Archive - Feb 2013
Mardelle Kaufman VanVactor
Aug. 14, 1919 - Feb. 14, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Mardelle J. Kaufman VanVactor, 93, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, in Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Syracuse.
Born in Marshall County on Aug. 14, 1919, Mardelle was the daughter of Harley and Pearl (Gottchalk) Sarber.
She lived in LaPaz from her birth until 1968 when she moved to Plymouth.
A graduate of LaPaz High School with the class of 1937, she also graduated from the South Bend Business College.
Grace Peters Woodfill
May 23, 1912-Feb. 11, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Grace Madeline Woodfill, lived most of her 100 years in Marshall County. She died Feb. 11, 2013 at the Catherine Kasper Life Center, Donaldson, having been a resident there for the past six years.
Grace was born in Michigan City, on May 23, 1912, the daughter of Louie and Mary (Barfknecht) Peters. She grew up with three siblings: Viola Peters Price, Elmer Peters and Wilmer Peters.
Alice C. Pearson
June 23, 1923 - Feb. 13, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Alice C. Pearson, age 89, of River Park, passed away at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 in her residence.
Alice was born to Michael Joseph and Mary Ellen (Herrick) Bauman on June 23, 1923 in Mishawaka. With her family coming from St. Joseph County, she had been a Marshall County resident since 1931. She attended Hibbard and Culver schools and graduated from Plymouth Lincoln High School in 1941. Alice married her first husband, Gail E. Smith, on March 28, 1942, who is now deceased.
PLYMOUTH â€”Â This weekend, Showland Cinemas will show its first family movie since Christmas. It will be a relief for owner Dave Kinney, who said that business has been down recently because of lack of family-friendly flicks.
â€śWeâ€™ve been struggling a lot for the past month and a half because for some reason Hollywood has been on this kick of R-rated, violent movies,â€ť said Kinney. â€śThatâ€™s just not small town fare.â€ť
Plymouth man charged with baseball bat attack
PLYMOUTH â€” A Plymouth man was jailed Thursday afternoon and charged with aggravated battery after he allegedly struck a man with a baseball bat.
Plymouth police were dispatched to a fight at 707 Pearl St. in Plymouth.
Upon arrival, a 55-year-old Plymouth man was found to have a large wound to the back of his head from being hit by a baseball bat. A 36-year-old Plymouth man also had marks to the side of his head.
After speaking to all the subjects involved, Scott Davis was taken into custody.
STARKE â€” Kathleen Holt, 51,of Knox, was officially charged Friday for the Feb. 13 murder of Ron Worker, 46. Appearing before Judge Kim Hall in Starke Circuit Court, Holt was unemotional as Judge Hall read the charges â€“ â€ścount one of murder by a handgun shot to the chest resulting in death,â€ť which carries a 45- to 55-year sentence. She plead not guilty.
WARSAW â€” Two weeks ago, the Warsaw Girls Swim Sectional shaped up to be largely a battle between the host Tigers and the Culver Academies with a significant drop-off for the rest of the field.
The boys tourney started out in much the same fashion Thursday, with Culver Military Academy and the Tigers crowding out the top eight with 23 and 22 finals berths, respectively, headed into the final round at the Warsaw Boys Sectional Saturday.
A pair of area teams are hoping the old adage that defense wins championships proves true at regionals this weekend.
Class A No. 2 Oregon-Davis showcased its relentless fullfourt pressure last weekend, throwing several different defensive looks at Triton in both the full- and the halfcourt to earn a repeat Sectional 51 championship over the No. 9 Trojans, 76-38, while 3A No. 10 Plymouth rode its signature man-to-man pressure in the halfcourt in another dominant 38-21 Sectional 19 title win against Mishawaka Marian at New Prairie.
Culver routs Satellites
The Cavaliers dished out 20 assists to score with better than 50 percent efficiency, and Culver handed visiting South Central a 59-37 rout at home at John R. Nelson Gymnasium Thursday.
Trent Elliott put up 29 points with eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals, and Collin Stevens finished with 12 points, six assists and two steals. Kyle Vlach finished with six points and seven assists in the win.
South Central was led by Adam Clindanielâ€™s 17.
â€˘ CULVER 59, SOUTH CENTRAL 37
Score by quarters
SC: 11 21 25 37
Culver: 17 32 52 59
Gladys M. Umbaugh
Feb. 2, 1919 - Feb. 11, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Gladys M. (Mrs. Herschell J.) Umbaugh, 94, of Plymouth, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Monday in the Millerâ€™s Merry Manor, Plymouth.
She was born in Missauki County, Mich. on Feb. 2, 1919 to Julia D. (Firestone) and Horace E. Bailey. She was a resident of the Argos and Plymouth area most of her life and graduated from Argos High School with the Class of 1937.