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April 19th

Carothers is Youth of Year

April 19, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Although Billie Carothers is now 18, headed to college in the fall, and thinking about a future in teaching, executive director of the Marshall County Boys and Girls Club Billie Treber still recalls the day that she met her namesake.
“I remember when she walked into the club for the first time,” said Treber. “She was a little 8-year-old with blond pigtails.”
Treber and Carothers formed a close bond over Carothers’ 10 years as a club member, and Treber will be accompanying Carothers this weekend to compete in a state-wide “Youth of the Year” contest in Indianapolis.

Ralph McFarland

April 19, 2012

Ralph McFarland
April 4, 1940-April 18, 2012
BREMEN — Ralph McFarland, 72, of Bremen, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at home. Ralph was born April 4, 1940 in Plymouth to Roma and Arden (Zimmerman) McFarland.

Death notices 4-19-12

April 19, 2012

Jeremy David Orbik
April 13, 2012
PLYMOUTH — Jeremy David Orbik Jr., Plymouth, was stillborn April 13, 2012, at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
He is survived by his parents, Jeremy and Gabrielle Orbik; his brother, Timothy Orbik; and his grandparents, Jackie and Robert Silveus and Barbara and Kent Springman.
Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 W. Madison St., Plymouth, is assisting the family.
Words of sympathy may be shared at

Robert Allen Waters Sr.
April 18, 2012

Don Wampler

April 19, 2012

Donnas Wampler
Aug. 2, 1923-April 15, 2012
BOURBON — Don, a beloved son, was born Aug. 2, 1923 in Wabash to the late Elmer and Bessie (Collins) Wampler. He received exceptional care and passed away in the home of his loving son, Don Wampler, wife Rebecca and other family members. He was loved by all.
He was a World War II veteran jet mechanic and proud to serve his country. He received his World War II Victory Medal, Honorable Service, Marksman Badge and Carbine Bar. He was a member of the American Legion and affiliated with the Atwood Christian Fellowship Church.

Lady Pilgrims lose game of inches to Concord

April 19, 2012

PLYMOUTH — It was a game of inches in Plymouth’s Centennial Park last night.
A couple more inches left on a hard line drive by April Hampton in the first could have plated two Lady Pilgrims runs early. Another couple inches to the left and Emilee Keilman could have been standing on second base instead of flying out to the center fielder in the gap. And if Bailey Brown could have stretched her arm out two more inches she may have caught a fly ball to right field that ended up a run-scoring triple for Concord.

Lions hand Culver 10-4 NSC loss

April 19, 2012

BREMEN — Success in the game of baseball often requires a short memory.
When Culver’s first three batters went double, double, triple, and the Cavaliers scored three runs in their first five at-bats, it looked like it might be a long night for Bremen. But the Lions put it behind them and bore down with two runs in the bottom of the first, then tacked on another four in the second en route to a 10-4 Northern State Conference defeat of visiting Culver Wednesday night in Bremen.

Results 4-19

April 19, 2012

Plymouth dimed at Concord
Plymouth put up just five hits to Concord’s 13, and the Minutemen handed the Pilgrims a five-inning defeat, 13-3 Wednesday night.
Chase Peters took the loss on the mound for Plymouth giving up seven hits and three walks for three earned runs as Concord plated seven during a big third inning.
Connor Flynn doubled and tripled with two RBI for the Pilgrims in the road loss.
• CONCORD 13, PLYMOUTH 3 (5 inn.)
At Elkhart
Plymouth: 200 01 — 3 5 0
Concord: 007 24 — 13 13 0
Chase Peters (L), Riley Cartwright (3), Cole Mann (4); C. Crowley (W)

April 18th

Coroner requests texting for county-issued phones

April 18, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County Coroner Bill Cleavenger would like to be able to text on the job. Far from being a distraction, however, Cleavenger told county commissioners Monday that texting capabilities on his and his deputies’ county-issued cell phones would make their jobs easier and more efficient.
“Better than 99.5 percent of calls in the last three years have come through the county’s 911 center, and they use computer aided dispatch (CAD),” said Cleavenger.

Lady Trojans edge Whitko

April 18, 2012

BOURBON — Triton’s girls tennis match with Whitko Tuesday was a win-win: The Lady Trojans got the match victory, 3-2, and the Wildcats’ style provided them a sort of sneak preview of tonight’s conference opponent LaVille.
Triton won in straight sets on both doubles courts and at the 1 singles position at home to move to an even 2-2 on the young season.

Results 4-18

April 18, 2012

Boys golf
Plymouth tops 3-way
Plymouth’s boys golf team jumped out to a 2-0 start to its dual meet season, and Bremen fell to both the Pilgrims and Mishawaka Marian in a three-way meet at Plymouth Country Club Tuesday.
Nate Kolter shot a 1-over-par 37 to lead Plymouth, Ben Schenk shot a 40, and John Ruff and Zach Craft both turned in 42s for the consistent Pilgrims.
Bremen was led by Micah Knoblock’s 39, while Kevin Woodyard turned in a 41, followed by Nate Srehler’s 52 and a pair of 56s from Joe Zeltwanger and Brad Foster.

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