PLYMOUTH â Drivers passing through downtown recently may have noticed an odd landmark in front of Kingâs Jewelry.
The giant gold-colored rock, dubbed âThe Rock of Goldâ is a tradition from years past recently reinstated.
âIt was very popular back in the 60s and 70s,â said Becky Glaub-Gibbs, of the Chamber of Commerce.
PLYMOUTH â Meeting those youâve looked up to as youâve gone through your life can be a daunting thing in the best of times. It can be even more so if heâs your commanding officer.
The latest member of Plymouth Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame â Major William Lee Jr. â had a rather unique experience meeting his idol. He shared the story with those in attendance at Fridayâs banquet to honor him and all Plymouth Alumni at Plymouth High School.
Janet Kline, left, prepares to try out an offering from the Corndance Cafe, represented here by Matt Artist, right, at the annual Taste of Culver festival Saturday. Sponsored by Culver's Chamber of Commerce, the event once again drew hundreds to the downtown area as the Caribbean-flavored sound of Kent Arnsbarger's steel drums mingled in the air with the enticing smells of a host of the area's popular restaurants and eateries.