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AYP grades in for Plymouth

August 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — As a corporation, the Plymouth Schools have achieved an “A” rating by the Indiana Department of Education for 2011.

Ratings for the individual schools in the corporation ranged from “A” in all four elementary buildings to a “D” at LJH. Riverside Intermediate is ranked as a “B” school and Plymouth High School as a “C” school.

Bremen schools get 'A' from DoE

August 30, 2011

BREMEN — “We have worked long and hard to earn that,” said Bremen school superintendent Russ Mikel Monday, of the school’s exemplary rating from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE).

This is the first year that Bremen schools have received an A.

The state’s rating system is based on Public Law 221, an accountability system for grades K-12.
Schools are placed in one of five categories: A (exemplary progress), B (commendable progress), C (academic progress), D (academic watch), or F (academic probation).

Teens work on career goals at Club

August 30, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Cheyenne McIntire and Dakota Nussel know what they want to be when they grow up.

Both freshman in high school, the two students are not letting their youth get in the way of accomplishing their career goals. In addition to taking special classes at Plymouth High School, McIntire and Nussel are both participating in the Boys and Girls Club program called Career Launch.

The once-a-week class is taught by program director Andrea Schoof, who hopes to add job shadowing to the program for the first time this year.

Anton B. Braun

August 30, 2011

Anton B. Braun
July 8, 1978-Aug. 26, 2011
NORTH LIBERTY — Anton B. Braun, 33, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 in South Bend. Anton was born July 8, 1978 to Philip and Suellen (Thiel) Braun in Plymouth. Aug. 2, 2003 in South Bend he married Tracy (Parks) Braun. Mr. Braun graduated from John Glenn High School and Lima Tech and worked as a heavy equipment technician.

Elsie M. Wieringa

August 30, 2011

Elsie M. Wieringa
Jan. 17, 1922-Aug. 27, 2011
LAKEVILLE — Elsie M. Wieringa, 89, of Lakeville, formerly of Culver passed away Saturday, Aug. 27 at 5:30 a.m. in Southfield Village Nursing Home in South Bend.
Elsie was born Jan. 17, 1922 in Galveston, one of seven children born to James (Laura Ronk) Tolley.

Ethel Robinson

August 30, 2011

Ethel Robinson
April 30, 1930-Aug. 27, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Ethel Robinson, 81, lived in Osceola, all of her life, until moving to Riverwalk Retirement Homes in October of 2010. She died of natural causes at 6:16 a.m. in Miller’s Assisted Living Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011.
Ethel was born April 30, 1930, in New Carlisle. She was the daughter of Randall Draper and Sophia Lorene Brothers Draper.
She attended Osceola School and then her high school years at Mishawaka High School graduating with the class of 1948.

Death notices 8-29-11

August 30, 2011

Jimmie Hackworth
Aug. 28, 2011
BOURBON — Jimmie Hackworth, 51, of Bourbon died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at 4:01 a.m. at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus of apparent heart failure.
He is survived by his two children, Jimmie Jr. (Susan) and Rusta Hackworth all of Orlando, Fla.; two grandchildren; sisters, Gearldene (Henry) Webb of Prestonsburg, Ky., Marilyn (Everett) Gillman of Etna Green, Shirl (James) Conklin of Bourbon; two brothers, Jack (Jackie) Hackworth of Tippecanoe and Bobbie (Janny) Hackworth of Martin, Ky.; and sister-in-law, Theda Hackworth of Martin, Ky.

Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Marshall

August 30, 2011

Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Marshall
Aug. 2, 1920-Aug. 26, 2011
BOURBON — Elizabeth “Libby” Marshall, 91, of Bourbon passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 at 1:10 p.m. in her home. She had been in failing health.
Libby was born the daughter of the Rev. George Snider and Rev. Zoa French Snider Aug. 2, 1920 at Bluffton. She married Jonathan Shakes Marshall in November of 1950; he died Nov. 18, 1980.

Death notices 8-28-11

August 30, 2011

Katie Pike
Aug. 24, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Katie Pike, 89, of 328 Conger St., Plymouth, died of natural causes at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at the home of her daughter after a lengthy illness.
Surviving are daughters, Shirley Conley of Elkhart, Delores Dipert and Sharon Standley, both of Plymouth; sons, James Pike of Plymouth and Rolland Pike of Elkhart; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
Visitation is Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the House of Prayer, 12450 Plymouth-Goshen Trail, Plymouth, IN 46563.

Death notices 8-28-11

August 30, 2011

Katie Pike
Aug. 24, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Katie Pike, 89, of 328 Conger St., Plymouth, died of natural causes at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at the home of her daughter after a lengthy illness.
Surviving are daughters, Shirley Conley of Elkhart, Delores Dipert and Sharon Standley, both of Plymouth; sons, James Pike of Plymouth and Rolland Pike of Elkhart; 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
Visitation is Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the House of Prayer, 12450 Plymouth-Goshen Trail, Plymouth, IN 46563.

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