Archive - Oct 2012
WALKERTON â€” Jaide, an 11-month-old rottweiler and bullmastiff mix, was taken from her ownerâ€™s home by Walkerton police officers and St. Joseph County Humane Society workers last Friday.
Jaideâ€™s owner, Anthony Hill, said he was not home at the time, did not know his dog would be taken, and arrived home to find his door kicked in and his canine missing.
â€śThey left my house unsecuredâ€¦I have three kids, including a 3-month-old baby,â€ť said Hill.
DONALDSON â€” Ancilla College has hired Aaron Butcher as the Chargersâ€™ new menâ€™s basketball coach.
Butcher is the first head coach of the menâ€™s basketball team that was once a student-athlete in the Charger program.
â€śI would like to thank Dr. May, Dr. Blount, and Mr. Gene Reese for the opportunity to lead the menâ€™s basketball program here at Ancilla,â€ť began Butcher. â€śHaving played here, I take great pride in this program. The last three seasons working for Coach Tonagel at Indiana Wesleyan has helped prepare me for this opportunity and I am excited for whatâ€™s in store.â€ť
WINONA LAKE â€”Â North Libertyâ€™s Jason Dittmar and teammate Dave Eggers won the Poor Boyâ€™s Bass Attack at Winona Lake, and the victory let them capture the season championship for the . Tournament Series by only one point with 454 points.
On a day when the fish were few and far between as only six teams weighed in a fish, Dittmarâ€™s and Eggersâ€™ four fish weighed 14.90 pounds and was anchored by a 5.39-pound largemouth that took the Travel Tender Bait and Tackle Big Bass Award.
Oct. 21, 2012
BREMEN â€”Â Phyllis Yoder, 86, of Bremen, died at 1:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Bremen Health Care.
She is survived by a son, Joseph H. (Brenda) Yoder, Wabash; daughters, Kay (Leonald) Rouch, Bremen, Ann (Roger) Story, Wabash, Mary Yoder, Ridgeville, Christine Smith, Warsaw; a sister, Carol (Don) Soales, Elkhart; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mishler Funeral Home, Bremen.
Reghan L. Nellans
May 22, 1981-Oct. 20, 2012
MENTONE â€”Â Reghan L. Nellans, 31, of Mentone passed at 8:26 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Woodlawn Hospital of Rochester.
She was born May 22, 1981 in Rochester to Rod and Marla (Martin) Kreft.
She married Marc W. Nellans Aug. 23, 2003 in Bourbon; he survives.
Reghan was a stay-at-home mom. She was a member of the Harrison Center Church. She served on the board at the Jack and Jill Preschool. Her life was wrapped around her husband and children.
May 4, 1943-Oct. 18, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Sondre J. Kamp, 69, of Plymouth passed away at 8:24 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, surrounded by her loving family, after losing her battle with cancer and emphysema.
Sondre was born May 4, 1943, in Plymouth, to Deane and Cecelia (Kinsey) Dipert. Sondre was a lifetime resident of Marshall County. Feb. 16, 1959, Sondre became the bride of Kenneth E. Kamp. He preceded her in death Oct. 16, 2007. They were married nearly 49 years.
Virginia Ruth Baker
May 2, 1919-Oct. 19, 2012
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Virginia Ruth Baker, 93, of Plymouth passed away at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at her home with her loved ones by her side.
Ray N. Hancock
Oct. 18, 2012
GROVERTOWN â€” Ray N. Hancock, 70, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 in his home.Â
Survivors include: one daughter, Valerie Andrews of Indianapolis; one son, Jamie Hancock of Indianapolis; four grandchildren; one sister, Leann Johnson of Noblesville; two brothers, Ron Hancock of Valparaiso and Jerry Hancock of Hamlet.
PLYMOUTH â€” County commissioner Greg Compton recently purchased the assets of Advanced Care Transport, Plymouthâ€™s medical transportation company that closed its doors recently due to alleged Medicaid fraud.
Compton, who is also branch manager of Key Bank in Plymouth, said that the purchase is a business venture. He is partnering with his wife and another couple â€” who did not want to be named â€” on the project.
STARKE â€” The Starke County Treasurerâ€™s Office is closed until further notice. Linda Belork was reinstated as Starke County Treasurer Monday morning following Judge John Potterâ€™s ruling issued Oct. 18 that said Belork was entitled to serve in the office she was elected to in November 2008. However, her official bond had been revoked following her removal from office in August 2011