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February 13th

Plymouth’s Stevens signs with Bemidji

February 13, 2013

PLYMOUTH — When Plymouth senior Sam Stevens was little, grandmother Mary Beth Hunter used to take him out to the tennis court for lessons.
“We’re wasting our time,” the young Stevens would say to the Hall of Fame Plymouth tennis coach. “I’m going to play football.”
Not only did Stevens turn out to be right, he turned out to be a pretty good football player, and on Monday he signed on to continue his football career at Division II Bemidji State in Minnesota.

LaVille tops Marian in 2OT

February 13, 2013

Nicholas Amor dropped 35 points, and LaVille outlasted visiting Mishawaka Marian in two overtimes Tuesday, 79-77 at home at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
Andrew Hostetler put up 26 on the strength of six 3-pointers, and he dished out six assists with seven rebounds for the Lancers in the win, which pushes the team to 12-6 on the year.
Marian was led by Notre Dame commit Demetrius Jackson’s 29 points with nine rebounds and six assists and Devni Cannady’s 25.
• LaVILLE 79, MARIAN 77 (2OT)
At Lakeville
Marian 18 29 42 62 71 77
LaVille 14 29 44 62 71 79

Plymouth Board votes to give VTAC space in Old Firehouse

February 13, 2013

PLYMOUTH - The Veterans Theraputic Art Center will have its first home.
VTAC received approval from the Plymouth Board of Public Works and Safety to call the upstairs of the Old Firehouse building their new home.
Larry Balmer of VTAC came before the board with a lease agreement worked out with Plymouth City Attorney Sean Surrisi that would lease the space to the group as a base of operations, place to display art work, to hold some smaller art classes and give a meeting space for veteran related activities.

New property tax assessment could have bigger impact on the city

February 13, 2013

PLYMOUTH - Residents of Plymouth could be in for a surprise in their tax bill for the coming year.
Plymouth Clerk-Treasurer Toni Hutchings gave some numbers to the Plymouth Common Council Monday that point to what could be a difficult tax season. Marshall County had a reassessment of property in 2012 for taxes to be paid in 2013. The reassessment is the first in Indiana since 2002. The numbers coming back have given Hutchings a reason for concern.
The property tax rate for residents of the city of Plymouth will jump from 2.5448 to 2.8582 per $100 of assessed value.

February 12th

Death notices 2-12-13

February 12, 2013

Dorothea ‘Elaine’ Burroughs
Feb. 10, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Dorothea “Elaine” Burroughs, 91, of Plymouth died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at 8:15 p.m.
Notes of condolence may be sent through the website: www.johnson-danielson.com

Teresa J Austin
Feb. 10, 2013
ROCHESTER — Teresa J Austin, 52, of Rochester died at 8:21 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.
Arrangements are pending at the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester.

Linda Marcum
Feb. 11, 2013
ROCHESTER — Linda Marcum, 64, Rochester, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.
Arrangements are pending at Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester

Dale E. Bules

February 12, 2013

Dale E. Bules
March 31, 1922-Feb. 10, 2013
BOURBON — Dale E. Bules, 90, a resident of rural Bourbon, passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 at 1:50 p.m. in Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home of Plymouth with family by his side.
Dale was born the son of Marvin Bules and Carrie Flory Bules at Etna Green on March 31, 1922. He was a lifelong resident of the Bourbon area and a graduate of Tippecanoe High School class of 1940. He was a lifelong farmer and a faithful member of Mount Pleasant Church of the Brethren until its closing and transferred his membership to Plymouth Church of the Brethren.

Sheriff: Jail has become ‘clearing house’ for those with mental health issues

February 12, 2013

MARSHALL CO. — Inmates at the Marshall County Jail have some mental health problems —more so now than ever before according to Sheriff Tom Chamberlin.

Plymouth HS Band Members Advance to State Finals

February 12, 2013

KOKOMO - The Plymouth High School Band was looking golden at this year’s Indiana State School Music Association’s solo and ensemble district competition on Saturday.
Plymouth students took a total of fifty-four solo and ensemble participants to the event. Each event is given a rating of a Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Participation. Fifty of the events from Plymouth High School earned a Gold Award and four of the events earned a Silver Award. None of the events from Plymouth earned a Bronze or Participation Award.

Chargers for Change teaming up against breast cancer

February 12, 2013

DONALDSON — Pink will be the color of the night at the LifePlex on Wednesday as Ancilla College basketball and Marshall County Ounce of Prevention team up for their annual “Chargers for Change” game to raise money and awareness of breast cancer.
The Chargers will take on Kalamazoo Valley Community College to raise money for the charity with the women’s game beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the men’s game to follow.

Cox presented with NLC Lifetime Award

February 12, 2013

PLYMOUTH — The Northern Lakes Conference recently presented former Plymouth head girls basketball coach Dave Cox with the NLC Lifetime Outstanding Service Award and Lifetime Gold Pass to all NLC events.
Prior to his hire as head girls’ coach at Plymouth, Cox spent a combined six years in the Triton, Caston and Plymouth feeder systems. He initiated a Plymouth indoor/outdoor summer league basketball program in 1993 that grew to include over 85 teams and 874 participants across Northern Indiana. 

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