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April 23rd

Jeffrey C. Whitmer

April 23, 2012

Jeffrey C. Whitmer
April 20, 2012
TYNER — Jeff C. Whitmer, 49, residing in Tyner, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Elkhart General Hospital after a short illness. Jeff was born Sept. 4, 1962 in South Bend and has been a lifelong area resident. He was self-employed specializing in the drywall business.

Death notices 4-21-12

April 23, 2012

John P. Antich
April 19, 2012
GROVERTOWN — John P. Antich, 83, died Thursday, April 19, 2012 in his home. 
He is survived by his wife, Mary; three daughters, Carol Bracich of Hamlet, Pat Nieubuurt of Milford and Chris Palmer of Walkerton; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
There will be no visitation. Private services will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to the family. To leave online condolences, go to

Lauraine Louise Aanerud
April 19, 2012 

Richard Rex Bean

April 23, 2012

Richard Rex Bean
March 23, 1942-April 20, 2012 
PLYMOUTH — Richard Rex Bean, 70, a resident of King Road, Bremen, died following a valiant battle against cancer. A longtime public accountant, he passed away at 5:30 a.m., Friday, April 20, 2012, in the comfort of his home and family.
Dick was born in South Sioux City, Iowa March 23, 1942 the son of Rex and Esther Beam.

Treat on Gala: 'What a place, what a thing'

April 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Longtime Marshall County businessman Budd Treat and his wife Ajean were the recipients of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center’s annual “Catch the Spirit” award, presented Friday at a gala at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth.
The award is presented each year by SJRMC to Marshall County residents who exemplify the spirit of the organization—identified as passionate giving, enthusiastic service, and tenacious vision.

Online bullying at school: What is being done?

April 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Now that many Marshall County students have school-issued laptop computers, school officials are looking seriously into how to deal with bullying that occurs online.
“We are investigating programs that will detect threats made on social media at school,” said Plymouth Community School Corporation superintendent Daniel Tyree. “We want to use the one that we think will be the most effective.”
Tyree said that Plymouth principals are becoming more aware of the need to regularly check student’s computers to ensure threats are not being made.

TCU Athlete of the Week Jacob Bennitt

April 23, 2012

Bremen sophomore Jacob Bennitt moved to 2-0 on the season going six innings giving up five hits with nine strikeouts for three earned runs as the Lions handed Culver a Northern State Conference loss Wednesday.

King's Jewelry Athlete of the Week Kelly Hoeffler

April 23, 2012

Plymouth’s Kelly Hoeffler won in three sets to clinch the Lady Pilgrims a narrow 3-2 win over visiting NorthWood Thursday, Plymouth’s first in the Northern Lakes Conference.

Lady Pilgrims earn split at Royal Center

April 23, 2012

ROYAL CENTER — The Plymouth softball team experienced both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat during a road trip to Royal Center on Saturday in games against Pioneer and Whiting.
The agony of defeat would come first for Plymouth in dropping a 2-1, eight-inning heartbreaker to Pioneer in the opening game of the day. The Lady Pilgrims would bounce back with a last at-bat victory of their own, though, downing Whiting 4-3 on a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh by April Hampton.

Results 4-23

April 23, 2012

Girls tennis
Bremen goes 3-0 at home invite
The Lady Lions won all three of their matches at their home tennis invitational Saturday, beating North Judson and Bethany Christian 4-1 and blanking Tippecanoe Valley to move to 5-2 on the season.
Morgan Smith went unbeaten at 1 singles, earning three straight-set victories, as did Alexa Harshbarger and Andrea Stehler at 2 doubles, while Hanna Arch and Jenessa Morris were unbeaten at 1 doubles with two straight-set wins and a 10-7 super tiebreaker win against Bethany’s Paige Wheeler and Pooja Patel.

April 21st

Culver Relay raises $95,000 so far, focuses on hope, heroes

April 21, 2012

For the fifth year in a row and from across economic, geographic, and age-related boundaries, hundreds gathered at Culver Academies' multi-purpose building Friday night to fight cancer and help bolster a fund-raising marvel for a small, Midwestern community.

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