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October 2nd

Widespread power outage unexplained

October 2, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A power outage that affected more than 7,500 NIPSCO customers in Plymouth alone has no explanation as of yet.
According to a representative from NIPSCO, the power went out in Plymouth around 3:15 and was out for most people for about 15 minutes.
There were reports of residents with REMC also reporting power outages throughout Marshall County from Culver to Bremen.
There were even reports of power outages in Starke County.
NIPSCO said it is currently investigating what caused the power outage.

To camp or not to camp? Commissioners are asked the question

October 2, 2012

PLYMOUTH - Who owns the property under the bridges around the county became a question for the Marshall County Commissioners Monday morning.
John Childs came before the Commissioners to pose the question in response to activity on his property. Childs has an organic farm and owns the property around 14B and 14th Road in Marshall County which includes a bridge on the Yellow River. He told the Commissioners that he has no problem with people fishing on the property but has not allowed people to camp there, his objection being trash and campers using the area as a toilet.

Rockies top Panthers in PK thriller

October 2, 2012

PLYMOUTH — For anyone who doesn’t think the postseason represents a clean slate, take the example of Plymouth versus NorthWood.
Coming off a lopsided 4-1 loss to the Panthers just last Tuesday, it would have been easy for the Rockies to sink to the level of a similar expectation in Monday’s sectional opener at Kindt Field. Instead, Alex Orellana’s penalty kick sealed Plymouth a 4-2 PK shootout edge, and the Rockies mauled him in a raucous celebration as they claimed a 2-1 win victory over their guests in a Class 2A Sectional 7 thriller.

Lady Dragons open sectional play with rout of Kouts

October 2, 2012

DeMOTTE — The Argos girls’ soccer team got off to a strong sectional start Monday as the defending-champion Lady Dragons claimed a 7-0 rout over Kouts at the Class A Covenant Christian Sectional.

Results 10-2

October 2, 2012

Boys soccer
Argos eliminates Culver
Defending regional champion Argos kept Culver from registering a single shot on goal, and the Dragons eliminated host Culver at its home sectional in a 7-0 rout Monday night.
Damon Binkley and Dominic Cataldo each scored twice, while Zach Stockman scored once with an assist, and Chandler Campbell and Joseph Stone also scored goals in the win as Argos advanced to play Lakeland Christian in a semifinal Wednesday following a match-up between Bremen and Winamac.
Marshall Anderson recorded six saves in goal as the Cavaliers were outshot 13-0 in the closer.

October 1st

Gloria Jean Scarborough

October 1, 2012

Gloria Jean Scarborough
April 4, 1940-Sept. 28, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Gloria Jean Scarborough, 72, of Plymouth died Sept. 28, 2012 at 11:05 a.m. at her residence. She had been in declining health for several months.
She was born April 4, 1940 in Knox to Forrest and Geraldine (Zellers) White. She has lived in Plymouth the last seven years, coming from Grovertown.
She married David Scarborough Jr. March 17, 1956 in Grovertown; he preceded April 18, 1998.
She was a housewife/homemaker. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Argos.

Benjamin V. Mevis

October 1, 2012

Benjamin V. Mevis
June 16, 1936-Sept. 29, 2012
CULVER — Benjamin V. Mevis, 76, of Culver, passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012.
He was born June 16, 1936 in Plymouth to the late Harry and Nora (Stuck) Mevis. Ben served his country in the Nike Missile Division of the Army and guarded skies over Detroit, Mich. He was later employed at the Burr Oak Hardware for five years and at Transit Mix for 33 1/2 years as a mechanic and fabricator. Later, he enjoyed doing small engine repair at home. Ben is a member of Union Church of the Brethren in Plymouth.

Walter Heil

October 1, 2012

Walter Heil
Feb. 11, 1919-Sept. 28, 2012
WALKERTON — Walter “L” Heil, 93, of Walkerton died peacefully in his home Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 after a brief illness.

Alvin L. Hite

October 1, 2012

Alvin L. Hite
Jan. 18, 1947-Sept. 28, 2012
CULVER — Alvin Lee Hite, 65, of Culver, passed away at 1:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 in the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center – Mishawaka. His death followed an inspiring fight against leukemia.
Alvin was born in Plymouth Jan. 18, 1947, the sixth of 11 children to David Loyal and Mary Marguerite (Hoeszle) Hite. He first attended West Township schools and then Plymouth in the class of 1966.
During the Vietnam War, he served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged Aug. 20, 1968.

Death notices 10-1-12

October 1, 2012

Charlotte R. Brandt
Sept. 28, 2012
CULVER — Charlotte R. Brandt, 69, of Culver died Sept. 28, 2012 at 10 p.m. at Porter Regional Hospital, Valparaiso.
She is survived by her brother, Arnold (Nancy) Brandt of Winamac.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at Frain Mortuary. Funeral services will be held at Frain Mortuary, Winamac, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at McKinley Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Winamac.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Stroke Association. Online condolences may be offered at

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