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January 13th

New electives offered at junior high

January 13, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Beginning with the 2012-13 school year, there will be changes at Lincoln Junior High.
LJH Principal Dan Funston presented the proposed changes to the Plymouth School Board this week.
Funston said, “We will be adding three new electives that students will sign up for in the same way they students do at the high school level.”

Faces in the crowd

January 13, 2012

Bremen fans stand during their school's fight song before a game at LaVille earlier this season.

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January 13, 2012

Girls swimming
Lady Pilgrims compete at NLCs
Plymouth’s girls swim team competed in the preliminary round of the Northern Lakes Conference meet Thursday at Concord.
Top finisher for the Lady Pilgrims was Megan Senter, who claimed an 11th place result in the 500 free and a 13th place finish in the 200 free, while Katelyn Brown was 12th in the breaststroke.
Lauren Page finished 15th in the backstroke, and Layne Holloway was 15th in the 100 free and 16th in the 50 free. Lexi Fetters finished 17th in the butterfly,
The final round of the NLCs takes place Saturday at 9 a.m.

January 12th

Davis’ unique perspective encompasses 30 years of town government

January 12, 2012

When Kay Davis exited Culver's town hall the last workday of 2011, the door closed on 30 years of her service to the town of Culver as its deputy clerk, through five clerk treasurers and countless changes, major and minor, in the day-to-day operations which keep the town running. She also represents the only consistent witness to the inner world of town operations in a gradually changing Culver over three decades.

Winter Day at the zoo, plus more weekend events

January 12, 2012

Potawatomi Zoo, South Bend is hosting Winter Day from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The indoor Learning Center will be open and train rides are $2 per person (weather permitting). Admission is $5 per person, 2 and under are free and admission for Potawatomi Zoological Society members is free.
Other weekend events:
FRIDAY, JAN. 13
• The Plymouth Moose will host a buffet dinner — spaghetti and meat balls, ham and scalloped potatoes – from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Guests are welcome. Please contact Tom Williams at 574-936-3530 for more information.

SATURDAY, JAN. 14

PHS dance marathon raises funds for Riley

January 12, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Several Plymouth High School students will have an interesting evening January 28, as they attempt to remain standing for six hours during the school’s first-ever mini Dance Marathon. The event is a fundraiser for Riley’s Children’s Hospital.
“(The students) will stand on their feet for the kids who can’t,” explained event organizer Amy Jacobs.

'Dancing with the Stars' raises money for Neighborhood Center

January 12, 2012

PLYMOUTH — The excitement began about four years ago, when Marshall County Neighborhood Center board member Karen Barden heard about a “Dancing with the Stars” event in South Bend. Barden thought the concept of having community members vote on friends’ and coworkers’ dancing performances might work as a fundraiser for the Neighborhood Center. She was right — and the now-annual event brings in thousands of dollars each year.
“I think people enjoy (seeing) people they know dance, and it’s very entertaining,” said Barden.

Local man wins $2M on scratch-off

January 12, 2012

PLYMOUTH – Ironically, it was just two months ago that Rick Cooper, Jr. was razzed about his comment to “What I’m Thankful For” in this publication’s Thanksgiving edition. Naturally sarcastic, Cooper said, “I’m thankful that tax time is less than two months away.” After all, he has a transmission to replace in his out-of-commission car.

Death notices 1-12-12

January 12, 2012

Esther Irene Flory
Jan. 10, 2012
WYATT — Esther Irene Flory, 86, of Wyatt, died Jan. 10, 2012 at the Bremen Health Care Center.
Survivors include two sons Doug (Connie) Flory of Bremen and Jeff (Sally) Flory of Wyatt, one daughter Carol (Steve) Dhoore of Mishawaka, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
The funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. at the Mishler Funeral Home. Burial will follow the service at St. John Cemetery, Woodland.
Visitation is two hours prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home.

Henry F. ‘Hank’ Hartwell

January 12, 2012

Henry F. ‘Hank’ Hartwell
Jan. 27, 1922 – Jan. 9, 2012

PLYMOUTH — Henry F. “Hank” Hartwell, 89, a Plymouth resident most of his life, passed away at 4:46 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 in Florida Heartland Hospital, Sebring, Fla.
Hank was born Jan. 27, 1922 in North Vernon. He was raised in the Bright-Side Orphanage in Plymouth, and considered Leo and Stella Manuwal his mom and dad. He was a graduate of Plymouth High School.
He was a veteran of WWII, enlisting in the U.S. Navy Sept. 12, 1942 and was discharged Dec. 11, 1945.

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