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January 13th

Death notice 1-13-11

January 13, 2011

Linda E. Gibson
Jan. 3, 2011
NORTH LIBERTY — Linda E. Gibson, 67, of North Liberty and Walkerton, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011 in Richfield, Utah.
She is survived by her children: Pamela Jean (Larry) Forster of Richfield, Utah, Kathryn Louise (Brian) Shidler of Mishawaka, and Luther Edwin Gibson of Riverside, Calif.; sister, Susan Estelle (Don) Taylor of Yucalpa, Calif.; brother, James Alan (Jan) Miller of Argos; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation took place from 3 to 6 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, Jan. 11 at Nusbaum-Elkin Funeral Home, 408 Roosevelt Road, Walkerton.

Marthann ‘Martha’ Meyers

January 13, 2011

Marthann ‘Martha’ Meyers
Dec. 31, 1925 — Jan. 11, 2011
WARSAW — Marthann “Martha” Meyers, 85, of Whitetail Run, Warsaw, passed away at 3:45 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at her home following an extended illness.

Slippery roads to blame for crash

January 13, 2011

PLYMOUTH — A slippery road at the intersection of Olive Trail and Overmyer Drive in Plymouth were to blame for a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon. At 12:45 p.m. Howard Holland, Plymouth, 85, was driving a red 2002 Dodge Caravan south on Overmyer Drive and attempted to turn right onto Olive Trail but his van kept on turning. The van went off the right side of the road and struck a guide for a utility pole and the cable got wedged behind the left rear tire. Holland was not injured in the accident but the van received some minor damage and a flat tire.

Prom dresses needed

January 13, 2011

If a Plymouth High School girl attends every available formal dance, it could mean purchasing six formal gowns before she graduates.
Not only is this cost out of reach for many, it is also impractical for a young woman to own and store so many dresses she will likely wear just once.
Plymouth’s Beta Delta chapter of the local women’s philanthropic organization, Tri Kappa, has a solution: The second annual Promen-ade To Prom — a chance to recycle or buy a gently used dress for just $10.

Jail report given to county officers

January 13, 2011

Each year, the Marshall County Sheriff issues a yearly jail report to the County Commissioners and County Council.
The numbers compiled can be revealing.
Below are highlights from outgoing Sheriff Jon VanVactor’s jail report for 2010.
During the year of 2010 there were a total of 2,070 inmates processed into the jail. The average daily book in for the jail was 5.7 prisoners. The average daily inmate population was 100 persons.
The following is a list of the top 10 identified type of offenses of persons lodged in the Marshall County Jail during 2010:

A fond farewell

January 13, 2011

Former John Glenn girls basketball coach Dan Hutton, right, looks on during a game last year along with longtime assistant and current Glenn head coach John Willoughby, left.

Hutton lost his battle with cancer Tuesday night. Hutton’s coaching career spans a combined 22 years and his resume boasts three Bi-County Championships, two sectional and two regional championships and a 158-111 overall high school coaching record.
Hutton was honored on Nov. 30 with the John Glenn Falcon of the Year Award and the Northern State Conference Service Award.

Trojans start fast in win over Glenn

January 13, 2011

BOURBON — In a game teeming with subplots, Griffyn Carpenter reached the 1,000-point mark, and the Trojans got off to a quick start and didn’t look back as they took it to Triton head coach Jason Groves’ alma mater Glenn and Falcons’ head coach Travis Hannah, himself a Triton alum.
With inclement weather reeking havoc on both teams’ schedules — indeed, Wednesday’s Northern State Conference game was a rescheduling of a postponement Saturday — both coaches wanted to see their team hit the floor ready.

January 12th

Bremen senior reaches Eagle Scout

January 12, 2011

BREMEN — Many who are active in Boy Scouts for years don’t finish up requirements for the Eagle Scout award. Jason Ringer, who recently received his Eagle, said he could understand why.
“The hardest part is sticking with it for all of the years even as friends backed out,” said Ringer, a senior at Bremen High School. “I almost stopped when I fell behind on the project.”
Reaching the Eagle level is demanding.

Plymouth Mayor Senter earns honor from IACT

January 12, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS – Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter has been honored by the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns.
Senter was awarded Bronze and Silver Certificates in Advanced City Leadership. The program is co-sponsored by the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs Mayors Institute. It involves attending courses over the past two years designed to highlight topics of importance to Indiana's municipal CEO's.

Booker reviews position with BZA

January 12, 2011

PLYMOUTH — The Marshall County BZA (Board of Zoning Appeals) held a reorganization meeting to open 2011 last night.
By unanimous vote, the board approved retaining the same officers as in 2010. Don Ecker will continue as president; Robert Flora, vice-president, and Deb Griewank, secretary. Other board members include Foster Davenport and Stan Klotz.

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