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October 24th

Dog deemed dangerous, being held by Humane Society

October 24, 2012

WALKERTON — Jaide, an 11-month-old rottweiler and bullmastiff mix, was taken from her owner’s home by Walkerton police officers and St. Joseph County Humane Society workers last Friday.
Jaide’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.
“They left my house unsecured…I have three kids, including a 3-month-old baby,” said Hill.

Butcher returns to lead Chargers

October 24, 2012

DONALDSON — Ancilla College has hired Aaron Butcher as the Chargers’ new men’s basketball coach.
Butcher is the first head coach of the men’s basketball team that was once a student-athlete in the Charger program.
“I would like to thank Dr. May, Dr. Blount, and Mr. Gene Reese for the opportunity to lead the men’s basketball program here at Ancilla,” began Butcher. “Having 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 what’s in store.”

Eggers and Dittmar win Indiana Farm Bureau Tournament Series/ MARCO Bass Masters crown

October 24, 2012

WINONA LAKE — North Liberty’s Jason Dittmar and teammate Dave Eggers won the Poor Boy’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, Dittmar’s and Eggers’ 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.

October 23rd

Death notices 10-23-12

October 23, 2012

Phyllis Yoder
Oct. 21, 2012
BREMEN — 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

October 23, 2012

Reghan L. Nellans
May 22, 1981-Oct. 20, 2012
MENTONE — 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.

Sondre Kamp

October 23, 2012

Sondre Kamp
May 4, 1943-Oct. 18, 2012
PLYMOUTH — 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

October 23, 2012

Virginia Ruth Baker
May 2, 1919-Oct. 19, 2012
PLYMOUTH — 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.

Death notices 10-22-12

October 23, 2012

Ray N. Hancock
Oct. 18, 2012
GROVERTOWN — Ray N. Hancock, 70, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 in his home. 
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.

ACT assets purchased by county commissioner Compton

October 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — County commissioner Greg Compton recently purchased the assets of Advanced Care Transport, Plymouth’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 — who did not want to be named — on the project.

October 22nd

Starke County Treasurer's office closed until further notice

October 22, 2012

STARKE — The Starke County Treasurer’s Office is closed until further notice. Linda Belork was reinstated as Starke County Treasurer Monday morning following Judge John Potter’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

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