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Death notices 5-22

May 22, 2012

Robert K. Winterrowd
May 20, 2012
ROCHESTER — Robert K. “Bob” Winterrowd, 76, died at 7:25 a.m., Sunday, May 20, 2012 at his home.
Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Marlowe Heckaman
Jan. 6, 2012
BREMEN — Marlowe Heckaman, 96, formerly of Bremen, died, Jan. 6, 2012.
He is survived by a sister, Monvilo Harrison of Florida.
Burial will be in Bremen Cemetery, Bremen, with a small graveside ceremony July 10, 2012 at 3 p.m.
The Mishler Funeral Home in Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements.

May 21, 2012

May 22, 2012

Max J. Watkins
Feb. 28, 1931-May 18, 2012
BOURBON — Max J. Watkins, 81, of Bourbon passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at 6:51 p.m. in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of South Bend.
Max was born the son of Henry Watkins and Catherine Miller Watkins Feb. 28, 1931 at Bourbon. He was a lifelong resident of Bourbon. Max was a graduate of Bourbon High School class of 1949. Max was joined in marriage Jan. 3, 1953 to Eleanor Hazen who survives. He was a lifetime member of Hepton Union Church.

Marathon gas station found selling synthetic marijuana

May 22, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Officers with the Marshall County Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team with the assistance of the Marshall County Police, Indiana State Police, and State Excise Police executed a search warrant at the Marathon gas station located near the intersection of U.S. 30 and Queen Road May 9.
During the search, multiple packages of synthetic marijuana were located and seized. The establishment was issued a citation from the Indiana State Excise Police. No arrests were made, but a formal criminal case is being forwarded to the Marshall County Prosecutor's Office.

3 arrested for meth near Cook Lake

May 22, 2012

MARSHALL CO. — Terry Kovacs, Jr., Jenny Keeton, and Christa Padilla were arrested Monday at approximately 6:30 p.m. at a residence on Cook Lake Trail.
The Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team of Marshall County executed a search warrant at the address after a four month investigation. They were assisted by the Marshall County Police, Bremen Police, Indiana State Police, and Plymouth Police. During the search multiple items associated with manufacturing methamphetamine were located and three suspects arrested.

Culver man arrested in $1.39 million drug bust

May 22, 2012

CULVER – A Culver man was taken to the Fulton County jail after a Monday morning drug bust of nearly $1.4 million in marijuana.

55-year-old Kevin Back was charged with dealing, possessing, and growing marijuana, and maintaining a common nuisance, after what Fulton County police describe as a three-month investigation.

Back was allegedly growing 1,139 marijuana plants at a home on North State Road 17 in Culver. Officers, bearing a search warrant, found the plants as well as indoor growing equipment at the residence during an 8:15 a.m. raid.

Backpack program feeds kids over weekend

May 22, 2012

PLYMOUTH — 25 students at Menominee Elementary School have been eating a little more over the weekends since November, thanks to a national non-profit program called “Blessings in a Backpack.”
Chris Garner and Ellen Stillson, two local moms, decided to begin the Blessings program at Menominee this year, with principal Michael Dunn’s approval. Each Friday, Garner and Stillson fill 25 backpacks with two breakfast items, two juice pouches, two lunches, and two snacks, and deliver the backpacks to the kids.

County to reinstate K-9 for Sheriff's Dept.

May 22, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County Sheriff Tom Chamberlin told county commissioners Monday that he is looking into reinstating a K-9 unit for the Sheriff’s Department.
“We’ve had an absence of a dog since 2010 when our former dog retired,” said Chamberlin.
He added that job duties for the officer paired with a dog had been posted at the Sheriff’s Department, and he had three candidates as of Friday.
“We are not hiring anybody, I want to make that clear,” said Chamberlin. “This is going to be a lateral move within the department.”

Bremen beats LaVille at Westview

May 22, 2012

TOPEKA — Even after its last conference win over LaVille, Bremen wasn’t getting ahead of itself in its sectional opener.
The Lady Lions’ plan was simply to get on top and stay there, and they executed that game plan to perfection Monday.
Bremen battled back from an early 1-0 deficit with two runs in the bottom of the first, then tacked on another two in the third for a 4-1 cushion en route to a 7-2 tournament-opening victory at the Class 2A Westview Sectional.

Pilgrims pass pre-sectional check-up with 10-0 win vs Knox

May 22, 2012

By Ryan Carroll

PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth baseball team had its final check-up of the regular season before starting sectionals on Thursday.
Everything checked out okay.
The Pilgrims cranked out 10 runs on 12 hits and had an errorless game behind a solid pitching performance by Jordan Scheetz in a 10-0, five-inning victory over the Knox Redskins.

Knox’s Gierlowski chooses Ancilla

May 22, 2012

KNOX — Kerstin Gierlowski has accomplished a first for Knox softball.
The Lady Redskins senior recently signed her Letter of Intent to play softball for Ancilla College in the 2012-2013 season, becoming the first player from the program to play at the collegiate level.
Knox head coach Ron Kukula was excited for his left fielder.
“This is our first softball player to go on to play in college,” he said. “I know Kerstin will do her best to help Ancilla.”

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