Archive - Jun 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” City council members voted this week to enter into an agreement with DC Tech Solutions, LLC, a Plymouth company.
DC Tech will provide high-speed Internet service to city departments in exchange for being allowed to place its equipment on Plymouthâ€™s two water towers and on top of the fire department. In addition, DC Tech will supply free wireless Internet service to the downtown area, a $5,000 value.
â€śThere arenâ€™t many towns our size offering free wireless downtown,â€ť said councilman Mark Neidig during the meeting. â€śFor tourism, and for downtown residents, itâ€™s a good asset.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” If you are a golfer with some skills, you could be driving a new car home courtesy of the areaâ€™s Youth For Christ ministry.
YFC will hold its annual golf outing fundraiser at the Plymouth Country Club Thursday, June 23 â€” and thanks to some help from local businesses, two lucky golfers could have a new ride home.
â€śSomebody is definitely going to be driving a car home courtesy of the Auto Park,â€ť said Bob Beck, leader of YFC. â€śAuto Park will give away a car for the golfer that is closest to the pin. Oliver Ford will be giving away a truck for a golfer who hits a hole-in-one.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€”Eleven-year-old Destiny Cartwrightâ€™s house was a hub of excitement Wednesday afternoon, as family and friends waited anxiously to witness the completion of a project close to their hearts.
At 2 p.m., Destiny would be able to see her new bedroom, built by the Plymouth Kiwanis and decorated by the Make-A-Wish foundation.
â€śThis was her first wish, to have this done,â€ť said local Make-A-Wish volunteer Lori Parrish, of Argos.
If Lake Maxinkuckee looks especially picturesque this weekend due to a swath of graceful sails on its waters, that's because Culver is hosting the 2011 C Scow National Championship Regatta from June 17 through 19. And one of the people behind the event, Culver's own Ed Furry, says that's good news for the whole community -- and he hopes the whole community will take part in the festivities.
"We'll probably have 60 or 70 boats, each with a two or three-person crew," he says. "We'll be bringing a few hundred people to Culver to support the restaurants and businesses."
PLYMOUTH â€” John Scott assumed it was just a weather delay.
The Plymouth Post 27 announcer and assistant coach was following the teamâ€™s game at Logansport Post 60/418 online last Friday when the feed stopped. But what Scott thought was only bad weather turned out to be something far worse.
William F. Laramore
July 6, 1920 â€“ June 15, 2011
PLYMOUTH â€” Business and civic leader William F. Laramore, passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in his Plymouth home. Service arrangements are incomplete at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, Plymouth.
Howard F. Grove
June 14, 2011
NAPPANEE â€”Â Howard F. Grove, 94, of Nappanee, formerly of Bremen, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at LuAnn Nursing Home, Nappanee.
Survivors include daughters, Myrna Grove of Elkhart, and Elaine (Carl) Rhodes of Middlebury; son, Bruce (Pam) Grove of Monticello; three granddaughters; and one great-grandson.
July 2, 1928-June 14, 2011
WALKERTON â€” Ruby Kaiser, 82, of West 1st Road, Walkerton, died after a long and courageous battle, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in her residence.
Born in Teegarden July 2, 1928, Ruby was born the daughter of Nelson and Gertrude Harley Baughman. She graduated from Tyner High School with the class of 1946.
Nov. 2, 1946, in Mishawaka, Ruby Baughman and Robert Kaiser were married; Bob preceded her in death June 21, 2004.
June 14, 2011
ROCHESTER â€”Â Shirley Hiatt, 74, of 3361 N. 200 W. Rochester,Â died at 6 a.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Woodlawn Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Pat; daughters, Cathlene (David) Strong of Cusco, Peru, South America, and Bev Hiatt of Huntington; son, David (Catherine) Hiatt of Rochester; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, Martha â€śMartiâ€ť Schwenk of Rochester, Jan (Lynn) Mishler of Leiters Ford, and Donna Brucker of Muskegon, Mich.; and brother, John (Margaret) Raub of Indianapolis.
Kenneth Andre Allen
June 10, 2011Â
ROCHESTER â€” Kenneth Andre Allen, 48, of 4860 Wood Lane, Rochester, died at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2011 at his residence.
March 31, 1923-June 12, 2011
KNOX â€” LaVerna Ewing, 88, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2011 in Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Culver.
She was born March 31, 1923 in Kokomo to Ray and Ina (Jordan) Myers. Dec. 18, 1941 in Mishawaka she was married to Carroll Ewing, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister.Â
Survivors include one daughter, Cathy Benko of Knox; three sons, Gerald Ewing of Oak Grove, Richard (Dolly) Ewing of Culver, and Jeff (Renee) Ewing of Argos; nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.