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October 28th

D. Ruth Cox

October 28, 2012

D. Ruth Cox
Oct. 28, 1913-Aug. 16, 2012
PLYMOUTH — A memorial service for Dorothy “Ruth” Cox, 98, who passed away Aug. 16, will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Michigan St., Plymouth Saturday, Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of services in the church. Pastors Larry Marhanka and Jeff Herron will officiate.
Ruth was the youngest of three daughters born in Sioux Falls, S.D. to Arthur and Georgianna Chittick. At the age of 3 years, her family moved to Chicago, Ill. so her father could attend law school and later practice law.

Mark Arvesen

October 28, 2012

Mark Arvesen
May 17, 1955-Oct. 22, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Mark Edward Arvesen, 57, of Plymouth, passed away at 8:33 a.m., Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth, as a result of a stroke. Mark had struggled with various health issues for the past 10 years.

Vivian E. Overmyer

October 28, 2012

Vivian E. Overmyer
April 18, 1914-Oct. 23, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Vivian E. Overmyer 98, Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth, and formerly of Akron passed away at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at Pilgrim Manor, Plymouth.
She was born April 18, 1914 in Rochester, the daughter of Ellsworth and Zella (Essick) Wagoner. She was married to Harold Trout and he preceded her in death in 1950. In 1959, she married Charles Overmyer. He preceded her in death in 1978.

October 26th

Falcons fall to Knights at Marian

October 26, 2012

MISHAWAKA — Holding onto a 20-7 buffer in the third quarter, Glenn’s chances of a sectional reprisal against Marian were looking pretty good.
But the Knights scored 28 points in a span of less than 10 minutes, and the hosts handed the visiting Falcons a 42-20 season-ending defeat in a Sectional 17 semifinal Friday in Mishawaka.

What does unemployment look like in Marshall County?

October 26, 2012

Editor’s note: Due to sensitivity of subject matter, names of those interviewed have been changed to respect their privacy.

MARSHALL CO. — In 2010, Plymouth resident Susanna Crowley was unexpectedly laid off from her job of 10 years.
The 58-year-old was experienced in administration and said her work history was good. Still, she spent the past two years on unemployment benefits, and her job search grew increasingly frantic. Recently, she was informed that her unemployment benefits had run out.

Standoff ends without incident

October 26, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — A potentially tragic situation was averted Thursday thanks to the cooperation of several first responding departments.
Around 1 p.m. Thursday, police, fire and EMS were dispatched to a home on 11B Road just outside of the city of Plymouth.
A man at the residence had doused himself in gasoline, barricaded himself in his driveway with old lawn mowers and mo-peds and threatened to light himself on fire.
He held a large lighter in one of his hands.

'Drive for United Way' Saturday at CCHS

October 26, 2012

Oliver Ford will sponsor a "Drive One For United Way" event this Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Culver Community High School. For each person who stops by to test-drive a vehicle (which is free), Oliver Ford will donate $20 to the United Way of Marshall
County, up to $6,000.

The United Way supports 21 Marshall County organizations including, in Culver, the Culver Boys & Girls Club and Union Twp. Emergency Fund.

For more information on United Way Marshall County, visit

Bourbon Street Pizza opens in Plymouth

October 26, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A steady stream of customers kept Bourbon Street Pizza workers busy during the restaurant’s opening night Wednesday.
Owner Tim Harman said he had been planning a Plymouth location for the restaurant for about two years. Bourbon Street Pizza is also located in Bourbon and in Nappanee under the name Nappanee Pizza Company.
“The atmosphere (of all three restaurants) is going to be very similar, with the hometown decor and memorabilia,” said Harman.
The food is also the same.
“Our MO is pretty much pizza, pasta, and appetizers,” said Harman.

Falcons look to avoid repeat with Sectional 17 match-up at Marian tonight

October 26, 2012

MISHAWAKA — John Glenn is feeling a little bit of deja vu this week: A round two sectional game with Marian, on the road at Mishawaka.
But after being eliminated 22-14 by the Knights last year, that’s where the Falcons are hoping the similarities end.
Glenn (5-5) hits the road for Marian (7-3) at 7 p.m. tonight looking for a reprisal of last year’s season-ending loss in a Class 3A Sectional 17 semifinal.

Ancilla soccer bounced from playoffs

October 26, 2012

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Ancilla’s men’s soccer team was defeated 7-1 by Cincinnati State Technical on Wednesday in the first round of regional playoffs.
“We did not have the horses to keep up with Cincinnati’s quick and powerful attack,” said Ancilla coach Darren Gallgher. “They are a very well-coached team, and I would not be surprised if they made a deep run.”
Cincinnati came into the match against Ancilla with a 13-5-1 regular season record with a co-championship in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference.

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