Archive - Oct 2012
May 7, 1941-Sept. 28, 2012
ARGOS â€”Â James K. Sjoquist, age 71, of Argos, passed away at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, at his home.Â
James was born May 7, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Kermit and Mildred (Swan) Sjoquist. Jan. 14, 1967, James married the former Betty Jean Casey. Together they raised their daughter, Venus. James worked for the Dodge Manufacturing Company, Honeywell, and Indiana Heat Transfer, as a Draftsman. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and served overseas in the Vietnam War.
Oct. 1, 2012
DONALDSON â€”Â John Holm, 84, died at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at the Catherine Kasper Life Care Center, in Donaldson.Â
He is survived by his brother, Jack Holm of Plymouth.Â
The Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, has been entrusted with the arrangements. According to Johnâ€™s wishes there will be no visitation or services. Burial will be at the Grovertown Cemetery.
Memories may be shared at: www.vangilderfuneralhome.com
James K. Sjoquist
Sept. 28, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€” A sectional bye can offer all sorts of advantages.
For Culver Military, it gave the Eagles a chance to scout Plymouth during its Sectional 7 opener with NorthWood Monday.
The visitors found a chink in the Rockiesâ€™ armor, and they were finally able to capitalize with a pair of goals midway through the second half en route to a 3-0 win over the hosts in a rainy sectional semifinal Wednesday at Kindt Field.
It took Triton seven weeks to break into the win column.
Coming off last weekâ€™s 21-10 Northern State Conference win at LaVille, the struggling Trojans can finally carry over some momentum into their match-up with Knox at home Friday night.
The Trojans rallied from a 10-7 halftime deficit with two scores and a shutout in the second half to spoil LaVilleâ€™s Senior Night last week. On Friday, theyâ€™re hoping to avoid a Senior Night letdown of their own as they face a Knox team with an identical 1-6 overall, 1-4 NSC mark.
Phend and Brown is beginning work on Plymouth city streets starting Monday. The following streets will be affected:
â€˘ Center Street from Monroe to Jackson
â€˘ Ewing Street from Michigan to Bayless
â€˘ Madison Street from Eighth to the dead end
â€˘ Monroe Street from Michigan to Magnetic Parkway
â€˘ Garro Street from Fifth to Washington
â€˘ Richter Road from Jefferson to Baker
These areas will be closed to traffic during work hours except for Madison Street which local traffic will be allowed to pass.
BREMEN â€” Bremen and Triton received the most All-Northern State Conference boys tennis selections with four, while NSC team champion Jimtown finished with three as the All-NSC picks were announced recently.
Wes Burkholder won the 3 singles tournament and Krent Hueni and Tommy Foster won the 2 doubles tilt, while Bremen teammates Brad Foster and Nate Strehler earned all-conference at-large honors for the Lions. Triton fell short of any individual championships at the tourney, but Jeff Ross, Dean Howdeshell, Pete Kauffman and Lucas Shafer were all given at-large picks.
PLYMOUTH â€” This week is national banned book week, a celebration of reading organized by the American Library Association (ALA) among other organizations.
Plymouth Public Library young adult librarian Debbie Beck said that the library does not ban books.
â€śOur library doesnâ€™t ban books â€” but we also donâ€™t go to the other side and encourage people to read books that have been banned,â€ť said Beck. â€śWe want people to come in and read books because they are interested in them, not because itâ€™s controversial.â€ť
PLYMOUTH â€” Beginning Thursday, a free soup kitchen will be open the first and third Thursdays of each month at New Song Community Church.
Organizer Sharon Miller said that the idea was born from a simple desire â€” to feed the hungry in the community.
PLYMOUTH - It was a celebration of literacy at Plymouthâ€™s Lincoln Junior High on Tuesday night.
Special speakers and activities arranged by the Lincoln Language Arts staff - Paula Neidlinger, Sarah McKenzie, Chelsea Barmfeld, Katie Kappler and T.J. McNally - gave the assembled parents and students of Lincoln a look at the importance of the skills of communication in the modern world.
â€śThe skills weâ€™re talking about today - communication skills - are the most important skills you can have for the jobs of the future,â€ť said Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter one of the special speakers at the event.
PLYMOUTH â€” Friday was fun, but it was only fun on Friday.
Plymouthâ€™s Rockies returned to work after a big Northern Lakes Conference win on the road at Concord, probably as soon as the school song was over Friday night.
â€śThe biggest thing you worry about after a big win is a letdown,â€ť said Plymouth head coach John Barron. â€śWe canâ€™t be complacent. I guarantee we arenâ€™t allowing it in practice.â€ť
The biggest celebration for the Rockies was likely watching game film, and that even had a sense of purpose with it.