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January 23rd

Snowmobile accident lands Bremen man in jail for drunk driving

January 23, 2012

LAKEVILLE — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a personal injury accident involving an intoxicated snowmobiler. Chase Walleske, 29, of Bremen was arrested Sunday evening by Indiana Conservation Officer Mark Richter after Walleske crashed his snowmobile into a concrete barrier on the new US 31 bypass just south of Pierce Road in St. Joseph County. Walleske was riding with a friend at approximately 7 p.m. when he failed to negotiate his snowmobile around the barrier.

Downtown Plymouth wi-fi now available

January 23, 2012

PLYMOUTH — After months of planning, downtown Plymouth, businesses and residents are now able to connect to a free Wi-Fi service within the business district.
Friday, Mayor Mark Senter, Marshall County Economic Development Director Jennifer Laurent, and PIDCO (Plymouth Industrial Development Corporation) representative Mark Gidley held a short press conference at Java Trail where they demonstrated the new service.
In 2011, several stakeholders contracted with DC Tech Solutions, a local Plymouth based IT firm, to deploy WiFi connectivity to most of the downtown in a few short months.

OD grad cheers with Purdue at national championship

January 23, 2012

HAMLET — Oregon-Davis grad and current Purdue sophomore Kelsey Minix recently returned from the 2012 UCA College Cheerleading national championship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Minix, who competed in Florida her junior and senior year of high school and her freshman year of college at Indiana University Bloomington, said that this year's event was especially challenging as it was her first time competing on a coed team.
"We were in Division I, and it was the hardest division down there," said Minix. "I wasn't used to going up against so many other schools on a coed team."

January 20th

Bittersweet home match: Goodbye seniors, goodbye pool

January 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Thurs-day night marked the end of swim competition in the Plymouth High School pool. After more than 35 years of use, the pool has become in disrepair and is scheduled to be closed forever.
Head Swim Coach Leanne Senter said, “Tonight’s meet will be bittersweet,” adding she has been coaching swim teams for 10 years and is in her seventh year as the head coach, and fourth as diving coach. “I’ve seen a lot of kids grow up in this pool and it’s just like home to us.”

Death notices 1-19-12

January 20, 2012

Henry Lee Willhite Sr.
Jan. 15, 2012
CULVER — Henry Lee Willhite Sr., 79, of Culver died Monday, Jan. 15, 2012 at his residence.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys Willhite of Culver; sons, Michael Lee Willhite of Culver, Henry Lee Willhite Jr. of Culver; brothers, Lawrence Willhite of Milwaukee, Wis., Roosevelt Willhite of Eldorado, Ark.; sister, Pearlie Mae Price of Milwaukee, Wis.; and one grandchild.

Harold Teter

January 20, 2012

Harold Teter
Nov. 14, 1931-Jan. 16, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Harold D. Teter, 80, P.O. 506, Plymouth, IN, 46563, passed away Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, at 10:49 a.m., at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Harold was born Nov. 14, 1931, in Decatur, Ill., to H. Leo and Hazel (Babcock) Teter. Harold served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Harold and Donna Lee Corwin were married Aug. 3, 1951.

Death notices 1-20-12

January 20, 2012

Martha L. Elston
Jan. 18, 2012
AVILLA — Martha L. Elston, 80, of Avilla died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.

Death notices 1-20-12

January 20, 2012

Martha L. Elston
Jan. 18, 2012
AVILLA — Martha L. Elston, 80, of Avilla died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.

Mark E. McKrill

January 20, 2012

Mark E. McKrill
Jan. 17, 2012
HUNTERTOWN — Mark E. McKrill, 47, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012 surrounded by his family.
Mark was born in Warsaw to Benjamin Lester and Sally (Bunting) McKrill. Growing up in Warsaw he loved hunting, riding mini bikes, and playing baseball and football. He was a 1982 graduate of Warsaw High School and a 1987 graduate of Manchester College. He earned an accounting degree and passed the CPA exam on his first attempt!

After-school program teaches fitness, healthy habits

January 20, 2012

PLYMOUTH — For the kids in the Adventures after School program at Fitness Forum, afternoons aren’t just for hanging out and relaxing in front of the TV.
“We try to get them doing some kind of (physical) activity when they are here with us,” said Julie Stauffer, who co-leads the group with husband Rich Stauffer.

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