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What to do this weekend in Marshall County

February 1, 2012

FRIDAY, FEB. 3
• Argos High School FFA is holding a chicken and fish fry from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Argos High School cafeteria. Cost is $8 for adults, and $5 for children. Carry-out is available.
SATURDAY, FEB. 4
• Culver-Union Township Public Library will host a Club Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All groups, clubs and organizations are invited to promote their organization. Come for the whole time or just a few hours. Contact Cindy Good in adult services at 574-842-2941 or cgood@culver.lib.in.us.

Death notices 2-1-12

February 1, 2012

Kent N. Adkins
Jan. 25, 2012
WALKERTON — Kent Noel Adkins, 55, of St. Albans, W.Va, formerly of Walkerton, died Jan. 25, 2012 in his home in West Virginia.
Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Krulik of Bremen and Laura Adkins of Knox; two brothers, Jim Adkins of Tennessee and Joe Adkins of Teegarden; three sisters, Donna Erdelyi of Walkerton, Linda Adkins of South Bend and Loretta Smith of Ohio and six grandchildren. 

Albert B. Chipman III

February 1, 2012

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Albert Byron Chipman III, Pioneer of Retail Store Design, disabled World War II veteran, District Rotary Governor, Championship Master Swimmer and City Councilman, passed away Friday evening in Schaumburg.
Albert was born April 29, 1922 in Rochester. He grew up in Plymouth, where his father was the Marshall County Judge. The family lived across from the iconic Midwestern courthouse located on the square in the middle of town where his father presided over court.

Merle Eugene Eckert Sr.

February 1, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Merle Eugene Eckert Sr., 82, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at his residence, 19431 W. Lincoln Way, Plymouth.
Merle was born the son of Floyd and Cora F. Reynolds Eckert Oct. 13, 1929. He had lived in Marshall County all of his life and graduated from LaPaz High School with the class of 1949.
July 6, 1952, in the 1st Assembly of God Church, Merle and Melissa Marie Gaines were married. Melissa died Dec. 7, 2009.
Merle served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Donald L. Fisher

February 1, 2012

Dec. 25, 1922-Jan. 4, 2012
STURGIS, Mich. — Donald L. Fisher, 89, passed away Jan. 4, 2012 at his home in Sturgis, Mich. with his family by his side. Donald was born Dec. 25, 1922 in Plymouth to Floyd and Vera Fisher. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Robert.

Scott Todd Thomas

February 1, 2012

Oct. 28, 1962-Jan. 24, 2012
DECATUR, Ill. — Scott Todd Thomas, 49, of 1640 N. Church St., Decatur, Ill., passed away at 4:40 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at Prairie Rose Health Care Center, in Pana, Ill. 
Scott was born Oct. 28, 1962, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Thomas and Julie (Bethke) Thomas. 

Group plans dog park for Plymouth

February 1, 2012

PLYMOUTH — A local group of canine enthusiasts have banned together and formed the “BOW-WOW Friends” committee.
During a meeting Tuesday the group discussed a number of topics on the construction of a dog park within Centennial Park. Plans are to erect the dog park east of the Freyman Pavilion.
The group is hoping to raise the needed $18,000 to build a fence 6 feet high, 100 feet wide and 300 feet long to enclose dogs that visit the park. It would be an area where dogs could run free, although their masters would need to stay by the fence and monitor their dogs.

1 hospitalized in 3-vehicle crash

February 1, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Jose Valencia Jr., of Plymouth, was traveling northbound on U.S. 31 approaching Tyler Road Monday when he came to a sudden stop. Valencia's vehicle was struck by Valerie M. Austin, of Indianapolis, who was traveling behind him. Kenneth J. Urban, of Lakeville, attempted to avoid the collision but struck Austin's vehicle. No one was injured in the accident, but Valencia was transported to Memorial Hospital in South Bend for evaluation. The Marshall County Sheriff's Department is still investigating the crash.

'Honey church' removes 20 gallons of sticky stuff

February 1, 2012

PLYMOUTH — There’s no locusts, but John the Baptist would still have found a bona fide buffet in the ceiling and walls of Plymouth Church of the Brethren these last few weeks.

CMA clinches perfect dual season

February 1, 2012

BREMEN — When Culver Military Academy’s weary swim team clinched just the second unbeaten dual meet season in program history, the Eagles didn’t celebrate or cheer.
Worn out from a grueling week stretch in which they’ve swum three meets, CMA’s swimmers simply gave a subdued thank you to Bremen for hosting and thanks to both the Lions and Plymouth for the good competition after topping the three-way field with 140 points ahead of Bremen’s 102 and the Pilgrims’ 79 in the Eagles’ regular-season closer at Bremen Tuesday.

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