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December 23rd

Baker Edwin Gee

December 23, 2011

Baker Edwin Gee
May 31, 1942-Dec. 20, 2011
PLYMOUTH — Baker Edwin Gee, 69, of Plymouth passed away at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 in his home. He was born May 31, 1942 in Henderson, Ky. to Baker Gee and Evelyn L. (Brown) Turnage. March 24, 2000 in South Bend, he married Mary (DeBlase) Hurst.

James J. Dorman, DVM

December 23, 2011

James J. Dorman, DVM
Feb. 24, 1916-Dec. 16, 2011
LEESBURG, Fla. — James J. Dorman, DVM, who served for more than 25 years as a multi-county large - animal veterinarian, entered into his heavenly rest Dec. 16, 2011. He and his wife (Allie Bird) moved from Argos in 1966 to work for the USDA as an epidemiologist in the states of North Carolina and Tennessee. He is survived by his loving three children, Jean, Libby and John and his wife Nora of Leesburg, Fla. Doc had seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Argos remained a very special place in his heart.

Eva Marie Lawmaster

December 23, 2011

Eva Marie Lawmaster
May 16, 1925-Dec. 20, 2011
BOURBON — Eva Marie Lawmaster, 86, of Bourbon passed away Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at 6:05 p.m. at home in the care of her family and Hospice.

James E. Sommer

December 23, 2011

James E. Sommer
Nov. 27, 1927-Dec. 19, 2011
BOURBON — James E. Sommer, 84 of Bourbon passed away Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at 3 a.m. at home in the care of his family and Hospice.
Jim was born the son of Lester I. Sommer and Barbara Stauffer Sommer Nov. 27, 1927 at Ft. Wayne. He was a resident of the Bourbon and Etna Green area all his life. He was a 1945 graduate of Leo High School. He also was owner of Bourbon Plumbing and Heating for many years, served in the United States Air Force during World War II and attended the Philadelphia Church of God of Elkhart.

Wilma F. (Grass, Grosvenor) Barkman

December 23, 2011

Wilma F. (Grass, Grosvenor) Barkman
March 12, 1916-Dec. 16. 2011
AKRON — Wilma was born March 12, 1916 in Fulton County to William H. and Nellie Myers Grass. She married Harvey Grosvenor June 29, 1940 in Warsaw; he passed away Dec. 17, 1964. She then married Kenneth Barkman Sept. 24, 1977 in Rochester; he passed away Sept. 17, 2002.
Surviving are two nieces: Carol Haas, LaPaz and Candance Yeager, Zionsville. Along with her husbands she was preceded in death by one brother: Lloyd Grass.

Lions Clubs spread holiday cheer

December 23, 2011

LAKEVILLE — Once again, a steady stream of children filed past toy-covered tables during the Lakeville Lions-LaPaz Lions Toys for Tots distribution day.
Unlike the last several years, though, those youngsters, their parents, and volunteers from both Lions Clubs enjoyed plenty of room to maneuver, thanks to a new location – Newton Center in Lakeville.
After eight years at the Union-North Ambulance Service building the ever-expanding campaign charged into its new home Saturday to rave reviews.

Pilgrims celebrate Thanksgiving during Christmas

December 23, 2011

PLYMOUTH — Game day started a little early for Plymouth’s Pilgrims.
Meeting Whitko on the floor at PHS Wednesday evening, Coach Ryan Bales’ team met some real VIPs earlier in the day. The team “adopted” several families in Plymouth to help brighten their Christmas holiday with gifts and food.

December 22nd

Culver’s DeWitt returns to Pearl Harbor for 70th anniversary of bombing

December 22, 2011

Culver’s Jim DeWitt hadn’t seen Pearl Harbor in 70 years, but over the week of Dec. 7, he and a number of others present on that fateful day, were given a hero’s welcome at the area many -- like DeWitt -- last saw when the wounds of the victims of Japanese bombers were still fresh, families of the dead still in shock.

Election ongoing hot topic at Culver council mtg

December 22, 2011

Two town council members last week added their comments to existing voices concerning the controversy over accusations made leading up to last month’s hotly-contested Culver town clerk race.

During the Dec. 13 regular meeting, Council member Lynn Overmyer defended outgoing clerk Casey Howard, who was defeated by Karen Heim, describing the “mess of paperwork” and “disarray” Howard was faced with when she first took over the clerk’s position, noting Howard straightened out the situation “professionally and promptly.”

View the Pet of the Week

December 22, 2011

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