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Charles (Bill) Baker

January 5, 2013

Charles (Bill) Baker
June 8, 1927-Jan. 3, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Charles “Bill” Baker, 85, of Plymouth, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at 5:55 a.m., at Miller’s Merry Manor, in Plymouth. 
Bill was born June 8, 1927, in Plymouth, to Samuel and Edna (Switzer) Baker. Bill and Martha A. Roahrig were married Feb. 4, 1950, in Bourbon. Bill worked for the American Breeders Association and also raised his own cattle on his farm. He served on the Marshall County Soil and Conservation Board.

Edith Annette Bentley Strait

January 5, 2013

Edith Annette Bentley Strait
Oct. 17, 1906-Oct. 24, 2012
CULVER — Edith Annette Bentley Strait passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at her winter home in San Benito, Texas one week after her 106th birthday. Edith, a long time resident of Culver, was the only child of George and Annette Marshall Bentley. She was born Oct. 17, 1906 at Walled Lake, Mich. She began her education in a one-room school and attended high school in Pontiac, Mich. In 1928, she graduated with honors from Albion College in Michigan where she met and married her loving husband Walter.

Death notices 1-5-13

January 5, 2013

Lucille M. Drane
Jan. 2, 2013
KNOX — Lucille M. Drane, 65, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Survivors include: three brothers, David Drane of Winamac, Donald Whitesell of Florida and Willard Whitesell Jr. of Plymouth; one sister, Violet Nelson of Oregon; and one sister-in-law, Hilda Wacasey of Knox.

Death notices 1-4-13

January 5, 2013

Marjorie E. Scherf
Jan. 1, 2013
HAMLET — Marjorie E. Scherf, 73, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 at IU Health LaPorte Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Milton; one daughter, Melissa (David) Gates of Kewanna; two sons, Paul (Denise) Scherf of Dallas, Texas and Peter (Rhonda) Scherf of Michigan City; seven grandchildren and one sister, Patricia (Duke) Harms of Illinois.

Anna M. Keltz

January 5, 2013

Anna M. Keltz
Sept. 24, 1938-Jan. 1, 2013
GROVERTOWN — Anna M. “Ann” Keltz, 74, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.

Annual fundraiser for St. Michael is Jan. 25

January 4, 2013

By Lydia Beers
Staff Writer

PLYMOUTH — This year, St. Michael Catholic School in Plymouth will again host “A Night in Italy” fundraising dinner.
“All proceeds (from the event) go to the school’s annual fund, which in the past has been used for items like the Olweus Bullying Program,” said Ryan Jessen, member of the school board.”The annual fund provides a way to bridge the gap between the tuition and the actual costs of education the children enrolled at Saint Michael.”

Marshall County utility seeking scrap thieves

January 4, 2013

PLYMOUTH - For the past few months Marshall County REMC workers and customers have noticed an increase in a very specific crime.
“It stems back into early summer when we were changing out a lot of poles and equipment around the area,” said Dave Lewallen of Marshall County REMC. “Our lineman noticed that on a lot of poles the copper covered ground wire was missing off of the poles as far us as could be reached from the ground. In some cases we don’t know how long they had been like that.”

Rockies down Memorial in match-up of NLC unbeatens

January 4, 2013

PLYMOUTH — Plymouth’s wrestling team had been waiting a year for another shot at Elkhart Memorial following last year’s shutout at the hands of the Chargers.
The Rockies made the most of their opportunity Thursday, topping Memorial 39-31 in a back-and-forth thriller between Northern Lakes Conference unbeatens at home at The Rock.

Trojans top Elkhart Christian minus Yeo

January 4, 2013

BOURBON — With Clay Yeo out with a concussion, the Triton Trojans were able to come up with a strong defensive effort to defeat the Elkhart Christian Academy Eagles 44-37 Thursday at the Trojan Trench.
Triton coach Jason Groves knew that their defense would be what would keep the Trojans in this game.

Pilgrim gymnastics opens season with championship at Blue Blazer Invite

January 4, 2013

ELKHART — The Plymouth High School gymnastics team opened its 2013 campaign Thursday night at Elkhart Central with the Blue Blazer Invitational.
The season started on a high note for the Lady Pilgrims as they claimed both the team title and the pairs title at the five-team invite.
Plymouth defeated the host Blue Blazers 99.1 to 98.9 to claim the championship. Wawasee was third with a 93.55, Lakeland fourth with a 90.85, and Warsaw finished in fifth with a 89.8.

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