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August 19th

Death notices 8-19-11

August 19, 2011

James Ronald Cook
Aug.17, 2011
NORTH VERNON — James “Jim” Ronald Cook, 68, a former Plymouth resident, living in North Vernon for the past 20 years, died of natural causes in the Columbus Regional Medical Center at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011.
He is survived by a brother, Gail L. (Patty) Cook, North Vernon, and a sister, Carol Jean (Doug) Barnlund, La Marque, Texas.
Visitation is Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m.

Brian K. Lehiy

August 19, 2011

Brian K. Lehiy
Dec. 1, 1964 – Aug. 17, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Brian K. Lehiy, 46, a Upas Road resident in Plymouth, passed away Wednesday afternoon at his workplace. Brian has been a Marshall County resident most of his lifetime.
Born Dec. 1, 1964 in Bremen, Brian was the son of Carl R. and Betty J. (Sickmiller) Lehiy. He was a member of the Plymouth High School class of 1983 and played varsity football.
Brian was a hard worker and for the past three years was employed at Hundt’s Auto Salvage in Plymouth.

PHS grad receives clergy grant; makes plans to visit his hometown on sabbatical

August 19, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Next May, Pastor Brett Crump will be taking four months off from his duties as senior pastor at New Palestine Bible Church.
Crump is one of only 19 ministers in Indiana to receive the 2011 Lilly Endowment clergy renewal grant. The grant awards up to $50,000 to ministers to enable them to take time off, travel, and rest.
Crump said that applying for the grant was a pretty involved process.

PHS students on one-to-one ratio with laptops

August 19, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The first day of school on Aug. 17 may have seemed like Christmas to many of the Plymouth High School students. Every student was given a MacBook laptop computer to use at school and at home for the entire 2011-12 school year.
All in all, some 1,300 computers were passed out to students and staff. Faculty members had received theirs prior to the opening day of school and had received specific training on the many ways they can be used to enhance learning.

LaPaz law enforcement to be provided by Marshall Co.

August 19, 2011

LaPaz — LaPaz has been without their own law enforcement since January. Although the town has pursued finding a part-time officer, LaPaz council member Roger Ecker reported to the county commissioners Monday that all of the applicants were unworthy of the position.

Reed seeking funds for stone

August 19, 2011

PLYMOUTH — By Aug. 11, a fundraising effort for a monument reached a milestone: One-third of the way to goal.
John Reed, a local photographer (More Than a Click Photography), manager at Quick’s Lanes, correspondent with this newspaper, and also a brand new father, started a group on Facebook called “Help purchase a grave marker for Margaret and Anna Rash (aka The Apple Twins).”
Within two days, the group has more than 50 members and has raised nearly $300 of the $1,000 needed for a headstone.

August 18th

Wind turbine meeting draws hundreds

August 18, 2011

Between 300 and 400 people filled the Culver Elementary School gymnasium Saturday morning for what was billed as an informational meeting sponsored by Concerned Property Owners of Southern Marshall County, Indiana. The topic of the day has become a hot one in recent weeks and months in the area: the proposed placement of more than 60 400-plus foot wind turbines across several thousand acres in parts of Marshall and Fulton Counties by Florida based energy company Nextera.

Death notices 8-18-11

August 18, 2011

Brian Kersey
Aug. 14, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Brian Kersey, 46, 13332 5C Road, Plymouth, died in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011.
He is survived by his father, Dale Kersey Jr. of Plymouth; sons, Brett Kersey of Plymouth, Jared Fawley of Kewanna; daughter, Kateline Kersey of Logansport; brother, Steve Kersey of Culver; and sister, Amy Cole of Plymouth.
Funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 from 2 to 10 p.m. for friends and family at his home, 13332 5C Road.

Olp fights disabled discrimation

August 18, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Dennis Olp has overcome many obstacles in his life; beginning with one that changed his life forever in 1983. Heading back to Ft. Bragg as a member of the United States Army, Olp was in a motorcycle crash. Two days later, he was paralyzed during surgery.
He has made it one of his life goals to help coach and educate — not only on the softball field where he currently is coach for the Plymouth Stealth girls fast-pitch team, but also to others he comes in contact with: Parents, fellow coaches, umpires and more.

New ‘familiar’ face heading up OD basketball

August 18, 2011

HAMLET — As students file into Oregon-Davis schools to start the new year they will see a new face in the gym as a teacher and head basketball coach, but he’s hardly a strange face to the area.

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