Archive - Mar 2013
PLYMOUTH â€”Â Every year, the Plymouth Public Library encourages patrons to read one book as a community.
The â€śOne Book One Townâ€ť program is similar to a giant book club â€” one that everyone is welcome to.
â€śThe idea is to promote lifelong literacy and to share ideas â€” so we read one book together,â€ť said Anna Liechty, a Friends of the Library member and the leader of the upcoming community book talk.
This yearâ€™s book is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, a memoir by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.
BOURBON â€” Although last weekendâ€™s sectional championships was Tritonâ€™s sixth straight, it was anything but just another title for the Trojans. For one thing, it may have been the first time in recent years that Triton wasnâ€™t the clear favorite.
Bremen native and Cleveland State University menâ€™s epeeist Levi Young is currently finishing a stellar sophomore season for the Vikings, as he prepares to compete at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships at Notre Dame University this weekend.
The Penn graduate has had a strong year all season long for CSU, adding 14 wins against only four defeats for ninth place in the epee at the Midwest Conference Championships, bringing his record to 78-24 in the process.
PLYMOUTH â€” The American Legion Post 27 Diamond Spyders will be hosting Plymouth High School baseball head coach Ryan Wolfe and Plymouth Youth Travel Team coach Bob Caban for a skills clinic Saturday, March 16.
The clinic, which is open to players age 9 to 12, will cover all fundamentals of pitching, fielding and hitting, and runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Parents are also encouraged to attend to observe methods of teaching their players how to improve their game.
DONALDSON â€”Â There is plenty of anticipation for the 2013 Ancilla baseball campaign.
The Chargers will open their season with a spring trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as they participate in The Ripken Experience, playing nine games March 12-16. The team hosts its first home game March 21 when Holy Cross makes a visit to Donaldson.
Ancilla has a strong returning sophomore class from last yearâ€™s 12-31, 6-20 Michigan Community College Athletic Association campaign.
Roy Howard Freeman
June 2, 1917 â€“ March 3, 2013
SOUTH BEND â€” Roy Howard Freeman died March 3, 2013 at Southfield Village, South Bend, where he had lived for the past eight years. Roy was born June 2, 1917 to Howard and Iva (Gorsline) Freeman in Walkerton. His only sibling, Mary Doan, is deceased.
Annabelle K. Peregrine
May 19, 1925 â€“ March 5, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Annabelle K. Peregrine, age 87, passed away at 1:17 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.
Annabelle was born in Altoona, Pa. on May 19, 1925 to Robert B. and Mildred B. (Estright) Cowan. She attended Bellefonte High School until the 10th grade.
On April 18, 1946 in Plymouth, Annabelle was married to Lawrence W. Peregrine.
Ruth M. Green
March 5, 2013Â
ROCHESTER â€” Ruth M. Green, 80, of Rochester died at 7:40 p.m. March 5 at her home.
She is survived by two daughters, Sheryll Green, Misty (Keith) Eskridge; two sons, William â€śBrianâ€ť (Janelle) Green all of Rochester, Mickey Green of Kewanna; a sister, Janet â€śDollyâ€ť Ballinger of Rochester; three brothers, Merrill (Grace) Azbell of North Manchester, WendellÂ â€śWendyâ€ť (Carol) Azbell of North Vernon, Daryle (Carolyn) Azbell of Peru; and three grandchildren.
MARSHALL CO. â€”Â Spending cuts in Washington could be affecting some Marshall County children soon.
President and CEO of Marshall-Starke Development Center Mike Lintner visited the county commissionersâ€™ meeting Monday to give an annual report. During the report, Lintner said that he was notified Friday that the federal funding for Head Start â€” a preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 from low-income families â€” could be cut by up to 5 percent as a result of the federal sequester.
PLYMOUTH â€” While teams like to stay in a normal routine in tournament time, this week has been anything but normal for Plymouthâ€™s Pilgrims (20-3) as they prepare to face West Lafayette (19-5) in Saturdayâ€™s opening regional contest.
Saturdayâ€™s second game features Gary Wallace (14-7) against Andrean (20-3).
Mother Nature has thrown a wrench in the works for normalcy, but head coach Ryan Bales and his team have done the best they can to work business as usual.